Landice L870 Cardio Trainer Home Review

Editor's Rating: 8.6/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

The Landice L870, a residential treadmill, is oversized and built to meet institutional standards. Its aircraft-quality aluminum frame is sturdier than steel, its deck leads the industry in durability, and its shock absorption system makes treadmill running even lower-impact than running on grass. This treadmill’s roomy running area measures 22” wide by 63” long.

This model, like the smaller L770, is available with four console options. The Cardio Trainer console reviewed here features a two-color display and heart rate control workout programs.

What We Like

  • Cardio Console – The console can save data for two trainees and includes the following workout options: five preset workouts with variable time, speed, and elevation; five user-defined programs; time, distance, and calorie goal programs; three fitness tests (Balke, Firefighter, and Army); two preset heart rate monitoring workouts; and two user-defined heart rate workouts. Wireless and contact heart-rate monitoring systems are included too.
  • High Quality Treadbelt – The Landice L870 Cardio Trainer Treadmill has a spacious 22”x63” running surface to accommodate virtually any trainee. Its belt is made to endure: with four layers and large rollers, it can endure thousands more hours of use than can a single-ply or two-ply belt with small rollers. Furthermore, the L870’s belt is maintenance-free.
  • Incline – The track can incline 15% to help simulate road running and provide more challenging workouts.
  • Powerful Motors – This model houses an American-made 4.0 CHP drive motor. The motor supports a high speed of 12 mph and can operate at top speed (5 HP) for 15 minutes without overheating. The L870 also has a powerful secondary motor for the incline. With 1,000 pounds of thrust, it provides smooth elevation and declination even at top speeds.
  • iPod Pocket – A special iPod-sized non-slip pocket is built into the console for convenience.
  • High Capacity – The Landice L870 Cardio Trainer Treadmill has a 500-pound user capacity. It weighs 355 pounds and measures 35” wide by 83” long.
  • Excellent Warranty – Residential owners of this commercial-quality cardio trainer get a lifetime warranty on the entire machine plus a year of labor. That’s an industry-leading warranty package. Furthermore, the warranty can be transferred to another owner if certain conditions are met.

Our Verdict

The Landice L870 Cardio Trainer is a luxury option for people especially interested in having heart rate control workouts. The Cardio console features a good variety of standard workouts and fitness tests too.

Compared with the outstanding L770 Cardio Trainer, this machine can accommodate a higher user weight and has a larger running area – but these upgrades aren’t necessary for most home users. Most customers judge the L770 to be a more appropriately-sized option and a better value.

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