Last updated on June 25th, 2018 at 02:35 pm
In the recent times, we have seen and reviewed some of the Goplus fitness equipment products ranging from recumbent bikes, rowing machine and of course treadmills. In this review, we are going to be reviewing the Goplus 2.5HP Folding Treadmill Electric Treadmill which falls within the mid-range level treadmill.
This treadmill is slightly higher than the Goplus 2.25HP Folding Electric Treadmill in terms of the motor capacity and some other features. It is interesting to know that Goplus has manufactured a number of treadmills that could cover certain groups of fitness equipment consumers’ needs and budget, ranging from entry level treadmill to mid-range and of course high-end treadmills that are designed for walking, jogging, and running exercises.
The Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill which is available in two different colors which are green and orange colors has a good number of features that could help you burn calories and get back to shape or improve your existing fitness level.
The Goplus’s emergence from the obscurity is actually revolutionizing the fitness industry by introducing into the market innovative fitness equipment such as this and of course, the Goplus 1.5HP Electric Folding Treadmill LED Touch Screen that has exceptional design than the conventional treadmills.
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The Frame and Construction
First of all, the Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill is basically designed for walking, jogging and probably light running exercises depending on your height because of the size of the running surface.
It is not a very large treadmill like the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill but large enough to provide decent and effective workout experience to most users. It has overall assembled dimensions of 64 inches long by 30 inches wide by 53.5 inches tall. Whereas as the folded dimensions are not indicated unfortunately but it certainly reduces the footprint of the original size, however, it cannot fit under the bed because we have seen people that asked that question.
So, you will need a workout area of 5 feet 3 inches long by 2 feet 5 inches wide and of course the step up height (floor to the ceiling) of at least 6 feet 5 inches will be required if you are up to 6 feet tall, but could be less depending on your height. It is also recommended that you leave an additional clearance of at least 2 feet on each side of the treadmill and 3 feet at the rear end for safe and comfortable workout experience.
It weighs about 143 pounds which adds to it overall stability and the frame is made of solid, high-quality steel frame that makes it sturdy enough to support up to 286 pounds maximum user weight capacity.
The running surface dimensions are 18 inches wide by 50 inches long; this is the actual size of the tread belt which could allow users of different heights to be able to perform light running exercise on it but 6 feet tall users may experience some level of restrictions in terms of being able to exercise their full stride during workouts.
The tread belt is made of high-quality material that could last for many years and it has non slip texture as well. The high-quality rubber belt provides adequate cushioning and absorbs some of the running impacts that usually stresses the joints such as the knees and the ankles and reduces the overall fatigue too.
The steel parts of the treadmill are finished with black anti-corrosion and scratch paint that prevents rusts and scratches. And as aforementioned, it comes in two different colors of green and orange, while the black paint is the prevalent color in both versions. We also noticed that the orange color variant is slightly expensive than the green color variant.
In addition to its foldability, it is also integrated with transport wheels beneath it bases to help in the relocation process.
The Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill features a 2.5HP motor that operates smoothly and quietly. This is slightly powerful than some other treadmills that are in the same budget range and can handle walking, jogging, and light running exercises.
However, it cannot support serious running exercises, the type that is often performed by professional runners because it is below the recommended capacity of at least 3.0 CHP. Nevertheless, it is perfect for home use, for those that simply wish to improve overall physical fitness, lose weight and improve physical endurance.
It provides speed range of 1 to 11 mph which can ultimately offer consistent or interval cardio training. The speed can be adjusted via the console and quick speed keys are also integrated for swift speed selection during workouts.
It requires a 110v power outlet to function and operate normally and the treadmill comes with a standard US plug and cable.
Unlike the Ancheer S9100, and the Goplus 2.25HP Folding Electric Treadmills that have a manual incline, the Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill has an automatic and motorized incline system that can only be adjusted via the console or the ones on the left handlebar of the treadmill. This can be done by pressing any of the buttons to increase or decrease the incline. And there are quick incline buttons as well, numbers of 3, 5, 9, and 15 on the console.
