Pack a powerful cardiovascular workout in a portable in-home cardio machine with the Sunny First Avenue FA-7967 Treadmill with three manual incline levels. Take advantage of the sturdy frame with a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs. In addition, the propriety soft drop system ensures that your floors are never damaged when unfolding this treadmill.
Use the FA-7967 onboard fitness console to track time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate and access the pre-installed workout modes and BMI calculator. Unfortunately, the console is not telemetric. Therefore, it doesn’t sync with fitness bands or wireless HR chest straps. In addition, the pulse reading function is grip contact only.
The Sunny First Avenue Treadmill FA-7967 comes equipped for your devices; place a tablet onto the built-in tablet holder and charge your device with the onboard USB port. Listen to music wirelessly when connecting your tablet to the treadmill via Bluetooth.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: Sunny First Avenue Treadmill FA-7967
Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
My rating: 8.5/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 60L x 29.5W x 47H inches (152L x 75W x 119H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 48.7L x 17W inches (123L x 43W cm)
- Assembled weight: 104 lbs (47 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 1.6 HP, 0.5 – 7.5 MPH
- Incline: Manual, three levels
- Console programs: 12 preset, 3 HRC, one body fat, one manual, three user profiles
- Extras: Sound system, Bluetooth, USB charging port, bottle holders, the device holder
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
FA-7967 Frame Construction
The Sunny First Avenue treadmill FA-7967 features a steel frame of rectangular tubing with a gray corrosion-resistant paint finish. The machine also integrates several thermoplastic parts in its construction. For example, the motor cover, the side rail covers, and the console dashboard are made of durable thermoplastic materials.
The fully assembled trainer is not too large. Its footprint is only 60″L x 29.5″W (152 x 75 cm), so it can fit pretty well even into a small room or apartment. However, it is advisable to allow at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, and at least three feet at the rear, for ease of access and safe usage.
This Sunny First Avenue treadmill is slightly lighter than the FA-7966 model I’ve covered. However, it weighs approximately 104 lbs (47 kg), so two people should carry the packaged unit. Once assembled, one person can relocate the treadmill as its front base frame has transport wheels.
Like many other treadmills made for home use, the Sunny Fitness Avenue FA-7967 has a folding frame. Its deck folds up so that the machine can offer better storage possibilities. With the deck folded up, the unit’s footprint remains approx. 36″L x 29.5″W (91 x 75 cm), while its height reaches 49″ (124 cm).
The folding mechanism involves a hydraulic element. As a result, it doesn’t fold up automatically, like some commercial treadmills. Still, the hydraulic feature is quite useful when unfolding the deck as it lowers it slowly, preventing damage to the floor.
Deck construction and incline
The Sunny FA-7967 is a light-capacity treadmill made for home use. Therefore, it lacks a solid deck like a commercial model. However, it can still support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg).
It offers a walking surface of 48.7″L x 17″W (123 x 43 cm). Therefore, it accommodates users up to 6’0″ (183 cm) or even taller if they only perform walking or light jogging workouts.
The treadmill has a multi-layered belt with a thick, rubberized top layer for improved contact. The rollers’ diameter is not specified, but they come crowned to provide superior traction and belt stability. In addition, they also integrate sealed bearings for a smooth motion.
The machine’s deck doesn’t have visible cushioning elements on its sides like other treadmills but does integrate eight rubber cushions (4 on each side) concealed by the side rail covers. These reduce the impact of each foot strike, resulting in less shock on your joints and lower back.
The Sunny First Avenue treadmill FA-7967 comes equipped with a manual incline system. Thus, you cannot adjust the deck’s incline during the workout.
The incline system comprises two folding foot stabilizers at the deck’s rear corners. These are heavy-duty thermoplastic materials. Each folding foot has three adjustment holes to lock it in the desired position via a removable metallic rod.
The incline provided by the two adjustable rear stabilizers is not extreme. When folded up, the deck offers a slope of approximately 2°. When unfolded, the running platform is almost at 0°.
The height of the step-up deck is approximately 7″ (18 cm) when the rear stabilizers are unfolded (or locked in the highest position). Therefore, to avoid inconveniences, using this treadmill in a room with a ceiling at least 10″ (25 cm) higher than the tallest user’s height is advisable.
FA-7967 Drive motor
The Sunny FA-7967 treadmill is for walking and jogging workouts. It comes equipped with a 1.6 HP motor. Although it doesn’t offer a commercial treadmill motor’s peak power, it still allows one to walk or jog relatively long without losing performance or overheating.
