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Ancheer S9100 Treadmill

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Ancheer S9100

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L:70"
W:33"
H:54.7"
240 lbs2.25 HP,
0.5-8.0 MPH
12,
Bluetooth
enabled
Frame: 2 years
Motor: 3 years

The Ancheer S9100 is almost identical to the S8100 that we’ve previously reviewed here. However, it has a slightly higher weight limit, and its belt is approx. 1″ longer. It’s also one of the newest models for 2017.

Technical Details and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 70L x 33W x 54.7H inches (178L x 84W x 139H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 49L x 16.5W inches (123L x 42W cm)
  • Weight capacity: 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Motor: 2.25 HP
  • Incline: Manual, 2 levels
  • Shock absorption: Yes
  • Speed levels: 0.5 – 8.0 MPH
  • Console: 12 programs, Bluetooth enabled
  • Amenities: Sound system, accessory holders, tablet holder
  • Warranty: Frame 2 years / Motor 3 years

Frame, deck and other parts

To begin with, the Ancheer S9100 features a folding design. It’s equipped with a hydraulic folding mechanism which assists you with the unfolding of the deck, supporting all of its weight. Compared to other treadmills, it’s not an extremely large one. It’s approx. 70″ (178 cm) long and 33″W (84 cm) when fully assembled. With the deck folded up, its length is reduced to 39″ (99 cm).

This treadmill is rather heavy, weighing close to 150 lbs. This weight offers excellent stability to the machine, though; you can be sure that it won’t wobble or move when you run on it. However, the front metallic base of the frame integrates a set of wheels, which facilitate the relocation of the machine, when its deck is folded up. This metallic base incorporates a set of four stabilizers with rubber caps. The rear base also integrates wheels, but their role is to absorb some of the cadence’ shock and to facilitate the adjustment of the incline. The treadmill is not meant to be moved with the deck fully extended.

Most of the machine’s frame parts are steel-made, coated with corrosion resistant paint. Some of the parts have plastic, protective covers, such as the front base, or the motor. The side rails of the deck are also made of heavy-duty PVC material, covering the steel frame of the deck.

As we’ve mentioned above, the Ancheer S9100 features a running belt about 1″ longer than the S8100 model. Its dimensions are 49″L x 16.5″W (123 x 42 cm). This means it’s not a treadmill for extra tall persons; it can accommodate runners up to 6’0″ (183 cm). Taller users may not benefit from a complete stride during running workouts. But for walking, the machine’s running platform should suffice for users of all heights.

The treadmill is equipped with a heavy-duty, multi-layer belt, approx. 1.6mm thick. The deck integrates several shock absorption elements, meant to reduce a significant part of the impact on your joints when you run. This results in less pain and longer workouts. Also, the deck is sturdy enough to support users up to 240 lbs (109 kg).

One of the aspects that many other treadmills don’t have is the self-lubrication. The deck has a small lubrication tank built-in, and at the push of a button available on the console, you can lubricate the belt without the hassle of untightening it or lifting it up.

Incline and step-up height

The Ancheer S9100 features a manual incline system, similar to the Sunny SF-T7603 model. This means you have to pause your workout and step off the treadmill in order to adjust the incline. The incline system consists of two adjustable feet at the rear of the deck. Each foot has two adjustment positions resulting in two levels of incline for the deck, of 3% and 5% degrees.

Evidently, the incline is not extreme as for other, commercial machines. However, even with a little incline, you can still add quite a bit of intensity to your workout.

When the deck is completely horizontal (at 0% incline) the running surface stands approx. 8″ (20 cm) above floor level. Since the incline system is manual, it doesn’t add inches to the step-up height of the deck; in fact, it may reduce it by 1″. Therefore, in order to avoid any ceiling height issues, before ordering this machine make sure you add at least 10-12″ to your own height and compare the result with the ceiling height of the room where the treadmill will be in use.

