ProForm Premier 1300 Review

Treadmills Editorial Team | Last Updated - Mar 5, 2020
Editor's Rating: 8.7/10
Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.

The ProForm Premier 1300 treadmill is loaded with smart technology and premium components (a 10-inch HD touch screen is just the start!). The Premier 1300 leads the ProForm Premier Series and would normally set you back quite a bit, retailing for $2,499. However, the machine is routinely sale priced around $1,000 online, making it a rare elite treadmill that is affordable for many home gyms.

The treadmill’s 10″ touch screen provides easy access to 32 preset workouts. Additionally, the wireless connection brings iFit, a popular fitness program with plenty of perks for subscribers including unlimited workout downloads, virtual outdoor training with Google Maps and Street View, wireless data tracking, and more. The Premier 1300 provides many ways to stay motivated and get fit.

Besides having impressive electronics, the Premier 1300 has a sturdy yet foldable frame, a quiet and powerful 3.5 CHP commercial motor, and an advanced shock absorption system. There’s so much to like about this treadmill, especially if you can find it on sale.

What We Like:

  • Convenient Folding Design: Need to save space? The Premier 1300 has the patented SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist technology. That means you can fold or unfold the treadmill in one easy step. No heavy lifting is involved, which is rare for a treadmill that offers this many features.
  • Spacious Running Area: The running area is roomy at 20″ wide and 60″ long. Even if you’re a tall person, these dimensions are ideal for running. You’ll never feel cramped or uncomfortable on this treadmill.
  • Advanced Shock Absorption: Enjoy comfort and joint support from ProForm’s ProShox cushioning system. This air-based absorption system responds to your movement by changing the elevation of the deck. This helps reduce fatigue so you can more effectively work your lower body.
  • Full Color Touchscreen Display: This elite treadmill comes with a 10-inch touch screen with full color. This display screen is attractive, easy to use, large (and/or in charge). Workout readouts are also easy to navigate and one-touch “quick keys” are especially convenient when you don’t want to pause your workout to adjust speed or incline.
  • Tablet Holder:┬áThe Premier 1300 lets you securely dock your tablet computer above the console, with an adjustable angle to ensure a perfect eye-level view.
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: The Premier 1300 gives two options for heart rate monitoring: you can either use the dual-grip hand sensors on the handlebars or wireless heart rate monitoring via Bluetooth. The wireless option is the most accurate and efficient method of tracking your heart rate. This treadmill also has heart rate training programs that use heart rate data to help you efficiently reach your fitness goals.
  • Great Program Variety: The 1300 comes with no less than 32 built-in workout apps. This generous selection supports different workout goals and makes training easier. Let the treadmill take care of the speed, incline, time, and distance with the press of a button.
  • iFit Enabled: Using an iFit membership is a great way to stay motivated. Choose from hundreds of HD video workouts featuring the world’s top personal trainers, follow any route powered by Google Maps, and create a new personalized treadmill workout any time. iFit also makes it easy to track your fitness data and share it with other apps.
  • Advanced Sound System: Many ProForm treadmills are smartphone-compatible and have the Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System with 2″ speakers to enhance workout time. The Premier 1300 levels up with the newest Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Sound System, which features 3″ speakers for even more impressive fidelity.
  • Incline/Speed: Target specific muscle groups and work on your endurance with a max 12% incline or sprint with speeds up to 12 mph. Incline training with the Premier 1300 is an excellent way to t toning multiple muscle groups, while sprinting is an extremely effective calorie burner.
  • Warranty:┬áProForm provides lifetime coverage on both the frame and the motor. You’ll also get 5 years of coverage on parts and 2 years on labor.
  • Price: While its full price is steep, the Premier 1300’s regular sale price of $1,000 is a pretty good deal.

ProForm Premier 1300 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:4.35-stars
Motor:3.5 HP
Incline:0 - 12%
Running Area:20" x 60"
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:83.25" L x 36.75" W x 59.25" H
Built-In Programs:34
What We Don’t Like:

  • No USB Charging Port: This treadmill is smartphone compatible, but it can’t charge your device.
  • Chest Strap Sold Separately: This treadmill supports wireless heart rate monitoring but doesn’t include the required chest strap. It is nice when this is included, but not a deal breaker by any means.
  • Shorter Arm Rails: Some users might not feel secure with the relatively short handlebars


Our Verdict:

With smart modern features and high performance, it’s a good value at the $1,000 sale price. But whenever price returns to $2,499, the simpler Sole F63 is a more durable alternative. Keep an eye on the sales and strike whenever this beauty is marked down.





Update: This model has been discontinued. To find a suitable replacement, check out our treadmill finder here.





2 Comments

  • Lizzette March 30, 2019 at 11:56 am from Bethel island cal. 94511
    I have at machine they I love very good equipment they I really enjoyed thanks for
    • Amanda B. April 1, 2019 at 10:00 am
      Hi Lizzette, we are happy to hear that you are enjoying your machine!

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