Lifespan TR200 or Lifespan TR800?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: It is important that the motor should be suited to its belt. In this case, the Lifespan TR800 has an edge over the Lifespan TR200 because it has a stronger motor. On the other hand, the TR200’s 1.5HP motor is too small for its belt which is why it has more tendencies to break down.
Belt Width: When it comes to treadmill belts, the standard width is 20”. The belt width of the TR800’s 20” is enough to make any user feel comfortable while using it. However, the TR200’s belt width isn’t even acceptable based on the standard because its 17”-wide belt makes it too narrow for users.
Belt Length: In terms of the belt length, the TR800’s 56” wins over the TR200’s 48”. If you are of average stature, the 56” belt length can already allow you to do your usual stuff comfortably like walking, jogging and running. If you are taller than the average user, you would need a belt that is even longer than the TR800’s.
Preprogrammed Workouts: To help you achieve your fitness goals much faster, treadmills are equipped with preprogrammed workouts. The TR800 offers a greater variety than the TR200 with its 19 to the latter’s 6 programs. You can definitely enjoy more workout options with the TR800.
Notable Features: Both treadmills offer some nice features but it is still the TR800 who wins the Bells and Whistles category including the fact that it runs faster at 11MPH and has a 15% max incline as opposed to TR200’s 8MPH and 10% respectively. The TR800 also has more features like shock absorbers and handlebar controls as well as having a much better console.
Parts Warranty: Normally, treadmills that belong to the $700 and $1000 group have only up to 2 years warranty on parts. The TR800 offers an extra year coverage which makes it a better choice than the TR200’s mere 1 year warranty which is considered average for $700 and below groups.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to labor warranty, it helps to know that you are covered for one year as labor costs can be quite expensive in the US. In this category, the two models are tied. However, the TR200 has a slighter edge because most treadmills that belong in the below $700 price range normally offer a 90-day labor warranty.
Machine Weight: Treadmills are more stable and sturdier when they are heavier. That is why the TR800’s 204lbs is more preferred than the TR200’s 137lbs. Light treadmills are not suited for heavy users as they have the tendency to move under you especially in an intense workout.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It’s another win for the TR800 as it can accommodate users weighing up to 300lbs with its 204lbs machine weight and a 100-lb difference. The TR200 barely has a 100-lb difference between the machine’s 137lbs and the user capacity of 250lbs.
Money Back Guarantee: Both treadmills have a 30-day money back guarantee from Amazon. This means that you can return the product anytime within the allotted period whenever you find the machine unsatisfactory and not beneficial to your fitness needs.
Conclusion: By winning in almost all the categories, the TR800 is a much better choice than the TR200. With a $150 price difference between the two at the time of the review, without a doubt, we are recommending the Lifespan TR800. Not only will you have money to spare, you’ll achieve better results with its better features, more variety in preprogrammed workouts as well as better warranty on parts.
The slight chance of you deciding on the TR200 over the TR800 would be because it is less expensive. It would also be a better choice if you only intend to use a treadmill for walking exercises.