Sit-to-Walkstation Desk Treadmill by Details

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4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (8)
  • Durable (7)
  • Attractive (6)
  • Easily adjustable (5)
  • Supports weight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Office (work) (8)
    • Home office (6)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    5.0

    I love my Walkstation!

    By My office is where I spend most omy life

    from New York City

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy to Move/Configurable
    • Good Value
    • High Quality
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Office
      • Office (Work)

      Comments about Details Walkstation:

      Awesome and life-changing. The only thing that would make this cooler is an incline feature. Also, it would be nice to have a cumulative odometer instead of having it reset when the machine is powered off.

      Thanks, Steelcase!

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome (Mostly)

      By JHH

      from Chicago

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • High Quality
      • Sturdy
      • Uniquely Useful

      Cons

      • Colleagues Yelling Loser

      Best Uses

      • Home Office
      • Office (Work)

      Comments about Details Walkstation:

      This device has changed my life!

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Kind of Multitasking

      By JJ Walker

      from Ann Arbor, MI

      Pros

      • High Quality
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Office (Work)

        Comments about Details Walkstation:

        I was greatly pleased to see that the office at my new job had two of these! Been wanting to try one ever since I first saw them on TV a few years ago; now I'm on it every workday (300 calories burned today, which is typical). We have a regular workout room also, but I use this more because I can still get plenty of work done while using it. Typing and using a mouse is easy while walking, and I stand close enough to the platform so that the full weight of my arms is supported; otherwise, it would probably put an undue strain on my arms or back (same as a regular desk). My only complaint is that walking makes it a bit challenging to manage certain fine-motor tasks. Example: While walking, clicking a specific cell in a spreadsheet is easy. Clicking the exact corner of the cell and dragging to apply its formula over multiple cells often takes a couple of tries to hit the corner exactly. Typing is no problem. Drawing, or writing in longhand? Forget it--save that for your regular desk.
        Overall, this thing is excellent. You can still do all your thinking, typing, and talking on the phone (yes, it's that quiet) while burning calories. Why wouldn't you use it?

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Major kudos to my office for adding this

        By Trying 2 Stay Fit

        from Irving, TX

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Office (Work)

            Comments about Details Walkstation:

            Our workstation was added to our office almost a month ago. Immediately, I started using it. I started first with 30 minutes a day in the afternoon and now I am up to 60 minutes. I love it! It gives me a break from my desk and the minimum time I need 5 days per week to stay active. So far, I have shed 5 lbs. When you just can't find the time to exercise away from the office, then this is a great solution -- not to mention bonus to employers for their employees!

            (2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Have yet to get it right....

            By ty

            from seattle

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Supports Weight

            Cons

            • Has yet to work properly

            Best Uses

            • Home Office

            Comments about Details Walkstation:

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            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

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            By Maria_Maraki

            from Belleville, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easily Adjustable
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conference Rooms
              • Home Office
              • Office (Work)

              Comments about Details Walkstation:

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              (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Marathon a Week?

              By THE Walker

              from White Plains, NY

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easily Adjustable
              • High Quality
              • Sturdy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Office (Work)

                Comments about Details Walkstation:

                I've had my Sit to Walk Station for a couple of weeks now, and am averaging 5 miles a day, some days more, some days less, depending on my meeting schedule. So, at this rate, I'll be walking at least a marathon's distance each week!

                I can easily talk on the phone with my headset, and type and read my computer. The only activity that is difficult is handwriting.

                My office mates walk by my office and pantomime walking on the treadmill, but it is more envy than ridicule!

                Service and delivery comments:

                THe delivery was on time, and the walkstation was in good shape when it got here. The white glove installers did a great job, and removed all the packing materials when they left.

