Nowadays, people have tended to be busier than before. So that most people find it difficult to fit a slot into their tight schedule for some activities to improve their health. Jogging is one of the best choices for everyone to shape up their health, but this activity has some weaknesses. For example, people cannot run under the bad weather; with people are setting the goal to lose weight, they cannot track the progress; some people also find that it is hard to choose the terrain which is suitable for their health conditions.
However, thanks to the development of technology, they have a lot of chances to experience a range of products which meets their requirements for time and price. And treadmill is selected as a valuable training tool because of safety, convenience and easily- controlling.
Who it is for
The target audience of the treadmill is those who do not have enough time to jog outdoor, like multitasking, even lazy people but wanting a good health. The kind of product is also the best choice to help the overweight have a beautiful body in a safe way. With the diverse features, some kinds are also suitable for small and weak people like the patient and the old.
In this article, we will show you the nitty – gritty details and its functions of three products of ProForm which is known as a fitness company with a deep historic from the 1970s to help you improve your health.
ProForm ZT10 Treadmill
|Quality:||(4.9 / 5)|
|Value of money:||(4.8 / 5)|
|Ease of use:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.9 / 5)|
ProForm ZT10 is a high – quality and affordable model with a ton of features. It starts with 3.0 CHP Mach Z Motor which is pretty quiet and can produce strong power. So that it is suitable for any setting home and never makes the other members of your family uncomfortable when you do a workout. This model is also designed with such a strong frame that can support users’ weight of 350 pounds and sprints of up to 12 MPH. The frame and motor are also warranted with lifetime, 3 years on parts and one year of labor.
This model also has a 20 inches × 60 inches 1 – Ply commercial Tread Belt, very spacious and a Proshox Cushioning system, very fully cushioned which absorbs the shock when using it. If you want a high-calorie workout but do not have enough time, it will become easier thanks to the nice incline range supported by Quick Speed Incline of ProForm. The ZT 10 has a 2.5″ Precision Machined and Balanced Non-Flex Rear Roller which promote quiet operation and machine longevity.
This model also offers 32 built-in workout programs and users can change the program quickly via the console. Users can track their progress by looking at the 7 inches backlit display. It shows the speed, time, distance and calories burned. Furthermore, there are dual-grip EKG sensors built into the handlebars support tracking heart rate. With iFit technology, users can draw anywhere in the world and experience it. If users love music, they also relax when doing workout thanks to Compatible Music Port for Apple iPod. With CoolAire Workout Fan, users can also control the temperature if they feel hot. The other basics are two large water bottle holders and an oversized accessories tray for a smartphone, headphone, towel…
In the small room, it helps the user save the pace thanks to the folding frame.
What we like
- ProShox Cushioning helps to reduce the impact of more comfortable workouts and recovery.
- It supports user with diverse workout program suitable for each incline and the health condition of users
- Users can multitask while running such as reading a newspaper, listening to music through the 2’’ sized speakers … thanks to the Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System.
- The ZT10 durability is proven with a Lifetime frame and motor warranty, 3-year parts warranty, 1-year labor warranty.
- The CoolAire Workout Fan allows users to control the temperature.
What we don’t like
- The backlit display is too boring with one blue color and figures. It would be nice if this part is designed more attractive.
- Even though this is a folding model, it is so big that occupy much space in the house.
This model is very suitable for people who want to keep fit by walking and some running. Users can experience a variety of workout and track the heart rate easily while working it. With that price, this model meets all of the basic requirements to become the top favorite ones of customers.
ProForm ZT4 Treadmill With Power Incline, LCD Window Display
|Quality:||(4.2 / 5)|
|Value of money:||(4.3 / 5)|
|Ease of use:||(4.1 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.2 / 5)|
This ZT is a model which is very convenient and easy to use.
This treadmill has a 2.75 THP Mach Z motor that also supports up to 300 pounds, less than the ZT 10. Like the treadmill mentioned above, the folding frame design uses the patented SpaceSaver design. The ZT4 is equipped with ProForm’s ProShox Cushioning System absorbing the impact for more comfort and recovery. A customer used this product said that they like this part of the model very much, during the time they used it, her son sleeping in the next room never waken up.
The running area is 18 inches × 50 inches, a little small. For some fat or big people, it is pretty uncomfortable and hard to get their goal. Users can be got up to 10 MHP and experienced 10% using the QuickSpeed Control and Quick Incline Control supported by ProForm via the up and down arrow keys on the console.
