Lifespan TR1200i or Lifespan TR3000i?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: When it comes to the motor, the Lifespan TR3000i gets the first win with a 2.75HP motor as compared to the TR1200i’s 2.5HP. It is important that the motor is a strong one for a smoother operation.
Belt Width: Both models are tied with 20” belt width which is also considered as the standard in treadmills.
Belt Length: The TR3000i and the TR1200i are tied with a 56”-long belt but you get more for value for your money with the latter because of their sale prices. It may be considered average for treadmills that are priced at around $1500 but there are other models which feature longer belts.
Preprogrammed Workouts: When it comes to preprogrammed workouts, the TR3000i wins only by an additional 2 programs.
Notable Features: The TR1200i wins this category because apart from having all the features that the TR3000i has, it has an additional quick speed and incline button which you can automatically adjust the treadmill to go from 0.5MPH to 11MPH or from 0 to 15% incline with a simple touch of a button.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the TR3000i has a longer offer with 5 years. It should be noted however that even though the TR1200i has a losing offer, 3 years is still considered above average for its price range of $1000 and below.
Labor Warranty: Both models are tied when it comes to labor warranty.
Machine Weight: When treadmills are heavier, they are sturdier. That is why the TR3000i wins this category with 238 lbs as opposed to the 204 lbs of the TR1200i.
Machine User Weight Capacity: There should be no more than a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the user weight for a safer operation. In this category, the TR3000i’s 350-lb weight capacity wins over the 300-lb capacity of the TR1200i.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models are tied in the money back guarantee category with a 30-day offer. This means that if you are unsatisfied with the machine’s performance, you can easily get a refund.
Conclusion: There is a $500 difference between the two models at the time of the review but which one gives you a better value for your money?
Being more expensive, the TR3000i has a slightly better motor, 2 more extra programs and can go slightly faster at 12MPH. It also weight heavier and has a user weight capacity of 350lbs and offers a 5-year warranty on parts.
Deciding on which to choose depends on how much you are willing to spend on a treadmill. If you can spare $500 more than the TR3000i is a good choice but if you are on a budget, you can opt for the TR1200i which is not more than $1000 and isn’t even a bad choice.