TR1200-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill

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Love it!!!! Review by Donna
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I've been using this under my bar-top desk for 5 weeks. I love it! Everything I dreamed it would be. I started doing 5-7 miles per day. Now I'm pulling about 10 everyday with the same effort.
Good with some annoyances and real issues Review by Mark Twain
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Real problems:
* The console unit half dies on me, often. I hear it make kind of an electrical power down sound (like an inner sound of the unit short fusing or something, not a programmed sound that chimes during power off). When it does, the unit goes blank, but a dim light stays lit. No buttons work. I need to manually power off and on the treadmill up to a few times for it to come back to life. This is very annoying -- it happens when the treadmill is *not* in operation. It has never happened in the middle of walking, always when the treadmill is stopped.
* Recently it started making some sort of light rattling sound when walked on. Not a scary "this thing is grinding and breaking right now" type sound, but still kind of an unnerving sound for a $1,000 treadmill I've owned for 6 months.

Annoyances:
* Power switch is on back of treadmill, meaning you have to crawl under your desk to turn it on and off.
* Every time you pause the treadmill, it will start up again on the slowest speed, and you have to bump it back up to the speed you were at moments ago before you paused. This often causes me to jump off without pausing so I don't have to do worry about getting it back to how I had it before it was paused.

To clarify, you can use the bluetooth connection with your computer without paying for any subscription, which I do. I've attached a screen shot of the Mac application which an be used without a subscription. It does not save your stats, but allows you to view them without looking at the console in real time.
Nice for walking and working Review by Hard Man
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Nice little working treadmill. My wife owns a personal training studio and she thinks the quality is excellent. Very solid and smooth. The auto shutdown is annoying as hell (need to figure out how to override it) and I still can't get the software working (not necessary to operate). The little yellow bezel around the emergency shutoff on the control panel was bent out when I received it. Works fine but looks broken. Not sure if there is an easy way to replace it without replacing the entire panel.

Typical questions asked by friends:

Can you run on it? Only goes to 4 MPH and made for walking.
Are the controls easy to use? Yes, a bit cumbersome but relatively easy - not quite as quick and responsive as the good ones at your gym.
Does it offer elevation? No.
Do you like it? Yes, very nice for walking while working
Is it quiet? Pretty quiet - no one has commented about it.
Very good treadmill for office walkers Review by Jeff
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Very good treadmill for office walkers.

I work from home, and for the last year I have been walking while I work. I had an old treadmill that I removed the arms/console from, and attached an Ergotron monitor arm to my desk (this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BRBX3SW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

This has been great. Lost weight, feel better etc etc.

My old treadmill died last week, so I read some reviews and ordered the Lifespan TR1200. It arrived yesterday, so my review is only based on 1 day of use.

It is very quiet. My old treadmill was too loud to be used if I was on a phone-call. This new one is whisper quiet. I will be able to use it all day long.

It feels very smooth. I did apply silicone lube before first using it, and will re-apply every 2 weeks. The belt feels solid, no slop, I did not need to adjust anything prior to first use. It just feels good walking on this thing.

The 20 inch wide belt is nice. My old treadmill had only a 17 inch belt. The extra 3 inches makes a huge difference. It doesnt feel like I am walking an a tightrope!

Lubing the deck is a pain. The belt is slightly wider than the area between the foot rails, so its hard to dig out the edges of the belt. To apply silicone spray lube, its a real challenge to lift the belt up. I am going to have to lube it every 2 weeks, as I average 6 hours a day. Not looking forward to doing this.

In use, the controls are great. First thing I did was go into the "engineering mode" (explained in the manual), and turned off the safety-start feature. This allows the treadmill to resume from pause at the same speed it was at prior to stopping. My day goes like this:

1) Turn on treadmill in the morning by attaching safety key and starting at 2MPH

2) If I need to stop walking, just step off and the treadmill stops after 20 seconds. No need to push the stop button

3) To resume, just hit Start button, it starts back up at 2MPH

4) At the end of the day, record my total mileage. Its nice that the console stays on all day even when paused, so your total mileage is not lost.

