Proform 850T Treadmill Review

Product Overview

Proform 850T Folding Treadmill

The Proform 850T treadmill is a newer treadmill this year coming in at a reasonable price.

With a higher speed limit and incline than many treadmills at this price point, you have more room to grow.

Plus you get some great ways to challenge your body including quick workout apps (where you choose time, distance or calorie burning goals) and iFit LIVE where you can run famous trails all over the world with Googlemaps or download new workouts from Jillian Michaels.

Features:

  • Price: $1299 (+ Free Shipping)
  • Motor: 2.5 HP Motor
  • Speed: 0 -12 MPH
  • Incline:  0-12%
  • Treadbelt: 20 x 55″
  • Folding: Yes
  • Workout Fan
  • 325 lb Weight Capacity Deck
  • Lifetime Frame Warranty,
  • 25 year motor warranty,
  • 1 year parts & labor

Verdict: Recommended  

Proform’s strength is building solid starter treadmills for less – in the under-$1500 range. And the Proform 850 treadmill is a good example of Proform doing what they do best.

You get a solid 2.5 HP motor, respectable warranty, heart rate control, 20 x 55″ belt, and higher 12 MPH and 12% incline levels, – all the basics you need.

Then there’s the entertainment – iPod dock to listen to your favorite tunes, iFit Live with new workouts downloaded to your computer for you (and your fitness stats tracked) and quick app workouts to reach your goals.

Overall, a good value if you’re in the market for a newer model Proform .

Product Pros And Cons

Proform 850 Treadmill

1) Strong 2.5 HP Motor With 25 year Warranty

This is a pretty good motor power (continuous duty). Plus it’s covered by a 25 year warranty which gives you added protection since the motor can be the most expensive part of the treadmill to fix.

2) Listen To Your Favorite Music While Working Out

You can plug in your iPod or Mp3 player and listen to your favorite music through the built in sound system. 

The 2.0 Intermix Acoustics sound system is one of Proform’s more advanced speaker systems – the sound is much better than many similar treadmills with music ports.

3) Higher 12 MPH speed limit and 12% incline 

The Proform 850 treadmill comes with a higher speed and incline limits than many treadmills at this price point (assuming the price stays the same). This gives you more room to grow and achieve new fitness levels.

4) Run Trails All Over The World With iFit LIVE and Googlemaps

With iFit LIVE you can connect to the Internet and run famous trails all over the world using Googlemaps.  You draw your route and the treadmill simulates the terrain, changing your incline to match the route – another great way to challenge yourself.

5) Quick App Workouts

The 850T treadmill comes with 3 different types of specialized quick app workouts – time, distance and calories burned.

So for example, with a distance workout app, you choose from 1-mile, 2-mile, 3K, 5K, 5-mile, half marathon or marathon distances. For the calorie burning workouts, you put in your weight (for a more accurate calorie count) and choose your desired calorie burn – from 200 – 700 calories.

6) Folding to Save Space

The Proform 850T folds up to save space – a handy feature if you have a smaller workout area or want to move the treadmill around.

7) Backlit 6″ Console With One-Touch Speed/Incline Controls

The Proform 850 treadmill comes with a backlit 6″ console. While it is on the smaller side, the bright backlit console makes it easy to read your workout stats. 

There are also one-touch speed/incline controls which is another nice feature since you don’t have to scroll through all your options to get to your desired level – you just press one button.

And to keep you cool and comfortable, the console also comes with a built-in fan.

Pros

  • Strong 2.5 HP Motor With 25 year Warranty
  • Listen To Your Favorite Music While Working Out
  • Higher 12 MPH speed limit and 12% incline
  • Run Trails All Over The World With iFit LIVE and Googlemaps
  • Quick App Workouts
  • Folding to Save Space
  • Backlit 6" Console With One-Touch Speed/Incline Controls

Cons

  • You Don't Get The Type of Construction, Cushioning and Workout Tools as you Would on a Higher End Unit
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