ProForm 850T Treadmill Review

The ProForm 850T iFIT LIVE compatible treadmill with iPOD compatible sound system.

This space saving (folding) treadmill is driven by a powerful 2.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Motor. The ProForm 850T treadmill has a spacious (20″ x 55″) running surface is supported by a ProShox Lite cushioning system.

This model comes with an impressive variety of (24) workouts split into three functional groups that automatically adjusts your speed, incline and workout time to meet your fitness or weight loss goals. All of the workout data is presented on a 6″ back lit LCD display that shows all relevant workout data.

This model is iFIT compatible. This is a state of the art, interactive, result specific fitness aid. The workouts feature Google Maps, automatic speed and incline controls, and audible coaching, giving you the training you want in the comfort of your own home.

Entertainment needs are catered for with an Intermix Acoustics 2.0 EQ sound system producing a rich, equalized sound. It is coupled to 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.

Should anything go wrong the product comes with a lifetime frame warranty, 25 years motor warranty and 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Here are the main features:

… drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a powerful 2.5 CHP motor. This commercial grade Mach Z Motor employs an internal fan which lessens noise as it cools internal components and extends the motor’s life. This design of motor allows you to exercise for greater periods of time, while still providing a smooth and consistent operation.

Deck cushioning

This treadmill, however, uses “ProShox Lite” cushioning. This system compresses underfoot with each step, responding evenly to your stride and offering a truly comfortable workout.

Workout programs

In order to stay motivated when using a treadmill and achieve your fitness goals it is important to have a good selection of preset workout programs. This treadmill has a total of 24 workouts divided into three functional groups.

These three functional groups consist of the following:

8 Calorie Workouts that have been designed by a certified personal trainer, to help you burn calories and lose weight with a choice between 200-700 calorie-burning workouts. For a more accurate calorie count there is the facility to input your weight information.

8 Timed Workouts that have been designed by a certified personal trainer and that automatically adjusts your speed and incline to achieve your goals. You can select between 20 – 60 minute workout times.

8 Distance Workouts that have been designed by a certified personal trainer. These workouts offer training programs for specific distance races and automatically adjusts your speed and incline to match the workout. You can choose from 1-mile, 2-mile, 3K, 5K, 5-mile, half marathon or marathon distances.

iFIT technology

This treadmill is iFIT compatible. This advanced fitness technology in essence connects your treadmill to the internet and delivers interactive and results orientated fitness experiences.

You can select weight-loss, performance or wellness goals and listen as Jillian Michaels coaches you through your program. Each workout is downloaded wirelessly to your console and workouts can feature Google Maps, automatic speed and incline controls, plus audible coaching.

With iFIT you can get the training you want in the comfort of your own home. It should be noted, however, that this feature requires an internet connection, the iFIT module and membership to iFIT which is sold separately.

Speed control

This model 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 control

“Quick Incline” control is used to control the deck elevation. 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 -12 deg. You can simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.

Heart rate monitor

A Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor is used with this treadmill. The built-in precision sensors allow you to quickly 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.

iPOD ready

The treadmill features a universal iPOD connection. You can now enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 EQ sound system. The system produces a broad range of frequencies and rich, equalized sound. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite sounds while you exercise.

Workout cooling fan

The treadmill is equipped with a “CoolAire” workout fan incorporated into the console. Just hit a button and you can have a cooling breeze to keep you comfortable during even the most intensive workout.

User weight

With a 325 lbs. weight-capacity this model has the strength and durability you should expect from a mid range treadmill. Built to support the toughest of workouts, this robust deck is built to last.

Folding frame

This model has a folding frame that allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area. This design is also of benefit when it comes to cleaning underneath the treadmill of for any maintenance work.

Warranty details

The ProForm 850T treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the Frame, 25 yrs on the motor, and 1 year parts and labor warranty. Additionally the manufacturer states that if you register your product you can add another full year of protection to the 1 year parts & labor warranty.


  • Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor
  • ProShox Lite Cushioning
  • 8 Calorie Workouts
  • 8 Timed Workouts
  • 8 Distance Workouts
  • iFIT LIVE Compatible
  • Dual Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • 6″ Backlit LCD Display
  • Intermix Acoustics 2.0 EQ Sound System
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


  • Motor: 2.5 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 12 %
  • Tread belt: 20″ x 55″
  • User Capacity: 325 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime (Frame)
  • 25 Years (Motor)
  • 1 Year (Parts and Labor)

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