One treadmill released in 2015 was the Ober Folding Treadmill. It’s an updated version of the Ober Folding Treadmill, which we reviewed previously.
This model has Bluetooth connectivity and is compatible with iFit. This is the Ober Folding Treadmill part number WLTL29615 for reference.
Specifications and Key Features
- 64.5L x 29W x 55.5H inches when assembled (164L x 74W x 141H cm)
- 50L x 16W inches, 50L x 16W inches, 50L x 16W inches, 50L x 16W inches (127L x 40.6W cm)
- Weight when assembled: 118 lbs (53.5 kg)
- Weight supported: 275 lbs (125 kg)
- 2.25 HP, 0.5–10 MPH motor
- Manual two-position incline
- 6 inbuilt programs, Bluetooth, and iFit compatibility
- Additional features include a device holder and accessory trays.
- Warranty: Motor 1 year / Replacement parts 1 year | 1 year of labor
The Ober Folding Treadmill is their entry-level and most cheap treadmill. This treadmill is around $300 less than the 7.0 AT, making it the lowest on the list.
The T101 has a 20′′ by 55′′ running surface, almost identical to the previous treadmill. You may have observed the link between lower pricing and smaller running surface.
Regardless, this treadmill has a 2.5 CHP motor capable of 10 mph and inclining up to 10%.
Not as good as some of the other treadmills we’ve reviewed, but not bad for the money.
The bluetooth speakers and the 40 training routines are the most surprising aspects of this treadmill (in a good way).
There are home treadmills that cost twice as much that don’t have bluetooth speakers.
For the price, the T101 has a lifetime frame and motor warranty, plus a 1-year parts and labor warranty.
Overall, the T101 is a great treadmill for $600. The T101 is a well-built machine with good tech features.
What We Enjoy
- Sleek with folding side arms and a 4.5-inch thickness.
- It can be hidden beneath a bed or a sofa.
- This is one of the best treadmills for small places.
- The shock-absorbing deck can sustain individuals weighing up to 220 pounds.
- It comes fully built.
- There are two pairs of wheels for transportation.
- A 2.5 HP motor with a 0.6 to 8.0 MPH speed range.
- For 2 MPH and 4 MPH, there are quick speed selection controls.
- Auxiliary cable for the sound system is included.
- The warranty is excellent.
What We Don’t Care For
- There are no goals set.
- There is no way to track your heart rate.
- There are no built-in programs.
System of inclination and deck
For a home treadmill, the Ober Folding Treadmill has a rather solid surface. It has a maximum user weight limit of 275 pounds (125 kilograms), which isn’t awful.
The belt has a 50′′L x 16′′W running/walking surface (127 x 40.6 cm). Users between the heights of 6’0″ and 6’1″ (183 and 185 cm) should be able to run correctly and benefit from a whole stride.
For better interaction, the integrated belt has a rough surface. It’s multi-layered and fairly thick, as well as stretch-resistant.
The internal rollers’ diameter isn’t mentioned, but they’re probably not as thick as those on a commercial treadmill.
They do, however, have a crowned design for better traction and a longer belt lifespan. They’re also equipped with industrial-grade ball bearings for a smooth action.
A cushioning system is installed on the machine’s deck. It comprises two enormous shock absorption pieces, one on each side, in the centre of the deck.
They’re affixed to the deckboard with screws, so their position can’t be adjusted.
In addition, the interior deckboard flexes slightly. As a brief conclusion, the treadmill provides adequate shock absorption, hence minimizing the workout’s impact.
They include a manual inclination system with this Ober Folding Treadmill. I may fold its rear stabilizers to offer the deck with a few degrees of inclination.
Because the incline requires manual change, you can’t do it while jogging or walking on the treadmill; you’ll have to stop working out.
The belt is approximately 6.5′′ (16.5 cm) above the floor level. As a result, it’s best to use this treadmill in a room with a ceiling at least 10 inches (25.4 cm) higher than your own.
Construction of the framework
They built the steel frame of the Ober Folding Treadmill of rectangular tubing. Rust-resistant paint applies to all the steel pieces used in its construction.
Gray was chosen because it was the only color available for this model.
They make several sections of the machine of durable thermoplastic material. The side covers of its rails, the motor cover, and the console dashboard are the most distinctive.
