The Star Trac FreeRunner may very well become ubiquitous in gyms up and down the UK in the near future. With it's aluminium running deck and HexDex technology, Star Trac have set out to create a treadmill that may be about as comfortable as it comes.
Star Trac have a patent-pending on their HexDex and specifically on the hexagonal suspension they use to provide the cushioning for the running deck. You can see this from the images below, but it allows the running deck to absorb energy and provide a responsiveness that has not been seen on traditional treadmills.
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This running machine is just so comfortable to run on. With amazing levels of cushioning it could help to prevent foot and joint injury, whilst giving you a smooth and easy running session. It also comes with all the usual metrics and tracking options you'd expect and even has a 20% incline option (Normal range is up to 15%).
We also like the one touch 'hot bar' that provides access to the one-finger controls for speed and also elevation. You also get an emergency stop button and of course heart rate monitoring.
A recent study by the California State University at Fullerton pitched the FreeRunner directly against a traditional treadmill. This independent study showed that 3 out of 4 participants chose the FreeRunner when asked which was the more comfortable running machine.
When they analysed and measured the participants, they also found a lower impact and more shock absorption on the FreeRunner. This is down to the patent-pending HexDex running deck that ensures softer foot plant and less impact on feet and leg joints. This also means quicker recovery times and less chances of longering pain.
|Equipment Usage||Home Use|
|Warranty||10 Year Frame Warranty - 5 Year Parts & Labour Warranty|
|Max User Weight||227kg|
|Console Functions||OpenHub consoles are available on every piece of 8 Series Star Trac. They offer best in class entertainment, fitness tracking and asset management.|
|Deck Cushioning||HexDex - hexagonal suspension system|
|Treadmill Speed||Max Speed 15mph|
|Length (Width) Dimensions||207cm|
|Width (Depth) Dimensions||88cm|
|Height Dimensions||152 cm|