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TR1200-DT3 Treadmill Desk

The TR1200-DT3 our mid-use treadmill base and console. The treadmill base fits perfectly under most standing desks making it easy to transition your standing desk into a walking desk. The small, contemporary designed console is the perfect size to discretely sit on your desk so it will not get in the way of your work. Like all other LifeSpan Workplace products, the TR1200-DT3 is Bluetooth-enabled letting you wirelessly sync and track activity data with our computer fitness app and the LifeSpan Fitness Club -- one free membership is included with your purchase.




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Bluetooth Integration with Computer Fitness App

The TR1200-DT3 is Bluetooth-enabled to wirelessly sync your activity data to your Windows or Mac computer with our free downloadable computer app. Track steps taken, walking time, calories burned and distance traveled all on your computer screen as you walk. Once complete, sync your data with your online LifeSpan Fitness Club account to record your walking history.

Treadmill Fits Under Your Existing Standing Desk

The TR1200-DT3 is designed to work with most standing desks. Simply place the console in a convenient location on your desk and plug the opposite end into the front of the treadmill and its ready to go. The TR1200-DT3 gives you the flexibility to choose the desk you want or use a stand up desk you already own and turn your standing desk into a walking desk. When selecting a desk, remember that a treadmill is approximately 4.5” of additional height above the floor so make sure the maximum height will support your needs plus 4.5”.

Small, Contemporary Console

The small, contemporary designed console is 12.9” L x 2” H x 3.25” D, the perfect size to discretely sit on your desk so it will not get in the way of your work. The digital LED display shows steps taken, walking time, calories burned, distance traveled and walking belt speed. The weighted console has a safety key that shuts down the treadmill when removed.

TR1200-DT3 Treadmill Desk Compression Shocks

Deck Suspension Absorbs Foot Impact

LifeSpan treadmills use 6 independent shocks to hold the walking deck above the frame and absorb impact when your foot strikes the belt. If you plan on walking 10,000 or more steps a day, which we recommend, a good deck suspension will allow you to walk longer with less fatigue and without causing joint pain or injury.


A side benefit to isolating the deck with this type of suspension is a much quieter walking experience because the impact of your foot hitting the deck doesn't resonate to the rest of the treadmill.

Intelli-Guard and Intelli-Step Features

The TR1200-DT3 comes standard with two of LifeSpan trademarked technologies: The built-in Intelli-Guard™ automatically stops the belt if you step off during your walk for added safety and is a major development in protecting treadmill users and those around them. With the Intelli-Guard™, you no longer have to worry about leaving your treadmill running if you have to step off to take a call. When your foot no longer continuously strikes the belt surface for 20 seconds, your treadmill will automatically pause.  Intelli-Step™ counts and records the number of steps you take and displays them on the console. More accurate than a pedometer, Intelli-Step automatically detects the impact of your foot striking the treadmill belt.

Belt Size 20” W x 56" L (50.8cm W x 142.2cm L)
Belt Type 2-Ply
Deck Suspension 6 Compression Shocks
Deck 3/4“ (1.9cm) Phenolic Deck
Drive Motor 2.25 HP Continuous Duty Motor
Speed 0.4 - 4.0 MPH (0.64 - 6.4 KPH)
Dimensions 70.5" L x 29" W x 9.5" H (179.1cm W x 19.3cm W x 24cm H)
Console Dimensions 12.5” W x 3” D x 2” H (31.75cm W x 7.6cm D x 5.1cm H)
Product Weight Treadmill: 131 lbs. 59.4 kg) Console: 3 lbs. (1.36 kg)
Step-Up Height 6" (15.24cm)
Max. User Weight 350 lbs. (158.7 kg)

Six hours average daily usage

Frame: Lifetime

Motor: 3 Years

Parts: 2 Years

Labor: 1 Year

USB Charging Ports A USB charging port is accessible from the back of the console to charge your mobile devices.
Display Red LED display is easy to read even when positioned at an angle. Use the model button to select which readout you want to view.
Console Dimensions 12.5” W x 3” D x 2” H (31.75cm W x 7.6cm D x 5.1cm H)
Readouts Distance Traveled, Calories Burned, Time, Step Count and Belt Speed.
Intelli-Guard Recognizes when you stop walking and automatically "Pauses" the treadmill to ensure that no one steps back on without recognizing the belt is moving.
Intelli-Step Intelli-Step™ step counting feature works like a pedometer and counts your steps while you walk.
Bluetooth Includes Bluetooth to support LifeSpan Windows and Mac apps, which can be downloaded from the LifeSpan Fitness Club.
USB Charging Ports A USB charging port is accessible from the back of the console to charge your mobile devices.

