ECHANFIT Electric Folding Treadmill
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The ECHANFIT electric folding treadmill is one of the treadmills released in 2020. In terms of features, it is pretty similar to the MaxKare folding treadmill. Needless to say, it’s a machine made for home use but it’s also one of the most affordable models in this feature range.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 51.2L x 27.6W x 44.7H inches (130L x 70W x 114H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 43L x 17W inches (110L x 43W cm)
- Assembled weight: 87.5 lbs (39.6 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 2.5 HP
- Speed range: 0.5 – 8.5 MPH
- Incline: Manual, 3 levels
- Console: 15 programs
- Extras: Device holder, bottle holders
- Warranty: 1 year
The ECHANFIT electric treadmill features a steel frame, most of it made of rectangular tubing coated with a corrosion-resistant, black paint finish. Of course, the machine also has several parts made of durable thermoplastic material. For example, the motor cover, the console dashboard, and the rail side covers are plastic-made.
The fully assembled machine is fairly small compared to other treadmills. It is approx. 51.2″ (130 cm) long, and 27.6″ (70 cm) wide. This being said, it can fit better in a smaller room as well. But it still is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of it, and at least three feet of clearance at the rear of the deck for safe usage.
The treadmill is not too heavy. Its net weight is 87.5 lbs (39.6 kg). This being said, it can be assembled by only one person. However, the transport of the packaged unit should be done by two persons.
The unit’s deck is foldable. The folding mechanism uses a hydraulic cylinder which allows the deck to unfold slowly to prevent damage to the floor or to the treadmill. With the deck folded up, the machine’s footprint is reduced to approx. 27.2″ x 27.6″ (69 x 70 cm), while its overall height gains a few inches.
With the deck folded, the treadmill can easily be moved. The front base frame integrates a set of wheels which facilitate its relocation. Also, the front base frame features four rubberized stabilizers.
The machine’s side handgrips are slightly curved down for improved ergonomics. They also integrate metallic pulse sensors and the console has a pulse reading function.
Deck construction and incline
This ECHANFIT folding treadmill is equipped with a non-slip multi-layer running belt. Its top layer is rubberized to prevent foot slippage. The deck itself is pretty durable. It is rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs (110 kg).
Although it’s a small treadmill, made for light to medium-intensity workouts, its deck has a cushioning system. It consists of four visible cushions (two on each side of the deck) and several other smaller cushions covered by the machine’s side rail. These being said, running or jogging on this treadmill results in less workout-related impact on your joints than walking or jogging on concrete or asphalt. Plus, the deck board has a bit of flex itself.
The ECHANFIT folding electric treadmill features a manual incline system. This means you cannot adjust the incline of the deck when walking or running on the treadmill. The incline system consists of two folding foot stabilizers placed at the rear corners of the deck. Each foot has three adjustment positions, so you can lock it in the desired position via a removable metallic rod. Evidently, the incline provided by these foot stabilizers is not extreme. When folded to the lowest position, they provide an incline of approx. 2°-3° for the deck.
The machine’s deck has a step-up height of approx. 7″ (18 cm). Of course, with the incline set to maximum, the rear of the deck will be lower, by approx. 2″ (5 cm). These being said, it is recommended to use the machine in a room with a ceiling that is at least 10″ (25 cm) higher than the height of the tallest user.
This ECHANFIT treadmill is motorized; it integrates a 2.5 HP peak power motor. Although it is not as powerful as the motors of the commercial-grade machines, it still provides excellent performance for both walking and jogging. It also integrates a small flywheel for motion stability.
The machine’s motor offers a speed range between 0.5 MPH and 8.5 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH. Therefore, you can easily adapt your pace to the speed adjustments. There are speed controls for gradual adjustment and quick adjustment on the console. The +/- keys adjust the speed in increments of 0.1 MPH when pressed. The quick speed adjustment controls allow you to select 1 MPH, 3 MPH, 5 MPH, and 7 MPH.
The machine’s motor doesn’t generate too much noise, and during a walking workout, your cadence can barely be heard. Plus, the two shock absorption elements on each side of the unit reduce vibration.
Last but not least, the motor is not exactly very powerful. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about high electricity bills even if you use this treadmill daily.
The ECHANFIT 2.5 HP treadmill is equipped with a fairly decent console. It has an LCD display divided into several sub-sections in order to show as many workout metrics as possible. It tracks time, speed, distance, calories burned, and pulse. It is not telemetric, though. This means that you cannot sync it with a wireless HR chest strap like the ones from Polar or ANT. It can only track your pulse if you hold on to the sensors integrated into side grips.
The console does not have Bluetooth or WiFi connectivity. It is not compatible with any fitness apps. However, it has 15 built-in programs. Out of these 15 programs, 12 are pre-set. They have their segment layouts on the console. Some of them have an interval layout, others are great for losing weight, while others focus on helping you keep a constant heart rate. These programs can easily be accessed via the Program button on the console.
The other three buttons are basically goal settings for time, distance, and calories. You can select a target value for any of these workout metrics via the Mode button.
The machine’s console does not have fancy features like a sound system or a workout fan. However, its dashboard features four compartments that can serve as bottle holders or space to store various small accessories. It also has a small shelf above the magnetic key which can serve as a tablet or phone holder.
Assembly and Maintenance
The machine comes pre-assembled and folded. You only need to unfold it, secure the two bars that sustain the console in upright position, connect the incline stabilizers, and various other small covers. This shouldn’t take more than 20-30 minutes. The manual provides clear assembly instructions and all the necessary tools are included.
For maintenance, it is recommended to lubricate the belt if it becomes too dry. The belt should also be kept clean to prevent any textile fibers or debris to be dragged into the motor or the rollers. Other than this, you only have to inspect the machine periodically for loose bolts or parts.
- Sturdy frame and deck;
- Folding design;
- Transport wheels;
- Adjustable stabilizers on the front base;
- Shock absorption elements integrated into the deck;
- Speed range between 0.5 and 8.5 MPH;
- Manual incline with 3 levels of adjustment;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH, giving you the possibility to easily adjust your pace;
- Quick selection controls for 1, 3, 5, 7 MPH;
- Speed controls integrated into the side arms;
- Pulse sensors integrated into the side arms;
- Low power consumption;
- Multi-window LCD display;
- 15 workout programs;
- Bottle holders built-in the dashboard;
- Device holder;
- Little assembly required;
- Little maintenance required.
- No backlight on the console display;
- No user pre-set programs;
- The console is not telemetric.
This ECHANFIT electric treadmill is a fitness machine designed for home use. It features a 2.5 HP motor, a manual incline system, and its console offers 15 workout programs. It’s a fairly decent and affordable machine for light to medium-intensity workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.