Are you in search of a portable, straightforward walking treadmill? If you do not do not want a treadmill that will be hard to use because of its large size, then the LifeSpan TR200 Compact Treadmill will prove to be ideal. Once folded, this LifeSpan model can be stored both vertically, either behind a door or in a closet, and horizontally, such as under a bed.
The LifeSpan TR200 will not require assembly, which means that it can be used directly out of the box. This treadmill is also equipped with a blue backlit LCD that will keep track of your calories, distance, heart rate, incline level, speed, steps, and time.
This will allow you to view the exercise program profile and readouts at the same time to keep track of your workout progress. If you need a treadmill for light use, then you will not be disappointed by bringing home the LifeSpan TR200.
What features should you expect?
Dimensions & Specifications – The belt of this treadmill has a width of 17 inches, while it is 48 inches long, so you will be able to take comfortable strides even if you are over 6 feet tall and weigh anywhere between 130 and 200 pounds. Overall, this treadmill is equipped with a 1.5-horsepower continuous-duty motor and can support weights up to 250 pounds. It is a relatively compact treadmill, measuring 30.5 inches by 51.5 inches by 60.5 inches, while it becomes even more compact when folded, i.e. 13.5 inches tall when placed horizontally and 59.5 inches when placed vertically.
Fully Assembled – You will not have to assemble the TR200 as it will already be fully assembled. You will simply have to remove it out of its box, set it up vertically and lock it in place. It will not take more than a few minutes to get this extremely compact and folding treadmill ready.
10 Levels Of Incline – The TR200 offers 10 levels of incline, so you will be able to get a wide range of uphill works. Your muscles will also get a workout from a variety of angles thanks to these incline options and more calories will be burnt, even at lower speeds.
Easy-to-Use Console – Calories, distance, heart rate, incline level, speed and time are amongst the console readouts that are displayed on the blue backlit LCD. Three incline programs and speed programs are also included, so some variety will also be added to your workouts. The desired incline level or speed can be set quite conveniently and quickly using the 8 QuickSet buttons. The speed of this treadmill ranges between 0.5 miles per hour and 6.0 miles per hour, which makes it suitable for light use.
Heart Rate Sensors – While you are exercising on this treadmill, you will also be able to monitor your heart rate. The handlebars actually have contact sensors that will begin monitoring your heart rate once you grip them and the blue backlit LCD will display your heart rate reading.
How different is it from other treadmills?
There are several features that set it apart from other treadmills, such as:
Can Handle Running
Many people who visit the gym, run at speeds between 6.5 miles per hour and 7.5 miles per hour on the treadmills there, while the maximum speed of the TR200 is 6 miles per hour. However, even with a 6-MPH maximum speed, you will find this treadmill considerably faster than the ones in gyms. So, it can handle running too, even if you are up to 6 feet tall with a weight around 165 pounds.
A magazine rack that may fit over the top of this treadmill’s console can be purchased separately. However, the controls will be covered, which means that the rack will have to be removed every time it needs to be turned off or the speed needs to be adjusted. Fortunately, it does feature a built-in slot where an iPod and perhaps a small magazine might fit.
One of the main concerns when using a treadmill is the motor may get burnt if it is used constantly for a long period of time. However, that will not be the case with the TR200. Many customers claim that continued to use this treadmill day after day over the years, spending up to 30 minutes on it each day, without experiencing any problems.
Some even report that they often do not bother using lubricant spray and/or vacuuming the dust beneath it, although those are recommended, and still this treadmill has managed to stand the test of time.
A 5-year warranty backs the 1.5 HP motor that powers this treadmill. However, customers have reported that they did not encounter any problems even after using this treadmill for years.
What do others say about it?
Below is what some of the customers have said about this treadmill:
M. Masitto purchased the TR200 for several reasons, such as the ability to store it under a bed or futon, its ability to incline, its powerful motor and the fact that you can use an iPod while jogging or walking on it. M. Masitto claims to be “happy” with their purchase and recommend this treadmill.
M. Krause is one of the many users who feel that the best part about this treadmill is that it can be folded and stored in places like inside a closet. The treadmill’s console is also mentioned as another enjoyable feature and controls are described as easy-to-use.
What message should you take home?
Just because the TR200 LifeSpan Compact Treadmill is a walking treadmill does not mean that it has limited application. You can still jog or run on this treadmill, to quite an extent.
Above all, if you do not have enough room to accommodate a larger treadmill, but still want to have a treadmill that is powerful enough, then the TR200 will not disappoint.
For the price, this treadmill is actually quite a good choice and if particularly plan on light walking, this will prove to be an excellent option.
LifeSpan TR200 Compact Treadmill
Belt & Motor8.6/10
Console & Usability8.8/10
Quality & Warranty9.0/10
Design & Price9.4/10
- As mentioned quite a few times now, this treadmill can be folded down completely when it is not being used.
- It is equally enjoyable to walk and run on this treadmill
- This treadmill has built-in speakers and a headphone port too, so an MP3 player can be securely docked into the port.
- No assembly will be required, so you will be able to use it straight out of the box.
- You may find this treadmill a bit bulkier.
- You may also find the computer elements and motor of this treadmill bigger than you are expecting.