By DriverJoe (Lima, Ohio) on Feb 14, 2013
Comments: My wife and I love the features of the the 9700 and it was relatively easy to assemble. I opted for doorstep delivery, it was cumbersome & heavy to move from garage to basement but can be done with 2 stong or 3-4 average strength people. It assembles easy for anyone who doesn't mind taking the time and saving the extra $$. I will give the pro's & con's as I see them. 1.)Solid Sturdy base & tread although ours has a spot on the right side that makes a whining noise when you step in that spot which may go away over time, hmmm not sure. 2.)The iFit system is nice to use for the video's & google maps however when you turn off the treadmill & back on you have to log back in each time, a memory backup would be a nice time saving feature to have. a.) I've also had twice now in the first 2 weeks of use, while running the computer system failed and I had to restart the machine log back in and lost all info, again a little backup memory would be a fantastic feature. I don't mind that the coputer failed as much as losing data and extra time signing back in and navigating back the the same workout. 3.) The Fan is Great! A little noise is to be expected in my opinion and it does make a little. 4.)The top unit as a whole is easy to read and use, once you get familiar with the layout of all the buttons, "kinda like getting a new car". a.)My opinion is that it could be mounted a little sturdier, I've found it comfortable to rest one hand on top of the unit while typing with the other hand and if you happen to pull it forward at all it feels like it could be mounted sturdier. 5.)The touch screen while nice to use could be a little more responsive, I've had to slow myelf down and accept that typing any text just is not as quick as any other handheld device i.e. iphone, ipad, ipod kindle, Droid etc... 6.)The Cushoning is one of the BIG reasons I chose this model and I've only had time to adjust in a couple levels, I started at level 5 and changed to level 3 with a noticable difference. a.)I've had problem's with
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