Is The Sportstech F37 Professional Treadmill Too Smart To Be Effective
The standout features with this product in the sales photos is the large, high-tech console.
The brand even alters the angles to make it seem more impressive. There is an impressive specification in terms of the programming, settings and computerisation.
But, is there too much emphasis on this side of the workout and not enough on the hardware or fundamentals?
The Pros and Cons of this Sportstech F37 Professional Treadmill.
- Connectivity with apps and other devices for a more interactive and interesting run
- Smart systems in the belt for a lack of maintenance.
- Enough features to make this suitable for apartment use
- Some limitations in the hardware, such as the frame and fan
- A fairly basic specification away from the console.
There is a lot going on with the console and software of this Sportstech F37 Professional Treadmill.
First of all, there is no getting away from the sense that this Sportstech treadmill is a more high-tech option than most at-home models. Even the belt is designed to be smart. The most important features here are within the console.
There is Bluetooth, USB and mp3 compatibility on this massive display to link up with different apps and devices. This is where the “interactive training” comes into play.
As for the belt, Sportstech wanted to create a natural running feeling in their self lubricating system.
This leads into the idea of ease of use. This is a model that does all the hard work for users, with the use of the pulse sensors in the hand grips and just enough cushioning in the running deck.
There is also a quick fold system on the frame and transport rollers to help with storage. This means that even though this is a high-tech option, it still suits an apartment setting.
This doesn’t mean that there aren’t downsides and limitations in this Sportstech High-Tech Professional Running Machine.
Otherwise – behind the bells and whistles – there is a pretty standard running machine. There is a 20kmph top speed, 7hp motor and 15% incline. This is surprisingly normal for such an interesting treadmill.
There is far more of interest in the software than the hardware. Another example here is the fan, which one user says may as well not be there.
What does this all mean for the final recommendation on this Sportstech F37 Treadmill?
Above we asked whether or not this model fixated too much on the smart console and neglected some of the fundamental elements.
This does seem to be the case as there is a divide between the hardware and software. The console is brilliant, with plenty of features and adaptations to play around with.
But, the speed, incline and other basics are pretty standard. The belt is self-lubricating but not that special otherwise. The computerisation and ease of use are enough to ensure that this Sportstech treadmill is highly recommendable to all those looking for a smarter, diversified at-home workout.