Summary: The Task 2.0 Treadmill from Bluefin Fitness is a unique hybrid. Usually, desk treadmills and home running / jogging treadmills are made and sold separately. With the Task 2.0, Bluefin have covered both bases. Add in app control, a wearable remote and some quality extras like a quiet 2 hp motor and cushioned running surface, and you have a product which covers both bases well. Bluefin fitness have a growing reputation across several different categories of home fitness equipment.
You can see the full picture gallery and check out the feedback from both cardio and ‘desk’ users over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page – check it out for yourself now!
This is a smaller treadmill, which is compact enough to move into place in the gym or office. The unit is 149cm long by 66.5cm wide and 105cm tall. Instead of a static console you get a curved bar which can be folded out of the way. This makes it possible to use the Task 2.0 under a desk. This is not supplied – though there is a tablet holder.
You get an 8km / hour top speed. This is a light run, or jog for bigger / fitter runners. It is in line with many budget and walking treadmills in the lower price range.
There is a safety key system. This is standard for all treadmills sold in the UK. It will stop the treadmill automatically if they key gets pulled out – for example by stepping off of the running surface while it is attached.
The remote control sits on your wrist. This comes into its own when you are using this treadmill as a walking desk. You will control the belt speed and on / off, or select one of the built-in training programs via this watch-like remote.
You get an LCD console with this treadmill. It is basic, with 6 pre-set workouts and manual controls. You will see speed, distance, heart rate and calories burned on display.
App compatibility adds a different dimension to the Task 2.0 treadmill compared with others in this price range. This app is called ‘FitShow’. It works via your smartphone or tablet. This will track and analyse your workouts and allow you to share data with others. While not exactly a KinoMap app, it does bring this unit up to date with the latest tech.
Compared to many walking treadmills, there are some quality features on this model. It folds almost flat; the makers show it being stored under a bed. There are speakers built in. The running surface is multi-layered. This is designed to protect against static, no more jolts when you step off and touch a door!
Split feedback on this model. Most of it is positive, with people liking the quality. One buyer had a faulty motor, and appears to want the entire staff at Bluefin thrown into the street and pelted with rotting vegetables… (well, ok, the rant did not say exactly that, though you get the idea…).
People liked the solid base and ability to double up as a regular or desk treadmill. The inbuilt speakers received praise. The price was questioned by a couple of buyers, though the quality seemed to be universally enjoyed.
Without wanting to sound like a stuck record, it always makes sense to check the latest feedback before you buy a treadmill. Bluefin has a great reputation – though you never know when this might change.
This is the perfect treadmill for anyone that is trying to decide between a walking desk treadmill and a regular one. It does both adequately – with the desk part the best bit for me. The remote sits on your wrist, so you can start and stop the walking without any fuss. That anti-static running surface makes difference too. Anyone who has suffered from jolts after using other desk treadmills will understand this immediately.
This is not the biggest or flashiest unit. With app integration, its own console and easy setup – it will get the job done.
Check out the full picture gallery, and read the latest feedback from those already using one, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page now!
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