5) remove safety key at end of day to make sure kids dont play with it.

Contrary to some other reviews, I find the button-pressing to be at a minimum.

I did 8 miles yesterday, and now that I can use the treadmill one phone calls, I will probably average 10 miles per day. Its a great way to work.

5 stars.
Literally a Life Saver Review by HOU
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I have been using this treadmill at work for the past two weeks. I wasn't sure how much I'd walk. I started out slow (1.5) and over the past 10 work days have worked up to (2.5-2.8) and clocked 86 miles, which feels AMAZING. I have found the treadmill to be easy to operate and smooth to walk on. The downside are the apps/tracking methods. I am manually entering the information on the website software because I have not been able to get the bluetooth to work properly. The website logs you out every few minutes, which is totally annoying. The software deficiencies and the inaccurate dimensions are reasons for the loss of a star. The treadmill was longer than than the website stated and I was not able to position it as originally planned because it wouldn't fit. I have compared the step count to my Jawbone Up. They are not wildly different, so at least I know it's in the ballpark of accuracy.

FEELING THE BENEFITS
Within the first two days of walking at work I was no longer needing my carpal tunnel wrist splints (perhaps its coincidence, but I have to think it's because of all of the walking and improved circulation). I am totally exhausted at the end of the day, which makes the commute home great, because I enjoy sitting ... even if it's in traffic (I always make sure to walk the last hour of work). I've lost 10 pounds over the past two weeks, which is a bonus (although I do expect it to level off). Overall, I just feel great after a long day of walking and working. My back got pretty tight for the first three or four days, but that's happening less often. I am sleeping like a log at night.

DAILY GOALS
As for walking at work, I have found it helpful to set goals for each day, which include at least 15,000 steps, three hours and/or seven miles.... 20,000+ steps and 8+ miles what I tend to end up with. I have found that I'm super efficient. Walking and typing, talking, writing, etc. is not too hard. I do tend to slow it down when I make or take phone calls. I plan out my day so that work that requires sitting, like sifting through multiple hard copy documents, I do during my sit breaks-- right before or after lunch or late afternoon when I take another half hour sit break before I walk hard during the last hour of work. I positioned my chair on the other side of my desk so that I just take my wireless keyboard & mouse and put the monitor on my desk. Maybe one day I'll be able to walk all day, but I'm not there yet.

I'll be sure to update when I have 6 months under my belt, but I am totally loving this thing after two weeks!
Treadmill Base Used with Crank-Adjustable Desk Review by Natalie
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I've had this treadmill since October 2013 and really love it. I found a sit-stand desk at a liquidation warehouse that I pair with it, so I alternate between sitting and standing during the day. The treadmill functions great -- it's not loud, it's smooth. As others have said, the Bluetooth functionality is poor since it syncs only with LifeSpan's app. I have a Fitbit One, which is not recording the steps I take on the treadmill. I wish the two would sync. Others have mentioned being able to adjust the programming so the machine starts at 1.0 mph. The owners manual that came with my treadmill is really skimpy -- no info on the Bluetooth or how to change the start speed. This website is not easy to search, either. Overall, though, the treadmill is well worth the money.
Treadmill is great, controls are OK, but be sure you understand the Bluetooth Review by Mark
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I've been using this for about two months now, paired with a Jarvis adjustable height desk. The treadmill itself works well. It is smooth, adjusts easily and is relatively quiet. The controls work well, too. Though a bit convoluted to accomplish, you can customize some of the functions. For example, after pausing, the treadmill defaults to starting up at 0.4 mph. You can change this to start up at whatever the last speed was, but it is not straightforward. You have to hold down two buttons for three seconds to get the function menu, then cycle through numbered functions (F001, F002, etc.) to get to the one you want. Without the manual, there is no way to know what each function does.

