Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill | Run, Walk, Dash, or Climb

Run, walk, dash, or climb with the Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill. Reduce impact with each stride on the spacious deck with built-in shock absorption technology as you power your way through 15 pre-installed workouts or your favorite routine.

The SF-T7917 features a 2.5 HP drive motor to power your cardio workout with speeds up to 10mph. Increase the intensity of your workout with 15 levels of automatic incline. In addition, enjoy a wide and safe running belt (52L x 19W in) that provides a comfortable workout area for your feet, which will allow you to move without worrying about drifting off the side of the machine comfortably.

The Sunny Performance SF-T7917 treadmill fitness console features 15 pre-installed workouts and three custom user workout entries to challenge your fitness. Track your fitness progress using the BMI calculator software and onboard stats like time, speed, distance, heart rate, and calories burned. Stay connected to your favorite smart device via USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

Learn more in my complete review below!

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill
Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

Product: Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

Price: For a great deal on this gym, merely go here to Sunny Health & Fitness.com

Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days

My rating: 8.75/10

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Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 69L x 32W x 56H inches (175L x 81W x 142H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 52L x 19W inches (132L x 48W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
  • Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
  • Motor: 2.5 HP
  • Speed range: 0.6 – 10 MPH
  • Incline: Automatic, 15 levels
  • Console: 15 preset programs, three user programs, three target settings, and BMI
  • Extras: Tablet holder, accessory trays, sound system, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity
  • Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days

SF-T7917 Frame construction

Like most other treadmills, the Sunny SF-T7917 has a steel frame. In addition, its base and deck support users up to 265 lbs (120 kg), which is not bad for a home-use machine. In its construction, all the steel bars come powder-coated with a rust-resistant and chip-resistant paint finish, gray and black.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

The machine’s body integrates a few ABS parts as well. The most notable ones are the motor cover, the side rail covers, and the console dashboard.

The fully assembled treadmill is smaller than other models. It is approximately 69″ (175 cm) long and 32″ (81 cm) wide. Its highest point is the console’s top, which reaches 56″ (142 cm) above floor level. Therefore, it is advisable to leave at least three feet of clearance at the rear of the deck and at least two feet of clearance on each side of it, safe usage, and ease of access.

The Sunny SF-T7917 treadmill is relatively heavy. It weighs approx. 148 lbs (67 kg), so two people should carry the boxed unit. However, once assembled, its front base frame integrates a set of wheels for relocation.

Deck

This Sunny treadmill is foldable. Its deck can fold up to save space. With the deck folded, the machine’s length reduces to 32″ (81 cm), while its height gains approx. one inch. The folding mechanism consists of a hydraulic cylinder, which is helpful when unfolding the deck as it slows its lowering, preventing damage to the deck or the floor.

Compared to other treadmills in this price and feature range, the Sunny SF-T7917 comes equipped with a unique cushioning system.

Two significant cushioning elements are visible on each side of the deck, and one other pair is at the treadmill’s front. They reduce the shock generated during each foot strike. Therefore, running on this machine will result in less workout-related joint pain.

The treadmill comes equipped with a multi-ply belt designed to provide superior adherence to any athletic shoes. In addition, it offers a running surface of 52″L x 19″W (132 x 48 cm). Therefore, the machine accommodates users up to 6’3″ (190 cm), allowing a complete stride during running. Thus, the machine’s platform shouldn’t be restrictive for walking workouts for users of any size, as long as they don’t exceed the 265 lbs (120 kg) weight limit.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill
Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

SF-T7917 Incline and step-up height

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7917 treadmill comes equipped with a motorized incline system. This means you can adjust the incline during workouts; also, the machine has several workout programs that automatically adjust the incline.

The machine’s incline system consists of a metallic lift placed under the deck at the front and a separate drive motor. The motor will activate the lift and elevate or lower the deck’s front as you adjust the incline or the console automatically adjusts.

There are 15 levels of incline available, and the maximum incline level offers a ramp of approx—15 °. There are gradual adjustment controls on the console and integrated into the left grip, and they’re’ also are quick incline selection keys on the console for the 3, 6, and 9 incline levels.

The deck’s step-up height is approx—11″ (28 cm) when the incline is 0%. Conversely, the deck’s front gains a few inches in height with the highest level of incline. Therefore, to avoid any ceiling height issues, make sure that the ceiling height in the room where you’ll be using the machine is at least 22″ – 23″ (56-58 cm) higher than your size.

Drive motor

The Sunny Performance SF-T7917 treadmill comes equipped with a 2.5 HP motor to support prolonged workouts at top speeds without overheating or losing performance. It also comes equipped with a small flywheel for improved motion stability and reduced vibration.

The unit’s motor offers a speed range between 0.6 MPH and 10 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. This allows you to adapt your pace when changing the speed quickly.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 treadmill
Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

Just like the incline, the console offers controls for gradual speed adjustment and quick speed adjustment. The quick selection speed controls are for 2 MPH, 4 MPH, and 6 MPH.

Like any other motorized treadmill, the Sunny SF-T7917 needs a connection to an external power source (120V). Therefore, it features a cable with a US-type (3-prong) plug. The connector for it is at the front part of the deck and the On/Off switch.

In terms of generated noise, this treadmill is not too loud. The motor itself is not noisy, but when running on the deck, the sound of your cadence will make noise, especially if you are close to the maximum specified user capacity (265 lbs).