Whether you want to lose weight, train for a sporting event, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, the LifeSpan Fitness Club provides the tools, structure and support you need - ONE FREE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED


Wireless Bluetooth Sync with Online Account

An online LifeSpan Fitness Club Membership is included with each treadmill desk. This online health management program lets you join a team and compare exercise results, track steps taken, distance traveled, exercise minutes and calories burned over time. Monitor your health metrics, set goals and select an exercise program designed by one of our fitness professionals.

upload activity via bluetooth to your lifespan fitness club account

From your LifeSpan Fitness Club Account you can download a free Windows or Mac app that works directly with our Bluetooth-enabled consoles. First set up your account with the enrollment number included in your packaging. Second, download app and then pair your console with your Bluetooth-enabled computer. Once paired, your computer will show everything your console shows plus additional readouts.

The activity log, from using your treadmill desk, is automatically saved by the app. Once you’re done with your session, wirelessly sync the app and the exercise results are automatically loaded into your LifeSpan Fitness Club account.   


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Available Warranty Options

  • 3 Year Warranty Plan
  • 5 Year Warranty Plan

Get the most out of your product with our no-hassle extended warranty. At LifeSpan we know our high quality products will last you for years to come, but we also understand product wear and tear and want you to have peace of mind. Choose the plan that works best for you from three or five years of protection. This covers 100% of the parts and labor for services related to: no lemon guarantee, manufacturer defect, mechanical failure, electrical failure, power surge and failure resulting from normal use. View warranty details.

  1. I like the treadmill, dislike the poor software Review by John

    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.

  2. Very quiet, great for an upstairs apartment for use with an adjustable desk. Review by EnchantedGal

    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.

  3. Bought this for health and time savings and we are getting both. Review by Lorna R.

    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!!!

  4. Pretty good, some small annoyances. Review by Perry

    I just got it delivered yesterday,and it worked perfectly right out of the box. It's pretty silly that the power switch is at the hard-to-reach end of the treadmill under the desk, it would be better to power off the unit from the console you can reach on your desk. The online app costs an additional 69.99 a year, and there is no purpose to the Bluetooth feature other than that, but I use a Fitbit and just enter the daily walling stats as "activity" there - so all my logging is in one place. The keypress beeps are indeed as annoying as others have said, but not a reason to change your decision. First day, walked over 4 hours and 4.28 miles and 15k+ steps and it was no problem at all to get used to walking slowly and working on the keyboard.

  5. WOW Review by Doug Addison "Author and speaker"

    I have had a standup desk in my office for years and I have been wanting to add a walking treadmill to it to stay moving during the day. Very easy setup. The motor is quiet but it does have a small noise when the walking belt goes around. It does not bother me. I love the Bluetooth capability and connecting to their website to track your progress each day. Looks really great! Highly recommend.

  6. FIXED - The annoying .5mph starting speed Review by John West

    So I just chatted with Brant at Lifespan Fitness, asking him when the 2014 model was going to be out. The good news is that it is available now. You can read the full chat synopsis below, but the 2014 model allows the .5 safety feature to be turned off! The unfortunate part is that there's no way to know for sure which one Amazon will send out, so I ordered direct. Brant threw in a starter kit as well, which is a mat and lubricant. I'm looking forward to getting mine next week!


    We have the 2014 models at our warehouse now.
    There have been a few minor changes. The changes in the safety features are as follows: businesses can now max the unit to 2mph rather than 4 mph. Also, the user can shut off the safety feature that forces the treadmill to start at 0.5mph each time and allows the user to retain the previous speed.
    As far as the desktop models, they now have an attachment for a side desk.
    The software for the Bluetooth is always been improved. The PC widget is fine but their was a new app released to fix all of the bugs for Mac users. Plus, we are developing apps for iPhone and iPad which will be available in the next few months.

