Lifespan TR1200i Review

LifeCore TR1200i Treadmill


The TR 1200i Treadmill is a very popular model in the LifeSpan “i” Series. For an under $800 treadmill, it offers a lot of capabilities and very good quality. That’s why it has been one of our top picks in its price category for several years now.

Although there are a number of options in this price range, it continues to stand out as a very strong choice.

Read on to learn more about the LifeSpan TR1200i treadmill including specs, special features, conclusions and where to buy.


Click Specifications to see detailed model info

Speed : 0.5 – 11 mph (17.7 km/h) Speed up/down control buttons are located on the handle which makes it convenient.

Incline : 0-15% Same as speed, your incline control buttons are located on the handle.

Motor : 2.5 HP Continuous Duty DC

Belt : 20" x 56" (51 cm x 142 cm)

Maximum User Weight : 300 lbs/ 136 kg

Unit Dimensions Unfolded : 70.25" length/ 33" width/ 55" height (178 cm x 84 cm x 137 cm)

Warranty : Lifetime warranty for frame and motor, 3 years for parts and 1 year for labor

LifeSpan TR1200i Treadmill - Features

Helpful Display Info

The TR1200i helps you keep track of your progress and offers very useful feedback. It has a multi-color LCD display that gives a clear picture of your workouts. You’ll have:

– Personal data saved on your USB stick (which is useful to use if you have a LifeSpan Online Account). It’s free and useful as long as you own a compatible LifeSpan product
– Approximate number of calories burned
– Distance
– Steps
– Heart rate
– Speed
– Incline

Along with this information, the display will give you the exercise program name and profile.

The touch keys will make navigation easy and comfortable. By pressing Start, Enter, Up/ Down and Quick Start, you’ll set specific speed and incline.

Life Fitness 1200i Console

Heart Rate Readings: Through Handles

If you want to know what your heart rate is, all you have to do is grasp the metal sensors on the handle bars while trying to keep your hands still. Do so for a minimum of 15 seconds for accurate results.

Lots of Built In Workouts

The Lifespan TR1200i has quite an interesting workout selection that should satisfy most users.

So, what programs will you be able to access with the TR1200i?

– 2 heart rate programs
– 2 customized user programs
– 17 preset programs

The My Zone Constant program your heart rate (as it’s read when using handles) will remain constant, while the Interval program allows you to set your own maximum and minimum heart rate levels.

You can also customize programs according to your needs, expectations and standards.

This console incorporates a USB port where you can plug in the USB containing your workout information. The idea is that when buying this treadmill, you become a member of the Lifespan Fitness Club. This is an online health management platform that lets you control your workouts, your fitness results and also provides motivation and encouragement, which many runners consider important.

As you exercise, your information is being recorded on the USB which, and this is the greatest part, allows you to enter your age, weight and gender that will provide accuracy of your workout information. You can upload this information on your computer and receive a full report on your status.

This feature is available on other brands too but in another format or on another website. From our point of view it adds to the quality of any equipment that includes it.

Folding Options: Included

TR1200i folds easily and saves you space when stored.

The unit’s dimensions in the folded position are: 39″ length x 33″ wide x 63″ height

Sound System


The LifeSpan TR1200i treadmill allows you to connect your MP3 or CD and play your music during workout.

USB Port

You have a USB option to export data that you can later upload on your computer, where Lifespan Fitness Club will provide individual feedback and reports. With the same tool you also import data from the website back in the console.

LifeSpan TR1200i - Conclusions

The LifeSpan TR1200i Treadmill is a solid treadmill that you can use almost everyday for jogging/walking.

We like the speed and incline buttons on the handles. It makes the treadmill easy to control while you exercise.

The motor is not the most powerful or the most silent, but it allows you to finish a 5k workout at a medium pace without any issues.

The innovation of this console is that it has a built-in USB port which is a great added feature. You have the option to upload your workout information onto your computer and monitor you results.

The speakers are not of the best quality, at least ours weren’t. But that’s not really a deal breaker.

The 21 preset workouts allow you to set different goals which helps to diversify the workouts.

The warranty is also attractive, especially for this price.

What’s the bottom line? For a price of just under $800, you really can’t go wrong with this treadmill.

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