True M30 Elliptical Review

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How long will the True M30 last?

The True M30 Elliptical is constructed from heavy steel and has a robust 275 lb. fully assembled weight that holds up to a maximum of 300 lbs. workout capacity. It is designed for moderate use in a residential setting and will last years with regularly scheduled maintenance. True covers the M30 with a residential lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years on parts, and 1 year on labor. Consumers who unplug the M30 after each use will add to the life expectancy of this machine.

Brief Overview

The True M30 Elliptical is a previous Best Buy Winner and has been recognized as a top-rate machine more than once over the years. It has an excellent build quality, containing a multitude of quality attributes and would be a welcome addition to any residential workout setting. Consumers among a wide range of fitness levels will benefit from the workouts offered on this machine.

Overall Quality

The True M30 Elliptical includes the simple to use Emerge Console containing a retro, orange-colored display screen that shows multiple points of performance data during workout sessions. The console also holds 12 built in workout programs including the Cardio 360™ which enables a choice of lower body, upper body, or total body, low impact workouts by means of the moving handlebars, pedals, and textured side steps. A unique Core Drive® system keeps users centered working and isolating numerous muscles as they trek to their hearts content on the 21” stride length that moves naturally with body exercise motions.

Things we like

  • generous warranty
  • 21” stride length
  • patented heart rate control technology

Things we dislike

  • X
    lack of technology
  • X
    short cord length
  • X
    not enough features for price


Color Silver/Black
Power Source 110V/15A
Cord Length 6' / 1.8 m
Drive System Core Drive®
Total Body Workout Cardio 360™ (Upper Body, Lower Body, Total Body)
Resistance Source Eddy Current Brake
Frame Construction Robotically Welded Heavy-Gauge Steel
Maximum Workload 300 Watts
Stride Length 21" / 53 cm
Footpad Molded Anti-Slip with Textured Pattern
Exercise Arms Protective Dipped Foam
Side Step Design Non-Slip Rubber with Textured Pattern
Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Polar® Compatible
Side Steps Standard
ETL UL 1647 Yes
EN 957 Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Reading Rack/Tablet Holder Yes
Footprint 42"L x 30"W x 64"H (107 cm x 76 cm x 162 cm)
Active Footprint 70"L x 30"W x 64"H / 177 cm x 76 cm x 163 cm
Q-Factor 2" / 5 cm
Weight 275 lbs / 125 kg
Maximum User Weight 300 lbs / 136 kg
Step-Up Height 9" / 23 cm
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels
Cardio 360 Virtual Trainer Program Yes


Warranty Type: Residential
Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year


The True M30 Elliptical was our 3rd place 2021 Best Buy Winner in the $2,000 to $2,999 range and one of the Top 10 ellipticals for 2017. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


In this price range, the True M30 Elliptical contains an excellent mix of quality, engineering, and motion for a wide range of fitness enthusiasts. The lack of technology is telling though, as competitive models offer a connection to the outside world as well as large display screens with interactive technology.