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Body-Solid Endurance T50 Cardio Walking Treadmill

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Endurance T50

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L:77"
W:29.5"
H:53.5"
310 lbsNo1.5 HP,
0.1 - 5.0 MPH
Time,
Speed,
Distance,
Calories,
Pulse

The Endurance T50 is one of the treadmills released by Body-Solid in 2012 but has received several updates over the years. In this post, we’re going to address the 2020 version. This is a rehabilitation treadmill just like the HCI Fitness RTM. However, it offers speed settings only up to 5.0 MPH and its console does not have pre-set programs.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 77L x 29.5W x 53.5H inches (196L x 75W x 136H cm)
  • Walking surface: 53L x 18.9W inches (135L x 48W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 162 lbs (57 kg)
  • Supported weight: 310 lbs (140 kg)
  • Motor: 1.5 HP, 0.1 – 5.0 MPH
  • Incline: No
  • Console: Time, speed, distance, calories, pulse
  • Extras: Bottle holders, tablet holder
  • Warranty: Frame lifetime / Parts 5 years / Electronics 2 years / Labor 1 year / Wear Parts 6 months

Frame construction

The Body-Solid Endurance T50 treadmill combines steel, aluminum, and ABS parts in its construction. Like most other treadmills, it has its main frame built from steel tubing, combining oval, rectangular, and cylindrical tubes in its construction. The side rail covers of the deck are aluminum-made, while the motor covers, the console casing, and several other small covers are made from durable thermoplastic material.

All the steel tubes in the machine’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, with the “Endurance” logo painted white. The aluminum rail covers are not painted; they have their natural polish.

Since it’s a rehab treadmill, the Endurance T50 is equipped with a set of long handrails which connect to the front upright bars, and to the rear of the deck. They’re also covered by long PVC foam sleeves for improved comfort. They’re pretty sturdy, so they should support users with certain disabilities with no problem, as long as they don’t exceed the maximum user weight capacity.

The treadmill is pretty large. With all the parts assembled, it is approx. 77″ (195 cm) long, and 29.5″ (75 cm) wide. It is also recommended to allow at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, and at least three feet of clearance at its rear for easy access.

The unit is pretty heavy as well. Its net weight is 162 lbs (57 kg). This being said, the packaged unit should be carried by two persons. However, the unit can easily be moved once it is assembled, as its front base features a set of wheels. Also, both its bases are equipped with adjustable levelers, and it includes a small ramp that can be attached to the rear of the deck for easy entry.

Deck construction

First of all, the Endurance T50 treadmill does not have an incline system. Therefore, you cannot adjust the angle of the walking platform. Also, its deck is not foldable as is the case for the Endurance T25 model.

The machine offers a 53″ (135 cm) long and 18.9 (45 cm) wide walking area which should suffice for any user regardless of height since this is a walking treadmill. Also, the deck is pretty sturdy; it is rated for a maximum user weight limit of 310 lbs (140 kg).

This Body-Solid treadmill is equipped with a multi-layered belt. Its top layer is rubberized and textured in order to provide an improved grip for the user’s footwear. The internal rollers are crowned for improved traction and to provide a prolonged lifespan for the belt. Their exact diameter is not specified. They integrate pre-lubricated sealed bearings for smooth operation.

The machine’s deck is cushioned. Although the cushioning elements are not visible as they’re concealed by the side rail covers, they are eight in number, four on each side of the deck. These considerably reduce the impact of the ride which results in less walking-related pain.

Last but not least, the walking area of the treadmill is not too high above the floor. The step-up height is approx. 6″ (15 cm), and as we’ve mentioned above, a small ramp is included with the machine which facilitates entry and exit by a lot. This being said, you shouldn’t worry about ceiling height with this treadmill, but it still is recommended to place and use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 10″ (25 cm) higher than the tallest user.

Drive motor

The Body-Solid Endurance T50 treadmill is equipped with a 1.5 HP motor, similar in power to the motor Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7945 Walkstation. It’s not a super-powerful treadmill motor but still offers the possibility to walk for a fairly long period of time without overheating. It also integrates a small flywheel for improved motion stability.

