FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Treadmills

What accessories should you buy when you buy a treadmill?

Although many devices are already equipped with a heart rate monitor (ear clip or hand knife), it is worth buying a chest strap for heart rate measurement, which is more accurate. Most models are equipped with a receiver on display. Nevertheless, inquire whether your chest strap is compatible with the treadmill.

What is an interval program on a treadmill?

A treadmill is often equipped with a range of exercise programs and presets. The interval program is a particularly popular function. The training takes place at intervals, which means that you work harder at one range and less at the following. The change can also be accompanied by increasing intensity, in the form of resistance or the inclination of the treadmill. Interval training can have a positive impact on training results and general wellbeing.

What are the main differences between a professional treadmill (as found in gyms, for example) and a treadmill for home use?

Professional treadmills are mostly stable and of high quality, because they are subject to higher loads. The tread is often more full and/or more extended than is customary for home treadmills. They are also less easy to move or put away, which is the main difference from a home device.

As a rule, you want to be able to put your treadmill in the corner when it is not in use. Professional treadmills are also usually very quiet, while home devices can develop a certain level of noise. All of this is also reflected in the price.

What is a Passport USB stick?

With a Passport USB stick, you can bring a variety of training into your living room. If the treadmill is equipped with the appropriate Passport port, you can complete a running route in the Alps, for example. The treadmill must be provided with a Vision Fitness Touch console or the Passport Media Player.

What can different types of sprays be used to care for a treadmill?

Gliding sprays or silicone gliding sprays are particularly useful for keeping a treadmill in good condition. A high-quality silicone oil helps you to maintain the lubricating film on the treadmill. It is applied with a spout that is attached to most sprays.

What is the average lifespan of a treadmill, and what factors does it depend on?

The lifespan depends on the quality, care, and stress of the treadmill, but should be a few years depending on the price range.

Is a treadmill noisy during operation? Can this also be put into action without problems in an apartment in an apartment building?

Professional treadmills are usually quiet, but the smaller, lighter models, which are more suitable for an apartment, can develop a certain level of noise during operation. The type of occurrence during running can also cause additional vibrations and sounds. A damping mat can help here.

Can a treadmill also be used outdoors as long as it is covered, for example, in an arbor, on the terrace or in a garden shed?

Cold, wind, and wet conditions cannot be avoided outdoors or even in an arbor, on the terrace or in the garden shed. Even with a suitable cover, a treadmill should not be used or stored outdoors to prevent wear.

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