WalkingPad A1 Pro Review

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WalkingPad A1 Pro

We were excited to do a review on the WalkingPad treadmill as we have never set foot on this style treadmill before.  This is a first and to be quite honest, our expectations were low.  I mean come one, how in the world could this little thing support my big butt!  But (no pun intended) there has been quite a bit of interest from our customers and quite a few requests from our online subscribers (yes, we do listen) to do a review.  So, here you go

Like I mentioned already, I have never been on the WalkingPad A1 Pro treadmill or for that matter, any walking pad or walking pad style treadmill so I had very little confidence that this thing would feel good.  I honestly thought it would feel like a pile of dog doo doo but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  But before I get ahead of myself, let me start from the beginning and give you my initial impressions.  

Right from the beginning, the box that was delivered was small.  That was a plus.  I see this machine as something that could work well in an RV or an apartment or… yacht.  Yes, I have sold treadmills that end up sailing around the world!  I also like that there was no assembly, just open the box and unfold.  Super simple.  There really is not much to it.  Kind of idiot proof too!  I see this as a nice gift for a kid in college or something like that.  

As I stepped onto the WalkingPad A1 Pro it was easy to use and started up right away.  It comes with a small wireless remote control device that controls the start, start and speed.  And best of all, the belt did not feel weak or slow with my 300lbs on it.  That was a shocker. Overall the walking pad treadmill did not feel too bad.  The simple fact that I could get on it, use it, and not feel like I was murdering it was a huge plus. The suspension was not bad either.  I would say that it did not feel particularly good or bad, which I guess is a also a good thing    

For this next part, you need to remember that this is a niche treadmill built for a very specific purpose.  If you want something super simple that you can walk on, fold up and slide under a desk or bed then this is a good machine.  If you want something for actual exercise, this is probably not your machine.  Why?  Because it maxes out at 1.75 mph.  You have limited speed options – 1 mph / 1.25 mph / 1.5 mph /  1.75 mph.  Keep in mind that this is for the A1 Pro and the other walking pad treadmills may have different speed settings, but we chose this one for the 300lb weight capacity.

Keep in mind also that this machine does not offer an incline.  If you are a bigger person, you may find the 16.5” x 47” walking belt to be a bit small.  You may find that you are constantly stepping off the treadmill onto the side rails.  

Another negative is the warranty.  We were a bit confused on the actual warranty because on walkingpad.com website, it only mentions that you can return the treadmill within 30 days but on Amazon it states a 1 year parts warranty.  Not sure what this means but it certainly appears that if you want to buy this WalkingPad treadmill, you should buy it from Amazon… we think.

As a whole we like this machine but please keep in mind that we are not testing it for durability or reliability.  We opened the box and walked on it, and it worked.  There can always be a risk when you are spending this little on a treadmill.  Also, if you want to buy a treadmill with the intent of exercising, this treadmill may not be the right one for you as it cannot even reach 2 mph.  If you want to be under $600 MSRP and want to actually work out, you may be better off with the Horizon T101 but again, it cannot fold flat and slide under a bed.  

Pros:  Super compact, simple design that can hold 300lbs quite well.  Easy to lubricate under the belt.  Easy to roll around.  Very reasonably priced at under $600.  

Cons:  Max speed on the walkingpad A1 Pro is 1.75 mph which will feel slow.  Small walking area of 16.5 x 47” belt.  30-day warranty if bought on walkingpad.com.  No incline. Lastly, there is a warning sticker on the actual treadmill that states nobody over the age of 60????

WalkingPad A1 Pro

We were excited to do a review on the WalkingPad treadmill as we have never set foot on this style treadmill before.  This is a first and to be quite honest, our expectations were low.  I mean come one, how in the world could this little thing support my big butt!  But (no pun intended) there has been quite a bit of interest from our customers and quite a few requests from our online subscribers (yes, we do listen) to do a review.  So, here you go

Like I mentioned already, I have never been on the WalkingPad A1 Pro treadmill or for that matter, any walking pad or walking pad style treadmill so I had very little confidence that this thing would feel good.  I honestly thought it would feel like a pile of dog doo doo but I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.  But before I get ahead of myself, let me start from the beginning and give you my initial impressions.

Right from the beginning, the box that was delivered was small.  That was a plus.  I see this machine as something that could work well in an RV or an apartment or… yacht.  Yes, I have sold treadmills that end up sailing around the world!  I also like that there was no assembly, just open the box and unfold.  Super simple.  There really is not much to it.  Kind of idiot proof too!  I see this as a nice gift for a kid in college or something like that.

As I stepped onto the WalkingPad A1 Pro it was easy to use and started up right away.  It comes with a small wireless remote control device that controls the start, start and speed.  And best of all, the belt did not feel weak or slow with my 300lbs on it.  That was a shocker. Overall the walking pad treadmill did not feel too bad.  The simple fact that I could get on it, use it, and not feel like I was murdering it was a huge plus. The suspension was not bad either.  I would say that it did not feel particularly good or bad, which I guess is a also a good thing    

For this next part, you need to remember that this is a niche treadmill built for a very specific purpose.  If you want something super simple that you can walk on, fold up and slide under a desk or bed then this is a good machine.  If you want something for actual exercise, this is probably not your machine.  Why?  Because it maxes out at 1.75 mph.  You have limited speed options – 1 mph / 1.25 mph / 1.5 mph /  1.75 mph.  Keep in mind that this is for the A1 Pro and the other walking pad treadmills may have different speed settings, but we chose this one for the 300lb weight capacity.

Keep in mind also that this machine does not offer an incline.  If you are a bigger person, you may find the 16.5” x 47” walking belt to be a bit small.  You may find that you are constantly stepping off the treadmill onto the side rails.

Another negative is the warranty.  We were a bit confused on the actual warranty because on walkingpad.com website, it only mentions that you can return the treadmill within 30 days but on Amazon it states a 1 year parts warranty.  Not sure what this means but it certainly appears that if you want to buy this WalkingPad treadmill, you should buy it from Amazon… we think.

As a whole we like this machine but please keep in mind that we are not testing it for durability or reliability.  We opened the box and walked on it, and it worked.  There can always be a risk when you are spending this little on a treadmill.  Also, if you want to buy a treadmill with the intent of exercising, this treadmill may not be the right one for you as it cannot even reach 2 mph.  If you want to be under $600 MSRP and want to actually work out, you may be better off with the Horizon T101 but again, it cannot fold flat and slide under a bed.

Pros:  Super compact, simple design that can hold 300lbs quite well.  Easy to lubricate under the belt.  Easy to roll around.  Very reasonably priced at under $600.

Cons:  Max speed on the walkingpad A1 Pro is 1.75 mph which will feel slow.  Small walking area of 16.5 x 47” belt.  30-day warranty if bought on walkingpad.com.  No incline. Lastly, there is a warning sticker on the actual treadmill that states nobody over the age of 60????

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