ProForm 8.0 EX Exercise Bike Review






The ProForm 8-0 EX exercise bike's design is much the same as a regular bike with the pedals situated directly below you. This is the entry level model in ProForm's range of upright exercise bikes.

The bike has 30 challenging programs consisting of a mixture of calorie and performance workouts. Additionally there are 25 digital resistance levels which can be selected from buttons on the control console to help you burn more calories or tone up.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, back-lit display, workout cooling fan, tablet computer holder, and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.

This model is iFIT compatible. Users can track their progress, and customize their workouts to individual requirements. This particular feature requires a home wireless internet connection, membership to iFIT.com and the iFIT module which is sold separately.

The machine is protected by a warranty which offers a lifetime cover on the frame, 2 years on all parts and 1 year labor.

It's available at a discounted  price from ProForm Fitness

Here's a list of the main features:




... adjustable console

The control console on the bike can be adjusted to obtain the best viewing angle for the back-lit display and also adjust the air stream from the console mounted cooling fan.






... tablet computer holder

This elliptical includes a tablet computer holder which is attached to  the control console and has been  designed for use with most full-size tablets. The holder keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.




... back lit display

The operating console on this exercise bike has a control panel incorporating a 5" back-lit display. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following parameters:

  • DISTANCE
  • PULSE
  • RESISTANCE
  • SPEED
  • TIME
  • CALORIES

Additionally the user is able to monitor their progress on a visual, quarter-mile racetrack graphic.








... workout programs

The exercise bike has 30 built-in workout programs. Each workout has been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session. These workouts consist of calorie and performance workouts.




... iFIT compatible

This trainer is iFIT compatible. In essence this feature forms a wireless connection between the internet and the exercise bike.

The iFIT feature lets you access specialized workout programs, customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online.

N.B. This optional feature requires a home wireless internet connection, subscription to iFIT.com and the iFIT module which is sold separately.








... precision flywheel

An important component of any exercise bike is the flywheel. This model has a 16 lb., inertia enhanced flywheel that has been designed to give a silky smooth operation. This will benefit the user with a much more natural feel when pedalling.





... magnetic braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.





... one-touch resistance

This exercise bike makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the bike's motion.

There are a total of 25 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.




... adjustable seat

To ensure maximum comfort during your workout the bike is fitted with an over size, generously padded seat. The seat can be adjusted up and down to ensure the best possible seating position.





... cooling fan

A vigorous workout session can leave you feeling hot and sticky, but this exercise bike provides an ideal solution with an integrated workout cooling fan.

The two speed console mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and by adjusting the angle of the console the air flow can be directed to where it's needed, for the optimum cooling  effect.




... ergonomic pedals


This exercise bike is equipped with large pedals to fit any size of foot. These ergonomically designed pedals are also fitted with adjustable straps to hold your foot in place.






... iPOD connection

The user can plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the music port situated on the control panel and enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.



... heart rate monitor

The exercise bike is also equipped with a "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.






… warranty details

The ProForm 8.0 EX exercise bike is underpinned by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 2 years parts and 1 year labor.



Features:

  • Upright Design
  • 30 Workout Programs
  • 25 Resistance Levels
  • Free Wheel Clutch
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • One Touch Resistance Controls
  • Adjustable Seat
  • Ergonomic Pedals
  • Back-Lit Display
  • iFIT Compatible
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • AC Adapter
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Footprint: 61.5" x 23" x 42"
  • Max User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Flywheel: 16 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (2 yrs)

                         Labor: (1 yr)



$499 - ProForm 8.0 EX











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Outstanding exercise bike.

Used for daily cardio six days weekly.

Easy assembly and setup. Quiet too. Love it.