|Brand:||Sunny Health and Fitness|
Sunny Health and Fitness is a smaller fitness equipment company with their main headquarters based out of California. Most people may not have heard of their brand, but they are extremely popular on Amazon when searching for treadmills.
This particular machine, the SF-T4400 has 4.5/5 stars and over 2,000 ratings at the time of this review. We usually see this treadmill priced around $500. Although it’s a budget machine, there are some limitations you should be aware of before purchasing.
Digital Monitor — A small digital monitor. It displays time, distance, calories burned, and pulse.
2.20 HP Motor — This is a pretty small motor that we typically find does not hold up well with long term use. It will be sufficient for walking.
0.5 – 9.0 MPH Speed Range — As we said above, we think this machine is sufficient for walking but we certainly do not recommend running on it, so this speed range is decent.
15.5 x 49 Running Deck – Some users will probably find this space small and limiting during use.
Manual Incline – There are 3 incline levels offered on the SF-T4400, however, it is manual and you would have to get off the machine to change the incline. Some people may find this inconvenient.
Warranty — 3-year structural frame 180 days other parts and components. Not the best warranty…
220 lb. Weight Capacity — This treadmill only weighs 103 lbs. We are not sure it would hold up well to the 220 lb. weight limit claim.
The SF-T4400 Treadmill is offered at a great price point. However, for $649, you can get the T101 treadmill from Horizon that has some much better features.
Here’s what you can find on the Horizon T101:
20” x 55” Running Surface — This is 5 inches wider and 6 inches longer than the SF-T4400. Although it may not seem like much, it makes a big difference when you’re using a treadmill.
Up to 10% Incline — A 10% incline will give you options to enhance your workout even more. On the T101, the incline is not manual and can be changed on your console.
Three-Zone Variable Response Cushioning System — Horizon is known for their built-in cushioning system that is softer in the impact zone and firmer in the push-off zone, so every stride is comfortable.
2.5 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This is more of the motor we would expect to see at the $500/600 price range.
Warranty — Lifetime on frame and motor; One year on parts, cushioning, and labor.
As you can see, there are some major differences between the Sunny Health and Fitness SF-T4400 treadmill and the Horizon T101 treadmill. What these machines have in common is the price points.
Both of these treadmills are offered for less than $700. If you are looking for a budget treadmill in this price range, we suggest you consider the T101 from Horizon over the SF-T4400 from Sunny Health. You get much more bang for your buck with the T101.
Read our full review on the Horizon T101 here.