The UnSit Treadmill is designed to fit under the most common Stand-Up Desks. The Unsit is 39" wide, so make sure you have at least 40" of space BETWEEN the two upright legs of your desk and that there are no crossbars below one foot off the floor.
Most InMovement customers find an "Active Stool" to be the perfect solution for the occasional sitting break. These stools encourage you to keep engaged and move - even while sitting - and the can easily be placed on top of the treadmill, and removed.
You can also try using a stability ball, or even a normal chair. We don't recommend using chairs with wheels (for safety reasons), but the belt and treadmill are sturdy enough that they won't be damaged.
The Unsit Treadmill is designed for commercial use, and therefore can be used all day. As for your body, if you have no inhibiting orthopedic problems and are in good health then you can quickly work up to walking all day. Many UnSitters walk over 5 miles per day.
No. Contrary to what our competitors say, you do not need a long runway of treadmill behind you because the Unsit Treadmill can only go 2mph, thus your stride length is very short. (Other treadmills can go faster thus they must provide a longer runway behind you). If you did walk near the back of a long treadmill you could not reach your desk. With over 300 Unsit Treadmills in use, no one has ever complained of feeling the back roller and they all appreciate the space they save behind their desk. We even have some famous basketball players walking on the UnSit Treadmill and loving it!
Yes. 2mph is plenty fast. Before we produced the Unsit we gathered data in a year long beta trial. The average person walks at only 8/10ths mph, (less than 1mph). Walking much faster than 2mph would make it very difficult to perform tasks at your desk. If you want to walk faster than 2 mph you really need a fitness treadmill and you need to be dressed for exercise. Remember, Treadmill Desks are NOT for vigorous exercise - they are to replace your chair.
Yes, the Unsit Treadmill stops immediately every time you step off. And, unlike competitors, the Unsit stops immediately, everytime, and at any speed (some other treadmill desks will stop but only after 30 seconds and at speeds above 1mph). As an added safety benefit, the Unsit Treadmill will not start unless someone over 70 lbs is standing on it, making it especially safe around children.
To restart the treadmill, simply press the controller wheel when you get back on to resume at the same speed.
Not loud at all. In fact, it is very quiet. We measured the decibel level at 42.9dB at ear level with the treadmill going 2mph in a quiet room with hard floors. (Most people use the treadmill at only 1mph. Decibel level readings vary depending on the acoustics of the room. If you're on a hard surface floor (tile or hardwood) it will sound a bit louder. On a soft floor such as a padded carpet you'll hardly hear it. If you're in a pitch quiet recording studio you'll hear it. In a normal office environment you won't notice it, BUT you might hear the sound of shoes clomping, depending on how hard people walk.
Yes, UnSit under desk treadmills come with the following warranties, valid in the United States and Canada only:
>FRAME -- Lifetime
>All other parts -- 3 years
>Labor to replace parts -- 1 year
The Unsit Treadmill ships on a pallet via motor freight (they are too big to ship with UPS or FedEx). We handle and ship the treadmills from our warehouse in Indianapolis. You will need to make an appointment with the freight carrier for delivery and have adequate help to move it in to your home or office. UnSit can arrange for White Glove installation service where a qualified service provider will deliver and install your Treadmill Desk.
You'll find more detailed shipping information on the Unsit Treadmill product pages.
The Unsit Treadmill has specially designed wheels that carry most of the weight of the treadmill and engage immediately when you lift from the rear making it very easy to maneuver. It is not practical to move the treadmill frequently. If you want to move it out of the way so you can use a chair, take a look at the FAQ above, "Where will I sit?"
InMovement has a network of independent treadmill technicians across the United States. We have a partnership with National Gym Supply and have relationships with treadmill technicians who have had factory training from major manufacturers of treadmills and fitness equipment. We can dispatch a treadmill technician in most major metropolitan areas. In addition, we can support a non-treadmill technician such as an electrician or mechanic with parts and phone support, so they can service your treadmill.
The App tracks steps, distance, time, calories, standing time and Total UnSit Time, which is the total time you walked and/or stood on the Unsit Treadmill. The app runs on both Android tablets and phones and iOS iPhones but NOT iPads. The App automatically sends its data to Apple Health and/or to your Fitbit account and to our web app where an accumulation of all steps taken by UnSit users is displayed on top of our website. Simply download the UnSit App from the Apple App Store or Google Play , place your smartphone on your desk, launch the App and tap the "connect" button (Make sure your phone's Bluetooth is on).
The UnSit App is most accurate because FitBit and Apple Health just estimate steps using the accelerometer in their device to sense the swing your arm. From that step count they estimate distance covered assuming you covered about 2.3 feet per step. However the UnSit App receives exact data from the treadmill. The treadmill senses each foot strike and transmits each step to the App. The treadmill accurately measures distance the belt has moved and transmits the distance separately to the App.
NOTE: When walking on a treadmill desk, people tend to walk MUCH SLOWER than a person outside striding for exercise. Outdoors, people tend to walk about 3 mph and so the estimate of 2.3 feet per step is true. But on a treadmill desk people tend to walk at about 1 mph thus the distance they cover per step is probably about half that of someone walking fast outdoors and therefore the discrepancy in data shown on your FitBit or Apple Health App.