Lifespan TR100 or Lifespan TR200?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In the first category, both models are tied with 1.5HP motors. It should be noted that this is slightly below average when it comes to treadmill standards because most treadmills that belong in the $700 and below price range, they have at least 1.6HP or 2HP motors.
Belt Width: It is another tie between the two models with 17” belt width but this is narrower than most since budget treadmills normally have at least 18”.
Belt Length: It is yet another tie between the two models as they both have 48”-long belt. The average for budget treadmills is actually 50” and the belt length of the two models are shorter and this could mean that users won’t be able to do more than just walking and jogging.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The TR200 wins this category with 6 preprogrammed workouts while the TR100 has 5.
Notable Features: The TR200 wins this category because it is an upgraded version of the TR100 which means that it offers improved features. The TR200 has a maximum 10% incline and it has a Lifespan Online Fitness Club which can help you keep track of your progress.
Motor Warranty: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer 5 years of motor warranty. This is very assuring since both have 1.5HP motors. However, at least 7 years is the average warranty for most budget treadmills.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer 5 years of motor warranty. This is very assuring since both have 1.5HP motors. However, at least 7 years is the average warranty for most budget treadmills.
Labor Warranty: It is yet another tie for both the TR100 and the TR200 as they both offer 1 year warranty on labor coverage. It should be noted that this is already the average offer for most treadmills in this price range.
Machine Weight: The Lifespan TR200 gets a win with a 137-lb machine weight while the TR100 weighs at 119lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to weight capacity, both are tied with 250-lb user weight capacity. It should be noted that the TR200 has a more realistic chance of accommodating users that weigh up to 250lbs because it is heavier than the TR100 by almost 20lbs which goes to show that there shouldn’t be more than a 100-ln difference between the machine’s weight and the weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer the standard 30-day money back guarantee. This means that as long as it is within the time period, you can return the product and ask for a refund if you are unsatisfied with the machine’s performance.
Conclusion: The decision will depend on how intense you want your workouts to be and how much you are willing to spend for a residential treadmill. If you are only aiming for walking exercises and would not need to use the incline features, you’ll be fine with the TR100. However, if you wish to have an online fitness tracking feature and have an incline feature then you should choose the TR200 for an additional amount of $125. But be rest assured that the additional expense will be worth it.