  7. Awesome treadmill Review by MarkM

    I went the cheap route first and got the $199 Treadmill which blew out in a week, so I stepped up and paid the $999 and so far Im glad I did. The treadmill is great, you can tell its solid and gym quality, meant to be used for up to 6 hours per day. I've been putting on about 7 miles a day regularly at 2.3mph and the treadmill doesnt flinch. You get what you pay for and this is good quality.

  8. Functional, quiet, requires more interaction than i would prefer Review by Richard B.

    All the 5 star reviews were helpful. I will focus here on things i would like to see improved.

    The Bluetooth is nice but requires more interaction than i would like.

    Bluetooth is occasionally flaky. Once i tell the treadmill and software I want it to be used, I would like to to perpetually reestablish connections when lost with me knowing. be silent and don't wait for me to confirm it is OK to reconnect. We are not running on battery power and the data begin transferred is not highly sensitive. Bypass the normal standards here and give me a maintenance free way to keep this thing operating. (even a checkbox that says "do not show me this retry dialog in the future: would be better.)

    I would prefer to pair once and have the treadmill sync usage data automatically with my computer daily or hourly with the cloud.

    I have this treadmill as a habit not as a workout device. I have no use for a distinction between "pause" and "stop" (Press an hold). But the software requires me to "stop" to sync data. Once i stop (rather than pause) the bluetooth disconnects. I suppose this makes sense in a gym, but at home and on a desk it is just a hassle.

    This device is sitting on my desk in view of my peripheral vision when I am trying to focus on work. Please consider this in the design and provide mores that will not be constantly flashing LEDs and numbers in front of me. It is distracting.

    Offices are often shared environments and beeping alarms noises can be distracting. Please give me a way to disable the beeps.

    A suggestion i have for a design principle for this is "Set it and forget it" I am at work to focus on work. This device should help me live healthier without distracting me and forcing me to take more actions daily than is absolutely necessary.

  9. Pretty good for your treadmill desk -- helped me lose 8 pounds so far Review by Bryant V.

    I made a treadmill desk with this as my treadmill. I go about 3.5 MPH while gaming, and I typically game for 3-4 hours at a stretch. It's been great, aside from having to reset it every now and then because it gets "stuck" if you leave it idle for a number of hours. Resetting it is a fairly easy process (pulling the safety string), but it's annoying that I have to do it at all. The max speed is 4MPH, so this is really a desk only type of treadmill. My wife wanted to jog on it and found that it didn't go as fast as she would like. Nevertheless, if your goal is to lose weight while doing activities that typically make you gain weight, then this thing is all you need, and it's priced affordably. I have had this treadmill since October 2013. I bought the Lifespan lubrication that goes with it, and I recommend that you do that with a purchase:

    -Well priced
    -Nice profile, and desk controller has a nice long cord and is easy to understand
    -Has all the metrics you would want via the display (CAL, Speed, distance, steps, etc)
    -Decently silent at the right speeds

    -Sometimes requires a reset when left inactive for a day
    -Can be noisy at certain speeds (hasn't gone away with lubrication, 2.2MPH and 3.6MPH for me specifically)
    -Bluetooth doesn't seem to work well -- haven't been able to connect
    -Top speed is 4MPH, so don't get it if you want something for running as well as speed walking

  10. Upgraded after 5yrs at a standing desk... Review by Will McDoe

    I've been using standing desks for about 5 years and I finally decided to bite the bullet and get a new desk and treadmill. I picked up a an Edison table from VersaTables and a LifeSpan TR1200-DT3. The desk is fantastic with the treadmill after you remove the cable tray down at the foot of the desk. I was planning on purchasing a GeekDesk but the monitor stands, cable management, and under-the-desk CPU holder were decisive features for me and helped me conceal loose cables.

    Here are a list of things learned or questions that I've now answered:

    *) The reason I decided to get a treadmill was because my legs and back would ache after a full day of standing. I'm a fit individual, but the stiffness... ugh. I prefer the ache from a good run or some exertion, not standing. Anyway, I finally bit the bullet after pining over a standing desk/treadmill for a few years. When I finally ordered the treadmill I assumed I'd walk at 1.0mph or something reasonably slow so that I could program and/or type with a low error rate. Well, after about four days I settled on 2.0mph because at 1.0mph I find my head moves forward and backward in a rocking motion in order to keep my gaze steady on the monitors. At 2.0mph it's much more natural and I don't have this feeling like I just climbed out of a small boat in choppy water. With time I think I might creep a bit above 2.0mph for the bulk of the day. This surprised me in a very pleasant way.

