Sport 5.0 Treadmill
Proform Sport 5.0 Treadmill Review
Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is Proform lowest model among the Sport Series, comes with smarter engineering designed at budget friendly price. Sport 5.0 treadmill is released at 2015 but Proform continue to remodel it with newest smarter designed. You will get decent treadmill comes with 2.5 CHP motor, cushioned 20″ x 55″ running track, space saver folding design, 20 workout program plus 2016 introduced features like Bluetooth iFit Smart enabled and a new round Watts Display,
The 2016 newly designed doesn’t comes with much improvement, but the biggest surprise is Proform is lower down the MSPR price from $999 during introduction and putting it on sales with $599 including free shipping. It is truly a great deal if you’re looking for a budget treadmill but don’t want to spend a lot of money. You hardly can find a budget treadmill below $600 yet still comes with so many high technology and interactive features.
- Motor : 2.5 CHP Mach Z™ Motor
- Belt : 20″ x 55″ Tread Belt
- Speed : 0 – 10 MPH QuickSpeed
- Incline : 0 – 10% Quick Incline
- Folding : Yes
- Display: Round Watts LED Display
- User Weight Capacity : 300lbs
- Warranty : Lifetime Frame, 25-Years Motor, 1-Year Parts and Labor
MSRP : $999
- Sale Price : $599
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Motor – 2.5 CHP Mach Z Motor
Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is powered by 2.5 CHP Mach Z Motor which build with quality components. It comes with cooling design which will helps to prolong the lifespan of the motor. It can handle up to 10% of speed and incline. Not truly impressive but the horsepower is consider good for budget range treadmill at this price point. Added, the motor is covered with 25 years warranty.
Frame – 1.9 inch precision-machined Roller
Although Sport 5.0 treadmill is a low-priced treadmill, Proform is willing to put on quality components on it. Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is build with 1.9-inch precision-machined, balanced, non-flex rollers which helps to reduce wear and tear due to daily usage. Less noise and better grip is also observed from Sport 5.0 treadmill. Added, the space saver design give more room for your living space by inverted it out after workout.
Running Surface – ProShox Cushioning
Some might find the available workout area on Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is too short especially for taller user as it only comes with 20″W x 55″L. You might need to consider Proform Sport 7.5 treadmill which comes with longer running deck but slightly higher price.
The cushioning system on Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is not too bad and build with ProShox cushioning system throughout the deck area. The cushioning system compressed your step and responds evenly to your stride to minimize stress on your feet, ankles, knees and spine.
Workout Programs – iFit Bluetooth Smart Enabled
There are total of 20 built-in workout programs installed at Proform Sport 5.0 to keep you continue motivated. All these 20 workout programs are designed by certified personal trainer with automatically controls on speed and incline to maximize your workout experience. Added, Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor is installed at handlebar helps to monitor your heart rate in right training zone for more effective workout.
The 2016 released model is comes with iFit Bluetooth Smart enabled. This added feature is equal to infinite workout routines as it integrated with Google map which allows you to run anywhere in the world with automatic incline adjustment to match the terrain. A Bluetooth device such as a tablet can be connected in order to access your iFit account. But good thing does not comes free as iFit feature required hefty annual subscription which need to pay separately.
Console – Round Watts LED Display
All the workout statistic data is display at Proform newly designed Round Watts LED Display which is much easier to read compare with LCD display. It helps to indicate your exertion level like Endurance, Tempo or Peak to help on your workout. It also added with an Interval Training option with buttons to rev up for high intensity training and then slow down which make the interval training much more easier for you.
Extra Accessory – Integrated Tablet Holder
An integrated tablet holder is mounted just above the display panel to securely hold your device. Not a very impressive add on feature but can help you to keep informed or entertained during your workout session. Added, Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is iPod and MP3 compatibility so you can listen to your music during workout to reduce boredom.
Warranty – Above Average
The SPort 5.0 Treadmill is protected with lifetime warranty on the frame, 25 yrs motor and 1 year parts and labor. Not too bad but above average especially at this low priced.
Price – Even Lower to $599
Proform Sport 5.0 treadmill is lowered down from $999 to $599 at year 2016 and this make Sport 5.0 even worth for investment. Added, free shipping is include if you purchase from Proform directly where you can $200 on it. You can use the extra saving to subscript for iFit membership. Such a good deal right?
Wrap-up – Starter’s Treadmill With Good Price
Proform Sport 5.0 is a entry level treadmill, suitable for walker and good for those with budget concern. The quality is not too bad but for sure it cannot withstand for longer or stressful workout as it is still a lower spec treadmill. Proform is making Sport 5.0 treadmill even better by adding new enhanced LED display, iFit Bluetooth enabled, decent 3.0 CHP motor, patented cushioning system and more. With the selling price as low as $599, Proform SPort 5.0 treadmill serves well as a starter’s treadmill.