Comparing WalkingPad A1 Pro, C1, R1 and R1 PRO

Treadmill for Home 

KingSmith’s WalkingPad compact treadmill is perfect for home use. When the weather condition or air quality is poor outside, or you just don’t feel like going to the gym, a compact treadmill can save you from the guilty of sitting around at home. Wherever you live or however large your house is, a compact treadmill can be folded and put under the sofa or bed. You can walk, jog, or run while watching TV. It is also suitable for children and senior citizens. WalkingPad makes sports easier and achievable.

The WalkingPad is a compact treadmills product launched by Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise. Because of its small size and good performance, the “walking board” can be fully folded and is very compact, and can be store easily under sofa, bed or cabinets.

The differences between various models

What are the differences between the few models? The following comparison chart gives an overview, follow by our comparison on some of the major features.

App use

A1 & A1 Pro is using Xiaomi’s Mijia App to manage the walking machine, being part of the Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise, the Mijia app can control over a hundred different type of devices specially selected for the Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise family

C1 is using WalkingPad’s own developed App, WalkingPad, and can manage only their own devices. The WalkingPad App is only in English and Chinese interface, while MiJia App is multi-language.

R1 & R1 PRO is using Kingsmith’s own KS Fit, which is a much better App than the WalkingPad App, with the latest course library design, a predefined exercise library where you can download and use.

Body build and shell design.

A1 Pro, R1 & and R1 PRO is build with integrated aluminium alloy, with an IML injection molding, which gives it a more premium product look. As for C1, it is assembled body built and shell cover is build from plastic.

Running Board

A1’s running board is built with high-density fibreboard while C1’s board is build from aluminium alloy, the R1 and R1 PRO’s board is padded with additional EVA soft layer, on top of the fibreboard.

Different appearance

Although the walking boards of the A1 and C1 can be folded, the appearance of the two is quite different.

The WalkingPad A1 is silver-gray in color, and A1 Pro is black, and the “walking” shape is more streamline and looks more stable.

The appearance of Walkingpad C1 is white. The front, middle and rear sides of the “walking platform” have protruding areas, which seem not that streamline.

R1 and R1 PRO’s walking board is wider than the rest.

WalkingPad R1 & R1 PRO

Different body parameters

The size of the Walkingpad C1 walking machine is 1449 (L) 528 (W) * 114 (H), the walking belt area (walking area) is 1200 (L) * 400 (W); C1 rated power is 588W, the speed range is 0.5km/h – 6km/h; the net weight of the product is 22kg, and the maximum load is 90kg (Note:first generation of C1 supported up to 110kg, but Kingsmith had since reduced the specs to 90kg).

Compared with the two, the walking area of the Walkingpad C1 walking machine is slightly narrower, the motor power is also reduced a lot, the net weight of the body is also lighter, but it does not affect the maximum speed of the walking machine, and the bearing capacity is stronger. Some more, the performance is almost the same as the Walkingpad A1 walking machine.

The size of the Walkingpad R1 & R1 PRO walking machine is 1500 (L) 720 (W) * 90 (H), the walking belt area (walking area) is 1200 (L) * 440 (W); the widest among the 4 models. R1 rated power is 918W, or 1.5HP, the strongest among the 4 models. The speed range is 0.5km/h – 10km/h*; the net weight of the product is 33kg, and the maximum load is 110kg.

For R1 & R1 PRO, when the Armrest/handrail is horizontal, it will be in Running Mode, and speed can be up to 10KM/h, but it will only be in manual “M” mode, and speed control is via the Remote Control or App.

When the armrest/handrail is horizontal, the speed limit will be capped at 6 km/h, and can operate in both “M” and “A” modes.

Storage

A1, A1 Pro and C1 all need to be stored horizontally, under the sofa, table or bed. But R1 & R1 PRO can be stored vertically, and only take up 0.2 m ³

Different data display methods

The Walkingpad A1 & R1 can display the current status (manual, automatic or standby mode), exercise time and other information in front of the machine head, making it more convenient and intuitive to use.

There is only one indicator light on the head of the Walkingpad C1 walking machine. The current state and movement time display function of the walking machine is designed on the remote control. To understand the movement time, the remote control should be held in the hand at all times. Inconvenience.

Which is better?

From the above comparison, the main difference between the two is the appearance, running belt width and load-bearing capacity, and other properties are basically the same (or have little effect on walking). Therefore, the Walkingpad C1 is more cost-effective and can be used by more heavy-duty athletes without paying attention to the appearance.

If you prefer a calm, atmospheric appearance, the WalkingPad A1 PRO is also good, although the price is a little more more expensive, but the running belt is wider and more comfortable to use; in addition, the driving power of the Walkingpad A1 is larger, and the load of the motor during operation is smaller. More durable.

The highest range R1 & R1 PRO is the best, as it offer both walking and running modes, and with speed up to 10 km/h. It also comes with a handrail build-in.

Improvements on A1 Pro over A1

A1 Pro can add on an optional Foldable Armrest
New brushless motor for A1 Pro

What’s the big differences between WalkingPad R1 and WalkingPad A1?

The big differences between R1 Pro and A1 are as below:

  • Speed limit: WalkingPad R1 Pro – 10km/h ; WalkingPad A1 – 6km/h
  • Weight capacity: WalkingPad R1 Pro – 110kg/242lbs ; WalkingPad A1 – 100kg/220lbs
  • Handrail: The WalkingPad R1 Pro has one, but the WalkingPad A1 doesn’t.
  • Safety key: The WalkingPadR1 Pro has one for running, but the WalkingPad A1 doesn’t.

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