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Matrix T75 Review

Quick Summary

The Matrix T75 treadmill ($3,999) is a luxury trainer for home use. Designed for the 2018 model year, it’s replaced the T70 as Matrix Fitness’s top-of-the-line treadmill. In sum this 300-pound fitness machine is meant for home gyms that are high traffic or otherwise call for very durable equipment. Its electronics are impressive too: Options include stereo speakers, virtual reality exercise videos, and social media apps. Like all Matrix treadmills the T75 is compatible with three consoles as explained below.

Specifications

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Model Matrix T75
Rating

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84.8%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$3,999
Best Price

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$3,999
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.8 - 12.5 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0-12%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

3.0 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 60"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

2-ply, 2.2mm
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

varies
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

400 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Contact Grips
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

79" x 36" x 61"
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

XR, XER or XIR
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Cushioning: Lifetime
Parts: 7 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 84.8%

Our Rating

Rating: 84.8/100. Meet the Matrix T75, a new luxury treadmill that aims to replace gym memberships. At $4K this fitness machine is priced like treadmills sold to exclusive health clubs – and in our review, the sticker price makes pretty good sense. That’s considering the T75’s durability, special features like optional virtual reality exercise settings, and a competitive warranty. Even in a busy Brady Bunch-style household we’d expect the T75 treadmill to serve well for many years.

What makes this cardio trainer especially strong? One standout feature is the commercial AC motor, which is optimized for heavy daily use. Another top component on the new T75 is the 22” x 60” running belt; it can serve maintenance-free for thousands of miles. For comparison many cheaper treadmills have one-ply belts that wear more quickly and require maintenance every few hundred miles. Details about the Matrix T75 motor, belt and other parts are presented below under “What We Like.”

An all-around luxury ride, the Matrix T75 treadmill also has advanced workout programming and can be upgraded with multimedia extras. At checkout shoppers choose from three consoles that differ in price, workout selection, display technology, and features for entertainment/multitasking. All three Matrix consoles support wireless heart rate monitoring and automated data sharing. Two of the consoles have color touchscreens and built-in virtual reality exercise videos by Virtual Active.

Pros:

  • Seven-year parts warranty
  • Commercial AC motor with 3.0 CHP
  • Maintenance-free tread belt, 2.2 mm thick
  • Long and extra-wide workout area, 60” x 22”
  • Power incline to maximum 12 percent
  • High speed of 12.5 mph
  • Well-designed preset workouts on each console
  • Optional on-board Virtual Active video
  • Optional integration of Passport Player (See Virtual Active on your TV)
  • Media rack fits a magazine or mobile device
  • Optional speakers, USB port, mobile apps & web browser
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • Wireless data tracking
  • Cup holders
  • High capacity (400 pounds)

Cons:

  • High up-front cost, and new Virtual Active videos cost extra
  • Not foldable or easily repositioned; machine weighs more than 300 pounds

Introduction

The Matrix T75 leads the Matrix Fitness home treadmill line for 2018. Modeled after health club fitness machines, this unit is significantly more durable than the average home treadmill. Below are details about the parts and electronics introduced above. Also below are specifics about the Matrix T75 treadmill warranty.

Workout Programs

Treadmill workout programs help people reach fitness goals efficiently. With Matrix you get classic workout programs with any console choice: five on the XR console, ten on the XER, and 11 on the XIR.

With each console you also get the Sprint8 training app, which can help you trim fat and gain strength remarkably quickly. This science-based workout program has been proven to cut body fat, promote lean muscle mass and improve cholesterol in just eight weeks. These benefits can be achieved with 20-minute treadmill workouts every other day.

The XR console shows built-in workouts on a monochromatic LED. The XER has a 6” video-enabled touch screen and the XIR has a 10” video-enabled touch screen.

All three consoles let you train with Virtual Active videos, although for the XR a Passport Player is required. Virtual Active videos help create the sense of outdoor training by adjusting sights and sounds to your workout pace. The Matrix XER and XIR consoles are Virtual Active integrated, and three scenic video tours are built-in. All three consoles are compatible with a Passport Player, which can send Virtual Active to your home entertainment system for a more immersive view.

Matrix T75 Features

Speakers and iPod/iPhone-compatible ports are included on the XER and XIR consoles.

More than a dozen mobile apps are built into the XER and XIR consoles. Examples are Facebook, Twitter, Hulu, YouTube and MyFitnessPal.

The top-tier XIR console has a web browser.

The T75 is the only Matrix home treadmill with a maintenance-free exercise belt. This belt can serve for thousands of miles without needing any maintenance besides dusting.

For comfort the Matrix T75 has an extra-wide workout space. It’s 22 inches wide whereas the standard is 20. The track is 60” long, which is the standard for club treadmills.

The deck’s power incline has settings from zero to 12 percent. Incline can be controlled with buttons on the machine frame and console, as well as by training programs.

The T75 treadmill supports heart rate monitoring with touch sensors and wireless telemetry. A chest strap is included with the XER and XIR consoles. A chest strap is sold separately from the XR.

Each Matrix treadmill console has Bluetooth for syncing with ViaFit Connect, which is a mobile app for fitness activity logging. When in range of your iOS or Android device, the fitness machine can automatically transfer treadmill workout stats such as heart rate, calories burned and distance traveled. ViaFit can also sync with wearable fitness devices and other fitness tracking apps such as MyFitnessPal.

Warranty & Guarantee

The Matrix T75 treadmill warranty is valid for home use only. It provides this coverage:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Deck: Lifetime

– Parts: 7 Years

– Console: 5 Years

– Labor: 2 Years

Matrix Fitness also provides a 30 day “no questions asked” return period on its treadmills.

Conclusion

The Matrix T75 treadmill is made for home gym shoppers willing to spend extra for maintenance-free machinery and high quality electronics. This new model can handle your toughest workouts, and over many years it can deliver good value. Even so, recognize that this pricey treadmill could be more machine than you need. If you’d like to stay with this respected brand, compare the new T75 with other Matrix treadmills to be sure this is your best match.