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Review Overview



The ProForm 705 CST treadmill is a decent choice for walkers. It is undoubtedly one of the most inexpensive options ProForm offers in its treadmill collection. All features and specs are focused on the requirements of walkers, not runners, and are basic compared to more expensive treadmills, but they carry the essentials.

ProForm 705 CST treadmill

Treadmill Review:

The ProForm 705 CST treadmill is a decent choice for walkers. It is undoubtedly one of the most inexpensive options ProForm offers in its treadmill collection. All features and specs are focused on the requirements of walkers, not runners, and are basic compared to more expensive treadmills, but they carry the essentials. It has all that you need to increase and maintain your fitness, whether you are a beginner or an intermediate exercise enthusiast.


One of the important features is that this treadmill is designed for light walking or running is a 2.75 CHP Mach Z performance. This range does not provide the strength and durability needed for consistent and serious running requirements.

But it’s ideal for walking, and the spacious track helps. At 20 “x 60”, this is the standard length of a commercial treadmill designed to accommodate a wide range of heights and paces. It is also designed with ProShox cushioning, which helps relieve some bumps on the ankles, knees, and hips.


When it comes to exercise programs, you have access to more than enough to keep you motivated. The 705 CST comes with 22 pre-built workouts (created by professional personal trainers) that will boost and enhance your fitness for distance, speed, time, and calories burned. IFit Coach, an application with a paid monthly subscription, is also enabled. The app comes with countless on-demand workout videos that too in the hundreds. 

It is also synchronized with Google Maps, allowing you to choose where to go or even hike around the world virtually. Another worthwhile factor is that the slope automatically matches the strength of the programs or the topography of the areas where you decide to walk/exercise.

Checking your stats is important if you have a goal in mind. On the 5-inch display, you can see training sessions and read stats: speed, mileage, calories burned, heart rate, and time. Heart rate is easily measured using a conveniently placed heart rate sensor.

Walking will improve cardiovascular health and muscle tone thanks to a combination of increased speed (up to 12 MPH) and inclination (up to 12%). The more you move, the more you burn calories and shape your lower body (thighs, calves, etc.)

Music and sound are usually a great way to motivate and have fun while exercising. The auxiliary audio port allows you to synchronize your music or other vocal training tools with the 705 CST, so you can enjoy enhanced sound through the dual 2-inch speakers.
Other features include a two-speed fan to keep you cool. Plus, a built-in tablet holder that holds your device for more workouts or other stuff.

ProForm 705 CST is a treadmill only for walking; serious runners will have to look at the ProForm Performance and Pro series. But the 705 CST is a great choice for walkers who are interested in the essentials and not looking for flashy features.
Comes with a 5-inch backlit display to show your stats and progress; easily keep up with your calorie burn, heart rate, mileage, and speed. As compared to other machines with larger touch screens, this one may seem a little simple, but it provides everything you need to track your workouts and goals.


22 built-in training programs are also enough to increase your physical fitness, but if you need a little more variety, iFit Coach gives you access to a range of on-demand, trainer-led training courses. It would be next to impossible to get bored with hundreds of possible options. However, iFit is a paid subscription.

Engine power is 2.75 CHP Mach Z. it is strong and sturdy, but just for walking.

With a treadmill, incline becomes very important for increasing endurance and for cardiovascular improvement and muscle training. A 12% range at 705 CST is an effective range for achieving these goals. The speed goes up to 12 MPH, which is more than enough to change fitness sessions.

Workout programs

The 705CST is fully equipped with 22 programs loaded on the console. The programs are created by professional personal trainers. iFit Coach, an application with a large number (hundreds) of on-demand coach-led training videos, is also enabled. 

Thanks to this application, thanks to the connection with Google Maps, you also have access to pedestrian areas all over the world, from Tobago through Greece to New York. And as you walk, your slope adjusts to the height in the actual topography. So your hiking adventures begin and end in the comfort of your home while enjoying and experiencing the dream locations of your choice.

What we like

IFit Coached Bluetooth Smart:

This treadmill is iFit enabled; iFit provides a host of training programs – hundreds of on-demand coach-led videos from various countries and studios around the world. iFit Coach also works with Google Maps, which allows you practically to walk or run on various terrains from Africa to Australia. iFit is a subscription to be paid on a monthly or annual basis.

Engine Power:

The 705 C ST features a 2.75 CHP commercial Mach Z engine powerful enough for walkers and light runners.


The 5-inch backlit display is large enough to properly track and view your stats by time, mileage, speed, calories burned, and heart rate.

Exercise Programs:

22 built-in programs are fully loaded into the console. Programs created by professional instructors are specially adapted for training on the treadmill.

Heart Rate Monitor:

Grip ECG heart rate sensors, which are conveniently designed on the handlebar, monitor your heart rate.


The 20-inch x 60-inch track is a good size for various step lengths. All Commercial gyms usually have a standard length of 60-inch. The belt is also made with the ProShox cushioning system, which reduces the impact on the legs, knees, hips, and ankles.


The speed range is up to 12mph, which is really more than enough for most walkers or runners.


the incline possibility drastically changes your training. Reduces impact on joints, increases stamina and calories burned and shapes lower body muscles.


The space-saving design makes it easy to fold after use and put aside when finished.

Tablet Holder:

An integrated tablet holder that holds your personal tablet securely in place.

Auxiliary Speaker / Audio Port:

Connect and enhance the sound of your favorite trainer or music with two 2-inch speakers.


Keep calm with the built-in two-speed fan.


The 325-pound weight capacity means that almost anyone can use the ProForm 705  CST treadmill safely and securely.


The warranty is pretty decent at this price on the treadmill; two years for the parts and one year for the labor.


Key specifications:

  1. Motor Size of 2.75 CHP Mach Z Commercial Motor
  2. Running Surface/ Area of 60″ L x 20″ W (20 x 60)
  3. Weight Capacity of up to 325 lbs.
  4. Foldable
  5. Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 36.5″ x 78.75″ x 61″
  6. Incline Range of up to 12%
  7. Max Speed up to 12 MPH
  8. Treadmill Best For Walking and Light Jogging
  9. Electrical Requirements: 120V
  10. Audio Auxiliary Port

What we don’t like

No iFit trial period:

Most other proForm machines now come with an annual subscription to the application. While this ProForm is one of the cheaper alternatives for businesses, it may include only a three-month free subscription.

Walker’s treadmill:

Although ideal for those who will be walking alone, but if you are considering to start a walk to eventually start running in the future, this is not a treadmill for you. It is advisable to look at the ProForm Performance or Pro line.

Warranty and Guarantee

Warranty for this Proform Treadmill:

  1. The frame has a lifetime warranty
  2. The engine has a lifetime warranty
  3. Leave up to 2 years
  4. Works up to 1 year

ProForm offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on its treadmills direct from the factory.

Our verdict:

The ProForm 705 CST treadmill, in the entirety, is a worthy choice for walking. It is reasonably priced and will be a great treadmill for those who just intend to walk or for seniors. It comes with 22 workout programs. In case you want more variety, you can invest the money you saved on the treadmill in iFit. Whatever you decide, a beginner or intermediate walker will be pleased with this valuable purchase.

Fatima Ahmed

Fatima Ahmed

Fatima Ahmed is a Nutritionist currently working online and helping people to improve their health and lifestyle. Her goal is to bust the nutrition myths that have been living since ages about nutrition and certain foods. She wants people to get robust knowledge about food and health as nutrition sciences have changed over years.

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