Today, as we get busier, we need to balance the limited time on work schedules, family responsibilities, gathering, and exercise.
Mostly we cut out the exercise to take time out for busy work or other schedules.
The worse thing is, the sudden bad weather will also upset your well-planned outdoor exercise goal.
So, a home treadmill is must-have fitness equipment, providing more chances for exercise when you’re in lack of time to go to the gym or go outside.
However, a common treadmill takes up too much space that you may have to use it as a clothes hanger inevitably. That’s why we need a space-saving treadmill.
WalkingPad A1 is exactly a portable and smart walking treadmill designed to overcome the problem of limited space.
Thanks to its patented, foldable design, the WalkingPad can be easily folded up to save storage space. It requires much less space than a traditional treadmill.
Additionally, WalkingPad gives you more motivation to keep exercising because you can share your sports achievement with friends via the APP. It gives you the chance to stay active while you’re checking emails on your phone, watching TV or occupying yourself in other activities that would otherwise eat up your exercise time.
According to the online data, 10 thousand WalkingPad A1 treadmills are sold in one day. Let’s move on to see why the WalkingPad takes the crown of the top-selling treadmills.
1. Patented folding design requires less than 0.5㎡ space
Compared with those traditional bulky treadmills, WalkingPad A1 is a small and portable treadmill, which can be easily folded up to 0.44㎡, less than half a square meter.
Thus, you don’t need to worry that it might occupy your normal living space or become an expensive clothes hanger (there was a once-popular topic on treadmills, namely, “Is it worth it to buy a treadmill, or will it become an expensive clothes hanger?”).
Only 12.9cm high, the WalkingPad literally fits under your bed, sofa, office desks and so on. It’s perfect for small urban apartments and condos.
2. Easy to use with remote controller/auto-adaptive speed control/APP control
The WalkingPad doesn’t have any touch screen on the machine for users to control. It’s seemingly inconvenient, whereas, it allows you to control it in 3 ways, including by using a mini remote controller, 3 auto-adaptive speed control sensors and WiFi/Bluetooth control via Mi Home APP.
Here we have to mention its two exercise modes - Manual and Automatic mode. In Manual mode, it starts with at 0.5km/h, and you can control the speed (ranging from 0.5km/h to 6km/h) with the mini remote controller that has a wristband, so you wear it or just keep it in your pocket. The Manual mode is good for people who want to maintain a certain pace.
If you’re more comfortable with how the treadmill works, you can switch the mode to Automatic mode. In Auto mode, the WalikingPad adjusts the belt speed according to where you are stepping on with its patented adaptive speed control system.
If you step near the front of the walking belt (also called the Acceleration sensing zone), it will gradually increase the speed by 0.1km/h; if you step in the middle, the speed remains the same; if you step near the back (also called the Deceleration sensing zone), the speed will gradually decrease.
In this mode, you can feel at ease to speed up or slow down with your pace.
In fact, it took me a few time to adapt to the different zones, but when I finally mastered the rules, the Automatic mode is my first choice now.
You can also use the Xiaomi Home APP to control your walking speed, track your walking distance, time, calories burned every day, and across the past days.
Through the app, you can switch between modes, turn on/off other safety protection settings that aren’t embedded in a remote.
3. Unbeatable price: pay for under $0.2 per day
The WalkingPad A1 treadmill is originally priced at $514.01, and if you’re lucky enough, you will grab it with a discount price at $399. It has a long lifespan of 5 years, which means that you only pay for $0.2 per day ($7 per month, totally $80 per year).
Obviously, WalkingPad saves your fitness fees on a great budget. According to a research posted by BBC, the average gym membership costs between $40 and $50 a month, and when you add the initiation fee, it will be up to $800 a year, which costs 10 times the price of a WalkingPad A1 treadmill.
When it comes to the common home treadmills, you may need to pay $700 - $2000 for a brand new treadmill, even a second-hand treadmill also cost $500-$1000.
