I have used LF products for many years. They last an incredibly long time. I usually donate my older one when I replace it for some newfangled model. I hate using equipment that is not LF and will usually leave a facility if I see substandard equipment (like when I am traveling). However ... the Track Connect console is horrible. Do not spend the extra money. It is overly complicated. The touch screen buttons are wonky and have to be pressed just right, and in just the right spot. It is very difficult to program your most used workouts. The console allows you to speed through data entry (like your weight or your age) but the interface is so touchy that getting to a specific number is almost impossible. You will get a great workout on a great piece of equipment, but you will hate the entire process of getting ready.
San Antonio, Texas