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Vision Fitness Treadmill Reviews

Vision Fitness is one of the brands owned by Johnson Health Tech, which also owns Horizon Fitness and Matrix Fitness. This is why you’ll often see a crossover in the technology used, such as the Johnson Drive System for powering the tread belt, or ViaFit connectivity for tracking your workout performance.

As a company, Vision has been producing high quality fitness equipment since 1993, when they were developing exercise bikes as a division of Trek® Bicycle Company. After breaking out into their own company in 1996, they soon introduced a line of folding and non-folding treadmills, including the first treadmill with a 20-inch wide belt.

Since then Vision have developed into one of the most successful fitness equipment companies in the industry, winning more than 50 ‘Best Buy’ awards for their treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise bikes.

Although their Elite series treadmills use a fixed console type, the TF20, TF40, and T40 treadmills allow you to select either the Classic, Elegant+, or Touch+ console. This is similar to Vision’s traditional ellipticals, where your choice of console effectively customizes the equipment to suit your fitness goals and budget.

Console types

You can find a much more in-depth guide to the workout programs and functions offered by the consoles by reading our full reviews, but as a general guide:

  • Classic: The most affordable option, but limited to 5 workout programs. Large LED screen for workout feedback but you cannot download any workout performance data.
  • Elegant: 10” HD touchscreen display, ViaFit Connectivity, Passport Ready, and 13 programs.
  • Touch+: The most hi-tech option. 15.6” HD touchscreen display with ViaFit connectivity for workout data download and Virtual Active integrated to save spending $199 on the Passport Player. 18 programs.

Vision have a collection of folding, non-folding, and commercial treadmills, with their most affordable treadmill being the TF20 and their most advanced model being the Elite T9.

All Vision Fitness treadmills also feature a maximum incline gradient of 15%, and top belt speed of 12 mph. For the entry level TF20 model this requires a 2.75 CHP motor, while their Elite series treadmills both carry a 3.0 CHP rating, due to the increased weight capacity (400 lbs instead of 375 lbs).

Infinity Deck is another of the features shared by all Vision treadmills. This combines a pre-waxed belt with a thicker, dual-coated running deck to create a machine that requires virtually no maintenance.

Listed below you’ll find a quick summary of the features for each of Vision’s home and commercial treadmills, for quick and convenient comparisons. If you want to find out more about a specific model, we’ve also included links to our in-depth reviews, where we walk you through every aspect of the treadmill. This ranges from the workout programs and console functions through to the assembly process and maintenance routine.

Vision Fitness TF20 Treadmill

Vision Fitness Treadmill TF20

As their entry level folding treadmill, the Vision TF20 is fitted with a high-spec Infinity Deck with a waxed belt to eliminate the need for maintenance and improve the life of the tread belt.

Despite having a slightly shorter running area than the TF40, this model shares many of the same features, such as its 12 mph belt speed, 15% incline, and powerful Johnson Drive™ System motor.

As we would expect from Vision Fitness, the warranty is amongst the best in the industry, with lifetime coverage on the frame, motor, and cushioning system. You also have their unique ViaFit Connectivity system, which effortlessly syncs important workout data to your online profile, allowing you to analyze your performance.

But what about the Passport Player and high-definition destination workouts? Is this something that’s available on the TF20 or would you have to upgrade to the TF40?

  • Workout programs: 5 to 19
  • Running area: 20″W x 57″L
  • Incline: 15%
  • ViaFit: Elegant and Touch+
  • Passport Ready: Yes
  • Belt speed: 12 mph
  • Weight capacity: 375 lbs
  • Virtual Active: Elegant and Touch+
  • Motor power: 2.75 CHP
  • Heart rate monitoring: Touch and telemetry

To find out more about how Passport Player interacts with the console, and what this means for your workout experience, it’s worth taking a look at our in-depth review. We’ve also included a closer look at the design features, types of console, entertainment features, and a complete guide to the preset workout programs.