It is advisable to stop the treadmill and rest the motor for at least 10 minutes after every 2 hours of usage.
The motor offers a speed range between 0.5 and 7.5 MPH, and the speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. Speed adjustment controls are integrated into the right grip and on the console. In addition, there are six quick speed selection keys for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 MPH.
Since the machine’s motor only offers a peak power output of 1.6 HP, its power consumption is minimal. Therefore, even if you use it daily, it shouldn’t add more than a few dollars to the electricity bill. The motor itself doesn’t generate a lot of noise when in use, but depending on how fast you go, your cadence may create some noise.
The Sunny FA-7967 treadmill has a reasonably decent console for a home-use machine. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have online connectivity and is not compatible with any online fitness apps. However, it offers several workout programs.
The first workout program is the Manual mode. This program allows you to adjust the speed manually throughout your workout. Each one of the P1-P12 preset programs has its segment layout engraved on the console.
For each program, you will have to set up a total duration, and since each program has 20 segments, the time of each segment will be 1/20 of the whole selected period. Furthermore, the programs will auto-adjust the speed of the belt.
Three user programs, three HRC programs, and one Body Fat program are available. The three user programs are U1, U2, and U3. You can create your custom segment layout for each of them, save it, and reuse it whenever you want.
The HRC programs have preset speed limits. In addition, they depend on your heart rate, so you must hold on to the sensors integrated into the machine’s side grips to use them. The treadmill automatically adjusts the belt’s speed when an HRC program is used to keep you in the selected heart rate interval.
And finally, the Body Fat program calculates your body mass index based on age, gender, height, and weight.
The console features an LCD with a blue LED backlight. It indicates time, distance, speed, calories burned, and heart rate.
The speed and distance are in Imperial units (mph and miles), but metric units (kmh, kilometers) are also available. Unfortunately, the console is not telemetric and doesn’t sync with wireless HR chest straps.
Other notable console features are the sound system, the USB charging port, the bottle holder, and the device holder. The sound system consists of two speakers visible on each side of the console. In addition, it has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can sync your smartphone or tablet with the console to play your music through the integrated speakers.
The USB port only offers a device charging function. You cannot transfer workout data via a USB flash drive. The bottle holders are on each side of the console dashboard, large enough to accommodate any hydration bottle. And finally, the device holder consists of a small shelf above the console controls, supporting your tablet or smartphone.
FA-7967 Assembly and Maintenance
The treadmill comes pre-assembled and folded. All you have to do for the assembly is unfold the two upright bars with the console, lock the two console masts properly, and attach the joint covers. Thus, it shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes of your time. All the necessary tools come with the machine, and the manual provides clear assembly instructions and attached illustrations.
Once assembled, the deck requires lubrication before the first use. A bottle of lubricant comes with the treadmill. In addition, the console has a lubrication reminder function and should notify you when you should lubricate the deck again. After that, you only have to clean the machine, especially the belt, periodically check for loose bolts and parts, and re-align the belt.
- Compact design;
- Folding deck with soft-drop mechanism;
- Transport wheels;
- Integrated deck cushioning;
- Manual incline, three levels (0° – 2°)
- Speed range between 0.5 and 7.5 MPH;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH;
- The side grips have built-in speed controls;
- Quick selection speed controls for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 MPH;
- Low power consumption;
- LED-backlit display;
- 12 preset workout programs;
- Three user profiles;
- 3 HRC programs;
- Body Fat calculator;
- Lubrication reminder function;
- The sound system included;
- Bluetooth connectivity for the speakers;
- USB charging port;
- Tablet holder included;
- Bottle holders built into the dashboard;
- Pulse reading function;
- A minor assembly is required;
- Little maintenance is needed;
- Decent warranty.
- A tablet placed on the device holder may cover the console LCD;
- The console does not have online connectivity.
Sunny First Avenue Treadmill FA-7967 Summary
The Sunny First Avenue Treadmill FA-7967 is an electric treadmill designed for walking and jogging. It has a 1.6 HP motor, a three-level manual incline system, a console with multiple workout programs, a sound system, and a USB charging port.
Moreover, it’s a tremendous home-use machine for light to medium cardio workouts, stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss. In all, it’s a reasonably decent trainer, offering excellent value for the price.
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Please remember to consult your physician to determine if you have any medical or physical conditions that could risk your health and safety or prevent you from using the equipment properly. In addition, your physician’s advice is essential if you are taking medication that affects your heart rate, blood pressure, or cholesterol level.