If you don’t already know, Xiaomi also makes and sells a variety of fitness equipment, including a treadmill designed specifically for walking aptly called WalkingPad. While it also has treadmills for running, Xiaomi somehow decided to give the WalkingPad an upgrade to allow it to be used for running too.
Meet Xiaomi WalkingPad R1 Pro, the first WalkingPad design for both running and walking. It is folds into half like the regular WalkingPad, but with the bonus of it being able to be stowaway in an upright position. It is outfitted with wheels on one end to facility easy moving around.
Another major difference with the WalkingPad is, the Xiaomi WalkingPad R1 Pro has a handle just like an actual treadmill. The handle has a hidden smartphone holder built into it, so you can keep yourself entertainment if you so desire.
The walking pad can be used with the handle folded down, allowing it to slip slightly under a standing height desk so you can walk and work on your computer at the same time. I know. It is a totally weird proposition, but yeah, it can do that anyways.
Xiaomi WalkingPad R1 Pro further boasts three modes of control, allowing it to be controlled with the supplied remote control, your feet (I am not even kidding), or with an app installed on your smartphone. Like a treadmill proper, it has a safety clip that serves as a n emergency stop button.
The hardware itself features a shock absorbing and anti slip treadmill in an aluminum alloy frame, while the device is powered by an enhanced motor with reduced noise. Finally, there is a LED panel that let you in on the speed, distance and workout time at a glance.
The good news is, you don’t need to be in China to buy this compact fitness equipment because, Xiaomi has taken to Indiegogo to pre-sell for as low as $399. Delivery is expected to happen as soon as December 2019.