Performance 600 Treadmill

Proform Performance 600i Treadmill Review

As a leading brand that dominated budget treadmill price range for years, Proform is launching new models by offering more with less each year. In fact, this is one of the Proform main market strategic to continue stand firm on #1 budget treadmill brand. Proform Performance 600i is one of the perfect examples. Original released as one of new model for 2011, Proform 600 treadmill soon became one of the great budget machine for moderate users. You get majority of features offer by Proform like numerous workout programs, extra accessories like fan and speakers, and Proform main attractive iFit Live, NikePlus  and iPod compatible features. Proform is moving further and continue enhance on its model by introduced Proform 600c at 2014 and the latest released of Performance 600i at 2016 with even more attractive features with same price.

With sale price at RM799, Proform Performance 600i is one of a best buy treadmill and this rating is highly agree by many consumer magazine. Still, situated at the upper end of the budget category, this treadmill has its limitations. It needs to be pointed out that this is not a heavy-duty treadmill and mainly designed for moderate use. But you could not denied that Performance 600i is one of Proforms new ultra-affordable treadmills this year.

What is the differences between the original Performance 600 and 600i treadmill?

Proform is offered longer running track from 20″ x 55″ to 20″ x 60″, slightly powerful motor from 2.5 CHP to 2.75 CHP while remain using the quality graded Mach Z commercial motor which built with high-grade components, increase build-in workout program from 16 to 22, change from multi-window LED display to round watt LED display and some minor extra accessories like integrated tablet holder, iFit Bluetooth enabled and more.

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  • Motor : 2.75 CHP Mach Z Motor
  • Belt : 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • Speed : 0-12 MPH QuickSpeed
  • Incline : 0-12% Quick Incline
  • Folding : Yes
  • Display : Round Watt LED Display
  • User Weight Capacity : 325 lbs
  • Warranty : Lifetime frame & motor, 2-Years Parts and 1-Year Labor.
  • MSRP : $1,299
  • Sale Price : $799


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Motor – Smooth And Quiet

Proform Mach Z Commercial MotorCompare with Performance 600 with 2.5 CHP, Proform Performance 600i treadmill is boasting by 2.75 CHP Mach Z Motor which gives you smooth and quiet workouts. With this 2.75 CHP motor, user can enjoy workout with 12 mph speed or 12% power incline without constrain the motor horsepower. The motor are smooth, spin-balanced and more than enough to handle light joggers. Besides, I noticed Performance 600i is contains an axial fan to cool down the internal temperature in order to extending the motor lifetime. Not only this, Proform are provide lifetime warranty coverage on motor.


Frame – EasyLift Assit With Power Shock

SpaceSaver treadmill features design with an EasyLift™ Assist which includes a powerful shock that will help lift the deck with an easy push. This folding feature allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position with occupy smaller floor area after workout.


Running Surface – ProShox Cushioning

Proform Proshox CushioningComes with a 20”x 60” Treadbelt, Proform Performance 600i is advanced with ProShox, air-based cushioning system which help to compress your step and responds evenly in order to delivers more conform workout. ProShox is famous for Proform 20 years of cushioning system with 4 shock absorbed, helps to reduce stress on joint for more comfort workout. The 60” running surface are sufficient for average height individuals. This is a fairly standard length for price below$1,000.

Added, there is 1.9″ precision machined and balanced non-flex rear roller, helps to reduce heat and wear-and-tear on the tread belt for less maintenance and a longer life.


Workout Programs and Heart Rate Monitor

With total of 22 built-in workout programs, Proform provide wide range of workout program with choose from heart rate, weight loss, fat burning, interval workout program to get the the desired fitness results. Just by pressing one of the workout above, you can check your incline, duration, distance, max speed from display in order to achieve your fitness goals.

Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor makes the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with these built-in handlebar sensors. These sensor will ensure you are in the right training zone for your goals.


iFit Bluetooth Smart Enabled

iFit Live technology featuring workouts training with Jillian Michaels personal trainer, and automatic speed and incline controls. This iFit technology is like having your own personal trainer provides specialized workouts and coaching through your workout. Ifit Live technology powered by Google Map even connect your treadmill with trails all over the world for ultimate workout experience.

The iFit Live technology does not come free for Performance 600 and we need to pay for additional money to enjoy the fantasy workout. But Proform is making Performance 600i even more worth the money by offering iFit Bluetooth Smart Enabled. In order to utilize the iFit feature, you may need to access the iFit account (required subscript for membership which sold separately) by browser-compatible machine like a laptop or smart phone. Performance 600 is having a ready slot in the console to fit your laptop. But if all these iFit features are confusing you and you are not willing to pay for these extra, you can still using the 16 built-in workouts to start immediately.

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Console – Round Watt LED

Proform Performance 600i ConsoleYou will get a round watt LED display for Proform Performance 600i that instantly tell if you are in the, Endurance, Tempo, or Peak zone.

Additional, there are One Touch Speed and Incline Controls to change speed or incline with the touch of a button instead of having to scroll through all your options. This is a handy feature that won’t throw off your stride. Fairly common with Proform treadmills but it’s still nice to have.


Extra Accessory – Standard

The console features an Integrated coolAire cooling fan to help you keep cool for longer workout. You can turn on anytime you need to cool off. Performance 600 treadmill is iPod compatible and i can listen through Performance 600i ready Intermix Acoustics Sound System. Personally, I do feel Proform is one of the treadmill brand that having the best sound system.

For newest released of 2016 Performance 600i, there is an integrated tablet holder that keeps your tablet secure and conveniently close to you. You can browse internet, check your email and continue working on your personal stuff on your device.

Warranty – Good Coverage For Budget Range

Before this, you will only received 25 years warranty on the treadmill motor. But Proform have been increase the warranty coverage with lifetime motor and frame warranty, 2-year parts and 1-year labor for latest model. A good warranty coverage for a budget treadmill. This also proven that Proform is very confident on their treadmill quality.


Price – Free Shipping From Manafacturer

Proform Performance 600i model is come with MSRP $999, but Proform still lower their price to $799 during sales. It comes with free shipping if you get it online direct from manufacturer where you can save for additional $200-$300. Do you think this is a great deal? For me, Yes!


Wrap-up – Above Average

All in all, Proform Performance 600i treadmill is a quality and sturdy starter treadmill with decent motor size, average 20”x60”running surface which meet above average scores. But with all programmable features and functionality it brings, the $800 price sounds like a good bargain. While the price is excellent, this is best designed for moderate use and not for serious runners or multiple users. If all those fit your needs, Proform Performance 600i is a good buy for you.


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GD Star Rating
Performance 600 Treadmill, 2.7 out of 5 based on 15 ratings