A full, in-depth review of the Reebok ZR10 Treadmill.
During the last couple of years, Reebok Fitness has developed to be a major competitor in the home treadmill marketplace. In 2011, they launched the Z-Series of treadmills which was a revolutionary product and took the market by surprise. Now, Reebok are introducing their most recent generation of home treadmills, known as the “ZR” series! The first product in the line to be launched is the ZR10 treadmill and we’re delighted to be going over this design.
The Reebok ZR was very much pre-built in the pack, just required to list the uprights into spot, twist the system to the proper position, put in a few screws and plastic covers and job done. Even though it is fast and easy, we would still suggest having two people as this treadmill is rather heavy and weighs in at 85kg!
When put together, it becomes obvious that this ZR10 treadmill is not just an incremental enhancement on the Z9 treadmill that was the best of the collection of the Z-Series. There is a totally new structure, platform and console / handlebar layout.
There are stickers which can be seen on the side rails that instantly get your focus to one of the unique functions of this treadmill: The cushioning: It would appear that for the first time, Reebok Fitness have used some of the technology from Reebok’s very effective ZigTech running shoes and integrated the principals of this into the cushioning of the running deck. The official description (on the sticker) appears pretty complex and reveals the energy through the heel impact being dissipated further down the deck, causing more muscle groups being worked out.
The basic description comes from folding the deck to really look at the padding and also just running on it. Essentially, the front section of the deck possesses smoother cushioning, which offers more assistance on heel impact and the back of the deck possesses firmer cushioning to make for a harder surface to push off from.
On top of the impressive cushioning, the jogging deck is a reasonable 45cm by 135cm in size. We feel this is a bargain among having a deck that is big enough for most folks to be able to run on, while yet having a fairly compact form element, taking up less room than numerous treadmills in the home. Powered by a 2 HP ongoing duty motor, the treadmill has a lot of power and silently drives the belt to a best speed of 18 kph (over 11 mph!)!
This machine features a 15-levels driven slope. On the other hand, at its optimum incline level, it is just about 7 or 8% which is lesser than most equally priced treadmills and will be a dissatisfaction to those searching to make use of a treadmill for weight loss, as slower speeds at a higher slope burn off as many calories as running at greater speeds on a flat surface. Obviously, running at reduced speeds is safer for the joints.
When considering the console, it looks that the design division at Reebok Fitness have decided to come up with a console that clicks each and every single box. There is a very clear back-lit LCD display screen which offers all the required feedback, a cooling fan, a pair of audio speakers and even a water bottle holder. On the other hand, the speakers are tinny and the fan does not seem to do much other than create noise.
With the sheer breadth of applications accessible on the ZR10 treadmill, boredom is not very likely to set in at any stage. There are 24 preset programs whose speed and slope profiles are printed right on the console itself and each and every one can be made use of for a user-defined period. There are 3 target programs where you can set the target time, distance or calories and the speed and slope is managed personally.
For those who can’t get any of the predetermined programs meeting their requirements, there are 3 user defined programs. We are also very delighted to see the heart rate control features on the Reebok ZR10 and the console has an integrated Polar compatible wireless heart rate receiver to make complete use of this. And as if all of this was not sufficient, there is even a body fat test feature on the console!
In terms of controls, it is nice to notice the handlebar speed and slope adjusting keys in addition to the shortcut keys on the console. We sense that making adjustments to the speed and slope are a lot simpler to do when running making use of the handlebars, rather than bending forward to make use of the console.
The Reebok ZR10 treadmill includes a folding deck that securely locks into position and has a soft-drop function for unfolding and there are transport wheels for shifting the machine around.
The Reebok ZR10 comes to the market with a two years company warranty which will increase the attention and trust of the customers towards the Reebok Company. In the present day, exercising has become a compulsory matter in our day-to-day life. So people tend to buy exercising machines. Some of them are deceived by various companies from the ineffective products.
Those products damage the joints and bring various aches to the body. So we must be aware of the specifications of the exercising machines and should purchase the best. It will help achieve our targets. As mentioned in this review the Reebok ZR10 treadmill is a very effective and successful machine which most people must pay their attention to. Now you can purchase this exercising machine at an affordable price from the market and it is worth more than it’s price.