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Last Updated: February 2, 2024
From its powerful AC motor, which is typically found only in treadmills at your local gym to its touchscreen console, the Matrix T75 treadmill is all around impressive.
|Specs / Features
|Dimensions / Storability
|On-Board Workouts & Apps
Runners and athletes will be impressed with all the entertainment and workout choices, including Sprint 8 and Virtual Active, on the Matrix T75.
Matrix T75 Treadmill Review: Bottom Line
The Matrix T75 is a great piece of equipment. The premium large XUR console is easy to navigate and comes with so many options, you’ll never get bored using it. I do like that Matrix has 4 different display choices to choose from depending on your preference and budget.
It also feels like a treadmill you’d find at your local gym not only because of its motor-type, but because it is a well-built, solid machine. Marathon runners and athletes will appreciate how quickly it adjusts the speed and incline and how it handles heavy use. For guided training, you have lots of options with the onboard workouts and programs like Sprint 8 as well as iFIT’s library of classes if you’re a subscriber.
Because of its heavyweight capacity and the fact that it is heavy itself, it’s solid and feels durable, yet it’s hard to move and doesn’t fold up. Households that have a designated space for the T75 to stay won’t have a problem with this.
Users who are in the market for a high-end treadmill that is similar in quality to a commercial treadmill, but comes with practically unlimited entertainment and workout options should look no further than the Matrix T75 treadmill.
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Matrix T75 vs Similar Treadmills
Our comparison chart highlights the T75’s top features and specs to see how they stack up against the competition. We have also reviewed the included treadmills, so feel free to check out our reviews for a more in-depth look at any of the treadmills that catch your eye.
|NordicTrack X32i Incline Trainer
|Life Fitness Run CX
|This residential treadmill’s vast content options, AC motor, and non-folding frame are perfect for high-use homes.
|With the massive 32” touch screen for streaming iFIT and the impressive 40% incline, this premium treadmill has it all.
|This premium, non-folding treadmill offers streaming of Peloton’s workout classes directly from the touch screen.
|The Life Fitness Run CX brings the gym quality to your home with customizable speed and incline buttons and a sturdy non-folding frame.
|This non-folding treadmill is rated for home and studio gym use. It features a spacious deck, incline and decline, and a touch screen for streaming Netflix.
|NordicTrack X32i Incline Trainer
|Life Fitness Run CX AT
|Specs / Features
|Dimensions / Storability
|Paid Programming – Cost
|iFIT – $39/month
|iFIT – $39/month
|Peloton All-Access Membership – $44/month.
|# of Onboard Workouts
|Netflix / 3rd Party Apps
|Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, MyFitnessPal, Weather, Web Browser, Kindle, Flipboard, Press Reader, Solitaire
|Netflix, Disney+, Max, YouTube TV, NBA
|YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Max, Peacock, Hulu, Spotify, ESPN, CNN, Audible, Kinomap
|22″ HD touchscreen, 16″ HD touchscreen, 10″ touchscreen, 8.5″ LCD
|32″ HD touchscreen
|15.6″ HD touchscreen
|Dimensions (In Use)
|79” L x 36” W x 61” H
|76.5” L x 40” W x 73” H
|68″ L x 33″ W x 62″ H
|79.5″ L x 32″ W x 61″ H
|82.5″L x 38″W x 66″H
|462 lbs (in box)
|22″ x 60″
|22″ x 65″
|20″ x 59″
|22″ x 60″
|22″ x 60″
|Deck Height (Step Up)
|Deck Height At Highest Incline
|Ceiling Height Required(6’ Tall Runner)
|3.0 HP AC
|3.0 CHP, 6.0 HP peak
|0 to 15%
|-6% to 40%
|0 to 12.5%
|0 to 15%
|15 incline levels, 6 decline levels
|Min / Max Speed
|0 to 12.5 mph
|0 to 12 mph
|0 to 12.5 mph
|0 to 12 mph
|0 to 12 mph
|Lifetime frame, motor, and cushioning, 7 years parts, 2 years labor
|10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor
|5-years frame, 3-years drive motor, 3-years belt, 1-year touch screen, 1-year most original component
|lifetime frame, lifetime shock absorbers, 10-year drive motor, 7-year parts, 3-year console, 1-year labor
|lifetime frame & motor, 3-year deck, parts, & wear items, 1-year labor, 90-day cosmetic items; light commercial: 2-year parts, 1-year labor
|WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI
|Bluetooth, Apple Watch, Garmin, Fitbit, and Strava
|Bluetooth, Apple & Samsung watch, Apple/Android smartphones, Strava, GymTrakr, Fitbit, Zwift, Kinomaps, FTMS
