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Matrix TF50 XR Treadmill Review

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How long will the Matrix TF50 XR last?

The Matrix TF50 XR folding treadmill is built with welded steel and aluminum and has a solid assembled weight of 346 lbs. The TF50 is rated for users with weight capacities of up to 400 lbs. and is designed to be easily folded away with optimal space saving abilities. Johnson has backed the TF50 XR with a generous lifetime frame, motor, and cushioning warranty, 7 years on parts, and 2 years on labor which shows the faith in the lasting quality of this build. Moderate users with proper care and maintenance will get many years of service from the Matrix TF50 XR folding treadmill.

Brief Overview

The XR is the base console choice in the TF50 folding treadmill series. It is rudimentary and simplistic in nature and offers performance information for those focused solely on cardio fitness. The XR console is limited in technological options yet comes suited for home atmospheres with commercial grade features. It is robust and appropriate for all levels of fitness devotees who still need the space saving option of a foldable treadmill.

Overall Quality

The Matrix TF50 XR folding treadmill is rock solid in its design and quality feature offerings for those who are interests more in fundamental operating components than entertainment availability. It comes with a 3.25 HP CD motor which is suitable for moderate use and offers smooth performance and speeds from 0.5 to 12.5 MPH. The running area has been updated and is a larger 20” x 60” which allows those with longer strides the ability to reach their maximum potential while inclines up to 15% stoke intensities to a higher level during cardio exercise. A 1” deck is surrounded by a cushioning system that is covered by a lifetime warranty and offers softer impacts on lower body extremities. The T50 XR is well designed to offer optimal exercise to walkers and runners alike. The Matrix TF50 folding treadmill XR console choice comes with minimal technology but does connect wirelessly for heartrate information and contains Bluetooth compatibility through a connection with headphones provided by users. There are 5 built in programs in the console that are shown on an 8.5” LCD screen along with other pertinent performance information that is easy to read due to the soothing, blue-colored backlit display.

Things we like

  • warranty
  • longer running surface
  • space saving ability
  • decent build

Things we dislike

  • X
    no decline
  • X
    no entertainment features


Display 22 cm / 8.5" Extra-Wide Blue LCD
iFIT iFIT® Enabled, 30-Day Membership Included
Assembled Dimensions 206 x 90 x 158 cm / 81" x 35" x 62"
Cushioning System Ultimate Deck System
Deck Thickness 25.4 mm / 1"
Drive System 3.25 HP Continuous-Duty DC Johnson Drive System
Extras Water Bottle Pockets, Device Rack, Soft-Touch Buttons, Heart Rate Grips, Aluminum Side Rails, 4-Wheel Transport System
Folded Dimensions 106 x 90 x 192 cm / 42" x 35" x 76"
Frame Type Folding
Incline Range 0 to 15%
Max User Weight 181 kg / 400 lbs
Running Surface Area 51 x 152 cm / 20" x 60"
Running Belt 2-ply, 2.2 mm
Speed Range 0.8 to 20 km/h / 0.5 to 12.5 mph
Weight 157 kg / 346 lbs


Home Warranty Lifetime frame, motor and cushioning, 7 years parts, 2 years labor


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The Matrix TF50 XR folding treadmill is built with commercial grade features and sturdier than a lot of non-folding models with a robust build and a focus on performance instead of entertainment. The TF50 is suited for multiple levels of fitness users and comes backed by generous warranties while offering space saving capabilities. Walkers and runners of all shapes and sizes will be pleased with the TF50 addition to the folding treadmill industry.