ProForm Sport 5.0 Treadmill Review

The ProForm Sport 5.0 treadmill is an entry level model which bristles with high tech features including a bright LED display, iFIT technology and a tablet computer holder.

The ProForm Sport 5.0 is an entry level, folding treadmill which although relatively inexpensive has many features to engage the user and help them achieve their fitness or weight loss goals.

The center piece of the control console is the round “Watts” LED display where you can watch your power output with bright LED lights.

This model is iFIT enabled. The benefits of this technology include being able to download personalized workouts, track your results online, and race against other iFIT users. This feature requires the iFIT module and subscription to available as an optional extra.

A music port allows you to plug in an iPOD or MP3 player enjoy music or an audio book title through the built in speakers. A holder for a tablet computer is positioned at the top of the console.

The product comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, 25 yrs on the motor and 1 yr parts and labor warranty.

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 20 built-in workouts. Each workout program automatically controls the speed and incline of the treadmill as it guides you through an effective exercise session.

One touch controls

Single touch “QuickSpeed” controls regulate the speed. This allows the user to easily jump to any speed between the values 0 to 10 MPH with one touch of a button throughout the workout.

Single touch buttons are also used to adjust the incline of the running deck. The user is able to change the degree of slope up or down between the values 0 to 10 % from the control panel.

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.

iPOD connection

An iPOD compatible music port is provided. 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.

Heart rate monitor

The equipment 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

Walking and running are the most natural and enjoyable forms of exercising that you can engage in but the continual pounding can take a toll on your joints. In fact running on some treadmills can feel like running on concrete.

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

Safety key

The equipment comes with a safety key and lanyard. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized uers such as small children.

The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the uers clothing. If the user were to accidently trip or fall while on the treadmill the key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill’s walking belt to slow to a stop.

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.

Space saver design

This treadmill 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.

Warranty details

The ProForm Sport 5.0 treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 25 yrs motor and 1 year parts and labor.


  • Mach Z Motor
  • 20 Workout Apps
  • iFIT Bluetooth Smart Enabled
  • Round LED Display
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Quick Speed Control
  • Quick Incline Control
  • Dual Grip EKG Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Integrated Tablet Holder
  • Safety Key and Lanyard
  • Space Saver (Folding) Design


  • Motor: 2.5 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 10 MPH
  • Incline: 0 % to 10 %
  • Tread belt: 20″ x 55″
  • Max User Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Warranty: Lifetime Frame
  • 25 yrs Motor
  • 1 yr Parts and Labor

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