Life Fitness T5-0

Editor's Rating: 8.1/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

US-based Life Fitness is a world leader in the home fitness business. The company has more than 30 years of experience and is renowned for producing durable, high-quality home treadmills. The T5-0 is one of the company’s simpler home treadmill models, but it includes a number of commercial-quality features.

What We Like

  • Overall quality: Life Fitness home treadmills include commercial-grade parts such as pre-lubricated tracks, large rollers that extend track life, and advanced motors.
  • Track: The T5-0 has a long and extra-wide 60”x22” track. It also provides excellent shock absorption with its patented FlexDeck system. Compared with other treadmills, Life Fitness treadmills reduce the impact to joints by almost 30%.
  • Consoles: The T5-0’s deluxe console includes 12 workout programs and lets users design and save custom workouts. Two user profiles can be saved, and a Quick Start system remembers users’ previous workouts. The console’s buttons are ergonomically placed, back-lit, and feature easy-to-use TouchSensor technology. The T5-0 also has a built-in reading rack and dual accessory trays.
  • Heart monitor: A wireless heart monitor chest strap can be used in conjunction with the T5-0’s patented HeartSync heart rate controlled workouts.
  • Motor: The Life Fitness T5-0, like all Life Fitness’s treadmills, features a quiet MagnaDrive™ Motor System that detects user weight and adjusts motor output accordingly. With 3.0 CHP, its motor is suitable for runners and multiple daily users.
  • Warranties: The T5-0 is sold with a lifetime warranty on the frame and shock absorbers, a 10-year warranty on the motor, a seven-year warranty on the electrical and mechanical parts, and a year of labor.

What We Don’t Like

  • Price: Life Fitness treadmills are not economy-priced machines. The T3 has an MSRP of $3699.

Our Verdict

The T5-0 is an excellent home treadmill that’s guaranteed to provide years of comfortable and varied training. Overall, the T5-0’s attractive and ergonomic console, cushioned deck, and quiet but powerful motor provide an excellent blend of form and function. This model includes a few upgrades over the Life Fitness T3, such as a wireless heart monitor, a heavier capacity (400 pounds versus 350 pounds), and a wider track. However, these features might not be worth the extra cost to some users

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