    *) I'm a work-from-home dad who does programming and administration with a toddler running around. I called LifeSpan to ask if there was a way to disable resuming at 0.4mph and it turns out there is. This is huge because last time I almost pulled the trigger on a treadmill was a year ago and back then it wouldn't have been possible. Here's what I learned: Enter "Engineering Mode" by pushing "Stop + Up Arrow" for three seconds and cycle through to option F019 and change the setting from "0" to "1" and you should be good to go. Note, if you're an old user of the model this option doesn't exist. In talking with the sales rep at LifeSpan they added this feature around mid-2013. With the toddler near, it was going to be a deal-breaker if I had to constantly mash the Up Arrow every time I had to step off and tend to ___fill in the blank crisis___.

    *) This is important (and obvious) to parents: the treadmill belt is not much different than a belt sander. Put a locked gate up around your treadmill and keep the fingers out. There is a gap to the left of the belt that is about 1 pinky wide for infants (at least on my unit) and I did have a close encounter the day after I set mine up: nice little abrasion and scab. I don't fault the treadmill for this, it was clearly a dumbshit parent moment when I stepped on and didn't fully lock the gate behind me (and oddly enough, he hasn't shown much interest in the treadmill since). Anyway, a bit of caution - I'm pretty diligent as a parent and this spooked me how quick that happened. If applicable, consider yourself warned.

    *) Barefoot. Definitely walk barefoot and not in shoes... or socks if it's cold and you know you're going to be standing for an extended period of time on the belt. I switch to socks because my feet will start to perspire on the belt (it doesn't breath terribly well). Under no circumstances do I recommend using shoes, however. If it's a work environment, use Luna Sandals or something, but if you're going to the trouble of walking while working, you probably care about your arches and the worst thing you could do for yourself is put arch supports under your feet while walking. Read "Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen" if you want an introduction. I have a 0.5" difference in my leg lengths due to an ancient skiing injury and haven't had any issues running barefoot (last 8 years) or walking barefoot. Anyway, barefoot.

    *) I didn't see this one coming, but it completely makes sense: my abs were tight and sore for the first few weeks. It makes sense, but I didn't expect that transitioning from a standing desk to a treadmill would result in much, if any, physical discomfort or new aches, etc. Well, my abs. They ached for a while, and in a good way. The reason is pretty simple: my head needs to be stable in order to see what's on the screen, it's your core that stabilizes your upper torso. Anyway, this was something I didn't expect but I appreciated at the time.

    *) And lastly, this is for the guys: don't do boxers. I'm not kidding. Briefs? Yes. Boxer briefs? Yes. Boxers? Only if you're a masochist. After a few days I finally changed things around and am happy I did so. I walk to the store frequently or frequently go on day hikes using boxers, but ended up falling back to any form of brief. It's not the same as running in boxers, the slower motion of walking... catches differently. This isn't a hard lesson to learn or figure out on your own, but it wasn't something I saw anyone comment on when I was getting ready to purchase so I figure why not be fully transparent.

    *) And lastly,the unit arrived with a bum console that required me to flick the power on and off repeatedly to get the unit to initialize correctly. I called LifeSpan and they did send me a replacement that arrived within two days and I've had no troubles since.

    ... I think that just about does it. I'm averaging around 15mi per day right now and am very pleased. In hindsight I'm ticked I didn't do this earlier, but the F019 option wasn't available earlier, so earlier would've been maddening. First world problems of the world unite? Good luck in your stationary travels.

  11. INCREDIBLY Quiet, great treadmill Review by Erik

    Before reviewing the unit itself, a little information for those of you shopping around for a treadmill desk. I don't have a lot of experience with walking treadmills, but I did do a lot of research before getting one for my standing desk. I am normally a very DIY type individual, which combined with my thriftiness (some might say cheapskate-ness) means I would have built my own desk with a treadmill from Craigslist. This purpose-built treadmill is far superior, and I am EXTREMELY glad I bit the bullet and got it instead.

