Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7610 Walking Treadmill
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The Sunny SF-T7610 is one of the older treadmills from Sunny Health & Fitness; it was released in 2016 but it still is available. It’s a light-capacity walking treadmill made for home use. It’s also one of the most affordable walking treadmills available at the moment.
Key Features and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 49.6″L x 26.5″W x 47″H (126L x 67W x 119H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 39″L x 14″W (99L x 35.5W cm)
- Assembled weight: 70 lbs (31.7 kg)
- Weight capacity: 220 lbs (100 kg)
- Motor: 1.25 HP, 0.5-5.0 MPH
- Incline: Fixed, 4°
- Console: Time, distance, speed, calories, goals
- Extras: Tablet holder
- Warranty: Frame 3 years / Parts 180 days
Frame and deck
As we’ve mentioned above, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7610 is a light-capacity treadmill designed for walking workouts. This being said, its deck doesn’t have a super weight capacity but does support users up to 220 lbs (100 kg).
The machine’s frame is made of steel tubing with several ABS covers. All the steel parts are coated with a corrosion-resistant paint, white in color. The motor cover and the covers of the side rails are made of durable ABS material, gray in color.
The fully assembled unit is fairly small compared to other treadmills. It is only 49.6″ (126 cm) long, and 26.5″ (67 cm) wide, so it doesn’t take too much space. It is recommended, though, to leave at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck and at least three feet of clearance at the rear for safe usage and ease of access.
This Sunny treadmill also has a folding frame. Its deck can be folded up and locked in-between the two upright bars. Therefore, the unit’s length is reduced to approx. 21″ (53 cm), while its height becomes 51″ (129.5 cm). This way, it offers better storage possibilities. However, it important to mention that the two handgrips and the front base bars of the machine do not fold, so the unit cannot be stored under a bed like the FitBill f.Walk, or the Conquer 330-UDTM, unless there is a clearance greater than 22″ (56 cm).
Since it’s a light-capacity treadmill, the Sunny SF-T7160 isn’t too heavy. It weighs approx. 70 lbs (31.7 kg). Plus, its front base integrates a set of small wheels which allow you to easily relocate it when its frame is folded.
Walking surface and incline
To begin with, the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7610 is equipped with a heavy-duty, high-traction belt. It offers a walking area of 39″L x 14″W (99L x 35.5W cm). This being said, it should accommodate users up to 6’0″ (183 cm) with no problem, providing a sufficient range of motion.
The deck doesn’t have the superior deck cushioning of a commercial-grade machine such as the NordicTrack 2950, but nonetheless, it integrates three pairs of shock absorption elements, one placed at the rear, one at the middle, and one at the front. Thus, the unit does reduce the shock generated by each foot strike; a walk on its platform is definitely more forgiving on your joints than a walk on concrete or asphalt.
The Sunny SF-T7610 does not have an incline system. However, its deck does have a 4° fixed incline, designed to challenge the body and add a bit of difficulty to your workouts. It is important to underline that this incline cannot be adjusted. The unit doesn’t have a rear adjustable base like the Exerpeutic TF3000, for example, nor it has a motor for automatic incline adjustment like the more expensive models.
Last but not least, the unit doesn’t have a very high step-up height. At it’s highest point, the walking surface is at approx. 7″ (18 cm) above floor level, while at the rear, its height is approx. 4″ (10 cm). Therefore, you shouldn’t need to worry about ceiling height issues.
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7610 treadmill is equipped with a light-capacity motor. It offers a peak power of 1.25 HP. It is powerful enough to support any user up to 220 lbs (100 kg), for prolonged exercising routines, without overheating or losing performance. Also, the motor assembly features a small flywheel for added motion stability.
The unit’s motor offers a speed range between 0.5 MPH and 5.0 MPH. The console offers buttons for gradual speed adjustment only. There are no quick speed selection keys. The gradual speed adjustment controls (Up, Down) allow you to adjust the speed in increments of 0.1 MPH. You can press them once for a speed adjustment of 0.1 MPH, or you can press and hold them for continuous adjustment.
In terms of generated noise, the motor isn’t too loud. During a walking workout, your cadence can barely be heard. However, if walking at the highest speed, your cadence will be heard, and the unit will become louder, but it’s not loud enough to cover the sound of your TV on a moderate volume setting.
The Sunny SF-T7610 treadmill is equipped with a basic console. It doesn’t have any preset programs, nor it has any online connectivity. It features an LCD display with blue LED backlight for superior readability. The display is divided into multiple sub-sections to show all the workout metrics at once.
The unit’s display indicates time, distance, speed, and calories burned. It does not have a pulse reading function; so, if you need to monitor your pulse during your workouts, you will have to use a separate device. Also, speed and distance are shown only in English units (mph and miles); there is no setting for Metric units.
The console doesn’t have any workout programs but does offer goal settings for time, distance, and calories burned. The Mode button offers the possibility to enter setup mode and select a goal or countdown value for these workout metrics. Once a goal value is selected, the console will count down from it until it reaches zero.
Two other notable functions can be mentioned here. One is the lubrication reminder. The unit’s deck needs to be lubricated every 188 miles. Once this parameter has been met, the console will notify you to lubricate the deck. The other one is the power saving function; if there hasn’t been any activity on the machine for more than 10 minutes, the console enter its power-saving mode or sleep mode. To turn it back on, you can press any of the buttons.
Last but not least, the machine’s console incorporates a tablet holder. This accessory is large enough to accommodate any tablet. However, the unit does not have a USB port for charging your device and cannot communicate with a tablet or a smartphone.
Assembly and Maintenance
The treadmill comes almost completely assembled. You only need to attach its front base bars and its hand grips, and then adjust the position of the belt if it is necessary. The task shouldn’t take more than 10-15 minutes. The manual provides all the necessary instructions and an Allen wrench is included.
For maintenance, the deck requires lubrication after every 188 miles traveled. It also needs lubrication before the first use. Other than this, it is recommended to keep the belt clean and periodically check for loose bolts.
- Small footprint;
- Folding design;
- Low deck profile (7″ highest point);
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Shock absorption elements integrated into the deck;
- Fixed incline (4°) for added walking difficulty;
- Speed increments of 0.1 MPH giving you the
possibility to find the perfect pace for your workout;
- Multi-window LCD display with backlight on the console;
- The console tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned;
- Goal settings for time, distance, and calories;
- Lubrication reminder function;
- Tablet holder included;
- Little assembly required;
- Little maintenance required;
- Decent warranty.
- No workout programs;
- No pulse reading function;
- A tablet placed on the tablet support will cover the console display.
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7610 is a light-capacity walking treadmill designed for home use. It features a folding frame, a 1.25 HP drive motor which offers a speed range between 0.5 and 5.0 MPH, basic deck cushioning, and 4° of fixed incline. Its console tracks time, distance, speed, and calories burned, also offering countdown settings. It’s an affordable treadmill, fairly decent for light cardio workouts, muscle toning, stamina development, and even weight loss.