Until recently, the only serious option for those looking for a compact treadmill was the Horizon Evolve SG. Now, however, there is another choice, in the form of the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Fold-N-Stor Compact Treadmill. While the TR200 is slightly more expensive than the Evolve SG, you are getting a machine that is better constructed and equipped with a couple more features.
The 1.5 continuous duty HP motor may be on the small side for a treadmill, but that is because the TR200 was designed for walking and light jogging, not running like the LifeSpan Fitness TR3000i. It is both smooth and quiet in its operation, and does not appear to strain or struggle, even at its top speed of 8 miles per hour.
Many compact treadmills do not come with the ability to adjust the incline. Fortunately, the TR200 comes equipped with 10 incline levels, which do a good job of challenging you and adding variety to your workout.
An incline feature is important because, not only does it provide you with a more intense cardio workout, but it also lets you target a range of lower body muscles.
Not many people like to spend hours frustratingly trying to assemble their new exercise equipment. They just want to use it as soon as it is delivered – and I’m sure that you’re the same. Luckily, and this is one of the reasons why the TR200 is so popular, all you have to do it take the treadmill out of the box, raise the console, and you’re good to go.
Other treadmills in this price range come with a treadbelt that is around 20” x 52” in size; the Lifespan Fitness TR200 measures just 17” x 48” because it has to sacrifice the width and length of the running area for compactness. This isn’t a problem considering that the TR200 is targeted at those who do not have much space in their home for exercise equipment and/or are planning to exercise by walking or jogging.
The sound quality of the speakers certainly won’t amaze you but they do the job, and it is convenient to have the option to use speakers rather than headphones, at your disposal.
The console tracks your incline level, speed, heart rate, steps, distance, calories and time. There isn’t much to say apart from that the readings are accurate and that the LCD display is easy-to-read.
As mentioned, the Lifespan Fitness TR200 is a very compact treadmill, but the exact dimensions are 30.5 “ x 51.5 “ x 60.5”. When folded, the TR200 measures just 59.5” tall when standing, and 13.5” when lying flat.
This treadmill comes with a lifetime frame, 5-year motor and 1 year parts and labor warranty.
30.5 x 51.5 x 60.5 inches
The overall consensus of the TR200 is that it’s a high quality treadmill available at a reasonable price. Users have praised the fact that it’s ready to use right out of the box, its compact size, as well as the sturdiness of the machine. However, a few users have also stated that the sound quality of the speakers is quite poor.
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There is very little to complain about, which attests to this treadmill’s quality. However, the sound quality of the speakers isn’t very good, as music sounds a bit tinny.
Anything Else You Should Know?
All you need to know is that if you are on the lookout for a compact treadmill, the TR200 should be on the top of your list. It is sturdier and more durable than other compact treadmills in its price range, in addition to being equipped with a couple of nice extras, such as the built-in speakers and contact heart rate grips.
If you want a compact treadmill but the TR200 is a little out of your price range, the Horizon Evole SG is a good alternative.