Pro 4500 Treadmill
Proform Pro 4500 Treadmill Review
Proform Pro 4500 is the most advanced treadmill offer by Proform. This powerful treadmill packed with larger motor, 20” x 60” running surface with all the innovative features like iFit Live technology with Google satellite view powered by Google Maps and the most high-end 10″ full color touch screen display with a Web Browser Powered by Android. In fact, as part of Proform Pro series, Pro 4500 is the upgrade version of Proform Pro 2500 treadmill. But frankly saying, Pro 2500 have the better value compare with Pro 4500 as both have the same specification but Pro 2500 even have -3% decline. The advantage of Pro 4500 is it featuring with more powerful motor and comes with a Web Browser touch screen console. But, is this really what you need for a treadmill with $500 extra for Pro 4500? So, let’s have a deeper look and comparison on Proform Pro 4500 treadmill.
- Motor : 3.8 CHP Drive Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 60″ 2-Ply Commercial-Grade Treadbelt
- Speed : 0–12 MPH 1-Touch Speed
- Incline : 0–15% 1-Touch Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display : 10″ Full Color Touch-Screen Display with Web Browser Powered by Android™
- User Weight Capacity : 450 lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5-Year Parts and 2- Year Labor
Web Price : $2,999
- Best Deal : $1,709
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Motor – The Core Drive System
Proform Pro 4500 treadmill featuring with the largest and most powerful motor offer by Proform, the 3.8 CHP Drive motor. This motor is the core drive system to support weight capacity up to 450 lbs which uses high-end component and commercial bearing and brushes. The motor performance is quiet and spin-balanced. Proform is offer generous lifetime warranty on the motor.
Frame – Easy Lifting
SpareSaver design is a very good features as it occupy smaller floor area by folding the treadmill into an upright position. Pro 4500 is a folding treadmill with an EasyLift Assist which includes a powerful shock that will help lift the deck with an easy push. Besides, Pro 4500’s deck is very robust and able to support up to 450 lbs weight capacity.
Running Surface – Enough for Taller User
Similar with Pro 2500 treadmill, Pro 4500 comes with a 20” x 60” commercial treadbelt for a wider exercise area. This lengthy treadbelt are very suitable for runners or taller users to pick up the pace without feeling like falling off the treadmill. This 2-ply commercial treadbelt is designed to operate more quietly than a normalb treadmill. The entirer running surface is cushioned with Proform new FS2™ Full Surface Suspension cushioning system to deliver incredible joint protection for longer and more conform workout.
Workout Programs and Heart Rate Monitor – More Than Enough
Similar with many ICON fitness treadmills, Proform Pro 4500 is having the flexibility of selecting either present workout or iFit Live workout once you insert the key.
Total of 30 built-in workout programs with choose from high intensity, speed, incline or calorie-burn workouts to get the the desired results. Just by pressing one of the workout above, you can check your speed, time, distance, pulse, and calories burned by display to achieve your fitness goals. I believe this 30 build-in workout are more than enough for stay in shape, but you still want to have more interesting workout, then iFit Live is the best choice for you.
Proform Pro 4500 even equip with CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor with Polar Wireless Chest Pulse included to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate. They will ensure you are in the right training zone for your goals. The build-in handlebar sensor need you to keep your hands in the same position for approximately 15 seconds for an accurate heart rate reading.
iFit Live Technology – Build-in
Proform pro 4500 treadmill are featuring with iFit Live technology build-in where you normally can get it with $129. But you will required an internet connection for this fantastic workout.
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 wireless technology powered by Google Map even connect your treadmill with trails all over the world for ultimate workout experience. I have try it with adding the thrill of competition to my workout with 5k races against my Facebook friends and this is exciting.
Console – Powered By Android
Until now, i think you also realized that Pro 4500 are very similar with Po 2500. Console is the major different and the main attractive of Po 4500 treadmill. This unique high-end 10″ full color touch screen display with a Web Browser Powered by Android able to track your speed, time, distance, incline, pulse and calories burned by a swipe of finger to navigate.
With intergrated with iFit Live Technology, you can also watch and follow up your fitness progrss via Google Maps on specific races and cources throughout the world with your Facebook friends. All this make your workout an interesting exerciset but do you really need it? I would recommend you go for Pro 2500 and buy an iPad where you can simply take it around.
Additional, Proform Pro 4500 treadmill are featuring with 1-Touch Speed, incline/decline buttons to help you change with just one touch of button. Instead of scrolling through all your options when you want to change incline or speed levels, we can change it just by one single touch. It is very good to keep your stride especially when you’re running or walking fast.
Extra Accessory – Best From Proform
Intermix Acoustics™ 3.0 Sound system with iPod compatible, a fairly standard feature nowadays where you can see in higher end treadmill– a speaker system that allows you to hook up your MP3 or iPod. It’s still nice to have it to make your workout more enjoyable.
There are a AutoBreeze Workout Fan incorporated into the console and will automatically changes airflow to match your workout speed. You also can set it manually by choosing 3 different speed among low,medium and high speeds. Of course i prefer the automatic speed adjustment which help on body especially when i run fast.
Warranty – Best In This Price Point
Proform Pro Series are offering with lifetime frame and motor warranty, with 5-years parts and 2- year labor. This is the best warranty offering by Proform so far where you can get it for higher price range treadmill.
Price – Too High If Without Sales
Proform Pro 4500 Treadmill are offering in mid-price range with $2,999 without sales. I would not recomended you choose Proform Pro 4500 with this price point. You may wait Proform to mark down the selling price and only consider it. Again, with the similiar spec offer by Pro series, I would recommend you goes for Proform Pro 2500 as above reason. But the decision is still up to you. If you really need this, you may consider get it directly from manufacturer where you will include the free shipping which normally charge you for $200.
Wrap-up – Not Recommended Unless On Sales
With the similar spec offer by Pro 2500 but with additional $500, I would not recommend you go for Pro 4500. The winning point of Pro 4500 is only web browser console which end-up struck at your home. It is a truly nice treadmill with the entire good features offer, but in my point of view, not a good value especially with the price offer. The good news is Proform start offering sales for Proform Pro 4500 with attractive price at $1,799.