Coronavirus pandemic and forced self-isolationincreased the popularity of home fitness equipment. Xiaomi developers immediately responded to market demands by introducing an updated version of the treadmill, called WalkingPad S1, which is a further development of last year's WalkingPad R1 Pro model. The new device takes up much less space, and during operation produces less noise.
Compared to last year’s model, the newWalkingPad S1 reduced its weight by 9 kg, and when folded it takes up 45% less space in the user's apartment. Despite minor structural changes, compared to the WalkingPad R1 Pro, the WalkingPad S1 makes significantly less noise when playing sports.
Manage and control the operation of the devicecan be done using a remote control, and information is displayed on the LED screen built into the front of the simulator. On the display you can get information about the distance traveled, the number of steps, speed, time of occupation and the number of calories burned. In addition to the remote control, the user will be able to control the WalkingPad S1 using the KS Fit mobile application. The speed of the tape of the track is adjusted to the pace chosen by the user, and the security system immediately stops the track when the user stops.
For older people or patientswhen recovering from injuries, balance will be required, for which the developers have provided an additional option in the form of a set of hand supports, which is supplied separately. The treadmill mat is made of non-slip EVA material that reduces friction when walking.
Fundraising at a crowdfunding siteIndiegogo is already showing great dynamics. Almost 3.7 times more money was collected 24 days before the completion of the project than was necessary to start production. By placing a pre-order, in October it will be possible to get a WalkingPad S1 track for $ 469, or for $ 599 complete with a hand holder.