Livestrong T1xe by Matrix Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Livestrong's new commercial model for the home with a 7" LCD screen. We would save $1000 and get a TV to put in front of the machine.
Great expected durability and one of the most solid treadmills you can get for the home.
The Livestrong T1xe by Martin isn't a bad value at $6,195, but it makes more sense to stick with the T1x, which costs $1,000 less. You'll get similar quality, without the 7" LCD screen. Still this is an impressive machine, which it should be for more than $6,000.
The walking area on this model is a good size. The belt is 20" x 60", which has become the standard walking belt size on today's treadmills. This should provide more than enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without having to alter their stride.
You're not going to find a better motor than the one in this machine. Only a handful of treadmills can match the power producing capabilities of this one, and most of those cost more than $7,000. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph, so even experienced runners will be able to challenge themselves.
A nice cushioning system is provided by this treadmill, but it's not really impressive at such a high cost. Ultimate Deck Cushioning System is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. You can find a similarly durable and forgiving running surface for about $2,000 if you know where to look.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is great. There aren't very many treadmills that we expect to last as long as this one. The quality of parts used is hard to beat.
The noise levels of this machine are very low. If you want a treadmill that has a quiet operation, this model may be the one for you.
The warranty on the Livestrong T1xe is pretty pathetic considering the price. Wear items are covered for 90 days; parts, labor, and the drive motor are covered for 3 years; and the frame is covered for life. We'd expect better coverage than this, especially on such a durable treadmill.