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TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

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An easy way to get exercise

Review by Art Chik
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Love this treadmill! I used it before I went on a hiking trip to Colorado and I definitely felt I was stronger for this trip than for any previous trip. I have my laptop set up on it so I can hop on at any time. It's easy to use. I can type, use my mouse, and talk on the phone with no problem. Taking notes by hand is not practical, but I don't do much of that. Having the treadmill here makes it easy to get a bit of exercise. Since I have my laptop and phone on the desk, the treadmill walking is not so boring and 45 minutes or more can go by effortlessly. Now, instead of plopping down on my butt during the day, I can take a little walk in air conditioned comfort.

I love it. Right size and right color

Review by Yuping Zheng
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I love it. Right size and right color. Very easy to be put together or move around. Runs supper quietly. The desk is solid and roomy like a regular one. Just what I dreamed about!

Very happy so far!

Review by Mark Davis
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I LOVE my LifeSpan treadmill desk. I work from home and am frequently on the phone. I like that I can walk, even on speaker phone, and the motor is quiet enough to not disrupt the calls (at speeds under 2 mph).

The desk is heavy duty and be sure you have help adjusting the height. I'm 6'2" and it took a few adjustments to get it comfortable for typing, which I can actually do without major issues. Again, that's only at speeds of about 1.5.

A couple design flaws I'd love to see changed: The power switch and the power cord are on the front of the unit. So, if you put the unit up against a wall, you have to crawl down to turn on/off. If, like me, you have it facing out into the room, you have to run a power strip along side the unit.

This is so much better than sitting at my desk for 8 hours a day!

Excellent product -- and fix for the beep as per LifeSpan - not the glue method

Review by Bob Misita
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Have had this unit for 6 months and use it most days during the workweek. Typically between an hour and two hours. I use a desktop connected to 2 monitors and can do most things I normally would if I keep the pace at or below 2.0mph.

The ONLY issue I've had so far is the annoying constant beep every time you press any buttons - given each .1mph increment requires a press of the up button, getting to 2mph after jumping off for a moment several times a day gets tedious. I read other reviews about gluing the speaker to shut off the beep - bit figured there had to be a more correct way.

For your sanity - here's the correct way (and it works) - straight from LifeSpan themselves.

How do I turn off the audible safety alert (beeping) on my treadmill desk?
Our treadmills have an audible safety alert to notify the user when the treadmill is starting, as well as when the speed is being adjusted. You may find this alert distracting in an office setting. To turn this feature on and off, get into engineering mode by simultaneously pressing and holding the Stop button first and then the speed Up button until F001 shows in the display. Press the down arrow on the console until F015 shows in the display. Next, press enter until either “on” or “off” appears in the display. Now press the down arrow to turn the audible alert off or the up arrow to turn it on. To finish, press enter and remove and re-install the safety key.

I enjoy having it, but it does have a few flaws...

Review by Mitbit Solutions LLC
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I enjoy having/using this machine (I've had it for about 1.5 years), but it has one VERY annoying critical flaw.... It has a safety clip that stops the machine if it gets pulled out. That's all fine except that it also DELETES ALL OF YOUR WORKOUT STATISTICS WITH NO WARNING! It's very frustrating as it is very easy to accidentally bump the clip. Aside from that, it has a few other minor annoyances (bluetooth is flakey, and the platform design makes lubricating the belt nearly impossible) which they will hopefully fix for future versions. But, overall, I enjoy using the machine.

If I were to do it over again, I'd probably try getting a regular standing desk (one that is easier to raise/lower) and then get a motor-less treadmill that just has a good flywheel. It would be cheaper, and wouldn't use so much power all day long.

Excellent value

Review by L Flood
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Of all the walking desks that are available I would say this one is the best value for the money. Sturdy and high quality unit.

Requires a major commitment to an altered lifestyle

Review by Doctor.Generosity
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As someone who works from home and can sit in front of a computer up to 10 hours a day, I ordered this the same day I read Susan Orlean's article about it in the New Yorker. What convinced me was the research showing how bad it is for your body to sit for hours - and that the negative effects are NOT canceled just because you also get an hour of intense exercise every day! Yikes.

The Lifespan unit gets five stars for design and materials; excellent quality. But it is important to understand that setting this up in your home office is a major commitment to altering your lifestyle. The unit is expensive, heavy, and will take up your floorspace. Once you install it with your main work computer on the platform, there is really no going back. It's a big transition and not everyone is going to find it to their liking.

After walking for several hours a day, or for very fine work, I do need to take a rest and sit down from time to time, especially in the evening, so I set up my second computer on a separate table to be able to sometimes use a computer the old fashioned way! In other words, I found I needed to partially undue the commitment to using the computer only with the treadmill. Also, standing at the computer without running the treadmill, even for short periods, is very uncomfortable for my lower back. Very small adjustments in the height of the monitor and keyboard make a big difference in comfort as hours go by. I finally found that having my laptop on the treadmill desk worked much better than the desktop computer, because one is then looking down at the display, which is easier on the neck. Most of the photos you will see of treadmill desks use a laptop, not a desktop monitor. Be prepared to play around with these variations.

