True Z5.0 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The classic design that put True on the map. It is a great design if you want a full-featured, quality treadmill and have limited room. Also is quiet and soft- not bad but what can you expect for nearly $4k.
Customers that set value by a higher level of care and service can select the True Z5.0 without hesitation. In our recent customer service study, True rated #1.
Features extreme users would love...
The large frame motor is good enough to power the tread belt
The 3 HP motor is adequately powerful to add trust to a 20" x 54" walking belt but it suffers in comparison with motors slightly down the price ladder that are doing better. This is one of the reasons it lost out to Precor 9.31 in the Best Buy stakes in the $3,000 to $3,999 category.
But it guarantees one of the quietest workouts you'll ever get, so quiet that you can listen to TV or have a phone conversation.
The walking belt is shorter but adequate to accommodate the average user and it is designed that way for tight apartments
The walking area measuring 22" x 54" is below the industry standard by around 6" but is large enough to accommodate a wide cross section of people, barring the big guys. Economizing the running area would be in tune with company strategy to keep the treadmill compact and minimize its footprint to maximize home workout space
Cushioning technology well designed for extreme runners
Cushioning is excellent for this price category and an orthopedic belt offers additional impact protection to the joints and knees. This is definitely one of the most forgiving running surfaces in this category today.
The heavier machine build tolerates power users
The machine checks in at 260 pounds and can tolerate users up to 350 pounds, so heavier users can pursue extreme fitness without losing stability.
Strong warranty, considering the quality of parts
The warranty for the True Z5.0 is lifetime for frame, 30 years for motor, 10 years for parts, and 1 year for labor. This is only realistic considering the extremely high quality of parts and sturdy and compact design of the treadmill. The chances are good that the warranty won't be invoked for a long time.
What stands between you and physical perfection...
Too pricey for the common man and the average budget
This is about as high end as it gets from the common man's view and this price point is like Mount Everest peak for the average mountain hiker. But if for a moment you move beyond budget limitations into the twilight zone of technical perfection and the physical demands of extreme workouts, then you may appreciate why this treadmill is in a class of its own.
The final word
The True Z5.0 (at $3,799) was the 3rd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $3,000-3,999 price range.
True Z5 lost out to Precor and Lifespan in having fewer features and a dated design so it is definitely overpriced at $3,799. But in the larger picture it is difficult to complain when you are offered one of the sturdiest, softest, smoothest and quietest treadmills in the market.
If you need a compact unit and have a nice sized budget, it is impossible to get better than True. The update from the older Z series just makes it better.