The control box itself is large, with a cord coming out the back. It takes up a lot of desk space. I built a small shelf sticking out below the front left of the desk on which to sit the control box. The second issue I have with it is the safety key (emergency shut-off). I understand the need for it. The issue is that it does not just stop the treadmill. It resets the control box, so that you lose all recorded progress for the day. It is so sensitive, that I've accidentally bumped it loose several times.

The last issue I have is with the Bluetooth capability. The descriptions on the Amazon page and the LifeSpan website say you can upload your information to their website for tracking and to join teams / compare results. They also say you can download a Windows app. What is not made clear is that the app is useless unless you upload all your data to their website. I was not interested in sharing my workout history, but I was very interested in being able to track my history on my computer. As it turns out, I cannot do this without also giving LifeSpan all of my data. The app requires uploading the treadmill data to their website to be able to download results, rather than creating anything locally...
I like the treadmill, dislike the poor software Review by John
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I really enjoy being able to walk while I work. I actually have more energy at the end of the day. The treadmill is quiet with the only significant noise coming from your feet hitting the surface. I did find that I started marching and have to make a concerted effort to walk "lightly" as the extra impact won't be healthy in the long run. While I like that the console tracks my distance, the software to keep track of your history online is ugly, buggy and not worth it. The company really should hire someone to make a decent android and apple app which can utilize the bluetooth feature instead. I think at this point only 50-60% of my exercise is actually captured by the software which only works sometimes even when I manually press the upload button on the treadmill software which you need to download to use the online component. Overall a good purchase but the poor software causes a loss of one star in my opinion as the treadmill is five stars and the software a one.
Very quiet, great for an upstairs apartment for use with an adjustable desk. Review by EnchantedGal
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I am self employed, working from my top floor apartment at my computer desk for 10 to 16 hours a day. The back problems I was having due to sitting all day motivated me to look into treadmill desks. I had considered getting the Lifespan treadmill WITH the adjustable desk included, but in the end decided on a hand crank adjustable desk from Mod Table (Adjustable Height Desk or Table - Base Frame Only - Sit to Standing Desk Computer Workstation - Modern and Ergonomic and bought a piece of wood from my local hardware store for the table top. The price was similar, but the convenience of moving the table up and down by myself was much better with this hand crank option than the knob/lift up style that Lifespan offers.

The most important quality about this treadmill for me is the near SILENCE. I have this running and can't even hear it over my air purifier fan. I was worried about using it in a bedroom, especially at night above a neighbors bedroom, but if you are going at low speeds it is not a problem at all. The only real noise with this treadmill is the sound of your feet hitting it's hard surface at higher speeds. If you're going a couple miles an hour (or up to 4 mph - jogging) than it's going to be loud for late night apartment use. If this is for your computer/work station and you just want to slowly walk while you work - this is for you!

I find that it has relieved my back stiffness and pain, and also aided in alertness/eliminating lethargy along with improving digestion. I can do nearly all of my daily tasks while walking at low speeds (I prefer the 0.4 to 1 mile an hour range, but this may become faster as I get more used to it.) I am typing this review while walking. I can browse the net, work on my website, do most of my photoshop work (though I haven't tried using a pen tablet to draw in photoshop while walking yet) and I even have enough control over my mouse to play computer games.

I've had this for a few weeks before writing this review and will update if and when any problems arise with the machine. So far the quality, sturdiness and ease of use are excellent. Be sure to buy the silicone lubrication spray for the belt before your first use. It's a little annoying to have to try to spray it under the belt, but it does improve the performance and keep your belt operating silently.
Bought this for health and time savings and we are getting both. Review by Lorna R.
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We love this! Who knew that you could type while walking. It feels like it has given us hours back in our day. I love this one that I got for my husband so much that I bought a full desk for myself. My husband already had a desk (he is an architect) so he just slipped this treadmill under his existing desk. He then raised the monitor and keyboard to the desired height and he was off to the races. Don't make the mistake he did, however, by walking for four hours the first day. He was exhausted!!!

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