    Running treadmills, unless they are 3hp+ commerical grade units, are generally not designed to be run all day like a walking treadmill. So if you are going to DIY you need a powerful treadmill. I was still going to look for a high powered treadmill on Craigslist, however, there's another problem: the low speeds of walking are usually at the low end of a treadmill's designed speeds, and running at said speeds is apparently very hard on the motor. A purpose built treadmill with high horsepower yet a low top speed will last longer and work better. I was still on the fence, but I'm glad I got this unit (on to the review).

    There's something to be said for the "it just works" features of this unit. It slides under whatever raised desk you have, adding about 5 inches of height, and allows you the freedom to set up your workstation as you like. Some have complained about its size, but personally I'd rather have something too big than too small. It could probably shave 4 inches off length wise and 1 or 2 width wise and still be functional, but I think that would feel slightly cramped (I'm 5' 10"). Additionally, the fact that it's new and has a warranty means it's a lot less likely to break down, which would be quite the hassle since I don't have a home office. I also went with LifeSpan over other companies not just for price (better than Steelcase, the same as treaddesk, for instance) but because they also have experience with treadmills, rather than being a start-up or experienced in charging too much for office furniture.

    But the number one best feature, the reason I got it and the reason I'm so happy with it, is how quiet this treadmill is. My office has a lot of white noise, but my cubicle neighbors have to strain to hear my treadmill. My footfalls are MUCH louder than the unit itself, and even those are hard to hear. I cannot understate how pleasantly surprised I was, and I had even read that this unit was quiet. (Side note, to keep it that way - make sure to use silicon spray. Don't buy LifeSpan Fitness brand, it's all the same, and you don't need to use it as often as they say, but do it fairly often to keep your belt healthy).

    So what are the cons with this unit? No height adjustment is one thing that would be nice. I recall reading once upon a time that a very slight incline was better for you than a flat treadmill, but I'm not complaining. The closed off nature of the Bluetooth functionality is a major bummer, because it would be GREAT if they put an API out and allowed people to write mobile apps to tie it in with your workout logging site of choice. (Note to LifeSpan Fitness - no one is going to use your ridiculous $70 logging website when there are tons of better free options available - strava.com, beginnertriathlete.com, mapmyrun.com, etc).

    The biggest cons, and I mean enough to knock a star off, have been fixed though! Unfortunately, the unit beeps EVERY time you hit a button. it also has the annoying default setting of resetting your speed every time you pause the unit, which can happen fairly frequently in an office setting. Luckily, in the new firmware, Lifespan allows you to edit these settings, and I HIGHLY recommend you do so. The full instructions are located here: [...] but I've copied the pertinent points below.

    Treadmill Desk Personal Settings

    To enter Personal Settings mode, press and hold the Stop/Pause button simultaneously with the Up button. After 3 seconds, F001 should show in the display.

    2. To turn the Intelli-Guard feature on or off, press the Down button until F012 shows up in the display. Press enter so on/off appears in the display. Press the Down button to turn Intelli-Guard off, or press the Up button to turn Intelli-Guard on. Press enter and remove and re-install the safety key.
    3. To turn the Audible Alert on or off, press the Down button until F015 shows in the display. Press enter so on/off appears in the display. Press the Down button to turn the audible alert off or press the Up button to turn the audible alert on. Press enter and remove and re-install the safety key.
    WARNING – The audible alert is turned on from the manufacturer to warn the user that the treadmill desk is starting or the speed is changing. Turning this alert off is done at the sole discretion of the user.
    4. To change the allowable maximum speed from 4 mph (6.4 kph) to 2 mph (3.2 kph), press the Down button until F018 appears in the display. Press enter and 4.00 will show by default. Press the Down button and 2.00 will be displayed. Press enter and remove and re-install the safety key.
    5. To start the treadmill at the speed it was going prior to pressing the pause button, press the Down button until F019 appears in the display. Press enter and by default the display shows "0". Press the Up button to display a "1" and press enter. Remove and re-install the safety key.

    So all in all, I am EXTREMELY satisfied with my treadmill. There are ways that it could be better (mainly the Bluetooth thing, in my opinion), but it's certainly not enough to knock a star off. If you're looking to switch to a walking desk, I'd humbly suggest that you've found your answer.

