Lifespan TR100 or Lifespan TR800?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: When it comes to treadmill motors, it is important to have a strong one. In this case, the Lifespan TR800 wins with 2.5HP over the TR100’s 1.5HP.
Belt Width: In terms of belt width, the TR800 wins with treadmill standard 20” as opposed to the TR100’s narrow 17”.
Belt Length: The TR800 gets another win with its 56”-long belt. The TR100 on the other hand has a 48” belt length which is just too short for most users.
Preprogrammed Workouts: Variety is important for successful workouts and in this category, the TR800 wins with 19 while the TR100 only has 5. This doesn’t mean that you can’t do useful exercises with only 5 programs but anyone would want to have more variety.
Notable Features: The TR800 wins the bells and whistles category as it is more expensive and it offers more notable features. While the TR100 has a built-in sound system, it doesn’t have many of what the TR800 has to offer like the online fitness account, cushioning, handle bar controls and a better console.
Parts Warranty: The Lifespan TR800’s 3-year warranty offer is already considered to be above average because most treadmills that are priced below $1000 usually have 1-2 years of parts warranty. But it should also be noted that the 1 year that the TR100 offers is still considered to be acceptable when it comes to budget treadmills.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer a 1-year labor warranty. It should be noted that the TR100’s offer is above average since most budget treadmills only has a 90-day offer.
Machine Weight: When it comes to machine weight, the TR800 wins with 204lbs while the TR100 has 119lbs. It is important to have the heavier treadmill because it would mean that it is much sturdier.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of weight capacity, the TR800 gets another win over the TR100.
Money Back Guarantee: Both are tied in the money back guarantee with 30 days. This is considered to be the standard in treadmills.
Conclusion: The TR800 wins this comparison review because it wins almost all the categories. The only thing that will probably matter for consumers is the price difference. The TR100 has a sale price of $525 while the TR800 has a sale price of $900.
With the $375 difference, you already get to have a total upgrade from what the TR100 offers. You get to have better features, quality and parts coverage as well as more programs and more bells and whistles. Unless you’re on a budget, we recommend the TR800 over the TR100. If you go for a cheaper treadmill however, the quality and the durability of the machine are compromised.