ProForm Power 1495
Treadmill Review




This new model is part of ProForm's "Power" series lineup. The ProForm Power 1495 is iFIT enabled which means that it has the iFIT module built into the treadmill.

There are 34 built-in workouts. The user can choose from workouts based around high-intensity, incline, speed, and calorie-burn goals. The workout data is presented on a 10" web enabled touch screen which shows the time, speed, distance, calories, incline level, and heart rate.

This treadmill is iFIT enabled. The benefits of the iFIT technology include engaging in workouts enhanced by Google maps that simulate the terrain of the trail you are following. This particular feature requires a home wireless connection and subscription to iFIT.com.

The built in Intermix Acoustics 3.0 EQ sound system delivers a rich, equalized sound and has a compatible music port for an iPOD or any other MP3 player. The iPOD rests on the console shelf, so that it is within easy reach and leaves the controls right at your fingertips.

The treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5 years parts warranty and a 2 years labor warranty.

Here are the main features:






... workout programs

The treadmill has a total of 34 built-in workouts. The user is able to choose from high-intensity, incline, speed, or calorie-burn workouts.

The workout programs take control of the treadmill and automatically adjusts the speed and incline allowing you to concentrate on working out. Speed, incline and time length of each workout are per-determined.

These 34 workout programs showcase everything this treadmill is capable of and provide the necessary direction and impetus for you to achieve your fitness goals.




… drive motor

At the heart of this treadmill is a powerful 3.5 CHP motor. This motor utilizes high-grade wiring, insulation, and a thermal cut-off switch. Additionally through the use of high-end, commercial bearings and brushes, this motor delivers the longest, most powerful drive possible.

The motor is also dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise in order to deliver a smooth and quiet operation.




... web enabled touch screen


The control console features a 10" web enabled, color touch screen display. This display tracks your elapsed time, distance walked or run, approx. number of calories burned, incline level, number of vertical feet climbed, speed of the tread belt, heart rate.








... workout intensity bar

This model includes a "Workout Intensity Bar" on the display window. This feature allows you to monitor the approximate intensity level of your current workout via graphical segmented bar on the display.




... workout cooling fan

A "CoolAire" workout fan is built into the console. It has two speed settings so that you can regulate the air stream to your preference. This console mounted fan will help you to stay cool and comfortable during your workout.




... iFIT enabled

This treadmill is iFIT enabled with the iFIT module already built into the treadmill. This feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

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

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com which is available as an optional extra.








… speed adjustment

The treadmill comes equipped with "QuickSpeed" control. This means that you can easily jump to any speed within the range 0 - 12 MPH with one touch at any time during your workout. You can decrease your speed immediately when you are tired and need a break, or increase it instantly for a challenging burst.





… incline adjustment

The treadmill is also equipped with "Quick Incline" control. This allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down throughout your workout from the control panel. The slope of the incline can be adjusted within the range 0 -15 deg. You can simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.








… decline adjustment

This treadmill also has a decline feature. Usually only available on more expensive treadmills the deck is able to decline from level down to a - 3 deg. decline. This feature allows you to activate different muscles for faster results by walking at a decline. walking on a decline will enable you to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.





… ProShox cushioning

Exercising on a treadmill is a great way to keep fit but running or walking on some treadmills can result in wear and tear to your joints. The ProShox  cushioning system employed on this treadmill  helps to reduce the impact on your joints and delivers a more comfortable running surface.










... iPOD connection

The treadmill features a universal iPOD port. You can now enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in "Intermix Acoustics 3.0 EQ" sound system. The system delivers improved clarity while reproducing a wide range of audio frequencies. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite sounds while you exercise.




… heart rate monitor

The treadmill is equipped with a dual-grip heart rate monitor. The built-in precision sensors allow you to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate. Simply grip the built-in sensors to quickly and accurately monitor your heart rate, stay within your optimum training zone and burn more fat.

