Lifespan Pro3 or Lifespan Pro5?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Lifespan Pro3 and the Pro 5 are tied in this first category with a 3.0HP motor. Although the belts that both models have are slightly bigger than most, their 3.0HP motors can still hold up just fine. It should be noted that the motor’s importance is due to the requirement that having a stronger motor can make things work more smoothly for users.
Belt Width: The two models are tied again with a 22” belt width. Since most treadmills have 20”, both machines’ wider belts can make users feel more comfortable while working out.
Belt Length: The Lifespan Pro5’ 63” belt length wins over the Pro3’s 60”. Although 60” is already the standard measurement for most treadmills, the Pro5’s 63” is a good feature as it means that there is a lesser possibility of users falling off the machine.
Preprogrammed Workouts: Both models are tied with 17 preprogrammed workouts and since the average number of programs that residential treadmills usually offer is 10, having 17 is already considered to be slightly above average.
Notable Features: The Lifespan Pro5 has more features than what the Pro3 offers. The Pro5 is equipped with a light commercial warranty and its motor can already provide a better torque even at low speeds which means that it really does have a strong motor. The light commercial settings can allow users to work out at the same settings of a hotel fitness center or other small gyms in townhouses use.
The Pro5 is designed to be more durable than the Pro3 and it has a higher quality due to its light commercial settings.
Parts Warranty: Both models are tied with a 5-year warranty offer. This means that during the indicated period, you get to have free parts coverage especially if your treadmill breaks down or needs to have some parts fixed.
Labor Warranty: The Lifespan Pro3 wins this category with an offer of 2 years in labor warranty. This is reassuring for users especially since labor costs in America are soaring.
Machine Weight: When it comes to machine weight, the Pro5 wins with a 308-lb machine as compared to the Pro3’s 286lbs. Having a heavier treadmill means that it is sturdier and more durable. Thus, if you are going to work out under intense settings, you treadmill can support your weight as well.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Pro5 wins this category with a capacity of 400lbs. On the other hand, the Pro3 can accommodate users who weigh up to 350lbs. It should still be noted that users should practice safety and only limit themselves to up to 100lbs.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This is a great option for users to return the product if they are unsatisfied with the performance of the machine.
Conclusion: There is an $800 difference between the two models at the time of the review. The main question is whether you need to spend that much for a treadmill when you can easily buy another treadmill for $800 and still have the Pro3.
The Pro3 may have lost to the Pro5 4-1 out of all the categories but it is still considered to be a decent treadmill. The only thing that makes a big difference between the two is that the Pro5 is much heavier which means it can accommodate much heavier users plus it has a light commercial warranty which means that you can take your workout to the next level. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your fitness goals with just the Pro3 but it just simply means that the Pro5 is a much better machine for an additional $800.
The decision rests solely on your personal intention. If you intend to use the light commercial settings then you should go for the Pro5 but if you just want a good high-end treadmill for home use, then you can opt for the cheaper Pro3.