ProForm Performance 400i
Treadmill Review

The ProForm Performance 400i treadmill is an entry level model which includes some hi-tech, innovative features and is available at a budget price.

This is a space saver treadmill which can be folded up after use and is powered by a 2.5 CHP motor. The "ProShox" cushioning system responds evenly to the user's stride to give a comfortable workout.

The center piece of the control console is the round "Watts" LED display where you can watch your power output with bright LED lights. The console also has built in speakers with an iPOD compatible music port.

This model is iFIT enabled. A Bluetooth device such as a tablet can be connected to access the iFIT account to add extra functionality, and engage your interest. This feature requires a wireless internet connection and subscription to available separately.

The treadmill comes with a Lifetime Frame warranty with 25 yrs Motor warranty and 1 yrs Parts and Labor.

It's available at a discounted price from ProForm

Here are the main features:

... workout programs

In order to stay motivated and achieve your maximum potential while using your treadmill it's important to have a variety of built-in workout programs. This treadmill has a total of 18 built-in workouts.

Each workout is divided into segments. One speed setting and one incline setting are programmed for each segment.

If the speed or incline setting is too high or too low at any time during the workout, you can manually override the setting by pressing the Speed or Incline buttons.

... drive motor

The treadmill is powered by a 2.5 CHP Mach Z drive motor. In addition to providing a smoother, quieter, workout the drive motor also contains an axial cooling fan that cools down the temperature of the internal components. This internal cooling helps to extend the working life of the motor.

... LED display

The display on this treadmill has a bright LED Display. The LED display elements are easier to read than LCD's and makes keeping track of your workout a lot easier.

The following workout data is displayed:

  • PACE

Additionally a ring of LED lights surrounding the numeric display illuminate to indicate the intensity level of your exercise.

… incline control

The treadmill also includes a "Quick Incline" control. This feature allows you to electronically change the degree of slope up or down between the values 0 to 10 deg. throughout your workout from the control panel. Simulate running uphill and add both challenge and variety to your exercise session.

… speed control

This model 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.

… heart rate monitor

The treadmill is equipped with a Dual-Grip EKG 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 help burn more fat.

… cushioning system

This treadmill utilizes "ProShox" cushioning. The cushioning system compresses with each step and responds evenly to your stride and offers a truly comfortable workout.

... iPOD connection

The treadmill features an iPOD compatible music port. You can now 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 music while you exercise.

... iFIT enabled

This treadmill is iFIT enabled. A Bluetooth device such as a tablet can be connected in order to access an iFIT account. Customized workouts, Google Map generated routes and automatic stats tracking add extra functionality and engage the user's interest.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home, wireless internet connection and membership to which is sold separately.

... space saver design

This model has been designed with "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.

... tablet holder

An integrated tablet holder is mounted just above the display panel. This holds your tablet computer firmly in place and allows you easy access to your device so that you can use it to keep informed or entertained during your workout session.

… warranty details

The ProForm Performance 400i treadmill is underwritten by a Lifetime Frame warranty with 25 yrs Motor warranty together with a 1 year Parts and Labor warranty.


  • Mach Z Drive Motor
  • 18 Workout Apps
  • Rounds Watt LED Display
  • iFIT Bluetooth Smart Enabled
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Dual Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Integrated Tablet Holder
  • Drinks / Accessory Holders
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


  • Motor: 2.5 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 10 MPH
  • Incline: 0% to 10%
  • Tread belt: 20" x 55"
  • User Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                   Motor (25yrs)

                   Parts and Labor (1 year)

$599 - ProForm Performance 400i

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