True Performance 300 Elliptical Review

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How long will the True Performance 300 last?

The True Performance 300 is a mighty workout machine with a steadfast 266 lb. weight when fully assembled that holds up to a maximum of 350 lbs. of workout capacity. It is a commercial grade machine tailored for residential use and comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 7 years on parts, and 1 year on labor. Moderate use is best for the Performance 300, and it will last for more than a handful of years with proper care and maintenance.

Brief Overview

The True Performance 300 is one of the best models offered by True containing high quality elements and is a feat of engineering meant to last through many years of workout delight. It has a durable build with a strong design that will readily fit into any home workout space. Though the higher price might put off a lot of budget-conscious buyers, there is no denying the Performance 300 is a worthy investment for any consumer looking to add a bit of elliptical motion to their workout routine.

Overall Quality

The True Performance 300 only comes with the Emerge Console which is simple and easy to use for a wide variety of fitness fans. It contains 12 unique built-in programs, including TRUE’s Cardio 360™ which allows users the choice of upper, lower, or total body workouts during exercise sessions. The stationary grips carry pulse monitors that transmit heart rate date for use of the patented HRC® Cruise Control which maintains heart rates by automatically adjusting both speed and resistance to keep users on target. Side steps assist in mounting as well as allowing users to hold steady during upper body toning sessions. Orthopedic cushioned pedals have a lengthy 21” stride allowing users of all but the tallest of heights to benefit from exercising on this quality machine. Multi-grip handlebars assist with training numerous muscle groups while toning upper body extremities or can be used with the pedals for total body workouts.

Things we like

  • awesome warranty

Things we dislike

  • X
    a bit pricey for some


Color Silver/Black
Power Source 110V/15A
Cord Length 8' / 2.4 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 Soft Step Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Material (Removable)
Exercise Arms Ergonomic Multi-Grip Handle
Handrail Design Extended Handrails with Molded Rubber, Moisture Resistant Grips
Side Step Design Non-Slip Rubber with Textured Pattern
Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Polar® Compatible
Side Steps Standard
Extended Handrails Standard
ETL UL 1647 Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Accessory Tray Yes
Reading Rack/Tablet Holder Yes
Footprint 49"L x 32.5"W x 64"H (24 cm x 83 cm x 163 cm)
Active Footprint 70"L x 32"W x 64"H (177 cm x 82 cm x 163 cm)
Q-Factor 2" / 5 cm
Weight 266 lbs / 121 kg
Maximum User Weight 350 lbs / 159 kg
Step-Up Height 7" / 18 cm
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels & Removable Handles
Cardio 360 Virtual Trainer Program Yes
Core Drive System Yes


Warranty Type: Residential Frame: Lifetime Parts: 7 Years Labor: 1 Year


The True Performance 300 was our 2021 1st Place Best Buy Winner for the $3,000 to $3,999 price range. It was also our 2020 and 2019 1st Place Best Buy Winners for the $3,000 to $3,999 price range as well as one of our Top 10 Ellipticals in 2017. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The True Performance 300 is a top-rate indoor fitness machine that contains a plethora of commendable qualities and is covered by a stellar warranty from a worth-while parent company. It has won many 1st place awards from us over the years and is a beast of a machine that will least years for the consumer willing to properly care for their investment.