Summary: The F10 is the entry level treadmill in the impressive Sportstech range. This brand has best-sellers in several categories. Their selling point might not be what you expect… its German engineering. Cliches aside, the build quality of the Sportstech F10 treadmill stands out. This model has a price barely above the budget end of the market – along with a spec which includes multiple mid-range extras.
With app compatibility, incline, and a quality console, the Sportstech F10 has a lot more than good engineering going for it.
Check out the galley (which includes close ups and descriptions of each part) and the excellent feedback from owners now, over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
While noticeably bigger than budget treadmills, this is a compact machine when you compare with the higher end parts of the Sportstech range. It is 124 x 620x 134cm when operating and weighs in at 27kgs. With a max user weight of 120kg (18.89 stone), this model is suitable for bigger / heavier users.
A plus point is the quiet engine. You can run the Sportstech F10 at the maximum 10km / hour and will still find it quiet. This model will fold away. You can see it being folded in the linked picture gallery. This reduces the length by around half – perfect for users without room to leave it out.
That German engineering covers the running surface. This has 5 layers, plus extra side treads. This is ‘joint gentle’, it will cushion your steps without being overly springy / spongy. You get wheels to move this machine, plus incline to add some intensity to your runs.
The F10 Treadmill has a wide platform for the console. This model can be controlled using this console or via your tablet / smartphone.
Clear buttons including a quick stop let you switch between manual and pre-set programs on the console as you would any other treadmill. This machine can be used alongside a mobile app. This will track your progress, provide coaching / workouts, and even let you enjoy a run in multiplayer mode.
You can also use the F10 alongside the popular Kinomap app. This treadmill is compatible with chest strap monitors, though you will need to buy one separately.
There have been some comments that this treadmill is smaller than expected – though overall the comments are complimentary. Keep in mind that you simply won’t get big treadmills like those in commercial gyms at this price point.
The quality gets some praise, and the customer service gets specific positive mentions. One F10 owner noted that they proactively reached out when issues were posted on Amazon. As with many Sportstech machines, the word ‘robust’ can be found in the comments for this model.
My usual note about comments. Treadmills get a lot of grumbles, so keep that in mind whichever brand you end up going with. Anything above 4-stars is excellent for this kind of product. Make sure you read the latest feedback, as things can and do change fast!
Compared to the mid and higher end treadmills from SportsTech, this model is compact. With incline and a 10km / hour top speed, it has plenty enough ‘oomph’ for anyone but the keenest runners. The small touches make a difference. They include cushioned running surface, quiet motor, and bigger console area.
What stands out with this model is the electronics. The console is impressive in its own right. Add to that compatibility with the latest apps – via your iPad / tablet or smartphone, and you have a versatile treadmill.
The price is only just above the cheap treadmills range… considering the spec you get; this is a serious bargain.
Check out the full picture gallery and read the latest feedback from owners for yourself now over on this dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
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