Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill Review
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill is a perfect exercise machine for those who are looking for staying active, especially during the coronavirus lockdown, rather than a lot of fancy features or clever technologies.
This strongly built treadmill offers a basic home workout and users can fold it away when not in use to save space. Being non-electric, this treadmill offers users the freedom to set it up in any room not necessarily near an electric outlet.
Published: March 17, 2021.
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Specifications
- Dimensions when assembled: 49 x 23 x 50 inches (124 x 58 x 127 cm) (L x W x H)
- Dimensions when folded: 20 x 23 x 50 inches (51 x 58 x 127 cm) (L x W x H)
- Weight: 46.7 lbs. (21 kg)
- Dimensions of tread belt: 42 x 13 inches (106 x 33 cm) (L x W)
- Maximum user weight capacity: 220 lbs. (100 kg)
- Warranty: 3 years on structural frame, 180 days on other parts and components
Features of Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill
The assembly of the Sunny SF-T1407M is very easy as it comes mostly assembled. Users just have to set up the front supports, front masts, handlebars, and console.
This can be done with basic tools like a screwdriver and wrench which are included and should take only around 30 minutes. The manual contains clear assembly instructions.
The Sunny SF-T1407M has a relatively strong and solid steel frame.
The Sunny SF-T1407M measures only 49” L x 23” W and thus has a small footprint. However, the manufacturer recommends leaving a space of at least 8 feet (240 cm) on all its sides for safe and easy access and operation.
The Sunny SF-T1407M has a convenient folding design so that users can fold it and store it away in a small corner or under the bed, and save space.
Although the Sunny SF-T1407M is strong and solid, it weighs only 46.7 lbs. Plus, it has transportation wheels. Thus users can easily move it to any room.
The treadmill features a battery-powered console with an LCD display that helps users track time, distance, speed, and calories burned. It also has a Scan function with which users can scan through their performance stats without even lifting a finger.
Operating the console is very easy.
ON/OFF: To start it, the user can start exercising. They can even start it by pressing the MODE button. It will automatically turn off after around 4 minutes of inactivity.
Selecting Functions and Reset: Users can also select a function (Time, Distance, Speed or Calorie) by pressing the MODE button. To reset Time, Distance, Speed, or Calorie, they have to press and hold the MODE button for 3 seconds. Removing batteries will also reset the console and return all function settings to zero.
Lock Mode: Users can also select the LOCK MODE setting by pressing the MODE BUTTON when the pointer is on the function they wish to be displayed starts flashing, then by removing their finger from the button. Once locked, the display will show only the selected function.
The console runs on the 2 AA batteries (included).
The non-slip running belt of the Sunny SF-T1407M measures 40” x 13”. Although this is a walking treadmill, the width of 13” is quite narrow, and users have to be a bit precise while walking on it.
However, on the other hand, it’s also not too bad when it comes to those who intend to get a steady walking pace, such as users recovering from an illness or surgery, those with disabilities or mobility problems, and elderly users. Since the treadmill is non-electric, the tread belt is powered by the user’s speed.
The Sunny SF-T1407M has a fixed incline at 13.5%.
Handlebars of this treadmill have non-slip soft foam coverings for improved control and stability.
The Sunny SF-T1407M features dual weighted flywheels that provide an unlimited source of resistance because users have to apply more force to increase speed, power output, and tension. These flywheels are protected by sweat guard covers that prevent the accumulation of sweat and debris on the flywheels.
The Sunny SF-T1407M features floor stabilizers which help create a balance on uneven floors as well. These help users remain worry-free while exercising.
The Sunny SF-T1407M, being non-electric, makes very low noise while being operated. This is useful for users who prefer exercising early in the morning and don’t want to wake up other family members or neighbors or exercise while watching TV.
Maintenance of the Sunny SF-T1407M is not very complicated. Users have to lubricate the treadmill before the first use, and after that, once a year for light users (less than 3 hours/week), every 6 months for medium users (3-5 hours/week), and every 3 months for heavy users (more than 5 hours/week).
Plus, users have to regularly dust the components, clean surfaces with a clean damp cloth, keep their running shoes clean so that dust from the shoes doesn’t accumulate underneath the tread belt and check for any loose bolts and parts, and tighten them if needed.
Pros of Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill
- Strong and solid frame
- Folding design for easy storage and to save space
- Transportation wheels included
- Floor stabilizers included
- Non-slip tread belt measuring 40” x 13” powered by users’ speed
- Fixed incline at 13.5%
- Handlebars covered with soft foam for a firm and secure grip
- Battery-powered console with an LCD display that tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned and has a Scan function too
- Dual flywheels
- Batteries for the console included
- Quiet operation
- Easy to use
- Easy assembly
- Reasonably priced
Cons of Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill
- Only meant for walking and not running
- Option of keeping the tread belt parallel to floor not available
- No heart rate monitoring
- No add-ons like cup holder, tablet holder, workout fan, or sound system
- No preset workout programs
- No online connectivity
- Some users find the frame very heavy
Note: All these 'cons' are often reasons why this model is actually so popular among the users - it is a simple and reliable treadmill that comes at an acceptable price.
As said earlier, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T1407M Manual Walking Treadmill is perfect for those who just want to exercise and don’t want a lot of fancy features.
This is a manual walking treadmill and is designed to keep users active at home, rather than offering intense exercises. It doesn’t need to be placed near an electric outlet, as it’s powered by the user’s speed. The tread belt is rather narrow, so even during walking, users have to be careful to maintain a precise balance.
But, it’s also quite useful for elderly and disabled users and patients recovering from an illness, injury, or surgery. So, those who are looking for just basic walking without any big health goals or exercising within a targeted heart rate zone can consider buying this treadmill, whereas those who are looking for intense workouts, prolonged running sessions, or cardio or strength training should consider other options.
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