Life Fitness T3-5 Treadmill Review

The Life Fitness T3-5 Treadmill is a quality machine. Recent changes in models and reductions in price have bought Life Fitness into new markets, although you still have to be serious about your training and have deep pockets to buy one!

It’s one step up from the T3-5 with extra programmes and the ability to custom your own workouts for two people.

If you’re paying nearly two thousand pounds for a piece of fitness equipment you to want to be sure that you’re getting something special, and you certainly won’t be disappointed. The T3-5 is a beauty!

Not only does it look good, it has a range of programmes and features that thrilled our reviewers. The build quality is top class, the machine feels tough, durable and very stable.

But take note – this is not a foldable treadmill, it’s also heavy so it is not exactly portable. Check you have the space before you buy!

It has an excellent 3.0 HP MagnaDrive motor that’s quiet and smooth at top speed and feels like it could go all day.

Whilst just about every machine on the market these days have heart rate monitors many challenge the accuracy of the readings. Life Fitness has a digital system that can filter out noise that can lead to wrong readings and claim to be the most accurate available. Our separate tests appear to confirm this. The T3-5 comes with 5 heart rate controlled programmes so accuracy is important if it’s going to keep you training at your optimum level for fitness and weightloss.

The polar wireless chest strap keeps you informed of your pulse with having to put your hands on grips as with many other models. The range and variation of built-in programmes are staggering and should be more than enough to keep most runners challenged for years to come.

The deck feels very comfortable with the FlexDeckTM Shock Absorption System that reduces impact by up to 30% on your joints. The warranty include lifetime on the frame, 5 years on electrical and mechanical parts and 1 year on site labour.

Best Price

Currently available for £2095.00 from FitnessSuperstore

Review Summary - In Brief

The Life Fitness T3-5 is a superb machine with a very reasonable price tag. It oozes quality and would tempt anyone to climb on and give one of its many programmes a try out. It has a powerful motor that's smooth and quiet. Basically, you can't go wrong buying a Life Fitness treadmill and this one offers very good value for money. We love it!

Life T3.5 Specifications

  • 3.0 horsepower (HP) continuous duty MagnaDriveTM motor
  • 0 – 18 km/H speed range (0 – 10 mph)
  • 0-12% powered incline
  • Advanced Console Display with custom design programmes and dual user profile – see below
  • 15 programmes including HeartSyncTM
  • Wireless heart rate monitor
  • Large 51 x 140 cm walking/running surface
  • Flex DeckTM cushioned deck to reduce impact on your joints and promote a comfortable running experience
  • Grip and telemetric heart rate monitor
  • Strike ZoneTM deck suspension provides soft landing and firm lift-off
  • Maximum user weight 180kg (396 lbs!)
  • 194 x 82 x 141 cm floor dimension
  • 120 kg machine weight

Life T3.5 - Console / Display Unit

Life Fitness T3.5 Treadmill Console

Life T3.5 - User Reviews

The Pros

  • The features most users liked about this treadmill were:-
  • The smooth, comfortable feel of the running surface.
  • The incredibly informative console and ease of use despite its complexity.
  • The variation in programmes, especially the heart rate controlled workouts.
  • Accurate heart rate monitoring.
  • Its looks and design
  • The motor was up to the challenge of long training sessions and was quiet in operation even at top speeds.

The Cons

  • Very few.
  • It's quite complicated to install - we recommend you get the retailer to install it for you.
  • One reviewer felt another 2mph on the top speed would have been the icing on the cake - but we think she was just trying to let us know she can run faster than the rest of us!
Life T3.5 Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8.5
Appearance - 9
Running Area - 8
Comfort - 8.5
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Controls - 8.5
Warranty - 8
Best Price

Currently available for £2095.00 from FitnessSuperstore

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Whilst every effort is made to give you accurate information we cannot guarantee the technical specification. Models change on a regular basis and may differ slightly from the above review. We recommend you contact the retailer if you have a question regarding technical data. Please read our Legal Disclaimer

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