I bought this treadmill because it was iFit Live compatible and was still within my budget.
Assembly for me on this item was just over 2 hours. I stopped here and there and piddled a bit, so if you are only focusing on the assembly, it shouldn't take that long. The directions were easy to follow and the set-up process went smoothly.
I love the Quick Speed and Quick Incline options. And the fact that incline goes to 10 is great, compared to other models that are either manual (what?!) or only have 2 or 3 incline options. I do wish the speed would go up to 12 or so, but to stay within my price point, I knew I wasn't going to get one that went faster (and frankly, I doubt I'd spend much time at the speed anyways).
I love the larger size of the tread belt. On more slender treadmills, I've actually got off the side of the belt just a tad before. Nothing like you foot sticking and being pulled by a belt at the same time to mess up a smooth jog.
If you do not use iFit Live, the 15 workouts that are already on board this treadmill are great. The 15 on board workouts are divided into 3 categories: Time, Distance, and Calorie. So no matter what your fitness goal is, you've got preplanned workouts.
The treadmill folds up and down easily to save space when not in use. I haven't tried to actually move it, so I'm not sure if it rolls around easily. To me, the wheels that you do install are a bit small and in odd locations, so I think that may have been a miss. But I don't plan on moving it from room to room, so it's no bother to me.
I love that this has built in speakers for an iPod. The volume controls buttons are clearly labeled and easy to adjust.
The dual-grip EKG monitor is nice to have to get an overall view of your intensity level, but I definitely recommend a separate heart rate monitor to use during workouts. (I use a Polar F6 w/ chest strap that I've had for a couple of years. Works great, and I would recommend the brand.)
While I didn't buy this model for the weight limit, it's nice that it does go up to a higher weight. It makes me feel like it's built more sturdy.
This treadmill is iFit Live COMPATIBLE. You would be spending much, much more on a treadmill that had it built in and ready to go. To use iFit Live, you will have to purchase a module separately, which will run you right around $100. The module that I purchased came with a free iFit Live membership, good for one year. After the one year is up, it's about $10 a month.
One feature I would have liked to have seen is the option to customize the treadmill with user stats (weight, height, etc). It does show calories burned on the screen, but again, this is where I recommend a separate HRM because it can be a bit off since it's not based on your individual stats.
Overall, awesome treadmill for the price. I will definitely be recommending this brand and model to others.
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