Proform 300 Treadmill Review
When it comes right down to it, nobody does a starter treadmill better than Proform. They have the engineers and facilities to build a better treadmill for less.
And they’ve recently come out with a super-cheap treadmill for under $400 – the Proform Performance 300.
The Proform 300 treadmill is simple yes – but it does give you some decent basics like a 2.75 HP motor, 10% incline and 10 MPH speed limit.
And you really can’t beat this price point for a motorized treadmill.
So is it the right fit for you? Here’s what you need to know to help you decide:
Price: $399 + Free Shipping
Motor: 2.75 HP
Incline: 0 – 10%
Belt: 18 x 50″
Weight Capacity: 300
Warranty: 5-Year Frame & Motor Warranty and 90-Day Parts & Labor Warranty.
Proform 300 Treadmill Review – the Pros:
2.75 HP Motor
This is a respectable motor at this price point. The motor reduces noise as it cools internal components and is covered by a 5 year warranty which again, isn’t bad.
Folding To Save Space
The Proform 300 is fairly compact when in use and also folds up easily for storage or to move around. So if you don’t have a large workout area, this is a great size.
Hand Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
Stay in your target fat-burning zone with the hand grip sensors.
16 Built-In Workouts
Want a bit of a challenge? These different workouts are designed by a personal trainer and automatically adjust your speed and incline through the workout for maximum effectiveness.
There’s a spot on the console to plug in your iPod dock or other MP3 player and listen to your favorite tunes on the built-in speakers. While this is becoming fairly common, it’s not always added to treadmill under $500.
Proform 300 Treadmill Review – the Cons:
Ultra-Small Walking Belt
This is one of the smallest belts on the market – only at 18 x 50 inches long. It doesn’t give you a lot of room – and if you’re taller, you may feel like you’re walking on the edge of the belt.
The console on this treadmill is ultra-simple, small and not backlit – which makes it even harder to read your stats. While you do get the one-touch speed/incline buttons, there really isn’t a lot of other options on the console.
No iFit LIVE
Most Proform treadmill come with at least the option to add iFit LIVE. But this treadmill does not offer you iFit in any form.
The Proform 300 treadmill is a basic, bare-bones treadmill with a few standard entertainment options and decent motor.
While the deck and cushioning are ok for walkers, this treadmill is not recommended for heavy use – or for running. It’s just not built to take a pounding over time.
If you’re on a tight budget and just want a compact treadmill to walk on however, you might be ok with it.
Where to Buy Direct
You can get the Proform 300 direct from the Manufacturer here. Plus you can also get Free Shipping to your home and save about $125.