  12. Just glad it works! Review by Marked Twain

    I need to live and work inside for the most part, therefore I'm happy with this. It does the job, though I wouldn't recommend going over 3 mph on it; it's a bit shaky after that, for even a 100 lb person. I couldn't really do design on it at any speed, but writing or surfing the web at 1.2 mph is actually possible. I put a Herman Miller desk over it that has a 20 degree slant, and the ergonomics work out nicely. Moving between this and an exercise ball for periods each day provides welcome change from my chair. Anyone chained to a computer for long periods might want to consider making the investment. If it survives 2 years, I consider that money well spent (on health, not hardware).

    Oh, the Envelop desk? Do not buy. It's a wobbly piece of crap unsuitable for real work, and Herman Miller should be ashamed.

  13. Relatively quiet and it works well. Review by Mainsil

    As the title says, the treadmill is relatively quiet and works well. Subtracting one star due to minor irritations:

    1. I have to reset the treadmill just about every day by turning the power off and on in order to get it to work.
    2. The windows app is lame; minimal functionality, can't even relocate the window of the application to a different area of the screen.
    3. To get the application and the treadmill to talk requires connecting via Bluetooth, which gets tiresome on a daily basis.

    Other than that, superb product so far. Of course, at this point I don't know about durability.

  14. Fantastic with one big downside. The step counter is not always accurate if you are running lightly. Review by David

    This is a fantastic piece of equipment. I am a programmer usually on the computer 8+ hours a day. I built a desk from a steel shelf unit. Since I received it the treadmill 2.5 weeks ago, i have been putting on about 6 miles a day and 20,000+ steps. Varying the speed depending on your activity is critical. Likewise, read the manual on disabling the speed resetter, and beeps etc. Those will drive you crazy.

    The BIG downside, at least for me, is that the step counter is not very accurate. I called LifeSpan customer support and they confirmed this is an issue for a lot of people. When I am running at the max speed of 4mph, I run on my toes (barefoot running style) *without* a heel strike. (See book "Born to Run") Because I am running so lightly, the torque sensor in the motor (which senses a step) does not sense my steps accurately. At best it catches every 5th step. This does not seem to be an issue at slower speeds when my heel is striking more heavily (and I'm not on my toes).

    But at the end of the day, I don't really mind. (Except that an expensive piece of hardware like this should be better designed)

    I am walking all day while I work, staying fit and healthy. I wish I had bought this thing 10 years ago!

  15. Better than I expected... Review by bjm

    I was worried about the noise and positioning on an existing desk. It's relatively quiet, I'm in an open area and so far seems to be ok. Speed adjustments are fine, can configure the display (and silence it). There are some options I haven't used yet (USB charging and bluetooth)

    Like others have mentioned each time you restart it, it starts on the lowest speed. It would be nice to have it resume the previous speed and ramp up slowly.

  16. Love it! Review by Leslie

    I bought this treadmill because after years of sitting while I work, I started to develop a lot of aches and pains in my legs, back and butt. On the weekend, or on vacation, these went away, so I knew the sitting was the culprit. I tried standing for a while, but I tend to lock my knees so it put too much strain on them. The second I started walking on the treadmill, all my pain went away. The cost is high, but I consider it an investment in my health and future.

    The pros: My body feels great, and everything is easy to do while you are walking. I thought there would be some sort of adjustment period while I learned to type and walk, but it was instantaneous. I basically just forget I am walking. No one I speak to on the phone can tell I am walking. If my feet didn't get tired, I could easily walk 9-10 miles per day, but I have settled into a pattern where I walk about 5 (about half my day) and then sit the rest of the day. It's a good balance.

    Cons: As other reviews have noted, the console is lame, but I didn't buy it for the console, so my expectations were low and it's not that important to me. I had to build myself a higher desk, and make sure I also had a sitting desk for those times when my feet need a rest, which was a big commitment of time and money, but again, worth it to me. The biggest con for me is that I live in an apartment and even though the treadmill is very quiet in my room and people on the phone can't hear it, my downstairs neighbor can definitely hear me walking. Luckily I have a section of my apartment that is over the vestibule and so I can put the treadmill there and it doesn't bother her, but it could have been a significant problem. I called the company and they had no solution for this.

    Overall, I love this thing!

  17. Would Buy Again Review by A. Millard

    I've been using this constantly since I bought it. Allows me to walk several miles every day while I'm working at my desk. The only irritant: you can't jump to a particular speed. After you press Start, if you want to walk 2.0 miles per hour, you have to press the "Up" speed arrow 16 more times to get up to the desired speed. You get used to it, though.

