OMA 5105EB Treadmill
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If you’re looking for an affordable treadmill for your home gym, the OMA 5105EB is definitely one to put on your list. In terms of features, it can be compared with the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7860, but has a different type of console with three smaller displays.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 62.4L x 27W x 51.6H inches (158L x 68W x 131H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 50L x 16.5W inches (127L x 42W cm)
- Assembled weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
- Supported weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 2.25 HP
- Speed range: 0.6 – 8.1 MPH
- Incline: Manual, 3 levels
- Console: 36 preset programs, 3 user programs
- Extras: Device holders, bottle holders
- Warranty: 1 year
Most treadmills are constructed on a steel frame and the OMA 5105EB makes no exception. However, since it’s a machine made for home use, it doesn’t have such a heavy construction as a light-commercial or commercial model. With all the parts assembled, it only weighs 110 lbs (50 kg). But nonetheless, it’s still pretty heavy so it provides excellent stability.
Despite its weight, once it is assembled, the treadmill can be easily moved by only one person. Its front base stabilizer is equipped with transport wheels.
All the steel parts in the treadmill’s construction are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint finish. The color used is black, with the OMA logo painted white. These are the only colors available for this model. Also, the treadmill integrates several ABS parts. For example, the side rail covers and the motor cover are made of durable ABS plastic material.
The fully assembled trainer is pretty large for a home-use machine. It is approx. 62.4″ (158 cm) long, and 27″ (68 cm) wide. Plus, it is recommended to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck, and at least three feet of clearance at its rear for safe usage.
Similar to other treadmills for home use, the OMA 5105EB has a folding deck. The folding mechanism uses a triangular hydraulic support which lowers the deck slowly when unfolded. The folding feature not only gives you the possibility to save space when the machine is not in use, but it also makes it easier to clean under the deck.
Running surface and incline
The OMA 5105EB treadmill offers a running surface of 50″L x 16.5″W (127L x 42W cm). This being said, it should accommodate comfortably users up to 6’0″ (183 cm). Of course, taller users should also be able to use this treadmill, but they may not benefit from a complete range of motion when running at full speed. Also, the machine’s deck is rated for a maximum user weight capacity of 220 lbs (100 kg).
The treadmill’s running platform uses a 6-layer belt with a rubberized top layer for a superior grip. It also has several side cushioning elements to reduce the impact generated during each foot strike. The integrated rollers have a crowned design for superior traction and to prolong the lifespan of the belt. They also integrate high-grade ball bearings for a smooth belt motion.
The OMA 5105EB treadmill is equipped with a manual incline system. The rear stabilizers of the deck can be locked into three positions. By inserting the pins in their top positions, you can set the deck to a horizontal position. Conversely, if the rear stabilizers are completely folded, you will benefit from an incline of approx. 4°. Of course, this is considerably less than the incline provided by a commercial treadmill, but still, even a 4° incline can add quite a bit of difficulty to the ride. The middle setting offers an incline of approx. 2°.
With the incline set to 0°, the step-up height of the deck is approx. 7″ (18 cm). This being said, it is recommended to use the machine in a room with a ceiling height of at least 10″ (25.4 cm) higher than your own height.
The OMA 5105EB treadmill is equipped with a DA-225 Home Motor. It is equipped with a small flywheel for extra stability. It can provide 2.25 peak horsepower for more than 40 minutes of running. However, as a general idea, the motor cannot withstand running at full speed for more than an hour. So, it is recommended to let it rest for at least 10 minutes after every hour or running.
The unit’s motor offers a speed range of 0.6 – 8.1 MPH. The exact speed adjustment increments are not specified. However, most motors in this spec range offer adjustment increments of either 0.1 MPH, or 0.5 MPH, so the transition between speed levels is done smoothly without sudden jerks. The speed of the belt can be adjusted from the +/- keys on the console or from the controls integrated into the right grip of the machine.
There are two more aspects to mention here. The first one regards the level of noise generated and power consumption. The unit’s motor is pretty silent, 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.
The second and last aspect regards its power consumption. As we’ve mentioned above, the motor is not exactly a very powerful one, so you won’t have to worry about high electricity bills even if you use this treadmill daily.
The OMA 5105EB treadmill is equipped with a pretty basic console. It does not have Bluetooth capabilities, nor it can connect online to any fitness apps. It features three LCD displays which indicate time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate. Speed and distance are shown in metric units (kph and kilometers); they cannot be set to English units. Also, the console is not telemetric. In other words, it can only read your pulse if you hold on to the sensors integrated into the handlebars. It cannot read your pulse from an HR chest strap or armband.
The console offers 36 pre-set programs. They cover different workouts. For example, some have an interval-based layout, others offer a light workout, while others focus on helping you boost your cardiovascular shape. The console also has 3 user programs; each user can have their own program settings for quick access.
The console also features a device holder and two large accessory/bottle holders. The device holder consists of a small shelf placed between the console controls and the LCD displays. It can accommodate any smartphone or tablet. The accessory holders consist of two trays molded into the dashboard of the console, one on each side.
Assembly and Maintenance
The deck of the treadmill with the motor, belt, rollers, and other drive parts comes pre-assembled. You only need to attach the two upright bars, and the console. This shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes. The included manual provides pretty clear assembly instructions and a set of basic tools is included.
In terms of maintenance, the belt should be lubricated periodically. The running belt should be kept clean in order to prevent any foreign objects from being caught into the rollers or motor. It is also recommended to periodically check the machine for loose bolts or broken parts to prevent accidents or irreparable damage.
- Sturdy construction for a home use treadmill;
- Folding deck, space-saving design;
- Transport wheels integrated into the front base;
- Deck cushioning, for a low impact ride;
- Manual incline with 3 levels of adjustment (0°, 2°, 4°)
- Speed settings up to 8 MPH;
- Speed controls and Start/Stop controls integrated into the machine’s grips;
- Low power consumption;
- Accessory trays built-in the dashboard;
- Device holder included;
- 36 preset workout programs;
- 3 user programs;
- Pulse reading function;
- Very easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required.
- The calories reading isn’t too accurate;
- A tablet placed on the device holder will cover the console displays;
- No USB port or other ports for your device.
The OMA 5105EB is a treadmill made for home use. It is equipped with a 2.25 HP motor offering a speed range of 0.6 – 8.1 MPH. It features a manual incline system with 3 positions and a console with 36 pre-set workout programs. It’s a pretty decent machine for any home gym, great for light to intense cardio workouts, muscle toning, weight loss, and stamina development.