Treadmill Reviews 2017
LifeSpan TR3000i Folding Treadmill Review
The LifeSpan TR3000i is a well-built folding treadmill equipped with several advanced technologies and features in order to help users achieve a more effective workout routine that is just perfect for losing weight while ensuring cardiovascular excellence. In fact, this treadmill comes integrated with quick EZfold technology which ensures easy folding and unfolding of the treadmill in order to ensure easy storage and movement while its heavy-duty, full-steel frame with a 20-inch by 56-inch running-deck facilitates for easy walking, jogging and running while having a workout. On the other hand, this treadmill is even equipped with Bluetooth technology which helps to sync your exercise-data directly onto your Smartphone in order to easily monitor your workout-progress. All in all, the LifeSpan TR3000i is a great folding treadmill that is just perfect for both home-use and at the gym although its price is a bit high but favorable for someone in need of a great fitness-machine.
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What We Like:
- A 2.75 HP Continuous-Duty Motor: the LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill is equipped with a powerful, 2.75-hp continuous-duty motor that offers the user with a speed-range of 0.5-to-12 mph while having a work-out. In fact, with such a drive-motor you will be able to achieve marathon-endurance coupled with wind-sprint speeds thus getting an effective workout. Additionally, this drive-motor contains high-quality components and this implies that it will able to last for a longer period of time even with regular usage.
- Large running-surface (treadbelt): This treadmill features a wide running-surface with dimensions of 20-inch by 56-inch and such a running-surface can perfectly handle your favorite exercise-style whether you’re walking, jogging or running. In fact, even taller people and great runners will be able to run over this treadmill because of its precious, wide running-surface.
- Compression Shock-Absorbers: the deck of LifeSpan TR3000i is actually supported by 8 compression shock-absorbers which provide safe and responsive cushioning to the knees, back-sections and joints while having a workout. So this implies that you will be able to work-out for longer while using the LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill thus meeting your fitness-goals in the shortest period possible.
- A strong and durable frame: The TR3000i’s treadmill features a both light and strong frame that was crafted to withstand heavier people while having a workout. In fact, this frame combines both performance and simple-mobility hence making the treadmill perfect for home-use and at the gym.
- EZFold Technology: the LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill is also integrated with EZfold technology which utilizes a hydraulic-shock system that assists in folding and unfolding of the treadmill. In fact, with this treadmill you can easily lift the deck for a compact-storage after usage and if you’re ready to use the treadmill then soft-drop system will support the complete treadmill-weight as it unfolds in order to ensure safe and convenient use.
- 21 easy-to-use workout-programs: the TR3000i comes equipped with over 21 easy-to-use inbuilt exercise-programs that have been designed by exercise-physiologists in order to ensure that you get a preferred workout-experience. Additionally, all the workout-programs will help to improve your cardiovascular-fitness, boost your overall health and even burn-up more fat as you workout. On the other hand, these workout-programs include; 2 heart-rate programs, 2 customized-user programs and 17 preset-programs whereby it’s upon you to select a workout-program that will help you meet your specified fitness-goals.
- Blue Backlit LCD monitor: this treadmill is also equipped with a 6-inch, blue-backlit LCD display/monitor which provides the user with simultaneous readouts on time, calories-burned, distance, steps-taken, heart-rate, speed, incline-level, exercise-program name and profile and also displays personal-data from your USB-device.
- A Heart Rate Monitor: the LifeSpan TR3000i Folding-treadmill is also integrated with contact heart-rate sensors which help the user to monitor his/her target heart-rate of zone when having a workout. Additionally, you can also use a chest-strap receiver to monitor your heart-rate while using this treadmill but the chest-strap is not actually included and you just have to buy one for yourself.
- A cooling-fan: this treadmill features an inbuilt 3-speed cooling fan which helps to keep the user feeling cool and comfortable in order to achieve an extended period of workout hence enabling them to meet their fitness-goals.
- An audio-system: this LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill features inbuilt speakers coupled with a headphone plug-in and all these work together to provide the user with entertainment while having a workout. In fact, you will be to connect your iPod or mp3-player onto this treadmill in order to enjoy your favorite music when working-out.
- A Media-Holder: the treadmill is equipped with a media-holder that conveniently holds your phone or tablet its positioned just behind the control-buttons in order to ensure easy access and viewing while working-out.
- USB-Plus Port: it is even equipped with a dual-purpose USB port which enables you to charge your mobile-devices and also saves your exercise-results onto a USB-drive for easy upload onto your free Club-account. However, this usb-port doesn’t charge iPads and this will actually be a disappointment to some people using apple-products.
- Bluetooth-compatible: the LifeSpan TR3000i treadmill features an optional Bluetooth-receiver which supports Active-Trac and Train-&-Trac apps so that you can be able to get the most out of your workouts while automatically capturing your workout-results. In fact, this bluetooth-reciever is very easy to install via the removable access-panel at the back of the treadmill’s console. Additionally, installation of this bluetooth-reciever will enable you to wirelessly connect your LifeSpan Fitness-treadmill to any Android-device or iPad in order to automatically synchronize your workout-results with your LifeSpan Club-account. However, only a LifeSpan Bluetooth-adapter is compatible with this treadmill and it’s also purchased separately.
- Quickset-buttons: this treadmill includes 5-Quickset speed buttons and 5-Quickset incline buttons which facilitate for quick changing of the incline or speed settings with just a few button-presses.
- Intelli-Step technology: This is actually a step-counting feature that works like a pedometer whereby it automatically records every stride you take while having a workout thus making the LifeSpan TR3000i perfect for walking-competitions and daily-goal management.
- Intelli-Guard technology: because safety is more important, this treadmill was equipped with Intelli-Guard technology which is a patented feature that ensures safety by automatically pausing the treadbelt 20-seconds after you step-off the treadmill-deck.
- Intelli-Key technology: this technology helps to simplify console-operation by using sequential button-illumination that prompts the user through program-selection and setup.
- 15 incline-levels: lastly, the LifeSpan TR3000i Folding treadmill features over 15 incline-levels and this means that it will enable the user to achieve a more intense workout by simply increasing on his/her incline-levels.
What We Don’t Like:
- It feels a bit heavy: since the LifeSpan TR3000i is a heavy-duty treadmill, it actually feels a bit heavier to lift and move although it features a foldable-design. However, you can easily move it if you get some help from a friend or family-member.
Overall, the LifeSpan TR3000i is a sturdy and commercial-quality that was designed to support people with weights of up to 350-lbs in order to achieve an effective and efficient workout routine. In fact, this treadmill features a powerful-motor, several incline-levels and entertainment features that make it perfect fitness-machine for home-use and gyms.