So if you are someone who enjoys doing some light walking or won’t stick with running, WalkingPad A1 would be the best choice for you.
4. Multiple safety protection that only follows the command of your phone
Through the Xiaomi Home App, you can activate the child safety lock, overload protection, automatic standby, and novice speed limit protection to ensure safe use.
You can activate a child safety lock that prevents children from triggering the running surface to avoid accidents.
If you activate the overload lock, the WalkingPad A1 will automatically stop when the load exceeds 90kg (about 200lb), so as to protect the user’s safety and maintain the treadmill’s life at the same time.
When you start with a novice speed limit protection, it is advised that you use the Manual mode and the highest speed can reach up to 3km/h; only after training, only you can run at the highest speed of 6km/h.
5. Only 28kg in weight. Easy sliding with 2 front wheels
The WalkingPad is lightweight, only 28kg, which is equal to 1/4 of the weight of an ordinary treadmill.
Its 2 front wheels allow you to quickly move the treadmill to workout at any time, whether at home or in the office.
6. Only 6.57mm thick. Low profile & no noise
Featured with a low platform design, the WalkingPad A1 minimizes the platform height for you, reducing the risk of falling off the walking surface. And you will also be impressed at how quiet the treadmill is.
A treadmill runs quietly, that is really important, especially if you have neighbors downstairs (either in your home or office).
Apart from the features mentioned above, the WalkingPad has an LED display, which can track and be toggled to display your walking mode, speed, duration, and steps.
It also supports screen mirroring with the Xiaomi Mi TV.
Would I recommend WalkingPad A1 treadmill?
1. If you are a lazy walker who feels bothered about changing fitness outfits before going out for a walk or a workout in the gym, I would definitely recommend WalkingPad A1 to you.
2. If you live in a polluted or rainy city but enjoy walking, it would be better to walk indoors with WalkingPad treadmill rather than expose yourself to a long summer over 100 degrees, nearly 24 hours.
3. If you want to get rid of your belly fat, why not keep a regular walking with WalkingPad. It’s not advised to do intense workouts with soft belly fat (yep, I hate running because my fat is shaking when I am running.)
4. If you aren’t determined to stick on exercising, this WalkingPad may activate your motivation.
5. If you live with a middle-aged or elderly family who requires to walk regularly, WalkingPad would be a good gift for them.
6. If you are a runner looking for high-end workout equipment, I wouldn’t recommend this treadmill to you because it’s specially designed for walking regularly at home.
1. Does walking mean fitness training?
Many people question the effect of walking exercise, and the answer is obvious, as long as your walking time is long enough and regular, your amount of exercise will be enough, and you can even achieve the goal of weight loss, at the same time. Moreover, it doesn't cause more joint stress like running.
According to doctors, there are 10 amazing health benefits of walking 30 minutes a day - you can improve your mood, spark creativity / think more creatively, burn calories and lose weight, reduce your risk of chronic disease, keep your legs looking great, improve your digestion, accomplish your goals, protect your joints, boost your immunity, live longer, sleep better at night.
2. Is WalkingPad safe enough without any handle?
Don’t worry, because it’s safe enough. Firstly, the highest speed of WalkingPad is only 6km/h, which will not be too fast and make you fall; secondly, the low profile also reduces the risk of injuries; moreover, the speed can be adjusted in time through the portable remote control.
3. Do you need to buy a walker to walk?
Some people might ask, “do you need to buy a walker to walk?” Just go for a walk.
But often the simple things are the most difficult, laziness may be the simplest excuse.
But if you have a walker at home, it's in front of you. If you want to walk, you can walk at any time: you can walk when you talk, watch TV, or when you can't fall asleep. So that you can cover a very considerable distance every day, and then you can share the good news with your friends through the App. You must be proud!
Whether you're feeling stuck at work or you've been searching for a solution to a tricky problem, it's a good idea to start walking!