LifeSpan TR3000e Electric Folding Treadmill
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|350 lbs||2.75 CHP,|
Parts: 5 years
Labor: 1 year
The LifeSpan TR3000e treadmill is a lot similar to the TR3000i model. There are two major differences between the two though. One, the TR3000e model features an automatic folding system, which means the deck will fold and unfold at the push of a button, while the “i” model has to be folded manually. Two, the “e” model has the front metallic frame part a bit bigger, taking a bit more floor space when the deck is folded up.
Technical Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 70.25″L x 33″W x 55″H inches (178.4L x 84W x 140H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 56L x 20W inches (142.2L x 51W cm)
- Product weight: 225 lbs (102 kg)
- Weight capacity: 350 lbs (159 kg)
- Motor: 2.75 CHP
- Incline: Automatic, 15 levels
- Deck cushioning: 8 compression shocks absorbers
- Speed levels: 0.5 – 12 MPH
- Console: 21 programs, Bluetooth ready
- Amenities: Sound system, USB charging / data transfer port, bottle holders, media holders, cooling fan
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 1 year
The TR3000e LifeSpan treadmill is equipped with a mid range console, which offers a decent array of features and functions. To begin with, it’s a Bluetooth ready unit, meaning that you can sync it with your smartphone, tablet or laptop in order to use various online fitness apps, such as Train & Trac™ or Active Trac™. These apps are free, and you can install them on your smart device or laptop at anytime. They give you the possibility to keep track of your progress online, continuously improve your workout, setup goals for your workouts etc. The Bluetooth module is not included with the machine though; it’s optional.
The console unit also has a USB port, which allows you to transfer your workout data “manually”, if you’re not going to use the Bluetooth function, into your free club account.
But nonetheless, even if you don’t opt for the Bluetooth module, the console itself still has a lot to offer in terms of fitness functions. First of all, its 6-inch LCD display will track your time, distance, calories and heart rate. It also has a step count function and of course, it will also display the selected speed and incline levels for your current workout.
The console also has 21 workout programs to choose from, including 17 preset programs, 2 heart rate programs, and 2 custom user programs. Each one of the preset programs features 3 intensity settings. The heart rate programs are evidently designed to help you keep within a specific HR interval. And finally, the custom user programs give you the possibility to create your own workouts, also inserting data such as your weight for a better calorie burn count, and the total time of each workout. Having 2 custom user settings is actually great if you want to quickly swap between custom workouts, or if other persons use the machine, and you want to keep your own workout settings.
Apart from the fitness related functions, the console unit of the TR3000e offers several other functions. These are: media tray, bottle holders, 3-speed fan, sound system. The media tray is situated a bit above the console keys, and can accommodate any tablet or smartphone. The bottle or accessory trays are two in number, molded into the plastic dashboard of the console, and placed one on each side of the keyboard. The sound system includes two speakers, one on each side of the computer display. This sound system is compatible with most MP3 playes, tablets, smartphones etc. It renders excellent sound for a system with small speakers. And finally, the cooling fan, although not the most powerful, has three speed adjustment settings, and does offer a bit of cooling if needed, during the more intense workouts.
The motor equipped onto the LifeSpan TR3000e offers the same capacity as the motor on the ProForm Performance 600i or the AFG 2.7AT. It’s a 2.75 CHP motor, powerful enough to sustain prolonged running sessions, even at full speed, without overheating or lowering its performance. It offers a speed range between 0.5 and 12 MPH, which pretty much means it’s a machine made for running.
The motor itself doesn’t generate a lot of noise. It’s fairly quiet; however, just as for any treadmill, if you engage in a running workout, your cadence will generate a fair amount of noise. Thus, if you live in an apartment building, your neighbors may hear you workout.
The machine’s console offers keys for gradual speed adjustment or quick keys for the 2,4,6,8,10 MPH settings. By using the gradual speed adjustment keys, the belt running speed will adjust in increments of 0.5 MPH. Also, in case you’re going to use one of the on-board workouts, the console will adjust the belt speed automatically, depending on the current segment of the workout.
Evidently, since it’s an electric treadmill, it requires to be connected to a 110-120V power circuit. It comes with a standard plug not an adapter, and 6 1/2′ (2 m) of cable.
Incline and step-up height
This LifeSpan treadmill integrates a motorized incline system, with 15 distinctive levels. It consists into a small lift attached to the incline motor, situated under the front part of the deck. Needless to say, since the incline is automatic, it can only be adjusted from the machine’s computer. Also, in case you’re going to use an on-board workout which also involves incline, the console will adjust the incline automatically.
