Proform Performance 400 Treadmill Review

Product Review

Proform Performance 400 Folding Treadmill

The Proform Performance 400 treadmill is one of Proform’s most affordable treadmills – and our pick for “Best Treadmill under $600”.

Coming in at a great price, it gives you some impressive features including iPod port with console speakers so you can play your favorite tunes, 15 built-in workouts and hand grip heart rate monitor.

It’s also NIKE + iPod compatible which means you can track and sync your workout results online at the Nike website with your iPod.

It also comes with iFit LIVE – so you can connect your treadmill to the Internet, download new workouts to your treadmill, run trails all over the world and even customize your own fitness program.


  • Price: $599
  • Motor: 2.25 HP Motor
  • Speed: 0 -10 MPH
  • Incline:  0 – 10%
  • Treadbelt: 20 x 55″
  • Folding: Yes
  • 300 lb Weight Capacity Deck
  • Lifetime Frame, 25 year motor, 1 year parts and labor.

Verdict: Great Value Budget Buy

The Proform Performance 400 treadmill has a lot of features that can help you build a more enjoyable workout including iFit LIVE to download new workouts, iPod dock to play your favorite tunes, 15 workout programs to challenge you and a built-in fan to keep you cool.

While runners may want to go with a stronger model, it’s still very affordable and offers some decent construction for the price point.

If you’re looking for a good walkers treadmill that won’t cost you too much, the Proform 400 is definitely worth considering.

Product Pros And Cons

Proform Performance 400 Treadmill

1) iFit Live

iFit Live is the newest technology that comes on a few of the new Proform treadmills.

If you have wireless Internet in your home you can connect your treadmill to the Internet. You can customize and download your own workout programs and workout with Jillian Michaels from ‘The Biggest Loser’ – where she coaches you through your workout.

You can also track your activity and nutrition online and customize your own workout programs

2) Music Port for iPod With Built In Console Speakers

You can easily plug in your iPod or Mp3 player and listen to your favorite music or podcast through the built in sound system. While it’s becoming a fairly standard features, it’s still nice to have and can make your workouts a lot more enjoyable.

3) One-Touch Speed and Incline Controls

This is a popular feature that Proform puts on most of their treadmills. Instead of scrolling through your speed or incline levels, you just push one button and the treadmill adjusts to your desired level. This is a handy feature that won’t throw off your stride.

4) Workout Intensity Control

This is a neat little feature that you don’t usually find on treadmills. It lets you adjust the intensity of your workout. So for example if you feel you aren’t working hard enough you just push a button and the treadmill steps up the intensity.

5) Nike + iPod® Compatible 

The Proform Performance 400 treadmill lets you track your workout performance with Nike and iPod. You connect your iPod, work out and then sync your results online at However, be aware that you will need to buy a Nike + module for this.


  • iFit Live
  • Music Port for iPod With Built In Console Speakers
  • One-Touch Speed and Incline Controls
  • Workout Intensity Control
  • Nike + iPod® Compatible


  • Doesn't Show All Your Workout Stats at Once But Toggles Back and Forth Between Calories/Incline, Time/Pulse and Distance/Speed.
  • Taller Users May Find The Belt at 55" a Bit Short.
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