The whole 9-5 job we are living right now makes us leading a sedentary life and stay stuck in front of the computer ever than before. What more with hi-tech gadgets being part of our life that we top it off with staring in a daze with our neck bend at most time. As a result, less active life resulting in a number of health issues that are mainly related to activeness and eating pattern such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity.
The solution is surely to multitask (it makes no sense to ditch your job and embarking an active lifestyle on the fly) and thank goodness with high tech also, there’s such thing as a desk treadmill, a machine designed to assist you to stay active, even while working your way up in the career ladder.
I mean, The Rock even does his work with computer standing up. What’s our excuse to not be active as well. After all, our health is important, right?
Start of reading our reviews of desk treadmills in different settings and price point, for your convenience to decide in purchasing, and start getting active!
Top 5 Under Desk Treadmill: Fitness Experts’ Top Pick
LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill tops the list for being an affordable machine, suitable for budget and/or for first-timers using a desk treadmill. The machine is convenient and reliable to use, just the right height, plus it’s quiet enough that it won’t interrupt with the flow in an office environment (for up to three hours, with a top speed of 4mph), making the whole sitting-working out routine a breeze.
LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill showcases a red LED display to show you workout progress (current speed, distance covered, calories burned, and step count) and can be connected via Bluetooth, which you can sync with their Active Trac app.
Weighing 300 pounds, don’t let the short length of the treadmill worry you; as the length is suitable for most users and the compact size means more space can be utilized for work-related stuff, and connected with an 8 feet cord, plus a USB charging port. For a safety measure, LifeSpan TR800-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill also automatically pause within 20 seconds after stepping off from the treadmill, as well as a safety emergency stop key.
Comes pre-assembled with the warranty in three parts: lifetime for the frame, 3 years for the motor, and 1 year for parts
iMovR competes with LifeSpan by offering features better at a more competitive price. Better control, detailed measurements, sturdy built, and a better experience. In the near future, you can add CloudStation, an app for store readings of your activity and integrate with other health apps and platforms (such as FitBit).
Known as the smart treadmill desk, the machine comes with the main treadmill and an LCD desktop touch screen controller to track your progress and personalize a number of functions such as Pomodoro and steps.
The minor downside is the machine needs to be maintained on a regular basis, made convenient with automatic, continuous monitoring. At the moment, iMovR comes with multiple warranties with 3 years for motor parts, 2 years on other parts, and 1 year for labor.
Another LIfespan model garnered our interest, with this one TR5000-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill features a heavy duty base and sturdy built for reliable and long-term use. Just like TR800, TR5000 also offers a compact design for convenient placement and use in the office (as usually space can be limited) and works quietly with top-notch efficiency. In fact, there are belt markings at the treadmill to show that the machine is in use.
What makes this beast is superb compared with other LifeSpan office treadmills is the machine is made to last a lifetime. As such, expect a heavy duty motor used in the treadmill, for longer running time and higher weight capacity, with a walking belt that is pretty much maintenance-free.
After all, TR500 won the hearts of government agencies, health centers, and companies adopting active working lifestyle – definitely a point that you need to consider if you are serious to get active as much as possible.
Simply use the machine, work the machine as you step up the career ladder.
TR5000 comes fully assembled and features multiple warranties: a lifetime frame warranty, 3- years for motor, 2-years parts warranty and 1- year for labor.
LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 is the upgraded version from TR800, with durable, broader walking space and slightly lower height (and supported by 6 compression shock absorbers to keep your feet and joints from straining itself), with wider speed range to choose (0.4 – 4 mph), bigger weight capacity, and additional power of 2.25 HP continuous duty motor that works quietly, no matter of the speed and intensity of your workout.
TR1200-DT3 comes with a portable, a desktop console that you use to start the treadmill into action, control speed, as well as recording user activity (distance traveled, steps, calories burned, and speed), and syncs to Active Trac app via Bluetooth feature. Just like other LIfeSpans model, the system also includes Intelli-Guard that automatically pauses the treadmill if there’s no movement on the treadmill, plus a safety emergency stop key
The package comes pre-assembled and you can set it up directly to start. Comes with a set of warranty; lifetime for frame, 3 years for the motor, 2 years on parts and electronic components, as well as labor for 1 year.
And finally, we have Titan Fitness as one of the basic desk treadmills that you can consider for beginners like you. The whole machine is super easy to set up, and quiet enough without interrupting your productivity as you work out.
Definitely, a solid product; the materials used are high quality and we are sure that it’s made to last, with proper care, and able to hold weight up to 250 pounds, and only at 8 inches tall. The walking belt is large (compared with other brands at similar range models) for a comfortable experience. Unless you need for running workouts, then this model might not be suitable for you.
As with cheaper-price models, Titan Fitness has a number of issues with its electronic functions and connectivity issues which you need to compensate with a separate fitness counter (an Apple Watch, for example). But in our opinion, this is not a big issue for the price point; what matters is the desk treadmill is made solid to last as long as possible, to withstand use from regular workouts.