Lifespan TR200 Treadmill Review
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This is a walkers treadmill with limited application, but if you have no room, you can put it under your bed which makes it a great value when you consider what it can do.
The Lifespan TR200 is a good choice at $699. Keep in mind, in this price range some sacrifices have to be made in order to keep the final cost down. This is a great option for those who only plan on light walking and have limited room in which to keep their treadmill.
The walking area is fairly small. The belt measures in at 17" x 48", which is significantly smaller than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt found on most of today's treadmills. Those that are used to the larger belts may feel a bit cramped on this model.
You'll get a pretty weak motor with this machine. While that isn't uncommon in this price range, you can find models that cost a couple hundred dollars less that offer much greater power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 6 mph with this treadmill, but that may be pushing it. The structure and drive system can't hold up to more than light walking.
A fairly ineffective cushioning system comes with this model. Many of the treadmills in this price range have similar cushioning systems, but it's not easy to find one that's less durable and forgiving than this one.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine isn't very good, but that's to be expected when you're paying this little. The quality of parts used is also pretty disappointing. Corners have to be cut in these areas to get a selling price that's this low, but this model is pretty good within its price range.
The warranty on the Lifespan TR200 is pathetic. Labor and parts are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life. Lifespan didn't really want to stand behind this model, and we can't say that we blame them.