TR800-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill

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Five Stars Review by Johnson
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I love this thing. Keeps me focused on my work; hours pass by quickly.
great investment Review by amy
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I'm sure this item is going to help me add a few years to my life compared to sitting for 10 hrs a day. I have two complaints: 1. After 3 hrs of walking, the machine starts to make a noise. 2. If you step on and off throughout the day, the machine starts at .5 speed each time. I think all machines do this for safety but it is annoying.

Besides that, I love it. I didn't buy the desktop. My husband bought wood and the feet for 2x4 to make legs. Has worked great. I have three computers so it is a little hard to reach all of them.

Machine is too heavy to move each day. Our is reasonable to walk 3+ hrs a day.
Affordable treadmill for a walking desk Review by Larry G
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Was excited to receive the treadmill as I have been longing for a sit/stand/walk desk after reading about positive health benefits. But, after looking around for a year or two it looked like without a $5k budget, you couldn't get much. I finally happened upon the LifeSpan TR800, a treadmill for the budget challenged. This is a short term review, I've only been using it for the past three days. The delivery was quick, but limited to dropping the box in my office. The treadmill is well packaged and was easy to remove from the box. It was a straight forward assembly; rolled into position on front rollers and plugged power and controller. I was off and walking in less than 5 minutes. But then... I had a horrendous noise coming from the front of the unit. Fearing the worst, I turned the unit off and called LifeSpan support. Within 5 minutes I had the answer; the belt had strayed from center position during shipping and my first 3 minutes on the unit. The adjustment was easy, 1/4 turn on left and 1/4 turn on the right belt tensioners. Now, depending on the direction the belt strayed will determine the direction the tensioners are to be turned. Refer to the troubleshooting guide, or call support, to determine the correct rotation. In my haste, I failed to do so, which cost me about 30 minutes of additional troubleshooting to get the belt properly aligned and tensioned. Overall, after three days and 15 miles, I'm happy. The noise level is lower than the fan I use in my office; however, I need to find a way to lower the console beeping volume, it is quite loud.
One of the best things I have purchased... ever Review by S. J. Luke
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I bought this hoping to get decent use out of it. I end up using hours a day, every day. I have lost weight because I basically walk whenever I am in front of the computer - from 2 to 8 hours a day!

The speed is perfect. It goes down to 0.5mph, which is pretty slow, too slow for me to actually walk without thinking about each step. I ramped it up to 1.5 mph when I first started out and after about a month I upped it to 2mph. This is a comfortable speed for typing, reading, and mousing (at least for me). When I watch videos or am on a teleconference I usually up it to 2.5mph - which interestingly (to me anyway) helps me keep engaged in the meeting, and prevents me from losing focus on other tasks. I occasionally reduce to 1mph if I am on a call I will be participating in because I suspect the noise would be distracting at higher speeds.

Noise: At lower speeds (< 1.5mph) the sound is low and melds into the white noise of other things I have in the office. Above that it gets a bit louder - as do pounding of the steps you take as they become more deliberate.

Bluetooth: There is a bluetooth connection which lets you connect the treadmill to a computer to count steps and distance. This is a good idea, but is very poorly executed. The application is ugly, freezes, and loses the steps, and requires a subscription to a website to track over time. A smart phone with a pedometer app does just as well at counting and an infinitely better job at tracking. The bluetooth is NOT worth it, go for the other model without the bluetooth.
Extra 5-10 miles a day... Review by Pamela
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I love this for a treadmill desk set-up. I am on the phone and at the computer writing sometimes up to 15 hours a day, so having the treadmill under my desk is a godsend. It is quiet enough that nobody notices background noise while I'm on the phone. If I set it to 1.5 mph, I can write while walking without a problem. Most days I end up walking an extra 5 to 10 miles while working, all without thinking about it very much. It's easy to set up and has rollers in the front so you can move it around without too much effort. Instead of purchasing a separate treadmill desk, I built a 12" riser to put on top of one side of my existing desk and it works perfectly.
A product advertised for working at your desk, but only if 3 hours a day Review by Computer Geek
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This product is built to be put under a desk and walked on while you work.

But with this model, you better only be at your desk three hours a day, or your warranty is void.

