True M50 Treadmill Review 2024

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How long will the TRUE M50 last?

The True M50 is the upgrade model in their popular Motivational Series. It's likely to withstand years of heavy use from a jogger or runner weighing less than 300 pounds, as well as it offers sturdy construction that can handle most fitness needs without fail. This treadmill is offered with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 30 years on the motor, 5 years on parts, and 1 year on the labor so despite only weighing 220 lbs., True does believe this frame will stand the test of time.

Brief Overview

The True M50 is an attempt to build on the M30 but the differences are not enough to warrant the extra cost of the M50. The addition of metal straddle covers instead of plastic and an orthopedic, lubricant infused belt are the only differences between the models and do not quite make up for the additional price requested for the M50.

Overall Quality

The True M50 is a great bet for most fitness lovers looking for a base entry level product. You will not get the same amount of programming as other similarly priced competitors, but you do receive a decent machine with all of its durability and high-quality build backed up by the True name brand. Also, if you are looking to save space with a folding model look elsewhere. With speeds up 12 MPH and an incline of 15%, this 3 HP motorized model provides for a decent workout for a heavy jogger or light runner and simultaneously offers the standard two water bottle holders, accessory tray, and integrated tablet holder found on most treadmills. It is important to note the M50 treadmill offers a more basic version of what most people would expect in this price range.

Things we like

  • metal straddle covers
  • great warranty

Things we dislike

  • X


Power Source 120V/15A
Cord Length 8' / 2.4 m
Drive Motor 3 HP DC
Belt Lubricant Infused Orthopedic
Incline/Decline Range 15%
Speed Range 0.5 to 12.0 mph / 0.8 to 19.3 kmh
Belt Size 20 x 58
Handrail Design Protective Dipped Foam Flared Handrails
Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Polar® Compatible
Safety Clip Yes
Extended Handrails Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes (2)
Accessory Tray Yes
Reading Rack/Tablet Holder Yes (Reading Rack)
Footprint 74"L x 29.5"W x 54"H (187 cm x 74 cm x 138 cm)
Running Surface 58"L x 20"W (147 cm x 51 cm)
Machine Weight 220 lbs / 100 kg
Maximum User Weight 300 lbs / 136 kg
Step-Up Height 7" / 17.7 cm
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels
HRC Cruise Control Yes
Soft System Yes


Warranty Type: Residential
Frame: Lifetime
Motor: 30 Years
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 1 Year


We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


For its price point and features the True M50 comes across as adequate in comparison to other treadmills on the market today. There are better options for about the same cost or less so if you are looking at this model be sure ask yourself if what is offered really meet your needs and if it does, then why spend this amount when you could find better for less unless you think you may need the most reliable fitness company to back up its excellent warranty.