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Exerpeutic TF900 Walk to Fit Treadmill

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Exerpeutic TF900

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L:47"
W:29"
H:51"
350 lbs1.5 HP,
0.4-4.0 MPH
NoTime,
Distance,
Speed,
Calories,
Goals

As its name suggests, the Exerpeutic TF900 Walk to Fit is a walking treadmill. It has the same console and the same motor as the Exerpeutic TF1000 that we’ve already reviewed, but offers a smaller walking platform, and does not have the folding rear base for the two manual incline levels.

Key Features and Specifications

  • Assembled dimensions: 47L x 29W x 51H inches (119L x 74W x 130H cm)
  • Tread belt dimensions: 36L x 16W inches (91L x 41W cm)
  • Assembled weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
  • Supported weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
  • Motor: 1.5 HP
  • Speed range: 0.4 – 4.0 MPH
  • Incline: No
  • Console: Time, distance, speed, calories, pulse, goals
  • Warranty: Motor 5 years / Frame 1 year

Frame and deck

The Exerpeutic TF900 treadmill features a heavy-duty construction with a steel frame and a durable deck. Due to the smaller footprint and walking surface, the deck doesn’t flex that much, so the machine can support users up to 350 lbs (159 kg).

Considering that it is a walking treadmill, it is considerably smaller than other models. It is only 47″ (119 cm) long, and 29″ (74 cm) wide. However, it still is recommended to leave at least three feet of clearance at the rear of the deck, and at least two feet of clearance on each side of it, for ease of access and safe usage.

Not only that the unit is fairly small, its frame is also foldable. The deck can fold up, and its side grips can fold down alongside the deck. With the deck folded up, its length is reduced to approx. 1/3.

Although it’s a small machine, the Exerpeutic TF900 still weighs 110 lbs (50 kg). Therefore, the boxed unit should be carried by two persons. However, once it is fully set up, it can easily be carried by only one person as its front base has a set of transport wheels.

It’s important to mention that the treadmill’s side grips are fairly long compared to other similar machines. This feature considerably helps improve balance and support, and the machine can be used for recovery training in case of certain injuries.

Last but not least, all the steel parts in the machine’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is metallic gray, as opposed to the TF1000 which is black, this being the only color available for this treadmill. Also, the machine integrates several durable ABS plastic parts. For example, the side rail covers and the motor cover are ABS-made.

Deck construction

To begin with, the deck of the Exerpeutic TF900 Walk to Fit treadmill does not have visible and large cushions. However, it still integrates six rubber bumpers which reduce some of the impact generated during each footstrike. This being said, a walk on this treadmill generates less stress on your joints than a walk or jog on concrete or asphalt.

The belt of theTF900 only offers 36″L x 16″W (91 x 41 cm) of walking surface. However, since it’s only a walking treadmill, it should be able to accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) for walking or light jogging workouts. The belt is multi-layered, with a durable rubber layer on top for an improved grip. The rollers are 37 mm (1.4″) in diameter, pretty thick for a treadmill of this size. They’re also crowned for improved belt traction.

The deck’s step-up height is approx. 6″ (15 cm). This being said, you can basically use the machine in any room with a ceiling that is at least 10″ (25.4 cm) higher than your own height.

Drive motor

The Exerpeutic TF900 is a walking treadmill and therefore, it does not have a super powerful motor like the machines designed for running speeds up over 10 MPH. Its internal motor has a peak power of 1.5 HP. It is powerful enough, though, in order to provide an optimal belt speed and functioning even if the user is close to the maximum weight capacity of 350 lbs (181 kg), without overheating or losing performance. It is also equipped with a small flywheel for extra motion stability.

The T900 offers a speed range between 0.4 MPH and 4.0 MPH. This being said, it allows power walking or light jogging.

The speed increments are 0.1 MPH. Therefore, you can gradually adjust the speed and adapt your pace with ease. The speed can be adjusted from the controls on the console. However, the side handlebars also have integrated speed controls. The console doesn’t have quick speed controls, so you can’t quickly select the 2 MPH, or 4 MPH setting as it is the case for the Sunny SF-T7705; you will have to press and hold one of the speed increasing buttons until the belt reaches the desired speed.

The treadmill’s motor doesn’t generate too much noise. Also, since it’s a treadmill made for walking, your cadence on the deck shouldn’t be too loud either. And since the motor isn’t an extremely powerful one, you won’t have to worry about increased electricity bills even if you exercise daily.

Console

As we’ve mentioned above, the machine’s console is similar to the one on the Exerpeutic TF1000 model. It features a circular LCD display that tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned. The machine does not have any pulse sensors, and the console is not telemetric, so it cannot track your pulse. The display still has a pulse meter, though.

The console unit is very easy to use. It features Up/Down controls for speed adjustment, as well as a Start/Stop button, a Reset button, a Set, and a Mode button. The Mode button allows you to select either Time, Distance or Calories in order to select a workout goal for them. The Set button and the Up/Down buttons allow you to give the desired value to your workout goal. And finally, the Reset button clears all the values on the display to zero. Needless to say, the Start/Stop button gives you the possibility to pause and resume your workout if needed, without losing the accumulated data for the current workout.

The console does not have any preset workout programs. It also does not have online connectivity, or other features such as a sound system, cooling fan, etc. The only extra notable feature is the compartment on the right that can serve as your bottle holder.

Assembly and Maintenance

Most of the Exerpeutic TF900 Walk to Fit treadmill comes pre-assembled. You only need to attach the two small base bars with the transport wheels, secure the main handlebar in usage position via the provided knobs, and attach the console. This shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes. All the necessary instructions are covered by the manual. Also, all the tools needed for the task are included.

In terms of maintenance, the machine’s belt must be kept clean to prevent any debris to be caught into the motor. The belt is pre-lubricated, but after a while, it may require extra lubrication with silicone oil. Other than this, it is only recommended to periodically check for loose bolts and parts.

The Pros

  • Superior weight capacity – 350 lbs (159 kg);
  • Small footprint and folding design;
  • Transport wheels on the front base;
  • Extra-long sidebars;
  • Speed controls integrated into the sidebars;
  • Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH allowing you to find the perfect pace for your workout;
  • Speed range between 0.4 – 4.0 MPH, which also allows light jogging;
  • Low power consumption;
  • Low level of noise generated;
  • The computer can track time, distance, calories, and speed;
  • Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
  • Little assembly required;
  • Little maintenance required;
  • Decent warranty.

The Cons

  • No backlight on the console display;
  • No pulse sensors.

Summary

The Exerpeutic TF900 Walk to Fit is a heavy-duty walking treadmill with an impressive weight capacity of 350 lbs (159 kg). It’s equipped with a 1.5 HP motor which provides speeds up to 4.0 MPH. It has a folding design and a console that offers target settings for time, distance, and calories burned. It’s an excellent machine for light cardio training, recovery training, power walking, muscle toning, stamina development, and weight loss.

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