The new ThermoTread GT Desk Treadmill from iMovR is the first treadmill ever to be designed specifically for "Working While Walking". With the move towards active working the ThermoTread is the ideal treadmill solution for pairing with a sit-stand desk to create a true Walking Workstation.
Rather than attempting to adapt a traditional running treadmill to an office environment iMovR went directly to the drawing board and designed the ThermoTread GT from the ground up. The result is a treadmill built to suit the needs of the office environment--smaller footprint, lower profile, reduced noise levels, lower energy consumption, and most important of all-- safer.
At just 67.5" long the ThermoTread GT can be accommodated in the smallest of workstations while still providing a large 20" by 50" walking surface. The low deck height of 5" enables it to be successfully partnered with a wide range of sit-stand desks. Safety is important with the ThermoTread which is why it has a maximum speed of just 4 kph, a brisk walking pace for most adults. This feature greatly reduces the potential for injuries which can occur with repurposed or adapted treadmills.
The ThermoTread GT is able to offer lower energy consumption and extended life expectancy as the motor and gearing are designed for optimum power at walking speeds. Adapted treadmills are designed for optimum power at higher speeds and can be overloaded by continuous use at walking speeds, significantly reducing their lifespan. The ThermoDesk GT is rated for up to 400 lbs, making it a good choice even for heavier users who wish to move to a more active workstation.
The 1" thick Bakelite deck on the ThermoDesk GT provides a firm surface ideal for walking. The deck is supported by six compression shocks which allow the surface to absorb impact and reduce impact stress on the joints. The convenient touch-control interface of the ThermoDesk GT is placed on the desk surface for easy access and provides users with a full compliment of options for customizing the treadmill to their specific weight, stride length, speed, and desired working pattern. The multiscreen interface enables users to quickly navigate through all settings and adjust them as desired. Up to five user profiles can be stored for fingertip recall. Future software upgrades can easily be downloaded through the integrated USB port.
The upcoming iMovR CloudStation will connect the ThermoTread GT to the "Internet of Things", enabling detailed control of every aspect of the workstation environment by monitoring and controlling office device energy consumption, monitoring and recording treadmill usage, and providing maintenance data from anywhere in the world. It will also enable CloudStation users to access their personal profiles at any CloudStation-equipped ThermoTread GT in the world, offering a boundary-free health monitoring network.
The manufacturer recommends that the Thermotread GT Desk Treadmill be placed on a firm non-carpeted flooring surface. Users may wish to purchase the RightSize Premium Under-Treadmill Mat to protect hardsurfaced flooring from potential damage. Placement on carpeted surfaces may result in a "floating" effect and encourages collection of dust and lint within the treadmill. As well, in order to ensure premium performance and to optimize the life of the treadmill, regular lubrication of the treadmill deck is required using a 100% silicone spray such as the EasySpray Treadmill Lubricant.