This model is equipped with a 5″ LCD black and white display screen. It will show users the necessary information such as time, distance, and calories burned. Thanks to 16 workout programs which is built by the professional trainee, users can also vary their activities and chose which one is the most suitable for the health condition. In addition to the 16 workout programs, this model features an iPod compatible audio port and two 2″ speakers, so people can make workout time not bored and more happy with the favorite music. With dual-grip EKG heart rate sensors, people can monitor heart rate easily.
To control the heat, there is a CoolAire cooling fan. Two oversized cup holders will be helpful for people got amnesia. The warranty on this model includes 5 years on the frame and motor and 90 days on parts and labor.
What We Like
- With 16 workout programs, this model is the good one who does not have much money but wants to vary jogging and keeping fit.
- As we mentioned above, some customers like the Cushioning system because of benefit.
- Thanks to the folding frame by the patented SpaceSaver design and a small running belt, users can save much space when finishing using it.
What We Don’t Like
- The ZT 4 has a quite small display that people sometimes complained that it is difficult to read the figures on the screen. And the information this model showing users is basic.
- This product can only support weights of up to 300 pounds, which is not pretty inconvenient for many people.
This model is very suitable for light and weak people like a patient, teenager, the old who have to tend to do some light jogging even walking because of its program and motor. The ZT 4 is not a high quality to catch up with the trend of most people nowadays due to lacking speed or incline option.
ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill
|Quality:||(4.1 / 5)|
|Value of money:||(4.3 / 5)|
|Ease of use:||(3.9 / 5)|
|Average:||(4.1 / 5)|
The Performance 400i Treadmill is also an affordable model
This model has a 2.5 CHP Mach Z Motor that provides consistent output and quiet operation. The running area is 20 inches × 55 inches, not too large, not too narrow to use. People will not feel cramped as they walk. Like two model mentioned above, the 400i treadmill is equipped with ProShox cushioning system to help users feel comfortable when doing the workout.
It can easily support sprints of up to 10 MHP, and users can incline from 0 to 10% to target specific muscle groups and burn more calories. Thanks to updated for 2016 with a Bluetooth enable console, users are allowed to use a tablet computer.
The ZT 400i has 18 built-in workout programs to burn fat and to improve cardiovascular fitness. It also simplifies the fitness experience and makes it convenient. Users can draw their route and experience via Goole Maps, iFit will take them there.
This model durability is proven with lifetime frame warranty, 25 – year motor warranty and 1- year parts and labor warranty.
What We Like
- With the folding frame, it saves much space.
- The display seems smarter than the ZT 10.
- The 18 workout program is built, which helps people find easy to use but not bored.
- To burn calories more quickly and lighten the load on users’ knee, there is an automated ramp. The only action users have to do is to push a button and the track will tilt by up to 10%. It will also adjust automatically when you use the built-in programs or iFit workouts.
- The ProShox reduces the stress on users’ joints.
- These aren’t as accurate as wireless heart rate monitors but the data can be useful. Thanks to heart rate sensors are built into the handlebars, users can maximize their time by keeping track of the heart rate during exercise.
- For musical motivation, the 400i Treadmill can play MP3s. It has an iPod-compatible port and a set of Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers. During exercise time, you will feel better for some favorite songs.
What we don’t like
- The durability of the frame and the motor.
- The motor is not strong enough for some people who are overweight and of course, this is not model for them.
- Unlike the ZT 10 and ZT 4, the 400i does not have workout fan which helps users keep cool.
- With 55” track, this product supports such a short track for users.
The ProForm Performance 400i could be a good choice for walking way to fitness like the Proform ZT 4 with a reasonable price. It is not an ideal model for overweight people.
My final opinion
In general, the Proshox Cushioning system, a shock absorber which is equipped by ProForm’s company are highly appreciated. They work very well, bring comfort and satisfaction to the user. In addition to this feature, each model also has the unique features suiting for each target customer. For example, if the customer wants an affordable model for some light running, the ZT4 and 400i are the most suitable for them; people want to lose weight and track the progress clearly with many figures, they should choose the ZT10.
In brief, staying healthy in the 21 century is the common target. And treadmill is one of the best solutions meets a lot of requirements about time, safety, convenience … However, in the market nowadays, there are too many kinds of treadmills with different prices and features making users confused. I hope that after reading the review of three products of Proform, you will get some necessary information to choose your model.