Lifespan TR1200i or Lifespan TR3000i-HRC?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Lifespan TR3000i-HRC wins over the TR1200i. Its motor is stronger with 2.7HP as opposed to its counterpart which has 2.5HP. It should be noted however that although the TR1200i has a weaker motor, it is still considered average for treadmills that are in the $1000 and below category but the TR3000i-HRC is actually considered below average in its price range of $1500 and above.
Belt Width: In this category, both models are tied with their 20” belt width. This is the standard for most treadmills in the $700 and above price range.
Belt Length: In terms of belt length, both models are tied with a 56”-long belt. It should be noted that the two treadmills belong in different price range and while the TR2100i’s 56” belt is considered above average for prices below $1000, the TR3000i-HRC’s 56” is just considered average for its $1699 price.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Lifespan TR1200i wins over the TR3000i-HRC when it comes to preprogrammed workouts. It has an advantage of 19-15 workouts.
Notable Features: When it comes to bells and whistles, the Lifespan TR1200i wins for its notable features even though the TR3000i-HRC is more expensive. The TR1200i features the Lifespan Fitness Club account, cushioning, has a folding feature and handrail controls. It also has a built-in sound system and a quick spend and buttons and an attractive console design.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to parts warranty, the TR3000i-HRC wins with 5 years as opposed to the TR1200i’s 3-year offer which is actually considered above average for its $700 to $1000 price range.
Labor Warranty: Both models are tied with a 1-year labor warranty offer which is the standard for most treadmills.
Machine Weight: The TR3000i-HRC wins this category with its 220-lb machine weight as opposed to the TR1200i’s 204lbs. Remember a heavier treadmill means it is sturdier.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The TR3000i-HRC wins this category with its 220-lb machine weight as opposed to the TR1200i’s 204lbs. Remember a heavier treadmill means it is sturdier.
Money Back Guarantee: Both treadmills offer a 30-day money back guarantee which means that you can easily return the machine if you are unsatisfied with the performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, there is a $700 difference between the two models. As usually is the case, the more expensive product is the better choice but this time, the cheaper model is the more recommended model.
If you look closely at their respective price ranges, the TR1200i ranks 3rd in the $700-$1000 price range while the TR3000i-HRC only ranks at no.17 in the $1500-$2000 category. This means that you get more value for your money when you choose the TR1200i.
For only $999, you get to have a built-in sound system feature, more programs and better features while the more expensive TR3000i-HRC doesn’t even have a wireless heart rate chest strap monitor when it is supposed to have Heart Rate Control as its selling point.