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Arguably one of the better $1,000 treadmills made! You can do much worse and for those you want better service than Icon, this is a good choice. The TR1200i is near the top of the pack in the $1,000 price range. For the number of units they sell, in our experience they have very few problems with them. Lifespan is known for putting acceptable quality in their units at an attractive price point. Due to the distribution system that they have employed, they don't reach the number of units sold that mass market machines have been able to reach so you do have to realize that fewer units to amortize costs mean a higher comparative price.
|Number of Programs||21|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Contact heart rate sensors and chest strap receiver (chest strap not included).|
|Speed Range||.5 - 11|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15|
|Weight Capacity||300 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 56|
|Footprint||70.25 x 33 x 55|
|Weight of Unit||197 Lbs|
|Warranty||Frame: Lifetime Motor: Lifetime Parts: 3 Years Labor: 1 Year|
Lifespan is imported by PCE Fitness, a company that began in 1994 by designing exercise equipment for other companies. They have been known for making some of the best looking designs in the business and are now solidly in the niche area of fitness while you work- like treadmill desks. If you have limited space, this is a good brand to look at with some of the compact units they offer.
Quality / Philosophy
Lifespan is primarily concerned with putting together an acceptable quality parts assortment into an attractive package and they do that very well. They have become much more aggressive with their pricing. Overall, they put good components into a nice package on the value end and better components into their higher end machines where it matters although we haven?t seen good results with some of the light institutional product.
We would expect Lifespan to be around for some time. If there is a Rocky Marciano in the fitness business, PCE is it. They have developed an impressive dealer list in a short amount of time and understand the marketing side of this business. That can carry you a long way. When you visit their headquarters, you understand they know how to pinch pennies which really helps in an economic time like this.