The lifespan TR 1200i Treadmill is one of the most popular within its price range thanks to all the exceptional features it has to offer. 15 automatically adjustable incline levels, 3 inbuilt intensity workouts, remarkable max speed, and shock absorbers to take care of your joints already indicate the functionality level of this treadmill, and this is not all.
LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill Review
- Height: 55”
- Width: 33”
- Length: 70.25”
- Weight: 186 lbs
- Running Surface: 20”x56”
- Max User Weight: 300 lbs
- 2.5CHP Motor that drives the unit within 0.5 – 11 mph speed range
- EZfold mechanism that utilizes hydraulic shock for safe folding and unfolding
- Large Silicone console buttons for ease of control, all it takes is a simple press
- 0 – 15% incline range with 15 levels of incline
- Heart rate monitor, using pulse grips or chest strap (chest strap not included)
- Smooth, durable 2-ply running belt
- Multi color LCD display
- Intelli-Guard safety feature that automatically records the number of times your footsteps on the treadmill and stops the unit when you step off.
- 6 shock absorbers support the running surface so your joints, knees, and back are safe from impacts
- 2.5-inch front rollers and 2-inch rear rollers provides smooth, static free movement
- 22 in-built workout programs; 5 for weight management, 5 for health maintenance, 7 for sports training, 2 for heart rate, 2 that you can custom, and 1 manual program.
- Computer console records extensive data including date & time; Name, sex, height, weight and age; cumulative workout time; calories; distance; steps; heart rate; speed; and incline.
- Quick start button on the console
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty for frame and motor, 3 years warranty for parts, and 1 year for labor
- This treadmill has much to be admired, from its quality and robust construction, varying functionality, ease of operation, to its space saving design.
- The Intelli-Guard feature is an appreciable innovation as it stops the unit automatically once a user steps out of the deck.
- With increased intensity of workouts, the plastic motor cover vibrates noisily and this, to some users is quite disturbing. Surprisingly and with all the workout programs it has, this unit does not come with a cooling fan. We were not sure whether this was an oversight or deliberate elimination on the part of the manufacturer.
The TR 1200i is arguably one of the best treadmills under the $1000 price tag. Powered by a 2.5CHP Motor which steers the treadmill at 0.5 -11mph on 15 levels of incline at between 0 and 15%, this machine tops the list of best performers. It is solidly built to give you several years of useful service yet the EZfold mechanism makes it safe and easy to fold and unfold.
Quite uniquely, the 2-ply belt on which the running surface lies comes equipped with 6 shock absorbers so there should be no strain whatsoever on your back, joints, and back. 2-ply for any treadmill belt means strength and durability. In addition, the belt measures 20 x 56 inches and moves along 2.5-inch wide (2 inches for the rear) rollers allowing you to make jogging or walking strides comfortably. Together with 22 workout programs and an Intelli-Guard safety feature, this unit is the best you can have.
A colored LCD display details your workout information including your name, height, weight speed, incline, sex, distance, date & time, age, heart rate, steps, and heart rate. This information is automatically synced with your LifeSpan club account.
Attached to it at the base is a large silicone console with quick, single-press control buttons to start or stop the unit, navigate your incline, workout intensity or programs, and turn on your heart rate monitor just the way you like it and without having to stop first. A noteworthy advantage of the TR1200i is that it comes with to heart rate monitoring options using the pulse grips or the chest strap. However, if you will need to use the chest strap, you will have to purchase it separately.
- Sound system that is compatible with MP3
- Full LifeSpan membership
- Intelli-Step features that records the number of times you step on the treadmill and syncs this information with your club account
- Comes integrated with a book rack
Shipping and Handling
Most online stores stock this unit however for the best deals you can opt to buy directly from the manufacturer or from Amazon. Take advantage of Amazon Home Services which include delivery to the destination of your choice, unpacking, and assembly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to register with LifeSpan Club?
Not necessarily, however, we consider this registration an important boost to your workouts. In addition, its application works by storing your workout information in the club’s workout database so you do not have to worry about storage space on your device.
Can I get additional LifeSpan Membership?
Because membership is free for clients and their family members, all you have to do is open an account for each member of your family under your username.
In what metric units is speed and distance measured?
The console displays your speed in kilometers per hour and distance in meters.
In what increment measures does speed increase?
Speed increases in 0.1 increments to a max of 11mph
How do I maintain this treadmill and how frequently?
With basic silicone lubrication of the belt, regular damp-cleaning and proper use, and your treadmill will be okay. However, be sure to use 100% silicone lubricant every 3 months or 50 hours of use.
It is solidly built with amazing features apart from a cooling fan which you can always have separately in your workout room. This unit also comes with enough workout programs to meet any fitness goal so you can expect that it will give you some good years of useful service.
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