Xiaomi WalkingPad R2 Review: The Best Folding Treadmill is Now Faster and More Solid

Remember when in the test of the Walking Pad R1 Pro (here the review) did we call it the best folding treadmill? Well KingSmith, one of the most important brands in Xiaomi's "extended family", wants to try again: it's time for Walking Pad R2, the new version of the folding treadmill that now manages to reach 12 Km / h and can be controlled via a smartphone application with which you can keep everything under control.

In short, just like its predecessor, the Walking Pad R2 it might seem a simple product but, in reality, under the hood it hides a whole series of improvements that could make it have all the credentials to repeat the excellent success of the R1 Pro.

Xiaomi WalkingPad R2 review: folding and fast living room treadmill

Design and materials

I start immediately with a premise: to bring the Walking Pad R2 in the studio, I had to use a trolley. And it was necessary to organize myself in this way because the new Xiaomi treadmill weighs 40.5 kg, an important weight that immediately makes it clear how much the structural solidity of the product has been improved, an important feature for such a device which, however, has done slightly increase the footprint compared to the previous generation: when closed it is 100 x 72 x 16 cm large. In a nutshell compared to the R1 Pro, the Walking Pad R2 it is slightly wider and thicker.

However, nothing that compromises its movement which, thanks to the integrated wheels and the presence of the folding support bar, is quite easy: in short, moving it around the house is absolutely not a problem. And as in the previous model, the base of the treadmill itself is flat and wide enough to allow the device to stand upright when folded without the need for other supports.

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A display has also been inserted at the base of the treadmill with which you can monitor your slack, while a safety system has been integrated in the support coffin with which the whole treadmill will not work if it is not positioned properly. the typical magnet that, at least theoretically, will have to be fixed on you thanks to a clip: in this way, in the event of a fall, the magnet will automatically disconnect and the system will lock.

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Above the bar then, those of KingSmith have positioned an area that can be opened or closed that should perform a stand function for smartphones and tablets and, although I am not really a fan of this solution and continue to prefer the use of a more traditional support surface, it must be said that the wider platform and the solidity of the structure make the Walking Pad R2 one of the most comfortable folding treadmills to run or walk on.

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All the assembly was performed perfectly, the materials are of high quality and the plastic is used in the right places: the base, for example, is made of steel and manages to handle vibrations very well.

Operation and features

To animate the Walking Pad R2 there is a 1.25 horsepower brushless motor that, in the new version of the treadmill, is able to get the device to a maximum speed of 12 Km / h, not bad considering that the vast majority of these products stop at 10 Km / h and, if not equipped with a support structure, even at 6 Km / h. In short, if most of the folding living room treadmills are designed mostly for walking, with the Walking Pad R2 you can run without any problem.

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And also for this reason, its steel and plastic structure is able to support a maximum weight of 110 kg, just as we saw in the previous model which, however, was still at 10 km / h. It can then be used in two modes: walking and running.

The walk mode has a maximum speed of 6 km / h and is activated by turning on the treadmill but without raising the support bar: in this way it Walking Pad R2 it is practically identical to the Walkingpad R1 Pro. To activate the running mode instead, simply lift the support handlebar which, among other things, can also be adjusted in height.

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Also in this model, then, there is the typical dot display, which is not on the dashboard but on the lower area of ​​the treadmill, which alternates the display of steps, kilometers, time and calories under which the keys for the power on and mode selection. But like all the other exponents of the category, so too Walking Pad R2 it has a big limitation: it does not have a variable inclination, but all in all it is a more than acceptable compromise considering the above average maximum speed and, above all, the very small footprint of the product.

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And also in the Walking Pad R2 the brand has integrated an automatic speed management system: when using this mode, the system will take advantage of three sensors that have been positioned on the base of the carpet, with which you can adjust the mode in an adaptive way: the base has been substantially divided in three sections, walking on the front one will increase the speed, positioning in the center will maintain a constant speed, while positioning on the back it will decelerate.

If, on the other hand, you want to use it in "traditional" mode, you can change the parameters of your training either via the remote control included in the package, or via the smart application to be installed on Android or iPhone.

Smart apps and functions

Despite being a Xiaomi product, even the Walking Pad R2 it does not fit directly into the brand's ecosystem and, therefore, is not controlled by the Xiaomi Home app, but by the usual KS Fit, available for both iPhone and Android, which will connect to the device via Bluetooth and which continues to be available exclusively in language inclese.

This is an app that at first glance might seem rather basic, but continues to be well done, functional and above all very fast in response times: once connected to the Walking Pad R2, the commands that will start from the smartphone will be received by the treadmill with practically no lag.

ramite KS Fit, in essence, it will be possible to manage all the functions and modes of the device. You can turn it on and off, but you can also choose the different modes and set the speed of pace. The graphic interface is intuitive and well made and, once a run or a walk has started, the application will provide the user with a summary screen in which all the most important information will be displayed: this info can also be customized and will then be synchronized into a real calendar of physical activities, so that you always have your workouts under control.

The good thing then, is that all the data detected by the treadmill can also be synchronized with the Apple Health app or with Google Fit, so that you can integrate information relating to workouts in both Android's physical activity management applications. that of iOS.

Selling price and conclusions

The sale price of Walking Pad R2 is 639.51 euros so yes, like the vast majority of electronic devices, this folding treadmill has also undergone a slight increase in price. Fortunately, however, through the box you find below you could buy it at a discount with a coupon valid until October 31st, which would bring the price down to 608,04 euros.

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A figure that continues to be important, but which is actually justified by the sturdiness and quality of the materials with which the product is assembled, which manages vibrations very well, by the small footprint that the treadmill has when closed and by the simplicity of opening and closing. .

The presence of the vertical structure on which to lean (and which also integrates the support for smartphones and tablets) and the increase in the maximum speed to 12 km / h, make it a product suitable for all needs.



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review-xiaomi-walkingpad-r2 Remember when in the test of the Walking Pad R1 Pro (review here) we called it the best folding treadmill? Well KingSmith, one of the most important brands in Xiaomi's "extended family", wants to try again: it's time for the WalkingPad R2, the new version of the ...