It really defeats the purpose, and that could be three hours at max speed or three hours at normal walking speed.

Other than that, the shipment was professionally handled and delivered to my second floor office. Noise wise when my heavy butt is walking on it, there is a hissing from the belt friction against the deck, but otherwise it is silent. No motor noise, no noise other than my clomping along as I walk.

I have been unable to get the bluetooth stuff to work with my Mac, so take that for what you will. I did discover that a Fitbit One will not register your steps if you're wearing it unless you get up to at least 1.4 MPH.

I've been using it for a week now, and on the 7th day it started making a horribly loud groaning noise. No matter what speed, and if I'm on it, it gets much worse. When you start it and brin git to the speed you want it sounds like a hurricane siren is being wound up by hand. No matter what I've tried to do, it only gets worse. I contacted support, and based on my mechanical ineptitude and their lack of questions they had me adjust the back roller. While doing that, I figured out the noise was coming from the front, not the back. That hump at the front that covers the motor had been bonked by my foot a few times while walking in place. Apparently, that was enough to dislodge it so that it pressed down onto something spinning inside and that was making the noise.

I pried it up some, and it stopped rubbing. There is no adjustment here so I wedged something there to make it stop rubbing so it would keep working. So far, so good.

But my adjustments to the belt at their recommendation now means the entire thing is out of whack. So now almost daily after no more than a mile or two the belt starts sliding to the left until it bubbles up. I then spend 30m futzing around with it to get it back in place, and no matter what I've tried so far it still wanders over. So I get to screw with this for a while.

I dunno, but for $799 I expect a bit better. Returning it will be a massive pain, and so is messing with it. So I guess I'll stick with it because I can't find anything else to replace it at the moment.
Does the job as a desk treadmill Review by Roz D.
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I've now had this a week and I've been using it daily, mostly at 1.2 miles an hour, typing, working, and on conference calls. It's very good for its purpose. It's smooth, quiet, and compact. It's also good because now it's set up with a desk, I stand even when the treadmill isn't running so get further benefit from that too. The quietness is a big plus; you can be on the phone or watch TV with no interference.
Some things I wasn't expecting:
- The motor is small and has a "shelf life" so the manufacturer states 3 hours' use a day maximum to get a couple of years' use out of it. I'm hoping this is on average as I travel quite a bit, so it will have many idle days and then days when I'm on it a lot.
- You need 100 percent silicone spray for lubrication under the belt every 50 hours, starting with your first use. It's not expensive, but I had to run to the hardware store to pick some up when it arrived, as none comes with it. It's not as easy to pull the belt up as it looks in the manual; I had to lever it up with a screwdriver to spray beneath it.

Also, we built a treadmill desk from a 2'x3' feet piece of plywood, some 2"x2" for the legs, and some 1/2 inch by 2' lengths of wood as bracing strips. The desk is 46 inches high (a height that I assessed for me, 5'5", on the treadmill). It's not beautiful, but it's sturdy, big enough for my laptop, phones, coffee, and the treadmill remote. And it only cost $42 for the materials (wood, plywood, hardware).

Finally, other reviews are correct--the distance, calories, and number of steps counted are all completely wrong. But the time you walk is correct and that's really all you need (if I walk 3 hours at 1.2 miles an hour, I know I've walked 3.6 miles, even if the device tells me it's 7 miles, for example). This is not the treadmill to get if you're incorporating walk-working into a true fitness schedule. But for something to keep you on your feet and moving when otherwise you'd be sitting, it does the job very well.
VERY NICE Review by Dawn
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I am very pleased that this treadmill is so quiet! so important, I hate the loud treadmills at the gym. I also love that i can pause this treadmill for hours without it shutting off automatically. It helps me keep tract of my miles and calories and distance at the end of the day from working. I'm behind the computer for hours and walking while i work has done wonders for my back problems. Be sure to have good walking shoes. I had to replace mine and what a difference that made.
Getting my Exercise while I work Review by Stephen B.
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I have had no issues. Works as advertised. You can set it slow or faster. I find that 1.2 mph works best for me.
walk and work Review by Bill N.
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As advertised. We built our own station for my computer work.... Even when I do not have it on... I am standing at my computer rather than sitting. Much healthier. No problems using it. worked into my work situation seamlessly.

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