|Bluetooth, WiFi, Sole +, Garmin
|Heart Rate Sensors
|EKG pulse grips, Bluetooth
|compatible with Bluetooth HR monitors
|Bluetooth, EKG pulse grips, heart rate strap included
|EKG pulse grips, compatible with Bluetooth HR monitors
|Ultimate Deck cushioning system, water bottle pockets, device rack, soft-touch buttons, EKG pulse grips, aluminum side rails, Bluetooth, USB port, aux port, energy saver mode, web browsing
|AutoAdjust, AutoBreeze fan, dual 3″ digitally-amplified speakers, ActivePulse, SpaceSaver Easy Lift Assist, OneTouch controls, Google Maps Workout Technology, Integrated Sled Push, Sled Push Bar, integrated cup holders, soft cushioning
|Auto-Incline, Lanebreak, tray, cupholders, roller knobs & jump buttons, red centerline, 4 speakers, headphone jack, USB-C charging port., front-facing camera, microphone, Stacks, Leaderboard, heart rate zones, body activity tracking
|4 user profiles, device rack, FlexDeck Shock Absorption, cup holder, phone holder, device rack, custom button settings
|wireless charging, Bluetooth speakers, device rack, fan, light commercial grade, cup holders, small item compartment, incline/decline motor, speed/incline switches
In-depth Matrix T75 Treadmill Review: Testing & Analysis
Sprint 8 is a HIIT workout program where you can use the preset or custom routines and let the treadmill adjust your speed/incline for you. For more information about this program, you can choose to watch the video or listen to the audio from Sprint 8’s creator Phil Campbell. Sprint 8 is great if you’re looking to add HIIT into your workout routine and if you want a bit more structure with your workouts.
Virtual Active essentially lets you explore real outdoor trails while staying inside on your treadmill. A camera moves through the trails like you would if you were walking or running them, and there’s a surprisingly large number of trails to choose from. They explore two regions: the Northern Rockies and the American Northwest. If you start on a trail you don’t like, you can skip through until you find one you do like.
The default music and sound effects are a bit generic, but fine to listen to or mute completely. Another plus about all of these workout options is that if your internet goes out, you can still access them, even Sprint 8 and Virtual Active. Very cool and convenient, if you ask me.
When using the Matrix T75, it feels really durable and that it will last. The Matrix T75 is pretty heavy at 375 lbs. It also doesn’t fold, so if you’re looking for a treadmill that you need to move around often or fold up, I would check out other options. This treadmill works best for users who have the designated space for it. There are 2 transportation wheels on the front, but with the weight we had a difficult time moving it.
The Matrix T75 has dimensions of 79” long by 36” wide and 61” high. Because it does not fold, you will need to find a space that permanently accommodates this size. A 6’ runner will need a ceiling height of 8 feet.
Onboard Workouts & Apps
When purchasing the Matrix T75 you can choose between 4 different display options. We chose the XUR which is the premium option.
The XUR console has preloaded apps like Netflix, Spotify, Instagram, YouTube, and more. All you have to do is log into your accounts in each of these apps and start streaming or reading. There’s also a web browser app that lets you peruse the internet while you work out.
I really like all the app options on the Matrix T75. Plus, internet browsing and the HDMI input make your entertainment choices almost endless. You can hop onto any website you choose on the web browser app. Google is the default website, but you can change this in the machine settings.
The HDMI app lets you connect streaming devices like the Amazon Fire Stick and Roku. Once connected, you can point your remote at the treadmill’s screen and use it like a TV. While this is a cool feature, I prefer just using the apps since Netflix is a go-to of mine anyway. You can also connect your phone or tablet too.
I recommend creating a profile on the Matrix itself before diving into using the apps. This way, once you are on your profile your login information is saved in the apps so you can jump right in without having to input your usernames and passwords again.
What impresses me about the Matrix T75 is all of the workout options it comes with on the XUR console. The big green button on the bottom left side of the screen is where you can jump into manual mode and do your own thing.
