The Famistar W500C has a steel frame but the low weight of 82.5 lbs. brings the max weight down to 240 lbs. This leaves out most of America being able to use this machine due to our heavier weight. Walmart purchasers will be happy to note they can return without penalty within a 30-day period. The W500C no longer resides on the Famistar website and none of the retailers are offering warranties in their online offerings meaning you will need to discuss the warranty or prepare to not have one if you decide to invest in this machine. As with any treadmill in this price range, purchasing is a gamble and it does not radiate warm feelings of longevity. Casual to light use might result in a few strolling workouts in the life of this machine.
The Famistar W500C is an entry level treadmill that folds to optimize space saving features. The W500C is compact and easy to transport on attached wheels due to its light weight. While on the small size, it has an array of features that will appeal to users ready to start their fitness journey. If you are heavily muscled, tall, or claustrophobic you might want to keep on shopping. We suggest measuring from shoulder to shoulder on your body to figure out how much room you need to comfortably exercise as the 15.7” space is narrow and will not fit larger users.
The Famistar W500C has been designed with the lightweight walker in mind… serious joggers might find issues with the lack of incline and the smaller 15.7” x 43.3 running area. Long strides will not suit this machine so even shorter users might have difficulties trying to powerwalk their way to glory. The 1.5 HP motor has a max speed of 6 MPH so you should be able to build up a sweat during workouts even without an incline. Your purchase includes a pair of free knee straps that offer support during brisk walks. The Famistar W500C features 12 built in programs along with 3 different countdown modes that encourage users to target their workout goals. The digital display also tracks other convenient workout feedback while the short handlebars offer a stop and start button, speed buttons. and heart rate sensors. It even has water bottle holders and an AUX hookup for music enthusiasts.
|Style||Foldable Electric Treadmill|
|Frequency||50 to 60Hz|
|Speed Range||0.62 to 6.2 mph (1.0 to 10.0 km/h)|
|Maximum User Weight||240 lbs|
|Running Belt Size||1100 x 400mm/43.3" x 15.7"|
|Folded Dimensions||450 x 615 x 1240mm/17.7" x 24.2" x 48.8"|
|Overall Dimensions||1400 x 615 x 1050mm/55.1" x 24.2" x 41.3"|
|Material||EVA Composite Belt and Steel Frame|
|Occasion||Home, Office, Gym, etc|
The Famistar W500C made the Third-Place spot on the Treadmill Doctor’s Best Buy List for treadmills under $399. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.
The Famistar W500C is not a bad treadmill choice for the beginner but the lack of warranty information, no incline, and low powered motor keep this treadmill from being a top contender in this price range. If you are looking for a simple machine, are budget conscious, and of the shorter, lighter persuasion this treadmill might be a solid choice for you. On the other hand, simply comparing other treadmills in this price range might convince you to purchase elsewhere.
I purchased this for my wife. The packaging it was shipped in was great. It was extremely easy to assemble. It took 10 minutes. The instructions were very clear. It is very easy to use. It runs very smoothly. It takes up little space since it does fold up. The price point on this makes it very affordable. It is worth every penny. I highly recommend this unit to anyone & everyone looking to purchase a quality treadmill.