Reebok iRun Treadmill – REVIEW

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Reebok iRun Treadmill – REVIEW

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The Reebok iRun is a small and compact running machine that will suit anybody with a limited amount of space in their house.

It does have many pros and cons and our full review can be found below.

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Overview

The Reebok iRun is the ideal system for those who are looking for minimal setup and also the ability to use and store their treadmill away as necessary. Here at GymTech we both love and hate this for a range of reasons, this really is a great treadmill for those who need a small, transportable setup. But there is a trade off when compared to any fixed treadmill in the same price bracket. We are aware that not everybody has the luxury of a spare room to set up a treadmill full time, especially in capital cities such as London or New York where space is a premium.

Guaranteed Cheapest Reebok iRun Price

Item Country Original Price Discounted Price
Reebok iRun uk-48 WAS £599 CLICK HERE

Delivery and setup

Delivery was once again excellent from my local store and they even sent me a text to say that my treadmill will be delivered within the next two hours (supplied by Argos).

It makes sense that this is one of the lightest treadmills that we have reviewed due to the requirement of easy storage (weight totalled just under 62 kg). Please don’t think this gives you the ability to go and collect this from your local superstore. If you wanted to do this we always recommend two strong people and a large van, but would always pay the little extra delivery charge if given the option.

One of the selling factors of the Reebok iRun is that its already pre built within the box. This means that you simply remove the cardboard, raise the handles, flip out the main display console and you are good to go.

Features

It took a few moments to plug in the power lead and I was off running. The first point I noticed was that it has a very basic feedback display. A few simple digital clock type numbers are all that are presented with a singular row of program buttons. This could be down to the fact that recently I have been spoilt by the array of great multi feedback LCD screens from other treadmills, but I couldn’t help but feel this was one of the most basic I have seen from Reebok.

Next up was the feeling I got while running, Reebok claim this treadmill has an 8 point cushioning system. Once again I can only say it was a little less than average.  Not the worst I have been on but it lacks the same quality impact control from treadmills in the same category and price bracket.

One area that this machine does shine is the noise output during operation. This is one of the quietest in its class and you can be sure that you won’t have any complaints from the neighbours as you use the Reebok iRun. As you may expect the top speed is a little under what you would get from a fully fixed treadmill (1.5 HP running at a maximum of 13kph) but this should be just about enough for the average user.

It does however have some nice features that are found on a lot of newer treadmills including a heart rate monitor and an AUX port to plug in an MP3 player to play music through the integrated speakers. If you want to take advantage of this feature you will have to buy a male to male audio cable (usually only 1-2 £/$ at your local hardware store). Depending on your retailer this cable may already be included.

The Reebok iRun does allow you to set programs from a range including 12 pre-set, 3 user defined, 3 heart rate controlled and a body fat mode to suit all personal fitness goals.

The no manual test – How easy is it to operate without instructions?

As stated earlier in this review the Reebok iRun only has one simple row of buttons for the users to select. This means I was easily able to set my desired speed and program with a few button presses.

One feature that was missing from this system was the ability to adjust the incline from the control panel. One of my personal selections that I like to choose during my routine is the adjustment of the incline in timed bursts. Incline adjustment is also used on treadmills on most programmes to simulate hill/road running. The incline on the iRun can be adjusted, but this has to be done via a handle at the front of the frame.

Another area of concern is the running track, we found this to be very small in comparison to other fixed treadmills in the same category and requires a fair amount on concentration to ensure that you don’t step off the running surface.

Lastly the system does have the usual red switch safety control should you have an accident while using the machine. Simply attach the cord to your body as you run and it will cause the treadmill to perform an emergency stop should it become detached.

Pros

  • Extremely quick and easy to setup
  • Very quiet when in operation
  • Good guarantees (Lifetime warranty on the frame + 2 Years warranty on parts and labour + 10 year motor warranty)
  • Inbuilt MP3 speakers via AUX cable

Cons

  • Very limited user console
  • Small running track
  • Limited cushioning system
  • Manual incline adjustment

Final word

If you need a small, quiet and easy to use treadmill then the Reebok iRun is perfect for all your needs. It does all the basics well and user feedback about this machine is always high. However, if you have the space to place a treadmill in your house full time (In a spare room) then we absolutely recommend you look at a different treadmill. Recommendations include the Reebok GT30, ZR8 or Pro Fitness.

Price Comparison

Item Country Original Price Discounted Price
Reebok iRun uk-48 WAS £599 CLICK HERE

Specifications

Model number: RVIT-10121WH
Top speed 13kph
2 Different levels of manual incline
13 overall user programs (12 pre-set, 3 HRC and 3 targets)
Digital number display
1.5hp motor output
Maximum weight 100kg
Folds away almost flat for storage
Hand grip heart rate monitor
Mains powered
Running surface L120cm W42cm
Auto stop safety feature
Weight 60kg’s

Product details

Size complete – H130cm, W80cm, D155cm
Size folded – H160cm, W80cm, D30cm
Mounted on wheels
Manufacturer’s 2 year guarantee

Notes

GymTechReview are not paid to write any of the reviews contained on this domain. We can also not guarantee the accuracy or content written above. Manufacturers can change the specification or vary design depending on time and location. Please check with your supplier prior to purchase for any specific details.

About The Author
Danny Foxton
Danny Foxton is a personal trainer and gym tech enthusiast. He has written more than 50 reviews over the years for various gym equipment after he was in the privileged position of being tester for a large UK high street retailer.
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  • Mike
    January 16, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    May I know if you will ship the product to Hong Kong? If yes what is the total price including shipping cost? Can I pay by paypal?

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