Like their positioning in the exercise equipment field, LifeSpan focuses on offering middle-of-the-road treadmill desk solutions that are of decent quality at a reasonable price, but their DNA is clearly that of an exercise equipment manufacturer, not an office furniture manufacturer. A consistent DNA marker with treadmill desk manufacturers is if they offer their treadmill bases for sale standalone, without a desk. LifeSpan does, and we strongly encourage you to read our detailed review of the LifeSpan TR800, T1200 and TR5000 treadmill bases in addition to this review to learn all about their core technology. The treadmill base, after all, is where the rubber truly meets the road.
LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Treadmill Desk Review
The worst thing you can say about the TR800 is that it isn't the TR1200. This pocket-sized treadmill's bigger brother has cast a long shadow over an otherwise impressive product. On one hand, the TR800 holds a clear advantage over all other budget treadmills we've seen pass through the labs; on the other, a relatively low price ($200) nets you a considerable upgrade in terms of walking space and durability.
Within its price category the TR800 ($799.99) runs circles around its sub-$1,000 competitors, namely the TreadDesk ($855), the Rebel 1000 ($749), and the Exerpeutic Workfit 2000 ($700) -all three of which received 1-star reviews from our experts. The Rebel and TreadDesk treadmills [...]