ProForm 985 Audio Trainer Treadmill Review

The ProForm 985 Audio Trainer incorporating iFIT workout card technology and adjustable cushioning.


Powered by a 3.5 CHP Mach Z commercial motor and equipped with adjustable cushioning ProForm 985 Audio Trainer features 16 Built-in iFIT workout programs.

Designed by a certified personal trainer, each of these 16 iFIT workouts automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill, while specifically focusing on an aerobic, weight loss or performance goals.

The console has a “CoolAire” workout fan and a universal iPOD connection coupled to a built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system that lets you listen to your favorite music through 2 console mounted speakers.

The treadmill comes with a Lifetime frame and motor warranty together with 2 yrs parts and labor.

Here are the main features:
… drive motor

This treadmill utilizes a powerful 3.5 CHP motor. With more power than a regular drive system, the commercial grade Mach Z motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time while maintaining smooth, consistent operation.
… shock absorption

The makers claim that the “ProStride” impact reducing cushioning absorption system employed on this model reduces impact on your joints by up to 20 % as compared to running on the road. With this superior absorption system, you can enjoy the perfect combination of comfort and joint protection.
… wireless telemetry

The treadmill is equipped with a wireless chest EKG heart rate monitor in addition to the two hand grip sensors. The wireless heart rate monitor tracks your heart rate to help keep you within your target heart rate zone so that you can achieve maximum workout results and burn more fat.
… iPOD connection

A universal iPOD connection is provided on the treadmill. You are able to enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite sounds while you exercise.
… speed control

The treadmill comes equipped with “QuickSpeed” control. This means that you can easily jump to any speed with one touch throughout your workout. Decrease your speed immediately when you need a break, or increase it instantly for a challenging burst.
… 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 scores here with a total of 16 built-in iFIT workouts. These showcase everything this treadmill is capable of and allow you achieve your full fitness potential.

Proform 980 Audio Trainer console

… power incline

A “Power Incline” control is used to control the deck incline. This feature allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down throughout your workout from the control panel. Simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.
… iFIT workout card

This model is fitted with iFIT Workout Card Technology. Each card is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and plugs directly into the treadmill’s console, automatically adjusting your speed and incline, while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout. You can lose weight, feel great and improve performance with iFIT interactive workout card technology!
… workout intensity

The treadmill includes a “Workout Intensity Control” this feature allows you to easily add or reduce the intensity of your workout. Simply raise or lower your workout intensity and the program will automatically adjust to your desired performance level.
… workout cooling fan

A “CoolAire” workout fan incorporated into the console. Just a hit a button and you can have low or high speed fans to keep you cool during even the most intensive workout.
… folding frame

If you are concerned that you haven’t enough room to store a treadmill this model addresses this problem with it’s “space saver” technology. This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.
… user weight

This model has a 350 lbs weight-capacity which should accommodate the majority of users.

… warranty details

The ProForm 985 Audio Trainer is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor in addition to 2 yrs parts and labor cover.

Mach Z Commercial Motor

QuickSpeed Control

Quick Incline Control

ProStride Adjustable Cushioning

Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor

16 Built in iFIT Workouts

iFIT Workout Card Technology

ClearView Display

iPOD Music Port

Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System

Space Saver (Folding) Design

EasyDrop Shock

CoolAire Workout Fan

Motor: 3.5 HP

(Continuous Duty)

Speed: 0 to 10 MPH

Incline: 0 % to 10 %  

Tread belt: 20″ x 55″

User Capacity: 350 lbs

Folding: YES

Warranty: Lifetime (Motor)

               Lifetime (Frame)

               2 yrs (Parts and Labor)

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