In comparison to other models, the Ober Folding Treadmill is quite small. It measures around 64.5′′ (164 cm) long and 29′′ (74 cm) wide when all the sections are put together.
For easy access and safe use, it’s also a good idea to provide at least two feet of clearance on each side of the deck and at least three feet of clearance at the back.
The treadmill may be folded. It has a foldable deck that saves space. Other similar machines, like as the ADVENOR YD106, for example, incorporate a hydraulic element for slow unfolding.
The deck isn’t particularly heavy.
The net weight of the machine is 118 pounds (53.5 kg). However, transporting the boxed unit may cause two individuals.
However, because the machine’s front base frame has a set of small wheels, it can easily be transported by only one person once it’s constructed.
Motor for driving
The Ober Folding Treadmill is, of course, an electric treadmill. As a result, you’ll need to connect it to a power source outside of the house.
It includes a power cable with a normal US plug. The cord connects to the machine’s front base part, which also has an On/Off switch.
This Ober Folding Treadmill has a 2.25 HP motor that provides a reasonable amount of workload, allowing you to run or walk for at least a few hours without overheating or losing performance.
It also included a small flywheel for better motion stability.
The motor has a speed range of 0.5 to 10 miles per hour. The console has controls for both gradual and fast speed adjustments.
The buttons for gradual speed modification (+, -) serve a dual purpose. Short presses adjust the speed in 0.1-mile-per-hour increments, whereas long presses adjust the speed in 0.5-mile-per-hour increments.
The shift from one speed level to the next is smooth, allowing you to quickly change your pace.
The motor itself isn’t particularly loud. Your cadence, however, may make more or less noise based on your running technique, weight, footwear, and other things.
Because the motor is not powerful, the additional charges to your energy bill should be negligible even if the machine is used frequently.
A Bluetooth-enabled and iFit-ready console is included with the Ober Folding Treadmill. A complimentary month of iFit membership is also included.
As a result, you can download the iFit app and connect it with your treadmill to keep track of your progress online, take part in interactive fitness courses, run on virtual trails, and more.
The iFit function is not required. In manual mode, the machine can be started and operated.
To accomplish this, press and hold the Bluetooth button for at least 30 seconds when the machine is turned on for the first time.
The console of the machine has an LCD display with LED backlighting. It keeps track of time, speed, distance traveled, calories burned, and pulse.
Speed and distance are set to English units by default (MPH and miles), however they can be changed to metric measurements (kmh and kilometers).
The console contains a touch sensor on which you can place your finger to count and display your pulse for the pulse reading function.
The console is compatible with a variety of HR chest belts. However, an HR chest belt is not provided.
The console features six built-in fitness programs in case you don’t want to use the iFit workouts or the iFit app.
Three of them help you lose weight, while the other three are high-intensity workouts. We can access them via the console’s “Onboard Workout” key.
If a program is chosen, the machine will alter the speed automatically based on the current workout segment. We display the workout segments on the console’s left side.
The treadmill’s console does not have built-in speakers or an AUX port for listening to music. It also lacks a USB port and a workout fan.
We integrate two accessory trays and a tablet holder into the dashboard. So, if you’re going to use iFit, you may put your tablet on top of the console.
Installation and upkeep
The deck of the machine, as well as the drive motor, belt, side covers, and all other components, is pre-assembled.
As a result, all you have to do now is connect the front base frame, the two handlebars, and the console.
It shouldn’t take over 30 minutes to do this task. We supplied all the essential tools, as well as step-by-step assembly instructions in the handbook.
The belt is pre-greased at the factory and should not need to be lubricated again for a long time.
Apart from that, all you have to do is keep the treadmill clean, especially the belt, and check for loose bolts and parts regularly.
Burns 30% more calories than the conventional treadmill.
Little impact. The curved mat mechanical system provides excellent shock absorption and is a smooth system.
There is no friction and wear as with standard treadmills.
It’s an ideal cardio machine for HIIT training as it allows you to switch from sprinting to walking fast (and vice versa).
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Dimensions (assembled): 129.4 x 59.3 x 123
Dimensions (in the box): 130.2 x 28.4 x 89.7
Weight (assembled): 45.5 kg
Weight (in the box): 50.5 kg
Operating hours: 32.5 h / week
Gearbox: Poly V® belt
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