DKN T190 Treadmill Review

The DKN T190 Treadmill is the entry level treadmill in the highly acclaimed series of DKN Treadmills. We didn’t think that we’d ever see a DKN treadmill at under £400, so what’s it like?

The first thing that purchaser of this machine would notice is that it’s really simple to assemble and takes no time at all. It certainly seems to look stylish ! Once up and running, the DKN characteristics start to show. Normally, compact sized, budget treadmills have tiny motors and very cheap, thin running belts. Not so with the DKN! It’s got a decent motor which is operationally quiet and a nice, 2.2mm thick orthopedic running belt. Not only that, the deck itself has 8 elastomers for cushioning. All of this put together results in a very nice, cushioned feel when using the treadmill.

The treadmill’s top speed of 7.5mph doesn’t seem particularly high in comparison to some other running machines, but with a compact deck size, this is actually quite sensible. A machine of this size is only really suitable for jogging, unless you’re quite short (under 5′ 6″)!

Making adjustments on the manual incline is a simple affair: There are are plastic levelers towards the end of the running deck on both sides and it’s just a case of rotating these into different positions to select between the levels of incline.

The console has a clear, blue back-lit LCD screen in the the middle that provides key feedback continually. In terms of programmes, there are 8 pre-set ones and the profiles of each programme is printed on the console, making selection easy. As a manual incline treadmill, the programmes only control the speed of the running belt, rather than both the speed and incline. Whilst 8 pre-set programmes doesn’t sound like much, you can vary the exercise duration with each one.

In addition, there is a body fat test function built in – with this ‘programme’, you enter your personal details (gender, age, height, weight), grab the pulse grip sensors and it’ll give you back your body fat percentage after a few seconds. Also, the sensors on the handles can be grabbed during exercise to get the heart rate.

So far, this is seeming like a pretty good treadmill, but we found one characteristic which we didn’t really like! In order to fold the treadmill, you first need to unplug the mains cable at the back of the machine. Folding the deck up with the cable plugged in will result in the plastic around the socket breaking, which is annoying! Technically, all treadmills should be unplugged before being folded, but every other treadmill we’ve tested has been fine getting folded without being unplugged.

Best Price

The DKN T190 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

As treadmills with manual incline go, the DKN T190 is a bit different in that it's got a nice thick orthopedic belt and also a cracking motor. It's a shame that it's let down by the folding mechanism needing the machine to be unplugged to safely fold up! Whilst still a really good machine, we feel that there are better machines out there for those needing a compact sized folding treadmill.

DKN T190 Specifications

  • Maximum accepted user weight: 100kg / 220lbs
  • Treadmill weight: 63kg / 140lbs
  • 1 – 4 – 7%, manual incline
  • 1.75HP continuous duty motor  (2HP peak)
  • Speed range: 1 – 12 kph
  • Running surface: 41.5cm x 120cm  (16″ x 47″)
  • 2.2mm thick orthopaedic running belt
  • 8 shock absorbing supports for cushioning
  • Programme profiles: 8
  • Flat, blue backlit LCD screen display of time, distance, pulse, calories
  • Pulse grip sensors: Yes
  • Emergency stop: Yes
  • Folding system: Yes
  • Transport Wheels: Yes
  • Assembled Size (L x W x H): 155 x 69.5 x 127cm (61” x 27″ x 50″)
  • Folded Size (L x W x H): 84 x 69.5 x 145cm (33″ x 27″ x 57″)
  • Warranty: parts & labour – 2 years

DKN T190 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

DKN T190 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Quiet motor
  • Nice feel to the deck
  • Slick look

The Cons

  • Annoying folding mechanism
DKN T190 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 9
Appearance - 7
Running Area - 7
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 7
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 5
Controls - 6
Warranty - 7
Value for Money - 6
Best Price

The DKN T190 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

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