ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill - Review and Recommendation
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is big and sturdy walking and running treadmill with many features which justify its price. It is one of the best home treadmills with so many features, really simple to use, but thorough reading of the manual is required in order use it fully, especially if you never had treadmill of this kind before.
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill Specifications
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill is powered with 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor, which enables maximum running speed of 12 mph (~19 kmh).
Strong motor and strong, steel construction lead to maximum user weight of 350 pounds (~160 kg).
Running deck is rather spacious - 22x60 inches (56 x 152 cm) and provide plenty of room for walking and running.
1-ply commercial tread belt is combined with 'ProShox' cushioning system, which decrease stress on joints during exercises.
Balanced flywheel, 2.5 inch rollers and strong motor provide smooth and quite operation, especially when walking. On the other hand, don't expect 300 pound guy to run in total silence :)
Console is big, with easy accessible controls and nice, 7 inch backlit display, which display all kinds of data during exercise.
Pro 2000 Treadmill has automatic incline/decline change from -3% decline to +15% incline. Combined with total of 32 workout apps, Google Maps and iFit, it is possible to actually prepare for the real race at home. Or to simulate running over Great Wall or around Rome at comfort of your home.
Hint: one can draw a route via Google Maps and iFit maps the route as a workout and send it to the treadmill. It is also possible to select from pre-programmed routes like Backpack Europe or Tour of Asia. Treadmill's deck adjusts to mimic the terrain. Cool!
Note: Some features require iFit wireless module, which is sold separately AND to have iFit account, which require more money in the form of monthly or yearly subscription.
Even without iFit and other 'gadgets', Pro 2000 is excellent platform for cardio workouts.
Treadmill is equipped with grip pulse monitor and a wireless chest strap - very important for people having any heart related issues and must workout under supervision or for people who want to workout in specific heart rate zone.
CoolAire workout fans provide air flow for keeping the runner cooler and preventing excess sweating.
Treadmill is iPod, iPad and smartphone compatible, and its audio input, combined with two 3-inch speakers, allows a trainee to play favorite workout music without the need of connecting headphones.
Below console, there are several smaller compartments for smaller items like keys and similar - not absolute norm, but little detail which can come very handy.
Treadmill's SpaceSaver Design is combined with EasyLift Assist - running belt folds in order to save space and it can be done quickly, without much effort.
Although treadmill has transport wheels, it is highly recommended to keep it on permanent position, due to weight and size.
The Pro 2000 comes with a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5-year parts warranty and 2-year labor warranty.
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