ProForm Carbon T10 Review

Courtney Paynter | Last Updated - Jul 30, 2020
Editor's Rating: 8.7/10

 

The Carbon T10 is the top-of-the-line model in ProForm’s new Carbon series. The series also features the slightly lower spec model—the Carbon T7—which you can now get for free when you commit to an iFit subscription across 3 years (totaling $1403). The Carbon T10 has a higher motor power than the T7 (3.0 CHP as opposed to 2.75 CHP), making it more suitable for running as well as jogging and walking. It’s an ideal treadmill for beginner or intermediate trainees who want to train at home with workout guidance and entertainment from iFit. You will gain free access to iFit for a whole year with the Carbon T10. Enjoy immersive workouts on its 10″ HD touchscreen with world-class trainers, or try a scenic running trail in an exotic location across the world via the Google Maps component. The iFit trainer or landscape in the program you choose will automatically control your speed and incline; it’s an immersive and motivating workout experience.

 

Other highlights include ProForm’s comfortable ProShox Z™ cushioning, a 12% incline, and an easily foldable frame. At just 74.62” long by 35.24” wide the Carbon T10 is a compact treadmill. Given this, it also has a shorter-than-standard running deck (20″ x 55″). Whether this is a pro or a con depends on what you are looking for. If space is your main concern, the T10 is a good option because of its small assembled and folded sizes. But this also means that the T10 won’t cut it for taller trainees as their stride will essentially be too long. Taller users won’t feel as comfortable training on the T10 as they would on say, a 22″ x 60″ track.The shorter track also illustrates how the T10 is better suited to light and moderate workouts. Where walking and jogging would be fine on a 20″ x 55″ track, consistent running strides may not feel as comfortable, whatever your height. It’s a not a machine for marathon trainers. Casual trainers may prefer this shorter track for its space-saving nature, however. Get the pros and cons of the ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill below.

 

What We Like:

  • Motor: Although the 3.0 CHP motor isn’t powerful enough for marathon training, it’s long-lasting and quiet when in use for walking, jogging, and casual running routines.
  • Incline: 12% incline allows you to add challenge to your routines and is especially beneficial when used in iFit workout programs.
  • Cushioning: ProForm’s ProShox Z™ deck cushioning quietens and softens the impact of your run.
  • iFit: iFit gives you access to a huge library of live and on-demand workouts. The iFit trainers or Google Maps terrain you are exploring can automatically adjust your incline and speed during workouts. You will get iFit free for a year with the T10.
  • Foldable: The T10’s SpaceSaver design makes it easy to fold and store to save space after use.
  • Compact: At just 74.62” long by 35.24” wide, the Carbon T10 is a compact machine which will work in small home gym spaces.
  • Screen: The T10 has a built-in 10” Smart HD touchscreen, so you don’t need to bring your own device for iFit training.
  • Pulse Monitoring: The T10 features EKG Grip sensors and Bluetooth so you can connect your own wireless chest strap.
  • Programs: After chatting with a ProForm representative, we found out that there are 20-30 preset workouts featured in the Carbon T10’s console. They said, however, that this is subject to change according to machine updates.
  • Fan: Unlike the T7, the T10 has a cooling fan built in.
  • Audio: The T10 features speakers and an audio auxiliary port so you can plug in your device and enjoy your top workout playlists.
  • Warranty: The Carbon T10 comes with a good enough warranty on the frame (10 years) and parts (2 years).

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:4.35-stars
Motor:3.0 HP
Incline:0 – 12%
Running Area:20” x 55”
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:300 LBS
Dimensions:74.62" L x 35.24" W x 64.39" H
Built-In Programs:20-30
What We Don’t Like:

  • Price: Looking at the Carbon T7 (currently free with a 3-year iFit subscription) and other ProForm models such as the SMART Pro 2000 and SMART Pro 5000, the T10’s price doesn’t seem to add up. These SMART Pro models have higher motor powers, longer tread belts, and higher-quality components (like heavier-duty rollers) all for a cheaper price than the T10.
  • Running Area: The Carbon T10 is a compact model, but means you have to make some sacrifices. In this case, the running area is also compact at just 20″ wide and 55″ long. This may be too short or uncomfortable for taller users.
  • Labor Warranty: It’s becoming more common in the industry to over short labor warranties. Still, the T10’s one-year labor warranty is still a bit short for our liking.
  • Storage: There isn’t a water bottle on the T10.
  • Small Rollers: The T10 features 1.9” rollers. These are not as heavy-duty as the rollers on other ProForm treadmills.

Our Verdict:

If you’re looking for a treadmill for interactive training from a reputable brand, the Carbon T10 is a good contender. It will suit anyone who wants to walk, jog or run casually along to iFit videos for workout guidance, training and entertainment. Its compact, folding design means it can also suit most home gym spaces, and its deck cushioning allows you to protect your joints while exercising. We just are not sure about the price. The $1,899 price seems steep considering the motor power and components when compared to other models in the ProForm line. If you’re looking for a bit more motor power and heavier duty components at a cheaper price, opt for the SMART Pro 5000 or the SMART Pro 2000.