ProForm Power 690 Treadmill Review

The ProForm Power 690 space saver treadmill with ProTech cushioning and iFIT LIVE capability.

This “space saver” (folding) treadmill and is driven by a 2.75 CHP Mach Z Commercial Plus motor. The ProForm Power 690 also features the amazing iFIT feature.

The iFIT technology lets you experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside. It allows you to manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even race against your Facebook friends in 5k races around the world.

The treadmill comes with 8 workouts, including: 4 Performance Workouts and 4 Distance Workouts. All of the workout data is presented on a high-resolution graphical display that animates your screen giving you more accurate, less machine-like readings.

The built in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 EQ sound system produces rich, equalized sound and has 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 and leaves the controls right at your fingertips.

The product comes with a lifetime motor and frame warranty, and a 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Here are the main features:
… drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a powerful 2.75 CHP motor. This commercial grade Plus Mach Z Motor is self cooling and allows you to exercise for longer periods of time while maintaining a smooth, consistent operation.
… cushioning system

The makers claim that the “ProTech” cushioning system employed on the treadmill reduces impact on your joints by 15% as compared to road running, delivering the perfect balance of comfort and joint protection.
… preset workouts

The key to staying motivated when using a treadmill and achieving your fitness goals is having a variety of preset programs. The treadmill has 8 workout programs split into 2 functional groups.

The first group consists of 4 Performance Workouts each of which have been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer to help you run faster, jump higher and get stronger.

The second group consists of 4 Distance Workouts. You can select from either 1 mile, 5k, 10k or half marathon to help you achieve your distance-training goals.
… iFIT technology

This treadmill is iFIT capable. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos that are available for download.

It should be noted that this feature requires the iFIT module and membership to iFIT that is available as an optional extra.
… speed adjustment

The innovative “QuickSpeed” control allows the user to easily jump to any speed within the range 0 – 12 MPH with one touch at any time during your workout. The user can decrease their speed immediately when tired and need a break, or increase it instantly for a challenging sprint.
… incline adjustment

The angle of the running deck is adjusted using the “Quick Incline” control 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

Checking your heart rate during your workout session is achieved using a Dual-Grip 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 burn more fat.
… iPOD connection

A universal iPOD connection is mounted on the control console. This allows the user to hook-up their iPOD or MP3 player to 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

Exercising can leave you feeling “hot and sticky” so it is nice to have a workout cooling fan to help you cool down. This model has a “CoolAire” workout fan incorporated into the console. There is a choice of low or high speed fans to keep you cool during even the most intensive workout.
… user weight

The running deck acts as a support platform for the tread belt and is an essential component of the treadmill. Users should look for a treadmill that is able to adequately support their body weight. This model has a user weight of 300 lbs. and should suite most users.
... folding frame

This model has a folding or “space saver” design. This design feature allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.
… warranty details

The treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime motor and frame warranty and a 1 year parts and labor warranty.

Mach Z Commercial Plus Motor

4 Performance Workouts  

4 Distance Workouts

iFIT Live Capable

Quick Speed Control

Quick Incline Control

ProTech Cushioning

Dual-Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor

Grafixx Display

iPOD Compatible Music Port

Intermix Acoustics 2.0 EQ Sound System

Space Saver (Folding) Design

CoolAire Workout Fan

Motor: 2.75 CHP (Continuous Duty)

Speed: 0 to 12 MPH

Incline: 0 % to 12 %  

Tread belt: 20″ x 55″

User Capacity: 300 lbs

Folding: YES

Warranty: Lifetime (Frame)

                   Lifetime (Motor)

                  1 Years Parts and Labor

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