Xiaomi WalkingPad R1- Review of the treadmill for running at home

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The WalkingPad R1 is Xiaomi's new living room treadmill (produced by KS) that is destined to become my companion definitive for home workouts.

Xiaomi WalkingPad R1 | Design

What's new in this version compared to the model Walkingpad A1 they start already from the design that in its closed position it occupies only 101x69x13cm. Furthermore, thanks to the running support bar, it is possible to grab the walkingpad much more easily and slide it with the wheels at the base.

Another nice novelty is the ability to stand up without having to lean it against a wall or a piece of furniture. This provides greater freedom in choosing the place to store it and at home it is really important to find the right "hiding place" but it is close at hand.

The structure as always is of excellent workmanship, with quality plastics and a steel frame capable of withstand a weight of 110kg (90kg in the previous model).

From open in walk mode (max 6km / h), therefore with the support not raised, it resembles in all respects an A1 that even in size differs by a few centimeters: 144x69x13cm.

To switch to racing mode simply lift the support handlebar (adjustable) which will be automatically recognized and will carry the maximum speed at 10km / h.

On the support handlebar we find a pleasant novelty: a 30 cm slot designed to house phones and tablets during training. Perfect for having them close at hand or for watching a movie without having to place the walkingpad in front of a TV.

We find the convenient dot display which alternates the display of calories, time, kilometers and steps. Immediately below, as in the A1, are the lights / buttons that allow switching on and selecting the mode.

Xiaomi WalkingPad R1 | Operation

Both walking and running, you can use the R1 walking pad in the manual mode or in that automatic. The latter, as the name suggests, uses sensors placed at the base to analyze our pace by adjusting the speed adaptively.

In manual mode we can instead adjust the speed with steps of 0.5km / h through the small and convenient remote control supplied that also allows the start and stop, as well as the switch between the two modes.

Great attention to safety especially in this model where the speed has been increased. When the walkingpad does not detect any weight it stops automatically. Additionally this model was equipped with a "security key" which must always remain inserted and to which a lace is connected that must be fixed to the clothes: so in an emergency (eg falling) the lace removes the key, immediately stopping operation.

However, I recommend that you always keep the remote control in your hand even in the "walk" mode in order to intervene quickly in any situation.

Differences with the WalkingPad R1 Pro model

Outside of China, the exact same model is marketed under the name of "Walking pad R1 Pro". The substantial difference introduced is that in the R1 model, the one under review, to register for the dedicated app you need to use a Chinese phone number.

This limitation was introduced to prevent the product from arriving with lower prices in the international market.

Can you do without the app? Ni. All the data that is shown in the app can be seen much more comfortably on the treadmill display except of course the history. It is also usually preferable to track your progress with your smartwatch.

The problem is, if anything, in the walking mode that ex works is limited to 3km / h and you have to run the tutorial on the app to unlock it up to 6km / h or follow this guide

Please note the existence of services that provide "disposable" numbers to receive SMS, designed exactly for these cases.

Conclusions

Xiaomi's Kingsmith Walking Pad R1 is a worthy successor to the A1 model of which it is an upgrade from all points of view.

The increase of the maximum speed up to 10Km / h has greatly expanded its usefulness while maintaining and even improving the convenience of hiding, transporting and storing it.

The question remains of the choice between the two models R1 or R1 Pro. Choosing the R1 you can save over € 100 by purchasing from sites like GearBest who import these products. App limitation may take a back seat 😉

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Belt calibration

9.2 Total score
Xiaomi Walking Pad R1- The ultimate treadmill for running around the house

Xiaomi's Kingsmith Walking Pad R1 is a worthy successor to the A1 model of which it is an upgrade from all points of view. The increase of the maximum speed up to 10Km / h has greatly expanded its usefulness while maintaining and even improving the convenience of hiding, transporting and storing it.

Quality
8.5
Sizes
10
Practicality
10
utilization
9
functions
8.5
PROS
  • Practicality
  • robustness
  • Size and weight content
  • Simple operation
  • Automatic mode
CONS
  • International App Incompatibility
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Simone Rodriguez

Blogger, but above all passionate about technology. I am part of a generation that has passed from the cathode ray tube to smartphones, making me witness to an unprecedented technological evolution. From 2012 I assiduously follow the Xiaomi brand that with the conveyance of various projects led me to realize XiaomiToday.it, the home of all the Italian Xiaomisti. Write me: s.rodriguez@xiaomitoday.it

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tannan
tannan
7 months ago

finished, another valid coupon?

rafpax
rafpax
8 months ago

Until yesterday I was a happy owner of a WalkingPad R1 pro Kingsmith / Xiaomi.
Until yesterday, because yesterday I had the unfortunate idea of ​​carrying out thefirmware upgrade proposed by the KS Fit app.

