Livestrong LS16.9T Treadmill
Review




A unique feature of the Livestrong LS16.9T treadmill is the LiveTrack fitness journal. This feature keeps an electronic log of your workout over time so that you can review the progress that you have made with your fitness regime using the treadmill.

To help you keep within your target heart rate zone the treadmill comes equipped with a wireless heart rate monitor (including chest strap). This feature enables you to easily monitor your heart rate in addition to the standard heart rate monitoring using the hand grips.

It has a total of 12 Training Programs that automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill.

This is a space saver treadmill which means that it can be folded up to take up less storage space. It has a spacious 20" x 60" tread belt and is powered by a 3.25 CHP motor.

The console incorporates a neat and easy to read display. This display tracks all of the usual workout parameters and has a modern pleasing design in keeping with the clean lines of the rest of the treadmill. The console also features speakers that may be hooked up to an iPOD or any other MP3 player.

The product comes with a lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, 3 years on parts and 1 year In-Home service.

The features and specifications are discussed below:



… motor rating

The treadmill is powered by a substantial 3.25 CHP drive motor. This is a CHP rated motor that means that the stated horsepower is what the motor is able to produce over a sustained period of time without overheating.



…wireless heart rate monitor

The treadmill comes equipped with a wireless heart rate monitor (including chest strap) so that you can easily monitor your heart rate in addition to the standard heart rate monitor hand grips.

It's well known that heart-rate training makes your workout more effective. This is more popularly known as working out in your "target heart-rate zone." When you stay in this zone, you can get a more effective workout in less time.

As a result, you can burn fat and speed weight loss, improve your cardiovascular health and promote athletic performance.



… built-in workouts

This model is equipped with 14 pre-programmed workouts to help you keep motivated:

1. Manual: This program allows you to create your own workout with quick “on the fly” manual speed and incline changes.

2. SPEED intervals: This workout help improve your strength, speed and endurance by increasing and decreasing the speed throughout your workout to involve your heart and other muscles.

3. PEAK intervals: This workout help improve your strength, speed and endurance by increasing and decreasing the speed and incline throughout your workout to involve your heart and other muscles.

4. WEIGHT LOSS: This program helps to promote weight loss by increasing and decreasing the speed and incline, while at the same time keeping you in your fat burning zone.

5. ROLLING HILLS: This program simulates running up and down hills in order to improve stamina, muscle tone, and promote weight loss.

6. FOOT HILLS: This program simulates a hill ascent and descent and helps tone muscle and improve cardiovascular ability in the process.

7. MOUNTAIN CLIMB: This is a a more intense version of the foot hills program. It simulates a mountain ascent and descent and helps tone muscle and improve cardiovascular ability.

8–9. 5K/10K: These programs allow you to set and work toward a distance goal. The treadmill automatically adjusts incline to simulate running on an actual course.

10. PACER: This workout trains you to run at a steady “race pace”. You simply enter in the distance plus the time limit, and the program calculates a steady pace for you.

11–12. CUSTOM 1 /CUSTOM 2: These programs allow you to create a customized program that can be reused over and over again. You can create a personal workout for you with specific speed, incline and time combination.









...track your performance

This model has a novel feature that Livestrong term a LIVETRACK. This is in essence an electronic journal that allows you to compare your current workout to your last, or average or lifetime workout totals. Using this feature you’ll be able to quickly and easily see the progress you’ve made with your workout sessions.

The system provides the following views of your workout history:

CURRENT WORKOUT: The console on the LS16.9T automatically defaults to your current workout session and displays your progress in real time.

AVERAGE WORKOUT: With this option selected you are able to see your average accumulated data for your last 30 workouts.

LAST WORKOUT: With this option enabled you can view the accumulated data from your last workout session.

WEEKLY GOAL: This indicates the weekly goal that you have set. The display will indicate the time or distance that you have left in order to complete your weekly goal.

WEEKLY TOTAL: This enables you to View your accumulated data from the last Sunday up until the present day.

LIFETIME TOTAL: With this option selected you are able to view the total accumulated data from all of your workouts.

 




 

... sound system

The treadmill allows you to listen to your favorite music while you workout with the built-in speakers. You simply connect your iPOD or MP3 Player to the system via an audio jack in order to enjoy your favorite music during your workout.



... folding frame

This model is equipped with a folding frame. This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.



... user weight

An important consideration when selecting a suitable treadmill is ensuring that the frame and running deck is able to support the weight of the heaviest anticipated user. This treadmill will support users up to 400 lb sin weight.



… warranty cover

The Livestrong LS16.9T folding treadmill is backed with a Lifetime Frame warranty a Lifetime Motor warranty plus 3 years on parts and 1 year labor.




Features:

Max Comfort Cushioning System

12 Training Programs

Live Track Fitness Journal  

Power Incline

Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

Folding Frame

Premium Pioneer Speakers

iPOD / MP3 Compatible




Specifications:

Motor: 3.25 CHP

Speed: 0 - 12 MPH

Incline: 0 - 15 deg.

Belt size: 20" x 60"

User weight: 400 lbs

Folding: YES

Dimensions: 79"L X 36"W X 58"H

Warranty: Frame and Motor - LIFETIME

                 Parts - 5 years

                 In Home Labor - 2 years











 

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