                (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Free Exercise

                By DG

                from Santa Fe, NM

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Easily Adjustable
                • Good Value
                • High Quality
                • Sturdy
                • Supports Weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cafes
                  • Conference Rooms
                  • Home Office
                  • Lobby
                  • Office (Work)
                  • Training Areas

                  Comments about Details Walkstation:

                  I walk 4 - 10 miles a day, when I used to be sitting. It's great to end the day and know that i have accomplished so much exercise! I find it easy to work on my laptop and make phone calls while walking.
                  I also love the customizability of the Walkstation. It's easy to set it up and get the right size and accessories for my office space.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Delivery was prompt and setup went well. I have had a few minor service issues that Steelcase and my dealer have effortlessly handled.

                  (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best thing ever!

                  By Keep on Truckin'

                  from Indianapolis, IN

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Easily Adjustable
                  • High Quality
                  • Sturdy
                  • Supports Weight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Office (Work)

                    Comments about Details Walkstation:

                    The company I work for recently added 4 of these machines and we all LOVE them! It is so nice to be able to take a break from sitting down and be able to stroll while working. I have also found that it helps me focus and concentrate on what I am doing. I have been using our Walkstation for two hours a day and it has really helped increase my energy level. It makes working fun!!!

                    (44 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    3 Month Review

                    By Fritz the Writer

                    from Cincinnati, OH

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Adjustable
                    • High Quality
                    • Sturdy
                    • Supports Weight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Office

                      Comments about Details Walkstation:

                      I"ve had a Walkstation now for three months, and I thought I'd leave my impressions -- I suspect other potential buyers may be as curious for information as I was.

                      I'm a writer and I use the Walkstation in my home office.

                      Overall the Walkstation has been exactly as advertised. Most crucially, I find it easy to type and surf the web while walking. (I'm doing it right now, in fact.) I'm a freelance writer and I use the Walkstation while handling emails, writing invoices, doing light editing, reading the news, etc.

                      So far I get off the Walkstation when I have to do heavy thinking or creative work. It just seems like one extra thing I don't need when I'm really writing hard.

                      Overall, the time breezes by and I often realize "Jeez, I've been walking for an hour already."

                      I find that I go about two hours a day, and then seem to naturally quit. The most I've done in any one day is four hours, in two two-hour sessions.

                      Disappointments: I find I still need to stretch before using (and after), which is something I hated to do before running and other kinds of exercise. I also put on athletic socks and running shoes -- it IS a lot of walking, after all. So this doesn't get me out of those pre-exercise routines, alas.

                      Because of that, I hop on it a little less than I might otherwise for a 15-minute session while doing some small task.

                      It's still not a no-brainer to get on; I usually have to talk myself into it just a little bit. Once I'm there, though, it's always fine.

                      I also find there's a little bit of noticable strain on my upper calves and knees. I believe this is due to the slightly unnatural position of walking with both hands held forward to type, instead of swinging the arms as normal. If I walk for two hours outdoors my legs get tired overall, but here I notice the tiredness or soreness in those two particular points.

                      I chose the 66-inch scallop-shaped desk -- the one with the curved front -- and it's been very comfortable. I highly recommend the 66-inch desk; if anything, I could use even *more* space than that, although it's quite big as is.

                      Noise factor: It's *fairly* quiet for a treadmill, but by no means silent. It's fine for my home office, and my wife says she doesn't hear me when she's in the next room. But I wonder if it would be a distraction to others nearby in an office/cubicle setting.

                      Overall, the Walkstation does what I hoped it would do: get me walking for a couple hours a day when I would normally be sitting. Three months in, I'm glad I've got it.

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                      • Q:

                        How loud is the walkstation?
                        Asked on 9/17/2013 by M from Toronto, Ontario

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Not loud at all, it has a whisper-quiet motor ideal for the home or office environment.

                          Answered on 9/20/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        In the on-line picture of the larger Walkstation, the treadmill is on the left and the sit area is on the right. Can that be reversed at the time of installation? If so, can it be reversed post-installation if the office is reconfigured?
                        Asked on 7/24/2013 by Paul from California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello Paul,

                          The treadmill mounts under the right- or left-side of the table. This is something that you can specify during the installation.

