Lifespan TR4000i vs Precor 9.23 vs Sole F85 Review

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Compare what it is

Lifespan TR4000i
It is a solid, durable and stable treadmill with ample running space and shock absorbers to protect your knees, back and joints. It copies your exercise data to a USB device to ensure that you can track your workout.

 

Precor 9.23
It is a cub quality, low impact treadmill with short handlebars that promises to be the perfect solution for those who want to work out at home. It makes the most out of the patented Ground Effects Impact Control Technology to cushion the impact at the front and has a firm surface for the push off at the rear.

 

Sole F85
Sole F85 claims to be a club quality treadmill that can be used at home to get the fitness results you want. It has a proprietary Cushion Flex Whisper Deck that promises to reduce impact on joints by 40% when compared to running on asphalt.

 

Verdict
All the three treadmills are high on quality but Precor 9.23 clinches it, only by just.


Compare Features

Lifespan TR4000i
• The running space of 20” x 60” works out well for extra-long strides. The orthopaedic belt is 2.8 mm thick, coarse in texture and there are 8 compression shocks, which offer support and cushioning.
• The intelli-key console lighting feature means buttons are illuminated sequentially to take you through different workouts and console operations.
• Intelli-step feature counts every step as it falls on the belt and displays it on the console. The data is further synced to the online club account with a USB drive. The soft touch, large sized console buttons make setup a breeze and you won’t be struggling while changing the programs.

 

Precor 9.23

• Precor 9.23 asserts that it has just the right combination of features to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether it’s the shock absorption technology or the smaller size, it ensures results you want without joint stress and risk of injuries.
• Stride Support technology is another important feature as it can sense the change of velocity in your stride and adjusts the belts 57 times a second at 12 mph.
• Fully welded, powder coated steel frame is sturdy and durable while the running surface is slip free. The SmartRate, which is the touch heart rate monitoring system, keeps you on top of things.

 

Sole F85

• To begin with, Sole F85 has a 22 inch wide running surface, which makes it comfortable for everyone. Moreover it can handle up to a weight of 400 lbs, which means its usability is highly universal.
• Two-ply belt, pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring are some of the important features of this treadmill and they make a lot of sense for your safety and convenience.
• It is customized with programs that can be used by users based on their own specific requirements and fitness goals. It’s easy to switch from one program to another thanks to the simple controls it has.

 

Verdict

They all have their varied set of features but Lifespan TR4000i wins this one.


Compare Built-in programs

Lifespan TR4000i

It has 2 heart rate programs, 2 customized user programs and 17 preset programs that include 5 weight management, 5 healthy living and 7 sports training ones.

 

Precor 9.23

It has 6 preset programs including Fun Run, Hill Climb, Interval, Manual, Walk and Weight Loss.

 

Sole F85

Sole F85 has six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart programs that can be used to take you closer towards your fitness goals.

 

Verdict

Lifespan TR4000i has more programs and options for users.


Compare Built-in workouts

Lifespan TR4000i
It has 17 preset workout programs that have been designed by workout physiologists for complete safety and effectiveness. The programs have been specifically created to help you achieve your desired goals.

 

Precor 9.23
It has 6 different built in workouts to help you achieve your specific fitness goals.

 

Sole F85

Six standard programs, two custom programs, and two heart programs form the crux of the workouts on this treadmill.

 

Verdict

Lifespan TR4000i comes out on tops here.



Compare Speed Settings

Lifespan TR4000i

0.5 to 12 MPH (0-8 – 19.3 KPH).

 

Precor 9.23

0.5 to 12 MPH.

 

Sole F85

0.5 to 12 MPH.

 

Verdict

They are all equal here.


Compare Incline Adjustability

Lifespan TR4000i

15 levels.

 

Precor 9.23

0 – 15%

 

Sole F85

0 – 15%

 

Verdict

They are all equal here.


Compare Decline Adjustability

Lifespan TR4000i

No.

 

Precor 9.23

No.

 

Sole F85

No.

 

Verdict

None of these treadmills have decline adjustability.



Compare Hear Rate Monitor

Lifespan TR4000i

Contact heart rate sensors and chest strap receiver

 

Precor 9.23

Touch only.

 

Sole F85

It has a pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring.

 

Verdict

Lifespan TR4000i and Sole F85 score highly on this one because of the different heart rate monitoring options they offer.


Compare Weight Capacity

Lifespan TR4000i

Up to 350 lbs.

 

Precor 9.23

Up to 350 lbs.

 

Sole F85

400 lbs.

 

Verdict

Sole F85 has the highest weight capacity.


