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The FitBill f.Walk is a walking treadmill, designed for home or office use. This particular model does not include a set of handrails or a desk, like the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5. It’s a fairly simple, compact, and low-profile machine, featuring a led-based display. However, it is a smart treadmill and you can connect it online in order to keep track of your progress and use a few workout programs.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 59″L x 24″W x 5″H (150L x 61W x 13H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 47″L x 18″W inches (119L x 46W cm)
- Assembled weight: 64 lbs (29 kg)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 1.0 HP
- Speed range: 0.5 – 3.7 MPH
- Incline: No
- Display: Time, speed, distance, calories
- Warranty: Frame 10 years / Parts 1 year / Motor 2 years
To begin with, the deck is supported by a durable steel frame. It is fairly sturdy for a light-capacity machine; it can support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg). As we’ve mentioned above, the treadmill does not include handrails or a desk, so it’s pretty much just the walking deck.
Considering that it has a minimalistic design, the machine is not too heavy. It weighs 64 lbs (29 kg); therefore, it can be handled with ease by only one person. Plus, it rests on a set of wheels, so you can easily move it when it is time to store it away.
Speaking of storage, the unit can either be stored vertically, against a wall, or even under a bed, if there is a clearance of at least 5.5″ (14 cm). It also doesn’t require any assembly.
Since it’s a walking treadmill, the FitBill f.Walk is not a very large machine. It is approx. 59″ (150 cm) long, and 24″ (61 cm) wide. It provides a walking platform of 47″L x 18″W (119 x 46 cm). This being said, it can accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem, considering that it only offers walking speeds.
The machine is equipped with a heavy-duty rubber belt, 1.4 mm standard for walking, designed to provide maximum traction. It doesn’t have a superior cushioning system like the ProForm 905 CST, for example, but the deck does integrate several shock absorption elements.
It’s important to mention that this walking treadmill has a self-lubrication function. This being said, you don’t have to loosen the belt and apply lubricant underneath it yourself. You simply add lubricant into a small compartment at the front of the unit, and the machine will take it from there when needed, in order to automatically lubricate the belt.
The deck step-up height is approx. 5″ (12.7 cm). Also, the unit does not have an incline system and it should always be kept on a horizontal surface for optimal operation. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the ceiling height, as long as it is at least 6-7 inches higher than your own height.
As its name suggests, the FitBill f.Walk treadmill is a machine designed for walking only. This being said, it is not equipped with a super-powerful motor. Its drive motor offers an output of 1.0 HP, and it integrates a small flywheel to improve motion stability.
The motor provides a speed range between 0.5 MPH and 3.7 MPH. The speed adjustment increments are 0.1 MPH; therefore, you can gradually adjust the speed until you find the perfect pace for your stride.
Evidently, since it is a motorized treadmill, it must be connected to a power outlet. It comes with a cable with a 3-prong U.S. standard plug and requires a power circuit of 110 V.
The machine itself does not have speed controls. However, it comes with a remote control which gives you the possibility to adjust the speed, as well as Start and Pause your workout. There are no quick selection controls (for the 1 MPH, 2 MPH etc speed settings); you can only increase or decrease the speed gradually. The remote is battery-powered. It requires a set of two AA batteries which are included.
Since it’s a machine designed for use in an office space as well, not just for home use, the motor and the motion of the belt generate very little noise. The exact decibel output is not specified, but as a general idea, the machine is very quiet. Plus, since you won’t be running on it, the sound of your cadence also does not generate too much noise.
One last aspect to mention here regards the self-stop function. The machine is set up to automatically stop after 99 minutes of usage, in order to protect the motor from overheating. Therefore, in case it has been used for 99 minutes and the belt has automatically stopped, you will have to allow a period of 10 minutes for cooldown, until your next session.
Display and workout app
The FitBill f.Walk treadmill features an LED display divided into four sections. It indicates time, distance, speed, and calories burned. It does not have a pulse reading function. Therefore, in case you want to keep an eye on your heart rate during your workout sessions, you will have to use a separate device. Also, the speed and distance readings are shown in MPH and miles only.
The machine itself does not have built-in workout programs like regular treadmills. However, it offers smart connectivity. Differently put, you can download the FitBill app into your smartphone or tablet, and sync it with the machine. This app offers several extra features. To begin with, it doubles up the reading on the machine. It gives you the possibility to keep track of your progress online, count calories burned, etc.
The FitBill app also makes available two workout programs. The Custom program allows you to program the speed adjustments for your workout, and the machine will automatically adjust the speed if this program is in use. There Progressive Trainer Program provides step-by-step guidance and motivation in order to help you reach your fitness goals.
Assembly and Maintenance
We’ve already mentioned that this particular FitBill treadmill model does not include a handrail set, only the walking deck. Therefore, no assembly is required. You only have to unbox the unit, plug it in, and you’ll be ready to go. A booklet with usage instructions is included, but the unit’s controls are pretty straightforward.
In terms of maintenance, it is recommended to keep the belt clean, to prevent textile fibers, dirt, or any small objects to be caught into the motor. The belt requires lubrication, but the machine has its own auto-lube function, so you only need to fill up the lubrication compartment when needed.
- Sleek design, low profile;
- Can be stored vertically or under a bed;
- Fits under most desks;
- Fairly decent weight capacity (220 lbs);
- Transport wheels included;
- Heavy-duty, 1.4 mm rubber belt for maximum traction;
- Quiet operation;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 MPH;
- Auto lubrication function;
- Self-stop function after 99 minutes to prevent motor overheating and prolong its lifespan;
- Remote controlled;
- Online connectivity via the FitBill app;
- LED displays for tracking time, distance, speed, and calories burned;
- No assembly required;
- Little maintenance required.
- No pulse reading function;
- No built-in programs.
The FitBill f.Walk is an electric treadmill designed for walking workouts at home or at the office. It is equipped with a 1.0 HP motor and provides a speed range between 0.5 and 3.7 MPH. It has a very sleek, lightweight and portable design. It is remote controlled and also has smart connectivity via the FitBill app. It’s a great machine for light cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina improvement, and calorie management. In all, it offers excellent value for the price.