TRUE Performance 800 Treadmill Review 2024

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How long will the TRUE Performance 800 last?

The True 800 is a high-end model weighing in at 330 lbs., and can hold users up to 350 lbs. The warranty offered by this treadmill shows that True believes their product will last for many years with proper maintenance; as they cover a lifetime on the frame, 30 years on motors, 10 years on parts, and 1 year labor. A moderate to heavy jogger should expect a decent number of years out of this machine.

Brief Overview

The True 800 is a high-quality treadmill with commercial grade parts. When buying this product, you are guaranteed to get great durability and performance from your purchase with its heavy-duty motor as well as an adjustable cushioning system that provides comfort during running or walking. The only downfall would be if someone has tight budget constraints. But if money isn't an issue, then this treadmill is worth looking into for your home gym; just make sure to take advantage of any sales you can find by shopping around.

Overall Quality

The adjustable cushioning on the Performance 800 is one of our favorite features. This treadmill allows you to choose how much comfort your feet have while running, and it has eight levels. Training on asphalt? Lower and firm. Looking to lessen impact when training at an advanced level? Choose softer settings so it feels more like walking outside in nature. It is also designed to reduce the painful impact on joints, arches and back while helping extend your workout longer and longer. The treadmill has an exclusive lubricant infused, orthopedic belt which reduces the force of each step, and it has a 4 HP DC continuous motor with speeds ranging from 0-12 mph that will provide quality indoor workouts. Along with the 15% incline, the user will have many opportunities to get in shape.
The 9” interactive console is designed to make your workouts easier and more enjoyable. With 6 different user profiles, you can save each person's favorite workout for later use. The App Tracking Technology allows users an opportunity of tracking progress through various types of fitness activities while advanced Bluetooth connectivity makes connecting seamless no matter what device is used.

Things we like

  • adjustable cushioning system
  • 4.0 motor
  • large running space

Things we dislike

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    basic technology


Power Source 110V/15A
Cord Length 8' / 2.4 m
Drive Motor 4 HP DC continuous
Reversible Deck Yes
Belt Lubricant Infused Orthopedic
Impact System TRUE Soft Select® (Adjustable)
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 Incline Keys
Frame Construction Robotically Welded Heavy-Gauge Steel
Handrail Design Protective 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)
Footprint 79"L x 32.6"W x 57"H (200.6 cm x 82.7 cm x 145 cm)
Running Surface 60"L x 21"W (152 cm x 53 cm)
Machine Weight 330 lbs / 150 kg
Maximum User Weight 350 lbs / 159 kg
Step-Up Height 6.25" / 15.88 cm
Portability 2 Front Transport Wheels
Soft Select Yes


Warranty Type: Residential
Frame: Lifetime
Motor: 30 Years
Parts: 10 Years
Labor: 1 Year


The True 800 was awarded out our 2nd Place 2021 Best Buy Winner in the $4,000 to $5,999 dollar category and 3rd place in 2020. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Performance 800 treadmill offers a variety of features and specifications to meet the needs for all types of users with larger budgets. The high-quality parts and components, combined with the excellent service make it a great investment. With warranties that last for years to come you can count on putting in heavy use without worrying about its durability or longevity. If you are looking for a reliable and straighfoward treadmill that will get the job done, then it doesn't hurt to take some time with Performance 800. Although there are other machines within this price range which offer better features or more up-to date technology; we believe this machine will last for years to come and is a solid purchase overall.

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wayne hutson- Not good luckFeb 04, 2021

Just purchased a performance 800. Not having good luck with it. Tried contacting the company but they are not responding. It is supposed to connect to Zwift. Mine did for about a minute after many hours of trying. Forums that I checked out all say the same thing. Can't get the performance 800 to connect well to Zwift especially if using a PC The console is also a bit glitchy. Periodically have to stop the treadmill and let the console reset. Not a great unit if you are trying to get a personal best time - eg a 5km distance. Too many buttons to press to get it going.