Lifespan TR3000i-HRC or Lifespan TR3000i?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: Both the TR3000i-HRC and TR3000i are tied in terms of motor capacity since they both have 2.75HP motors. It should be noted that both offer the standard motor capacity in the $1000-$1500 price range.
Belt Width: In this category, both models are still tied with the standard belt width of 20” each in the $700 and up price range. Both belt widths allow users to have an efficient side-to-side movement.
Belt Length: The length of the belt should be considered especially if a user is taller than average. Both the TR3000i-HRC and the TR3000i are tied in terms of the belt length with 56” and is considered to be acceptable and average for their respective price range.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The TR3000i has 6 more preprogrammed workouts than the TR3000i-HRC that would give users a better value for their money as well as be able to help users achieve their fitness goals faster and have a more enjoyable workout.
Notable Features: Both models offer online fitness tracking account, cushioning, folding feature and handrail controls but since the TR3000i-HRC is specifically built for Heart Rate Controlled programs, it comes with fewer features to offer users. The TR3000i wins this category with its built-in sound system which you can connect your MP3 players to as well as having a nicer console.
Parts Warranty: Both models offer a 5-year parts warranty as they come from the same company. Treadmills that belong in the $1500 and below price range normally offer only a 2-4 years warranty which means that the less expensive TR3000i has an above average price warranty.
Labor Warranty: Both models offer a 5-year parts warranty as they come from the same company. Treadmills that belong in the $1500 and below price range normally offer only a 2-4 years warranty which means that the less expensive TR3000i has an above average price warranty.
Machine Weight: The heavier the weight of the treadmill, the sturdier it would be which is why in this category, the TR3000i wins because it is heavier than the TR3000i-HRC with 238lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: There should be a 100-lb difference between the machine’s weight and the weight of the user. That is why even if both models are tied with a 350-lb weight capacity, the TR3000i would have a better handle as it is 18lbs heavier than the TR3000i-HRC.
Money Back Guarantee: Both the Lifespan TR3000i-HRC and Lifespan TR3000i offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return any of the products when you are not satisfied as long as it is within the allotted time.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, both models are on sale but the TR3000i is $200 cheaper than the TR3000i-HRC but it offers more features and better programs. The TR3000i-HRC could have justified its $1699 price if it added a more effective wireless heart rate chest strap monitor. That is why the Lifespan TR3000i is clearly a better choice than its counterpart.