Lifespan Pro3 or Lifespan TR4000i?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: Treadmills need to have a strong motor in order to have a smooth operation. The Lifespan TR4000i has a stronger motor with a 3.5HP as compared to the Pro3’s 3.0HP. It should be noted that both models have the same 22” x 60” belt size but the Pro3 has a less powerful motor.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models with their 22” belt width. 20” is the common width for treadmills in the $1500 category and having another 2” will definitely make your workouts more comfortable.
Belt Length: It is a tie in the belt length category as both models are equipped with a 60”-long belt. This length is already considered to be the standard for most treadmills which means that most users can already use this machine comfortably.
Preprogrammed Workouts: For preprogrammed workouts, the Lifespan Pro3 offers more than the TR4000i. The Pro3’s 17 programs are enough to make it the better choice as opposed to the 10 that the TR4000i offers.
Notable Features: The Pro3 gets another win over the TR4000i in this category. The Pro3 is not equipped with a cooling fan or a built-in sound system like the TR4000i has but it offers a Body Mass Analysis test or fitness test for users to be able to keep track of their progress.
The Pro3 has a 2.2mm reversible deck feature which allows users to just flip this board and make use of the bottom side when the deck seems to be in need of a fix. This means that you don’t have to spend on a brand new deck. Plus, overall, the Pro3 has better aesthetics.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a 5-year warranty on parts. This is already considered average for treadmills that belong in the $1500 and up price range.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie for the two models as they both offer a 2-year labor warranty. This means that for the indicated time period, you can get free labor service for any of your machine’s needs.
Machine Weight: The Pro3 wins by 6lbs over the TR4000i with its 280-lb machine weight. However, the most important thing is to note that both models are over the 275-lb mark which means that both machines are sturdy enough for users. Remember, the heavier the treadmill is, the better it would be to use. Lighter treadmills, on the other hand, would constantly move under more intense settings.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The TR4000i has a 400-lb weight capacity. It wins over the Pro3’s 350-lb capacity. However, we practice this safety measure which indicates that there should be a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the user weight capacity. There is a 120-lb difference for the Pro3 so it may not be safe to use.
Money Back Guarantee: In terms of money back guarantee, both machines are tied with a 30-day offer. This gives users an option to either get a new product or get a refund.
Conclusion: There is a $500 difference between the two models at the time of the review with the Pro3 priced at $2499 and the TR4000i priced at $1999. Based on our grading system, the TR4000i is the better choice with a score of 74.77% while the Pro3 has 74.25%.
Despite having more preprogrammed workouts, more significant features to offer and being 6lbs heavier, the Lifespan TR4000i earned a slightly higher score even if it sold at a lower price than its counterpart. The Pro3 on the other hand offers a stronger 3.5HP motor, cooling fan and sound system which all make a big impact on its overall score even if it doesn’t have a fitness test, a better aesthetics and a reversible deck feature.
Overall, it depends on which features you personally prefer. The features that the Pro3 has compensate for its price increase but if you prefer those that the TR4000i offers then you go for that one.