Treadmills have overtaken dumbbells in recent years as more and more people have shifted their workout goals from muscle building to keeping fit. The best advantage of the treadmills over those of the dumbbells is the fact that the fore offers you cardio, something very impossible to get from dumbbells. This, however, does not mean that all treadmills are equally efficient since efficacy is highly dependent on the manufacturer of each and every treadmill.
Taking closer look at the most popular and high-end equipment in the contemporary market, the Lifespan TR3000i and Sole F80, you cannot help but notice that although they have a lot of similarities, both machines offer various benefits in relation to their efficiency and effectiveness in their functionality which cannot be ignored.
It is important to remember that, the differences and similarities including the features that come with the machine, comfort and safety and their functionality are the determining factors that allow an individual user to go for either of the machine and not the other.
Looking at the equipment’s mechanical features, we note that both treadmills come with features such as deck, which has shock absorbing properties providing the user with ample comfort throughout the workout session. Remember comfort is as essential as the workout itself as being in uncomfortable position for a long period of time will put your body in more harm than the benefits you will derive from the exercise itself. Both treadmills have heart monitoring properties, easy access incline keys and remote handrail controls.
Although entertainment is definitely not a priority in building workout equipment, it is definitely a very important feature when incorporated in a treadmill. As music is a powerful tool in controlling the mood of any person, listening to slow or fast music will definitely alter a person’s behavior. Both the Sole F80 and the Lifespan TR3000i come with speakers and iPod/Mp3 compatibility. Also, heart monitoring properties are indeed a very important feature in any treadmill since the workouts are cardio and the Sole F80 and the Lifespan TR3000i do not ignore this as they come with grip/contact sensor system and have wireless chest compatibility features.
Lifespan TR3000i offers a quick start and goal oriented workouts and provides a reading rack. However, the equipment comes with no reversible deck. Lifespan TR3000i does not come with a wireless chest strap. If you do need one after buying the machine, then you will have to purchase it differently.
On the other hand, the Sole F80 machine comes with a cooling fan which is very handy in any cardio exercise and an accessory tray. The equipment also comes with a reversible deck and offers a wireless chest strap also. Its limitation includes the machines incapability to offer a quick start and goal oriented workouts.
According to most customers, there really isn’t much of a big decision to make when choosing which equipment to buy. Both machines are a great value for money and basically reach, or exceed, any customer’s expectations.