True PS300 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
True does the best job with orthopedic belts and the PS300 is no exception to this rule. If you are looking for an affordable True that has a 60" belt, this is your best option.
The orthopedic belt is well worth the extra money, and with True's patented deck system, it alleviates the concerns we normally have with ortho belts.
The True PS300 is a solid treadmill at $3,199. It's very similar to the PS100 with a better warranty and a slightly smaller belt that is orthopedic. We're not normally big fans of orthopedic belts, but True knows how to pull them off better than anyone else, which makes this model worth the extra $300 over the PS100.
The walking area is quite large. The belt measures in at 21" x 60", which is a solid 1" wider than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that comes on most of today's treadmills. Larger users with a wider stance that are familiar with the standard size walking belt may find this model to be more accommodating.
You get a decent motor with this machine, but if you do your homework you can find much cheaper treadmills that have similar power producing capabilities. You can reach speeds of up to 12 mph with this model, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A really nice cushioning system is found on this treadmill. An orthopedic belt is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Many times orthopedic belts cause more problems than they're worth, but the deck system True uses prevents it from being a problem. You're not going to find a more forgiving or durable running surface in this price range.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this model is okay. There are quite a few models that sell for less than $2,000 that have a life expectancy that's similar to this one. The quality of parts used is also good, but not great.
The warranty on the True PS300 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 7 years, the motor is covered for 30 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is the kind of coverage you hope to see when you're making a $3,000+ investment on your treadmill.