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LiveStrong LS8.0T Review


Intro

LiveStrong LS8.0T

LiveStrong is a manufacture that has, in the past, worked with professional cyclists as well as other experts in the field to create an indoor cycle capable or reproducing that outdoor feel.

The LiveStrong LS8.0T is the entry level treadmill in the series, slightly more expensive compared to similar trainers, though still a good value.

Equipped with a solid line of specs across the board (2.5 CHP motor, 20″ x 55″ deck, LED display, MaxComfort Adjustable Cushioning), the LS8.0T has managed to satisfy a lot of customers.

Learn more by reading our full LiveStrong LS8.0T treadmill review below…


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Specifications

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Model LiveStrong LS8.0T
Rating

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71.4%
List Price

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Speed

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

0 - 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).

0 - 12%
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 55"
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.

MaxComfort™ Adjustable Cushioning
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.

8
Max. Weight

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

325 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 Grips
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" x 36" x 60"
Weight: 187 lbs
Rollers: N/A
Display

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

Backlit LCD and 2 LED Feedback Windows
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: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 71.4%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 71.4/100. Entry-level trainer previously endorsed by professional cyclists features free workout programs from personal strength and conditioning coach Peter Park. Monitor workout progress online and connect your MP3 player to listen to music through its speakers.

Pros:
– Adjustable shock cushioning for comfort
– Interactive LiveTrack technology included
– Durable frame (325 lbs. max user weight)
– LCD & LED display plus built-in speakers
– Workout fan keeps you cool during exercise
– Portion of each sale goes to charitable cause

Cons:
– No iPod dock (plug in MP3 player through speakers)
– Customers note it will take some time to assemble
– Some complaints in the past about USB/Livetrack issues

Introduction

As an entry-level treadmill, the LiveStrong LS8.0T has a few stripped down specs, notably no compatibility with iFit Live.

The treadmill does, however, support LiveTrack Interactive technology which is very similar to iFit.

Among the highlights, the LS8.0T offers a 2.5 CHP motor, decent size running surface, LCD and LED display, fully adjustable cushion system (less stress on joints) and LiveTrack monitoring technology.

In addition to making a decision to improve your own personal well-being, LiveStrong is also devoted to helping others, evident by the company’s pledge to donate a minimum of $4 million to the LiveStrong Foundation and the fight against cancer.

A portion of each purchase goes directly to the foundation.

Workout Programs

The LiveStrong LS8.0T offers nine different workout programs. It’s an adequate number for pre-defined programs, easily enhanced by the addition of LiveTrack Interactive.

Exclusive to LiveStrong, LiveTrack works like this: When you work out, simply insert the USB device that comes with your machine into the console. When you’re finished, transfer the USB to your computer.

Within seconds you’ll be able to track your workout history on the Daily Plate feature of LIVESTRONG.com.

You could definitely compare LiveTrack to iFit, although some may prefer the larger variety (LiveTrack only has routines from Peter Park, Armstrong’s trainer).

However, it is hard to go wrong with a strength and conditioning coach that has worked with a multiple-Tour de France winner.

The variety of workout programs on the LiveStrong LS8.0T helps you train for a race, tone muscle, build stamina, target weight loss, or add terrain variety to your run.

Treadmill Features

The LiveStrong LS8.0T is highlighted by a quality adjustable cushioning system called MaxComfort. A lot of treadmills promote the comfort of their belts, but not all of them can adjust to fit individual preference.

The LiveStrong LS8.0T also power users to up to 12 mph speed and 12 percent incline, both rather reasonable on a frame that supports 325 lbs.

Users will stay comfortable with a built-in workout fan as well as stay motivated with exercise data collected on both LCD and LED display.

If you need a quick heart rate reading, the LS 8.0T accommodates with conveniently located contact grips on the actual frame of the treadmill.

Lastly, the treadmill also folds when not in use and weighs 187 lbs. when assembled, a reasonable size if you’ll be moving the trainer around a lot.

Warranty & Guarantee

The LiveStrong LS8.0T treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 Year

Dial 1-877-548-7864 for all general inquires. LiveStrong also offers a fantastic customer service webpage.

Conclusion

The LiveStrong LS8.0T is an entry-level treadmill with some major highlights and only a few small drawbacks.

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