ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill
ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill is mid-range home treadmill and one of the best in its class. It features 2.0 CHP electric motor, ProShox cushioning system, motorized incline, 16 built-in programs and can support users up to 300 pounds. People requiring good home treadmill and are ready to make certain compromises, but are not ready to spend a small fortune, they should consider this treadmill.
Proform 300i Treadmill Technical Specifications
|- Length: 64.7 inches (~164 cm)
- Width: 28.9 inches (~73.4)
- Height: 55 inches (~140 cm)
- Weight: 203 pounds (~92 kg)
- Running Surface: 16 x 50 inches (~40.6 x 127 cm)
- Max User Weight: 300 pounds (136 kg)
- Frame: 5 year
Proform 300i Treadmill Features
Proform 300i treadmill is equipped with 2.0 CHP (Continuous Horsepower) Mach Z Motor, which has enough strength to provide a smooth and comfortable ride. Unit feels powerful, but it is also quiet enough to be used at home. However, 2.0 CHP motor is recommended for fast walking and jogging, not for fast running, at least not all the time. So, if you are heavier athlete and need a good and strong robust treadmill for running, you will have to pay more in order to get a treadmill with 2.5 CHP or stronger treadmill. And the larger running deck.
Both motor and the frame come with 5 year warranty, which is good, but the parts and labor warranties could be better.
Maximum speed is up to 10 mph (16 km/h) making this treadmill suitable for walking, jogging and running. Speed can be easy adjusted in increments or using 'Quick Speed Control' buttons.
Incline can be set between 0 and 10%, which helps in burning more calories and increasing strength and stamina. Incline is motorized, allowing the user to change incline during the exercise without stopping. Incline too can be set in increments or using 'Quick Incline Control' buttons.
ProForm 300i treadmill comes with heart rate monitoring system using dual handlebar grip sensors. Also, a compatible chest strap heart rate monitor can be used, but it is not included. Personally, handle grip sensors do good job, but chest strap heart rate monitor allows the user to monitor the heart rate more freely and accurately.
Unit comes with iPod compatible sound system allowing the user to plug it into the console and listen to favorite music. Also, integrated tablet holder enables the user to watch favorite shows or even movies during workouts. All these are very important when running regularly at the privacy of your home to avoid boredom and to motivate yourself even more.
Treadmill console feature medium-size, easy to read, LCD display. The console display all the required information, including: ¼ Mile Track, Elapsed Time, Distance, Incline, Speed, Calories Burned and Heart Rate.
Also, unit comes with 16 built-in workout programs, but is is also iFit capable, but user requires her/his own subscription in order to use it.
Note: Proform 300i is one of the cheapest treadmills that are iFit capable and with iFit one ca access to practically an unlimited amount of exercise programs. Thanks to Google MapsTM one can simulate running practically anywhere in the world. Also, thanks to iFit, the user (or users) can track and compare exercise data from workout to workout.
ProForm 300i treadmill is foldable treadmill which comes with EasyLiftTM Assist which helps the user to easily lift and fold the running deck up for easier storage.
Transport wheels help the user to easily move the unit around, but it is highly recommended to position the unit on permanent location and to use it regularly. If required, one can use good treadmill mat to protect both floors and the treadmill itself.
Running deck feature ProShox cushioning system which decreases the impact stress on joints during walking, jogging and running.
Running deck could be larger (16x50 inches), but it is typical running deck in this price range of running treadmills.
Long Story Short: ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill is very good, mid-range treadmill, suitable as home treadmill for walkers and joggers up to 300 pounds and for lighter runners. It is made of steel and warranty conditions are acceptable for frame and motor, but the warranty for parts and labor could be better.
It is hard to find a home treadmill in this price range that is iFit compatible and can be used with the chest heart rate monitor.
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