Matrix Fitness TF50 Treadmill with XIR Console Review
by Elizabeth Bauer
The Matrix TF50 with the XIR screen is perfect for every fitness level, whether you’re planning your next half marathon, or you’re just trying to reach your step goals for the day. The TF50 framing has assisted folding and four transport wheels for easy folding and moving. Getting it out of the way is as easy as 1,2,3; lift the running deck until you hear the lock “click”, unlock the transport wheels, and push or pull the handlebars.
The folding feature is great for storage, but it also helps with the stability of the treadmill while in use. When I am running on a treadmill and I feel like it’s not stable under my feet is the worst—not to mention trying to focus on a screen that’s shaking all over the place. The robust framing coupled with the additional folding frame allows for a sturdy running or walking experience. If you’re like me, a treadmill with a skipping or slipping belt can ruin my workout. The 2-ply belt and Johnson Drive System make sure each time your foot hits the belt, the motor recalibrates so it can keep up with you each step of the way.
When it comes to entertainment and workout tracking, the TF50 has it all. Whether you’re looking to catch up on your favorite Netflix show, track your training miles for an upcoming race on the free ViaFit app, or walk in a different part of the world, the XIR gives you everything you need displayed on it’s 16″ touch console. If you’re looking for that extra push and accountability, I would recommend checking out the Sprint 8 programming. Sprint 8 is great for those well-versed in HIIT training or novices looking to get started with a quick and efficient 20-minute workout. The program comes loaded with 4 difficulty levels ranging, from beginner to elite, and the option to have Coach Phil Campbell walk you through each step explaining the process and cheering you on.
I hope this helps you while you navigate the world of treadmills! Remember, you get what you pay for and with the Matrix TF50 XIR, you’re getting a quality treadmill, with everything you need to keep you going for many years to come. Happy exercising!