The Bluefin Fitness Task 2.0 treadmill is a good choice if you’re looking for a quality home or office under-desk treadmill that doesn’t cost a fortune.
The two main reasons to buy this model are price and space; it only measures 41.3” x 58.7” x 26.2” when fully set up. It also comes with a very low price tag (around £250 / $250) so it really can’t do much wrong in our eyes.
Size: 41.3” / 58.7” / 26.2”, folded 4.3” / 58.7” / 26.2”
Weight: 71.4 lbs
Belt size: 44.1” x 15.7”
Maximum user weight: 264.6 lbs
Speed: 0-8 km/hr
Lean: Fixed 0%
Guarantee: 1 year warranty
Practice: 6 preset programs
Other features: Bluetooth and speaker connectivity, Kinomap app – compatible with social networks, adjustable tablet stand, wearable remote control, LCD display.
Read decibels: 57.5 dB
The belt is long enough for both walking and jogging, and the lift bar (the bar in front of you that normally displays the screen and handlebars) lifts to transform from a compact walking pad into a treadmill.
We really like this simple setup – everything looks like it can be cut and clicked into place with minimal DIY know-how. You can easily use it during your lunch break and use it for a lunchtime stroll without having to master bolts, screws or manuals. You also have the added bonus of a fitness app and Bluetooth for your music. What if you don’t love?
We think this might be one of the best under-tablet treadmills, and we found ourselves winning thanks to its ease of setup and navigating its key features.
Setup and usability
- Set point and usability: 4.0 / 5
Once you’ve taken the machine out of its packaging, it really just plugs in, meaning you can comfortably set it up in less than 15 minutes. If you plan to use the treadmill in treadmill mode, the treadmill will quickly flip into place – from here, you can attach the tablet holder to the metal attachment on the treadmill in front of you. friend. The treadmill comes with a remote that attaches to your wrist like a watch and controls basic functions like speed, modes, and programming.
Task 2.0 turns on with a flick of the switch, and the LCD screen on the front of the treadmill base lights up once it’s turned on. It will then split between calories, speed, distance, and time, and you can preset your workout regimens before starting.
Third-party Kinomap application can be downloaded to your phone, this will allow you to track distance, time and speed, and you can also quickly connect to the built-in Bluetooth speaker if you want to play music through the treadmill set. This model also includes a safety lock that you can clip to the lifter should you decide to go with a higher intensity of your workout.
Overall, setting up this treadmill was really simple, and we were up and running (in many ways) in no time.
Design and display
- Design and display points: 4.0 / 5
The Bluefin Fitness treadmill is designed to be uncomplicated. It has an LED display (located on the front of the base), a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and a tablet holder for your devices. There’s really no need to read the instructions carefully, which (let’s be honest) is a big hit.
The belt itself is super slim, measuring in at 44.1”/112cm x 15.7”/39.9cm in width, and we love the compact feel of this model. You can easily slide it under your desk or into the corner of your bedroom without being intrusive. It feels a bit narrow, but it’s long enough to stretch your legs without hitting the back of the treadmill in blind panic.
If you want to go into running mode, the slider pops up with a satisfying click and doesn’t feel different from the safe bar when going to the amusement park. You don’t feel like a gym treadmill with this model, though, for this reason. The lifter forms a circle on the treadmill belt itself, instead of sitting further forward with the handlebars on either side, this cuts into the available space on the treadmill.
We think the remote design is a lovely touch, allowing you to control programmes, modes and speeds comfortably and easily.
There are six preset programs for you to choose from, but we found that they are all pretty similar. The top speed of this treadmill is only 8km/h, so the programs basically just give different speed ranges from 1km/h to 8km/h that change after certain intervals. However, it’s great if you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start.
Treadmills have the option to preset goals like calories, time, distance, and speed so you can lock in on these goals before your workout. However, you can only reserve one option at a time, instead of multiple targets across all indicators.
The Kinomap app is easily downloadable for Android and iOS and allows you to connect directly to your device and the Health app on your iPhone. You can also create a profile and set some goals here, and track your stats during training.
You get 14 days free subscription when you first sign up. We really like the usability of the app, with lots of training options and badges to earn. However, not everything is suitable, as it works with many different brands of treadmills that are not exclusive to Bluefin. You already have your basic stats in place, though, and it would help if you had your own live stats and fitness dashboard on hand.
There’s not much to dislike about this treadmill. We found the presets easy enough to program with the remote (you can simply scroll through one to six and choose your preference) and we were also able to set some goals metric before pressing the start button. We noticed that our smartphone (iPhone X) connected immediately with Bluetooth, although in the manual it is not clear what the actual Bluetooth connection name is. However, once connected, the sound quality is clear and you can get a decent volume up.
The treadmill itself runs smoothly (rather than vibrates) and the treadmill straps feel comfortable underfoot. The 8 km/h top speed is a bit of a letdown, but if you’re primarily looking for something compact to put under your desk for a lunchtime stroll – you won’t be disappointed. hope.
This treadmill can also be a problem for anyone who is heavier or taller, as the narrow belt with thick sides takes up much of the required belt space. The lift also cuts into the length of the spike belt, limiting how far you can walk forward. The design can do with a bit of tweaking, as we also found the tablet stand to lie flat, rather than upright, which means looking down to see anything on a tablet or smartphone your smart.
Value of money
- Value for money score: 4.0 / 5
We assume you will be the winner if the aim of the game is to increase your step count. This is a super affordable walking pad that doesn’t need the gimmicks to get the job done.
If you are sure that you just need a solution for walking around at home or at the office, then yes – invest. This model looks great and requires absolutely no mess when putting them together. There’s a fitness app (albeit through a third party), Bluetooth connectivity, and built-in workout options that really make for value at this price point.
The top speed is slow, though, so make sure a treadmill isn’t what you’re after before you buy. We strongly recommend this model if you are on a low memory and cash saving mission.
If this product is not for you
The Mobvoi home treadmill is similar in size and only slightly more expensive, but reaches speeds of up to 7.5m (12 km)/h. It looks more like a typical treadmill, with an LED display on the dashboard, a Bluetooth speaker, and a phone holder. It’s the top choice for anyone who wants more freedom with speed without spending too much.
If you have some money to spend, the NordicTrack X22i will have you racing to the beat. You can track advanced stats on a beautiful display and choose from 40 GPS-tracked presets to mimic life-like routes. You also get a free 30-day iFit subscription with purchase, but you’ll have to pay for the full membership.
How We Tested the Bluefin Fitness Task 2.0 Treadmill
We’ve tested all of our under-desk treadmills at home or in our dedicated test center and scored them from 1-5 on the following criteria:
- Setup and usability
- Design and display
- Value of money
For all models, we have tested folding and unfolding so that we can fully utilize the kit in both walking and running modes. We also tested the minimum and maximum speed controls along with any available stat tracking features, preset workouts, and memberships or apps that support them.
The MSRP of this tread is $379 / £274 when purchased directly from the Bluefin website. This is a great solution for those who are on a mission to save space and are budget conscious.
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