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Best Folding Treadmill For Small Space - WalkingPad R1 Pro

by Joseph Lo September 25, 2020

Best Folding Treadmill For Small Space - WalkingPad R1 Pro - TOV Collection

A plenty of treadmill brands out there, famously we know Proform, NordicTrack, Horizon and etc. They established far long in the market and of course they are known for their quality, performance also the inescapable high price. Runners love it, gymnasiums love it. A heavy and bulky treadmill is made for the purpose! 

You might be asking,

"How can a big treadmill be placed at my tiny apartment?"
"A folding treadmill is still very heavy to be moved. How?"
"I am a mild runner, I am probably need a walk during my work, any compact treadmill solution?"
"Any cheaper treadmill which can be performing well?
 
Targeting these sort of concerns, a big and over performing treadmill might not be the final solution. It is even not worth to spend a high price for not fully utilize it. It is usually at a budget of $1000 to $2000 or above. Big, bulky treadmill means you have to dedicate your big space from your existing comfy room. Probably at the center of your living room in a tiny apartment.

The only answer for the findings is a folding treadmill with fairly high performance.

There are many folding treadmill released in the market nowadays. A most decent with comprehensive designed treadmill barely not to say is the WalkingPad R1 Pro. WalkingPad R1 Pro is a technological product, a smart treadmill with folding feature. And this is the reason TOV Collection chose it!

WalkingPad is the treadmill brand name by Kingsmith. An authorized partner of Xiaomi and one of the most welcomed brand in Xiaomi Youpin store. Even Xiaomi itself carries one of the Kingsmith model WalkingPad A1, rebranding in Xiaomi and integrated to its smart home APP environment. 

Factor to Consider

Space

WalkingPad R1 Pro is the most foldable treadmill ever found in the market until now. It is overall smaller than traditional treadmill and extremely compact when it is folded. At just 59" long by  28.4" wide, it folds to 38.6" long by 28.4" wide. You won't have to sacrifice too much space to operate it and headache of nowhere to store it. It takes 90% less space after folding. Yes, you are right, 90%!

Portable

You may want folding treadmill so that for the rest of the day you can wheel it away and get it out of the way. WalkingPad R1 Pro weights 73 pounds, a far lighter than the traditional treadmill. With a pair of wheels, it is easily moved. 

Performance

Some will call WalkingPad R1 Pro as 2-in-1 treadmill. It offers walking and running modes as the maximum motor speed range up to 10km/h. WalkingPad R1 Pro is suitable for slow walk under your working desk, elders exercises or walk while watching TV. With maximum speed, you can boost yourself on running mood in the apartment workout. Somehow this is good for cardio exercises. 

And most important the stability of the treadmill is everyone's concern. Smaller with thinner metal structure to achieve light treadmill design is what conventional treadmill makers do. WalkingPad R1 Pro's main frame is built with aluminium alloy. Thinking of this material, we can imagine it as like the airplane's wing aluminium alloy cast design for rigidity and strength. It is an improvement for treadmill's stability and duration.

Noise Control

For noise, WalkingPad R1 Pro is very silent while you are operating it. In general, sound meter measures averagely 60 dB at running mode maximum speed, 50dB at walking mode between 3 and 6 km/h. This is a comfortable sound level and quiet enough to run during watching TV. However if you are living in the apartment with flimsier floor, the neighbours downstairs may hear the vibrations of your running. We recommend using a pad under it to reduce the noise for neighbours. Normally a thick pilates/yoga mat can resolve this problem.

Weight Capacity

The only downside for extreme runner is weight capacity. WalkingPad R1 Pro sustains up to 242 pounds and this is not a good choice for heavier weight user due to its compact design. But it is ideally still best for most range of the users. 

Maintenance

The core of a treadmill is the motor. Its lifespan is critical as motor mechanism degraded, your treadmill will lose efficiency and increase power load. This leads to the malfunctioning. WalkingPad R1 Pro uses brushless motor. Brushless motor avoids mechanical contact in the brush, reduces most possible motor's wears and tears throughout the operation. Also, less contact in motor tends to reduce the noise and friction force, improving the operation load with better efficiency. This is a better engineered treadmill compare to traditional ones. And this is the myth that WalkingPad R1 Pro famous for its low possible maintenance and long duration of work.

Technology

WalkingPad R1 Pro is smart designed for safety and efficiency. There are 3 modes: Standby, Start and Stop. This can be controlled from both remote or KS App. Manual mode offers what you are expecting. At the touch of the button, you control start/stop then speed it in 0.5km/h increments. You can trigger the start feature by automatic recognition on the location. You have to just step on the treadmill belt for 3 seconds and it moves. If you leave or fall off from the WalkingPad R1 Pro, it will stop in a short time. If you are not standing on the treadmill, WalkingPad R1 Pro notices and stops in a few seconds too. So flying starts and pranks are thus prevented.

Patented Feet-Control technology enables the treadmill to monitors your foot speed, then "try to align" by the motor speed. Pressure sensors on three position of the treadmill detects your foot press and adjust the motor speed in order to make sure you are always walking or slow run in the middle of the treadmill. This functions can only be used in walking mode. You will not feel running too fast to the end of treadmill or drop off from it when you are especially doing some work else like running on desk.

WalkingPad R1 Pro is priced under $1000 but perform similar to the treadmill grade as $1000 above. It comes with 1 year warranty. For the price, WalkingPad R1 Pro is a great alternative for traditional treadmill. Although you would not run as fast as at the regular heavy treadmill, WalkingPad R1 Pro eventually a great solution for all range users who need a simple run and walk especially during the working at home period.


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