Summary: Olympic create a lot of lower priced fitness equipment. The best-selling Olympic Unisex Motorized folding treadmill is yet another addition to their treadmill range. This entry-level model is designed to tick all the boxes as a functional, practical home treadmill. It does not have the (expensive) frills like app compatibility or auto-incline. What is does is provide a no-frills, solid electric treadmill which has plenty of flexibility for all but the keenest / fittest runners.
You can see the full picture gallery – which includes close-ups of the console – plus the feedback from owners, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
This is a mid-sized unit. While it won’t compare with the giant machines you find in commercial gyms, the running surface should be plenty enough for home use. This home treadmill is 125cm long, 61cm wide and 135cm tall. The max user weight recommended by Olympic is 100kgs – that is 15.7 stone. Keep in mind that the makers are always a little ‘conservative’ with these recommendations if you are a little heavier than this.
You get a fixed incline of 7.87%. This makes a difference to the effort required to hit the top speed of 10km / hour. Again, this shows that the Olympic Unisex treadmill is great for casual users. If you are a keen runner or training for a marathon, you should consider a machine with a 12km / hour (or even 14 km / hour) top speed.
This treadmill will fold between uses, there are also small wheels for moving it into place. Aluminium construction keeps it lighter than equivalent models.
The console has a striking blue background. The display part is simple, showing 4 digits. Olympic / Fit4Home have been creative in getting you the most information from this. You will see the reading scroll between speed, distance, time running, and calories burned as you run.
Three pre-set programs are available to vary your workout. Most people will use the manual controls, speeding up or slowing down with the touch of a button. There is a safety key. This attaches to your clothing, instantly stopping the motor if you should fall off.
While the bars are wide enough to provide stability – there is no pulse rate monitor in this model.
Generally positive feedback for this model – especially when you consider that it is in the lower price bracket. There were a handful of rightfully disgruntled buyers that got broken / damaged treadmills. I would like to see the resolution of these issues – rather than just the rants – as Olympic have an excellent track record when it comes to customer service.
Positives included the fact that only a tiny bit of setup was required. This model also got mentions for being great value.
Make sure you check the latest comments / feedback, whether you buy the Olympic Unisex running machine or any other brand. This is always a better resource for honest opinions than the latest marketing material of the producer.
As no-frills, solid home treadmills go, there is a lot to like about the motorized unisex treadmills from Olympic. If you are after those little extras like app compatibility, a pulse monitor, better console, or adjustable incline, then you will need to step into the next price bracket. The S300 from JLL ticks all the right boxes in this respect.
Olympic make excellent fitness equipment for budget buyers. What you lack in advanced features you make up for in a reliable, safe, and easy setup.
Check out the picture gallery and read the latest feedback for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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