Lifespan Pro5 or Lifespan TR4000i?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The TR4000i wins this category with a 3.5HP motor. Having a stronger motor than the Pro5’s 3.0HP means that it is much sturdier and it promises a smoother performance. It should be noted, however, that the Pro5’s motor is underpowered since it has an unusually larger belt.
Belt Width: When it comes to belt widths, both models are tied with 22” whereas the standard measurement is 20”.
Belt Length: The Lifespan Pro5 wins over the TR4000i with a 63” belt while the latter only has 60”. Most treadmills have 60” but having a 63” would mean that serious runners can really make use of the space offered without having to worry about falling off the machine.
Preprogrammed Workouts: Variety is important in a treadmill. That is why the Pro5 wins over the TR4000i with 17 programs to the latter’s 10.
Notable Features: The Pro5 wins the bells and whistles category. It offers a fitness test, a reversible deck, an attractive frame and console design as well as having bigger rollers, high torque on low speeds and the best, light commercial warranty.
On the other hand, the TR4000i shares several features with the Pro5 like having cushioning, built-in sound system, one-touch speed and incline buttons, handrail controls and wireless heart rate monitor. The cooling fan feature is the only thing that the Pro5 doesn’t have.
If not for the other cool features that the PRO5 has, the TR4000i can still be considered a respectable machine but the PRO5 has just so much more to offer.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, both treadmills are tied with 5 years.
Labor Warranty: The TR4000i gets a win over the PRO5 with its 2-year labor warranty. The Pro5’s offer is only 1 year. Users should note that a longer labor warranty is one of the factors in users’ buying decisions.
Machine Weight: The Pro5 is heavier and sturdier than the TR4000i with its 308-lb weight as opposed to the latter’s 280-lb machine weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of weight capacity, it is a tie between the two models as they both can accommodate users up to 400lbs. One way to know if it’s accurate is by checking if the user weight limit is not more than 100lbs than the machine weight. The TR4000i is over the 100-lb difference limit with a unit weight of 280lbs and a capacity of 400lbs which makes it not very safe.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer 30 days of money back guarantee.
Conclusion: This is another case of you pay more, you get more. With a $1300 difference between the two models, you would immediately think that the more expensive Pro5 is much better than the $1999 priced TR4000i. This is actually true since most treadmills that are more expensive offer a lot more features than let’s say budget treadmills. Furthermore, budget treadmills’ overall quality is sometimes compromised due to its cheaper price.
If you can afford to spend $1300 more than what the Lifespan TR4000i costs, then you could avail the Pro5’s light commercial settings as well as have more programs, good aesthetics, reversible deck and more. The Lifespan TR4000i is still a decent machine and it costs much lesser than its counterpart.