Livestrong TS10.0T or Livestrong LS8.0T?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this category, the LS10.0T wins over the LS8.0T. Its 2.75HP is stronger than the LS8.0T’s 2.5HP. Remember that a stronger motor is always better for a smoother operation.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer the standard 20” belt width.
Belt Length: It is another tie with a 55” belt length for both models. This is already considered average so you can be assured that you will have sufficient space for workouts.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The LS10.0T wins over the LS8.0T with 12 preprogrammed workouts compared to the latter’s 9. If you have more choices, the better it is going to be for users.
Notable Features: When it comes to bells and whistles, the LS10.0T wins as it has an additional Quick speed and incline buttons which can enable you to go from 0.5MPH to 12MPH and 0% to 12% with a single touch of a button.
Since both are from the same brand, both offer almost the same features and although the LS10.0T loses in this category, it still has the Livetrack Interactive Technology which allows users to keep track of their progress.
Parts Warranty: The LS10.0T gets another win with its 3-year parts warranty offer as opposed to the LS8.0T’s 2 years.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie when it comes to the labor warranty. As labor costs soar, this offer is really good for users.
Machine Weight: The LS10.0T wins again over the LS8.0T. The heavier the machine, the sturdier it is and in this case, the LS10.0T is heavier with 240lbs and the LS8.0T only weighs at 187lbs which is considered to be a light treadmill.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It is a tie between the two models as they both claim to accommodate users up to 325lbs. As there should be more than 100-lb difference between the user’s weight and the treadmill’s machine weight, it is pretty interesting to note that there is a 50-lbs difference between the two models’ weight capacity which means that 325lbs may be too much for the LS8.0T’s 187-lb machine weight.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie for both models as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee,
Conclusion: It is interesting to note that while both belong in the same price range, they are ranked differently. The LS10.0T is ranked 2nd while the LS8.0T is ranked 14th.
This is due to the fact that the LS10.0T has better features and is more expensive than its counterpart. There is a $200 difference between the two at the time of the review and it made a big difference indeed in terms of the quality, features and durability. Thus, the LS10.0T wins over the LS8.0T.
If you do not have money to spare another $200, you can choose the LS8.0T.