There are also a few different modes to choose from that have custom and preset options. This is where the treadmill will automatically adjust for you. Here, you can do workouts like heart rate training, rolling hills, inclining intervals, as well as create your own. These can be found under the “Matrix Training Workouts”. The Sprint 8 interval workout and the Virtual Active trail running simulator are also integrated on the XUR console.
Matrix recently partnered with iFIT. While iFIT is integrated into the XUR console, if you don’t want to be a member, you can still access all of the other content both for workouts and entertainment on the Matrix T75.
If you’re already an iFIT member, you can log on and enjoy all of iFIT’s features and classes. SmartAdjust and Active Pulse are both integrated into the machine and so is the leaderboard. We’ll update this review if it becomes available in the future though.
For those not familiar with iFIT, it’s a fitness app that requires a monthly subscription to use and has an extensive library of mainly trainer-led classes on and off the treadmill. I personally like taking iFIT’s outdoor classes. They’re filmed all over the world and a trainer will guide you through the locations. The clear graphics and excellent videography is especially nice to enjoy on the T75’s large 22” touchscreen.
I really like that Matrix has included iFIT on some of their consoles, but they don’t make it required and offer plenty of other choices as well. Brands like NordicTrack and ProForm that use iFIT have very limited options outside of the app. Peloton is like this as well.
The XUR console is a favorite of mine personally. It is easy to navigate and the large screen makes taking an iFIT class or watching a movie feel really engaging. Plus, the volume level goes up pretty high and the speakers are front-facing so they can be heard loud and clear. The console doesn’t shake, which is great as well.
The XIR console on the Matrix TF30 treadmill is a little harder for me to reach, but I didn’t have that issue on the larger XUR display. I do have shorter arms, so users with longer arms shouldn’t have any problems.
The speed and incline buttons below the screen are also easy to reach. The speed ranges from 0.5 mph to 12.5 mph, similar to the Peloton Tread. The speed adjusts in increments of 0.1, but when you hold the button it will increase by 1.0 increments more quickly. To decrease speed more quickly you can hold the button and the speed will go all the way down.
The incline will go all the way up to 15% and is broken into increments of 0.5%. When you hold down the up and down arrows, you can adjust the incline more quickly than simply pressing the button. Both the speed and incline can be changed on the touchscreen, too.
The Matrix T75 treadmill adjusts almost simultaneously when you press a button, namely because of the motor which I will go into below. Because it adjusts so quickly, I do wish there were easier quick touch adjusting options like numbered buttons found on other machines. The NordicTrack x32i and Sole TT8 have these buttons that let you jump around with speeds/inclines levels efficiently. Paired with the quick responsiveness of the motor, I think the Matrix T75 would benefit from these added buttons.
Although, you can easily switch back to your previous speed and incline on the touchscreen. So, this lets you jump back and forth between two levels. You can also type which speed and incline level you want to change to, but this can be a little tricky to do while running at high speeds.
The Matrix T75 is also missing a fan, but I didn’t miss it on this machine. The overall console is rather sleek even though the screen is a bit thick, especially compared to the large screens on the Peloton Tread and NordicTrack x32i, and all of the storage options the T75 comes with. I have choices for where I want to put my phone. There’s a device tray below the screen to hold my phone which is nice, especially if I have it connected to the console.
I can also place my phone in the added pockets next to the 2 cupholders. These could hold items like keys or a wallet as well. My 22oz water bottle was secure while running and didn’t rattle either.
Apart from the console, the overall construction of the Matrix T75 feels like a treadmill you’d run on in the gym. It’s really sturdy and feels like it can handle heavy, long-term use. The T75 has a heavyweight capacity at 400 lbs, so larger users should be able to get in solid workouts on this treadmill. It also feels like it can handle heavy, long-term use. This weight capacity is the same as the Sole TT8 treadmill and Run CX from Life Fitness.
The solid welded steel frame and steel uprights make the T75 feel really well-built and secure. From the frame, the uprights extend up and out below the handles. This helps keep the handles and console from shaking while running.
While I say handles, it really is one piece that connects in front of the console and extends on either side. I really like these handles because they have a lot of grip options and are pretty slim so I can wrap my hands around it. The pulse grips are on both sides and they’re easy to reach.
