The Sunny Health and Fitness Treadmill has all of the basic functionalities that allow me to have a decent workout at home.
For a reasonable price, it has pre-programmed workouts, incline options, and convenient handrail controls.
Sunny Health And Fitness Treadmill Review
- Easy to assemble and store
- Wheels for easy transportation
- 9 workout programs
- Handrail controls for quick adjustments
- 3 incline level options
- Limited weight capacity
- Some squeaking sounds
- Some people received a damaged unit or defective parts
I love that the Sunny Health and Fitness Treadmill has a built-in handrail control that makes it easy for me to access quick speed buttons, safety lock and power save buttons, and pulse monitors.
It might not be a clincher for some, but I consider it very clever! There’s no need to take my hands off the handrail to make quick adjustments, which is very nice.
Built-in Workout Programs
I can choose from 9 exercise options programmed in its system. The options focus on weight loss, heart rate and endurance.
There are 3 manual incline options to personalize the level of my workout intensity. It inclines to just about 5 inches above the floor, but it is enough to make each workout at least a bit different.
Easy Folding Mechanism and Soft Drop System
One of the reasons why I bought this treadmill is the limited space that my apartment has.
True to its promise, I can properly store it when not in use because it folds and unfolds safely and easily. It also has wheels which make it easy to move around.
- Large, easy-to-read LCD display where I can check time, distance, speed, calories, and pulse.
- It also has a body mass indicator which is not common for treadmills in this price range.
- Holders for smartphones/tablets and cups for added comfort and accessibility
Design And Specifications
The Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill is an adequately-powered machine just right for home use. It runs on a 2.20 HP motor.
It has a running surface of 16n x 49in. It has a relatively limited weight limit. People over 220 lbs. should look for bigger and sturdier alternatives.
The speed ranges from 0.5mph to 9mph. It can be adjusted in .1mph increments for a gradual and comfortable acceleration. This treadmill comes with 1-year warranty for the frame and 90 days for parts.
How easy is it to assemble?
It can be easily assembled in just a few steps. The total assembly time should not take more than 30 minutes. Aside from instructions, it also comes with standard tools.
Does it hold up well despite its size?
It is rather small and narrow compared to the usual home treadmill, but it is sturdy and stable.
What is the maximum incline?
The max incline is 4% or 5 inches above the floor. However, exact figures of the 3 incline options are not available.
What is the weight limit?
The maximum user weight is 220 lbs. If you weigh more than that, a more heavy-duty treadmill is advisable.
Does it have holders for personal items that I would like to have while working out?
Yes. There are slots for 2 cups and a holder for a smartphone or a tablet.
For about $100 less, it also has quick-select speed controls and 3 incline options, but it has a wider range of programmed workouts.
A slightly more expensive option would be the ProForm 300i. Add a few more bucks and you can enjoy additional features such as one-touch controls for quick incline and speed adjustments without interrupting your rhythm.
Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill: Conclusion
I am after a decent workout for a reasonable price, and the Sunny Health and Fitness Treadmill answers that need. It is not fancy but it has most of the essentials at a high quality.
However, be conscious of the weight limit as this treadmill’s size could pose problems for bigger people or those with a wider stance. There are some reports of damaged parts or defective unit upon delivery, but my unit came completely new and worked perfectly.