Meet the iMovR ThermoTread GT Desk Treadmill
- The first “clean sheet” design of a walking treadmill base geared for the office, not the gym
- Quieter, smaller, more powerful, and more feature-rich than any other office treadmill
- Smartphone-like, touch-screen LCD desktop console
- Built to last: Premium componentry, “future-proof” software and extensive warranty coverage
- Optional iMovR CloudStation (available 2017) connects ThermoTread to the Internet of Things
- Perfectly balances drivetrain reliability with power consumption efficiency
The New Leader in Office Fitness
Once upon a time the first treadmill desk was created by marrying an adjustable-height desk to a cannibalized running treadmill base. That was more than eight years ago, yet every treadmill desk in the world since has been made using the same recipe. Every walking base sold as a “treadmill desk” has its roots in gym equipment, as evidenced by footprint, noise signature, console design and motor gearing ratios.
iMovR is proud to introduce the ThermoTread GT – the first treadmill desk base designed from the ground up to live in an office environment, not a gym. From upgraded componentry to a sleek, touch-screen LCD desktop console, to its ability to interact with personal performance tracking and corporate wellness software in the cloud (via optional CloudStation available 2017), the ThermoTread GT is to existing treadmill desks as the Starship Enterprise is to the RMS Queen Mary. Both will transport you from point A to point B, but only one has warp drive and photon torpedoes.
The ThermoTread GT Office Treadmill received a five out of five star rating from WorkWhileWalking's expert review team. Read their review here.
A More Powerful Chassis, for Many Years of Reliable Continuous Use
Some 1st-generation treadmill desks are known to have shorter service lives than one would expect. Walking very slowly for long periods of time on a treadmill geared for running is likely to result in premature motor or controller board burnout. Moseying along at a pace of only 1 - 2 mph requires the treadmill’s motor to overcome the immense friction of pulling a dead weight on a rubber belt across a laminated deck. A treadmill designed for a top speed of 12 mph will only have one-sixth to one-twelfth of its rated horsepower at treadmill desk sauntering speeds, imposing a very heavy strain on the drivetrain. The fact that most users neglect to periodically lubricate their treadmills shortens the life of these components ever further.
The ThermoTread GT doesn’t pretend to be a dual-use office/gym treadmill. While that’s a great marketing concept our competitors like to promote, our engineers know that you just can’t have your cake and eat it too. The ThermoTread was designed just for office walking. We made the top speed only 2.5 mph, and ideally geared its high-torque drivetrain (rollers, flywheel, pulley, etc.) for office walking speeds, with a massive 3.0 horsepower, 4000 RPM DC motor at its core.
Next, we upgraded the deck from the cheaper melamine and phenolic materials used on competing treadmills to a superior 1”-thick Bakelite material. We added a cooling fan to keep motor temperatures under control even if the treadmill is under round-the-clock use, but we made it so silent you can’t even tell its running. Since no one will ever run or even walk briskly on a ThermoTread, we shortened the deck in order to gain back precious floor space that competing units steal away. We even lowered the treadmill deck to maximize desk stability and minimize obstruction. Two wheels positioned underneath the motor housing make it easy to slide the treadmill underneath any adjustable-height desk.
The ThermoTread is quieter than the least-noisy competing treadmill base (the LifeSpan TR-1200), by a whopping 5 decibels. It’s built with more reliable componentry than any other walking base on the market. ThermoTread GT consumes half the power and is dramatically quieter than the LifeSpan TR-5000, since it doesn’t require an AC inverter and the noisy continuous fan to keep it cool. Even though it costs $500 less than the TR-5000, the ThermoTread GT looks just as nice, if not nicer, with its all-aluminum side rails.