True Z5.4 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The adjustable cushioning is the main reason to get this one over the Z5.0. If you are in this price range, $800 should be well worth it. This is the treadmill design that put True on the map.
True is the only company that has perfected the orthopedic belt system. When you combine this with their adjustable cushioning, it makes for an excellent treadmill experience.
The True Z5.4 is very similar to the Z5.0. The main improvement you get is an adjustable cushioning system. This is combined with an orthopedic belt. While we aren't usually fans of orthopedic belts, True knows how to pull it off better than anyone else. This model sells for $4,699, and the cushioning system is worth the extra $800 it costs over the Z5.0.
The walking area on this model is decent. The belt measures in at 22" x 54". This is 2" wider and 6" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is found on most of today's treadmills. The length should provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride, and the width may prove to feel more accommodating to users with wider stances.
You'll get an okay motor in this machine. Many of the models in this price range use similar motors, but you can find treadmills that sell for less than $2,000 that have slightly greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable on this model, so even experienced runners shouldn't have a problem challenging themselves.
A fantastic cushioning system comes with this treadmill. Adjustable Soft System cushioning uses a softer front zone to reduce impact and a firmer back zone to provide a stable push off area. This is combined with an orthopedic belt. You'll have a hard time finding a more forgiving or durable cushioning system at any price.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is great. There aren't many models that we reviewed that have a longer life expectancy than this one does. The quality of parts is also very impressive.
The noise levels of this treadmill are very low. It's difficult to find a model that is quieter during operation than this one is. If low noise levels are important to you, this model may be what you're looking for.
The warranty on the True Z5.4 is good. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 10 years, the motor is covered for 30 years, and the frame is covered for life.