About KingSmith WalkingPad And Xiaomi

All WalkingPad models from A1, A1 Pro, P1, C1, and R1 are all manufactured by KingSmith Technology Co., Ltd.

In 2016, Beijing KingSmith Technology Co., Ltd joined the Xiaomi ecological chain system and became a member of the Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise, Starting with the WalkingPad brand.

The first 2 models released, A1 and A1 Pro, were included and operated under Xiaomi’s own Mijia / Mi Home App, where up to 600+ different smart devices are managed and controlled under the Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise agreements.

Xiaomi made investments into hundreds of these Xiaomi Ecological Chain Enterprise, KingSmith being one of them, and incorporate many of these products all under one roof and managed via their Mijia App.

Most of these products were marketed under Xiaomi’s Mijia brandings.

WalkingPad models released later, C1 and R1 were not included under the Mijia Xiaomi ecological chain system.

Instead, KingSmith developed their own App, and the newer models are now operating and managed under these new apps.

C1 is using WalkingPad App.

R1 and R1 Pro is using the KingSmith new KS Fit App.

Reviewing KingSmith WalkingPad A1 and A1 Pro

WalkingPad A1 & A1 Pro gives you a new way to enjoy sports

KingSmith WalkingPad A1 & A1 pro

Traditional fitness equipment occupies a lot of home space, whether you have a small or big apartment, you simply don’t want a treadmill that takes too much space.

Storing WalkingPad never becomes a burden the way that bulkier exercise equipment can be.

Put the WalkingPad A1 at home or in the office, you can walk at any time, any weather, any place, fast or slow, enjoy rest and quiet walking without leaving home!

  • Folding design patent, less than half a square meter
  • Noise reduction does not disturb, enjoy a quiet moment of exercise.
  • Footstep Speed control sensor, foot feel more comfortable.
  • Worry-free installation, Easy start without installation.

The WalkingPad looks like an ordinary treadmill with a regular jogging track, although it does not particularly run. The speed range is from 0.5 to 6 kilometers per hour – this is the maximum quickest step. It has a weight of 28 kg and supports a maximum load of 90 Kg, the blade has a dimension of 1200×415 mm. 

It is made of aluminum alloy and high-density elastic material. On the front, we can find an LED screen that provides information about the exercise time and the speed reached. It offers two modes of movement: For beginners, Xiaomi recommends choosing a fixed speed mode, which can be adjusted using the wireless console from the kit. In automatic mode, the track is accelerated if the user moves to the front edge, and slows down if stepping backward.

WalkingPad A1 convinces with a design that has been specially designed for training at home. It is easy to use and quickly stored away

WalkingPad’s unique product design revolutionizes the traditional steel frame structure to create a fresh and brand new look. It utilizes IML surface processing to create a metallic finish front panel to complete the matte body surface. These modern design elements help the WalkingPad blend seamlessly into your home’s décor.

Manual and Automatic

WalkingPad has two exercise modes – M, manual mode, and A, automatic mode. As a beginner, you can use the remote control to operate WalkingPad in manual mode. As a seasoned exerciser, you can control the speed through our patented Adaptive Speed Control system. In this mode, you walk at your own desired pace and WalkingPad can adapt its speed to suit you.

Multiple security protection and visualized walking data

When Off – Clean as a metal slate, When On – Clear as a dashboard

WalkingPad features a simple and clean minimalist design. The LED display is embedded behind the low transmittance ABS panel’s surface. The panel looks completely bare when WalkingPad is turned off. The light has a crystal clear glow when WalkingPad is turned on. With the child lock protection, overload protection, auto standby, and novice speed limit functions, you can rest assured to use this WalkingPad. By connecting with the WalkingPad APP or through the LED light on the dashboard, you can see the data for each walk, it quantifies and urges you to exercise.

Adaptive speed control

With the help of pressure sensors embedded in the WalkingPad base, the patented Adaptive Speed Control technology can precisely measure the user‘s preferred speed. Through sensing different foot drops and posture changes, WalkingPad adapts immediately with acceleration, deceleration, or constant steady speed, it ultimately liberates your hands and offers a truly free exercise.

You can operate the WalkingPad A1 like a standard treadmill with just a few minor differences. You can operate the WalkingPad in two different modes: manual and automatic.

You can turn the machine on and off either on the pad itself or on the remote control. You can also use the remote control to adjust the pace of your workout. Alternatively, you can rely on the treadmill’s built-in sensors to adjust the speed of your training session automatically: start running closer to the front zone of the pad to increase the speed and move closer to the end to decrease the speed. In automatic mode, you can also turn on the walking pad by just stepping onto it and turn the pad off by simply stepping off it.

Control your WalkingPad as easy as operating a TV

In Manual mode, you can operate WalkingPad with the remote control. This includes all necessary functions such as toggling mode, acceleration, and deceleration. It helps beginners to familiarize themselves with WalkingPad and use it safely, conveniently, and efficiently.

A comfortable walking experience

WalkingPad offers an elastic and comfortable low impact running surface with a strong grip. It is like a plastic runway that protects your joints. The high-density fiberboard walking deck carries a layer of cushioning soft gel which is also extremely smooth, providing a comfortable walking feeling for you to continue walking without the slightest setback.

Lightweight, strong construction

WalkingPad frame structure is composed of aluminum alloy to maximize its integrity, capacity, and endurance. Aluminum alloy is incredibly strong but also lightweight. Our choice of material allows WalkingPad to be easy to move and store.

