Reebok 8000 C

Overview

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The Reebok 8000 C is an average budget treadmill. By far it offers more advanced features and a wider workouts selection than older Reebok models.

As far as efficiency and design go, the 8000 C has received positive results so far. But the warranty is not that convincing. In fact it is a major drawback of this model.

Follow us next for a more detailed description of the 8000 C and go to Conclusions to check out its advantages and disadvantages.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 10 mph

Incline : up to 10%

Motor : 2.8 HP Drive Motor

Belt : 19 inches x 55 inches

Maximum User Weight : 300 lbs.

Warranty : 12 years for motor, 90 days for parts and labor

Features

Display Info

The 8000 C offers a backlit display that features 6 background colors. When you want to customize them to fit your preferences, press Display Color button repeatedly. In Manual mode the upper part of the display shows a track of 1/4 mile (400 m).

The display also features indicators showing you which segment is your current one. In the same upper part you also get information on elapsed time, distance, speed, approximate number of calories, pace in minutes/mile and incline.

The left side of the display offers information on elapsed time, walked/run distance, approximate number of burned carbs and incline.

The right side of the display shows approximate number of burned calories, speed, pace and heart rate.

The console allows you to enter your weight so you get more precise results. To enter your values press Weight increase/decrease repeatedly. Also, when you want to change incline, press Incline increase/decrease or one of the buttons numbered from 0 to 10.

There’s also a Scrolling Cross Trainer Display that indicates you when it’s time to start performing cross-training exercises.

Heart Rate Readings

You can choose out of two options, the handgrip pulse sensors or the chest pulse sensor.

Workouts

The 8000 C incorporates an innovative array of workouts, as it follows: 8 calorie workouts and 6 cross-training workouts, of which 2 upper body workouts, 2 lower body workouts and 2 total body workouts. Remember that you need dumbbells and an inflatable exercise ball to perform strength workouts. These accessories must be purchased separately.

To get to a calorie workout, first enter your weight. Select your workout by pressing the Professional Weight Loss Programs button repeatedly. After your selection has been made, the display will give you calorie goal and duration. Press Start. For each segment, there is a speed and incline automatically set. Still, you can alter them as you prefer during workout by pressing the Speed and Incline buttons. Follow your progress with the display and measure your heart rate if desired.

This console offers what is called a pound-a-week workout. It’s a weight loss program created for users who want to lose 3600 calories (equaling a pound of fat) in only 5 days. By default this program is designed to help you burn 800 calories each day in the 1st, 3rd and 5th days and 600 calories in the 2nd and 4th days.

Of course, the number of burned calories is altered according to your weight. To get to this workout, first enter your weight. Select a workout by pressing the Professional Weight Loss Programs button. Press Start and follow the feedback of the display.

To use a cross-training workout, first select the program you want to start by pressing Professional Cross-Training Programs button. Start your workout. Begin the first strength exercise when the console indicates so. Continue your workout and monitor your heart rate.

Fan

Included

Folding Options

Included

Information Mode

The Information Mode is like an electronic log of the unit. It allows you to choose between English or metric unit measurements. To select it, hold down Stop, insert key and release Stop.

Conclusions

The Reebok 8000 C is an average budget treadmill with impressive features and notable innovations. But we have our doubts about the reliability of this model which determines us to not recommend it.

First off, let’s talk about the motor. It is powerful, it is built to last and it has a serious 12 years warranty to back that up. We were also impressed with the cushioning. Our workouts were comfortable and not for one second did we feel like running on concrete.

The display is also decent, common with any other treadmill in this price range ($500-$1000). You have the liberty to choose which feedback information you get during workout.

You also get a Scrolling Cross Trainer display that indicates when it’s time for cross-training. This feature makes it easy to engage in consistent workouts, managed by the console to your benefit.

This cross-training workout is one of the biggest innovations this model is known for. The combination of strength-training and cardio gave us complete body work. Although we were quite skeptic at the beginning, the 8000 C has proved its unique benefits.

About workouts, you receive almost an accurate calorie feedback as the 8000 C also integrates a Carb counter. Prior to engaging in a weight loss workout, you enter your weight.

We liked the 2 lb hand-weights accessories. They came in quite handy for our upper body training.

Speed and incline adjustments are easy to perform, so you won’t have this problem interfering with your focus. And the incorporated fan will keep you cool and fresh whenever you feel exhausted.

When you’re done for the day, you can fold the treadmill and save the space for better usage.
As you see, this model is superior to older Reebok units. It has more advanced features and it brings innovations that make it worth your attention.

But the major drawback is the poor 90 days warranty for parts and labor.

You should definitely check other models that offer a wider warranty for a lower price than $800.

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