True Treadmill Reviews
Top ranked True treadmills have an award-winning lineup to choose from. It is one of the most highly respected names in the business and has been since its inception in 1981.
These are some of the most stylish machines you’ll find on the market, especially the distinct sweeping pedestal handrails on some models made from solid steel plates.
Along with the elegant look, their top machines offer superior suspension, deck, belt, rollers and electronics — all commercial grade — which makes for long life, durability, and a solid, comfortable ride.
The True Fitness ES line (top price: $6,000+), Z series (the fold-ups), the Performance Series treadmills (starting around $2,999) and the entry level M models get a perfect score for walking area and cushioning, super quiet motor, long warranty and overall quality.
The current lineup includes the following models:
Entry Level M Series: M30 and M50
Performance Series: 100, 300 and 800
Z Series: Z 5.0 and Z 5.4
ES Series: ES900
Where True machines really stand out is in the deck cushioning; the Neoprene shock absorbers located in the front part of the deck serves to cushion the foot strike while the back section of the deck has a firmer surface for the push off.
Most True Fitness models include the patented Soft Select™ in which you can adjust the level of softness or firmness of the deck to your liking as well as an orthopedic belt.
True Fitness treadmills are sturdy machines that can hold a max user weight up to 400 lbs., with roomy running area of up to 22"W x 60"L on the largest machine, plus big commercial rollers (3" to 3.5"), and long-life reversible flex decks. The warranty is excellent: lifetime on the motor; premium parts have a 10-year warranty; and labor is covered for two years.
TRUE has expanded the line a bit over the years, but has been able to keep the high quality even in the lower priced M30 and M50 machines, which have become some of the most popular and highest rated treadmills on the market today.
TRUE Fitness treadmills win many Best Buy awards from review sites such as Treadmill Doctor as well as leading consumer products and fitness magazines.
At this price range, though, you have to weigh the difference and aesthetics of buying a True, versus a Bodyguard, Star Trac, Landice, or Life Fitness, all of which make up the top competition in the over $3,000 price range for treadmills.
True treadmills are sold only through authorized fitness equipment dealers in specialty stores as well as some top online retailers.
TRUE M30 Base Model - a Best Buy winner many years in a row, the M30 treadmill is an affordable machine with comfort features, a strong motor, wireless heart rate monitoring and HRC Cruise Control.
TRUE Performance 300 - Previously called the PS300, an advanced treadmill with great cushioning, incline and heart rate monitoring.
TRUE ES7.0 Treadmill - a solid machine for achieving great cardio and calorie burning workouts.
TRUE ES9.0 Treadmill - Top marks in reviews for stride space, quietness, cushioning, powerful drive and incline motors, programs and outstanding warranty.