Recently, Xiaomi Youpin released Xiaomi Urevo U1 (actually called U’REVO), a portable treadmill similar to the famous Xiaomi WalkingPad series (A1, C1, A1 Pro, R1). Not only is it cheaper than most of the Xiaomi WalkingPad treadmills but also has an upgraded display on the body. So, let’s quickly move to the Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review to know this portable treadmill better and compare it with the existing WalkingPads from Xiaomi:
User Manual (Chinese)
After-sales service card
300+ USD (Global)
Starting the Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review with the unboxing, the packaging of Xiaomi Urevo U1 isn’t that large in comparison to Walking A1, C1, and R1. The package size is 164 x 65 x 14cm and has a gross weight of 30kg (5kg more than the net weight of the product).
On the front, we have the treadmill design along with five main features of the product. These include:
As far as the safety of this huge product is concerned, Xiaomi tries its best to offer maximum protection by offering multiple foam layers and frames in the box. The WalkingPad perfectly fits the foam holders and doesn’t move. The rest depends upon the shipping company.
All the accessories are packed in one plastic packaging including:
In China, Xiaomi also gives the lubricating oil with the WalkingPad, however, it’s not provided in the global shipping. You can use any machine lubricating oil. Apart from this, the manual is in Chinese as well. It’s operated in the same way as other Xiaomi treadmills.
Moving to the design and appearance part of this Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review, The U1 features a black mainstream design and innovative integrated frame structure. The integrated frame structure not only enhances the strength of the treadmill but also effectively reduces the resonance generated during exercise and greatly reduces the noise generated during exercise.
Compared with the disturbing sound of the treadmill, the walking pad is indeed more suitable for home environment use, and it does not occupy too much space. It occupies a space of 148.5 x 55.2 x 10.7 cm and weighs 25kg. It’s larger than the WalkingPad C1 and A1, and smaller than R1. Moreover, comparing the weight, it’s lighter than both A1 and R1, but heavier than C1.
The running/walking area is 120.0 x 42.0cm which isn’t the level of Amazfit AirRun or any other professional level treadmill. However, it’s enough for personal use and is almost the same as the running area of WalkingPad A1 and C1, slightly smaller than R1.
At the bottom front, we have the power cord interface and the red switch button. I do hate that the switch is present there. Wouldn’t it be more convenient if they had added it to the front panel? This would have saved the effort of bending down and interacting with the switch.
It is well known that the Xiaomi treadmills pay the most attention to the running experience. To make the user more comfortable, the Urevo U1 WalkingPad uses five layers of diamond pattern composite running belts, which are PET wear-resistant layer and PVC reinforced layer thanks to the PET reinforcement layer, NBR cushioning layer and PVC wear-resistant anti-slip layer.
While running or walking on the treadmill, I feel that it is almost the same as on a plastic track. The grip is still relatively strong and the cushioning is excellent. All this is done to protect the knee. I have seen many people overdoing it and torn their TCL.
The bottom of Urevo U1 WalkingPad is also very simple and flat. The front part contains the motor. According to the official introduction, this walking pad uses a treadmill motor, which can provide a maximum speed of 6km/h.
The build material here is aluminum alloy making the chassis very thick and lightweight at the same time while also bringing stable load-bearing capacity. Since it’s a portable treadmill, weight matters the most. Also, I love the adjustable rear stand. After all, this design can better adapt to the uneven ground compared to other Xiaomi WalkingPads that cannot be adjusted.
Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad is also equipped with two pulleys at the front end. These aren’t freely moveable, only front and back. So, one can easily move the walking pad by simply lifting the rear part. The movement is really smooth and easy, even all you beautiful girls can do it.
As for the thickness, it’s 11 cm (the thinnest part is only 7 cm thick), allowing one to hide under the bed or sofa.
Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad does match the concept started by WalkingPad A1. Even though the design is almost different (the upgraded front LED panel and metal chassis design) but it does look like a treadmill from the Xiaomi walking pad series. We can say that it’s a better design version of Xiaomi WalkingPad C1.
The official recommendation is to add silicone oil every 3 months, with an amount of 5-10 ml each time, to avoid excessive slippage that affects normal use.
The tabular-style LED high-definition display is integrated with the panel and is one of the highlights of the Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review. We can hardly detect it without turning it on, but once turned on, you can easily read the display, whether it is day or night. The U1 provides speed, calories, mileage and time, etc. One thing that is missing is the HR monitor which is visible in the Xiaomi Amazfit AirRun but not in any of the Xiaomi Walkingpads.
