Ancheer App Control Treadmill S8100
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|220 lbs||2.25 HP,|
|Frame: 2 years
Motor: 3 years
Although the Ancheer S8100 treadmill is a machine designed for home use, it’s very well-built, sturdy, and offers an impressive range of features. It’s construction and design are similar to the Sunny SF-T4400 or Weslo Crosswalk 5.2T, as it features a simple, manual incline system. However, its console has much more to offer as it has 12 pre-set workouts, being also Bluetooth enabled.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 69.6L x 32.9W x 54.7H inches (178L x 84W x 139H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 48L x 16.4W inches (123L x 42W cm)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 2.25 HP
- Incline: Manual, 2 levels
- Shock absorption: Yes
- Speed levels: 0.5 – 8 MPH
- Console: 12 programs, Bluetooth enabled
- Amenities: Sound system, accessory holders, tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame 2 years / Motor 3 years
Frame and deck
As the title of this review suggests, this Ancheer treadmill features a folding design. Its deck can fold up, the folding mechanism including a hydraulic cylinder 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 takes approx. 69″L x 33″W (178 x 84 cm) of floor space when fully assembled. With the deck folded up, its length is reduced to half.
This treadmill is rather heavy, weighing close to 200 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.
The Ancheer S8100 treadmill model offers a running surface of 48″L x 16.4″W (123 x 42 cm). The running belt is extremely durable, combining an anti-slip layer, a strengthening layer, a shock absorption layer, sound absorption layer and a support layer. The deck itself also integrated several shock absorption elements, meant to reduce a significant part of the impact on your joints when you run.
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.
One last aspect to mention here regards the deck’s weight capacity. This machine is rated for a weight limit of 220 lbs (100 kg). However, users up to 275 lbs have reported that the deck could withstand their weight with no problem.
Incline and step-up height
The Ancheer S8100 treadmill doesn’t have a motorized incline system, such as the Schwinn MY16 830, or the AFG 2.7AT, for example. Its incline system is given by the rear, adjustable feet. These two feet have two adjustment positions and offer 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 it comes to the machine’s step-up height, when its deck is set at 0% incline, the running surface is 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.
This Ancheer treadmill model uses 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 also quiet, most of the noise generated during usage is due to the user’s cadence, and not by the motor.
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.
For a treadmill in this price range, the console unit is pretty impressive. First of all, it has a multi-panel display, which means it can show time, speed, distance, pulse and calories simultaneously. The display also has backlight, which enhances its readability. There are 12 pre-set programs which you can choose from; 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. Evidently, by using one of the pre-set programs, the belt will adjust speed automatically.
One of the downsides of this treadmill computer unit is that you cannot insert your data, such as weight, height or age; thus, the calorie burned reading is only an estimate, not 100% accurate. Also, the console can only read pulse via the grip sensors integrated into the front handlebars. It doesn’t work with a wireless HR strap transmitter.
However, one of the major pluses for a treadmill in this price range is the Bluetooth capability of its console. 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 console also has several other non-fitness features. First of all, it integrates a 2-speaker sound system, which is also 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 dashboard features two molded accessory storage compartments, one on each side of the display, they’re not too deep to hold a bottle of water, but they’re perfect for small accessories, such as ear plugs, TV remote, keys, phone, etc.
Finally, the console also has a built-in media holder, which you can use as support for your tablet, phone or magazine. It’s placed under the controls of the computer unit, atop the speakers, and it’s wide enough to accommodate just about any tablet.
Assembly and Maintenance
Most of the treadmill comes ready-assembled. All you have to do for assembly is install the upright bars and the console, which shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. The manual offers clear assembly instructions.
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. Other than this, it’s recommended to vacuum the tread belt and the surface underneath it from time to time, in order to prevent small objects, textile fibers or anything that can be caught by the belt and dragged into the motor.
- 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 workout programs;
- Bluetooth enabled, compatible with the GFIT Connect app, for Android and IOS devices;
- Automatic lubrication function;
- Various amenities such as sound system, media holder or reading rack, accessory trays;
- Quiet operation;
- Easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- A tablet or magazine placed on the media holder may block the access to some of the console keys;
- You cannot input your weight or age; therefore, the calorie consumption is not 100% accurate.
The Ancheer S8100 electric treadmill is a mid-range model, made for home use, with a sturdy construction, and a 2.25 HP motor, offering a speed range of 0.5-8.0 MPH. Its console features 12 pre-set programs, being 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. And finally, it’s one of the treadmills that won’t break the bank, available at an affordable price.