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Unless you are a great furniture designer or already have a desk, step up to the TR5000 DT5. In this price range, I would consider an NordicTrack desk model. This one is designed for all day use. Some components are upgraded quite a bit to reach the higher rating. With that said, the NordicTrack model at $1.5k is a good machine with the ability to be used as a regular treadmill. You get as high quality components as you do with the Lifespan and you aren't anchored to use it just as a treadmill desk. NordicTrack has really raised the whole playing field in this area of the game.
|Number of Programs||No Programs|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||N/A|
|Speed Range||.4 - 4|
|Incline/Decline Range||No Incline|
|Weight Capacity||400 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 50|
|Footprint||63 x 28.5 x 7.25|
|Weight of Unit||122 Lbs|
|Warranty||Frame: Lifetime Motor: 3 Years Parts: 2 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.