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TRUE Performance 300 Treadmill Review

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How long will the TRUE Performance 300 last?

The True Performance 300 is a treadmill that has been built to withstand years of heavy use from joggers and runners weighing less than 350lbs. Its sturdy construction can handle most athletic levels of demands without worrying about wear-and-tear on equipment. True also backs up this purchase with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 30 years on the motor, 7 years on parts, and 1 year on labor warranty.

Brief Overview

The True Performance 300 is the step up offering from the Performance 100 out of the four choices in the PS series. It is distinguishable from the Performance 100 by price, plastic vs metal straddle holders, a finished weight difference, the orthopedic belt offering, and an additional 2 years have been added on the parts warranty. Both the 100 and 300 carry the same technical and functional aspects.

Overall Quality

One of the biggest concerns with the True Performance 300 is the orthopedic belt and how it affects the drive motor and mechanical components. A thicker belt means that there is more strain on these components than thinner belts, but you can combat this by taking proper care of your machine and keeping your workout area clean. There is not a fan listed in the specs so get ready to sweat! The True Performance 300 has a slightly higher finished weight of 308 lbs. We think this treadmill is a great option for multiple users due to its high quality construction and large running space. It also comes equipped with a 3.0 HP motor to handle up to 12 mph and an incline of 15%. If you are wanting a more extreme machine – check out the other 2 treadmills in this series – the Performance 800 and the Performance 825.

Things we like

  • warranty
  • larger running surface

Things we dislike

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Power Source 120V/15A
Cord Length 8' / 2.4 m
Drive Motor 3 HP DC continuous
Belt Lubricant Infused Orthopedic
Impact System TRUE Soft System®
Speed Range 0.5 to 12.0 mph / 0.8 to 19.3 kmh
Incline/Decline Range 0 to 15%
Quick Access: Quick Speed & Quick Touch Incline Keys
Frame Construction Robotically Welded Heavy-Gauge Steel
Handrail Design Protective Foam Flared Handrails
Bluetooth Heart Rate Yes
Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Yes
Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Polar® Compatible
Safety Clip Yes
Extended Handrails Yes
Water Bottle Holder Yes (2)
Footprint 79"L x 32.6"W x 57"H (200.6 cm x 82.8 cm x 145 cm)
Running Surface 60"L x 21"W (152 cm x 53 cm)
Machine Weight 308 lbs / 140 kg
Maximum User Weight 350 lbs / 159 kg
Step-Up Height 6.25" / 16 cm
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels
HRC Cruise Control Yes
Heart Rate Control Programs Yes
Weight Loss Workouts Yes
Performance Workouts Yes
Speed Workouts Yes
Hill Workouts Yes
Distance Workouts Yes


Warranty Type: Residential Frame: Lifetime Motor: 30 Years Parts: 7 Years Labor: 1 Year


The True Performance 300 has won many awards and was named one of the Top Ten Treadmills of 2017 and First Place 2019 and 2020 Best Buy. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


True, a leading manufacturer of treadmills in the US, has continued to build high quality products with their Performance 300 model. True's consistent dedication to building the highest-quality products is evident in the features found here like a better warranty, an orthopedic belt, and convenient functions for both moderate and heavy users alike. The True Performance 300 is indubitably one of bestsellers at True Fitness. It's a great choice for heavier users who are looking to get some commercial quality workouts in and can support multiple people per day on it.