Detailed Review of Branx Elite Runner Pro
Functions and Performance
As highlighted above the Elite Runner Pro comes with many premium and commercial grade features. The top speed of 21 km/hr covers every ability for serious sprinting.
Combined with the 22 Level automatic incline function the Elite Runner Pro gives you the option of also adding high-intensity hill sprint intervals to your workouts if you want to mix things up.
The many preset and manual programs give you all the variety you will need along with the ability to track you workouts - including - time, distance, calories, and even heart rate.
This running machine does have a cooling fan but don't expect too much from it. Other than that the only thing missing is a pause button. Update for 2020: Branx Fitness listened to the buyer feedback and modified the Elite Runner Pro to accomodate a Pause button. This functionality is extremely handy if you need to grab some more water from the kitchen or take a quick break from your workout.
Low noise is an area where more expensive treadmills like this one shine. We found the Branx fitness treadmill impressively quiet. Only the sound of your footsteps as you run is noticeable, and even those aren't too loud due to the cushioning of the suspension system.
You can easily watch TV or listen to music while running, and Branx Elite Pro certainly won't annoy people in adjoining rooms or other floors of your house/ building.
Size and Weight
The Branx Fitness Treadmill Elite Runner Pro has the following weight and dimensions:
- Assembled Dimensions: (L x W x H) 1900 x 800 x 1320mm
- Folded Dimensions: (L x W x H) 820 x 800 x 1500mm
- Boxed Dimensions: (L x W x H) 1850 x 820 x 380mm
- Running Deck Area (L x W): 1400 x 480mm
- Boxed Weight: 100 Kg
There is a significant difference between the folded dimensions and boxed dimension, which means you easily store it mostly out of the way if you use to in the bedroom, lounge or other shared space.
Assembly and Delivery
When purchased within the UK, the Branx treadmill will be delivered within 48 hours, while other Islands of the UK can expect delivery within 2-5 business days.
Unlike many cheaper treadmills, the Elite Runner Pro comes mostly pre-assembled. You only need to attach the main components into the upright position with some screws.
Which is good as manual is not the best (and this is a criticism of almost all treadmill manufacturers). That said, you should be able to put it together in about 20 minutes. It does help to have another person on hand to assist with the assembly to hold things in place.
The folding mechanism is hydraulically assisted, so you don't need to hold the weight of the running desk when unfolding it. It can also be easily wheeled around when folded by one person.
Maximum User Weight
The maximum weight for the Branx Fitness Foldable Treadmill is 160kg (25 Stone/ 350 lb). This is much more than the typical 100kg limit on entry-level models.
In my opinion if you're heavier than the 160 kg limit, and only plan on brisk walking you would still be fine given the sturdy build quality of the Branx Elite Pro.
Conclusion of Branx Elite Runner Pro Overall Value
I'm impressed with the Elite Runner Pro, this model packs in a lot of commercial-grade features for the price, with only a few minor criticisms as outlined above.
This model is also suited to runners over the usual 100 kg weight limit, or if your serious about your training and want a high-performance treadmill that can grow with you as you improve.
Yes, it's more expensive than many other budget models out there. But if you can afford the investment, I feel the features, built quality, and plain satisfaction of using such a quality machine will more than pay off over the long run.
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Last update on 2021-05-04 / Amazon Product Advertising API