In 2022, we reviewed the most varied smart treadmills. Foldable, with side supports, suitable for running or just meant for walking in place while working. And if you have followed at least half of our home treadmill tests, you will surely remember that we underlined the lack of a particular function, which practically all the models on the market had in common: none of the smart apartment treadmills was equipped with the possibility of change the angle of the platform. And it was a rather important lack.
And then came Mobvoi, which with the new Mobvoi Incline seems to have remedied practically all the compromises that one would have had to accept when purchasing a smart treadmill: because not only is the brand's new model equipped with variable inclination, but it has a large display and thanks to Bluetooth connectivity it is able to connect directly to smartwatches, with which it communicates to carry out extremely precise training measurements.
In short, Mobvoi Incline it could be considered the definitive smart treadmill for those who want to train at home without having to give up practically anything, provided that you have enough space in your apartment: given its nature, it is not one of those models that bend over on themselves, and even when closed the overall dimensions of the Mobvoi Incline it's pretty important. But it is the right price to pay for the most complete model on the market.
Mobvoi Incline Review: Smart treadmill with variable incline and built-in fitness tracker
Design and materials
With a weight of 45.5 Kg and dimensions equal to 136.5 x 69.5 x 21 cm, as I told you the Mobvoi Incline it's not a particularly compact apartment treadmill. Of course, it is possible to raise and lower the platform using a convenient hydraulic mechanism, but given its nature, the platform itself is of the rigid type and it is therefore not possible to fold it on itself to save space.
This choice is due to the fact that the Mobvoi Incline is the first smart apartment treadmill capable of supporting the incline of the deck, which can be set up to 15% thanks to a rigid structure positioned under the front part of the treadmill.
An on/off button has been inserted at the base of the treadmill, the power cable is fixed, and a safety system has also been integrated with which the whole treadmill will not work if the treadmill is not positioned correctly. typical magnet that, at least theoretically, will need to be fixed on thanks to a clip: in this way, in the event of a fall, the magnet will automatically disconnect and the system will stop.
In the upper area, a large display has been integrated with which not only will you have access to all the most relevant information for your training, but you can change the options, increasing or decreasing the speed, adjusting the incline, or by activating one of the 25 available programmed workouts.
In the upper area of the structure Mobvoi Incline, the brand has integrated curved type handles, which can be leaned on with good comfort, but which make the treadmill even more bulky than other models on the market.
In short, the Mobvoi Incline yes, it is a smart apartment treadmill, but its characteristics and structure make it much more similar to professional models rather than the vast majority of products to buy and use at home.
What really didn't drive me crazy is the shape of the main dashboard in which the display has been inserted and which does not have a suitable space to place the smartphone: not that it is missing, mind you, also because it can connect to a smartwatch and the display has all the information necessary for your training, but the possibility of being able to store your mobile device while running on the Mobvoi Incline that would have been convenient for many people.
Operation and technical characteristics
Under the body, the Mobvoi Incline it hides a very powerful 2.25 hp engine, which allows it to reach a maximum speed of 14 km/h. It is one of those treadmills on which you can run without any limitations, but at maximum speed you will have to accept a bit more noise than the average: when you push it to the maximum, the motor of the Mobvoi Incline it outputs about 74dB, which is quite high.
The display on the dashboard is of the LED type and is extremely clear: all the buttons for training control and the information to be displayed have been integrated in the right way and can be used very intuitively.
Very clever the idea of making the Mobvoi Incline the shock absorption system is waterproof and decidedly functional with which all the noises that could derive from the pace of the race are well muffled and do not affect the floor too much.
The platform is of the right width and the transport system is very comfortable: we are talking about a large and heavy treadmill, which however integrates two wheels with which, by tilting it, it can be transported without the slightest problem to all areas of the house .
In short, it is a very complete product, but for this very reason I would have liked to see speakers also integrated: being able to connect the smartwatch to the treadmill is a very convenient function, and if speakers had been integrated, the watch could also have been used for listen to your music during training.
Smart apps and features
Then there's also the smart part, and it's the funniest part of the Mobvoi Incline. As soon as it is turned on, the treadmill can also be synchronized via Bluetooth with any WearOS smartwatch, on which the Mobvoi Threadmill application must be installed which will transform it into the beating heart of the treadmill.
Thanks to the connection with the smartwatch the Mobvoi Incline will be able to obtain important data such as heart rate, the precise number of steps taken in training and the related calories burned, but that's not all: on the contrary, the Mobvoi Incline it will send its speed, distance and duration measurements to the smartwatch which, in turn, will synchronize them with the smartphone it is connected to.
In this way, unlike the other products in the category, all workouts will be saved with more precise data, in order to better understand, for example, if you ran while burning fat, or did aerobic activity and so on.
Mobvoi Incline then it can be associated with one of the many virtual training applications, thanks to which it will be possible to visualize, perhaps by transmitting them on a TV, panoramic routes which will then be synchronized with the treadmill.
In short, the Mobvoi Incline it integrates practically all the smart functions that one could ask for in a home treadmill and it also does it in a rather stable way, with practically zero disconnections. What it lacks, however, is a proprietary app with which to manage the treadmill: mind you, I love the possibility of connecting it to a smartwatch, but unfortunately it is an option available only if you have a WearOS device on which you can install the Mobvoi app, and not everyone has one available.
Price and conclusions
The sale price of Mobvoi Incline is 599,99 euros: on the official website of the brand it is now discounted at 497,99 dollars. Through the box below, however, you can also buy it on Amazon at a discount with a coupon to be applied on the product page, which would bring the price down to 479,99 euros. And it is a price more than appropriate to the quality and functionality of this product.
It is powerful, reaches a maximum speed above the market average, can be connected to the smartwatch and thanks to it it detects all training data with high precision and then the variable incline is one of those functions never seen before in such a product.
Sure, it's not perfect and could be improved in all those little things I told you about, but it's undoubtedly one of the most complete and powerful smart home treadmills on the market. In short, with the Mobvoi Incline you will no longer have excuses not to train.
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