The Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill is similar to the Life Fitness T3-0 but it is bigger and more stable.
However, I don’t think the few upgrades are worth the $1,300 price difference between the two.
If you’re looking for a basic treadmill with the world renowned Life Fitness brand, then this is one of your decent choices. However, compared to the company’s T3-0 and T3-5 models, I don’t think the slight improvement in size is worth the additional price they’re asking.
This treadmill boasts a huge 3.0HP continuous duty motor that has a max speed of 12mph and a max incline of 15%. This motor will surely give you an intense workout no matter what fitness level you’re in.
The 22” x 60” tread belt is longer than the cheaper models in the T-series. It gives enough room for you to move and be comfortable during your workout. And, it still features the FlexDeck Shock Absorption System that reduces stress on your joints and muscle (by up to 30% compared to non-cushioned treadmills) while running to minimize injuries.
The Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill also features 12 workout programs including Classic workouts, HeartSync™ workouts, SportsTraining™ workouts, and EZ Incline™ workouts to give you more variety in your workouts. Plus, you’ll get programming capabilities through the 4 My Workouts™ programs, 2 My Treadmill User Profiles, and1 My Custom Workout.
Other features include a 16-character LED readout which shows you information regarding your run, an intuitive console that is very user friendly, Polar Telemetry heart rate monitor with wireless chest strap for HR workouts, quickstart for workout flexibility, a reading rack and an accessory tray to place your magazines and sports bottles.
I have to admit, this model is way better than the comparable treadmill Life Fitness was offering last year. However, compared to most of this year’s model, the T5-0 treadmill is weaker in terms of providing value.
To conclude, I would not recommend the Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill. Other Life Fitness treadmills would give you more value for your money. Also, you might want to check out our Best Buy Treadmills page. There, you will find the best treadmills arranged by price.
Motor: 3.0 HP continuous motor
Speed: 0.5 to 12 mph
User Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
Incline: 0 to 15%
Warranty: Lifetime for frame, 10 years for motor, 7 years for electrical and mechanical parts, 1 year for labor
Belt Size: 60” x 22”
Heart Rate: Yes
If you plan on buying a Life Fitness T5-0 treadmill, I suggest you buy it at lifefitness.com. They offer the best price around the net. You can get it for just $3,499.