Lifespan TR200 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
One of the most innovative ideas in the treadmill world in an industry that is lacking in regard to innovation.
Small, lightweight, compact appear to be the unique selling propositions of this machine....
Low powered motor
Granted you don't find the world's greatest motor in the low end, but what do you say when motors priced cheaper than this machine give you more power? The 1.5 HP mini motor may power a normal walker and max at 6 mph speeds but don't expect to scorch the tarmac with power running. At higher speeds noise will annoy you till the drive system comes apart. Be warned that the motor carries only a 5 year warranty.
Too small walking surface
The treadbelt measuring just 17" x 48 is not the standard quality walking surface and bigger, taller and wider users will find it too small for comfort.
Cushioning not up to the mark
The cushioning is sub-par but you can't expect any improvement unless you invest at least $800 or more in a treadmill. But all said and done, it is a fairly durable and forgiving surface at this price point.
Warranty coverage is poor
When labor and parts are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 5 years, and the frame is covered for life, we are getting a clear message from the company that users better be prepared to pay more for maintenance.
This is how the dice rolls in the low end. Companies cut corners and bring in cheaper parts to keep prices affordable, and the users end up paying more for maintenance and part replacements when system components wear down.
The final diagnosis
The Lifespan TR200 is an attractive and affordable treadmill at $699 that should appeal to normal walkers. This is a light, compact storable machine that would fit snugly in cramped apartments. Runners, please look elsewhere.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.