                          Yes, it can be reconfigured later on.

                          Answered on 7/25/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        Hi
                        I just got a sit to walkstation and the guys who installed it did not give me many instructions. I downloaded the instructions from your website and seems pretty straight forward but I'm wondering if there is an on/off button, because I cannot see anyone and I wonder if this should be continuously plugged in.
                        Thanks
                        Ana
                        Asked on 7/16/2013 by Ana from Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hello Ana,

                          It does have an on/off button, the switch is located at bottom right corner above the power cord. However, the Walkstation can remain plugged in and you can operate it by using the Start and Stop button in the main console.

                          Answered on 7/23/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        What is required for regular maintenance, such as cleaning and lubrication? Where would I purchase supplies for doing my own lubrication?
                        Asked on 6/29/2013 by Ron

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Treadmill is constructed of quality materials and manufactured to provide many years of faithful service. Simple routine cleaning and a preventive maintenance program will extend the life of it.

                          For average use of your treadmill, we recommend you lubricate under the Treadbelt once per year. For heavy use, which is more than 10 hours per week, we recommend that you lubricate every six months.

                          Note: Steelcase recommends using only Details-provided liquid silicone lubricant, part number 005723DSR, available from your local Steelcase dealer.

                          http://store.steelcase.com/dealer-finder/

                          Answered on 7/1/2013 by Erick from Esquivel
                      • Q:

                        How long can this be used each day? I've seen some that say you can use them for three hours a day max.
                        Asked on 6/7/2013 by don't have one

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The amount of time a person can use it through out the day will depend more on how comfortable the person feel when using it. The Walkstation can be powered on 24 hours without any loss of performance.

                          Answered on 6/11/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        How does the sit to stand workstation adjust desk height from the treadmill height to sitting height?
                        Asked on 6/7/2013 by Kal from California

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Work surface height is adjusted on the treadmill key pad with infinite height adjustment within the range and three programmable presets.

                          Answered on 6/11/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        Does the treadmill have an incline feature like regular treadmills where you can make the angle more like going up a hill? If it does, what incline levels are possible? Thanks!
                        Asked on 6/5/2013 by R

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          No, the Walsktation features maximum speed of 2.0 mph in 0.1 mph increments without incline adjustability.

                          Answered on 6/6/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        When switching from standing/walking to sitting, do you have to move the treadmill out of the way or is it safe to place an office chair (ie. the Aeron chair) on the treadmill?
                        Asked on 5/20/2013 by Lawrence from Denver, CO

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Hi Lawrence,

                          We offer two products, the Walkstation, where there's no space to be seated and the other product is the Sit-to-walk station where there is a space for the treadmill and another to be seated on a chair.

                          Answered on 5/27/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        When the literature says the setup adjusts fromf 24 1/4" to 52" height is that measured from on top of the treadmill or the ground 6" below?

                        Thanks
                        LED
                        Asked on 5/19/2013 by Laurie from Silver Spring, MD

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          It is measured from the ground. You would need to subtract the height of the treadmill which is 6".

                          Answered on 5/22/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
                      • Q:

                        Is there a tracking mechanism on the station or that could be added to the station that would allow an employer to see how often they are used and for how long? Or a total miles walked on the station?
                        Asked on 5/17/2013 by Jeanine from Minneapolis, MN

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          The Walkstation keeps track of your total distance walked and estimated
                          calories burned. It does so in three ways:
                          • Normal Accumulation in the Display: While you are walking, the display shows
                          distance and calories.
                          • Session Odometer Function: You may be on and off the Walkstation many
                          times each day but still want to keep track of your distance and calories for that
                          day (or that week). The session odometer function will work for this purpose,
                          which displays accumulated distance and calories.
                          Overall Odometer: the Walkstation also has an overall odometer function,
                          which can be used for longer periods of time such as several months.

                          Answered on 5/22/2013 by Erick from Steelcase
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