Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill
Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill is an affordable, self-powered treadmill suitable for walking.
It is lightweight, compact when folded for storage, easy to use and transport, but it is not for jogging or for working on a laptop during walking.
Published: January 29, 2016.
Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill General Characteristics
- Manual treadmill with heavy-duty weighted flywheel for smooth and quiet exercise,
- 41 x 13 inch (105 x 33cm) belt,
- Single-button electronics display tracks speed, distance, time, and calories. Electronics use two AA batteries, that come included with treadmill,
- Maximum walking speed is achieved via a self-powered workout,
- Folds and locks in upright position for storage,
- It includes a water bottle,
- Measures 46.5 x 50 x 21.1 inches (118 x 127 x 53 cm) (open) and 21.7 x 21.1 x 50.2 inches (55 x 53 x 127 cm) (folded),
- It comes with a 1-year frame warranty and 90-day warranty on parts,
- Maximum allowed user weight is 250 lbs (113 kg).
Few notes about this treadmill:
- it can't be simpler for use and for maintenance. However, if you are unfamiliar with equipment of this kind, get premium services and let certified personnel do the assembly and show you how to operate this treadmill. And be sure to read the manual - it is not big, but it certainly clarifies few things.
- walking or walking/jogging? IMHO, this treadmill is good only for walking - it is hard to run on it because the track isn't long enough for a running stride. It should be used by lighter people (250 lbs - 113 kg is light!) and those with relatively smaller frames.
- flywheel smooths the operation, but it is simply not good enough for running - for running one must have a motorized unit.
- folding and unfolding is not as easy as it is advertised, but it is not a problem after some practice, even by elderly people.
- maintenance is relatively easy - just grease the track every few months (depends on the usage).
- electronics - just one button does it all. It shows the most basic information required during exercise.
- if you have any heart-related issues and you need to monitor your condition during exercise, this treadmill offers NO way for monitoring heart rate and other parameters - these can be monitored by simple and cheap third-party equipment.
- since it is a manually operated treadmill, due to that and due to constant incline, this treadmill offers greater resistance than simple walking on a level surface, especially for calves and glutes.
- although operation is more or less smooth, one hand always 'must' be on the treadmill. I say 'must', but it is possible to adjust incline by placing a board of some kind under the treadmill and balancing the walking speed and force required to operate the treadmill. However, I don't recommend this.
Long story short - this is a great, cheap, simple to use, manual treadmill. It lacks many features that larger, heavier, powered and much more expensive treadmills have. If you need a treadmill for regular walking exercise by relatively lighter people and that doesn't cost much, this one might be for you.
But if you active athlete with some meat on your frame, this treadmill is not recommended for you.
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