TRUE M30 EllipticalTRUE M30 Elliptical

Web Price: $2,299 | Sale Price: $2,299

This popular elliptical trainer offers a high end gym level workout with a small, home gym footprint as well as loads of great features and workouts.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.5 / 5.0

300 lbs
Stride Length:
42″L x 30″W

The TRUE M30 elliptical trainer is the entry level offering from one of the most respected names in the business. And by entry level, we don’t mean cheap. It’s just their least expensive model…but well worth every penny given all of the features and capabilities this high-end machine offers.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights of our TRUE M30 elliptical review…

Small Footprint

One thing you’ll notice about this elliptical, as well as other TRUE exercise machines including the popular M50, is that it has an incredibly small footprint, which is ideal for a home gym environment. The mechanism that makes it run is placed in the center, so there is no need for a big front or back end, making it much shorter than most machines, especially gym quality ones which tend to be big and bulky.

Cardio 360

This is a patented program offering you a virtual training coach to help you target every muscle in your body. What’s really cool is that you can do just an upper body workout, unheard of on most ellipticals that work the legs. This is accomplished with the side steps which you can see in the picture above.

Core Drive System

The TRUE M30 elliptical features the Core Drive System which keeps you balanced and stable while offering the most natural biomechanic stride for all users.

Heart Rate Cruise Control

Another cool TRUE innovation, you can lock in your target heart rate then put the machine on cruise control, allowing it to automatically adjust your workout to keep you in that target rate the entire time. This maximizes the effectiveness of your workout. It also comes with a Polar Heart Monitor included for more accurate readings.

True M30 Panel

Additional Features

You have an orange LED readout showing you all of your stats, including time, workout, calories and distance. The TRUE M30 offers a tablet holder/reading rack, 12 workouts including performance, pace and hill, a sleep mode and a water bottle holder.

Anything we didn’t like?

There’s not too much to complain about when it comes to this elliptical. It has everything you want, with plenty of comfort and motivational features. It is pricey, but for a gym quality machine with such a small footprint, it’s a good choice if you can swing it.

The warranty could be a bit better if we were to pick out one negative. It’s lifetime on the frame, 5 years on parts and 1 year labor. That could definitely be better. Some of the other models have a slightly better warranty. But with this level of construction it’s probably something you won’t have to worry about.

What’s the bottom line?

If you’re looking for a gym-quality machine that will easily fit in your home environment, then the TRUE M30 elliptical trainer is a truly great choice. It will last for years, offers tons of workout options, is very comfortable to use and impact-free, and will keep you engaged and motivated to get the most out of your workouts.

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