  18. Really great product Review by klm

    I have owned this product for a few days and I love it. The treadmill seems to be of good quality construction, of course time will tell if the treadmill continues to work well in the coming months/years.

    I spend 10 to 12 hours per day at my desk, mostly writing software. But I also do tech support and manage a network remotely. I find that the treadmill is a little too distracting at this point to write software while walking. But I love the treadmill for doing tech support and other administrative tasks. I have a sit-stand desk, and I roll the treadmill into place under my desk whenever I want to walk while working. Then I roll the treadmill away from my desk when I want to lower the desk to work seated in a chair. The treadmill weights about 115 lbs, so moving it back and forth might be challenging for someone who is slightly built. This treadmill weighs much less than other treadmills though.

    Some of the other reviews mention frustration with the control panel. I do not feel frustrated with the control panel - I think it works well. The control panel does not remember the last speed entered, so that would be a nice feature for the next revision. Perhaps a slow acceleration to the last speed, I know the manufacturers are concerned about lawsuits from starting at high speeds (spoke with them on the phone).

    Overall this seems to be a great product.

  19. It's good NOT to be idle at a desk job Review by James M.

    Loving the treadmill. I had a standing desk already and I love walking a few hours at work each day. Would highly recommend.

    If the manufacture were to want to improve on this model, you have to single tap on the speed up button for each .1 MPH you want. It would be nice if you could hold it down. Also, I've had to tape the cord to the back and side for when I slide it in and out.

  20. Walking while workin Review by Claire B.

    I've had this treadmill for over 2 mos now. At the time I purchased it Lifespan didn't have an electric desk, so I purchased a ConSet electric desk to use with this. The Conset desk is super solid and I'd buy it again separately even though Lifespan sells their own now -- I would not like having the console where my body rests against the desk cut-out.

    Onto the treadmill: little to no shock absorption. Yes, its very important to me even though I'm not running on it. It also came with two diagonal 3/4" lines that reach across the entire belt. I haven't had time to call Lifespan about it but it works fine thus far.

    My biggest gripe about this unit is its console. It sucks. I rate the console 1 Star merely because it turns on. It only has a 4 digit readout (I had over 10k steps by the second use). You also have to start from a speed of zero *every single time* you un-pause it. I have to jump on and off of this thing all day long, and this is driving me berserk. It also will not up or down-increment unless you push the button each tenth of a mile. So you have to push the button 20 times to get to a speed of 2.0 MPH, which is the minimum that I walk at while working. It also does not sync -- ever -- to the online Lifespan Fitness Club so that you can track your data and progress. They also have no smartphone apps so that you could sync it that way.

    The treadmill is quiet and thus far none of my clients has noticed that I'm on a treadmill (although the console does have loud, annoying beeps when buttons are pushed). There seems to be only one other major competitor in this market right now, and I did seriously consider them as their treadmill is a lot shorter than this one. This one could easily be 1.5' shorter than it is. But they seem to have quality-control issues, severe delays on delivering their machines, and various reviews I'd read stated that their machines were quite loud. So I am overall pleased with this unit, the treadmill is good quality, I just sincerely hope that they come out with a console that functions as though it were not created the same time as my old Atari.

    I do love walking while working and will never stop. After 25 years of sitting most of the day doing computer work (and becoming very damaged from such) I was forced to either stand up to work or quit working. I discovered treadmill desks from searching for stand-up desks. I currently walk 50% of the time and stand 50% . I purchased a Wellness Mat to put on top of my treadmill while just standing on it, again because the deck on this thing is rock hard. I also purchased a Varier Move Stool, figuring I might use that on it as well, but haven't yet. I do have a little desk in my kitchen and I'm using my Move Stool there and had I been sitting on one of those things the past 25 years I very likely wouldn't have problems I'm having now. I also purchased the Contour Free2 rollermouse and that has been instrumental in walking while working.

  21. Great Investment! Review by Jennifer

    If you've been thinking about getting a walking desk, do it!! I bought this TR1200-DT3 treadmill base and got a standing desk from another company and am loving the combo. (The standard LifeSpan desk that can be bought with the treadmill wouldn't work for me without lots of addition$ to raise up computer monitors to eye level, etc.) The treadmill is solidly built, super quiet (my footsteps make more noise), and as sturdy as anything I've used at the gym.

