The gym I go to has manual treadmills mixed in amongst its circuit training, the ones they have seem pretty bulky, so I don't think saving space is a big seller with these particular ones. When I use them as part of the circuit, I find them generally easy to use, you spin the handle to raise/lower them and then just start walking, which I find to be a nice refreshing change from the multiple buttons and settings you need to manage on the electric ones.
I don't find the manual treadmill to feel as smooth as the electric, I don't feel like they absorb as much shock or something, as I find they tend to be a tad more jarring on joints.
But with all of that, the manual treadmills still can deliver a decent workout, once you've found the setting that works best for you to walk or run at a comfortable pace, there's no reason you can get in a perfectly good work out from the comfort of your own home. And it sure beats sitting around doing nothing!
Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday.
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