The Life Fitness T5 Treadmill – High Price Tag But Rock Solid

The Life Fitness T5 treadmill is a solid, well-crafted machine that would be a runaway best seller — if it were priced a little less.  Still, it's a great choice for those looking for a high end machine that will provide years of service.

The Machine

The T5 comes with a choice of two consoles: the base Go console and the up-level Track Connect console.  Both come with plenty of workouts and extensive feedback showing you all of your workout stats.

The features and specs on the Life Fitness T5 treadmill are:

Life Fitness T5 Treadmill
  • 3.0 HP Continuous Duty DC MagnaDrive Motor
  • 0.5-12 mph
  • 0-15% Incline
  • 22" x 60" belt
  • Adjustable FlexDeck
  • Heart Sync HR Controlled Workouts
  • Contact HR hand sensors
  • Polar® Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap
  • 400 lbs. max. user weight
  • Lifetime Warranty on frame and shock absorbers, 10 yrs motor, 7 yrs electrical/parts, 3 years console, and 1 year of in-home service
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Life Fitness T5 Track Console

The Buzz

The Life Fitness T5 treadmill has a 3.0 CHP motor and 2” rollers, and other advanced features such as the FlexDeck adjustable belt from which you can choose 3 different settings to match your preferred terrain.

The T5 is powerful yet quiet, and offers a large running area (2" wider than the T3 model) and a host of excellent programs — one of the true staples of Life Fitness products. The quality of components and the long warranty help justify the high price.

Users and treadmill reviewers have all touted the good aspects of the T5 treadmill, since it is a well-made, solid product. Customers are aware that Life Fitness sells thousands of treadmills to health clubs around the world so they expect this model to be equal if not superior to competitors in this price range.

But keep in mind that the Club model sold by Life Fitness and used in commercial settings starts at around $6,000. The T5 treadmill isn’t in the same league as its pricey sibling, but it is a rock solid machine and more than enough for home gym use.

As we mentioned, you get a choice of two consoles.  The Go has a blue LCD screen and gives you 12 workouts, 2 custom workouts and 2 user profiles.  The Track Connect console connects with your smart phone or tablet and gives you LFConnect and other fitness app compatibility, 16 workouts, 12 custom workouts and 4 user profiles.

The Track Connect console will cost you about $500 extra, but it's well worth it for all the additional features and capabilities you get.

Fitness experts love the T5 and the rest of the Life Fitness lineup for that matter.  You really can't go wrong with one of these machines.

What We Say About The Life Fitness T5

The Life Fitness T5 rates well in every area of consideration...it’s a solid treadmill with top-notch cushioning, large running deck, incline capability and console choices for customization.

Also take a look at the T3, as it has many of the same components as the Life Fitness T5 treadmill and you’ll save over $1,000.

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