The Sunny SF T7718 is a lightweight treadmill that is delivered preinstalled. It is good for walking and jogging, but it can reach 9.0 mph, not exactly jogging.
Its main benefit is that Sunny Health and Fitness Strider Treadmill is a very affordable home treadmill that can be folded flat and stored, thus saving space. Therefore, it is a good treadmill for average height people who are beginners.
Sunny SF T7718 Construction
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF T7718 treadmill is a plug-and-play treadmill that comes fully assembled. All you need to do is unfold it, plug it in and start walking, on the track, of course. Just don’t forget to attach the safety key.
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Wide Belt Treadmill
This treadmill with 20 inch wide belt is built with steel and has ABS covers on the console, side rails, and motor.
Though a low-capacity treadmill, SF T7718 itself isn’t lightweight. The base has adjustable levellers at the back to balance the unit on uneven surfaces. The front rests on rubber pads. The machine’s deck is sturdy enough for a small treadmill. So there is no wobbling during workouts.
It is lower to the floor than most treadmills to give confidence and balance to beginners and seniors. It also has 14″ cushioned side rails for safety, and you can swing them out of the way when not needed.
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Sunny SF T7718 Motor
This Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill SF T7718 has a 2.5 HP peak power and 1.25 CHP motor for walking or jogging. It is located at the unit’s front base and has an ABS lid.
The motor is barely audible during a walking workout, though you will hear your steps with the sound depending on your speed if you run. But it still doesn’t interfere with TV or music.
Console & Display
The console unit has a three-window LCD. From left to right, the windows are for distance covered and calories burned, time spent and steps completed, and then your speed and pulse too. Speed and distance travelled are in miles.
For seniors, it has good readability even in dim light and a touch screen interface.
Press the contact sensor on the right to read heart rate while walking or jogging. Though not hospital-grade, it does give you a good indication of how you are doing. Besides, it also calculates your BMI.
With its secure tablet holder, this treadmill will allow you to watch TV shows, movies or play games on your phone while you work out.
The console works with Sunny Health & Fitness mobile app. It’s free and works with Bluetooth.
Weight & Weighing Capacity
Its net weight of 117 lbs gives it plenty of stability and supports up to 250 lbs of user weight without overheating.
The motor provides the drive needed for users up to 250 lbs to walk, jog, and run.
Pre Set Exercise Programs
The console has nine preset programs that are interval-based and alternate speed settings for each interval. In addition, the console beeps before each interval to announce speed change.
Preset programs are rare in this price range.
You may also set your goals for time, distance, and calories, and their countdown starts as you start.
Speed & Incline
The smooth surface supports 0.6-9 mph. In addition, speed controls are built into the handrails for convenience during workouts.
The unit has 0.1 mph increments. Use the right side control +/- keys for gradual speed adjustment and 3 and 6 mph quick speed controls on the left.
This Sunny Health Fitness Treadmill has no incline and has a low-profile walking surface only 3″ high.
Sunny SF T7718 Running Track
The belt is 46′′L x 20′′W. It has shock-absorbing elements on each side, which protect your joints better than walking or jogging on the road.
The console has a lubrication reminder that tells you to re-lubricate the belt every 188 miles.
For seniors, there are high-density, slip-resistant rubber handrails to provide extra support as you walk. Though it is recommended that these should not be held while walking or running but they do give extra confidence to seniors or those recuperating.
Sunny SF T7718 Easy to Fold & Move
The SF T7718 has a fold-flat frame that allows it to be stored in small spaces. The console with side grips folds completely over the deck. Despite its 117 lb weight, you can push it under your bed or sofa set after the workout due to the transport wheels.
The treadmill’s wheels and easy folding make transporting it a breeze. It unfolds to 63L x 29.25W x 49H inches and folds to 63L x 29.25W x 10.5H inches. So it can be folded and stored under a bed with a clearance of 11″ or, better yet, against a wall.
Heart Rate Monitor
The SF T7718 doesn’t have a heart rate monitor. Though it has a handgrip HRM, it is not as accurate as of the chest-strap heart-rate monitor.
Sunny SF T7718 Important Features
It can calculate BMI.
The console has built-in Bluetooth, and you can sync it with your phone or tablet to access the Sunny Health & Fitness app for online workout tracking.
There is a USB port for charging your phone or tablet.
The console unit has a non-slip tablet holder on the top to keep your phone or tablet safe. It can also be folded, allowing for better machine storage.
There are two small speakers located under the console.
An MP3 cable is included to connect your phone or tablet to the console.
The maintenance required is to lubricate the tread belt when the lubrication reminder sounds. After 188 miles of coverage, this happens.
Aside from that, keep the treadmill clean and store it somewhere clean, dry, and cool.
Though the price on its site is $ 608, it is available much less frequently. You may get it for anywhere between $ 300 to $ 400. And it is a bargain at this price
It does not have an incline which can be a big drawback.
Warranty coverage for the structural frame is three years, with a 180-day warranty covering all other parts and components.
The Sunny Health and fitness folding treadmill SF T7718 is a great treadmill for the usually available price. At nine mph maximum speed, it is much better than jogging. The warranty is also much better than most of the other treadmills in this price range.