LifeSpan Fitness TR3000I Folding Treadmill Review

People often have small window of time to find a gym and exercise. More often than not, work schedules and the local gym’s opening and closing hours don’t match. Even if there’s a gym nearby, it’s often crowded, because most people have similar work hours. Gyms have a limited amount of treadmills and in many cases the treadmills will be occupied before you arrive.

Therefore, instead of spending hours searching for a gym which is open 24 hours, it would be much more convenient to purchase a treadmill and keep it at home. If you have a treadmill at home, you’ll be able to jump on the treadmill for a run or brisk walk at any time of the day, and there’s no need to worry about someone occupying the machine. Of course, there are hundreds of treadmills designed for home use; it can be difficult to choose one particular model. In this article we’ll be reviewing a top-notch LifeSpan treadmill called TR3000I.

The TR3000I foldable treadmill is durable, reliable, and optimized for a wide range of users. It’s designed to create a comfortable exercise experience for whoever chooses to use the device. The control panel in the center of the device allows users to configure a wide range of work-out programs and keep track of important work-out data. You can use preconfigured work-out routines or create a custom program based on your personal exercise habits. The TR3000I foldable treadmill has been recommend by various personal gym trainers and quoted as being one of the most commercial quality work-out machines for home use.

Below you can find a list of TR3000I pros and cons.

Pros:

• Extremely quiet. You don’t need to worry about waking up your significant other when running early in the morning.
• The motor is smooth.
• The treadmill can be installed in a few minutes.
• It can fold easily – no need to apply much force.
• Plenty of freedom to choose from program options.
• Accurate data tracking.
• The ability to perform high speed runs.
• Built-in speaker system.
• The treadmill can tilt to jog at an incline.
• Powered by a 2.75 horsepower motor.
• Can support plenty of weight.
• Various intensity options for an extra challenge.
• The running area is quite large and comfortable.
• The treadmill is incredibly sturdy and does not wobble at all.
• Each button on the LCD screen lights up to help speed up the set-up process.

Cons:

• Customers have complained that the speed buttons on the hand rails are inconvenient, sometimes pressed on accident.
• The entire device is significantly heavy – don’t attempt to move this on your own!
• There’s no built-in fan to keep users cool.
• LifeSpan includes a few months of free paid programs and online workout tracking service, but once they expire, the user will be required to pay for these programs and features.
• Some customers find the control panels and options confusing.
• There’s also no console fan.

TR3000I Features:

In this section you’ll find information regarding the various features of the TR3000I foldable treadmill.

Speaker System:

Let your mind wander with your favorite playlist while you run on the treadmill. You can plug an iPod or phone into the audio jack and listen to your favorite music. Of course, for quiet work-outs, it’s possible to plug in a set of headphones. Regardless, the speakers are excellent, and the audio quality is exceptional.

Incline:

The TR3000I has the ability to tilt the treadmill to simulate a hill. This feature is perfect for athletes who need to train for rough conditions such a marathon. It also provides people with an overall exercise challenge. There are 15 different incline levels and the incline motor can support up to 500 pounds.

IntelliGuard System

The treadmill is equipped with an advanced safety feature called IntelliGuard, which stops the treadmill once a person steps off the device. It’s an incredibly handy feature that drastically reduces the chances of an accident occurring while using the treadmill. The system is designed to detect the force of each step, and it if it does not detect a step, it will power-off the device. It also helps save electricity.

Heart-Rate Monitor

As you may already know, this foldable treadmill records a wide range of user exercise data. One of the factors that it keeps track of is your heart rate. The information is added to the other factors and compiled into a neat little report. The user wears a wrist strap which detects the heart beat rate through the palm of one’s hand. The information is linked to the treadmill and displayed on the main LCD screen for reference. This feature is perfect for people who are attempting to improve their cardiovascular system. It’s often difficult to determine how fast your heart is beating without an accurate device, this treadmill solves that problem.

Intelli-Key Feature

I mentioned this feature earlier; it’s a simple system that recommends settings to make it easier for people to set-up the treadmill. In other words, the machine will recommend certain settings by illuminating certain buttons on the control panel. If you’re not sure how to configure the treadmill, this feature will walk you through the process. It simplifies the set up process.

Specifications:

Below you can find the technical details regarding the TR3000I folding treadmill.

Weight:

This treadmill is significantly heavier than the TR1200I; the shipping weight is 221 pounds. If you live alone, it’s recommend to find someone to help move the device into its designated spot. It can be difficult to carry, even for two people. However, once the treadmill has been unpackaged, there are wheels attached to the bottom of the machine for additional mobility.

Max Supported Weight:

The maximum weight that the treadmill is designed to support is 350 pounds. It’s not recommended to push the limits of the machine.

Dimensions:

It’s a relatively large treadmill, with a decent running space, even for tall runners. The following are the dimensions: 74 inches length, 33 inches wide and 66 inches tall. Of course, that’s the size when the treadmill has been full set-up, when it’s folded; the length comes to about 39 inches. It’s small enough to fit into a medium sized room and not too small for taller runners.

Accessories:

The machine includes two additional accessories: a book rack and bottle holder. These accessories create a comfortable environment for whoever is enjoying a work-out session. The book rack is a perfect place to store favorite magazines, books, and other reading material. The bottle holder makes it easy to hydrate while exercising – there’s no need to interrupt the work out to fetch something to drink.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, the TR3000I is one of the best treadmills for home-use on the market. It’s affordable, durable, reliable, and includes many features that improve the overall experience. Customers around the world highly recommend this treadmill. If you don’t want to wait for someone to finish using a treadmill at the gym and you don’t have time to find a local gym, this treadmill is perfect for you. On top of that, it comes with a 5 year warranty plan, and LifeSpan wouldn’t offer such a plan if the treadmill was not top-notch. Consider it an investment in your future health!

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