LifeSpan Treadmill Desk

Last updated date: May 1, 2019

DWYM Score
9.2

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the LifeSpan LifeSpan Treadmill Desk placed 1st when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.5
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
245 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk is super-easy to assemble. It essentially comes pretty much in assembled form when delivered to your home or office. You can be easily walking within half an hour after its delivery.
- 10 Machines
Is incredibly large, attractive, and has a number of useful features that make it extremely user-friendly.
- BestReviews
It provides you with the facility to work while you walk or jog. While you walk to keep your body in a good shape to be healthy, you can keep operating on your computer or any other device.
- Treadmill Review Guru
April 6, 2018 | Full review
The TR1200-DT is a solidly made machine consisting of a desktop apparatus that comes separate from the treadmill itself.
- Popular Mechanics
October 3, 2012 | Full review
This is a quiet treadmill where if you’re on the phone, whoever you’re talking to won’t be able to hear you, especially at the lower speeds.
- Start Standing
January 28, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
While the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk is well-built and durable, it is important to mention that the safety guard rails are made of plastic. This is the standard option, but you can upgrade to metal rails for a more modern look that offers slightly more durability.
- 10 Machines
Quite investment, but if you want to make a radical shift away from your sedentary workday, this is the desk for you.
- BestReviews
It does not come assembled. Comes in five different pieces. It can be a bit tiring because some of the parts are made of heavy metal. This process may require two people because the parts that need to be moved are too heavy for one person.
- Treadmill Review Guru
April 6, 2018 | Full review
Another issue with the TR1200-DT in particular is the height-adjustment mechanism. There's really no practical way to adjust the height of the desk by yourself; it's a two-person job nearly every time you want to make an adjustment.
- Popular Mechanics
October 3, 2012 | Full review
When you need to adjust the height of the desktop, you have to do it manually. If you’re the only one using the treadmill, and you only use it for walking, this shouldn’t be an issue. But if you plan on using the treadmill for sitting or leaning as well, it’s a little annoying to adjust the height, and it’s easiest to have two people to do it. If not your stuff may fall off of the desktop.
- Start Standing
January 28, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The whisper-quiet 2.25 HP continuous-duty motor and 6 impact-absorbing compression shocks let you stay respectful of others while you walk for miles each day without impacting office productivity. High-quality components suppress mechanical noise and subdue vibration, keeping your focus on your work. And with mindful, space-saving dimensions, and front-mounted transport wheels for easy mobility, it's simple to include the TR1200-DT5 in your office space. The 38-inch wide by 29-inch deep desktop provides ample working area along with enough room for all your office supplies. The five-digit console is conveniently integrated into the center of the armrest, giving you full control of activity without requiring desk space. The console also lets you tailor the treadmill desk to meet your needs. Set your preferred maximum speed to either 2.0 or 4.0 MPH, silence beeps and alerts, resume previous speed, switch units of measure, and more. Onboard Intelli-Step technology detects each foot step taken, keeping you aware of your daily step count. The integrated Intelli-Guard safety feature ensures the treadmill only operates when you are actively walking, supporting a safe environment. Bluetooth capabilities let you track and view your walking progress on your phone, keeping you motivated to walk while you work. Simply hover your Android phone or iPhone over the treadmill desk console to upload your data. That’s it. The data syncs effortlessly. Plus, this feature is free for everyone.

Overall Product Rankings

1. LifeSpan Treadmill Desk
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
2. VARIDESK ProPlus 36
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Stand Up Desk Store Mobile Ergonomic
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
4. Ergotron WorkFit-C
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Safco Products Stand-Up Desk
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Anthro Ergonomic Elevate II
Overall Score: 7.2
Expert Reviews: 3
7. Stand Steady Standing Desk
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 2
8. VIVO Standing Desk
Overall Score: 5.6
Expert Reviews: 1
9. Executive Office Solutions Standup Desk
Overall Score: 5.4
Expert Reviews: 5

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