Date: Aug 22, 2018
I always wanted a treadmill at home.
I am too lazy to go to the gym.
Especially when the sky is raining, I need to do some exercise at home.
I used to have one, but it was way too bulky and very noisy. And not cheap either.
That day, I bought one from Taobao. Cheap and good!
(you can google and search for Taobao for keyword “Taobao” & “miniwalk”)
That is the size of the treadmill.
This is not like those normal treadmill. There is no handles.
There is no dashboard in front of you.
You can’t pre-program the speed or inclination.
It is just a treadmill, that you walk on it, and it will start rolling and according to the speed you walk. When you want to run, you can start running and the speed will automatically adjust to your running speed.
Cool! Isn’t it?
Even my kids like to play on it.
You can watch your favourite TV shows while walking on the miniwalk.
Of course, need to wear proper shoes to walk and run.
See how Jay activated the treadmill.
There are many sellers on Taobao, and they selling different pricing. In general the price is about RMB1800-RMB2500. You have to pick the one yourself and remember, once you bought it, it is hard to get it fix once broken. That is the risk of buying things from Taobao.
I bought mine from this tmall shop. RMB1999 about SGD$402. Wow, $400 treadmill.
Here are some of the Specs from Taobao.
Total area of 0.06m square.
To activate it, you simply walk 3 normal steps. And the treadmill will automatically start rolling.
Aerospace material. Good to absorb noise.
Can stand 100KG of weight.
The running belt has 46cm in width.
You can hide under your bed, or sofa or you can make it stand vertically to store it.
Light material and high quality.
It also comes with wheel. So, to move it, you just need the strength to move an iMac.
The treadmill I think is 25KG.
Since it is so small, you can make any place your gym.
The height is only 4.7cm tall. And 2 colours for you to choose from.
The LED display will show the time, the steps and distance.
Cross sections. Looks simple.
Got cooling systems in the design. Bring down the heat.
Remember, I usually don’t buy expensive stuff from Taobao. But if you do, there are risk that it can be broken, the seller can be bad seller, and if you use the product for some time, it got broken, and you have no way to fix it.