LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill

LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill

This is a review of the 2013-2014 model of the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill. Its streamlined, contemporary design can be used with most standing desks. The LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill allows its user to turn an ordinary standing desk into a running desk to help burn calories and improve general health while working. The slim treadmill is designed to slide easily under most desks. The compact console is small enough to fit discreetly on top of the desk without getting in the way of work space.

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LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill Display

The TR1200-DT3 Standing Desk Treadmill by LifeSpan Fitness is also blue-tooth enabled and allows users to wirelessly track their activity. Data is synced to the computer using the included free fitness app and free online Fitness Club Membership.


  • 2.25 HP High Torque Continuous Duty DC Motor
  • 6 inches Step Up Height
  • Treadmill: 131 lbs, Console: 8 Lbs
  • 350 LB max user weight
  • 6 Compression Shocks
  • 20 inches W x 56 inches L Walking Surface
  • USB Charging Port
  • Warranty: Lifetime Frame, 3 year motor, 2 year part, 1 year labor

The Good

One of the best points of this standing treadmill desk is the sturdiness of the machine. Made of high-quality materials, the Standing Desk Treadmill can stand up to everyday wear and tear. Other good points are as follows:

  • It can be used with your existing standing desk, so there is no need to go out and buy a separate one.
  • Workout app and Fitness Club Membership can be downloaded for both Windows and Mac
  • Membership allows you to join a team and compare exercise results to stay motivated
  • Console is small enough to stay out of the way of work
  • Comes with built-in Intelli-Guard stops the belt automatically whenever you step off to increase safety
  • If you have to leave the treadmill for a short while to use the bathroom or answer a call, machine will automatically pause after 20 seconds of non-movement
  • Built-in Intelli-Step counts and records the amount of steps taken and they are displayed on the console

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The Bad

These are not many complaints on the TR1200-DT3. Most customers are quite satisfied with its performance. The only glaring complaint has been:

  • Lousy customer service

Customer complained that the motor broke within 90 days and that it was difficult to have the matter resolved through LifeSpan’s customer service.

There have also been a few other minor complaints, but none that should be considered “deal breakers”. Those include:

  • Machine makes a noisy beeping sound when buttons are pushed
  • Some report that the belt is noisy
  • Buttons need to pushed to many times to start off with workout
  • Machine cuts off within 20 seconds of non-use

*Note: The last issue has been listed as a con here because stopping would mean it would have to be re-programmed which would mean more annoying beeps. However, there have been improvements made on the 2014 model of the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Treadmill which have eliminated that problem. It will now pause after 20 seconds of non-use, which enables you to start back right where you left off.

The Verdict

The LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 is an innovative piece of equipment that helps you to get a workout while working at a desk. It is made to the highest standards and the company seems to listen to the complaints of its users and strives to make improvements. There are other companies out there who make this type of product but not all of them include a health membership like the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Treadmill. All of LifeSpan’s products are geared for the person who cares about keeping fit, but do not necessarily have the time for a long workout. For all of its pros, the LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Treadmill has a price that is comparable to the price of similar products from other companies.

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Tory Reiss

Hi! I'm Tory Reiss. I built this blog to share my fitness quest and provide informative reviews of fitness equipment, gadgets, and supplements that you can use to help reach your health goals. Hope you enjoy it!