Online workouts with Q. VADIS
If you’ve already spent hours on your local running routes and are longing for a change, you need to get your hands on one of the new Q. VADIS treadmills. You simply connect your smartphone or tablet to the treadmill via Bluetooth to create a kind of multimedia workout. All Q. VADIS models are compatible with fitness apps ZWIFT and Kinomap. This connects you to the global running community and lets you go on fascinating virtual running routes. Rather than training alone, you can create an avatar and race against other running fans around the world in real time.
So how does it work? The true speed and distance covered IRL are transferred in real time to the virtual world. The treadmill’s inbuilt speakers add the finishing touch to the running experience. There are three models to choose from in the Q. VADIS series:
Q. VADIS 10.0
As the flagship of the series, the Q. VADIS 10.0 comes with a 3 HP treadmill engine that can reach a maximum speed of 22 km/h. The 152 × 51 cm running surface enables a comfortable running experience that’s safe for your joints with the integrated 6-point cushioning system. Meanwhile, an integrated 15.6-inch touchscreen gives you easy access to various apps and stats on your workout while you're running. As well as the screen, there are also a number of quick keys you can use to change the speed (4, 5, 6, 8, 10 km/h) as well as the incline (3%, 6%, 9%) at the touch of a button.
Alongside 30 exercise programmes, the Q. VADIS 10.0 also comes with six pre-installed virtual running routes. As with all the treadmills in the series, the Q. VADIS 10.0 has been designed for compact and space-saving storage thanks to the built-in folding function and transport castors.
Q. VADIS 5.0 & 7.0
The inbuilt 6-point cushioning system also ensures a comfortable running experience on the 5.0 and 7.0 models. While the Q. VADIS 7.0 boasts the same technical values as the 10.0, the 5.0 model falls slightly shorter when it comes to running surface (145 × 51 cm), performance (2.5 HP) and maximum speed (20 km/h). All the treadmills are fitted with a modern training computer and integrated LCD display.
Via the computer, you have access to 30 different exercise programmes. It’s not just the 10.0 model that seamlessly creates a virtual running experience. You can count on the 5.0 and 7.0 models to follow suit thanks to their mounted tablet holder and inbuilt speakers. As there’s no integrated screen in the 5.0 and 7.0 treadmills, you need to use a tablet or smartphone if you want to connect to apps such as ZWIFT or Kinomap.
On the whole, all three treadmills in this series are impressive in terms of functionality and design. The integrated cushioning system and performance on all the models should be enough for the needs of ambitious and discerning runners alike. If you don’t have a tablet (and don’t intend to get one specifically for your workouts) but you still want to leap into the fun world of virtual running, the Q. VADIS 10.0 is the treadmill for you. The apps you need are easy to use on the built-in 15.6-inch screen. On the other hand, if you already have a tablet and can cope without the built-in touchscreen, you can easily opt for the Q. VADIS 7.0 or 5.0 without making any big sacrifices. In terms of installation, all the treadmills come 90% pre-assembled. This takes the tedious and partly lengthy assembly process out of the equation so you can get straight into running.
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