What makes the Matrix T75 stand apart from the other treadmills that we compared it to, is it’s motor. It has a 3.0 HP AC motor. The NordicTrack x32i, Peloton Tread, Life Fitness Run CX, and Sole TT8 all have DC motors which are commonly found in home treadmills. AC motors are usually found in commercial treadmills, so this makes the T75 a bit unique.
When in use, it feels really powerful and hearty. I noticed pretty quickly how responsive it is to adjustments. As soon as I press the button to increase speed, the belt increases the speed pretty much at the same. On other treadmills, you can expect at least a little bit of a lag when you change the speed and incline levels.
The noise output is fairly quiet for both the motor and incline motor. In general, treadmills make some amount of noise, but the T75 doesn’t make a large amount. The motor remains really consistent when the speed and incline is changed, too.
The Matrix T75 treadmill has a nice-sized running surface of 22” x 60”. This is the same size as the Sole TT8 and Life Fitness Run CX. All of our reviewers find this width and length to be plenty large to run, sprint and perform all kinds of movements on.
When running there is a little bit of foot noise, which is to be expected on treadmills. It isn’t particularly loud, however. I do think the Run CX has a lower foot noise, but not by much.
The “Ultimate Deck System” cushioning on the Matrix T75 is firm but still offers enough shock absorption to lessen the impact on the joints. I didn’t have any discomfort after running. The cushioning isn’t as soft as the NordicTrack x32i Incline Trainer, which is one of the softest cushioning we’ve tested. Instead, it feels closer to the Peloton Tread because it is firmer.
Matrix offers a great warranty on the T75. It comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, motor, and cushioning 7 years for parts, and 2 years for labor. Matrix also includes a white-glove delivery and setup, so you don’t have to assemble it yourself.
Should You Buy the Matrix T75
Overall, the Matrix T75 treadmill with the XUR display performed really well for our team. We were able to enjoy all of its workout and entertainment features, and we were impressed with the commercial-style AC motor. If you can get past the non-folding frame, the durable design is great for walkers and runners who train daily.
Apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Facebook are also preloaded, plus there’s web browsing so you can watch or read whatever you want while getting in a serious sweat sesh. You can subscribe to iFIT and pay for the monthly subscription, or enjoy the onboard workouts and programs like Sprint 8 and Virtual Active. We recommend the XUR console for users who want to take advantage of all of these cool apps and programs.
Matrix makes quality commercial treadmills, and the T75 is an excellent choice for anyone who wants that same quality at home.
Matrix T75 Treadmill Q&A / FAQ
Is Matrix a good treadmill brand?
Yes, Matrix is a quality treadmill brand. They are best known for their commercial treadmills which can be found in gyms, community fitness centers, hotels, and more. Matrix brings the same quality that makes their treadmills so good for high-use settings to their home treadmill series. Residential Matrix treadmills have high weight capacities, powerful AC motors, and multiple console options. They also have impressive warranties on their treadmills.
Can you watch Netflix on the Matrix T75?
Yes, you can watch Netflix on the Matrix T75 if you have one of the smart touchscreen console options. These consoles include the XUR 22” touchscreen, the XIR 16” touchscreen, and the XER 10” touchscreen. The XR LCD screen is not compatible with Netflix. You must connect the T75 to WiFi and log in to your own Netflix account.
How fast is the Matrix T75?
The Matrix T75 has a maximum speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
What consoles does the Matrix T75 have?
The Matrix T75 has the XUR 22” touchscreen, the XIR 16” touchscreen, the XER 10” touchscreen, and the XR 8.5” LCD screen. The touchscreen options drastically improve the training and entertainment options available on the T75.
Who makes Matrix treadmills?
Johnson Health Tech is the parent company of Matrix. Johnson Health Tech has manufactured treadmills for decades and also owns the Horizon treadmill brand.
Is your Matrix T75 review a paid review?
No, our Matrix T75 treadmill review is not a paid review. We formulate our own review and testing process independent of brands. Many brands send us their treadmills and other equipment for free in exchange for a review, but they are not involved in the process any further. Instead, we include affiliate links throughout our reviews and other pages. We may earn a commission when you make a purchase through these links, but it does not increase the cost for you.
Since we have the same relationship with most treadmill brands, we are not incentivized to steer you toward one brand or the other. We give honest reviews that help you find the right treadmill for your training, budget, and other preferences, so you return to our site when it is time to upgrade your home gym again.