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Matrix T30 XIR Treadmill Review

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How long will the Matrix T30 XIR last?

The Matrix T30 XIR treadmill is built with a welded frame that has a solid weight of 289 lbs. and can hold users up to a 350 lb. weight max. Johnson backs this model with a lifetime warranty on the frame, motor, and cushioning with 5 years on parts, and 2 years on labor which means they have faith in the lasting hardiness of their design. The T30 is suitable for light to moderate use and will last many walkers and light joggers’ seasons of workout delight with proper care and maintenance.

Brief Overview

The Matrix T30 XIR treadmill is the cream of the T30 crop with an updated larger console and quality features built on a robust frame that is meant to last. While the T30 does not fold, it has a compact footprint that can easily be rolled aside on four wheels when workouts are complete and has a modern, sleek look that will fit effortlessly into any home atmosphere. It is not quite budget-friendly at almost $4000, but the T30 contains quality specs that keep it compatible to other models while being backed by generous warranties and a reputable parent company name.

Overall Quality

The Matrix T30 XIR treadmill, while entry-level, packs quite a punch with its commercial grade feature offerings for walkers and joggers. There is a 3.0 HP CD motor which is powerful enough to take users up to max speeds of 12.5 MPH, allowing for quick sprints upon occasion for higher concentrated workouts. The T30 has a 12% incline which offers greater intensity for those that like to climb their way to success on a cushioned 1” deck suspension system all in the comfort of an indoor home gym setting. A 20” x 55” running space is better suited for the persuasion of humans with shorter strides yet is wide and roomy enough to add in upper workouts for higher level exercise efforts.
The Matrix T30 XIR treadmill comes with a huge 16” color touchscreen that enables users’ interactive workout experiences with the addition of a monthly iFit subscription purchase. The XIR console offers full Bluetooth compatibility so users can connect their devices for music or streaming options, or they can find their favorite sites by searching the web browser. There are 13 built in programs that can be used without the subscription that still provide excellent cardio training for a multitude of users.

Things we like

  • Warranty
  • 16” console
  • Technological options

Things we dislike

  • X
    Not built for serious runners with longer strides


Display 40 cm / 16" Class HD Touchscreen
Assembled Dimensions 195 x 90 x 157 cm / 77" x 35" x 62"
Cushioning System Ultimate Deck System
Deck Thickness 25.4 mm / 1"
Drive System 3.00 HP Continuous-Duty DC Johnson Drive System
Extras Water Bottle Pockets, Device Rack, Heart Rate Grips
Frame Type Non-Folding
Incline Range 0 to 12%
Max User Weight 159 kg / 350 lbs
Running Surface Area 51 x 140 cm / 20" x 55"
Running Belt 2-ply, 1.6 mm
Speed Range 0.8 to 20 km/h / 0.5 to 12.5 mph
Weight 131 kg / 289 lbs
iFIT iFIT® Enabled, 30-Day Membership Included


Home Warranty Lifetime frame, motor and cushioning, 5 years parts, 2 years labor


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The Matrix T30 XIR treadmill is an optimal mix of technology and function built by a reputable company with generous warranties that gives the purchaser security in the lasting quality of their investment. On a technological level, the T30 XIR rivals all competitive models as it has access to an iFit subscription that offers world-wide exercise opportunities. On a functional level, the T30 XIR does not quite add up to other brands regarding speed, incline, and motor capabilities in this price range so if you are a serious runner with a longer stride, the T50 upgraded model might be better suited for you.