The JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill will take you from beginner to intermediate. With its 15 pre set programs and auto incline it will get your heart racing, body sweating and fat burning in no time at all. It all depends on how committed you are to your goals whether you are thinking about getting fit or in the process of getting fit this machine can help but only if you use it.
What Spec is the Motor?
The JLL S300 has a 4.5HP motor which is 3350W’s. It has also been rated at 2.5CHP. CHP is a term used for motors which means continuous horse power. This means that the motor will maintain 2.5HP throughout your workout.
What Speed does the Treadmill Go?
This treadmill has a smooth start speed which is 0.3km per hour. This is a very slow start speed which means that anyone no matter who you are can start on this treadmill. It can then be sped up to a max speed of 16km per hour which is about 10 miles per hour.
You can change the speed on the centre console or you can use the buttons on the hand rails which makes it easier and safer. With this treadmill going up to 10 miles per an hour you can run on it just bear in mind that if you could run at 10 miles per an hour you would push the treadmill to its max so you will have to think about wear and tear.
If you are someone who wants the treadmill for walking or running then that would be fine as it is aim at the beginner to intermediate fitness level.
Does the treadmill have an Incline Feature?
The treadmill comes with 20 levels of automatic incline which makes it so easy to change you angle of running during your workout. The gradient of the incline goes from 0 to 12%.
The benefits of having an automatic incline is that your workout can be more effective because you can change your gradient throughout your workout depending on weather you want it to be harder or easier. You can also have the incline set within the pre-set workout programs.
Does it have a built-in heart rate Monitor?
There is a built-in heart rate monitor in the S300 which measures your heart rate in pulsations per a minute(PPM). It will give you your heart rate reading when you place you hands on the heart rate sensors. This is great to keep an eye on your heart rate but it does take time to give you a reading which throws off your balance and rhythm if you are jogging.
If you are walking its fine and doesn’t cause that much of a problem but if you are jogging and want to keep an eye on your heart rate it might be better to get a heart rate monitor designed for that job alone. You can one that strap to your chest and send the information to your phone, but it all comes down to what your goals are and what you want to measure.
Does it Fold Away?
The treadmill has a hydraulic arm that locks the deck in place once lifted. It makes the treadmill deck feel light weight and easy to lift. The treadmill doesn’t however fold up to a 90 degree angle, its more like a 45 degree angle which still give more room around the treadmill but not as much as others give.
What is the size of the running Deck?
The running deck size is 123cm in length by 41cm in width which give you plenty of room to get into your walking or jogging stride.
Is there a Warranty?
The JLL S300 comes with a home use warranty only. This means that the treadmill is for home use only and not a gym. The Warranty cover different parts of the treadmill for different lengths of time.
It gives you:
Lifetime frame guarantee
2 year parts and labour
5 year motor cover
The motor is the most used part on the treadmill so it is good that it has a 5 year cover as this is the part that will most likely go.
Who it is for?
With the top speed being 10 miles per the hour this treadmill is aim at the beginner to intermediate user. It is either someone who is just starting their fitness journey or someone who has been working hard all summer on their fitness and doesn’t want to lose it over the winter so they have decide to take their workout indoors. If you are a beginner or intermediate runner what ever your reason for start this treadmill will have a setting for you.
What is the Dimensions?
The dimensions for the treadmill when it is down and ready to go are 158 length x 70 width x 128 height. When the treadmill is folder away it goes at an 45 degree angle and its dimensions are 100 length x 70 width x 141 height.
The JLL S300 have lots of features. It has high-powered speaker for you to listen to your music when you are exercising. This can been done by putting your prefer music device into a USB socket or an audio jack.
The treadmill also comes with 15 professional running programs for you to choose from depending on your goals and level of fitness. And if you want something a little different 3 or them can be customised.
The treadmill also has built-in wheels to make it easier to move about and has 2 built-in bottle holders so that if you are on the treadmill for an hour and you need a lot of water then you can have two bottle there ready.
Also the treadmill has a 16 point shock absorption system which reduces the impact on your joints, reduces the noise running on the treadmill makes and it is safe than running on concrete.
2.5 CHP motor
Smooth start from 0.3km/h
16km/h top speed
automatic incline of up to 12%
Built in heart rate monitor
15 pre set running programs
wheels to make it easier to more.
- 16 point shock absorption system
What are the Cons?
Even though it folds away it still takes up lots of room
What are the Consumer Ratings like?
At time of writing the JLL S300 has 163 reviews on Amazon and 4.4 stars out of a possible 5 stars for its rating. So overall most people like this treadmill.
Also at time of writing this treadmill in only one of two which has over 100 reviews in Amazon top best sellers although this treadmill has been around for a few years it is still going strong.
How Well is it Priced?
At under £400 it is for the committed exerciser or a very expensive clothes rack. However compare to other treadmills with similar specification it is price quite well as you could pay a lot more for some treadmills. But at the end of the day it all depends on if this treadmill is the right fit for you to match your goals.
Overall this is a good investment in your health. It comes with a lot of extra that are sometimes handy little thing to have that you don’t normally consider. If you are more of an advanced running you should be looking at this machine because you would out run it you will need to look at something the next level up a Branx Fitness Foldable ‘Elite Runner Pro maybe.
However if you are a beginner or an intermediate runner who is committed to their own health and want to keep moving forward then this could be the treadmill for you.