The Z10 is designed with a fairly strong drive system. It features a 3.0 CHP Mach Z Motor that can withstand user weights up to 350 pounds. The running belt is average size at 20 inches wide and 60 inches long, and users can enjoy a cushioning system that provides support and comfort with the ProShox Cushioning system by ProForm. The rollers are 2.5″ precision-machined and balanced non-flex rear rollers.
The speed capabilities for this model range from 0 to 12 mph, and users can incline from 0 to 15% using the Quick Speed or Quick Incline keys via the console. This model also features a folding frame design that uses SpaceSaver technology with Easy Lift Assist.
This model will offer 32 built-in workout programs, all designed by certified personal trainers, and is also iFit compatible (subscription sold separately). There is also full audio system that includes two 2″ speakers and smartphone compatibility. There is no USB docking/charging port. The display screen is a 7″ backlit display.
The console is also equipped with a 2-speed CoolAire cooling fan, two large water bottle holders and an oversized accessories tray. To track heart rate, there are dual-grip EKG sensors built into the handlebars.
The warranty on this model includes lifetime coverage on the frame and motor, 3 years on parts and 1 year on labor.
What We Like:
- Program Variety: With iFit compatibility and over 30 built-in workout programs, this model offers quite a bit of program variety and advanced tracking abilities. Subscription to iFit is not included.
- Folding Design: As with other inexpensive, lightweight and compact models by ProForm, this treadmill is equipped with a folding frame that uses the patented SpaceSaver design with Easy Lift Assist.
- Incline: To be a folding frame designed model, and well under $1000, this model allows for an incline of up to 15% This capability is ideal for incline training.
- Price: Anytime we find a treadmill under $1000 by a reputable brand, we consider that an attractive feature. This model retails for under $800, and is still fairly durable and reliable.
- Warranty: You get lifetime coverage on both the frame and the motor, which is definitely a bonus for this model.
What We Don’t Like:
- Display Screen: We necessarily wouldn’t expect a full line of entertainment offerings or bells and whistles like internet connectivity, but it would be nice to have a more attractive display screen area.
- Bulky: Despite it’s folding design, this is a pretty big model. The console area is fairly wide and tall, as is the running deck. These features are beneficial when working out but not so much when trying to store the treadmill away.
The ProForm Z10 is a pretty decent model that would be best suited for people looking to do walking and some running. With average speed capabilities and an incline of up to 15%, you can easily vary your workouts whether running or walking, but the deck isn’t as sturdy as other ProForm models that are pricier. So, our verdict is that this isn’t a bad model but it might not last forever, or be for everyone depending on your workout needs and fitness goals. If you want to save some money, check out our reviews of our top cheap treadmills.