I absolutely love my mini stepper...so much that we now also have one for my husband and our teenage daughter. The only assembly required was installing a battery (included), screwing in the adjustment **** (which adjusts the height for the steps), and attaching the clips for the resistance bands--very simple. I did a lot of research before choosing this one and was a little hesitant because of the reviews stating there were problems with the adjustment **** (both here and on other website reviews). I also had trouble screwing in my adjustment ****...it went in smoothly and then suddenly stopped and didn't want to budge. Don't force it! You don't want to cross-thread the bolt. Simply place the stepper on the floor like you're ready to use it, put the steps even together, then gently lift both steps at the same time . You should see the cross bar on the base start to slide back and then you should be able to screw it all the way in. If you were to flip it over you'll also see the bolt on the bottom center slid all the way back too. The adjustment bolt just holds it in place so it can't slide back forward. Hope I'm making sense since it's kinda hard to explain without being able to include photos. This worked for all 3 of our units. The foot pedals are nice and large (they fit my husband's size 13 foot nicely but are also comfortable for my little size 6.5 feet). The unit is very sturdy and gives a fantastic workout. An extra perk is that by adjusting the pedals so that they are even I am able to slip it right under my bed. I love it and have already been recommending this unit to others. Happy stepping!
I read numerous reviews on this product before buying and it was simple to assemble. The bad part...the knob that makes the pedals go up and down was impossible to turn. It never went in all the way and the pedals never went up. It looks as if something is jammed inside the hole and turning the knob is not enough to push the metal rod that forces the pedals up. I picked this up today and will return it tomorrow. Incredibly disappointed and really mad that I wasted my 50 bucks on this piece of crap.
Assembly is minimal. I have it in the living room. It takes minimal space. I can watch TV while I exercise. Is quite. Does not need any outlet to plug in.
It will make you sweat. Is a great product.