UPDATE: LifeSpan removed this model from their lineup in 2012. Check out the latest treadmills here.
The LifeSpan Pro3 is a powerful machine that may help you reach your highest fitness goals. And it has been positively evaluated by experts so far.
Light or heavy users, both may take advantage of this unit. Its large running surface provides workout consistency and effectiveness.
Check out more about the Pro3 and go to our Conclusions section for a better view over its advantages and disadvantages.
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Speed : up to 12 MPH There are quick speed control buttons on the console and on the handlebars. This applies also for incline control.
Incline : up to 15 levels
Motor : 3 HP DC Dura Max
Belt : 22 " x 60 "/ 56 x 152 cm
Treadmill Weight : 286 lbs
Treadmill's dimensions : 73" Length x 36" Width x 56” Height
Maximum User Weight : 350 lbs/ 159 kg
Home Use Warranty : lifetime for frame and motor, 5 years for parts and 2 years for labor
Commercial Warranty : lifetime for the frame, 5 years for the motor, 2 years for parts and 1 year for labor (*Up to 3 hours daily usage maximum).
The LifeSpan Pro3 is based on LEDs and LCD display. Each LCD has its own purpose. You have the LCD display for the 30 programs segments or the 3 LED displays to check out the console’s feedback on your performance: heart rate, incline, speed, distance, time, calories and a mile lap count, all at the same time.
And as far as incline and speed go, you can easily change them with the handlebar speed and incline controls.
The display also includes a blue lights system. The flashing blue light indicates the button that must be pressed in order to conclude the set-up.
Heart Rate Readings
Use the handlebars contacts to read your heart rate or use the wireless chest strap which is included in the price.
The Lifespan Pro3 includes a Manual program, 5 Preset Speed Programs (P1- P5), 7 Preset Incline Programs (P6- P12), 2 User-set-up Programs, Target Heart Rate and Body Mass Analysis.
All programs have 3 levels that you can select during the set-up. The Body Composition uses a ratio of height and weight to measure health risk. Follow these instructions to use this feature.
The Target Heart Rate uses the heart rate to control the intensity of the program. It starts with a 2 minute warm-up and gradually increases speed and incline until the heart rate reaches the selected target.
To get to a User-set-up program, press Up and Down to scroll to either User 1 or User 2 and press Enter. Set the time and press Start. Set the speed and incline for each segment.
The Lifespan Pro3 is a powerful and sturdy machine. We recommend it to fitness enthusiasts and avid athletes. It has great features and an impressive warranty, but it also comes with an inconvenient – a $2500 price. The price itself is not the problem, it’s just that there are other LifeSpan models more richly featured for a lower price.
The Pro3 has some specific features that make it stand up. It offers the largest running surface in its class. Therefore, larger users are welcomed to test it. The powerful motor enables a maximum speed of 12 MPH and 15 incline levels.
But the most important detail is the 1000 LB thrust of the Lift Motor. This proves its efficiency even for intensive usage.
We like the suspension system which backs up the deck. But honestly we would rather have a cushion adjustable so we can control the firmness of the belt. This helps with simulating outdoor running easier.
The dimensions of the Pro3 are both advantageous and disadvantageous. First off, its heaviness insures stability. This is a general treadmill statement. And our experience confirmed it. The Pro3 is stable and built to last for some years, if you maintain it right.
But there is also the space inconvenient. A machine this large and heavy can’t include folding options. If you have a rather narrow space to store this treadmill, you may have a bit of a problem.
Another perk of the Pro3 is that you get all feedback information simultaneously, so that you monitor your performance in detail.
You can easily change speed and incline during workouts by using the handlebar contacts, which maintains workouts consistent. And the chest strap that you can use for Target Heart Rate is included in the overall price of the treadmill.
There’s also the body mass analysis feature that you can use to check out your metabolic rate and body fat percentage.
And in addition, the warranty is impressive. 5 years for parts and 2 years for labor guarantee a machine built to last.
There is no argue on the quality of this machine. It has a generous array of workouts, a powerful motor and it provides intense and consistent workouts. But the fact is that other LifeSpan models include a richer pack of features for a lower price.
For example TR4000i is quite similar, even a little better equipped. And of course, cheaper.
Make sure you make an informed purchase decision. All in all, this is a good treadmill, worthy of your time and money. And if you need additional info you can visit the official page.