The office fitness industry is a fast-growing space. As the scientific consensus over the deleterious effects of sitting disease grows, more and more homes and offices across the country are witnessing the health and ergonomic benefits of both standing and treadmill desks. At the same time, newer office fitness products are entering the market every day, making it easier than ever to get more movement into your work week.
With an ocean of products already available [...]
In our efforts to find the best of the best in office fitness furniture and ergonomic office products, we’ve developed a unique evaluation process that provides the most exhaustive analysis of any given product. Every aspect is put under our microscope, right down to packaging quality and ease of installation. This in-depth approach helps us create the most comprehensive reviews of any desk, sit stand workstation, or office treadmill, as well as side-by-side comparison guides such as this. While all product reviews start from this baseline process, we tweak our approach for each product category, paying special attention to its particular attributes.
There are a number of [...]
In our efforts to find the best in office fitness furniture and ergonomic office products, we’ve developed a unique evaluation process that provides the most exhaustive analysis of any given product. Every aspect is put under our microscope, and this helps us create the most comprehensive individual product reviews, as well as side-by-side comparison guides. While all product reviews start from this baseline process, we tweak our approach for each product category, paying special attention to the product’s particular attributes.
There are a number of unique qualities we look at when reviewing both electric stand up desks and manual stand up desks. Some criteria apply to both [...]
We put each product through a lengthy review process, beginning with detailed internet research on product specifications and customer reviews, and often times ending with the product in our own labs for testing. That process is detailed in our article, Anatomy of a Review, and we applied it to desk cycles just as we apply it to every product category we undertake reviewing.
But no two categories of office fitness products are entirely alike, and the need develops for fresh criteria each time we foray into a new product space. That’s what this guide sets out to articulate—the specific criteria we used for our desk cycle reviews and bike desk reviews.
As an example, one [...]
[Editors’ Update: Since we first published this article in 2016 an additional dynamic has surfaced that make Amazon user reviews an even less reliable indicator of product quality than before, and not just in the office fitness category. Many news reports have surfaced since then that describe “review factories” in China. Amazon sellers can buy artificial reviews from these dark web services to inflate their products’ ratings—and they’re getting away with it. This was discovered when consumers in the US began receiving serial shipments of products they never ordered, blind-purchased by these review factories only so that false ‘verified [...]