The Tunturi GO Run 70 Motorised Folding Treadmill is the top specification treadmill from the Tunturi GO range, with unique features ‘Intelli-Step’ and ‘Intelli-Guard’ to help measure your workout progress.
This review takes a look at the design and console features in more detail, as well as finding out how easy it is to assemble, and what improvements have been made over the earlier GO Run 50 model.
As the leading model in Tunturi’s ‘GO’ collection of treadmills, the Tunturi GO Run 70 offers a number of important improvements over earlier models in the range.
Although the speed (1-20km/h) and incline (0-12%) are both the same as the earlier GO Run 50 model, the main treadmill motor has received an upgrade from 3.5HP up to 4.0HP.
This may not seem like much of a difference, but it enables the treadbelt to change speed more quickly when switching from low to high intensity running, even at the higher incline settings.
The treadbelt itself is almost identical in terms of the size of running area it provides, but there is a slight difference in its thickness.
Whereas the 50 model only offers a belt with a 1.8mm thickness, the belt for the GO Run 70 is closer to 2.2mm, which can increase the lifespan of the belt and save you money on replacement belts in the long term.
Another subtle difference that you won’t necessarily notice until you start using the machine, is that the Tunturi GO Run 70 includes features called ‘Intelli-Step’ and ‘Intelli-Guard’.
Intelli-Step – This is essentially a pedometer built into the running deck that tracks your cumulative steps taken, then displays the count in its own screen on the display console.
Intelli-Guard – Working in partnership with the Intelli-Step feature, Intelli-Guard works by stopping the running belt if you step off and don’t return to the belt within 20 seconds.
Although this can be seen as a safety feature, its main goal is to save electricity.
In terms of the similarities between the two machines, you still have the heart rate hand sensors that are built into the hand rails at the side of the machine. These have been built into the side rails rather than the front to make it much easier to track your heart rate while you run.
It’s worth mentioning one of the main selling points with a treadmill like the GO Run 70, which is that the running deck can be folded away to help preserve space after a workout.
This machine is also equipped with 4 support feet spread evenly around the corners of the base. If you can’t find a completely level surface, these can be quickly adjusted to compensate for any slight deviations in the level of the floor.
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Tunturi Go Run 70 – Features Summary
- Motor Size: 3.0 CHP / 4.0HP DC
- Speed: 0.5mph (0.8km) – 12mph (20km)
- Electronic Incline: 0 – 12%
- 24 workout programs
- Intelli step counter
- Intelli guard stops treadmill when you step off
- Display: LCD matrix blue backlit
- Heart rate control program
- Hand grip controls for speed & incline
- Running surface: L: 58.6″ (149cm) x W: 20″ (50cm)
- Belt thickness: 2.2mm
- Heart rate hand grips – Wireless heart rate receiver 5.4khz
- Stone Shock absorbing cushioned running deck
Display console design
Following on from our look at the design features, we also wanted to take a look at the design of the display console, as well as making some quick comparisons between the Tunturi GO Run 70 and the earlier models.
If you enjoy running or walking later in the evenings or early morning, low light levels or glare from the sun / indoor lights can sometimes make it difficult to see the feedback on the LCD screens.
That’s why the main screen uses a combination of blue backlighting and an LCD matrix to keep your important workout information easy to read at all times.
Unfortunately you don’t have quite the same level of entertainment options as with the equivalent model in Tunturi’s Pure collection, but you do still have a useful collection of button functions and safety features.
Quick select buttons have been added to control both the incline and speed settings, allowing you to spend more time running and less time adjusting the settings using the small increments that the plus and minus buttons can offer.
Rather than choosing to combine all of your workout information into the one screen, Tunturi have chosen to break this out across several smaller screens, making it more intuitive to find specific information thanks to its clear labelling.
This includes your speed and incline settings, distance, time, calories burned, and number of steps (a feature that’s missing from the console for the Tunturi GO Run 50, and part of the built-in Intelli-Step feature).
One last feature we wanted to mention with the display console is the addition of a safety key.
If you haven’t used one of these before, essentially it’s a short length of cord with one end that attaches to the console and the other to your clothing.
This way, if you happen to fall when running, the clip detaches from the console and the running belt will quickly come to a stop to prevent any risk of injury.
Ease of assembly
[one_half]Tunturi’s GO Collection of treadmills has been designed to be quick and easy to setup, which is helped by the main treadmill deck, upright supports, mounting rail for the console, and even the hand rails arriving already pre-assembled as a single unit.
All that remains once you have all the parts unpacked is to attach the end caps to hold the uprights and rails in place, connect up the console, and attach the horizontal hand rail.
There are a few bolts that need to be in place to hold the uprights and hand rails in position, but apart from that there’s really not much else required.[/one_half]
This also means that the assembly instructions in the user manual consist solely of diagrams, without any need for a textual explanation.
Taking into account the amount of pre-assembly that’s done before the Tunturi GO Run 70 is packaged, and the limited amount of assembly that’s required once you get the parts out of the box, you shouldn’t have any problems getting this treadmill up and running in just 15 minutes.
If you want to see exactly what we mean, feel free to have a read through the user manual.
Preset workout programs
[one_half]One of the most common reasons for someone to stop an exercise program is lack of variation in their workout routine.
To help avoid this, the Tunturi GO Run 70 includes 24 workout programs, with 17 of these being preset training profiles.
The difference between the two is that the workout programs include everything from heart rate controlled training to the 2 user profile programs, whereas preset training profiles follow a set combination of time, speed, and incline.[/one_half]
Although the 17 preset workouts aren’t split into clear categories, they are each designed to help you achieve specific fitness goals. This includes weight loss, calorie burn, improving cardiovascular fitness, and increasing lower body strength.
Knowing which profile number relates to which type of workout can take some getting used to, and you may have to reference the user manual a few times as there aren’t any quick reference diagrams on the console like there are with some treadmills.
Aside from these 17 preset programs, you also have 2 user programs, and 2 heart rate control programs.
User programs – Each of these programs is split into a maximum of 16 steps, with each step allowing you to set a specific incline and speed level.
These can be a useful option for anyone that’s looking to follow a specific style of workout they may have found to be effective, or to emulate their local outdoor running terrain.
Heart rate control – 2 programs that allow you to set a heart rate limit. The treadbelt and running deck will then automatically adjust the incline and belt speed until you reach and maintain your chosen heart rate level.
The Tunturi GO Run 70 even has a ‘BMI mode’, which is designed to calculate your BMI, based on basic personal information (such as height and weight) that you can enter into the console.
What’s covered by the warranty?
- Frame: 10 Years
- Drive Motor: 10 Years
- Electronics: 24 Months
- Other Parts: 24 Months