Proform Performance 1450
Treadmill Review


ProForm Performance 1450 Treadmill


This treadmill is part of ProForm's all new Hi-Tech range. The ProForm Performance 1450 is fitted with a spacious (60" x 20") belt and boasts a powerful 3.25 CHP Commercial Pro motor. The running deck is supported by the air-based, "ProShox Plus" cushioning system.

The most unusual feature of this treadmill is the 10" Full-Color Touch Screen that has a built-in web browser that is powered by Android. In conjunction with your home's wireless network you can check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook.

This color touch screen is integrated with iFIT, and adds a whole new dimension to your treadmill experience by giving you the ability to watch your progress with Google Maps on specific races and courses throughout the world.

The control console has a built-in "AutoBreeze" workout fan and an "Intermix Acoustics 3.0" sound system with high-end speakers that can be hooked up to an iPOD via the compatible music port.

The product is protected with a lifetime frame warranty, lifetime motor warranty, 5 years parts and 2 years labor.

Here are the main features:




… drive motor

The treadmill is driven by a powerful 3.25 CHP DurX, Commercial Pro motor. This unit includes high-grade wiring and insulation ratings, and a thermal cut-off switch. It uses high-end, commercial bearings and brushes and is dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise.

All of these features contribute to making this treadmill's drive motor smooth, quiet and powerful and it's makers are so confident in it's reliability that they offer a Lifetime Motor Warranty.




… workout programs

The key to staying motivated when using a treadmill and achieving your fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs, This treadmill gives you a total 26 Workouts from which to choose, each designed by certified personal trainers in order to help you run faster, lose weight and keep toned.

These 26 workouts are split into four functional groups comprising:

7 Distance Workouts

7 Speed Workouts

7 Incline Workouts

7 Calorie Burn Workouts




... iFIT technology

This treadmill is iFIT capable. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. Drawing upon the data provided by Google Maps the iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were actually running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos that are available for download. It should be noted that this feature requires that the user has a home wireless internet connection and membership to iFIT which is available as an optional extra.




... touch screen web browser

Employing the latest in interactive technology this treadmill utilizes a 10" full color touch-screen display with a web browser powered by Android.

The display tracks essential fitness data such as speed, time, distance, incline, pulse and calories burned. Additionally, with the integrated iFIT technology you can also watch your progress with Google Maps on specific races and courses throughout the world.

Additionally you can connect to your home's wireless network to check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook via the 10" touch-screen display.




ProForm Performance 1450 Treadmill


 


... speed control

Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch speed system fitted to this treadmill allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between the values of 0-12 MPH with a single touch of a button whenever you feel the desire to change the pace of your workout.




... incline control

This treadmill will allow you to adjust the incline between the range of 0 - 15 deg. in 1 deg. increments. Like the 1-Touch speed feature, the useful 1-Touch Incline system allows you to change the incline of the treadmill by quickly sliding your finger to your desired incline setting.




… air based cushioning

This treadmill uses "Pro Sox Plus" cushioning which is an air based system, The manufacturer claims that this type of air based system reduces impact on your joints and provides a more comfortable running surface.

 

 

 

ProForm Performance cushion





… heart rate monitor

The treadmill has a "Cardiograph" heart rate monitor. The 2 hand-grip sensors are conveniently built in to the handlebars. When the handlebars are gripped the sensors provide feedback on the user's heart rate via the color touch screen display.




... iPOD connection

In order to keep you entertained the treadmill comes with an "Intermix Acoustics 3.0" sound system. Integrated into the treadmill's console, this premium sound system features 3" high-excursion drivers to deliver a crisp, clear sound.

The sound system also includes a compatible music port for iPOD. This allows you to plug your iPOD, or MP3 Player, into the Interplay Music Port and listen to your music collection through the sound system. The iPOD rests on the console shelf, so that it is within easy reach.




... workout cooling fan

This treadmill has a "CoolAire" workout fan incorporated into the console. The fan has an automatic setting which when selected adjusts the airflow according to your workout speed.

Alternatively you can switch the fan to a manual setting and choose between low, medium and high speeds to help you stay cool and fresh during your workout.



 



.. safety key

The equipment comes with a safety key and lanyard. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized users such as small children.

The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the users clothing. If the user were to accidentally trip or fall while on the treadmill the key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill's walking belt to slow to a stop.




... user weight

The manufacturer's recommended maximum user weight for this model is 350 lbs which should accommodate most users.




... space saver design

This is a "space saver" treadmill which means that after use it can be folded to a nearly vertical position where it occupies less floor space.

 




… warranty details

The ProForm Performance 1450 is underwritten by a lifetime frame warranty, a lifetime motor warranty plus a 5 years parts and 2 years labor warranty.




Features:

Commercial Pro Motor

10" Color Touch Screen with Web Browser

iFIT Technology

Pro Shox Plus Cushioning System

7 High Intensity Workouts

6 Speed Workouts Workouts

7 Incline Workouts

6 Calorie Burn Workouts

1-Touch Incline

1-Touch Speed

CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor

Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Sound System

Compatible Music Port for iPOD

AutoBreeze Workout Fan

Space Saver (Folding) Design




Specifications:

Motor: 3.25 CHP

Speed: 0 to 12 MPH

Incline: 0 to 15 %

Belt Size: 60"x 20"

Folding: YES

User Weight: 350 lbs  

Warranty: Lifetime Motor and Frame

                 5 yrs Parts

                 2 yrs Labor





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