Lifefitness T7.0 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Life's high-end home model is a home run! The only problem has been the creeping price. Precor and True have become more competitive and when you start approaching $5k, you get into some commercial Cybex and Star Tracs that are quite good.
This is one of the best treadmills built exclusively for the home. We really liked the way Life did their adjustable cushioning on this model. It is simply the best system we have seen yet in terms of simplicity and expected durability. You pay for the Lifefitness name, but you can't have it all!
The Lifefitness T7.0 is an excellent treadmill. At $4,699, it's in a competitive price range. You're admittedly paying extra to have a trusted name, but you are getting a very solid machine. Aside from some of the commercial models that are available, there aren't many treadmills that can top this one.
The walking area is quite large on this model. The belt measures in at 22" x 60". This is a solid 2" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on many of the treadmills that are currently being sold. If you are a larger user with a wider stance, you may find this model to be more accommodating than most.
You'll get a relatively unimpressive motor in this machine. There are treadmills that sell for a thousands of dollars less than this one that offer similar power producing capabilities. Serious runners will still be able to challenge themselves, though, because you can reach speeds of up to 12 mph.
A nice cushioning system comes on this treadmill. FlexDeck Select adjustable shock absorption system uses 3 firmness settings to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You're not going to find a single model that has a more forgiving and durable cushioning system, and the adjustability is a very nice touch.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is okay. Many of the commercial models in this price range can be expected to last much longer than this one. The quality of parts used is very nice, however.
The warranty on the Lifefitness T7.0 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.