Life Fitness T3 Treadmill review 2021

Available with either the “Go” console or the more interactive “Track Connect” console, the T3 is hugely popular for good reason.

Finder rating: ★★★★★


Min. speed1kph (0.5mph)
Max. speed19kph (11.8mph)
Running area0.78m²
(153cm x 51cm)
Running deck1-inch medium density fibreboard with FlexDeck shock absorption system to enhance comfort and reduce knee and joint stress by up to 30%.
Incline0-15% (in increments of 0.5%)
Heart rate sensorHand grips and telemetry monitoring system
Screen4x6-inch LCD
Workout programmes14 (includes 12 pre-set workouts and 2 customisable workouts – 1 per user profile)
Size (LxWxH)202cm x 88cm x 147cm
Max. user weight159kg (351lb)
Cup holders2
Polar compatible
Manufacturer's guarantee3 years (parts and labour) and 10 years (motor). Home use.
Other featuresReading rack and accessory tray. Energy saver mode.
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Pros and cons

  • A generous running area.
  • A powerful, long-lasting motor (which adapts to the user’s weight) with a high top speed.
  • The “FlexDeck” shock absorption system is kind to knees, offering a softer impact than roads/pavements.
  • The power-saving mode reduces the strain on your electricity bill.
  • A robust build backed up by a good warranty.
  • It’s big… and it doesn’t fold.
  • Some may find the fewer-frills “Go” console limiting.
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Expert review

Although this is Life Fitness’s entry-level non-folding treadmill, by most standards it’s very high-spec. Like all Life Fitness’s exercise machines, it’s pretty solid, nice to look at and built to last. Its trade-marked “MagnaDrive” motor (capable of up to 6HP under optimal conditions) is designed to run smoothly and – most importantly of all – quietly.

Make sure you’ve got adequate space for the T3 – that impressive 60-inch running area means that it takes up a little more space than some similar treadmills on the market. Life Fitness’s T series treadmills are all non-folding; provided that’s not an issue, it generally makes for a more solid running machine.

If you’re looking for a treadmill that can integrate with third-party apps like Nike+, Garmin, Jawbone, Fitbit etc., then opt for the Track Connect console. But if you don’t need all that, then you can save yourself some money by opting for the already-impressive Go console. As the name suggests, the Go console is all about immediate and straightforward out-of-the-box use for HIIT, goal-based and other challenging workouts.

Some users report that assembling the T3 can be a bit fiddly, so you may prefer to purchase assembly too.

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