Re: TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS


Walter Ramage
 

Hi. Some treadmills only have a bar or hand grip in front of you so you need to hold on with your arms stretched out in front to hold it. Others, normally the domestic type have a rail or arms either side of the running deck at about waist level and you can hold them as you walk (this is a more natural posture). When I used to go to the gym the treadmills had a bar or two grips in front and I found that a bit tiring after walking for an hour. In the Gym I used the treadmills were crammed together with little space between and a treadmill with arms on either side made the machine wider than the treadmills without and would have taken up more space in the gym. Walter.

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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Pamela Dominguez
Sent: 13 August 2016 15:47
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS

Okay, enlighten me. What is the difference between bars and rails? Pam.

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 3:36 PM
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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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Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 3:17 PM
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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.

-----Original Message-----
From: Blaster Nil8
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 1:04 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] TREADMILL WITH TACTILE BUTTONS

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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From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of
Olusegun -- Victory Associates LTD, Inc.
Sent: 12 August 2016 04:38
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
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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