True PS800 Review

Editor's Rating: 8.5/10

The True PS800 Treadmill immediately follows the PS300 in True Fitness’s 2014 collection, but it makes quite a jump! Its highlights are a 4 HP motor, 28 preset workout programs, a 15% incline and a 9” display with smartphone port. Five languages are supported by the console.

This unit has a high MSRP, but a reversible deck and a 10-year parts warranty help ward off buyer’s remorse. You can expect the PS800 Treadmill to support a household of exercisers for many years.

What We Like:

  • Program Options:  Programming on the PS800 console makes the treadmill suitable for beginners and experienced trainees alike. Various exercise goals such as weight loss, incline training and distance endurance can be targeted with 28 preset workout apps – including heart rate control programs. There’s room to save four user-designed workouts too, making this treadmill a nice option for a family.
  • Safety Key: A safety key on all PS series treadmills prevents unauthorized/accidental use by children or pets.
  • Multilingual Color Console with Audio:  The 9-inch color console screen is easy on the eyes and simple to use. Workout programs can be adjusted easily with Quick Speed and Quick Incline buttons. The console displays speed, time, distance, calories and heart rate – and you can choose from five languages (English, Arabic, Chinese, German and Spanish). An smartphone port, two water bottle holders and a reading rack are attached.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Activate cruise control for your heart! The PS800’s console is integrated with heart rate monitoring and heart rate control. Grip heart rate sensors are included, and the True PS800 can also be used with wireless monitoring (chest strap sold separately).
  • Adjustable Cushioning: Select firmer track cushioning to mimic outdoor conditions, or a softer track to better protect your joints from impact. Whichever setting you choose, you’ll get “orthopedically correct” support with a bit more firmness at the point of push-off versus where you land.
  • Power Incline: The motorized incline can be tilted up to 15%. Using a slight incline (1%) mimics the effects of outdoor track running, and steeper inclines bring dramatically fast results in terms of toning and calorie burn!
  • Strong Motor: This treadmill’s quiet 4.0 HP motor supports speeds up to 12 mph. It has a 30-year warranty.
  • High Capacity: The True PS800 weighs 352 pounds. It has a 350 pound capacity.
  • Long Parts Warranty: The PS800 has a lifetime frame warranty and 30 year motor warranty. Parts and electronics are covered for ten years. In-home labor is covered for the first year.
  • Transport Wheels: Front transport wheels help you move the treadmill.

What We Don’t Like:

  • No Fan: A treadmill fan makes a big difference for the user’s endurance. Since one isn’t included here, you’ll want to add one to your home gym if you choose the PS800.
  • Labor Warranty: The labor warranty is rather short for a luxury treadmill. Also, you’ll be charged for the worker’s transportation if they need to travel more than 50 miles.
  • Delivery and Fees: The advertised price for the PS800 doesn’t include delivery and other costs.

Our Verdict:

The True PS800 Treadmill provides enough variety and durability to support a whole family for many years. Using the 15% incline is an excellent way to dramatically enhance the efficiency of workouts – and with 28 preset programs, there’s something for everyone. This is also one of the few home treadmills that offers multilingual programming, a 10-year parts warranty, and a safety key. The True PS800 could be just right for plenty of home gyms.

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1 Comment

  • wayneFebruary 4, 2021 at 11:35 amfrom canada
    Just purchased a performance 800. Not having good luck with it. Tried contacting the company but they are not responding . It is supposed to connect to Zwift. Mine did for about a minute after many hours of trying. Forums that i checked out all say the same thing. Can't get the performance 800 to connect well to Zwift especially if using a PC. Console is also a bit glitchy. Periodically have to stop the treadmill and let the console reset. Not a great unit if you are trying to get a personal best time - eg a 5km distance. Too many buttons to press to get it going. Can't just press start and a speed and get going. Have to cancel your weight button, press a button to get the speed pad to come up and then press another 3 buttons to enter your speed eg 9.9 and then enter. This process takes at least 20 seconds on the clock before the belt actually gets going above .5 mph . Then you have to wait for the belt to get up to speed. Long comment. What i am saying is think 2X and read some reviews before you buy.

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