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Product Comparison: The Trueform Runner vs TrueForm Trainer (2021)

Product Comparison: The Trueform Runner vs TrueForm Trainer (2021)

With the convenience of a treadmill in the home, there is never an excuse to skipping on pushing out some serious running miles.

But as good as treadmills are for keeping you fit, the truth is...

...they can promote bad running form.

Regular workouts on a treadmill can lengthen running stride and shift foot strike towards the foot's heel, possibly increasing the risk of injury and affecting overground running form.

The good news?

TrueForm has taken this problem and provided the perfect solution, a curved treadmill that's shaped to fit athletes' natural running form.

The TrueForm Runner and the TrueForm Trainer don’t just fix and maintain good running form, they also make running less painful, burn more calories than a regular treadmill, and over intense workouts that even the most advanced runners are sure to enjoy.

In this post, we are going to compare the TrueForm Runner and the TrueForm Trainer and see how their specs stack up against one another.

Trueform Runner vs TrueForm Trainer

Here is our comparison of the TrueForm Runner and TrueForm Trainer, check it out below.

TrueForm Runner

TrueForm Runner

Let's start with the TrueForm Runner.

The TrueForm Runner comes fitted with a curved belt and no motor, aiming to emulate the feeling and form of overground running as closely as possible.

Frame

While many treadmills currently found on the market have frames and components made from plastic, the TrueForm Runner is manufactured from a 7-gauge steel frame and a 2" formed steel tubing handrail. This steel frame and handrail give the Runner a feeling of quality and sturdiness, regardless of its lightweight design.

Motorless Technology

The TrueForm also makes use of motorless technology, meaning there is no need to plug it into mains power. Athletes simply jump on and start running, it’s as easy as that.

Speed Range

The Runner possesses no speed settings, it’s Responsive Belt Technology has been designed to work with an athlete’s pace. This means the faster a runner runs, the fast the belt travels.

Incline

No electricity requirements also mean no incline settings. Never fear though, if an athlete wishes to feel incline under their feet all they have to do is to run closer to the front of the curved deck. The closer athletes run to the highest point of the deck the more incline they’ll feel.


PROS:

  • More compact than many other treadmills, taking up less space in the home or gym
  • No electricity required to power the TrueForm Runner
  • The Kraiburg belt is made from repurposed tires
  • Basically zero maintenance
  • A massive 10-year manufacturer’s warranty

CONS:

  • No heart rate monitoring
  • More expensive than the TrueForm Trainer
  • No Bluetooth or audio options

TrueForm Trainer

TrueForm Trainer

The TrueForm Trainer, just like the Runner, is a manually operated treadmill that has been designed to promote proper running technique and halt the assault on athletes’ ankles, knees, and backs.

Frame

The TrueForm Trainer’s frame is manufactured from formed and welded 7-gauge steel and its handrail from 6” formed steel tubing, making the Trainer feel super sturdy and solid underfoot.

Motorless Technology

True to TrueForm’s vision the Trainer is a non-motorized treadmill that is quiet under operation and super simple to use. There’s no need to sort through speed and incline settings, athletes simply have to jump on and start running. It really couldn’t be any easier.

Speed Range

Just like the Runner, the Trainer’s speed is completely dependent on an athlete’s pace and fitness levels. The fast a runner runs, the faster the belt moves.

Incline

The incline is again controlled by how closely an athlete chooses to run to the high point on the curved manual belt.


PROS:

  • Lighter in weight than the Runner
  • Can hold up to 400lbs of weight
  • Basically zero maintenance
  • Caster wheels make the Trainer easy to move about
  • A less expensive option over the TrueForm Runner

CONS:

  • The Trainer’s 5-year warranty falls short of the Runner’s 10-year warranty
  • Unlike the Runner, there is no turf belt available that fits the Trainer

TrueForm Runner vs TrueForm Trainer Specs Comparison

TrueForm Runner TrueForm Trainer
L 64" x W 36" x H 63" (L 1626mm x W 914mm x H 1600mm) L 64" x W 31" x H 63" (L 1626mm x W 787mm x H 1600mm)
17” wide running surface 17” wide running surface
340lbs (154kg) product weight 340lbs (154kg) product weight
Maximum 500lbs (227kg) user weight Maximum 500lbs (227kg) user weight
Polyurethane steel radial belt Reinforced polyurethane belt
Bonded Kraiburg thermolast vvermold elastomer tread surface Molded thermoplastic elastomer tread surface
112 sealed steel ball bearings 106 sealed steel ball bearings
Solid aluminum pulleys Injection-molded polymer bearings
Rechargeable battery LED display Rechargeable battery LED display
10-year manufacturer’s warranty 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

Final Thoughts

If you think the TrueForm Runner or TrueForm Trainer is for you, or if you wish to see our entire treadmill range, check them out at their corresponding links.



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