Lifefitness T5.5 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Has a more compelling story than the T5.0 but if you are already at $4k, why not step up to the T7.0? Also with what True is offering in this range, I would take a hard look before plunking down $4200 on this one.
A great looking model for Lifefitness, but at $4,200, you start to wonder if you should be getting more than looks. This one borrows the drive system from the prior models, so this is more of a cosmetic exercise with a dressed up console.
The Lifefitness T5.5 is a nice looking treadmill that sells for $4,199. For an extra $500, you can step up to a better deal in the T7.0, or you could simply switch brands and find a more compelling offering at $4,000. On the other hand, if all you're looking for is a aesthetically pleasing model that will impress your friends, this might be the treadmill for you.
The walking area is quite large. The belt measures in at 22" x 60". This is a good 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt found on most of today's treadmills. Larger users with a wider stance may find this treadmill to be more accommodating than others.
A motor that isn't exactly impressive can be found in this machine. You can find models that sell for slightly over $1,000 that have similar power producing capabilities. You should expect a little more than that when you're paying over $4,000. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, however, so even experienced runners should be able to challenge themselves.
A nice cushioning system comes on this treadmill. FlexDeck Shock Absorption System is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. It's difficult to find a more forgiving and durable running surface at any price.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model isn't bad. There are several cheaper models that have a similar life expectancy, but so do most of the models that are in this price range. The quality of parts is certainly impressive.
The warranty on the Lifefitness T5.5 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, electrical and mechanical parts are covered for 7 years, the motor is covered for 10 years, and the frame and Lifespring shock absorbers are covered for life. This kind of coverage displays a good amount of confidence in this treadmill on the part of the manufacturer.