Lifespan TR800 DT5 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
If you want an all-in-one treadmill desk and treadmill go with the TR1200 DT5. This one is too limited in application we fear.
The Lifespan TR800 DT5 is a treadmill desk that sells for $1,299. For an extra $200, you can move up to the TR1200 DT5, which has a larger walking area, better cushioning, higher quality parts, and a better warranty. For these reasons, it doesn't make much sense to purchase this model.
The walking area is okay. The belt measures in at 18" x 52", which is 2" narrower and 8" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that comes on most of today's treadmills. The good news is that you'll only use this model for slow walking, and you will most likely have to position yourself near the front. That should cover up any perceived lack of space.
A weak motor is running this machine. You usually see treadmills selling for several hundred dollars less have power producing capabilities like this one does. The motor will also be taxed more by continuous slow walking than it would by shorts bouts of running. The maximum speed you can reach on this model is 4mph, but you won't need to go any faster than that.
You'll get a cushioning system that doesn't stack up well in this price range. 6 variable density elastomers are used to reduce the impact that walking has on your joints and back. Very few models have cushioning systems that are this ineffective.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is unimpressive. Paying over $1,000 for a treadmill with a life expectancy this low is pretty ridiculous. The quality of parts used is equally disappointing.
The warranty on the Lifespan TR800 DT5 is sad. Labor and parts are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 3 years, and the frame is covered for life. There is also a stipulation attached to the warranty that you only use this treadmill for a maximum of 3 hours a day. This type of coverage doesn't exactly inspire confidence in this machine.