Freemotion 770 Treadmill with iFit - User Comments
by Jason C.
We bought the Freemotion 770 treadmill with iFit. This is absolutely the most unintuitive technology I've ever had the displeasure of using. While the treadmill itself seems sound, the whole iFit experience has been pure frustration from day 1. The screen itself has no scroll pad so you are constantly tapping in commands that you don't want simply because the screen reacts to your initial touch. Having said that, at times you can tap 5-6 times before the screen accepts the command. Words overlap on the screen, making it hard to read. There are a bunch of preset Google map routes but no way to actually run them. At least no way that we can figure out. Logging in is usually an adventure. Most times we get an invalid attempt prompt. Therefore no access to maps, program etc. I have created 3 maps but the system will allow access to only one, can't run the other two. I can see them, but can't run them. I have been able to run from a created map 3 times in total. The first run went well, the second run had a bunch of frozen screens, the third run had the map moving along but the treadmill wasn't. Couldn't get the belt to go at all.
The speakers on this unit must have been taken from a 1980's K car. It's like listening to an old AM radio. Our next step is to call iFit. The hours of service aren't the best so it's been a challenge to make time. Flaman Fitness, where we purchased the treadmill, has been no help whatsoever. Not only have they not followed up on our concerns, they don't even know how to use the iFit technology. The store doesn't even have WiFi for a proper demonstration on how it might work.
Here is a quote from an email from a Freemotion rep when we were doing our research:
"We sell $700 million dollars worth of these types of treads a year, I am sure you can find plenty of bad reviews, squeaky wheel gets the grease.
I can tell you these treads work well, and the tablet is always updated with firmware. I am guessing you are not one of the first people in line at the Apple store?"
Unless you like to be frustrated, I'd pass on the Freemotion 770 treadmill .
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