Livestrong LS8.0T Treadmill Review (Discontinued)
Livestrong LS8.0T from Livestrong is a new model for 2011 from former LS7.9T with no changes have been made. It is a solid machine that has a few cool features, especially for an $800 treadmill which fits squarely into the budget category and is designed primarily for walkers. Build by Johnson. Inc, who also builds Vision Fitness and Horizon Fitness, LiveStrong LS8.0T, is a high caliber treadmill packed with power, stability, advanced technology with an impressive low price. It competes directly with other budget models from ProForm and NordicTrack. Added, with endorsed by Lance Armstrong, a portion of their sales go to help Lance Armstrong’s Cancer foundation which is nice.
So, read below for more detail of LS8.0T treadmill and check out our wrapped up section for a better view on this model.
- Motor : 2.5 HP Continuous Duty Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 55″ Treadbelt
- Speed : 0-12 MPH Speed
- Incline : 0-12% Incline
- Foldingg : Yes
- Display : Backlit Window Display
- User Weight Capacity : 325lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty, 2-Years Parts and 1- Year Labor
- Sale Price : $799
Take Note : Johnson Health Tech is no longer selling exercise equipment under the LiveStrong and most of Livestrong Treadmills are now discontinued.
You can still look for Horizon Fitness or Vision Fitness treadmill which is manufactured by Johnson Health Tech.
Motor – Suitable for Walkers
Livestrong LS8.0T is driven by a 2.5 continuous duty hp motor. This is one of the powerful motor offers by this price point and very suitable for walkers and light joggers. It able to drives until top belt speed of 12 mph, and a 12% top incline range without stressing the motor too much. Added, lifetime coverage is covered for LS8.0T treadmill’s motor.
Frame – Durable Heavy Duty Frame
The frame is build by a durable heavy duty frame with total weigh up to 240lbs. Added, Livestrong LS8.0T is a folding treadmill that enable to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.
Running Surface – Average 20″ x 55″ length
Livestrong LS8.0T treadmill comes with a 20”x 55” treadbelt which provide a wider spacious to allow you to move or run on it. The treadbelt is a fairy standard lengthy in this price point with less noise. The treadbelt is backed by a 3 Zone Cushion System (maxim, moderate and firm) applied for the entire belt which allowed increasing or decrease firmness according to your own body.
Workout Programs & Heart Rate Monitor – Impressive LiveTrack Fitness Journal
There are 9 workout programs equipped for LS8.0T for achieving your fitness goals include two each of Weight Loss, Power Walk, Walk/Run, and Incline, plus a Manual mode. Besides, the built-in contact grip Heart Rate Monitor is one of the easiest, most-convenient methods to monitoring your heart rate. All you do is grip the handrail to monitor your heart rate without any attachments or wires to get in the way.
Plus there is the LiveTrack Fitness Journal where you have the ability to store and monitor your progress on your treadmill over a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. This software can let you track and compare previous workouts with the current session up to last 5 workouts results, including data on how many calories were burned, workout duration, and so on.
Console – Well Designed, Clean and Easy to Read
The console on the Livestrong LS8.0T treadmill is very well designed, clean and easy to read for your workout stats with the backlit window.
Extra Accessory – Above Expectation
The MP3 and iPod Compatible Speaker System is build-in for Livestrong LS8.0T treadmill. I enjoy enabling my favorite music during workout for more exciting experiences. The volume can be controlled from the audio device. The High Quality Blower Fan is incorporated into the console which delivers a stream of cooling air to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout and reach your goals faster. It does help cooling my core with breezing air blowing toward during workout.
Although all those extra accessory is quite standard for a treadmill, but don’t forgot, Livestrong LS8.0T is only sold at $799. It really out of my expectation as I can grab it all at this price point.
Warranty – One of Best for This Price Range
Boasting by lifetime warranty on the Frame and Motor, plus 2 yrs on Parts and 1 yrs In-Home labor, Livestrong LS8.0T is a one of the best warranty available on any treadmill at this price point for such a low price.
Price – Portion Goes To Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation
I got nothing to say about the price. With all the amazing features, Livestrong LS8.0T is only with sales price of $799. I wonder how Livestrong can earn profit with such a features packed treadmill for LS8.0T. Added, a portion of their sales go to help Lance Armstrong’s Cancer foundation which is nice.
Wrap-up – A Good Buy at this Budget Range
If you are looking for a fairly stable walking machine, the LiveStrong Fitness LS8.0T should be one of the top considerations. It’s definitely one of the best buys treadmills under $800 with above average when compared to what other brands are installing on their machines. The treadmill is sturdy, has a powerful and quiet motor and a complete workout system. Plus the warranty is one of the best for this price range. However, always remember this is only a budget walker treadmill and not for intensive use for runners. It may lack some of the bells and whistles found on ProForm and NordicTrack treadmills, but the durable and quality make Livestrong LS8.0 a good buy.
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