Livestrong LS8.0T

Overview

**UPDATE** Livestrong is no longer making treadmills or any other exercise equipment outside of Canada. For similar treadmills, check out Johnson Health & Fitness’ other brand, Horizon Fitness.

The LIVESTRONG LS8.0T Treadmill is a package of advantages, power, stability, user-friendly functionality and an impressive low price. It enables the patented Livestrong features, Livestrong Fitness Journal and Livestrong Interactive that make training smooth and intense.

This model was launch to replace the previous Livestrong LS7.0T Treadmill version which starting 2011 will no longer be available on the market in US.

Read about the LS8.0T and check out our Conclusions section for a wrap-up of this model.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 12%

Decline : -

Motor : 2.5 CHP

Belt : 20 x 55 inches/ 51 x 140 cm

Cushioning System : Adjustable

Maximum User Weight : 325 lbs/ 148 kg

Unit Dimensions : 70 inches L x 36 W x 60 H/ 178 cm L x 91 W x 152 H

Unit Weight : 187 lbs/ 85 kg

Warranty : lifetime for motor and frame, 2 years for parts and 1 year for labor.

Features

Display Info

The LS8.0T comes with a user-friendly well- structured display. It incorporates several LED displays, and each shows the following feedback info: time, distance, calories, heart rate, speed and incline.

The buzz with this model is that it also enables a Livetrack LCD Display. This is a useful tool for tracking performance info and chasing high goals with the Lance-endorsed training structure. It will help you improve your training with every workout. There are also Livetrack controls for display settings.

The console includes several buttons that make programming easy and rapid. The Programming button is used to select the program, level and time, and a few other options. The Incline and Speed quick keys are used to alter speed and incline quickly. There is also a USB port that you can use to insert the USB stick in order to use Livestrong.com workouts.

Heart Rate Readings

Monitor your heart rate with the handgrip pulse contacts.

Workouts

The LS8.0T offers 9 workout programs: Manual, Weight Loss 1 and 2, Power Walk 1 and 2, Walk/ Run 1 and 2, Incline and Livetrack Interactive.

To select one of the built-in programs, first use the Programming button to select User 1, User 2 or Guest and press Enter. Use the same button or Arrow keys to setup the program by pressing Up and Down and finally Enter. After completion, press Start.

You can setup the clock and date by going to Setup mode and holding 1 and 2 buttons for 3 seconds. Make the adjustments then press and hold Enter for 3 seconds.

Livetrack Interactive is a feature that will help you reach high goals. It offers intense cardio workout and a bunch of features that fit your exact needs, as they are adjustable to match your own requirements. The USB that comes with the purchase helps users keep in contact with the Livestrong website and their patented applications that help you keep track of your performance.

Basically, what Livestrong Interactive offers is the option to track your workouts on their website, the advantage of having access to Lance-endorsed training techniques and benefit from the available intense cardio.

To reach all of these options, first insert the USB. After the beep, take it out of the console. You can save workout data, transfer data to a PC or MAC, download workout programs from the official website, download programs to the console.

Another feature is the Livetrack Fitness Journal System. It helps users track progress over time, like an electronic log. Each user can check his or her personal best, last 5 workouts and the affiliated workout data and workout totals.

Livestrong Interactive

This treadmill comes with a USB port and the adjacent USB that you can use to access the official website and enjoy Lance-endorsed training, intense cardio and you can track your progress.

Livestrong Fitness Journal

Keep an accurate count of your workout data in order to improve your progress in time.

Livetrack Interactive Technology Speakers

with iPod compatibility
You can use this feature during hard workouts. It can help you keep your motivation up.

Fan

included

Folding Options

included

Conclusions

The Livestrong LS8.0T is a surprisingly powerful yet inexpensive machine. It’s one of the best buys in the $500 – $1,000 price range, succeeding in gathering quality, functionality, variety and a significantly low price of $800. It is great not having to compromise on quality in order to not break the bank for a good treadmill.

Pros

This treadmill is best suited for users determined to workout intensely and consistently. The running surface allows taller users to benefit from this machine, but not necessarily heavier, at least not heavier than 325 lbs. This is the main drawback of this otherwise impressive machine.

The motor is not the most powerful, but powerful enough to endorse the 9 available workouts. Not only this machine is powerful, but also sturdy and stable, which is something you wouldn’t expect from a folding treadmill.

The adjustable cushioning entails injury-free workouts. It’s amazing how our bodies feel no stress whatsoever after ending intense cardio. Being allowed to increase or decrease firmness according to your own body is a massive perk.

The built-in workouts give us prolonged and intense training. With a high maximum incline and the 12 mph maximum speed, what you have on your hands is a one way ticket to high performance.

The fizzle

The fizzle with the LS8.0T are the patented Livestrong Fitness Journal and Livestrong Interactive. Lifestrong Interactive allows you to access Lance training techniques, which is a great asset. Our workouts were enhanced by this training plan. Those looking to go beyond their current cardio raining will benefit a lot from the Livestrong Interactive.

And when you’re done for the day, just store the workout data with the Livestrong Fitness Journal. This feature has helped us track our performance in such fashion that we notably improved it over time.

This model provides the cooling fan, the iPod and iPhone compatible speakers and the easy folding. The warranty backs up this machine, making it one of the best present deals.

Weak points

Still, you can’t insert age and weight for more accurate calorie count nor can you use this machine if you’re over 325 lbs. And the warranty is a little poor.

All in all, the Livestrong LS8.0T is by far a catch for its price and features. For more details you can visit the official page at Livestrong Fitness.

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