ProForm 850 T (Discontinued)

Overview

This model is no longer available for sale. Check out all of the new ProForm treadmill reviews here.

The ProForm 850 T model offers diversity, strong features and a multitude of effective workouts.

This treadmill has a fan, the folding option, good cushioning and an easy to use console. Check out next more about the ProForm 850 T and jump to conclusions for a more accurate view on this model.

Specifications

Click Specifications to see detailed model info

Speed : up to 12 MPH (1 Touch)

Incline : up to 12% (1 Touch)

Motor : 2.5 CHP Commercial motor

Belt : 20 in x 55/ 51 cm x 140 cm

Maximum User Weight : 325 lbs/ 148 kg

Unit's Dimensions : 70.5'' Length x 35.5'' Width x 58'' Height

Warranty : lifetime for frame, 25 years for motor and 1 year for parts and labor

Features

Display Info

The display offers feedback on elapsed time, walked/ run distance, the matrix, the workout intensity bar, the approximate number of burned calories, incline, number of vertical feet, speed and heart rate.

The display includes several tabs that you can reach by pressing Increase/ Decrease next to the Enter button. The My Tail tab offers a ¼ (400 m) mile track that shows the number of completed laps. The calorie tab shows the approximate number of burned calories and the height of each segment shows the number of calories burned per segment.

Heart Rate Readings

handle bar sensors

You have to hold the pulse bar with your palms on the metal contacts for about 10 seconds.

Workouts

The 850 T come with 24 preset workouts: 8 calorie workouts, 8 time based workouts and 8 distance based workouts.

To reach any of these exercises, you have to press the Calorie button, the Timed button or the Distance button repeatedly until the one you’re looking for appears.

Once you completed your selection the display shows the duration and the name of the workout. After starting the workout, the speed and incline will be displayed. These settings are automatically controlled by the console.

You can also use the iFIT Live Module, which is an optional accessory for this model.

As a short resume once you buy this module, this is how it works: insert the iFit Live module into the console, select the user in the iFit Live main screen, select the iFit workout by pressing one of the iFit Live buttons. Press My Trainer, Maps, World Tour or Event Training to download the next workout of your preferred type. Some workouts feature a personal trainer’s voice that will guide you through your training.

Stereo Sound System

Connect your audio player to the speakers. iPod compatibility is included.

Information Mode

The Information mode tracks the activity of the treadmill. Hold down Stop while inserting the key into the console and then release Stop.

Folding Options

included

Fan

included

Conclusions

The 850 T is a treadmill that we warmly recommend for light exercising. It combines harmoniously great workouts and entertainment. But let’s see in more details why this treadmill is a good purchase.

Most of the runners that opt for a treadmill look for a powerful motor that can run effortlessly the workout ends. 2.5 CHP Mach Z motor is not the best option on the market, but it’s quiet because of the internal fan that cools it down during high intensities. This counts.

We like the belt because it’s wide and long enough. Taller users will be able to feel comfortable on this treadmill. Then there is the cushion system that works really well. This model responds to your stride, no matter how much you weigh.


The workouts are divided into 3 main groups, Time, Distance and Calories. This covers the basic workout needs of a runner.

But the attraction is the iFit Live Module. Unfortunately you have to buy it separately, but it’s worth it if you have the cash to do it. There are iFIT treadmills that already have the module included and you only need to buy the subscription. So check this list out if you’re interested in knowing your iFIT treadmills options.

When you feel exhausted but still want to go on, just turn the speakers on and plug in your audio player that includes iPod compatibility. Many users need the entertainment to stay motivated all the way, and the good thing is that the 850 T comes with high-quality speakers that offer a clear sound of your favorite tunes.

There is a fan that you can turn on at any time. Cooling down during and after a workout is crucial. It is a plus for a treadmill that is already attractive. And on top of everything, you get to fold it and store it somewhere where it’s no bother when you want to save the space.

Downsides

The warranty is not the most impressive, you only get 1 year for parts. But it’s not that bad, considering the $ 1,300 price.

Also, this is not a treadmill fit for those who want to lose weight. The workouts are good, but there are features that can help you maximize weight loss workouts which this model doesn’t have: no user profile info, no wireless heart rate readings, no advanced reporting system (unless you buy the iFIT live module).

These are details that for some matter. But if you only want a treadmill to help you stay in good shape and train in the comfort of your home this is a good option to consider.

UPDATE: The ProForm 850T is no longer available for sale. You can check out all of the latest ProForm treadmills on the official site to see which one is right for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Captcha *