Matrix TF30 Treadmill
The Matrix TF30 is one of two foldable treadmills newly introduced to the residential market from one of the most well-respected names in the industry. The company decided to bring the high commercial quality that they are known for to the home market, and so far they are doing an incredible job.
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Speed : up to 12.5 mph
Incline : up to 15%
Motor : 3.25 HP Johnson Drive System
Display : Three Console Choices
Treadbelt : 20" x 55"
Cushioning : Ultimate Deck System
Folding : Yes
Maximum user weight : 350 lbs.
Warranty : Lifetime for frame, motor, cushioning, 5 years parts, 2 years labor
Ultimate Deck System
The TF30, as well as its big brother, the Matrix TF50, both feature the Ultimate Deck System, which includes a heavy duty frame and commercial grade cushioning.
This is the same system found in their professional treadmills, which ensures years of use with little or no maintenance required, regardless of how often or how hard you train.
Perhaps the coolest feature of the Matrix treadmills is the ability to choose one of three consoles that suit your needs.
You have the basic XR LCD display, the XER Intuitive with a 10″ touchscreen and Bluetooth, and the XIR Ultimate with a large 16″ HD touch screen and web browser built in. The ZER and XIR come with a library of apps as well.
With each step up you get more features and capabilities, so it’s a matter of fining the one that has what you are looking for.
The Matrix TF30, along with the TF50, is one of the few high-end, commercial grade treadmills that actually folds up for storage. (If you don’t need folding check out the T50 model as well.)
So you get the benefits of a health club machine with the convenience of a residential model…the best of both worlds.
ViaFit Tracking and Passport
Another unique feature of the Matrix treadmills is ViaFit connectivity, which allows you to track all of your workouts, share your results with friends, set goals for yourself and more. This really keeps you motivated.
The TF30 is also Passport Ready (module sole separately), which means you can watch HD videos of various locations while you run, synced to the speed and intensity of your run. So it’s like you are actually there training.
Other Great Features
The Matrix TF30 includes the exclusive Sprint 8 Interval Training Program, a special workout designed to provide great results in a short period of time.
You also get an additional 5 to 14 workouts depending on which console you choose.
It comes with the durable yet quiet Johnson Drive System, 20″ x 55″ deck, up to 15% incline, max user weight of 350 lbs., transport wheels, heart rate grips, water bottle holder and a solid warranty.
The Matrix TF30 is a high end treadmill, just like one from Life Fitness or Precor, and as such is more expensive than a typical residential machine.
Still, it is well worth the money if you have it. The base XR console is around $2499, the XER is $2999 and the top of the line XIR is $3499.
Not For Taller Users
The TF30 is ideal for average size users, but with the 55″ width taller/larger users will be much better served with the TF50 treadmill with a 60″ wide deck. That one has a larger max weight capacity (400 vs. 350), a thicker belt, soft touch buttons and a few additional features.
The Matrix TF30 is one of the best treadmills you can buy for your home. It’s essentially a health club machine right in your own gym.
Build is second to none, cushioning is ideal, you have good incline, plenty of workouts and console selection.
Again, if you are on the tall side consider the TF50 as well. It will be much more comfortable for you. But you really can’t go wrong with either of these two folding treadmills.