By Sean (Ogden, Ut) on Mar 6, 2009
Comments: From top to bottom:Console: Bright, contemporary display. The one-touch incline and speed adjustments have been great! On other treadmills, I've had to risk my life to awkwardly scroll through speeds and inclines while running at 8 or 9 MPH. The heart-rate monitor is off, but I've owned recumbent bikes and ellipticals, and have yet to see a palm-style monitor that is accurate. I've bought 2 Ifit cards, and they've really upgraded the workout quality and variety. Although, there are plenty of pre-programmed.....programs?I love that I don't need to wear headphones because of the speaker. The sound quality is fair, but I don't need crystal -clear acoustics while working out. I was extremely impressed that the treadmill came with a connector for Ipods, AND a standard connector for use with other brands of MP3/Portable CD/Cassette/Radio players. I wasn't expecting those to be included.Handrails: Very stable, and large enough to relax in many different positions while you're cooling down from a hard uphill run.Motors/Platform: Both the Incline and Belt Motors have impressive power. There's a slight slowing with each step when the belt is on 1 or 1.5MPH, but that's also when the motor is running at its weakest and it's rare that speeds that low are even used. I had my knee surgically repaired after many football/wrestling injuries, and it'll never be right again, so I have to take care of it. The adjustable platform dampening has been absolutely invaluable in that regard! I have a home gym, so I don't so much need to fold it up, but it is a large treadmill, and folds up to a surprisingly small size if needed. The extra-wide belt is AWESOME! I have actually walked my 95lb. german shepherd on it with me (use sled dog boots so they don't scuff the hell out of it). I certainly wasn't walking with normal strides, I was walking more narrow than normal, but it's possible.Delivery/Assembly: It ships via UPS Freight, and they were a nightmare. After 5 days of delays for the same reason: "I don't know,
A2550 treadmill with more power than an ordinary motor, the commercial-grade DurX™ motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time, while maintaining smooth, consistent operation. Employing an internal fan, this motor reduces noise as it cools internal components, plus extends the motor's life.