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TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

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unable to get bluetooth connectivity

Review by martin
Love the overall treadmill, etc., but I am frustrated at the bluetooth connectivity. I am unable to connect and can not find any resource help from the company. Also never get a person online just mail

Works exactly as advertised

Review by Matt
About 2 weeks in, I'm really excited about the treadmill desk. Walking about 3mi/day and using mostly on conference calls and for reading. Still getting used to typing/writing and hopefully will get the hang of it. Treadmill is high quality and desk is very stable. Setup was not difficult (hardest part was moving all the heavy equipment around). Unit is very quiet, which was my biggest concern. No problem for phone calls or office neighbors.

exactly what I needed

Review by MN mom
I've been averaging two hours a day on this since I got it. Exercise is easy to fit in. I hardly notice I am exercising. Feeling strong.

Good overall

Review by TMProd
Just ordered and have been using for a week. It takes a little time to get used to walking and typing (as I am now) however my motivation was to log 10,000 steps a day. Piece of cake. I normally sit all day at work and now I am dividing my time between both. Goal for December 2012 is 500,000 steps (100 miles) should be easy. Looking forward to the weight loss to!

This was long overdue!!!

Review by Jim C
Excellent product and customer support. I can do without the countdown and slow start, but that's nothing compared to the benefits. I'm walking about 6 hours a day and burning over 1500 calories.

My only suggestion would be to add interfaces (iPod, USB, power, speakers) to the desk. There's plenty of room for add ons. Also, how about a hydraulic lift to raise and lower the desk for multiple users?


Great Desk

Review by Rick S.
I've been using my Treadmill Desk for about 6 months and it has made such a difference in my life. I came back to the website to see if LifeSpan had released any new products and to give me feedback for the desk. Overall, wonderful sturdy product. My one suggestion would be to add an extra digit to the read out. I like to know how many steps I have taken in a day and it would be nice to see the counter keep moving past 9,999 steps instead of rolling over. I know, not a big deal and that slot wouldn't be used very much by the calorie count or distance count. Still it would be nice. Anyway, I highly recommend this desk.

Great After-Sales Support and Service

Review by Wadood
I will want to mention something about the service and support of the company behind it. Within 3-4 weeks my treadmill developed a thumping sound. Although machine was perfectly usable but I felt that it is going to get worse. I left them an email over the weekend. I was expecting the usual email and bracing my self for a long drawn out fight over the next coming days. Also, I was concerned on how to send this thing back to Amazon if I had to. On Monday I received a call in which the person after asking a few questions, which neither insulted my judgment or questioned my integrity, told me to wait for a motor in mail and a technician in person. And that is what happened. The day the motor arrived, the technician (Mr. Ralph) called for the appointment. He showed up, changed the motor and gave me a few papers to sign and that is it! This is one of the best services I have received in my life.

Exceeded my expectations

Review by Virtual Office Warrior
After a week, I'm thrilled with the unit. Is quiet, well made and easy to operate.

Ideally it would be nice to have a resume button to avoid multiple button pushes to re-set the speed, since I pause many times during a log session.

The dictation feature with the new Mac operating system makes the whole experience even more delightful...I just push a button and talk! When I must use the trackpad and type, it's easy. Handwriting is more difficult.

great treadmill

Review by fitandfun
I love my treadmill, I can use my lap top computer while walking and different intervals and it makes time fly by faster.

Use Tracpad instead of Mouse to work at higher speeds

Review by Wadood
Before commenting on my experience with this new line of product, I will point out few things which hopefully will help someone improve his or her experience with it.
1. Run and get a Trackpad like Apple Magic Trackpad if you have an Apple, otherwise Logitech trackpad or something similar that works for Windows. It will help you walk at much faster speed. Point and Shoot with a regular mouse gets progressively more difficult (and frustrating) as you approach the speeds of 2mph. I can easily do 3mph with trackpad but found difficult to handle mouse at 1.5mph.

2. Get a Keyboard without a wrist pad. There should be minimum distance between treadmill's armrest and your keyboard. I have found that if you keep your palms firmly on treadmill's armrest, they absorb most of the shock and your fingers remain steady for the most part. That is why the mouse does not work as well as say a track-pad because hands while operating a mouse are not pinned to a solid surface and are constantly in a flux.

3. Memorize keyboard shortcuts. Again the idea is to restrict your hand movement as much as possible. You'll find that there are shortcuts for nearly everything.

4. If possible invest in a bigger screen. Initially, I tried to work off my laptop but found it hard. Small screen and keyboard not close to body makes working more difficult because your body is also moving. I then got a 25 inch monitor and it has really made a difference.

Remember, chances of your using this are directly proportional to how much stress-free you make this for yourself; therefore improving you input devices or even getting a bigger monitor is not a bad investment to protect your much larger investment in the treadmill.

I have done about 100 miles in about 40 hours on this one, so I cannot say anything about its durability but it has already started producing a new noise and I am going to call support to find out what it is.
But I must say that this machine seems to have a potential of what you call a life-changing product, like an iPhone or a GPS. Let's see how far it goes in getting the weight of the nation down. From day one I found it easy to work on. Now after a month I can easily do 2 hours (500 calories) without feeling any real strain (mental or physical), although I am breaking sweat by that time.

But you have to start slow. Start with 30 minutes sessions.

Of course, it is not a perfect machine. It is definitely less noisy and runs more smoothly than your average run of the mill treadmill but it is not noise free by any means. Also, it does not have an easy way to adjust the desk's height, so if there is more than one treadmill walker in house, then it could be a problem. Your next best option is to put your monitor(s) on height adjustable stand(s).

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