Compare Max User Weight

Lifespan TR4000i
350 lbs

 

Precor 9.23

350 lbs.

 

Sole F85
400 lbs.

 

Verdict

Sole F85 wins this one.



Compare Weight

Lifespan TR4000i

Around 260 pounds.

 

Precor 9.23

227 lbs.

 

Sole F85

265 lbs

 

Verdict

Precor 9.23 is the lightest.


Compare Treadbelt Length

Lifespan TR4000i
60 inches or 150 cms.

 

Precor 9.23

57 inches.

 

Sole F85

60 inches.

 

Verdict

Lifespan TR4000i and Sole F85 are equal.

 




Compare Belt Type

Lifespan TR4000i

2.8mm Upgraded Thick Belt

 

Precor 9.23

It has a multi-ply belt has a PVC non-slip surface.

 

Sole F85

It has a two-ply belt with four layers.

 

Verdict

The belt in all three treadmills is highly functional and more or less on par.


Compare Deck Thickness

Lifespan TR4000i
It’s 1” or 2.5 cm Phenolic.

 

Precor 9.23

1 inch.

 

Sole F85

Around 1 inch.

 

Verdict
There is not a lot to choose here.


Compare Running Area

Lifespan TR4000i

20″ W x 60″ L (50cm W x 150cm L)

 

Precor 9.23

57″ x 20″

 

Sole F85

The running area is about 22 by 60 inches.

 

Verdict

Sole F85 has the biggest running area but not by much.


Compare Cushioning

Lifespan TR4000i
It has eight levels of cushioning.

 

Precor 9.23

Patented Ground Effects Impact Control Technology offers the cushioning effect while reducing joint stress and risk of injuries.

 

Sole F85
It uses a proprietary Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, which has been shown to reduce impact on joints by 40 % as compared to running on asphalt.

 

Verdict

All these treadmills have their unique cushioning means but Sole F85 seems to be the most effective.


Compare Display

Lifespan TR4000i

Multi-color LCD with simultaneous readouts, exercise program name and profile, and personal data from a USB device.

 

Precor 9.23

It has an easy-to-use console that includes readouts for calories, distance, heart rate, incline, pace, program profile, SmartRate and time.

 

Sole F85

The console has a vibrant display with a message board for clear instructions and feedback. Important readouts include Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace.


Compare Warranty

Lifespan TR4000i
It has lifetime warranty for frame and motor, 5 year warranty for parts and one year warranty for labour.

 

Precor 9.23

Lifetime warranty for frame and welds, 5 year parts and wear items and one year labour.

 

Sole F85

Frame, motor and deck lifetime warranty, 5 years electronics and 2 years labour warranty.

 

Verdict

Each of these treadmills has a comprehensive warranty, but the one of Sole F85 has an edge.


Compare Sound System

Lifespan TR4000i

Speakers and headphone plug-in

 

Precor 9.23

None.

 

Sole F85

It has built in speakers to plug in your iPod or MP3 players.

 

Verdict

Sole F85 is the winner in this category.


Compare Rear Roller Size

Lifespan TR4000i

It has 2″ (5cm) Rear roller.

 

Precor 9.23

Just over 2 inches.

 

Sole F85

Around 2.6 inches

 

Verdict

There are more or less even here.


Where is it made?

Lifespan TR4000i

Park city, Utah, US.

 

Precor 9.23

It is made in the US.

 

Sole F85

It is manufactured by Taiwanese company Dyaco, which has its US headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Verdict
All three treadmills are well made and speak volumes about their quality.


Does it have Workout Fan

Lifespan TR4000i

No.

 

Precor 9.23
No.

 

Sole F85

Yes, it has two cooling fans.

 

Verdict
The two cooling fans of Sole F85 make it the winner in this category.


Does it have chest strap?

Lifespan TR4000i
Yes.

 

Precor 9.23

No.

 

Sole F85

Yes.

 

Verdict

Both Lifespan TR4000i and Sole F85 have chest straps, which have their distinct advantages.



Is it iPod compatible

Lifespan TR4000i

Yes.

 

Precor 9.23

No.

 

Sole F85
Yes.

 

Verdict

Lifespan TR4000i and Sole F85 are iPod compatible, which is a huge advantage for those who like to work out while listening to their favourite music.



Is it web enabled?

Lifespan TR4000i

No.

 

Precor 9.23

No

 

Sole F85

No.

 

Verdict
All the three treadmills are on par here.


Does it fold for easy storage?

Lifespan TR4000i
Yes.

 

Precor 9.23
No.

 

Sole F85
Yes.

 

Verdict
Both Sole F85 and Lifespan TR4000i are easily foldable, which means they save you a lot of storage space.

 

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