If you need some variety, pay the $300 extra for the extra programming options. If you just want to get on it and go and you need a folding treadmill, this is not an option that we would fault you for picking.
If you need a folding treadmill, this is a great option. If you need the extra programming, go with the Advanced console model. You really pay for the Lifefitness name but that is something we've come to expect with consumer goods.