This is not a complaint! I am the happy owner and user of a TR1200-DT3.
Intelli-Guard™ Walk confidently knowing your safety is assured with Intelli-Guard™. Step away from your treadmill for more than twenty seconds and your treadmill’s belt will automatically glide to a smooth stop.
Intelli-Step™ Never miss a stride with Intelli-Step™. Your steps are automatically calculated with meticulous precision,
displaying immediate feedback and historical trends via your Club account.(OK, a minor complaint: the LifeSpan Club and apps are pretty useless. But that's okay, wearing a FitBit on my shoe works.)
- existing primitive console
- fancier console (you probably have)
- phone app (oh, no, I hate phones, now that I use a ...)
- could be as simple as a text or other push
- "Do you want to ramp up treadmill?"
- that user can reply to (some watches can, e.g. Apple or my Pebble, apparently not a FitBit yet.
- might be a no-reply notify / text
- "I am about to ramp up. Press stop while ramping up to stop at that speed..."
- or you can write a watchapp
- but that gets you into the losing game of "which watch?" And you thought Android/iPhone was a pain.
- IMHO watches are a great way to control stuff like this
- more personal than a phone
- much harder to set down
- IMHO a text (or better, a secure messaging app, if there is a standard) is the way to go. Gets you watch and phone. and also PC. With or without reply from device sent to.
Once again: I am a happy user of my treadmill desk.
But I am an engineer, and always want to improve. (Worse, a computer architect)
FYI I have corresponded with you in past about
flakey boot (looks like power sequencing)
- y'all offerred to have me send in the console for a fix
- but I never got around to it - too much hassle, and what I have works - don't want to give it up.
- and transferring LifeSpan data to somewhere, anywhere,
- like FitBit
- not useful - I already have a FitBit, sometimes 2
- one on my feet that counts while on treadmill, since hands typing don;'t count (on shoes I keep by treadmill for use on treadmill, clean, not used outside)
- wristband, that counts when not using treadmill
- FitBit can handle multiple FitBit stepcounters, but not non-FitBit stepcounters
- or Apple Health
- again doesn't understand multiple stepcounters
- or my own spreadsheet
- I can certainly handle / record multiple stepcounters
- I can even reconcile, so long as I have fine grain counts, e.g. per minute
- even if clocks are out of synch (time warp)