So do I like it or not? Overall, this has been successful in keeping me from sitting like a blob through the working day and putting my daily physiological pattern in a healthier direction. But after several weeks I am still not completely adjusted to it. My advice: If you depend on using a computer to earn a living in your home office, be aware you are committing to a significantly altered daily experience. If at all possible, I recommend finding a way to try it before buying.

Finally, one minor and one major criticism: The manufacturer recommends lubricating the belt before first use but there is not even a small bottle of silicone oil included. And the warranty is ONLY activated if you register the product within 30 days. If you don't notice this unusual requirement in the fine print - which appears to violate consumer protection laws in some states - you may find yourself with an invalid warranty if the motor fails three years later.

Functional, sturdy and well-designed.

Review by S. Frazier
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I recently purchased one of these treadmills and I was so impressed with the design and build quality of the product that I felt compelled to leave a review. First off, the quality of the materials is very good which results in a rock-solid platform for typing even at reasonable walking speeds. As an engineer, I particularly appreciated the amount of thought that went into the assembly. The product ships in two boxes and requires all of eight (8) bolts to assemble. The only thing I would point out is that the desktop itself is a little heavy so unless you have good upper body strength, it's good to have a second person on-hand.

I would definitely recommend purchasing the silicone lubricant Amazon offers in the "treadmill, lubricant, rubber mat" bundle. You'll need it right off the bat and I think the rubber mat is useful as well.

I've put a few hours on it so far and will update my review as I have more experience, but so far it's been stellar. My concerns about stability and my ability to type and use a mouse accurately while walking turned out to be unfounded. I found my sea legs in ~30 seconds and was able to be productive while walking 1.5-2.0 mph.

Greatest innovation ever for telecommuters

Review by A. Mark
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I used to work in a hospital where I logged a lot of hours running around and on my feet. Recently started working from home. I spend a lot of time sitting at the desk, doing conference calls, drinking coffee and click click clicking away. Because of kids, husband, dog, and life I don't get enough exercise (who does?). When I read about this desk I immediately ran (okay, clicked) to purchase it.

It. Is. Awesome.

It came into the house last week and I use it constantly for calls, answering emails, watching videos, light editing, etc. It is set up near my regular desk so I can hop on and off it during the day - still not comfortable writing or doing line-by-line editing while walking. I love that while walking you are not winded but are constantly moving - you hop on and suddenly you look down at the monitor and realize that you've been walking for an hour. I've been walking between 10000 and 20000 steps a day and feel great. I also feel that the low level activity keeps my body occupied so my brain can work better - I actually listen to the call rather than daydream. I have no complaints at all except that the seller (Zoostores) was a bit slow to deliver. I used a taskrabbit (another terrific innovation!) to set it up because it is heavy for one person. If I could do it again, I would have purchased directly from the manufacturer rather than a reseller but that's the only change.

I feel like I am now in some weird religious cult because all I want to do is talk about it and encourage my work-at-home friends to run out and get one for themselves. Enjoy the walking!!

Treadmill Desk Instructions (for Bluetooth enabled desk)

Review by Lloyds
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(I put this together because I wish I had already had this info clearly spelled out before I began, saving myself much annoyance.)

Assumptions
1. You wish to keep track of your walking on your computer and also to upload it to your account online to track your progress.
2. Your computer is Bluetooth enabled (natively or by plugged-in Bluetooth USB).
3. You have already installed the software for the Treadmill Desk App on your computer.
4. You have already set up the desk by entering your weight in the console.
5. You have already enrolled in the Lifespan Fitness Club online and set up your account for your goals, etc.

Operation
1. Click on Treadmill Desk App icon on desk and log in ("use this to view your treadmill results on your computer").
2. Click on the button on the app window that connects via Bluetooth to your console and press the Bluetooth button on your console. The console button will flash blue until it connects.
3. Press ON/START and adjust speed.
4. Log into your Lifespan Fitness Club membership and leave it alone in the background (this will make sure you don't forget to do this later and then lose your data, as I have done several times).
5. When finished for the day or particular period, press STOP/PAUSE.
6. If you've been walking for some time, REFRESH Lifespan Fitness Club BEFORE attempting to upload to make sure you are still logged in or you won't be able to upload and you will lose all that data(!).
7. Make sure you are still logged into your Desk App (if not, you can log in now and walk a little which will make all your data current, then stop), then press and hold STOP.
8. Click "Account Sync" in the App (it will upload to your logged-into account online).
9. To see results online go to Lifespan Fitness, see "Reports" (bottom left of screen) and click on "Exercise History" and they will pop up. Click on the week, and details of each day will show (it updates the info if you do this more than once in a day). Strangely, it defaults to whatever is "yesterday," at least for me, so go to the current day.

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