Proform’s New Treadmill Under $800 – A Good Buy?
Proform has come out with a new series of treadmills for 2015 – the Sport series.
They’re designed to be simple, straightforward with an emphasis on durability, fast-paced workouts and tough motors.
The Sport 7.0 treadmill is the most affordable model in the series, coming in under $800, a very attractive price point in today’s market.
You get some solid features including the extra- long 60 inch belt to stretch out as you run, a decent 2.75 HP motor and quick-touch incline/speed buttons for on-the-fly changes.
So is it a good buy for you? Here’s what you need to know:
Price: $799 + Free Shipping
Motor: 2.75 HP
Belt: 20 x 60″
Weight Capacity: 325 lbs
Built-In Workouts: 22
Warranty: Lifetime Frame & Motor Warranty, 2-Year Parts Warranty, and 1-Year Labor Warranty
Proform Sport 7.0 Treadmill Review – Benefits:
Extra Long 60 Inch Belt
You have a little more room to stretch out here with the long 60 inch belt. A lot of treadmills at this price point don’t give you this much space, so it’s a nice little find on the Sport 7.0.
Built-In Tablet Holder
There’s a sturdy bracket above the console you can use for your tablet. So you can surf the net or watch movies as you run or walk. You can also link it up with iFit LIVE and watch the full-color scenes of the iFit world workouts.
It’s also nice that the tablet doesn’t cover the console window – so you don’t lose track of your workout stats.
iFit LIVE Compatible
The Proform Sport 7.0 is iFit LIVE compatible. iFit LIVE connects your treadmill to the Internet. From there you can do all sorts of fun things. You can download new workouts from Jillian Michaels where she coaches you through your workout. You can also track and plot your workouts over time to see how far you’ve come.
One of the coolest things to do is to map out new trails to run all over the world. iFit works with Googlemaps so that you see the actual terrain pass you by in the console screen – very cool.
The blue backlit console is easy to read from multiple angles with scrolling message boards and easy to view stats. The console is pretty intuitive and easy to figure out, even without a manual.
You can also plug in your iPod to the console and listen to your favorite tunes or audiobook through the built-in speakers. A nice touch that can make your workouts more enjoyable.
The Proform Sport 7.0 is a simple treadmill – which is exactly what you’d expect at this price point. It doesn’t have the multi-color console or tons of workout programs found on Proform’s higher end models.
Still it has some great basics and a few extras (like a long belt, iFit option, iPod dock) backed by an excellent warranty – and you can’t beat the price. If you’re looking for a solidly built treadmill – but don’t want to pay for all the fancy extras you won’t use, this is one to consider.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new Proform Sport 7.0 direct from the Manufacturer. You can also get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.