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LifeSpan Fitness TR2000e Review

Quick Summary

The Lifespan TR2000e Electric Folding Treadmill is strides ahead of typical folding treadmills.

This compact trainer doesn’t expect you to compromise, and it easily earns high customer reviews.

Just like respectable non-folding treadmills it has a high weight capacity, a motor with lifetime warranty, great shock absorption and preset workouts. Enhancements include speakers, syncing with mobile fitness apps, and a power incline. Parts are protected for five years.

See below for our full TR2000e review.

Specifications

FitRated
Model LifeSpan Fitness TR2000e
Rating

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79.7%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,099
Best Price

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$1099
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.5 - 11 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

15 Levels
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.5 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 56"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

2-Ply
3/4" Phenolic (Deck)
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

Pre-Defined: 17
User-Defined: 2
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Contact heart rate sensors
Chest strap receiver (Not included)
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

71" x 33" x 56"
Folded: 50" x 33" x 56"
Rollers: 2.5" Front, 2" Rear
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Blue Backlit LCD
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 79.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 79.7/100. A good value among folding treadmills, the TR2000e Electric Folding Treadmill has a surprisingly low $1099 sale price. This foldable treadmill with track incline and tablet holder is part of an all-around impressive series from Lifespan. The Lifespan treadmill series runs through the 8000 level — the nonfolding TR8000i is for medical use — and the foldable home models are the 1200i, 2000e, 3000e and 4000e. All Lifespan treadmills are made from robotically welded steel and have thick durable tracks.

Compared with the entry level $999 treadmill, the $1099 TR2000e is an upgrade with wireless data sharing and more shock absorption. Also, the Lifespan TR2000e uses electricity instead of hydraulics to fold the frame for storage; just push a button and eFold™ will do the work! Other key points are a 56” track, a workout menu with 21 programs, and a USB port for use with Lifespan Club. The TR2000e normally costs $1499 but is sale priced at $1099 with shipping included.
Will it fit your workout area? When unfolded the TR2000e has a 71” x 33” footprint and is 56” tall. When folded its dimensions are 50” L x 33” W x 56” H.
Pros:

  • Electric folding (Just push a button)
  • Wireless data syncing with mobile apps
  • Holder for tablet or smartphone
  • USB port for adding workout programs
  • 21 built-in workout programs
  • Pedometer
  • 56” x 20” workout area
  • 0.5 to 11 mph speed range
  • 15% power incline
  • Quick controls for incline and speed
  • 2.5 CHP motor (Lifetime warranty)
  • Two-ply belt (Durable and quiet)
  • Large rollers (2.5”)
  • iPod compatible (Speakers and jack)
  • IntelliGuard pauses the track when you step away
  • Holds up to 300 pounds
  • Robust (Weighs 211 pounds)
  • Excellent warranty

Cons:

    • Short arm rails
    • Taller trainees might need more room for sprinting

With lots of pros and few cons, the TR2000e is easy to recommend. Our treadmill review continues with details about the workout programming, special features and warranty.

Introduction

The Lifespan TR2000e is a top value among folding treadmills. It offers a friendly combination of price and buyer protection: This treadmill is sale priced at just $1099 with a five-year parts warranty! Highlights are its power incline, 21 preset programs and wireless/USB data sharing.

Although it can fold, this treadmill isn’t flimsy. The frame is welded steel and has a 300-pound user weight capacity. The 56” track is ideal for walking and jogging, plus it fits the running strides of shorter and average-height adults. Here are details about the preset workout programs, other features and the TR2000e warranty.

Workout Programs

Whatever your skill level, the TR2000e is ready to guide. It arrives with 17 preset workouts for weight management, sports training and general healthy living. Each program lets you choose from three intensity levels. Also included are two heart rate programs and room to save two customized programs. Your treadmill workouts can have up to 15% incline and let you sprint at up to 11 mph.

With a LifeSpan Fitness Club membership you can add new workout programs. These files can be uploaded from a USB port or sent wirelessly to the treadmill console.

LifeSpan Fitness TR2000e Features

As its name suggests the Lifespan TR2000e Electric Folding Treadmill can be folded electronically. (This is in contrast to the cheaper TR1200i, which uses hydraulics for folding.) Just depress a button for three seconds and the deck will fold vertically to save floor space.

A favorite feature is the power incline. This not only adds variety, but also speeds up your calorie burn and helps tone your legs and glutes. The maximum tilt is 15%.

The display for the TR2000e is a 6” LCD with blue backlighting. It shows Time, Calories, Distance, Steps, Heart Rate, Speed and Incline. This is one of few treadmills that has a clock and a pedometer.

For pulse monitoring this treadmill has touch sensors and is compatible with wireless chest straps.

An optional Bluetooth receiver supports Active Trac™ and Train & Trac™ apps to help maximize your treadmill workouts and automatically capture your results. You can also wirelessly synchronize the treadmill’s computer with your LifeSpan Club account or transfer data with a USB stick.

A holder is provided for your tablet computer or smartphone. A 7” tablet fits nicely. A 10” tablet can be supported too, but the treadmill’s data screen will be partly obscured.

The treadmill’s audio center includes speakers and a headphone jack for listening to MP3s.

In case you step off the treadmill during the workout, it will automatically pause. This is a good safety feature for protecting the user as well as pets or small children who might approach the machine.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Lifespan TR2000e standard warranty coverage includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 1 year

Extended warranties providing in-home service and other benefits are available for purchase. Lifespan customers also get free shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

The Lifespan TR2000e Electric Folding Treadmill is a top value at its $1099 sale price, and even at full price it’s a great buy. This machine is easy to fold yet remains sturdy throughout high-speed workouts and incline training. With music speakers, a tablet holder and wireless syncing, this cardio trainer makes it easy to follow your fitness plan.

FitRated recommends the TR2000e for the typical treadmill walker or runner, excluding tall and heavy trainees. See higher model numbers if you need a treadmill with greater weight capacity and/or a longer track.