Goplus Folding Treadmill Review
Goplus Folding Treadmill: QUICK OVERVIEW
What We Like
What We Don't Like
If you are looking to set up a home gym, then you need to take a close look at all the different pieces of equipment that you are planning on adding to your collection. There is a type of luxury that comes with a home gym, especially when the weather outside is terrible, but your equipment needs to match the equipment that can be found in a gym. Today we are going to be reviewing the Goplus Folding Treadmill to see if it could be the perfect addition for you.
Goplus Folding Treadmill Review
The Goplus Folding Treadmill is a motorized treadmill that has been designed specifically with home gyms in mind. It is a mid-range model and it does not have some of the extravagant features that can be found on more expensive treadmills.
It does feature an efficient, space-saving design in the way that it can be swiftly folded and put away. It is also durable enough to handle everyday use, and quiet enough to fit in in a home environment. The treadmill console features different speed settings and program presents that you can search through to find your own personal favorite.
Who is this product for?
The Goplus Folding Treadmill is an ideal product for anyone who has a limited amount of space to work with within their home. It would even be suitable for a small apartment. The running surface itself accommodates people up to six feet tall because of how wide the strides of tall people can be. They could use this treadmill, but they would actually be limiting what their own bodies are capable of doing.
The control system itself is incredibly easy to use and most of the treadmill comes pre-assembled, so you do not have to worry about attempting to assemble it yourself. This particular treadmill has not been designed for intense running speeds and it can only handle speeds up to 11mph. This means that it is not a good option for professional athletes, but it is a perfect option for anyone who is looking for a consistent cardiovascular workout.
The treadmill itself operates quietly, even when it has been running for quite some time. If it does start to make some noise, then it probably just needs lubricating. A hobbyist would benefit the most from owning this treadmill and using it on a daily basis.
This treadmill comes with a frame and a deck that weighs approximately 143 lbs., so that most people would not be able to move it around easily on their own. It also comes pre-assembled, and you can quickly get it up and running.
The motor itself is a 2.5hp motor with running speeds of up to 11mph; it requires a 110v power source. If you run on a different voltage system, then you will need to invest in an adaptor. The control screen measures approximately 5” and features a blue backlight with digits that are easy to read on the screen.
Overview of Features
One of the best things about this treadmill is the fact that it tracks heart rate, time, distance covered, calories burned, speed and incline level all at once. A lot of treadmills do this, but this one displays the information in a way that is easy to understand, and it stores it so that you can track your progress.
The treadmill itself is not telemetric, meaning that it cannot read your pulse using a wireless HR chest strap transmitter; you have to use the EKG sensors that have been built into the handlebars. The console itself is also not Bluetooth enabled, so you cannot sync it with your smartphone and use any online applications.
The motors, drive belt and deck are all pre-assembled on this treadmill, but you do need to tighten up the console masts to make sure that they are upright. You should also set up the console so that it matches your requirements. We would advise that you play around and look at all of the different settings that are available.
The weight capacity of this machine is approximately 286 lbs., and it consists of a study steel black frame and an anti-slip running belt, meaning that you are unlikely to fall. Air cushioning elements have also been built into the deck so that the treadmill can absorb a large amount of shock, reducing the risk of injuries drastically.
The speed range of the Goplus Folding Treadmill is 0-11mph and the speed can be adjusted in increments of 0.1mph. The incline on the treadmill can be adjusted to a maximum of 15%. This is a lot when compared to other mid-range products, but some more expensive products can incline up to 40%. It is worth noting that the narrow running surface on this treadmill could potentially make some users feel uneasy.
Tutorial/How to use
If you are planning on purchasing your first treadmill, then you might want to take a look at a slightly less extravagant model to start with. The Weslo Cadence G5.9 Treadmill is a less expensive option that features a higher weight capacity. The downside is that it is slightly noisier, and the display looks like something that should have existed several decades ago.
In our opinion, the Goplus Folding Treadmill is a great all-rounder for people who are limited when it comes to the amount of space that they have to work with. It has a manageable top speed and the console itself has plenty of different activities to choose from, but the narrow running surface is something that you also need to take into consideration.