The T75 became the new top model in Matrix's popular residential lineup, replacing the former T70 treadmill. Improving upon an already very impressive model, it is a great choice for those looking for a rock solid, club-quality machine with all of the features and capabilities you could ask for.
Just like its predecessor, the Matrix T75 features a welded steel frame, advanced cushioning, strong motor and the choice of three different consoles.
Let's take a closer look at some of the important specs...
As we mentioned above, the new T75 replaces the T70, which in our opinion didn't need much changing. However, there are some nice improvements that make this one even more desirable.
For starters, it has an upgraded deck and belt. The Ultimate Deck is one of the most advanced cushioning systems on the market today, with a heavy durable frame and industrial grade cushioning to minimize impact on your joints.
It also has an upgraded AC motor, which is more powerful than the traditional treadmill motor, and reduces internal friction so it remains cool and quiet.
Another change from the previous model is the addition of a more widely used electrical plug-in to accommodate more consumers.
Other than that, the new Matrix T75 is pretty much unchanged, retaining all of the features and capabilities that made the T70 so great. It has the large 22" x 60" running area (two inches wider than the T50 model), speeds up to 12.5 mph and full incline capability.
You get all of the exclusive Johnson Health technologies built into the machine as well...ViaFit workout tracking, Passport HD videos of real life courses and the patented Sprint 8 Interval workouts.
One of the hallmarks of all of the new residential Matrix treadmills is the ability to choose your own console from three choices: basic XR 8.5" LCD, mid-level XER 10" touch screen and top-level XIR 16" HD touch screen.
The basic XR console gives you six workout programs; the XER gives you Bluetooth and entertainment apps, on screen HD videos, and 14 workout programs; the XIR gives you everything the XER has except with a larger HD touch screen.
The XER is an additional $500 and the XIR an additional $1000, but they give you a lot more capabilities so they're worth considering.
The Matrix T75 has everything you want and more in a residential treadmill, and it's sure to be as well-received as the T70 was.
All of the Matrix treadmills are great, and the T75 is the top of the line model in the series. It is ideal for those who want the best of the best, or just those looking to work out hard or train on a rock-solid commercial-grade treadmill.
To give you an idea of what the other Matrix models are all about, the entry level T30 and TF30 have a smaller deck, 20" x 55", a less powerful motor and a lower max weight capacity of 350 lbs.
The TF50 and its non-folding brother, the T50, give you a larger deck, 20" x 60", and a max weight of 400 lbs. just like the Matrix T75 treadmill.
So what makes the T75 different is the special industrial grade AC motor and its large, 22" x 60" running area.
Which Matrix treadmill should you buy?
That really depends on your needs. The base T30 and TF30 are great for most people, and are the least expensive models, so you can save some money with those.
However, taller/heavier users might prefer the larger belt and higher max weight capacity of one of the more advanced models.
If you have the money for it, the Matrix T75 is an incredible machine, but you don't necessarily need it unless you're training hard, or there are multiple users in your household pounding away on it every day. For everyone else, either the T50 or folding TF50 is all that you need in your home gym.
Matrix is really making strides in the home gym market, with four rock-solid treadmills just packed with features and capabilities you don't find elsewhere, even with the popular commercial brands like Life Fitness and Precor.
The T75 has a powerful, quiet motor, a large well-cushioned running belt, incline capability, workout tracking, unique programs and three different console choices for customization. It's a runner's dream machine.
Also take a look at the T50 which is an equally great machine, but a little less expensive without sacrificing much.
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