The Endurance T50 treadmill offers a speed range between 0.1 MPH and 5.0 MPH. This being said, it is a walking treadmill, but the 5.0 MPH setting should suffice for a light jog as well. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. Therefore, you can easily adjust your pace without losing balance.

The console is equipped with controls for gradual speed adjustment only. It does not pre-set controls for certain speed settings like other machines. Thus, when you change the speed, you’ll pretty much have to keep the increase or decrease speed button pressed.

Since the treadmill’s motor is not super powerful and only offers a peak output of 1.5 HP, its power consumption is also minimal. This being said, even if you will be using it daily, it shouldn’t increase the cost of your electricity bill by a lot. Also, the motor itself doesn’t generate a lot of noise when in use, but depending on how fast you go, your cadence may generate more or less noise.

Console

The Body-Solid Endurance T50 treadmill is equipped with a pretty basic console. It does not have pre-set programs or workout target settings. It also does not have online connectivity and it is not compatible with any fitness apps.

The console features a 3-window LED display. The top window indicates time and distance, the left window shows pulse and calories, and the right window shows speed. Speed and distance are by default set to imperial units (MPH and miles). However, if you press the Speed Increase and Speed Decrease buttons simultaneously, you can set your treadmill to metric units (km/h and kilometers).

The unit’s pulse reading function is grip only. The console cannot read your pulse if you wear an ANT+ or Bluetooth heart rate chest strap. Therefore, if you want to monitor your pulse, you have to hold on to the metallic sensors integrated into the front handlebars of the machine.

The time/distance window alternates these two metrics showing each one for 5 seconds. The pulse and calories window shows only the pulse reading if you hold on to the pulse sensors, and only the calories if you don’t use the sensors.

Overall, the console is pretty easy to use. It only has three buttons. These are Start/Stop, Increase Speed, and Decrease Speed. Their functions are pretty obvious. Like any other treadmill, the T50 has the magnetic safety key. Also, the console integrates a small shelf on which you can place your phone and two accessory trays, one on each side of the display.

Assembly and Maintenance

The assembly process of the Endurance T50 treadmill is pretty straightforward. The deck with the motors, rollers, belt and other parts comes pre-assembled. You only have to attach the two upright bars, the console, and the two long handrails. This shouldn’t take more than 30-40 minutes. The manual provides clear, step-by-step assembly instructions with attached schematics.

For maintenance, you only have to keep the machine clean, especially the belt, to prevent any dirt or textile fibers from being caught in the motor. The belt is pre-lubricated, but it should be re-lubricated every 4-6 months with treadmill silicone lubricant. Other than this, you should also inspect the machine periodically, to make sure that all the parts still hold tight in their places and the machine still functions properly.

The Pros

  • Solid construction – can support users up to 310 lbs;
  • Long, 2-inch thick handrails with PVC foam sleeves for rehab training;
  • Transport wheels on the front base frame;
  • Adjustable stabilizers at the front and rear;
  • Cushioned deck;
  • Easy-entry ramp at the rear of the deck;
  • Fairly decent 1.5 HP motor with a 0.1 – 5.0 MPH speed range;
  • Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH, allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
  • Easy-to-use console – it tracks time, speed, distance, calories, and pulse;
  • Both standard and metric units for speed and distance;
  • Device holder included;
  • Bottle holders included;
  • Pulse sensors integrated into the front handlebars;
  • Easy to assemble;
  • Little maintenance required.

The Cons

  • Pretty basic console – no workout programs, no online connectivity;
  • No incline.

Summary

The Body-Solid Endurance T50 is a rehabilitation treadmill made for home use. It is equipped with a 1.5 HP motor, offers a 0.1 – 5.0 MPH speed range, includes a set of long handrails, and features a LED console that tracks time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse. Although it does not have an incline system or pre-set programs, it does have a pretty sturdy construction with a maximum user weight limit of 310 lbs. In all, it’s a pretty decent machine, great not only for rehab training, light cardio, or muscle toning but also for power walking and jogging.

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