Lifespan TR200 Treadmill Review

 

The Lifespan TR200 is a compact, modern looking, lightweight treadmill with plenty of useful features and an impressive superslim foldaway size.

Just some of the features boasted by the machine are; 10 levels of incline, it comes fully assembled, contact heart rate sensors, quick speed buttons and an impressive 11 inch folded size.

At just $699 dollars the Lifespan TR200 has a lot going for it. Does it really come fully assembled? Is it too lightweight to run on? Do all the features work well?

 

Dimensions & Technical Specifications

  • Full: 60 L x 31 W x 52 H inches (152.4cm L x 78.7cm W x 132.1cm H)
  • Flat: 11 inches (27.9cm)
  • 17 W x 48 L (43.2cm W x 121.9cm L) belt size
  • 250 lbs. (113.4 kg) maximum user weight
  • 119 pounds (53.9 kg) assembled weight
  • 137 pounds (62.14kg) shipping weight

 

Key Features

 

  • 10 Levels of Incline – With 10 levels of incline, the TR200 can give you a variation of uphill workouts. A variety of incline options allows your muscles to be worked from different angles and burns more calories, even at lower speeds.
  • Fully Assembled and Ready-to-Use
  • The TR200 comes fully assembled. Just take it out of the box, stand and lock in place, and the ultra-compact folding treadmill is ready to use within minutes.
  • Contact Heart Rate Sensors
  • Monitor your heart rate while you exercise – As you grip the heart rate sensors on the handlebars, your heart rate reading will display on the LCD backlit console.
  • Speed Programs and Quick Speed Buttons
  • Use one of six preset speed programs, go directly to 3-6 mph by pressing the desired speed button or increase or decrease speed using the Up/Down arrow buttons.
  • Compact Folding Design Saves Space
  • At just 11″ thin when folded, the TR200 treadmill stores vertically or horizontally nearly anywhere. Fold and store under a bed, in a closet or behind a door. This treadmill is ideal for small space living areas.

 

Comfort

Despite its impressive 11 inch foldaway size, the treadmill is in fact relatively sturdy to use. It does go up to 8 miles per hour in speed but, most users would probably feel unsafe using it to this capacity as it does not have much in the way of suspension or cushioning so it doesn’t feel like it could stand up to much pounding. The belt itself is very compact at 17 by 48 inches so you can expect to move one foot in front of the other or keep your feet quite closely together during use, this may be uncomfortable for some users who are larger in frame or have a larger stride.

The 10 levels of incline feel comfortable and don’t impact on how smooth the belt movement feels overall.

Looking at the equipment in its folded form you wouldn’t imagine it could be so comfortable to use, the front handlebars in particular could actually be more useful to certain users who find it easier to hold onto something in front for stability rather than at the sides.

 

Performance

You’ve a fair few features to play with in the way of performance on this machine. On a really basic level, the fact that you can get this machine out and put it away so easily means you’re much more likely to use it because you can quite easily bring the treadmill to where the entertainment is. Sometimes heavier treadmills can fall ‘out of sight, out of mind’ because you can’t move them around, this is a very much understated but important feature of the Lifespan TR200.

The actual performance features on the treadmill are the 10 levels of incline, the 6 mph maximum speed, 6 inbuilt programs and 6 different readouts.

The incline levels are really great for enhancing the intensity of what is in essence a walking machine, and you can easily combine them with the quick speed options to give yourself a varied and challenging workout. The programs are extremely basic but great if you want the machine to take the guesswork out of your exercise for the day. The readout options are; time, calories, distance, heart rate, speed and incline, your heart rate is monitored via the pulse sensors on the handlebar which aren’t very accurate but still a nice touch.

 

Ease Of Use & Convenience

The most important and incredible feature of this treadmill is the fact that it requires absolutely no assembly. This is an absolutely amazing feature and cannot be dismissed as unimportant; no heavy lifting, no stress, no fiddly components just undo the box, unfold and plug in.

The interface is very user friendly and you’ll have no issues navigating your way around the different programs.

The lack of assembly and the 11 inch foldaway size is quite simply a dream for most buyers. It fits under most beds and in most cupboards with no fuss. For users who have little space or don’t have a dedicated exercise room it is fantastic to be able to fold this machine away in a matter of minutes.

 

Entertainment

The entertainment on the Lifespan TR200 comes in the form of speakers and a headphone plug in socket. The speakers aren’t great but the music actually sounds OK when you plug your headphones in which is a nice feature.

 

Warranty

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Motor: 5 Years
  • Parts: 1 Year
  • Labor: 1 Year

 

The Final Verdict

The Lifespan TR200 is worth it’s $699 dollar price tag for the innovative design alone. The fact that it comes assembled is a real winner for a lot of buyers and the 11 inch foldaway size is an absolutely amazing feature. It works well and is a treadmill that fits into your lifestyle rather than a large, bulky model that you have to clear space for. Purchase if you want a super convenient, easy to assemble, easy to use, super compact treadmill that slots right into your life with ease.

 

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