The incline mechanism or system consists of a small motor and a small lift, designated at the front base of the frame designed to lift up and down the front running-surface when the incline adjustment buttons are manipulated.
The incline range is 0% to 15%, enough to provide challenging workouts that can burn a lot more calories.
The console of the Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill isn’t a basic one, neither is it an advanced console, which is to say it is between or moderate.
It has a blue backlit monitor that is 5 inches in size which displays high-quality readability metrics that could be viewed even in a poorly lit room. You should be able to keep track of your workout progress as you view data such as time, distance, heart rate, calories burned, speed and incline levels.
There are 12 easy to use built-in programs that are effective and safe to provide quality workout routines that will help to improve your cardiovascular fitness, burn fat and enhance your overall physical health. When using any of these built-in programs, the treadmill adjusts the speed and the incline level automatically.
There several workout buttons for speed and incline adjustments, prog, start, stop, and mode buttons which are pretty easy to use. There are two speakers for sound output when using an MP3 device to play music. It is important to note that the sound output of the speakers is not wonderful but better than some phones’ sound output though.
Below the console is a tablet/phone holder that provides you with the opportunity to place your tablet on it while working out.
There is the safety/emergency key also on the console designed to be clipped to your shirt or short in order to automatically and abruptly stop the treadmill from running in case of an accidental tripping or fall during a workout and that is why it is called the emergency stop.
The console is not telemetry enabled, which means you cannot make use of a wireless HR chest strap for heart rate monitoring. However, it has built-in EKG sensors in the handrails/handlebars which transmit your heart rate data to the display when gripped during workouts. These help you to maintain your target heart zone through the entire workout session.
The approval rating of the Goplus 2.5HP Foldable Electric Treadmill is impressive. Over 90% of the total Amazon customer reviews are positive and recommending. This goes to show that you may not be disappointed if you decide to add this to your home gym.
- Solidly constructed with heavy duty steel frame that is finished with anti-corrosion and scratch paint
- Supports up to 286 pounds maximum user weight capacity
- It is foldable and equipped with transport wheels to save space and make relocation easy
- It weighs 143 pounds that further enhances its stability
- It features 2.5HP motor that provides speed range of 0 to 11 mph
- Speed can be increased by 0.1 mph
- EKG sensors are embedded in the handlebars for heart rate reading and transmission
- It has automatic and motorized incline system that provides 0% to 15% incline
- It has a not so advanced console with a blue backlit display that helps you to track time, distance, calories burned, heart rate, speed, speed and incline levels
- 12 built-in programs
- Sound system with a port for MP3 device
- Tablet holder
- Running surface well cushioned with rubber belt that decreases stress to the joints
- Non-slip tread belt
- Comes 90% assembled
- It is not Bluetooth enabled which means you cannot download or transfer data
- It is not telemetry enabled
- No workout fan
Product Dimensions and Specifications
- 64’’ Length
- 30’’ Width
- 54’’ Height
- Frame: Steel
- Tread belt: 18’’ wide X 50’’ long
- Product weight: 143 pounds
- Supports 286 pounds maximum user weight capacity
- Motor: 2.5HP
- Speed Range: 0 to 11 MPH
- 12 Built-in programs
Shipping, Assembly, and Maintenance
The shipping cost of the Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill is determined by the shipping policy of the retailer you are purchasing from, however, Amazon provides free shipping.
You could put this treadmill together without even using any tool because it arrives 90% assembled. It will take about 30 minutes more or less to completely make it functional.
It is recommended to always examine the unit for any loose, worn, or broken parts and retighten, repair or replace accordingly before use.
Always apply lubricant oil on the runway regularly in order to maintain its good condition and performance.
The Goplus 2.5HP Folding Electric Treadmill is an ideal home treadmill that could provide you the convenience of working out at home without having to worry about going to the gym anymore, or the terrible weather and gym membership fees.
It is sturdy and equipped with useful features that are geared to help you realize your fitness goals with comfort and ease.