Amazfit AirRun Smart Treadmill Review
Amazfit officially entered the wireless audio space with the Amazfit PowerBuds, equipped with a PPG heart rate sensor, which can monitor exercise heart rate, real-time voice broadcast heart rate, pace, time and other sports data. Along with Amazfit PowerBuds, Amazfit also launched the Amazfit ZenBuds smart sleep earbuds specifically designed to help users sleep well.
In particular, in addition to wireless headphones and smart earphones, Amazfit also launched a home treadmill, the Amazfit AirRun, which is a large treadmill with bluetooth capabilities for virtual running, coupled with a minimalist and modern design. The treadmill also packs custom full range JBL speakers, smart wearable device linkage and other functions. It supports wave-shaped rubber column vibration reduction and noise reduction. The most convenient aspect is that the whole machine can be folded in 5 seconds, saving precious home space.
Let’s take a closer look at the treadmill.
Amazfit AirRun Treadmill Design and Interface
Amazfit AirRun adopts the installation-free design and works out of the box - plug and play. The process of unfolding and closing is very convenient. After being folded, it can be erected against the wall and placed in corners, storage rooms, and other places. It will not occupy the daily use space of the user and is suitable for ordinary household users with small storage space.
The bottom of the treadmill is equipped with silicone rollers. When you find that you need to transfer the treadmill, you only need to lift the tail, and you can use the rotation of the two silicone rollers at the bottom to move the entire machine. Of course, in daily use, there are firm foot pads to fix, the weight of 63kg plus the weight of the user, the whole machine is stable and very reliable.
Amazfit AirRun is painted with a metallic effect as a whole, and almost no exposed parts can be seen on the surface of the fuselage. It is stable with a wide running platform and can be easily integrated into various home environments. Above the running platform is a display screen, which takes up the entire top handle. Of course, it can also make the displayed numeric characters larger: one screen can display information such as heart rate, time, distance, speed, and APP tips.
The whole interface around the screen gives this treadmill a futuristic approach. On the left is the power button with a green LED outline when turned on. Meanwhile, on the right is the rectangular speed adjustment buttons marked + and – to increase and decrease the speed respectively. Apart from its management from the buttons, one can also use the app to control the treadmill.
Amazfit AirRun uses a minimalist three-key control. Let’s talk about the functions of each button:
First comes the LED rectangular power button:
- Press this key when the power is on, the system enters a countdown of 3 seconds, and the treadmill starts to run at a speed of 1 km / h.
- Short press this button during running to pause the running of the treadmill; after pressing this button again, the system enters a 3-second countdown, and the treadmill will gradually return to the speed which was set before the pause.
- Long press this key during running to stop operation
The +/– button:
- Pressing this button will reduce the running speed of the treadmill; its adjustment range is 0.1 km/s
- When it is continuously pressed for more than 0.5 seconds, it automatically continues to decrease the speed
Amazfit AirRun Treadmill Audio Output
Amazfit AirRun has two built-in JBL custom full-range speakers, which features fast transient response and ultra-low distortion.
The speaker of the treadmill is an independent Bluetooth device, and it can be paired with the mobile phone by Bluetooth before use.
Amazfit AirRun Treadmill Connectivity for Virtual Running
Amazfit AirRun can be used normally without any software, but in order to expand and enrich the playability, we suggest connecting your favourite virtual running app such as Zwift.
To see how to connect to your AirRun Treadmill to Zwift, click here.
Amazfit AirRun Treadmill Running Belt
A half-meter wide running belt is kind!
In the past, when some treadmills on the market advertised their running belt width, they would also calculate their own edge running platform width.
And the Amazfit AirRun that we reviewed experienced honestly emphasized that its pure running belt width is 500mm, this specification is almost close to the level of commercial treadmills, and it will not run out of control. It should be known that many treadmills on the market are still about 400mm wide.
The length of the walking belt is 1300mm. At the same time, the sunken motor design is used to reduce space requirements, which makes the effective running range larger and simulates the open feeling of outdoor running. It is worth mentioning that Amazfit AirRun uses a non-slip, wear-resistant diamond-patterned running belt to increase friction, plus non-slip edges on each side, to ensure the safety and comfort of the running process. The 500mm ultra-wide diamond-patterned running belt makes people feel very refreshed, especially during the first experience on the machine.
There are a total of 8 shock-absorbing devices between the Amazfit AirRun running board and the mainframe. When I run on the treadmill, I can feel that the moment when I set foot, I have not suffered obvious recoil and secondary recoil.
This is because the impact force is released one by one after passing through 8 shock absorption devices, and the landing is smooth, and the hardness of the running board is just enough. This not only makes the machine run smoothly and maintain stable running feedback but also slows rebound force, protecting the knee from being damaged.
Friends who often go to the gym for exercise may ignore one thing when choosing a home treadmill. Because the environment is relatively noisy in the gym, it is easy to ignore the noise of the treadmill in the home environment, so not only shock absorption, Silence is also necessary. We just talked about the 8 damping devices of the Amazfit AirRun, which also reduces noise while reducing vibration.
Amazfit AirRun Safety Switch
Like most professional treadmills, the AirRun comes with an emergency stop feature. Below the LED screen, one can see the red ‘Stop’ button.
- Press the red “Stop” button during exercise, the running machine will slow down until it stops. To resume movement, press the “Stop” button again to unlock, and then press the “Start” button again to resume movement.
- If the safety rope is pulled during operation (such as accidental fall, etc.), the machine will stop and lock the button operation. If you need to continue to exercise, pull the safety rope again to unlock it, and then press the “Start” button on the left again to resume movement.
Amazfit AirRun Treadmill Verdict
Amazfit Foldable AirRun Treadmill has a gym-level oversized running belt. A minimalist modern design, JBL custom speakers and smart wearable device linkage. Amazfit AirRun is not only a treadmill but also a stepping stone and starting line for Amazfit to extend to more areas of health and fitness equipment in the future.
Its outline design is simple and smooth, almost all the body is sprayed with metal spray paint, barely visible exposed parts, and can be harmoniously integrated into various home environments. Equipped with a 1300mm × 500mm oversized running belt, the diamond-shaped running belt and soft rubber edge strips are non-slip and wear-resistant. In addition, the sunken motor design leaves sufficient running space to simulate the feeling of outdoor running.
It is worth noting that Amazfit AirRun is also very thoughtful in terms of safety. The design of the emergency stop safety rope and the emergency slow-stop button guarantees basic safety, while the eight under the running board, on the one hand, dispel the impact force when falling. , Shock-absorbing knee pads, on the other hand, can also achieve the effect of noise reduction to a certain extent.
[Amazfit AirRun no longer available. Please visit ONEFit miniwalker as alternative purchase] - Link