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Life Fitness T3 Go vs T5 Go

The base design, patented FlexDeck cushioning system, durability, and powerful yet silent motors make the Life Fitness T3 GO and T5 two of the best treadmills on the market.

Though the T3 GO is an entry-level treadmill, it’s priced a bit higher than its entry-level alternatives but this is because it comes with far better features. On the other hand, if you are in search of a high-end, low-maintenance treadmill with an extra-wide track, then the T5 GO may be just the right option for you.

The most notable differences between the T3 GO and the T5 GO models are; user weight capacity, running deck dimensions, and warranty length. The maximum/minimum speeds, motor horsepower, and incline range are the features common to both models.

Life Fitness T3 Go
Life Fitness T3 Go
Life Fitness T5 Go
Life Fitness T5 Go

The T3 Go treadmill comes with features that can only be found on high-end treadmills. It has a 350 pounds user weight capacity, 20″ x 60″ running track with FlexDeck cushioning system, contact and wireless heart monitors (included), and a 3 HP silent motor.
The incline can be adjusted up to 15% with 0.5% increments. The T3 treadmill has a great warranty.
The T3 treadmill has two console versions: the “GO” version and the “Track” version. The Track version can connect to your smartphone to sync with third-party fitness apps. The bases and other features of the T3 GO and T3 Track are the same.

The T5 Go treadmill comes with impressive features such as 400 pounds weight capacity, 22″ wide track with the adjustable cushioning system, contact and wireless heart monitors (included), and a silent motor. You can adjust the incline up to 15% with 0.5% increments. The T5 treadmill has an excellent warranty which shows you the machine is designed to last a lifetime. Here we reviewed the T5 GO model but there is also another “Track” version that can connect to your smartphone to sync with third-party fitness apps. The bases and other features of these models are the same.

Spec Comparison

Life Fitness T3 Go

Life Fitness T5 Go

Running Area

When choosing a treadmill consider how you will use the treadmill mostly and the space available in your room. An 18-inch belt is suitable for walking. For runners, we recommend  20 inches or wider.

The length of a belt can vary from 50” to 65”.  55 inches will work for most people but, if you’re taller than 6 feet go longer.

20″ x 60″

22″ x 60″

Foldable

Foldable treadmills allow you to fold up the machine in seconds and store away to conserve space. Both treadmills are easy to fold up.

Motor Power (HP)

The more power a treadmill motor has the faster it’ll be at changing speeds. We recommended treadmills with a motor of at least 2.5 horsepower or more.

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Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)

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Maximum Speed (MPH)

Today there are many entry-level treadmills that reach 12 mph. 10 mph is the minimum speed for running, but we recommend you to get one that can reach 12 mph.

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Incline, Decline Features

0% – 15%, automatic incline

0% – 15%, automatic incline

Heart Rate Monitor

Knowing your heart rate during a workout is important for maximum fitness benefits. Today we have many methods to measure our heart rate, but a built-in heart rate monitor has other advantages, like heart rate oriented workout programs.

Contact and wireless heart monitors (included)

Contact and wireless heart monitors (included)

Life Fitness T3 Go Console
Life Fitness T5 Go Console

Console and Display Properties

The T3 “Go” console has 13 workouts and is very easy to use. There is also the “Track” console which can be better for runners who need more workout programs and access to third-party fitness apps.

The T5 “Go” console has 13 workouts and is very easy to use. There is also the “Track” console which can be better for runners who need more workout programs and access to third-party fitness apps.

Cup Holder

Cooling Fan

Warranty

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Cushioning system: Lifetime
  • Motor: 10-years
  • Electrical and mechanical parts: 7-years
  • Labor: 1-year
  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Cushioning system: Lifetime
  • Motor: 10-years
  • Electrical and mechanical parts: 5-years
  • Labor: 1-year