Just as for speed, there are quick keys and keys for gradual incline adjustment. The quick keys cover the 2,4,6,8,10 settings, while the Up / Down arrow keys will adjust the incline of the deck by 1%.
The running surface of the machine is set at 8″ (20.3 cm) above floor level, when the deck is at 0% incline. The full incline, will add a few inches at the front of the deck. This being said, to avoid any ceiling height issues, it’s best to place the machine for use, in a room with a ceiling that’s at least 15″-20″ (38 – 51 cm) than your height.
Frame and deck
This LifeSpan treadmill weighs more than 200 lbs, therefore it goes without saying that its frame is made of steel. This weight is actually a plus, as it endows the treadmill with excellent stability. Differently put, a run on it feels similar to running on a commercial grade machine.
The deck folds up, and as opposed to the TR3000i model, it features an automatic folding mechanism. At the push of a button, the deck will fold up, or down, so you won’t have to handle it yourself. The fully assembled machine takes quite a bit of floor space. It’s 70.25″ (178.4 cm) long, and 33″ (84 cm) wide. However, with its deck folded up, its footprint is reduced to 50″L x 33″W (127 x 84 cm). Also, the front base of the machine and deck, includes small wheels, which facilitate its relocation.
The LifeSpan TR3000e treadmill model is equipped with an extremely sturdy, 1″ (2.5 cm) phenolic deck. It can support users up to 350 lbs (159 kg), which is not bad for a treadmill model in this price / feature range. The deck also integrates 8 shock absorber cells which alleviate up to 30 percent of the running impact. Differently put, a run on this treadmill is considerably more forgiving for your joints than a run on concrete or asphalt.
The machine’s running surface uses a 2-ply, extremely sturdy belt, which offers a running surface of 56″ x 20″ (142 x 51 cm). It’s a bit shorter than for other treadmill models, such as the NordicTrack C 990 for example. But still, it can accommodate users up to 6’3″ (190 cm) with no problem. The deck is also solid enough to support users up to 350 lbs (159 kg).
Last but not least, the treadmill’s metallic frame is coated with corrosion resistant and scratch resistant paint, black for the base and sustaining part of the deck, and gray for the upright bars that hold the console. The side rails of the deck are made of heavy-duty PVC though, featuring a non-slip surface.
Assembly and Maintenance
Just as for other treadmills, the LifeSpan3000e comes partially assembled. In other words, the deck with its belt, rollers and motors comes ready-assembled, and attached to the front part of the frame. Therefore, when it comes to assembly, you only have to attach the two console masts, and then connect the console. The whole task shouldn’t take longer than an hour. The manual supplied provides pretty clear instructions for assemble, and the tools required are also included.
For maintenance, the machine’s belt required periodic lubrication. The console will prompt you to lubricate the belt after every 100 hours of use. Other than this, make sure you keep the belt clean, free of any dirt, textile fibers or any other objects that can be caught in the motor.
- Heavy-duty machine, sturdy overall construction, with a deck able to hold users up to 350 lbs;
- Automatic folding system, space saving design;
- Deck integrates 8 independent compression shocks, cutting off up to 30% of the workout impact;
- Safety function that stops the belt automatically 20 seconds after you step-off;
- Step counting function;
- 2.75 CHP motor, for prolonged workouts;
- Automatic incline with 15 levels;
- 21 workout programs, including 2 user profile settings that allow you to create your own, custom workouts;
- USB port for charging your tablet or phone, and for workout data transfer;
- Bluetooth enabled;
- Various amenities, such as sound system, media shelves, 3-speed fan, bottle/accessory holders;
- Pulse sensors and telemetry enabled console;
- Easyasy to assemble;
- Smooth and quiet operation;
- Little maintenance required;
- Consistent warranty plan.
- No HR chest strap transmitter, thus if you want to track your pulse, you will have to hold on to the sensors in the handlebars;
- Bluetooth adapter not included.
The LifeSpan TR3000e is a treadmill meant for home use, but does deliver the sturdiness and stability of a commercial machine. It’s a treadmill made for running workouts, not just jogging or walking, and can support users up to 350 lbs. It’s equipped with a 2.75 CHP motor which offers a speed range between 0.5-12 MPH. It also features automatic incline, an automatic folding system, and a mid-range console with 21 on-board programs, and Bluetooth capabilities. In all, it’s machine for users of all levels, with an excellent price / value ratio.