The upgrade it seems it is not was not successful (after more than 30 minutes the display remained in UPDATE while the app showed the progress of the update at 100%) and the system is unable to restart with the version previously loaded, result: machine blocked and useless. 🙁

Even after having unplugged and reattached the power cable (taking care to wait at least 10 minutes between one switch on the next) the result does not change: when the main "physical" switch is activated, a click is heard, but the display it does not turn on and any attempt to connect via the app is completely useless.

I have already activated the seller (banggood. Com) with a ticket on their support platform, but I also wrote an email to support@walkingpad.com and a message in the Help Center of the KS Fit app, even without having received any contacts so far.

Obviously the question I asked is whether there is any procedure through which a hard-reset of the R1 pro, since there is no trace of it in the manual.

To explain the behavior from bricked device I posted this video (with closed and open bar) https://youtu.be/aCRRbRgz8v4 describing the consequences offirmware upgrade killer that Kingsmith / Xiaomi probably (indeed, certainly, since I noticed that there is already more than someone who starts complaining about it on the net, especially on the facebook page Walkingpad https://www.facebook.com/WalkingPad/) did not test sufficiently

Xiaomi / Kingmith WalkingPad R1 Pro bricked after firmware update

Last edited 8 months ago by rafpax
rafpax
rafpax
8 months ago
Reply to  rafpax

GOOD NEWS ! - GOOD NEWS!

I was able to unlock the R1 Pro after the system crash caused by the firmware update to version 6 failed

The method to use is two different smartphones with the KS Fit app installed.
I have made several attempts, but this seems to be the only one that works (since there is no documented hard-reset procedure and also that support requested via email, "Help Center" support request in the KS Fit app, messages on FB page and twitter account WalkingPad showed no signs of life ...)

IMPORTANT: do not uninstall the KS Fit app from the smartphone from which the firmware upgrade to version "6" was attempted

  1. switch on the Walking Pad R1 Pro using the main switch
  2. make sure that the bluetooth function is still active (despite the fact that the R1 Pro cannot be connected from the device used for the upgrade) - I used the BLE "bluetooth explorer" app from a different smartphone and the device is " discoverable "with the name" R1 Pro "(if the bluetooth signal of the R1 Pro is not visible, you can stop here, because - unfortunately - the following operations will not be activated)
  3. install the KS Fit app on another smartphone and connect the R1 Pro: the treadmill display will still be off and it will still not be possible to turn on the R1 Pro either with the "physical" touch button on the console, or via the "virtual" button in the KS Fit app (the only effect you will get when you try to turn on the R1 Pro from the KS Fit app will be the rotation of the "M" symbol / icon which allows manual mode to be activated during normal operation) - NB it does not matter if the app will be able to detect new firmware available or not (I did not detect it and recognized the version "5" regularly installed) at this point disconnect the R1 Pro and close the app on the "2nd smartphone"
  4. go back to the “1st smartphone” and launch the KS Fit app: now it will be possible to connect the R1 Pro again
  5. enter the section "My device" and run the firmware upgrade to version "6" again - obviously do not interrupt the update process (which lasts a few minutes), do not close the app, do not disconnect and do not turn off the power to the R1 Pro for any reason (indeed, given the fragility of the process, especially if you live in an area with the current "dancer", I recommend doing this operation with the treadmill connected to the mains via an uninterruptible power supply)

Xiaomi / Kingmith WalkingPad R1 Pro bricked after firmware update

rafpax
rafpax
8 months ago

UPDATE: before trying to connect the R1 Pro via KS Fit from another smartphone, I tried to see through the BLE app (Bluetooth Explorer) if the Walking Pad still activated the bluetooth signal In fact - despite the display turned off and despite the "1st" smartphone you could not "see" the R1 Pro - the connection via KS Fit from a 2nd smartphone is successful, but the Walking Pad remains "dead", that is, it cannot be switched on, nor from physical panel, nor from the KS FIt app (I made several tests both with the bar in a vertical position and closed ...)... Read the rest »

undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago

Sold the A1 today and always got the R1 PRO today at 495.06 €… 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

Hello, could you tell me you found it at 495 euros. Thanks for the reply

Marco
Marco
8 months ago

damn he offers it to me at 553 €… does anyone have any coupons? Thanks

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago

Great!
It arrived to me today, paid € 495.06.
Okay, it was the best price I found it at… 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago

Ok found, Thanks a lot, and Happy New Year

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

But sorry ... don't you use Telegram and groups for offers? 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

Unfortunately I am not very familiar with cell phones and computers

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

See the offer above by @Simone Rodriguez!

