Is The X-LITE II Motorised Folding Running Machine As User-Friendly As Hoped?
There are many treadmills that appears to be basic, entry-level models for first timers that only offer the bare essentials but the X-LITE II Treadmill is a little different because of some of the additional features. The 1100w watt motor and 3 incline levels are there but so is the mp3 music system and drinks holder.
The detail of the specification and the fact that this machine is promoted as being a brand new model suggests that a lot of consideration has gone into this machine and Salus Sports have perhaps thought of everything here. Is this really the case?
How advantageous has this X-LITE foldable treadmill been for keen users?
With many entry-level treadmills, the appeal is as much about the enjoyment of using the machine and the ease of use as the effect that it has on fitness levels, and many buyers do appreciate the music system, hand controls and simple display. This X-LITE II Treadmill is easy to put together and to operate and can even be stored away due to that space-saving shape.
In the end, many of these fun features are just additional bonuses and the real benefit of this machine comes in the way that buyers can enjoy a workout on an accessible machine and get themselves back in the habit of working out.
The product description invites users to “select one of three quick start settings to get you moving quickly” but there are in fact 12 auto programmes and 1 manual one.
This means that it is easy for users to pick a setting and go and just enjoy a light session of running, at their own pace, while appreciating all the elements above.
Are there any problems with this X-LITE II treadmill that might limit its appeal with buyers?
As with many treadmills that cater for the more average user, there are some limitations in what it can do and the intensity of the workout that is provided.
Once buyers get the hang of the programming and want to push themselves further they have found that the running machine may not be as up to the fast pace and tough treatment of a more intense session as they thought because the belt struggles with the higher speed settings. The machine going as high as 12kmph and the 1100 x 40 cm running track is not quite wide enough for complete user confidence.
In addition to this, there are also complaints about the read outs from the pulse sensors, which is not good for those relying on these heart rate readouts for tracking their progress.
Summary: who is this X-LITE II running machine best recommended for?
There are clearly many different users that will benefit from the design and operation of this machine, and this is only enhanced by comments about whole families using it to their own personal preferences; however, the effort made to make this machine space-saving and beginner-friendly does mean that there are limitations in how far they can go. Essentially, the X-LITE running machine is a great basic level model with great features but it may not quite have everything after all.