Membrane switches are ideal compared to traditional switches on fitness equipment. In fact, more manufacturers of fitness products are making the transition to membrane switches because of their numerous benefits. Membrane switches are water resistant, chemical resistant and can easily be wiped down with cleaners. Mechanical switches, which were once popular fixtures on fitness equipment, are prone to dirt and dust buildup, while membrane switches are not.

The Growth of the Fitness Industry

The fitness industry is booming. And, as with any industry on the rise, people expect constant innovation. Fitness equipment like treadmills, stationary bikes, stair climbers, etc. all rely on computers to track performance and help people work out more efficiently. But, mechanical switches are prone to breakage and can be unreliable