Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill
Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill is very basic, entry-level, motorized treadmill, suitable for walking and perhaps slow jogging. Running deck is relatively small, and it comes with the most basic console functions. However, it also comes with a very affordable price.
Published: November 15, 2016.
Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill is very compact unit. When folded, its dimensions are:
- Height: 11” (~28 cm)
- Width: 24” (~61 cm)
- Length: 49” (~124.5 cm)
And the best of all, the unit can be folded downwards and due to low height, can slide under bed, for example.
Also, the unit can be folded upwards, requiring very little space. However, due to low weight, high center of gravity and small footprint, it can be easily tipped over, so be careful if you have kids or pets - don't let them play near the upright folded unit.
The weight of the assembled unit is around 53 lbs (24 kg) - it is very light and thanks to the transport wheels it can easily be moved around.
Running surface is rather small - 14” x 39” (~35.5 x 99 cm), so it can be easily called walking, not running surface, especially considering rather weak motor of only 600 W and maximum speed of 6.2 mph (~10 km/h).
Note: general rule of thumb is that treadmills with motors of 1.5 CHP or less are 'walking' treadmills, while treadmills with stronger motors are 'running' treadmills. However, this is just a general rule, since manual walking treadmills do their job just fine, too :)
Maximum allowed user weight is 250 pounds (~113 kg) - it is rather low maximum user weight. However, even lighter users can find treadmill's construction weak when jogging - unit tend to vibrate, move around and similar. After all, remember that it weighs only 53 pounds!
A console is small and very basic - it displays burned calories, walking time, traveled distance and current speed. Note that there are no programmed workout programs, user profiles, heart rate monitor or anything similar.
Long story short - Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill is very basic, entry-level, motorized treadmill. It is one of the cheapest motorized treadmills on the market and hence very popular with people wanting to do basic cardio at home, using very affordable treadmill.
It is ideal for kids, lighter and elderly people. Also note that it is rather noisy unit for the treadmill with such 'weak' motor.
Personally, if you are on the budget, and want cheap treadmills, perhaps you should check Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill - for slightly higher price, you will get much better unit, with more features and options.
If you are looking for affordable walk-only treadmill, but much sturdier and reliable, check Exerpeutic TF1000 High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill - it has, for example, 400 pounds maximum allowed user weight, and 1.5 CHP motor, providing huge torque for smooth ride at 4 mph maximum speed.
Conversion to desk treadmill - many people convert this cheap unit into the desk treadmill by removing armrests and sliding the unit under the elevated deck, with console being attached to the desk itself. This enables them to do simpler office tasks and still burn plenty of calories while doing so. If you like DIY activities, and need cheap walking treadmill for conversion, perhaps you should consider this one. However, whatever you do, it is your own responsibility ...
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