iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Review

Last Updated August 19, 2017

The iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk is our choice for highest quality treadmill desk of 2017. It’s more expensive than our other choices, but if quality is more important than budget, the Cascade Treadmill Desk combines a superior standing desk (the Cascade) with a superior treadmill (the Thermotread GT).

Pros


  • Stability

    iMovr’s SteadyType keyboard is the most stable keyboard we’ve ever used

  • Superior Warranty

    Lifetime on the steel frame, 10 years on the desk’s electronics and motor, 5 years on the tabletop; the treadmill has 3 years on the motor, 2 years parts, and 1 year labor-iMovR stands behind their product

  • Speed

    The desk adjusts with an electric motor at 1.3″/second, which is very good; top speed is 2.5 mph, whereas many desks will only go to 2 mph; treadmill’s top speed is 2.5 mph, whereas many treadmill desks will only go to 2 mph

  • State of the Art Treadmill

    The world’s first smart treadmill desk, it will connect to iMovR’s CloudStation as soon as it’s available; you can create up to 5 user profiles that will track your standing, sitting, and walking on a full-color, touch screen display

  • Customizations

    iMovR products are the most customizable: 5 tabletop sizes and 12 colors available, base legs available in 3 colors

  • Tabletop

    3D laminate tabletop looks beautiful and is scratch and stain resistant

  • Anti -Collision Sensor

    Prevents abrupt starts and stops

Cons


  • Delivery

    Delivery is $249

  • Wait Time

    Desk will arrive 10-14 days after ordering-the desk is made to order due to many customizations available

  • Extra Cost for Tall Users

    Users over 5’9″ need to purchase height extenders ($79) to add 6″, purchase of casters will add 2″ more, accomodating users up to 6’5″

iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Review

The Cascade shined in many of our evaluation criteria. It’s a combination of a superior standing desk (the Cascade) with a superior treadmill (the GT ThermoTread).

Stability

A treadmill desk is large and walking on it while you work causes a lot of instability with many treadmill desks. The Cascade has the patented SteadyType keyboard, which can withstand lots of movement, and your keyboard doesn’t shake. If you’ve ever wondered how keyboards will respond to fruit being dropped on them, wonder no longer!

Another great thing about the SteadyType keyboard is the ability to angle it so your wrists are angled down, putting less pressure on your wrists. If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, this is a game changer!

Warranty

Lifetime on the steel frame, 10 years on the desk’s electronics and motor, 5 years on the tabletop; the treadmill has 3 years on the motor, 2 years parts, and 1 year labor-iMovR stands behind their product.

Shipping & Delivery

Standard shipping is $249 which is a little bit of a disappointment when some companies ship their desks for free.

Desks arrive 10-14 days after order, which isn’t great, but isn’t horrible. There are so many customization options on the desk that each desk is made to order.

Walking Speed

The Cascade rates above average, but not the best with a max speed of 2.5 mph. Treadmill desks are designed to be walked on at low speeds for hours at a time. If you walked for a long time on a regular running treadmill you would most likely burn out the motor as it’s not deesigned for that kind of use.

It’s recommended that you walk at 1-2 mph, enough to keep moving but not start sweating.

Silent

If you work in an office with others and are concerned about the amount of noise from the standing desk and the treadmill, the Cascade scores very well for noise.

The treadmill rates at 42.7 dB when used at 2 mph (less than traffic noise or a refrigerator), and the height changing of the standing desk score above average for noise as well.

Tabletop

iMovR has a patented 3D laminate tabletop. It’s highly resistant to scratches and stains, and it looks better. Have you ever owned furniture that had a laminate covering? Over time the edges wear down and the laminate will start to peel away from the surface. 3D lamination creates beveled edges that will last way longer.

Tabletops are 1-1/8″ thick and available in 30″ depth by 5 different widths:

  • 47″
  • 53″
  • 59″
  • 65″
  • 71″

If you have room in your office, you may want to cosider getting a wider desk so that if you don’t want to walk on the treadmill, you can step off and use the other section of the desk for sitting or standing. You could slide your monitor over to the other side of the desk, or install a monitor or dual monitor arm for easy adjustment. When you order the desk, you can shoose if you want your SteadyType keyboard on the left, center, or the right.

There are also 11 tabletop colors available, as well as base legs in silver, black, or white.

For Tall Users

Users between 5’9″ and 6′ will want to purcase the 6″ height extenders. If you’re between 6′ and 6’5″, you’ll want to purchase the casters which will make your desk mobile when you unlock the casters. This will require extra steps in assembly, and extra cost ($69 for casters and $79 for 6″ extenders).

Digital Treadmill Controller

The Thermotread GT has a digital touchscreen controller that can be programmed for up to 5 profiles. It tracks distance, time, calories burned, and when available, will connect to iMovR’s CloudStation.

Standing Desk Controls

The controls for adjusting the desk have only 2 presets, which is lower than average for a higher end desk, and has a digital display. In addition to the presets there are up and down buttons to adjust the height.

The desk also has anti-collision sensing which prevents abrupt start and stops (coffee spillers).

Weight Limits

The standing desk can hold up to 22o lbs, which is better than average, and the treadmill can accomodate users up to 400 lbs, which is also better than average.

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