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True 400 HRC Treadmill Review

True 400 HRC Treadmill

The True 400 HRC treadmill is the heart rate controlled counterpart of the True 400 P.

It is around $300 more expensive and features a smooth experience and whisper-quiet operation.

Is This Your Best Buy Treadmill?

If you’re looking for a heart rate controlled treadmill with great cushioning and excellent feel, then this is one of your better choices. True treadmills, including this one, boast a one of a kind belt and deck combination, which is simply the best in the market. However, if you’re going to buy in this price range, you might want to know that there are better machines out there than this one in providing value. (See our best buy treadmills page)

Features and Benefits

As I’ve mentioned above, this model boasts a heart rate controlled workout. This feature allows the machine to automatically adjust the speed and/or grade to keep you at your selected target heart rate. And with the patented Cruise Control, a simple push of a button will jump you from any manual or preset workout into a heart rate controlled workout.

The True 400 HRC offers a 2.75HP continuous duty motor that has a speed range of 0-10mph and an incline range of 0-12%. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or a hardcore runner, this machine can provide the intensity you need.

The 20” x 54” running space gives you enough room to move and feel comfortable. Plus, as mentioned above, its magnificent belt and deck combination can very well be one of the best treadmill experience you’ll ever have.

This machine also features 4 pre-programmed workouts (Weight Loss, Speed Interval, C/V Workout, Hill Interval) with 9 intensity levels each, and 2 customizable programs. These workouts were included to make the treadmill fit more to you instead of the other way around.

And finally, like other True treadmills, this one has a lifetime warranty on the frames, 5 year warranty on the drive motor, deck, belt, rollers, 3 years on parts and 1 year for labor.


Its reliability is definitely a weakness. True Fitness makes treadmills with excellent belt and deck then cut back on their components and features as much as they can. As a result, you’ll get an overpriced average treadmill that looks and feels like a first-rate unit, but only for a few years.

Also, there had been some complaints regarding True’s heart rate features. First of all, the console shows limited information during an HRC workout. And secondly, while you’re on a heart rate workout, only the treadmill is allowed to adjust your intensity. If you try to adjust it manually, the machine will shut down and halt your exercise.


I don’t recommend the True 400 HRC treadmill. It provides below average value for its price. If you really want a treadmill in this price range, visit our best buy treadmills page and read our reviews on some of the best buy treadmills in the market today.


Motor: 2.75 HP continuous motor

Speed: 0 to 10 mph

User Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Incline: 0 to 12%


  • lifetime on frames,
  • 5 years for motor, belt, deck, rollers,
  • 3 years for parts and 1 year for labor.

Belt Size: 55”L x 20”W

Foldable: No

Heart Rate: Yes


• 4 preset programs with 9 levels of intensity

• 2 customizable programs

• 1 Heart Rate controlled workout

• Cruise Control

• Polar Wireless Chest Strap included

• 7 x 20 LED Dot Matrix Console

Where to Buy?

If even after this review you still want a True 400 HRC Treadmill, I suggest you locate a dealer near you through TrueFitness It is currently being sold for $2,295.

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