    Working and walking felt a tiny bit awkward for the first 30 minutes or so and after that I kept forgetting I was on a treadmill. I'm typing this at a leisurely 1.1 MPH pace and can pretty much do everything walking that I can when sitting at a desk.

    I'm a grad student and work part time from home for a software company and was sitting way too much. I don't have as much time to go to the gym these days, so this is a great low-impact way to stay active, sneak in exercise, and help beat the mid-day energy slump. I'm really happy with the treadmill and am looking forward to using it for years to come.

  22. Wonderful, Lifechanging Product Review by Steve

    I've been using the TR1200-DT3 for about 1.5 months, and I absolutely love it. It's built very, very strong and is extremely quiet. I bought this version of the treadmill because I have a built in desk that doesn't move and because I have four monitors--so I can't simply plop a laptop or single monitor up on a desk such as the one that comes with the TR1200-DT5. Also, I want the option to sit when I want to, because I don't think I'll ever be walking 8-10 hours per day (and, in fact, these treadmills only support 6 hours a day).

    The treadmill really is quiet. I often participate in conference calls and I use a Polycom speakerphone right from my 11' x 13' home office. No one on the call can hear that I'm walking. The motor itself is virtually silent and the only sound you hear is the belt slipping along the treadmill track (very quiet) and your feet hitting the treadmill. Because you'll be walking slowly, your feet don't make much noise at all (or at least mine don't). I walk barefoot on mine.

    Also, it's easy to move. There are wheels on the front end, and all I do when I want to switch between sitting/walking is lift up the back end a bit and roll the treadmill away from my sitting area. I don't even unplug it, so it's easy to do.

    I'm currently walking at 1.3 MPH. This may not seem like much, but for me it's a sweet spot because I have to do a lot of thinking for my job and a lot of typing, and this is a comfortable speed. The thing about a treadmill desk is that it's not really about speed--I get speed workouts in when I run and therefore tax my cardiovascular system heavily at that time--it's really about moving your body throughout the day. Walking at a slow pace accomplishes exactly what a treadmill desk is for--getting your body moving. There are a lot of muscles involved in walking at a slow pace. These muscles are all over, too: your feet, calves, thighs, hamstrings, groin, hips, glutes (your butt), obliques...honestly, all the way up to your head. Pain that I used to experience while standing up, say, in a long checkout line has vanished. I've got a pretty strong back but for some reason standing up in a still position would really bother me after even five minutes (and I'd be forced to stretch), and now that pain is gone.

    Another thing that I notice in my situation is because I work in the downstairs portion of my home, which tends to be cooler than upstairs. During the colder parts of the year (I'm in the Boston area) I would have to wear a heavy shirt and heavy socks to stay warm, and even then I'd be a little on the chilly side. While walking on the treadmill I wear nothing but a t-shirt and a pair of shorts, with bare feet, and I'm plenty warm.

    The biggest hurdle for me was that I have four monitors and a built in desk, and though I was hopeful it wouldn't be difficult, while walking my monitors were a little bit too low for me. This became annoying after walking for a while. I had to stare strongly downward at my main monitor and even my upper monitors were below my line of straight-vision. What I ended up doing was building a monitor stand that can raise/lower at the press of a button. I wrote a detailed blog post about it here, for those that are interested: http://steveseymourblog.blogspot.com/2012/11/BuildingTheUltimateTreadmillDeskPartOne.html#!/2012/11/BuildingTheUltimateTreadmillDeskPartOne.html. It's a seven part blog post, so hang in there if you think my situation applies to you. I hope my posts inspire someone to go for it, because now I truly love my treadmill desk configuration. Honestly, it's not that hard to do even if you don't have a ton of carpentry skills. I purposefully kept the building of mine simple with the hopes of leading someone else to a great treadmill desk configuration.

    Don't hesitate: start walking while you work!!!

  23. Great product Review by Lynn

    I've had my TR1200-DT3 for about 6 months. I should have bought one of these a LONG time ago! It's easy to set up and use. The treadmill is super quiet and I generally go 1 mph while I work. A very easy pace. I walk for half my work day and stand through the other 4 hours. My health has improved greatly and this machine has worked flawlessly. I have no idea how long it will last, but when it eventually wears out (whenever that might be), I plan to buy another. I highly recommend this product.

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