The treadmill is also supplied with a wireless chest strap that transmits your heart rate information to the console without the need to grip the contact sensors when running for example.









... safety key

A safety key and lanyard is provided with the treadmill. 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.





... fold and store

This is a "space saver" model which means that when not in use the treadmill can be folded into a near upright position where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.

The folding mechanism also incorporates an "easy lift" system which uses a hydraulic shock that slowly lowers the deck into place ready for use or assists in raising it to it's stored position.

With the deck raised into its upright "stored" position the deck automatically locks into place.









... user weight

This equipment has been designed to support a maximum user weight of up to 350 lbs. This should accommodate the majority of users.



Features:  

  • Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • 34 Built-in Workouts
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • 10" Web Enabled Touchscreen
  • EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Chest Strap
  • iPOD Music Port
  • Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Sound System
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design
  • Easy Lift Assist



Specifications:

  • Motor: 3.5 CHP (Continuous Duty)
  • Tread belt: 20" x 60"
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 15 %
  • Decline 0 to - 3%
  • Rollers: 2.5"
  • User Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame and Motor)

                         5 Years (Parts)

                         2 Years (Labor)



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This is a very nice treadmill. I am 250 lbs and 6'2 and I have issues jogging on treadmills because of my weight.

This treadmill had no issues at all handling my weight. It was very smooth. Smoother than the treadmills at my gym.

Touch screen is nice and responded to my touches very well. Full incline my head is about 4-6 inches away from a 8 ft ceiling. This treadmill is about 3-5 inches higher off the floor than most other treadmills.

I found watching the 10 inch screen to be more comfortable than watching a 50 screen TV mounted on my wall. I like looking ahead and at the floor rather then straight or above. It feels like i keep my balance a lot better when I am looking straight and down.

I needed a treadmill that was very smooth and can support my weight. This treadmill did both.

Do yourself a favor if your picky like me and get a 3.5 or higher motor. This motor didn't break a sweat at all handling my weight while jogging at 6.5 mph.

I wish this unit had a headphone jack or Bluetooth connection.





I've been running on this machine for about a month now.

It is a quality machine and solidly built. It is easy on my feet and joints, and has a number of great features.

The web browser isn't as good as it could be, but that does not detract it from being a 5-star machine.





I'm 68 and use the treadmill for cardio fitness. I bought this model to replace the Proform model that burned out after eleven years.

My primary use is "hard walking" using elevation and speed to maximize my heart rate.

I chose this model for its internet connectivity, elevation range, speakers, fan, and video capabilities. It does all the above fine.

Contrary to reviews elsewhere, it syncs perfectly with my polar heart chest strap, even better than the watch I've used with it for six years.

I wish there were input for tv video. Be aware that to get best use of internet and training modules, you must buy a subscription to ifit (but the videos are very cool).





Love it, I usually hate the "dreadmill", but love running outside, this treadmill make my workout enjoyable, you can run all over the world.

The HR belt is a nice addition





The ProForm Power 1495 is a beast. I am amazed at the variety of workout options and I love the google maps app.

It is exciting to workout in any location in the world especially places I have visited.

The Power 1495 is durable and pretty easy to assemble however it is a two man/woman job for sure.

This item weighs about 350 lbs however once assembled it can slide into a space comfortable but for me I struggle a bit with the tilt and push.

It accommodates the taller users as well as the average height user.

I love how easily it folds in an upright position and how smooth the running surface can transition from down with little to no effort on my part.

The interface is user friendly and sleek. I enjoy the touch screen.

Overall, I am satisfied with this purchase however it is quite large for an apartment but I believe that I made the right choice with Pro-Form.





I purchased the 1495 a few months ago, and to-date it has been great.

It wasn't too difficult putting together, although having a second person to help was important.

The unit has worked perfectly.

I also purchased the iFit program so I could 'see the world' while running. I have to admit that iFit wasn't as intuitive as I had thought it would be, although I'm now at harmony with how to properly use the app now.

All in all, I'm very happy with both the 1495 and iFit.