ProForm Pro 7500 Review
The ProForm Pro 7500 also has a bracket for your tablet computer. The bracket can hold a tablet at eye level without obstructing your view of the workout data screen.
Thirty-four workouts are programmed into the console with the potential to run a nearly unlimited number of workouts through iFit. Note: iFit subscriptions are sold separately.
This treadmill is quite similar to the NordicTrack Commercial 1750, except for a lower weight capacity (300 pounds versus 400). If the higher weight limit isn’t a factor in your decision, it would be wise to compare the two machines before committing.
What We Like:
- iFit ready: iFit is an attractive reason to buy a treadmill by ProForm or one of its sister companies like NordicTrack. iFit connects your treadmill to the Internet for virtual training sessions with celebrity trainers like Jillian Michaels and virtual travel all over the world. As you walk or run any route that drawn from Google Maps, the track will rise and fall in sync with the terrain. iFit also lets you download unlimited customized workouts, automatically track your fitness progress, receive personalized nutritional tips, race online against Facebook friends, and stream high-def interactive video for scenic training.
- Incline and decline: The Pro 7500’s automated incline/decline ranges from -3% to 15%. Using this feature will make your exercise sessions more efficient and effective by boosting your metabolic rate and triggering different muscle groups.
- Oversized track: The Pro 7500 Treadmill track measures 60″ long x 22″ wide, making it one of the roomiest on the market. It’s extra-wide and long enough for runners to take full strides.
- Folding design: This model can be reconfigured to save floor space. EasyLift technology lets you move the deck upright almost effortlessly.
- Console: The 7” full-color touch screen with Android browser sell quite a few ProForm treadmills. It has 34 built-in programs and iFit compatibility. This console also has cooling fans positioned for your face and body. An accessory tray is also provided, but weirdly there isn’t a water bottle holder.
- Program variety: Choose from 34 workout programs that target speed, calorie burn and endurance goals. These workouts are easy to access. Start exercising right away without scrolling through menus. Additionally, you can download unlimited personalized workout sessions with an iFit subscription. iFit subscriptions can be shared by up to four users.
- iPod port: A handy iPod-compatible port and console speakers make it easy to enjoy MP3s during exercise. You can also stream music from an attached tablet computer (not included).
- ProShox cushioning: A uniform layer of ProShox cushioning runs along the deck. You’ll definitely notice a difference compared to street running. The cushioning reduces shock to your ankles, knees, and hips.
- Motor: The ProForm Pro 7500 Treadmill is powered by a commercial-grade 4.0 CHP motor with lifetime guarantee. That’s more than enough power to support long runs and dynamic training.
- Warranty: Customers get a lifetime warranty on the Pro 7500’s motor and frame, five years of parts coverage, and two years of labor.
ProForm Pro 7500 Treadmill - Key Specs:
|Incline:||-3 to 15%|
|Running Area:||22" x 60"|
|Top Speed:||12 MPH|
|Weight Capacity:||300 LBS|
|Dimensions:||63" L x 39.5" W x 80" H|
- Display: The old ProForm touch consoles didn’t get good ratings. A big reason why was because it didn’t let you install apps. That’s why ProForm now includes tablet brackets. Another complaint is that the touchscreen wasn’t sensitive enough. It’s too early to say whether the new design will hold up, but ProForm says it’s an upgrade.
- Customer service: ProForm’s customer service frequently gets negative reviews. You will get a labor warranty but any repairs won’t necessarily be made quickly.
- Assembly: Judging from customers’ reviews, assembling the Pro 7500 typically takes about two hours for two people. In many regions you can pay extra for assembly, which we highly recommend.
ProForm’s Pro 7500 Treadmill has a low price and a fine list of features. We’re a bit cautious because this line had trouble last year, but at least this year’s products are retooled. This is a rewarding piece of machinery to own and users can expect at least five years of gym-quality workouts. This treadmill offers the complete package with a roomy track, an incline/decline, plenty of programming, and several options for entertainment. Provided that the price isn’t an issue, don’t hesitate to pick this thing up.