Vision TR20 Touch Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The touch is a beautiful design but you can get a True PS300 for less and get more of a treadmill.
Nearly a $4000 MSRP Vision makes for no competition with the rest of the market out there. A nice screen isn't worth $4k on an average treadmill.
The Vision TF20 is the upgraded version of the TF20 Classic. At $3,699, Vision is charging you $1,300 for a touchscreen and additional programming. They essentially took an already overpriced machine, made slight upgrades, and then overcharged for those upgrades. You can find a treadmill with similar quality for less than $2,000.
The walking area is a decent size. The belt measures in at 20" x 57", which is a good 3" shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt that is seen on many of today's treadmills. This should still provide enough room for larger users to run on comfortably without altering their stride.
A motor that has no business being in a model that costs more than $3,000 powers this machine. You can pay $2,500 less and get a treadmill that has greater power producing capabilities. Speeds of up to 12 mph are attainable, however, so even experienced runners should have no problem challenging themselves.
A cushioning system that is disappointing comes on this model. Ultra Zone cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. Treadmills that cost less than $2,000 often have an equally forgiving and durable running surfaces.
As far as projected reliability is concerned, this machine is awful. There are a few treadmills that cost just over $1,000 that have longer life expectancies than this one has. The quality of parts used makes the price tag seem laughable.
The warranty on the Vision TF20 Touch is good. Labor is covered for 2 years, parts are covered for 5 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This kind of coverage is nice, but it's nowhere near enough to make up for the disparity in durability and price that this treadmill displays.