The A1 and C1 do have the LED display, but in U1 it’s much clearer, larger, and a completely new design (It has a special segmentation instead of embedding it in the chassis).
Further driving into the Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review, the remote controller is similar to Xiaomi WalkingPad A1’s remote control. It’s the same minimalistic design and the same button placement. The only differences are that the stop/start button sign is added and the wakeup/mode switch button has been removed.
I appreciate that it doesn’t have the LED display remote controller of the WalkingPad C1. It’s too inconvenient to hold the remote control to see the speed and other statistics every time while running or walking. All those are directly visible on your walking pad. All you have to do is just look down.
It’s a 360-degree non-directional operational remote controller which uses the CR2032 button battery.
The safety protection of UREVO U1 is also worth praising. The treadmill has added seven safety protection mechanisms:
When the walking pad is turned on, if no one is detected on the board, it will stop working (auto power off). While protecting the motor, it also avoids unnecessary waste. When it is not used for a certain period, the machine will be in a sleep state, waiting for activation at any time.
We have already discussed cushioning on the belt for knee protection. In short, a treadmill with no armrest can be quite dangerous to use, but that’s not the case with Urevo U1. Moreover, the armrest of the R1 isn’t compatible at all on U1.
Coming to the real part of this Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review is the running experience. The overall operation is very stable. We start by a default speed of 0.8km/h, and then increased at a speed of 0.1 each time you press the button.
Similar to the other Xiaomi treadmills, it has the beginner mode at default so you can reach up to 3km/ h at first. Simply turn off the mode or complete it to reach the maximum speed which is 6km/h. I know that the maximum speed not that much, but just to remain fit and jogging it’s fine. Almost every Xiaomi WalkingPad has 6km/h speed excluding R1 which has 10km/h speed. The highest speed is of the Amazfit AirRun which is 15km/h.
There are 3 training modes integrated on the device:
Although the personal experience is somewhat different from daily walking, it is generally okay, and the speed is very uniform, making it easy to adapt to this changing process. The transition from slow walking to fast walking or even jogging is quite good. Even if you press immediately there will also be a gradual slow down process when the pause button is pressed. There will be no sudden braking.
In terms of foot feel and grip, UREVO WalkingPad U1 mimics the texture brought by the field plastic track. It not only has a strong grip but also has a certain degree of elasticity, which can relieve the joint pressure caused by walking.
The treadmill is super quite similar to the other WalkingPads, the noise is about 62dB and increases slightly as you get to the max speed. Since the speed isn’t that much, the walking pad doesn’t shake that much.
It still features the iconic three-section sensors design. If you are in the center of the walking area the speed with remain the same, if you reach the front area, the speed will increase, and if you reach the back area, the speed will decrease.
The weight limit is 90kg which is super fine for those who are overweight. For those with obesity grade 1 and above (100+ kg weight), this walking pad isn’t recommended. The motor is under power for this much weight. The rated power is only 0.75 HP (560 watts), almost equal to WalkingPad C1 and lower than A1, R1, and A1 Pro. For them, the Huami Amazfit AirRun is suitable if they still want a portable treadmill with a powerful motor (1.5 HP) or even the 1.25 HP WalkingPad R1.
Reminder! Do not use the walking pad barefooted to avoid slipping. It’s best to wear socks and sports shoes to give our ankle a certain degree of protection.
One can operate the Xiaomi Urevo U1 via the remote controller given. Here’s how to operate it:
Ending this Xiaomi Urevo U1 WalkingPad review, if you are tight on budget and want the lowest-priced WalkingPad from Xiaomi, Xiaomi Urevo U1 is your option. The metal design and the display panel look like the upgraded version of C1 WalkingPad with better pricing. However, we have to sacrifice the power here which is the lowest (0.75 HP) among all Xiaomi’s treadmills. Still, it has enough power to easily reach the 6km/h max speed as long as you are under the 90 kg weight category.
I’ll be honest, even though the price of this WalkingPad in China is 999 yuan (143 USD / 125 euro), however, the global price of this product is around $300+. Like the rest of Xiaomi’s Walking pads, this one has a high international price (2x the original price). If you are interested you can grab it on Geekbuying (only store at the moment).
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