Re: TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS


Gerald Levy
 

If you are under 6 feet tall, a manual treadmill might be worth considering instead of a nmotorized treadmill. Because a manual treadmill has no motor, there are no complicated buttons on the console to deal with because it is self-powered. You simply step on the deck, hold onto the side rails and start walking or jogging. I have a Phoenix 516 Easy Up manual treadmill which I jog on every day for about 30 minutes. In place of the electronic monitor, whose LCD display I can't see, anyway, I have attached a small, clip-on fan to keep me cool while I'm working out. To me, the biggest advantage of a manual treadmill, aside from the great workout it provides, is the fact that it has no motor to break down. Once the motor dies, you're almost always totally screwed because most low-end treadmills such as those made by Icon Fitness, which includes the Reebok and Nordic Track brands, have short warranties, and so there is no way to repair the unit after the warranty expires. And try moving around a bulky, heavy motorized treadmill that weighs over 100 pounds. If you set it up in your downstairs basement and it craps out, how are you going to get rid of it unless you hire an army of body builders to haul it upstairs for you? On the other hand, a manual treadmill usually weighs only about 40 or 50 pounds and is much easier to move around and should last for years with normal use. But even if it does crap out eventually, it's no big deal to replace because you can buy a decent manual treadmill for under $200.

Gerald

-----Original Message-----
From: Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 9:48 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS

Hi Everyone:

Crist óbal, a dear friend wants me to come over and take a look at the Sol
F63 which he recently purchased. This guy is sighted and DOES NOT care for
non tactile stuff. He asserts that his treadmill does have tactile buttons.
I hope to visit with him over the weekend.

I've been reading copiously about the Sol treadmills. Indeed, the ones from
Sol are bluetooth-enabled and do work with smartphones based on what I've
read. Sol does in fact have apps for both Android and iOS. I'll write
myself a note to check the side rails for height adjustment.

Walter, I could not track down anything on Reebok Z9 here in my village.
Perhaps it's a model not sold here. The search goes on and I look forward
to reporting my findings sometime soon.

Sincerely,
Olusegun
Denver, Colorado

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