What are the main differences between walking machines and treadmills?
08.16.2021 | Likesporting fitness, sports equipment online mall | FAQ

The appearance of the walking machine is very similar to that of a treadmill, except that there is no handrail, and the other aspect is the difference in size. For example, the running belt of a walking machine is generally about 120cm in length and 42mm in width. The length and width of the treadmill are larger than the size of the walking machine, with longer length and wider width. Another very important difference is speed. The maximum speed of the walking machine is 6km/h, while the maximum speed of the treadmill ranges from 15km/h-22km/h, which is much greater than the speed parameter of the walking machine.

For sports enthusiasts, the two types of equipment have these differences:

1. Different calories burned

At the same speed of 6km/h, walking for one hour consumes 268 kcal, while jogging at 6km/h for one hour consumes 415 kcal. From these two data, you can see that walking and running at the same speed consumes differently, and the walking machine cannot be used at a high pace (running speed) due to the width and length of the running belt, so for people who lose fat For the walking machine to lose weight is like tickling it, it will not have an immediate effect, and the fat-reducing effect can be seen faster if you let yourself run.

2. Different intensities

The same speed consumption is different, which also shows that the intensity of the two exercises is different. "Walking" is a low-intensity exercise, and "running" is a medium-high-intensity exercise. According to the recommendations of the World Health Organization, 18-64-year-old adults should do at least 75 minutes of high-intensity (running and jumping) exercise or 150 minutes of medium-intensity exercise every week in order to ensure a healthy body. It can be seen that the exercise intensity of the walking machine cannot replace the treadmill, because the speed of the walking machine directly determines the inability to carry out high-intensity training.

3. Different comfort

The running area determines the comfort of sports. Whether walking or running, the wider and longer the running area, the higher the comfort. If it is too short and narrow, there will be no sense of safety, and you will fall off. The reason why the maximum speed of the walking machine is set to 6km/h is because there is no handrail, and too high speed cannot guarantee the safety of use.


Therefore, the walking machine is an innovative product that can meet the needs of a small number of people. Although its functions are not as good as treadmills on the whole, walking machines also have some advantages: small size, easy storage, low price, simple to use, light and easy to transport. As a sports enthusiast, you can choose the equipment that suits you based on your level of exercise.