Simone Parenti
Simone Parenti
7 months ago

Hi all, Have you ever had the support bar get stuck and don't go back into place when you put the treadmill back?

Mark
Mark
7 months ago

Anybody here who weighs around 110kg who have tested this? How long life expectancy does this have? Are there spare parts available?

Daniel
Daniel
8 months ago

Nach dem Update ist mein R1 pro Schrott !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hilfe? was kann ich machen

Darius
Darius
8 months ago

Hello
but he tells me that the coupon is no longer available .. the price remains 553 €

Last edited 8 months ago by Darius
emiliana carpinteri
emiliana carpinteri
8 months ago

SOMEONE OF YOU HAVE EVER HAD PROBLEMS AND IS RECEIVED FOR ASSISTANCE
IF IT FAILS WHO WILL ADJUST IT?

Marina
Marina
8 months ago

As soon as I walk the tape always moves to the right, even after having centered it. What can I do?

emiliana carpinteri
emiliana carpinteri
8 months ago

I picked it up on Friday and it doesn't work already
hope to get refund
or I hope there is a service center

emiliana carpinteri
emiliana carpinteri
8 months ago

is there a service center in Italy?
or does anyone know how to fix or bypass the key

emiliana carpinteri
emiliana carpinteri
8 months ago

yes, of course, the power button is blocked and it does not move an inch

Marco
Marco
8 months ago

hello, does anyone know where to get it at 469 €? The link above opens at 553 and with the coupon goes for a few euros less 🙁 thanks

Marco
Marco
8 months ago

with the coupon it goes to 505 € I await better offers at this point. Thank you very much for your availability

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago

Also arrived to me today, R1 PRO, paid € 495.06. I just tried it and I can tell you that: - It is certainly heavier and bulky than the A1 I had before with which you could only walk (max 6 Km / h) - The nuts to unscrew the bar are really hard I hope they loosen up a bit with use - If you only use it for walking anyway I had to insert the safety cazzillo because if it is not there it remains in SAFE mode and it does not work (or I was stupid but, I repeat, there I lost just 5 min.) - 10 Km / h will not be... Read the rest »

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

I bought it too, paid for 489 € with shipping insurance. I was browsing on alibaba and the price is 289 € with shipping, it seems to me the same as our try to take a look. Hello

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

But imagine… it's not going to be the R1 PRO.
Post link.
However there is an offer at the moment at 461,98 €, use TG.

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Yes, but it costs 345 USD for shipping and who knows what kind, insured customs… 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago

It was just a curiosity, I bought it for 489 € including shipping costs on the link you shot. bye and have a good day

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

It was not 461 €?

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

489 € because I took out shipping insurance

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Yesterday morning the price was € 469,55 plus insurance

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Ah OK.
Look ... the insurance is useless, then yours is also sent from Italy, imagine.
Anyway, tonight I'm starting to use it… 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

Ok, I thought it came from China then I spent another 6.50, for the return, which I don't know what it is

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Eh?
But you got it on Geekbuying, right?
But did you choose Italy warehouse ???

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

Warehouse Italy cost € 622 instead of EU warehouse 469, 55

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Ah OK.
But yes, come on, € +, € -, the important thing is to use it consistently then… 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

This is why I am someone who goes out 3/4 times a week for Jogging (8/9 km) I need it for the winter when it freezes

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Hats off ... 😉

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

I came to weigh 90 kilos, then between running and regular eating I dropped to 78 kilos

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Pleasure.
I was 92.5 and now I'm 74.
I do walking because it is good for my health, but I lost the weight only by eating well (no greasy cup and crap).
Another life.

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

However, maintaining this lifestyle, eliminating wine, alcohol and sweets is very hard

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Are you telling me?
I practically didn't drink alcohol anymore, but sweets and crap… it's not hard, it's very hard.
But when your friend who has been selling you shirts for years who took you by the ass ... because the buttons of an XL burst, now he sells you an M ... they are satisfactions.
In any case, health has also improved, nothing but stories.

