Adidas T-19i Treadmill
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The Adidas T-19i is a mid-range treadmill made for home-use. Although it is quite a bit more expensive than most other treadmills in this feature range, it does offer superior quality and comes with a nice warranty. In terms of features, it can be compared with the Reebok Jet 300.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 70.6L x 31.8W x 57.8H inches (179.5L x 81W x 147H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 55L x 18W inches (140L x 46W cm)
- Shipping weight: 211 lbs (95.7 kg)
- Supported weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
- Motor: 2.25 HP, 0-11 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 15 levels
- Console: 24 pre-set programs, 3 user profiles, 3 target settings
- Extras: Speakers, workout fan, USB charging port, device holder
The Adidas T-19i treadmill features a frame made of rectangular steel tubing. However, the machine also integrates several parts made of durable plastic material. Among them, we can count the covers of the side rails, the motors cover, and the console dashboard. All the steel parts are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish; the color used is black, this being the only color available for this treadmill.
The Adidas T-19i can be considered a medium-sized machine. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 70.6″ (179.5 cm) long, and 31.8″ (81 cm) wide, while its highest point above floor level is 57.8″ (147 cm). But nonetheless, just as for any other treadmill, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, and at least three feet of clearance at the back of the deck to prevent accidents and allow proper access.
The machine has a folding frame, though. The deck can be folded up, leaving a footprint of approx. 44″ x 31.8″ (112 x 81 cm) for the machine. This feature not only offers better storage possibilities, but it also allows easier cleaning and vacuuming under the deck. The folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder which lowers the deck slowly to prevent damage to the floor.
The front base frame of the machine is equipped with a set of two adjustable levelers and two transport wheels. The rear section of the deck also rests on wheels, but in order to move the treadmill, you should only use the front wheels and while the unit is folded.
Last but not least, the machine is pretty heavy. With all the parts assembled, it weighs over 200 lbs (90 kg). This means the packaged unit should be carried by at least to people. But on the other hand, it is quite a plus for the overall stability of the machine.
Deck construction and incline
The Adidas T-19i treadmill offers a medium-range running platform. Its 55.1″ (140 cm) long, and 18.1″ (46 cm) wide. This being said, the treadmill should be able to accommodate users up to at least 6’2″ (188 cm) allowing a complete range of motion. The deck is also rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 265 lbs (120 kg) which is not bad for a home-use machine.
The machine’s running platform uses a multi-layered belt with a rubberized top layer for an improved grip. The exact dimensions of the integrated rollers are not specified, but they have a crowned construction for improved traction. They also integrate sealed, industrial-grade ball bearings for a smooth belt motion.
The treadmill’s deck is equipped with the Adidas NRG cushioning technology. It has two large cushions visible on each side of the deck which are designed to reduce vibration. However, the deck also integrates several other small cushions that are concealed by the side rail covers. This being said, the deck should absorb quite an important percentage of the shock generated by each foot strike.
The Adidas T-19i treadmill is equipped with a power incline system. This means you can adjust the incline during your workout, or, the machine can adjust the incline automatically depending on the program in use.
There are 15 levels of incline available on this Adidas treadmill. The left side of the console dashboard has controls for both gradual incline adjustment and quick incline adjustment. The left grip of the treadmill also integrates controls for gradual incline adjustment. The gradual incline buttons (+/-) allow you to adjust the incline in increments of 1% while the quick selection keys allow you to select level 3, level 6, level 9, and level 12 of incline.
With the incline set to 0% deck step-up height is approx. 8″ (21 cm). However, with the incline set at maximum, the front part is elevated by several inches. Therefore, it’s best to place and use the machine in a room with a ceiling that exceeds your own height by at least 16″ (41 cm).
The Adidas T-19i is equipped with a 2.25 HP motor. It’s not one of the most powerful motors, as some machines for home use offer up to 3.0 CHP in terms of motor. But nonetheless, it is a fairly decent one. It offers a pretty decent speed range and has an internal flywheel for motion stability.
