ProForm Elliptical Reviews
The ProForm Fitness brand attracts more buyers than any other competitor in the market. They are made by Icon Health and Fitness who are the biggest manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world.
ProForm not only make a wide range of ellipticals they also make a wide range of other fitness equipment including treadmills, exercise bikes, strength equipment, vibration and ab machines together with a host of other fitness accessories.
These are the ProForm ellipticals that we have reviewed:
ProForm “Front Drive” Series
- Endurance 520 E … iFIT compatible
- Endurance 720 E … iFIT compatible
- Endurance 920 E … web touch screen / iFIT enabled
- PRO 12.9 … web touch screen / iFIT enabled
- PRO 16.9 … web touch screen / iFIT enabled
ProForm “Rear Drive” Series
- Smart Strider 735 … space saver
- Smart Strider 935 … space saver
The popularity of ProForm ellipticals in what is a very competitive market is due to the fact that they are feature rich and competitively priced.
They offer good value for money with features not found on most budget machines. Here is a brief overview of some of the features you can find on many ProForm ellipticals:
Digital resistance allows you to adjust your workout resistance for increased calorie burn and higher intensity.
POWER ADJUSTABLE STRIDE:
This allows the user to change the length of the stride at the touch of a button. Having the ability to alter the stride length allows for a better individual fit for any user.
This feature provides a connection between the elliptical and the internet. This exciting feature enhances the workout experience by providing fitness tracking, additional workouts and even simulated treks across different terrain using Google Maps.
Ellipticals can be either iFIT compatible, where the iFIT module needs to be purchased at additional cost or iFIT enabled where the module is already built into the machine. Both require subscription to iFIT.com.
EKG GRIP PULSE:
This is a proprietary, contact heart rate monitor which allows users to monitor their heart rate using built-in handlebar sensors. Monitoring your heart rate ensures you are in the right training zone for your goals.
Some models include a wireless chest strap that transmits the heart rate data back to the elliptical’s computer via a wireless link.
WORKOUT COOLING FAN:
Many models have a console mounted fan to help the user keep cool during the workout. Most have a low and high setting, but some have an auto setting where the speed of the fan automatically adjusts itself to the speed at which the elliptical is being pedaled.
IPOD / MP3 CONNECTION:
Some models have an audio system with an iPOD compatible music port. An iPOD, or MP3 player can be connected via an audio cable to the music port situated on the control panel.