Re: TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS


Cristóbal
 

The most awkward part of a treadmill I've found are the height of the siderails. I guess that may depend more on one's height (I'm 6-2 FT for exampel) and I've always found the gate you have to run or jog or whatever at to be unnatural since they're not higher.
Dout there's going to be anything reasonablly accessible beyond buttons on the display that you can mark up with Braille or whatever is your prefered method.
I've always been curious on whether there's something out there with bluetooh that you can access the various programs on your iPhone for example.
If there's some extension to adjust the siderails of a treadmill, then I'd be interest in knowing.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
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Most of the ones I have seen still have bars, but not as many have rails
anymore.
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From: "Pamela Dominguez" <geodom@...>
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I never had a problem staying centered on a treadmill, but I have heard that
they took the bars off most of them. Pam.

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From: Blaster Nil8
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 1:04 PM
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I read an article a while back that compared treadmills for blind
runners. The control panel was a big concern, However, Staying
centered on the actual treadmill was the biggest problem. It's hard to
run holding on to a bar. Some people tied pieces of rope along the
machine so that they could get a feel for where they were on the
treadmill itself so they didn't fall off of it.
I'm not sure what has been done to make treadmills safe for blind
users, but I'd ask about that as well as the actual controls.


On 8/12/16, Walter Ramage <wpr@...> wrote:
Hi. It all depends on how much you wish to spend and where you are
located.
I have a reebok z9 treadmill. The programmes are not accessible but on
the
arms on the lift is the incline up and down buttons and each press gives a
beep. On the right is the speed buttons, up and down and again, each
press
gives a beep. With the up and down speed buttons each press increases
your
speed by .1 mph, so 5.2mph, 5.3mph, 5.4mph etc. On the screen there are
buttons for all the functions but they are only slightly raised but it
would
be difficult to tell which is which as there is so many so I got help to
place a little ball of bluetack immediately above the 3.7mph button, the
3.2
mph and a third but I can't remember the speed. Also there is start and
stop buttons. When you press the start button you get a five second
countdown before the belt starts moving and there are 5 one second beeps
leading up to the start of the belt. The deck can fold up to save floor
space when not in use. It has nearly a 3hp motor which gives it lots of
power. It also has a 3.5mm socket to plug in a mp3 or other media player
and it will play through the treadmills integral speakers but I never use
them as I'm not impressed with the sound quality. This treadmill is not
cheap as it was nearly £1000 but I got it here in the UK from Argos which
was selling them at half price. It is a great treadmill and I'm thinking
of
moving up to the reebok z10 which is also going for less than half price.
Walter.

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Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: 12 August 2016 04:38
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Subject: [TechTalk] TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS

Hi All:

Since getting to a gym is a hit-&-miss for me, I want to purchase a
treadmill for use at home! I need one with tactile buttons that I can
feel.
Anyone in the house have any recommendations?

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado













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