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LifeSpan Fitness TR3000e Review

Quick Summary

The LifeSpan TR3000e Electric Folding Treadmill is a serious cardio trainer designed for small spaces.

It has a steel frame and 56-inch long track but is easily stored between workouts. Other highlights are a 2.75 HP motor, a power incline and wireless syncing with fitness apps.

The TR3000e is especially affordable at the new sale price of $1,299, which includes delivery. (Full price is $1,799.)

Learn more from the full LifeSpan treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model LifeSpan Fitness TR3000e
Rating

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80.8%
List Price

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$1,299
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 - 12 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.

2.75 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.

350 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).

70.25" x 33" x 55"
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: 80.8%

Our Rating

Rating: 80.8/100. LifeSpan makes well-respected treadmills for homes, clinics and health clubs. The foldable LifeSpan TR3000e with 2.75 continuous horsepower is one of their best treadmills made especially for home use. It’s easily folded with the push of a button; electronics move the deck into a vertical position to save floor space. Even so this machine is sturdy like a traditional treadmill. It weighs 225 pounds and has a 350-pound user weight capacity.

Overall good quality characterizes this cardio trainer. The track is two-ply and has large rollers for quiet and reliable operation. The workout surface measures 56″ x 20″ and the top speed is 12 mph. A power incline can simulate terrain with angle settings up to 15%. Workout programs that control the incline and speed are included, plus user-designed programs can be added through the USB port. (Create them online with a free LifeSpan Club membership.) The USB port is also useful for transferring exercise stats to the LifeSpan Club for graphing and long-term tracking. Wireless syncing is an option too; the LifeSpan TR3000e is available with Bluetooth for automated data sharing with LifeSpan Club, MyFitnessPal and other fitness apps.

Pros:

  • Electronic folding is fast and easy
  • 17 built-in workout programs
  • IntelliKey guides program selection
  • USB port for program uploads, data sharing
  • USB port can charge devices
  • Online fitness tracking with LifeSpan Club
  • Optional Bluetooth receiver
  • Holder for tablet or smartphone
  • Pedometer
  • 56″ x 20″ workout area
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • 15% power incline
  • Quick controls for incline and speed
  • 2.75 HP motor (Lifetime warranty)
  • Two-ply belt
  • Large rollers (2.5″)
  • iPod compatible (Speakers and jack)
  • IntelliGuard track pausing for safety
  • 350-pound user weight capacity
  • Great warranty

Cons:

  • Short handrails
  • Tall runners might need a longer track
  • The TR3000e is LifeSpan’s top folding treadmill with 56″ track. The TR4000i treadmill has a 60″ track.

Introduction

The LifeSpan TR3000e is a best buy among folding treadmills for walkers, joggers and not-so-tall runners. It has a low $1299 sale price, a powerful motor, great cushioning and an impressive warranty. Some specifics are 2.75 continuous horsepower, a 15% power incline and 17 preset programs. For tech integration it is iPod-compatible, has a tablet computer holder, and has a USB port. The USB port can charge devices and can be used for transferring stats and new workout programs. The treadmill is also available with a Bluetooth receiver for wireless syncing. Here are details about the LifeSpan TR3000e’s workout programs, special features, warranty and guarantee.

Workout Programs

Workout programming on LifeSpan treadmills can support all skill levels. The TR3000e training menu has 17 programs that direct the machine’s speed and incline. A choice of challenge levels lets you get customized cardio exercise, weight management workouts and sports training. Selecting a program is simple with help from the IntelliKey system, which illuminates buttons to guide you.

Unlimited training programs are available with a LifeSpan Fitness Club membership. You can design programs online and transfer them to the treadmill via its USB port.

LifeSpan Fitness TR3000e Features

The treadmill monitor has a backlit 6″ LCD. The screen shows Time, Calories, Distance, Steps, Heart Rate, Speed and Incline.

You can save workout data to a flash drive and upload it to a free LifeSpan Club account for graphing and long-term tracking. The LifeSpan account can also manage your exercise and health stats from additional sources.

Want to skip the flash drive? An optional Bluetooth receiver ($29.99) supports apps for Android and iPhone that let you automatically track your treadmill workout data online.

The treadmill’s USB port will still be useful; it can charge devices.

The TR3000e can monitor your heart rate with touch sensors or wirelessly. Wireless chest straps are sold separately.

Keeping workouts interesting and effective is a job for the power incline. Choosing your favorite incline setting up to 15% doesn’t take long thanks to Quickset™ buttons.

For extra motivation you can add digital entertainment. A holder is included for your tablet computer or smartphone, plus there’s an iPod-compatible jack and speaker set.

The console has a three-speed fan to help you stay comfortable and perform at your best.

In case you step away from the treadmill during the workout, IntelliGuard will pause the track.

The LifeSpan TR3000e can be folded and unfolded electronically. When the treadmill is turned off, you can push the eFold™ button to automate the folding. This feature distinguishes this treadmill from the very similar TR3000i, which has the same price but uses lower-tech hydraulics to move its deck. The TR3000e has a footprint of just 70.25” L x 33” W and folds to 50″ L x 33″ W x 56″ H.

Transport wheels are attached.

Warranty & Guarantee

The LifeSpan TR3000e standard warranty package provides the following coverage:

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

LifeSpan treadmill customers get free shipping and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Extended warranties providing in-home labor and other benefits are offered at checkout.

Conclusion

The LifeSpan TR3000e Electric Folding Treadmill is a very good buy at $1,299. It has the same quality and benefits of many comparably priced non-folding treadmills: a powerful motor, a power incline, preset workouts, wireless heart rate monitoring and so forth. Smart electronic folding technology makes this fitness machine easy to manage. It feels solid to use and gives folding treadmills a good name.

The only LifeSpan folding treadmill with more advanced components is the TR4000i, which has a 60″ track and bigger motor.