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True M50 Elliptical Review

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How long will the True M50 last?

The True M50 Elliptical has a stalwart 276 lb. weight when fully assembled and holds up to a maximum of 300 lbs. workout capacity. It is designed for a multiple consumer household with moderate use and will last for at least a decade with proper care and maintenance. True lavishes a substantial lifetime warranty on the M50 with a decent 5-year coverage on parts and 1 year on labor. Consumers looking to extend the life of their machine should unplug and wipe down after each use.

Brief Overview

Those with smaller abodes will enjoy the compact frame on the True M50 Elliptical bringing a sleek look into any residential workout setting. Built for comfort from the ergonomic handlebars to the oversized pedals, the M50 is a marvel of functionality and grace wrapped up in a heavy steel frame covered by a more than generous lifetime warranty. The M50 is a previous Best Buy Winner and remains a strong contender to this day due to the streamlined design and patented heart target workouts.

Overall Quality

The Emerge Console is the only choice for the True M50 Elliptical and it is a basic console with a retro look that contains 12 built-in programs, including the patented HRC® Cruise Control that controls heartrate levels, along with the Cardio 360™ that targets total body or sole upper or lower body workouts when desired. The M50 has the True unique Core Drive® system in a sleek upright frame offering high performance and a longer 21” stride that favors a larger consumer base of fitness fans. The pedals are orthopedically cushioned for comfort during trekking sessions and work with the multi-grip handlebars to target a large range of muscles during exercise sessions. Side steps are textured for security during upper body toning sessions and allow consumers to safely mount and dismount with a 9” step up height.

Things we like

  • generous warranty
  • 21” stride length
  • target heart rate program

Things we dislike

  • X
    lack of technology
  • X
    short electrical cord


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 Orthopedic Cushioned Soft Grip Footpads
Exercise Arms Ergonomic Multi-Grip Handle
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 163 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 276 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
Core Drive System Yes


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


The True M50 Elliptical was our 2nd Place 2020 Best Buy Winner in the $2,000 to $2,999 price range and our 3rd Place in the 2019 Best Buy race among the same price range elliptical models. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The True M50 Elliptical is a solid investment for consumers looking to add a quality elliptical machine to their workout regime. It has a sleek, upright design that will easily fit into smaller residential living areas and is it covered by an incredibly generous warranty. The M50 contains commercial grade elements and will last years for the consumer willing to take proper care of their investment.