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One of the strongest treadmills in the $2,500 segment. The only issue I see for Vision is we see more and more of these in apartments and hotels and fewer and fewer in homes. They are that good of a machine but the mid-priced treadmill continues to shrink while the high end is exploding by double digits and the low end is selling like hotcakes. Vision makes a solid as a machine as a runner might like although True has quieter and softer machines and Landice is preferred by some runners for the feel but this one is a decent value unit that makes a compelling case for itself.
|Number of Programs||5 Classic Console,15 Elegant Console, 19 Touch Console|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Contact grips and Polar wireless receiver|
|Speed Range||.5 - 12|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15|
|Weight Capacity||400 Lbs|
|Belt Size||20 x 60|
|Footprint||78 x 43 x 63|
|Weight of Unit||276 Lbs|
|Warranty||Lifetime Cushion Frame and Motor, 7Yr Parts, 2Yr Labor|
Vision is an brand made by Johnson, the maker of Matrix and Horizon units. They are known for making a high value treadmill. For years Johnson Health Tech operated Vision as a separate brand but four years ago decided to merge itsÃ¢Â?Â? operations with their other North American operations.
Quality / Philosophy
Vision is a high quality product that has really upgraded their treadmill lineup in the past few years- except for the handrail design where it looks like an engineer sneezed when he drew it. They are putting high quality parts and are abandoning the lower end of the market. We visited the headquarters and major factory outside of Shanghai and found that Johnson is the most integrated manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. This can be both good and bad. The good is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production. The bad is that you are in control of almost all aspects of production- if you mess up there is no one else to blame. They are focused on doing things the right way so it appears that this is a case where it is good overall. We were impressed with their quality procedures and design and testing processes and the reviews will reflect these facts.
Vision, who once helped shut down many US factories with their innovative manufacturing approach, now is the victim of their own success by pushing some of the quality to their other brands like Horizon. They are making a firm move to the higher end of the market to try to challenge True. We will see how that works out for them. We find many of the Vision machines in light commercial use.