Livestrong LS13.0T or Livestrong LS8.0T?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The LS13.0T wins the first category with a 3.0HP motor while the LS8.0T has a 2.5HP motor. It should be noted that the LS8.0T’s motor is actually slightly weak for its 20” x 55” belt.
Belt Width: It is a tie when it comes to the belt width. The 20” belt width is actually the standard for most treadmills.
Belt Length: The LS13.0T wins this round with its 60”-long belt. It counterpart, the LS8.0T only has 55”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: When it comes to preprogrammed workouts, the LS13.0T wins with 14 compared to the LS8.0T’s 9. For home treadmills, the average is 10-24 programs which means that the LS8.0T is considered below average.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the LS13.0T wins because of its additional quick speed and incline buttons and a wireless heart rate monitor that’s more reliable in giving feedback as compared to the built-in handgrips.
Parts Warranty: In the parts warranty, the LS13.0T wins with 5 years as opposed to the LS8.0T’s 2 years. A longer warranty is always more preferred and the LS13.0T’s 5 years is above average for its price range since most of its counterparts only offer 2-4 years.
Labor Warranty: When it comes to labor warranty, the LS13.0T wins over the LS8.0T as it offers a 2-year warranty while the latter has a 1-year offer.
Machine Weight: The LS13.0T gets another win with its 249-lb machine weight. Always remember that when it comes to the machine weight, the heavier it is, the sturdier it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The LS13.0T gets another win with a 350-lb weight capacity. The LS8.0T on the other hand has a 325-lb weight capacity. It should be noted that the LS8.0T’s 325lbs exceeds its expected weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer the same 30-day money back guarantee which is standard for most treadmills.
Conclusion: If you want to have better features, you have to pay more. That is why the LS13.0T wins over theLS8.0T because it is more expensive. For an additional $500, you get to have a stronger motor, a longer belt, more programs and additional bells and whistles as well as a much heavier machine and a longer warranty on parts and labor.Although it lost to the LS13.0T, the LS8.0T is still a pretty good treadmill model.