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In our opinion, this is a recall waiting to happen. Great idea with poor execution. Not only will it not hold up long-term, it is built on an open-loop system. Working out at a desk is great. Working out on an open-loop system is looking for trouble. Since a desk treadmill is going to be used at low speeds on a continuous basis, there is a great risk that heat build up could cause the motor or more likely, the controller to fail and malfunction. When this happens, many times the treadmill will want to speed up to full speed. Since this has no safety system in the form of a speed sensor, you can quickly see how this system can go awry.
|Number of Programs||N/A|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||pulse sensor pads|
|Speed Range||.4 - 4|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15%|
|Weight Capacity||400 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 40|
|Footprint||70 x 44 x 60|
|Weight of Unit||N/A|
|Warranty||Frame Lifetime, Motor 5Yr|
This brand is made by Paradigm Health and Wellness. We thought they had made up the name Exerpeutic until we saw that they make their treadmills on an open-loop system. Our guess now is that the name Exerpeutic must have its origins in a Latin term that means Ã¢Â?Â?Death Trap.Ã¢Â?Â They are cheap imports and on the whole, a rather horrible little unit that you want to treat as a leper.
Quality / Philosophy
Make a cheap unit and put as little value into the product seems to be the norm. It appears to be engineered to be built as cheaply as possible to entice those people who believe you can spend $399 and get a quality machine. They even have a cheap $699 desk treadmill that is a nightmare waiting to happen.
New brands pop up at the low end all the time. Like the horrible SportCraft treadmills that were sold at Walmart a few years ago, the Exerpeutic treadmills give us the same feeling when we opened up the hood and looked at the low quality parts that they used.