The motor offers a speed range between 0.3 MPH and 11 MPH. Although the starting speed of the running belt is 0.3 MPH, the speed can be adjusted in increments of 0.1 MPH. This is quite a plus, as it allows you to find the perfect pace depending on your height and workout.
Along with the controls for gradual speed adjustment integrated into the right handgrip and on the right corner of the console, the machine also makes available four quick speed selection controls. These offer the following speed selection configuration for kmh/miles: 4/3, 8/5, 12/7, 16/10.
Just as for incline, if you choose to exercise by using one of the onboard programs, the machine will auto-adjust the speed of the running belt. So, these being said, some of the programs will auto-adjust both the incline of the deck and the speed of the belt.
Like most other treadmills, the Adidas T-19i doesn’t have a very noisy motor. The motor itself generates a fairly low noise level actually. However, depending on your running technique, the selected speed level, and other factors, your cadence during running may generate more or less noise.
The Adidas T-19i treadmill is equipped with a mid-range console featuring a 6-window LED display. It indicates time, speed, incline, distance, calories burned, and pulse. Speed and distance can be set either to English units (MPH, miles) or metric units (kmh, kilometers). The console is not telemetric, though. This means it can only track your pulse if you hold on to the integrated sensors. It cannot interact with a wireless HR chest strap.
The console does not have Bluetooth connectivity, nor it is compatible with any online fitness apps. However, it has a pretty decent program base built-in. To begin with, it offers 24 pre-set workout programs. These have different layouts; some of them have an interval-based layout, others are better for losing weight, and others are great for improving your stamina. Three target settings and tree user-defined profiles are also available. You can set up targets for time, distance, and calories. Also, up to three users can save their own workout data and program settings for quick access.
Apart from the workout programs, the console offers several other notable features. For example, it is equipped with a set of speakers, a workout fan, and a USB port. The speakers feature an AUX port to which you can connect your smartphone, tablet, or MP3 player in order to play your music through the console. The cooling fan is integrated in the bottom section of the console. It is not super powerful but does provide some cooling during a more intense workout which is a plus. The USB port is on the right side of the console, next to the AUX port. It only offers a recharge function for your smartphone or tablet. You cannot transfer workout data on a USB stick.
Finally, the console also has a device holder at the top. This can accommodate most smartphones and tablets. There also are two bottle holders, one on each side of the dashboard.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine’s deck with both incline and drive motors, belt, rollers, and other drive elements, comes pre-assembled. You only need to attach the two upright bars, connect the console, and add several other small covers. This shouldn’t take more than an hour. The manual provides pretty clear instructions for the task and a set of basic tools is also included.
For maintenance, the deck should be lubricated after ever 188 miles. The console has a lubrication reminder function and will notify you when this is required. Other than this, it is recommended to keep the treadmill clean, especially the belt, to prevent any dirt or textile fibers to be caught into the rollers or into the motor.
- Sturdy construction – can support users up to 265 lbs;
- Aesthetic design;
- Folding deck with soft-drop hydraulic system;
- Transport wheels included;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the front base;
- NRG cushioning technology;
- Automatic incline – 15 levels;
- Speed settings up to 11 MPH;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
- Quick speed and incline adjustment keys;
- Low power consumption;
- 6-window LED display with large digits for superior readability;
- Both standard and metric units for speed and distance;
- Racetrack function with lap count for distance tracking;
- 24 preset workouts;
- 3 goal settings;
- 3 custom user programs;
- Sound system included;
- Device holder included;
- USB charging port included;
- Cooling fan included;
- Bottle holders included;
- Little assembly required;
- Little maintenance required.
- Excellent warranty.
- The console is not telemetric;
- No online connectivity.
The Adidas T-19i is a mid-range treadmill made for home use. It is equipped with a 2.25 HP motor, a 15-level power incline system, and an NRG cushioned deck. Its console offers 24 workout programs, 3 user programs, and 3 goal settings. It’s a pretty decent machine for intense cardio workouts, interval training, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.