Motor

The Ancheer S9100 treadmill is equipped with a 2.25 HP motor, offering a speed range between 0.5 – 8.0 MPH. Evidently, it’s not a motor designed for intense running speeds, therefore, this treadmill may not be the best choice for professional runners. But nonetheless, running at 6-8 MPH can still result in a consistent cardio workout. On the other hand, it does perform well during long usage sessions, without overheating or losing performance. It’s quiet, most of the noise generated during usage is due to the user’s cadence, and not by the motor. Also, its energy consumption is low, so you won’t have to worry about an increase in the electricity bill.

Speed can be adjusted in increments of 0.5 MPH. The console offers keys for gradual speed adjustment, but there are also 6 buttons for quick speed adjustment.

Control unit

The treadmill’s control unit features a multi-panel display, 5″ in diagonal, with blue LED backlight and large digits. It offers excellent readability and simultaneously shows your workout time, speed, distance, pulse, and calories. 

The control unit offers 12 pre-set programs. Some of them are great for interval training, others for an optimal cardio, and of course, there are programs to use if you want to lose weight. If you choose to exercise by using one of these onboard programs, the machine will adjust the speed of the belt automatically. However, since it’s not equipped with a motorized incline, you will have to adjust the incline manually.

The console is not telemetric. This means it can only read pulse via the grip sensors integrated into the front handlebars. It doesn’t work with a wireless HR strap transmitter.

On the other hand, one of the major pluses of this machine is its Bluetooth function. It’s compatible with IOS and Android devices. You can scan the QR code on the dashboard, download the G-Fit app, enable the Bluetooth function on your mobile device and control the machine via your device, set up a fitness plan, etc.

The machine’s console is also equipped with a sound system, a tablet holder, and two accessory trays. The sound system consists of two speakers situated under the display of the unit. It is compatible with most MP3 devices, smartphones, and tablets. Thus, you can connect your device to the machine, and benefit of a sound of higher quality for your music.

The built-in media holder can be used as support for your tablet, phone or as a reading rack for a book. It’s placed under the controls of the computer unit, atop the speakers, and it’s wide enough to accommodate just about any tablet. The accessory trays are placed on each side of the display; they are not too deep to hold a bottle of water, but they’re perfect for small accessories, such keys, earplugs, TV remote etc.

Assembly and Maintenance

The deck of the machine, along with the motor and internal components come ready-assembled. Therefore, you only have to add the upright support bars of the console, and the console itself. This shouldn’t take longer than 30 min. The assembly instructions provided by the manual are pretty clear.

When it comes to maintenance, the deck requires periodic lubrication, which can easily be done on this machine by using the lubrication function on the console. It is also recommended to keep the running belt clean to prevent small objects, textile fibers or anything that can be caught by the belt and dragged into the motor.

The Pros

  • Sturdy frame construction, elegant design;
  • Multi-layer belt, with enhanced adherence;
  • Folding frame, space-saving design;
  • Shock absorption elements;
  • 2 levels of (manual incline);
  • Speed range between 0.5 and 8.0 MPH;
  • Speed can be adjusted in 0.5 MPH increments, being easy to find a comfortable pace for your workout;
  • EGK pulse sensors integrated into handlebars;
  • Multi-panel LCD display, with LED backlight;
  • 12 preset workouts;
  • Bluetooth enabled, compatible with the GFIT Connect app, for Android and IOS devices;
  • Automatic lubrication function; 
  • Sound system included;
  • Tablet holder included;
  • Accessory trays included;
  • Quiet operation;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • A tablet placed on the tablet tray may cover some of the console controls;
  • In order to adjust incline, you must pause your workout;
  • Calorie reading is not too accurate.

Bottom Line

The Ancheer S9100 is a motorized treadmill designed for home use, featuring a sturdy construction, a 2.25 HP motor, and 12 preset programs. It is also Bluetooth capable, compatible with the GFIT app. Although it may not be the best choice for a professional runner, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to run a few miles daily. It’s great for interval training, muscle toning, weight loss, and running-based cardio workouts of all sorts. In all, it’s an affordable running machine, offering an excellent value for the price.

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