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Vision TF20 Classic Treadmill Review

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EXPERT REVIEW

The tiny vertical support for the handrails is odd but other than that, a good looking design and quite a solid machine for the money. Many of the components just aren't up to what is considered standard in this price range. At this price point, I would be looking at a Proform machine or even a NordicTrack. If I were wanting to buy a Vision, the T40 would be the model I would be looking at. If I like this factory, they now make Horizon units that incorporate much of the quality aspects at a lower price point. If you want a good fold up treadmill and you just don't want an Icon machine, then this could be a possible alternative.

Number of Programs 5 Classic Console,15 Elegant Console, 19 Touch Console
Heart Rate Sensor and Type Contact grips and Polar wireless receiver
Horsepower 2.75
Speed Range .5 - 12
Incline/Decline Range 0 - 15
Weight Capacity 375 Lbs
Belt Size 20 x 57
Footprint 79 x 43 x 63
Folds Yes
Weight of Unit 268 Lbs
Warranty Lifetime Motor and Frame, 5Yr Parts, 2Yr Labor

General Information

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 its? 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.

Outlook

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.

Customer Reviews Coming Soon!

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