  • 28 KG / 62 LBS NET WEIGHT
  • 110 KG / 240 LBS WEIGHT CAPACITY 

Thin Design

Just 57mm / 2.24 in from the ground An ultra-thin, compact design that maximizes safety PC minimizes noise.

Specifications

Product Name:Kingsmith WalkingPad A1
Working Dimensions:1432 x 547 * 129mm / 56.5” x 21.5”x5”
Folded Dimensions:822 x 547 * 129mm / 32.5” * 21.5”x5”
Walking Surface:1200 x 415mm / 47” * 16.5”
Gross Weight:31kg / 68 lbs
Net Weight:28kg / 62 lbs
Maximum Capacity:100kg / 220 lbs
Minimum Speed:0.5km/h / 0.3mph
Maximum Speed:6.0km/h / 3.75mph
Mode:Standby, Manual, Automatic

Packing List

The WalkingPad : Mijia companion app

One of the major strengths of Xiaomi products is the fact that most of them are integrated in the Xiaomi ecosystem. It’s the same with the Xiaomi WalkingPad A1 – the gadget is part of the Mi Home app Ecosystem.

Once you have paired the walking pad with the Mi Home (Mijia) App, you will be able to track your training progress by viewing the history of your previous sessions. You will also have plenty of options for customizing your workouts: setting the maximum speed limit, startup type, sensitivity of the automatic mode, child block, etc. You can also enter your personal information (weight, height, age, etc.) for even more personalization options.

Mi Home App control

Setting up WalkingPad A1 & A1 Pro

Installing Mijia / Mi Home App
WalkingPad A1 & A1 Pro is part of the Xiaomi Eco system family group of managed devices, if you have not install Mijia app prior to this, you may want to install the Mijia app first before continuing with the Setting up of the WalkingPad A1 & A1 pro

See – All About Xiaomi’s Mi Smart Home App (Mijia)

Installing and setting up the WalkingPad A1 & A1 pro under Mijia App

Note 1: you must already have the Mijia App installed and log in with your Mi Account before you can proceed with setting up the WalkingPad below

Note 2: The following is done with screen captures from IOS version of Mijia App, the Android version may differs slightly. Screen captures are done in August 2019, and may differ in future versions of Mijia App.

Click on the “+” icon on right hand top corner to add device, and a list of devices will be listed, you can search the device that you want to add, e.g. “purifier” or “WalkingPad”, then click on the correct device to add
Once WalkingPad is selected, you will need to set the WalkingPad in standby mode by pressing the right mode button for more than 2s until the WiFi indicator blinks, only then will the Mijia App be able to detect the WalkingPad, and pair with the App
Remember to click “Operation Confirm” and “Next” button once the WalkingPad is detected by the app.

Troubleshooting and technical background of setting up
Technically the Mijia app will use bluetooth to detect the WalkingPad during the initial setting up while the WalkingPad is on Stand-by mode, with the WiFi icon blinking after u press the Right mode button on the WalkingPad.

Once detected the device, the App will grab an IP from the 2.4GHz wifi network, if the router is set-up as DHCP, and assign the IP to the WalkingPad, and update this setup back to the Mi Clouds, if there are firewall setup on the router, or the router setup being non-DHCP, it can’t assign an IP to the walkingPad, this may have cause the non connection.

After setting up, no bluetooth connection is needed anymore. And all communications between the App and WalkingPad is via the Wifi network, this including using the App as a virtual Remote Control, updating all your activities on the WalkingPad into Mi Clouds, for data analysis, and storage.

During setting up, please make sure you have:
a) Your phone’s bluetooth on;
b) Select China as Country/Region on App;
c) Connect only to 2.4GHz WiFi network;

The app will obtain an unused IP from the router and assign to the WalkingPad, so that it will be connected to the same WiFi network for continuing control communication from the App to the walkingPad, excessive restrictions on network security like non-DHCP, firewalls or all IP range on router all fully utilised may result in WalkingPad not able to be assigned an IP and resulted in connection failure.

Going Through the Novice Guide to unlock the WalkingPad.
The new WalkingPad is in learner mode when newly open, and will cap the maximum speed to just 3km/h walking speed. You will need to use the Mijia App to connect and go through the Novice Guide, for a learner’s step-by-step guide on proper usage of the device, before the full features can be unlocked. Afterwhich you can set walking speed higher than 3km/h, plus using the mode advance “Auto mode”.

If everything is ok, and you are able to detect the WalkingPad, you will start the Novice Guide as follow:

a) Manual Mode

Overview of the Walking Pad and Remote control keys , and start walking at 3km/h speed for a minute.
Use the remote control key to increase the speed to 4km/h

b) Auto Mode

Here you will go through the auto mode 3 times by stepping on the top part of the walking belt to increase speed and bottom part of the belt to reduce speed, then complete the “Auto Mode” training.

c) Changing Modes

You will learn how to switch modes

d) Other Settings, complete nocive guide and unlock features

The final steps is showing you the other settings of the Mijia App, where you can further customise your own settings, after which you will complete the Novice Guide and full UNLOCK the speed and features of the WalkingPad

e) Additional Settings
There are other settings that you can customise with the WalkingPad, the following are the few samples:

You can set your Goal and Preference.

You can also set the walking machine in the Mijia APP, including the maximum speed of the walking machine, the starting speed of the fixed speed mode, the start and stop mode, and the automatic mode sensitivity. By setting the walking machine mode, the user can also be safer in use.
Calibrating the walking belt
Additional settings, security settings & FAQs
All the stats for using the WalkingPad
Upgrading firmware