Regarding power consumption, the machine shouldn’t add more than a few dollars a month to your electricity bill, even with daily use.

SF-T7917 Console

The Sunny Performance SF-T7917 treadmill comes equipped with a fitness console. It features an LCD with an LED backlight for improved readability. The display divides into multiple sub-sections so you can view all the workout metrics at once. It shows time, distance, speed, incline, calories burned, and pulse.

The speed and distance display in MPH and miles. The console cannot read your pulse from an HR chest strap transmitter. So, to benefit from a pulse reading, you must hold on to the sensors integrated into the machine’s side grips.

Like many other Sunny treadmills, the SF-T7917 model doesn’t have online connectivity, nor is it compatible with any online fitness apps. However, it offers a pretty consistent base of programs.

First, the Manual Program allows you to adjust the speed and incline as you like during the workout. Also, for the Manual Program, you can select target values for time, distance, and calories burned.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

Next, the console offers 15 workout programs. These are all interval-based, and they automatically adjust both the speed and incline of the deck. Each program divides into 20 sections, and you can select a time for it, so each section will have a duration of the chosen time divided by 20.

Three custom user programs and a BMI function also come included. The console allows you to create and save three different programs with your speed and incline settings. This feature is helpful if three other persons use the machine to keep their program settings. The BMI (Body Mass Index) program calculates your body fat percentage based on your age, height, weight, and gender input.

Amenities

The machine’s console makes available several other notable functions. Among them, we can count the sound system, the USB port, the tablet holder, and the two accessory trays. The sound system consists of two speakers, one on each side of the console. It connects to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and allows you to play your music through the integrated speakers.

The USB port is only for device charging purposes, and you cannot export your workout data via cable or USB stick. The tablet holder consists of a small shelf under the console display. The space between this shelf and the display is relatively wide, so a tablet placed on it won’t cover your workout data.

And finally, the two accessory trays mold into the console dashboard; they are large enough to accommodate hydration bottles or other small accessories that you might want to have at hand while you’re running.

SF-T7917 Assembly and Maintenance

This Sunny treadmill comes pre-assembled. You only have to unfold it and tighten the two bars that sustain the console in an upright position and plug the machine in. This shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes. All the necessary instructions are in the manual, and all the tools for it come included with the machine.

In terms of maintenance, the belt needs to be lubricated periodically. Although it comes pre-lubricated, you should add a bit of extra lubricant before the first use. A bottle of lubricant comes with the treadmill. In addition, it would help if you cleaned the belt to prevent any debris from being caught in the motor.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill
Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill

Pros

  • Sturdy deck – can support users up to 265 lbs;
  • Folding design;
  • Soft-drop unfolding mechanism;
  • Transport wheels;
  • Significant cushioning elements integrated into the deck;
  • 15 levels of automatic incline;
  • Speed settings up to 10 MPH;
  • Pulse sensors integrated into the side grips;
  • Speed and incline controls integrated into the side grips;
  • Low power consumption;
  • Multi-window LCD which tracks time, distance, speed, incline, calories, and pulse;
  • 15 preset workout programs;
  • Three user programs;
  • Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
  • BMI function included;
  • Tablet holder included;
  • Large accessory trays;
  • USB charging port;
  • Bluetooth sound system;
  • Very easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Excellent warranty.

Cons

  • No preset heart rate programs;
  • No online connectivity.

Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill Summary

The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7917 is a mid-range treadmill for home use. It features a 2.5 HP motor with a speed range between 0.6 and 10 MPH, 15 levels of automatic incline, excellent deck cushioning, and a console with 15 pre-installed programs.

Moreover, it’s a machine for light to medium-intensity cardio workouts, interval training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss. It’s not the most affordable trainer in this price range but does offer great value and quality for the price.

I hope you found this article helpful and informative. Would you please speak up if you have anything you’d like to share on the topic or any opinions about my website? I look forward to your comments, questions, and the sharing of ideas.

4 thoughts on “Sunny Performance SF-T7917 Treadmill | Run, Walk, Dash, or Climb”

  1. I work out at the Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach, VA, and I use the Life Fitness Treadmill while I’m there. It allows you to connect to Netflix or Hulu and pick your calories to burn, your terrain to run, and the incline you want, whether flat, rolling hills, or random. I have been seriously looking at purchasing my own. Which one do you recommend that is most affordable and efficient at the same time? Are you aware or familiar with Life Fitness equipment?

    Reply
    • Hi Timothy, thanks for stopping by and inquiring about Life Fitness. Yes, I am aware of the brand. There are club-quality machines and expensive.

      May I suggest that you look at the new Bowflex Treadmill 10 or the Bowflex Treadmill 22? They have all of the features that you talked about and are much more affordable.

      Would you please let me know if I can ever be of assistance? I’d be glad to help.

      Kind regards,

      Robert 

      Reply
  2. There are several things I like and one that I dislike. So let me start with what I feel is a flaw. And it’s the absence of a heart rate program.
    But I feel they nail it with all the other features. I like the sturdy construction and that it’s foldable for storage. But what I like the most are the cushioning elements integrated into the deck.

    Reply
    • Hi Abel, thanks for stopping by. There is a pulse reading function available on this treadmill. To benefit from a pulse reading, you must hold on to the sensors integrated into the machine’s side grips. Would you please let me know if I can ever be of any further assistance? I’m glad to be of help.

      Kind regards, Robert

      Reply

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