Is The Reebok i-Run Treadmill Clever Enough Beside That Smart Fold?
There is something slightly robotic to it, especially with the iRun name. Still, there are some high hopes that Reebok have another user-friendly, effective machine here. Are users happy with what they receive?
The Pros and Cons of this Reebok i-Run Treadmill:
- there is a compact and apartment friendly shape
- the are enough settings for a productive workout
- it is pretty comfortable to use
- a bit difficult to set up the first time around
- a little heavy
This Reebok i-Run Smart At-home Treadmill is machine that should offer a great workout in the comfort of the home.
There are plenty of users that appreciate the shape and size of this machine, as an at-home model. The profile is pretty small anyway when up and running. Yet, there is also an “innovative” folding mechanism that fixes a common problem with running machines.
This one can fold completely flat, so that the console and handles are in line with the running deck. This is a great idea for those short on space. Another aspect that makes this apartment friendly is the fact that it is so quiet.
This may be apartment friendly, but there are enough settings and comfort features to mimic a more high end model. There are 13 user programmes in total, with two levels of incline.
Users appreciate the comfort from the eight piece cushioning system on the decent sized deck. This belt measures 120 x 41cm for those with a longer stride length. The performance is topped off by the hand grip pulse sensor and other data available on the console.
The problem with this Reebok i-Run Folding Treadmill comes with the initial set up. From there everything is simple.
Assembly can often be a problem with machines like these treadmills. That is why is it so nice to see that this one is 100% assembled on delivery. This means that there are no fiddly components and wiring to deal with. The belt and console should be ready to go.
However, there are two issues experienced by users here. The first is that this pre-assembled frame means that it is quite heavy to get this Reebok treadmill into place. This really needs a spot in a garage – or at least on the ground floor. The other problem comes with the manual and interface. There is a bit of a steep learning curve on the settings. Once users have a few test runs, they can enjoy this machine with relative ease.
What does this all mean for the final verdict on this Reebok i-Run ?
There are improvements that Reebok could make with this running machine. A more streamlined approach to the settings, or just a better manual, should be enough to keep most people happy. The weight is something buyers have to live with because of the pre-assembly.
That weight also helps with the sturdy feel of this apartment-friendly model. With time, users can enjoy their workout on this Reebok treadmill and make the most of all the features and programmes.