Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill – Review

Get fit with this great space-saving treadmill

Three key features 

  1. Lightweight
  2. Space-saving Design
  3. Support for up to 120kg User Weight

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we need to take our mental and physical health seriously. Being in a lockdown, which some of the world still is, can be tough. We can’t exercise as much as we previously did, and as such, our mental wellbeing suffers. Those of us who have the space and the money can afford to splash out on full-sized gym equipment, but for many the harsh reality is a compromise between equipment that’s affordable, but not particularly good. But the Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill could be the answer to keeping your fitness levels up, in a post, and ongoing, Covid world.

Supplied via ArmadaDeals, the Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill takes what would normally be a huge piece of lifestyle technology and compact it into a clever design that still offers the user a good level of interaction. The treadmill itself measures 140 x 500 x 1200mm, with the belt having a width of 390mm and a length of 1020mm. The slim design means it’s capable of being stored away under a bed, or up against a wall when not in use, and with it weighing around 24kg, it’s reasonably easy to manoeuvre into place when you want to use it.

The belt is made from a non-slip, textured rubber, with the Bigzzia brand logo to one side. The front of the unit houses the motor, which is enclosed by a plastic guard that features the digital display. On the underside, there are a number of rubberised feet that balance the treadmill and stop it from sliding on surfaces such as a wooden floor, together with a shock absorbing structure under the belt. There are a pair of plastic wheels at the front, which will help you move the treadmill when you lift up the rear of the unit. Finally, there’s a power switch and a metre and a half power cable running from the front-right bottom corner of the treadmill.

The display is simple, with just options for speed, time, distance and calories. Pressing the start button on the accompanying remote engages the motor, and starts the motor at its lowest speed – 1km per hour. Pressing the plus and minus keys on the remote will increase or decrease the speed accordingly, to a maximum of 10km per hour. In addition, there’s a Mode button on the remote, which will give you a set thirty-minute countdown, beginning with a three-second countdown before the motor starts, among other different modes such as distance or target number of calories to burn.

In use, the treadmill works well. Although the maximum of 10km per hour may not seem to fast, it’s a good enough pace for those who aren’t used to running, or are starting their exercise journey. The shock absorption is especially good, offering a slight bounce with every footfall, but not enough to put you off your stride while running. It’s also quite silent, certainly more so than some of the more expensive and bigger models available. At worst, you’ll just need to increase the volume on the TV, or your music.

The beauty of the Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill is its compact design. It’s superb for those who want to walk or run, but are confined to their homes for one reason or another and don’t have the luxury of dedicating an entire room to exercise equipment. It’s also very reasonably priced; you could easily spend up to twice on another model that offers the same set of features.

However, it does have a couple of negatives. The biggest problem we encountered was the lack of handrails. Any other design of treadmill comes with a pair of handrails, where you can hold on to if you’re feeling a little unsteady while running in a stationary position. The lack of handrails does make you want to look down at your feet while running, which over time causes neck strain, and there are times when you do feel a little unsteady while running. A possible solution would be for the company to supply removeable handrails for future versions, that way the compact and space-saving aspect can still remain while offering more support for those users who need it. The instruction booklet that accompanies the treadmill could also do with some revision. It’s adequate, and let’s face it, the unit itself isn’t too difficult to fathom out, but it could do with a little more detail with regards to the remote control operation.

Having said that, though, you do get used to running without handrails (we instead moved a chair to one side while running, just so we could reach for it if we started to lose balance), and as we mentioned, the remote isn’t too difficult to work out.

To conclude, the Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill is a great lifestyle technology solution for those who want a treadmill, but don’t want to lose too much space, or spend a fortune. It’s a good, solid design and construction that will get you fit, and keep you fit while you’re not able to leave the house or visit a gym.

 

Bigzzia Motorised Treadmill
  • Overall
4

Summary

Well designed, good construction. Quiet, simple to use, and effective.

+ Compact, space-saving design.
+ Perfect for the beginner.
+ Shock absorbing materials.
+ Non-slip design.

– No handrails.
– Instructions could be better.

David Hayward

David has spent most of his life tinkering with technology, from the ZX Spectrum, getting his hands on a Fujitsu VPP5000/100 supercomputer, and coding on an overheating Raspberry Pi. He's written for the likes of Micro Mart, Den of Geek, and countless retro sites and publications, covering reviews, creating code and bench testing the latest tech. He also has a huge collection of cables.

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