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Lifespan TR800 DT3 Desk Base Only Treadmill Review

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How long will the Lifespan TR800 DT3 Desk Base Only last?

The Lifespan TR800 Desk Base Only is a lightweight treadmill weighing only 96 lbs., meaning it is easy to handle and move when needed. It is suited for those of the lighter persuasion and can only hold users up to a max weight of 215 lbs. Light use and proper maintenance might gain a couple of years of operation from this machine, but it is not built to continuously run day after day. Lifespan does back this treadmill base with a generous lifetime frame, 3 years motor, and 1 year on both parts and labor. There is also an option to purchase an additional warranty through an outside vendor.

Brief Overview

The Lifespan TR800 Desk Base Only treadmill is the initial unit of the Desk Base Series and comes with only a 3-hour recommended daily usage window. It is designed for the smaller, lighter user who wants to alternate between sitting and standing during their workday and comes ready to use with no assembly required. The TR800 Desk Base Only requires the addition of an existing standing desk and can be easily rolled out of the way when not in use for easy storage until needed again.

Overall Quality

The Lifespan TR800 Desk Base Only treadmill has a space saving design which translates to a smaller walking surface which is not optional for most of the world’s population. While offering a healthy benefit to a sedentary lifestyle, it is tailored more towards smaller users with a narrow width and shorter belt length. There is a 2.0 HP CD motor that while decent, does not have the torque to stand up to continuous use over the recommended daily allowance. Amazingly enough, walking steadily is hard on motors and most are not designed with continuous low-powered speeds in mind. It can reach 4 MPH, but this is not suggested even by those weighing less than 100 lbs. There are 6 shock absorbers that suppress noise which is conducive for a productive work environment while the console is portable and can easily sits on an existing standing desk. It has an easy-to-read display that shares pertinent information such as time, number of steps, speed, calories burned, and distance traveled.

Things we like

  • revolutionary idea
  • warranty

Things we dislike

  • X
    made for a limited number of users due to weight and power constrictions


Dimensions 60.5"L x 26"W
Belt Size 18" x 45"
Speed 0.4 to 4 mph
Console Dimensions 12.5" x 3"
Step Up Height: Belt: 3.75", Side Rails 4.25"
Max User Weight 300 lbs
Weight 96 lbs


Frame: Lifetime Motor: 3 Years Parts: 1 Year Labor: 1 Year


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The Lifespan TR800 Desk Base Only treadmill is a revolutionary way to alternate walking with sitting during the average workday. It is rather limited in the number of purchasers who can safely use due to the unhealthiness of the nation but is handy for those who are smaller and lighter and want to add the benefits of walking to their sedentary work lifestyles. It is the base unit and those who think 3 hours of use is limited are advised to check the next step up offering by Lifespan, the TR1000.