Healthrider R60 Treadmill Review
For casual users, the HealthRiderR60 treadmill is definitely not lacking in the standard or featured items that the consumer may want. Considered by most in the field to be at least worth the price it has been given, the R60 is still an intermediate machine.
While the I-fit system and oversized walking surface are pluses and definitely not standard, there are still boring standard features like fans, speakers, and a heart monitor. Things you just expect on a treadmill now.
HealthRider R60 Treadmill Specifications
- Engine: 2.0 Hp
- Foldable- Yes
- Top speed: 12 mph
- Inclination 0-10%
- Walking surface: 60? X 20?
- Display – BioLogic LED 4-Window Console
- Programs- 10+ ifit compatible
- Dimensions: 80? x 33? x 58?
- Treadmill Weight: N / A
- Maximum user weight: 330 pounds
- Warranty: 10-year engine, 1-year parts and labor
Many consumers in the exercise field have already heard of the I-fit system. By using I-fit.com and the equipment available, consumers can make a personalized weight loss plan to get in better shape. This is a professionally developed and tested plan on a bond!
To access the I-fit program, the consumer can use one of two methods, either by purchasing an optional CD or by using an Internet connection. I-fit programs are already detailed enough for the consumer to exercise, and it also follows professional guidelines.
By taking advantage of the speakers, the consumer can have an audio boost while using the I-fit program. As an even greater benefit, there is a cushioning system that has changed for the better over the years. Now, users will find that there is much less impact on their knees and joints.
Great machine, great value?
Who doesn’t appreciate a great running surface? I know what I do. That’s something the R60 has: a 60 “x 20” area. Something else that is good about a jogging area of this size: Older consumers, who may not be sure of themselves or just want to walk, may feel free to do so.
Also, other consumers who are less durable and want more confidence can get it by using this larger area.
For those consumers who want, even need to have value, having the I-fit system integrated into the HealthRiderR60 provides that. Trying to achieve fitness goals is something all consumers want to do and still stick with their workouts.
I-fit system availability on all HealthRider systems is found on all recent models. Due to this availability, the brand has an individual fanfare of its own.
Even if the consumer doesn’t use the I-fit system, there are still a number of other programs available for them to use: distance, heart rate, fat burning, and timed workouts as well. Although these programs are just average programs, the consumer will still be able to achieve more than just the I-fit system or simple old manual settings.
However, there is a downside to the HealthRiderR60’s large running surface: there is no big motor to go with it! Belts in the 60 “x 20” dimension must have a larger motor than the 2.0 CHP motor provided with this treadmill. For those consumers who want to get serious about the R60, it just isn’t going to happen.
Another drawback is the warranty. For the price of fifteen hundred dollars, the guarantee that HealthRider offers is definitely not what consumers expect. As a result, they look elsewhere, particularly high-end machines.
Another drawback for the HealthRiderR60 is the console: it is very outdated. Who wants to buy a machine that looks like it’s from the 80s? I do not. Considering that the I-fit system is in the machine, it seems like a pretty simple concept that an updated console would have been a fairly easy thing to do for a machine of this price.
It’s okay to walk, forget about serious running
Aside from the great features that this machine has, this machine is really a bit boring. Yes, it is good to walk. If you are satisfied with a less than ten percent incline and a large belt, this machine is for you.
However, this machine is not for those consumers who want to run well at high speeds, the engine will not drive it and it will do so without problems.
Still, I will recommend the HealthRider R60 for those who want a machine that is in the middle of the price range and want to get involved with the I-fit system.