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Stamina InMotion II

Stamina InMotion II Review

Treadmills

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Best Feature:
Inexpensive and compact for easy storage
Worst Feature:
Not stable enough for heavy individuals or intense exercise
Best Uses:
Budget-friendly treadmill for light exercise
Pricing:
$158 - $190 (1-yr warranty frame; 90-day parts)
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Store Name
Price
$157.99
$189.99

Overview

The Stamina INMotion II is an affordable, manual treadmill that will allow you to get a great cardiovascular workout in the comfort of your own home any time of day. It is lightweight and energy efficient with two different incline levels to intensify your workout. In the battery-operated console, you can track your distance, time speed and calories. Once you are done with your workout, you can fold up the treadmill for easy storage.

You can purchase the Stamina InMotion II at http://www.staminaproducts.com for $200.

Product Report Card Grade

We give the Stamina INMotion II a B because it is a good, manual treadmill that is affordable and folds up for easy storage. It also features a battery-operated console where you can track distance, time, speed, and calories. It is a great value for the price, but we had to deduct points because it is really only appropriate for light exercise and because manual treadmills can be difficult to get used to. Additionally, it has a short warranty, only 2 incline levels and isn’t really stable enough for heavier individuals.


 
This Product
Overall Score
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Date Reviewed
January 2012
January 2012
January 2012
Pros
Extremely affordable; lightweight and portable; folds for easier storage; simple set up; energy efficient
Inexpensive with excellent warranty and many of the bells & whistles seen on higher priced models; adequate belt size; quiet and powerful motor; heavy steel frame won't shake; speed and incline ranges provide lots of combinations to vary the intensity of your workout; fan keeps you cool; easy to use
Inexpensive with a good warranty; no assembly required; better incline than other compact, budget treadmills; folding design great for people with limited space; easy to use; purchase includes 4 months of free access to LifeSpan Fitness Club, which is a great way to kick start fitness routine
Cons
Short warranty; manual treadmills can take some getting used to; some customers have reported issues with the rear bearings coming off and the belt slipping to one side; some customers felt it was noisier than other manual treadmills; doesn't have a very stable frame for heavier individuals; belt is shorter and narrower than other budget treatments; manual incline with only 2 options
Machine is large and doesn't fold up all the way, so not great for small spaces; many users expressed frustration with the set-up and especially with the belt, which needs to be lubricated initially and then again every 150 miles; some users were annoyed that the power switch is at the base of the machine instead of on the console; treadmill will trip GFCI breakers; console does not show you miles per minute
Good for walking and light jogging but not great for intense workouts given the motor size, belt size and lack of cushioning; slight burning smell noted by some users after 30 minutes of use; some users didn't feel the speakers were very good; doesn't have a built-in fan, reading shelf or cup holder
Type
Budget Treadmill
Budget Treadmill
Budget Treadmill
Price (est.)
$158 - $190
$629
$764
Warranty
3-year limited warranty on the frame; 90-day limited warranty on parts
Lifetime limited warranty on the frame & motor; 1-year limited warranty on parts & labor (extended warranties are also available)
Lifetime limited warranty on the frame; 5-year limited warranty on the motor; 1- year limited warranty on parts & labor
Manual or Motorized
Manual
Motorized (2.25 CHP)
Motorized (1.5 CHP)
Folding?
Yes, it folds up to 18" x 26" x 47.5" (L x W x H).
Yes, it uses the FeatherLIGHT™ lift system for easy folding and unfolding.
Yes, it folds down to 11" in height and can be stored vertically or horizontally.
Dimensions (L x W x H)
47" x 26" x 44"
71" x 33" x 55"
60" x 31" x 52"
Weight (lbs)
56 (est.)
200 (est.)
135 (est.)
Belt Size (L x W)
42" x 17" (small compared to other budget treadmills)
55" x 20" (sufficient for those of average height or less)
48" x 17" (small compared to other budget treadmills)
Max Weight Capacity (lbs)
250
300
250
Speed
N/A - self powered
0 - 10 mph
0 - 6 mph (also has Quick Start Speed control)
Incline
Manual incline at 8° and 10°
Automatic incline from 0 - 10% (.5% increments)
Automatic incline from 0 - 10% (1% increments). Also has Quick Start Incline control.
Belt Cushioning
Not specified
2-ply belt is 1.4 mm thick and features PerfectFLEX™ cushioning technology.
Not specified
Progress Tracking
The console has a battery-operated monitor that tracks your distance, time, speed, and calories burned.
The console tracks your progess using 3 orange LED windows, LED brickyard, and target/workout LED indicators.
The console has a blue LCD display screen that shows your progress in terms of time, calories, distance, heart rate, speed and incline level.
Workout Programs
N/A
It features 9 program options that are based on a target (time, distance or calories) combined with a workout (manual, interval or weight loss).
It has 3 speed programs and 3 incline programs.
Heart Rate Monitor
N/A
Yes, it has a hand grip heart rate monitor.
Yes, it has a hand grip heart rate monitor.
Built-In Audio
N/A
Yes, it has Sonic Surround™ speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite music with or without headphones.
Yes, it has speakers and a plug for headphones.
Built-In Fans
N/A
Yes, it has the COOLfit™ fitness fan (not adjustable).
N/A
Reading Shelf
N/A
Yes, it has a reading shelf.
N/A
Cup Holder
N/A
Yes, it has 2 cup holders.
N/A

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Extremely affordable
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Easy set up
  • Energy efficient

Cons

  • Manual treadmills can take some getting used to
  • There have been a few instances where the rear bearings come off and the belt slipping to one side
  • Noisier than other manual treadmills
  • Not very stable for heavier individuals

Key Features

Frame
The dimensions are 46.5" x 26' x 43.5" and folded dimensions are 18" x 26" x 47.5" (L x W x H). Weighs 56lbs
Motor
N/A
Belt
42" x 17" (small compared to other budget treadmills)
Weight Capacity
up to 250lbs
Cushioning
N/A
Folding Capabilities
Yes
Speed Range
N/A - self powered
Incline Range
Manual incline with two incline levels (10 degrees and 8 degrees)
Programs
N/A
Heart Rate Monitor
N/A
Console
Battery-operated monitor tracks distance, time, speed, and calories
Audio Capabilities
No
Fan
No
Reading Shelf
No
Cup Holder
None
Warranty
1 year for the frame and 90 days for parts

Reputation

The Stamina InMotion II got averages reviews from customers on Amazon. With a $200 price tag, you can't expect it to have many bells and whistles, and most consumers seemed satisfied with the value for their money. This treadmill could be a good choice for you if you don't want to spend any more money and only plan on using it occasionally for very light exercise.


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