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H.B.S Portable Folding Treadmill Review

The H.B.S Portable Folding Motorized Treadmill is a pretty good entry level treadmill if you’re seeking a starting point in order to actualize all your fitness goals. In the treadmill machines market, this one happens to be one of the cheapest ones available. So hang on to your seats and read this article in order to find out if the treadmill is worthy enough for your money or not.

Electric Treadmill Foldable Running Jogging Fitness Machine for Home & Gym (Black 4)
Electric Treadmill Foldable Running Jogging Fitness Machine for Home & Gym (Black 4)
Electric Treadmill Foldable Running Jogging Fitness Machine for Home & Gym (Black 4)
Electric Treadmill Foldable Running Jogging Fitness Machine for Home & Gym (Black 4)

Dimensions

The machine comes with assembly dimensions of 47 inches length, 24 inches width, and 48 inches of height. It is also capable of being folded and can measure up to 50 x 24 x 19 inches when in that state. The running belt has dimensions ranging 39.75 inches x 13.5 inches which is noticeably narrow for those with larger running action. Rule out the chance of you using this machine for full scale running.

Built-in wheels at the bottom of its base mean that you can easily fold the treadmill and transport it to another place when you’re not using it. So do know that you can just slide this machine under your bed or in the storage if you the total square meters of your home are not enough to accommodate room for the treadmill.

Features

A multi-function LCD allows you to track readings of elapsed time, distance covered, total time, and number of burned calories. It provides you speeds that go up to 6 mph (making that roughly 10 kmph) which is suitable for walking, jogging, and light running. Do not think however that this machine will give you enough speed to actually have a rigorous running workout. The speed itself can be adjusted incrementally using the buttons, there are also five quick speed buttons that make the treadmill move at speeds of 2 km, 4 km, 6 km, 8 km, and 10 km respectively. The H.B.S Portable Folding Motorized Treadmill also offers a safety key attached to a metallic surface on the control panel that you can clip on to your clothes. If ever, for some reason, you find yourself incapable of turning off the machine, all you have to do is unplug the safety clip and the treadmill will gently come to a stop. This ensures you remain protected as you work out.

The handlebars of the machine come with convenient controls and are coated to provide a better grip for safety, comfort, and balance, which you can latch on to as you subject your body to strenuous physical exercise.

Note that the H.B.S Portable Folding Motorized Treadmill does not include any incline options so your only angle of movement will be the natural flat surface.

Construction & Motor

The H.B.S Portable Folding Motorized Treadmill is solidly built with a sturdy steel frame. It appears to be pretty durable for use and has a weight capacity of 250 pounds which is pretty good for such a low cost treadmill. Its motor is of 500 Watts 110  Volts of energy in order to be able to run. Since the motor is small and concise, it ensures that the treadmill will run smoothly without the motor making any noise and interfering with the peace of others in the process. You can thus continue your exercise in relative comfort while listening to your music and not worrying about discussing your house members. The treadmill weighs a meager 27 pounds and can support up to weights of 250 pounds which is pleasantly surprising because it is rare to see treadmills weighing that low to be able to have the capacity for greater weights. It is also equipped with a shock absorption deck helps provide a cushion for ankle, back, and knee joints which will help your muscles recuperate faster after a workout.

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With all these things addressed, let us now weigh the pros and cons of the machine

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Compact and can fit nicely anywhere
  • Foldable and built-in wheels allow it to be moved elsewhere.
  • 500 W motor that isn’t noisy
  • Impressive weight capacity of 250 pounds

Cons

  • The running surface measures up too small and is narrow for those with large running action.
  • Does not come with any incline settings.

Verdict

The H.B.S Portable Folding Motorized Treadmill is one of the cheapest machines in the market which money can buy but which is also stocked with a running motor. Its biggest drawbacks however are the fact that the running surface is too narrow for someone to work out on using full strides. While the incremental speed variety is good to have, the maximum speed of 6 mph is also pretty slow for high intensity running so you can best use this treadmill for light jogging only.  But if you’re a new exerciser looking to  start somewhere, this treadmill will prove to be a good buy.

H.B.S Portable Folding Treadmill Review

Accessibility - 7.6
Build Quality - 7.4
Comfort - 7.8
Design - 8

7.7

This treadmill model comes with fundamental features of any treadmill and does it job well. Benefits include a running motor and handlebar controls.

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Christian R. Berndt

I am a highly competent and enthusiastic Personal Trainer with the ability to help people achieve their fitness goals and ambitions. I have been training for the past five years myself and have gained knowledge and experience within the fitness sector which also included me learning to a high extent about nutrition and supplementation. I learnt this from being practical and additional research in my own time. I am able to apply the knowledge I have to help anyone and work around their needs and goals. I have been around physical activity for all of my teenage and adult life. My career as fitness guide through various Gyms has given me immense knowledge in recommending a variety of fitness equipments.
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