Vision Fitness TF40 Treadmill

Vision Fitness TF40 Treadmill

The TF40 is an upgrade of the TF20, and currently Vision’s most impressive folding treadmill, with a longer running area to support the natural running stride of taller users (6ft+).

These two treadmills are actually very similar, sharing the same collection of technologies from Johnson Health Tech. This includes the Infinity Belt and Deck, a Johnson Drive™ System for the motor, and ViaFit Connectivity for the workout tracking.

But there are a few key differences, such as the TF40 having 2 more years on the parts warranty, a 3.0 CHP motor (increase of 0.25 CHP), and a full length 60-inch running area.

So which is the best treadmill for your own indoor running workouts? Does the Vision TF40 represent better value for money, or perhaps one of the Sole or NordicTrack treadmills is a better option?

  • Workout programs: 5 to 19
  • Running area: 20″W x 60″L
  • Incline: 15%
  • ViaFit: Elegant and Touch+
  • Passport Ready: Yes
  • Belt speed: 12 mph
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Virtual Active: Elegant and Touch+
  • Motor power: 3.0 CHP
  • Heart rate monitoring: Touch and telemetry

In our full review we take a closer look at how the TF40 compares to other treadmills in this price range. We’ve added a complete guide to the preset workout programs, console types, design features, assembly, and much more. Alternatively, you can use the link below to find the best price for the TF40 on the official Vision Fitness website.

Vision Fitness T40 Treadmill

Vision Fitness T40 Treadmill

As Vision’s most affordable non-folding treadmill, the T40 could be seen as better value for money than the TF40, due to its lower price tag. If you have the space in your home gym and don’t need a folding model, you could save up to $200 by choosing the T40 over the TF40.

The rest of the specifications are identical. They share the same 2.4” rollers, 15% incline, 12 mph belt speed, and 3.0 CHP Johnson Drive™ system, as well as having the same 20”W x 60”L running area.

As one of their most modern treadmill designs, the T40 also features high-spec technology at the console, with their Touch+ model offering a touchscreen display and Virtual Active integration. This lets you enjoy HD destination workouts without needing to buy the Player separately.

So how does the Vision T40 compare to the top-of-the-line T80 treadmill? Is there really enough of an upgrade to justify what’s often a $1400 increase in price?

  • Workout programs: 5 to 19
  • Running area: 20″W x 60″L
  • Incline: 15%
  • ViaFit: Elegant and Touch+
  • Passport Ready: Yes
  • Belt speed: 12 mph
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Virtual Active: Elegant and Touch+
  • Motor power: 3.0 CHP
  • Heart rate monitoring: Touch and telemetry

In our full review we make some important comparisons between the T40 and T80 treadmills. We’ve also provided you with a complete guide to the preset workout programs, design features, heart rate monitoring, and professional assembly services.

Vision Fitness T80 Treadmill

Vision Fitness T80 Treadmill

Designed as Vision’s commercial treadmill for high use home environments and commercial installations, the T80 has the same options when it comes to console selection; Classic, Elegant, and Touch+.

Compared to the T40 treadmill, you’re also getting the same incline and belt speed, with a 2-ply maintenance-free tread belt and same Infinity Deck. The only difference is the belt measures a full 2-inches wider than on the T40.

If your console choices are the same for the T80 as they are for the T40, this means you’re getting the same workout programs, entertainment options, heart rate monitoring, and workout tracking. So what is it that sets the T80 apart?

  • Workout programs: 5 to 19
  • Running area: 22″W x 60″L
  • Incline: 15%
  • ViaFit: Elegant and Touch+
  • Passport Ready: Yes
  • Belt speed: 12 mph
  • Weight capacity: 400 lbs
  • Virtual Active: Elegant and Touch+
  • Motor power: 3.0 CHP
  • Heart rate monitoring: Touch and telemetry

In our full review you’ll find an in-depth guide to the preset workout programs, as well as how your fitness routine could benefit from the HD destination workouts and Passport expansion packs. We’ve also included a full feature list for the frame and console, with useful advice for assembly, warranty, and much more. The link below can be used to find the best price for the T80 treadmill on the official Vision Fitness website.