ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill Review

ProForm Performance 400i is an entry level treadmill with iFIT Bluetooth Smart technology and a built in tablet holder

The ProForm SMART 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 2.0 CHP motor. The “ProShox” cushioning system responds evenly to the user’s stride to give a comfortable workout.

An exciting feature is the iFIT Coach. This feature allows you to travel virtual tracks all over the world as you watch the passing scenery on your console screen. This feature requires an internet connection, and subscription to iFIT Coach which is supplied for the first year.

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 50 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 2.0 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.

7″  SMART HD Touchscreen

Employing the latest in interactive technology this treadmill utilizes a 7″ full color touch-screen display with a built-in web browser.

The display tracks essential fitness data such as speed, time, distance, incline, pulse and calories burned. Also by subscribing to iFIT Coach you can watch your progress with Google Maps on specific races and courses throughout the world.

… incline control

The treadmill also includes a Digital “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 a Digital “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.

… audio auxillary port

The treadmill features an auxilliary audio port. You can now enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in dual 2″ speakers. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite music while you exercise.

… iFIT Coach enabled

This interactive fitness technology provides  the latest  fitness experience as certified personal trainers guide you through exercise treks all around the world with a varied collection of global workouts to entertain and motivate. Pushing you to succeed with you personal fitness goals.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home, wireless internet connection and membership to iFIT Coach, membership of which is included for the first year.

... 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 featuring a DeviceGrip design 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
  • 50 Workout Apps
  • 7″ Smart HD Touchscreen
  • iFIT Coach Enabled
  • Digital Quick Speed Control
  • Digital Quick Incline Control
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Dual Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • Audible Auxillary Music Port
  • Integrated Tablet Holder
  • Drinks / Accessory Holders
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


  • Motor: 2.0 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 10 MPH
  • Incline: 0% to 10%
  • Tread belt: 18″ x 50″
  • User Capacity: 300 lbs.
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                   Motor (25yrs)

                   Parts and Labor (1 year)

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