RENPHO Smart Treadmill review: an excellent low-cost Peloton Tread alternative

In this Renpho Smart Treadmill review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. Renpho’s new foldable, auto-adjusting treadmill is a hidden gem for those looking for a low cost alternative to the Pelton Tread. Read below to get the full scoop.

A quick overview of the RENPHO Smart Treadmill

The RENPHO Smart Treadmill is a well designed, space-efficient, and lower cost alternative to the Peloton Tread. With both a digital display and the ability to connect to a phone or tablet via Bluetooth, the Renpho has a lot to offer.

Not to mention, the Renpho Smart Treadmill also includes a free app of their own. Here, you can take a variety of programs and create your own workouts, all of which can connect and make automatic adjusts to the speed and incline.

RENPHO Smart Treadmill specs

Weight145 lbs
Max User Weight286 lbs
Folded Dimensions36” L x 31” W x 55.5” H
Running Surface18” W x 51” L
Incline0-18%
Max Speed11 mph
DisplayTime, Speed, Calorie, Distance, Step, Heart Rate
TechnologySmartphone/device App Controlled
Handle ControlsIncline, Speed, Heart Rate Sensor
SpeakersBluetooth

Using the RENPHO Smart Treadmill

Foldable design

One of the best features of the RENPHO Smart Treadmill is that it can fold up and save space. The folding mechanism is well designed making it very easy and safe to lift up.

Also appreciated is that when lowering down from the folded position, the RENPHO descends slowly and controlled. No need to worry about the treadmill causing an accident.

Suspension deck

The running belt is well designed with two PVC cushions, and six rubber pads on the bottom to help with shock absorption. Running on this feels very similar to higher priced treadmills like Peloton’s.

The running belt, with a 18″ width and 51″ length, is a bit smaller than others. Personally, at 5’9″, I feel comfortable running on it. Though, those of you who are taller than 6′ 2″, may feel a bit constrained here.

Speed and incline

The Renpho Smart Treadmill has a max speed of 11 mph and an incline ranging from 0-18%. I feel like the max incline may be a big exaggerated here, as it definitely did not feel quite as steep to run on as 18% does on other treadmills. I’ll update this review once I can get the exact measurements, but my current best guess is that the max incline is between 12-15%.

Adjusting the speed and incline is very easy to do, with conveniently placed controls on both the right and left handlebars. Also, these controls are for those who want to quickly check their heart rate.

App and auto adjust

There is also free Renpho app that can pair a smart phone or tablet with the treadmill via bluetooth. Here you can track your starts, follow along to a variety of programs, and even create your own.

What is extra nice about all of this is that the Renpho treadmill has an auto adjusting speed and incline feature. So whether you are starting a workout on the app or following one that you have created for yourself, you don’t have to worry about making any adjustments yourself.

Once you create a custom program on the app, it is also saved on the treadmill itself. This program can then be selected and started from the treadmill itself without the app.

There is also a fairly decent set of bluetooth speakers here which allow you to play your own music while your workout. Or, if you would like to take classes on the Peloton app for example, the speakers can be set up for that as well.

Connect the Watts’ Take

Overall, I have been very impressed with my time on the Renpho Smart Treadmill. For under $1,000, this is a fantastic deal and a solid alternative to higher-priced connected equipment like the Peloton Tread.

There is a ton of value here with the space-efficient folding design, comfortable running surface, ability to follow along to or create custom programs, and auto-adjusting features. I highly recommend it.

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