The LifeSpan TR1200i folding treadmill is a compact option for people who are looking for a home cardio machine without breaking the bank. This machine retails for about $1,200 but can often be purchased on sale for under $1,000.
The TR1200i has a 2.5 CHP motor, which is powerful enough for walking and jogging but not ideal for consistent running. It’s slightly lower than the industry standard of 3.0 CHP.
This treadmill can reach a top speed of 11 MPH and has 15 incline levels. The treadmill console features a 7-inch full-color display with three different dashboard screen options. There is also Bluetooth connectivity to sync workout results and heart rate monitoring via contact-grip pulse monitors and/or a chest strap heart rate monitor.
Customer reviews of the TR1200i are mostly positive. The majority of customers thought that the treadmill worked well and was easy to use. They also liked that it folded up for post-workout storage. A lot of the reviewers used the treadmill mostly for walking, which makes sense considering the lower motor power and slightly short running deck of 56 inches (as compared to the industry standard of 60 inches).
Multiple buyers shared that the treadmill was great when it worked—but reported having to contact LifeSpan to deal with malfunctions such as issues with the speed sensor and the belt randomly stopping. Most people were able to get issues fixed after contacting LifeSpan.