LiveStrong LS16.9T

Overview

Johnson Health Tech is no longer selling exercise equipment under the LIVESTRONG name. For comparable treadmills read our Horizon treadmill reviews.

The Livestrong LS16.9T is the third model we had the chance to test from this brand. The first model was Livestrong LS9.9T. The second was Livestrong LS12.9T.

All models impressed us and LS16.9T proved once again that Livestrong has one of the most attractive offers for home use treadmills.

Check out more about the Livestrong LS16.9T and go to Conclusions for more details about the pros and cons of this model.

Specifications

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Speed : 0-12 MPH You have 1 touch buttons to control Speed.

Incline : 0-15% Same as speed you can control incline through the 1 touch button options.

Motor : 3.25 CHP

Maximum user weight : 400 lbs/ 181 kg

Belt : 20" x 60"/ 51 x 152 cm The belt is backed by a 3 zone cushioning system: maxim cushioning in the front, a moderate cushion in the middle and firm cushioning at the end of the belt.

Unit dimensions : 79" Length x 36" Wide x 58" Height/ 200 cm L x 91 cm W x 147 cm H

Unit weight : 264 lbs/ 120 kg

Warranty : lifetime for motor & frame, 5 years for parts, 2 years for labor

Features

Display Info

The display of Livestrong LS16.9T offers simple but basic feedback. In the console you have access to details such as: Speed, Time, Pulse, Distance, Incline, Total number of burned calories, pace and Workout Livetracks (details about your speed and incline at each step).

Heart Rate Readings

Pulse Grips and Wireless Chest Strap

Workouts

This console contains 12 diverse workouts..

You can use

* Manual workout
* Speed intervals
* Incline intervals
* Weight loss workout
* Pacer workout
* 5K/ 10K
* THR zone
* Intervals HR
* Step HR
* Custom workouts

To select a workout, select User or Guest and press Enter. Select your weight, the desired program, time and a level.

All programs of this console are worthwhile, but some of them are really stimulating. For example, THR workouts maintain your Target Heart Rate while adjusting the incline according to your goal.

Intervals HR integrate recovery intervals between intense exercise intervals, designed to adjust peak and valley incline according to heart rate status. You can set Work Interval Time, Work Interval Target Heart Rate, Rest Interval Time, Rest Interval Target Heart Rate and Total Workout Time.

You can also create your own workouts, by setting time, speed and incline.

The cool thing is that this console offers you a fitness journal you can use to improve your performance.

Folding options

Included

Sound System

iPod compatible

This treadmill has good quality speakers.

Conclusions

The Livestrong LS16.9T is a high-quality multi-featured treadmill that we warmly recommend, same as the previous Livestrong models we tested.

This treadmill has a surprisingly quiet motor that can keep up the running belt for a long time. And talking about belts, its size is long enough to feel comfortable even if you are tall.

We also enjoyed the 3 zone cushioning system. If you buy this model, the first thing you must do is to learn how to control this feature in your advantage. The more intense the workout is or the more you weigh, run on the front of the belt.

A key feature of this console is the Livetrack Fitness Journal that keeps track of all your data. You can check your progress, set and complete weekly goals. It’s an efficient way to improve performance. It’s quite motivational to be able to monitor your stats so that you have an idea of your rhythm and improvement.

There are 12 workouts that you can choose from. We found this workout selection quite interesting. The heart rate workouts are stimulating, they control incline so that they meet your target heart rate. Great for those looking for stimulation. Plus you insert your personal data so results are accurate.

We like the iPod compatibility because we enjoy listening to iTunes while we run.

This treadmill is worthy of your attention. It is a good machine with smooth lines that comes with a generous warranty.

The one thing that you may complain about is the hard storage. This is heavy equipment, and even if it folds, it can’t just be rolled behind the door. It’s better if you leave it where you assemble it. For many users this may be a notable inconvenience. Still, compared to the perks it offers, this is just a slight problem.

For $1700, this machine offers quality and aesthetics. If you need more power for more intense workouts, buy this model.

If you want a treadmill just to jog or walk, look into Livestrong LS9.9T or Livestrong LS12.9T.

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