Matrix Treadmill Reviews 2018

Last Updated: 1/5/2018

Well-respected in the fitness industry, Matrix treadmills are fairly new to the home gym setting as they only entered the market a few years ago. They have carried over the excellent health club quality they were known for and are rapidly becoming a favorite among fitness enthusiasts.

An interesting feature of the Matrix treadmills is the ability to choose your console. There are three consoles to choose from: the XR, XER, and the XIR. There are different features available on each console, which we will expand on below.

Matrix Treadmill Product Line Summary

There are four base treadmill models in the Matrix line. The features will vary from the base model depending on the console you choose. They break into two series, the TF series and T series.

Matrix TF Series Reviews

The TF series are the Matrix treadmills which have the ability to fold. That is what the “F” in the TF stands for in the treadmill’s name. The starting price for the TF series is $2,499. They have a hydraulic system to make folding and unfolding the deck easier. This is a very helpful feature as Matrix treadmills are heavy and durable.

Matrix T Series Reviews

With the T series, you will need a dedicated space for one of these treadmills. They do not fold up and can be quite heavy. The starting price for the T series is $2,699. The T series has strong motors and the durable deck can accommodate users who weigh up to 400 lbs.

Matrix Treadmills Base Specifications

Choosing a Matrix treadmill means you will be selecting a treadmill in two steps. First, we would like to cover the base specifications of each treadmill model, so you can have a clearer idea of what the three different console offer you Matrix treadmill.

Matrix TF30 base treadmill

  • Folding treadmill
  • 20” x 55” running area
  • 3.25 CHP motor size
  • Ultimate Deck™ System
  • 2-ply belt
  • Incline range 0% to 15%
  • Max speed 12.5 MPH
  • Weight of treadmill 282 lbs
  • Max user weight 350 lbs
  • Passport Ready
  • ViaFit capable
  • Sprint 8
  • Lifetime warranty for motor and frame, 5-year parts, 5-year console, 2-year labor

Matrix TF50 base treadmill

  • Folding treadmill
  • 20” x 60” running area
  • 3.25 CHP motor size
  • Ultimate Deck™ System
  • 2-ply belt
  • Incline range 0% to 15%
  • Max speed 12.5 MPH
  • Weight of treadmill 298 lbs
  • Max user weight 400 lbs
  • Passport Ready
  • ViaFit capable
  • Sprint 8
  • Lifetime warranty for motor and frame, 7-year parts, 5-year console, 2-year labor

Matrix T50 base treadmill

  • Non-folding treadmill
  • 20” x 60” running area
  • 3.25 CHP motor size
  • Ultimate Deck™ System
  • 2-ply belt
  • Incline range 0% to 15%
  • Max speed 12.5 MPH
  • Weight of treadmill 265 lbs
  • Max user weight 400 lbs
  • ViaFit capable
  • Sprint 8
  • Lifetime warranty for motor and frame, 7-year parts, 5-year console, 2-year labor

Matrix T75 base treadmill

  • Non-folding treadmill
  • 22” x 60” running area
  • 3.0 CHP motor size
  • Ultimate Deck™ System
  • 2-ply belt
  • Incline range 0% to 12%
  • Max speed 12.5 MPH
  • Weight of treadmill 304 lbs
  • Max user weight 400 lbs
  • Passport Ready
  • ViaFit capable
  • Lifetime warranty for motor and frame, 7-year parts, 5-year console, 2-year labor

Customize Your Matrix Treadmill With 3 Different Consoles

There are three different consoles which you can choose to customize your Matrix treadmill. It allows you to control which features you want and which ones you can do without. Below are the different capabilities of each console.

XR Simple

  • 8.5” LCD blue screen
  • Passport Ready
  • Sprint 8
  • ViaFit Connectivity
  • Workout programs (Manual, Intervals, Calories, Heart Rate, Hills, Sprint 8)
  • Wi-Fi enabled (for ViaFit and software updates)
  • Workout info (Displays speed, calories, incline, heart rate, distance, time, pace)
  • 5-year parts warranty, 2-year warranty

XER Intuitive

  • 10” touchscreen
  • Passport Ready
  • Sprint 8
  • Virtual Active Integrated
  • ViaFit Connectivity
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • USB port
  • Smartphone compatible
  • Speakers
  • Workout programs (Manual, Resistance Intervals, Speed, Incline Intervals, Calories, Calorie Goals, Distance, Distance Goals, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Fat Burn, Hills, Sprint 8)
  • Wi-Fi enabled (for ViaFit, entertainment apps, and software updates)
  • Entertainment options – Facebook, Myfitnesspal, Hulu Plus, Twitter, Netflix, Weather, YouTube
  • Workout info (Displays speed, previous speed, pace, average pace, calories, calories per hour, incline, previous incline, heart rate, distance, time, watts)
  • 5-year parts warranty, 2-year warranty

XIR Ultimate

  • 16” touchscreen
  • Passport Ready
  • Sprint 8
  • Virtual Active Integrated
  • ViaFit Connectivity
  • Bluetooth enabled
  • Smartphone compatible
  • Speakers
  • Workout programs (Manual, Resistance Intervals, Speed, Incline Intervals, Calories, Calorie Goals, Distance, Distance Goals, Heart Rate, Target Heart Rate, Fat Burn, Hills, Sprint 8)
  • Wi-Fi enabled (for ViaFit and software updates)
  • Entertainment options – Facebook, Myfitnesspal, Hulu Plus, Twitter, Netflix, Weather, YouTube, Web Browser
  • Workout info (Displays speed, previous speed, pace, average pace, calories, calories per hour, incline, previous incline, heart rate, distance, time, watts)
  • 5-year parts warranty, 2-year warranty

Our Ruling On Matrix Treadmills

While we like the Matrix treadmills, we do admit that they can be a pricey option. Depending on which console you choose, some of this expense can be cut down. However, the XER and XIR consoles are the ones we prefer as they help users utilize the Matrix treadmills capabilities. This does cause the price of the Matrix treadmills to rise to at lowest $2,999, which is a steep price for many looking at home treadmills.

Yet their excellent durability and quality construction do make Matrix treadmills worth considering when looking for your next treadmill.

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