Gianni
Gianni
8 months ago
Reply to  undertherain

True, when you try the treadmill let me know how it goes

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Gianni

Tonight… 😉

Angelo
Angelo
9 months ago

Hi, I tried to use it, it seems to work but after a few minutes it stops in "safe" and I can't get out of this mode. Has this ever happened to you? What can I do? Also, there seems to be no first virtual button on the bottom display (the power button. Thanks 1000 for the help

undertherain
undertherain
8 months ago
Reply to  Angelo

I tried it just 5 min. that arrived today but I have no problems.

Paul
Paul
9 months ago

Unfortunately I can't calibrate it, it keeps moving either too far to the right or too far left even once it has been adjusted and it doesn't start except in calibration mode where at least it runs. Am I wrong something? I've been trying for two days but nothing .. Thanks Paul

undertherain
undertherain
10 months ago

Azz… I didn't know about the problem of registering the R1 version outside of China !!!
Anyone have it and have it succeeded?

Mariano
Mariano
10 months ago

Interesting product certainly but to say that it is suitable for running given the maximum speed of 10km / h is excessive. A brisk walk is more appropriate.

undertherain
undertherain
10 months ago
Reply to  Mariano

I have had the A1 (6 Km / h max) for about a year and I can tell you it's a good walk ...
Of course, if one is used to running outside, he starts laughing, but a sofa like me, I swear I was amazed to do about 20 km a week.

Alessandro
Alessandro
10 months ago

over 500 euros for a carpet that only goes at 10 km / h and with 0% gradient? Considering also the easy movement of a carpet that runs under your feet? Absolutely rejected! Carpet not suitable for a TRAINING, but at most for a simple motor activity of people over 50 or overweight people (obese I don't think given the maximum load of 110kg) or with poor self-care. For the latter categories (and unfortunately there are many, perhaps too many and constantly increasing even in young 20-30 year olds) better a magnetic carpet for less than 150 euros... Read the rest »

Last edited 10 months ago by Alessandro
undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago
Reply to  Alessandro

Thank you, it's nice to know that you are ER MEJO of Italian sport.
But please, please… understand that these objects help to move a little, certainly not one who is already jogging normally.
Take care, ER MEJO of Italian sport.

undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago

It's the second time I've been writing "92 minutes of applause" lately, is it still you? 😉 Anyway it wasn't my intention to offend, are you kidding? You are talking to someone who weighed 92 Kg. Who a year and a half ago broke the boxes and started to eat well, in a healthy way, let's say, and to do 10 + 10 Km. A week with the Walkingpad (it will be nothing, but for someone like me who was always on the sofa, it's a lot, I never would have thought). Now I weigh 74 kg and feel much better. Ah, I sold the Walkingpad A1 I had just yesterday... Read the rest »

undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago

Ah, did you also have the A1 before ??? I am waiting for the R1 PRO to arrive now, as I said, the A1 I sold it yesterday ... 😉 No, well come on, in my case if there hadn't been a nutritionist ... hello ... other than losing Kg .. Anyway it's not that He ate poco, on the contrary, just ... condiments & a cup bye ... 😉 Um ... I always miss sweets, yes, definitely eating what you want is nice, but when you lose 2 sizes of clothes going from XL to M ... fuck everything, it's satisfactions ... 😉 Walking is good for health (for the heart, etc.), for losing weight without a healthy diet… it is useless... Read the rest »

undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago

Beautiful.
How is the C1?
So at sight it seems to me that the build quality is scarce, I don't know.
However, as soon as the R1 PRO arrives I am anxious to discover after “a lot” of walking at 6 Km / h if I resist at least more than 5 min. to run, since I have always been (and I still think I am) a blowjob ... 😉

undertherain
undertherain
9 months ago

But go?!? I thought exactly the opposite, also because it is on offer at about 260 € I think! I heard the zipper thing, maybe I don't realize it, but I've never heard it on my A1. On the subject of speed, bravo, you have all my esteem ... comunque Oh anyway I understand the comments of those who say that these products cost too much, but in my opinion the Xiaomi family brand is synonymous with quality, there is poco makes do. One thing if you get a € 1.500 Tecnogym, but those you buy in shopping malls or the various Diadora & Co. in... Read the rest »

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