Lifespan TR 1200i – it’s the well-known treadmill for the “under $1000” class. It’s nonsense that good treadmill have to cost more. Do not take the advice of purchasing expensive machine, unless that machine have the unique feature which you can’t live without.
For me? If it’s a treadmill, I can run on it (not walk or jog), have enough running programs, and it won’t wear down in the next 5-10 years, that’s more than enough! 🙂
If you are like me, I’m sure this machine will fit the bill. It’s neither too cheap with plastic feel, nor too expensive that would break your bank account.
Pricing aside, this machine offer you enough features to play with, and if you can be disciplined enough to use it daily/regularly, losing fat and get lean is not just a dream (if your goal is to lose weight).
Lifespan TR1200i treadmill offers strong 2.5 HP motor that ensures steady speed and you can start walking from 0.5 MPH and running up to 11MPH.
Most of the treadmill in its class only offer up to 10MPH, which is a plus point if you want to run at a higher speed range without spending more.
Expert recommend us to get at 3.0 HP motor or above for optimum running result, but it’s really not necessary for casual runner (If you are an avid runner, you might want to check other models.)
FYI: 3.0 MPH machines are all commercial type, costing at least $2000 or above.
One of the most voted feature is the noise. You can actually run on this machine while watching TV, without disturbed by the noises of the treadmill! A lot of users agreed and they love it. Check out our pros & cons section for more details.
Few users with weight almost to the limit also love the fact that the treadmill won’t wobble around when running. As a reminder, Lifespan TR 1200i is capable of supporting weight up to 300 pounds.
(more update coming soon)
Tips: From Users, To Users
While drilling down through the hundreds of reviews by real users across many online retailers, very often you will find kind reviewers that are not only reviewing the hardware, but they would also offers useful tips to either optimize the usage of this treadmill, or troubleshooting some common problems. Some even come back and update their review after so many years of usage and telling us what’s the real life stuffs that may happen. Really thankful to those kind people. 🙂
So here it is, the collection of tips we have found. Hopefully it’s useful for you:
- If you want to put the treadmill upstairs and there is no helping hand, you should spend some tips and ask the shipping crews handle it for you. It will be your best spend money!
- There is a chance that you’ll receive machine with an unmatch screw hole at the base. It’s the most difficult thing when assembling. However, the machine itself is fine! All you have to do is make the hole bigger in the direction of the slant
- Most treadmill transmits electricity noises, including this treadmill. It’s a fine print for us to equip LifeSpan TR 1200i with surge protector that include noise filtration
- Some said they did got a USB drive in the box, some didn’t. This is quite strange, we will be emailing the company asking for certainty. Stay tuned for update