ProForm Power 795 Treadmill
UPDATE: The Power 795 is no longer available. Check out the latest ProForm treadmill reviews here to find a comparable model for your home gym.
The ProForm Power 795 is a budget-friendly treadmill that incorporates several interesting features like incline training, iFit compatibility, advanced cushioning, and to top it all – a powerful drive motor.
The machine is neatly designed and is fairly easy to use thanks to its speed and incline controls.
Click Specifications to see detailed model info
Speed : up to 12 mph
Incline : up to 12%
Decline : NA
Motor : 3.0 CHP Mach Z Commercial Grade
Tread belt : 20" x 55"
Cushioning : ProShox
Folding : Yes
Footprint : 60" x 35.75" x 72.5"
Maximum user weight : 325 lbs.
Display : 6" backlit display
Sound System : Built-in iPod compatible sound system with two speakers
Warranty : Lifetime for frame and motor, two year parts and one year labor
Commercial Grade Motor
The treadmill features a 3.0 CHP Mach Z motor, a nice upgrade over the other entry level models, which is known for its performance. Not many treadmills in this price range feature such a powerful, commercial grade motor. It is built for heavy use and allows you to walk, jog, and sprint to your heart’s content.
The ProForm Power 795 is compatible with iFit Live (unlike the 505CST model). An iFit account gives you access to an endless range of workout options and has features that can make your workout sessions much more exciting.
For example, you can use Google Maps to choose a terrain anywhere in the world and the treadmill will automatically adjust its incline to match the running surface of the terrain you choose.
Also, you can track your progress, compare your progress with other iFit members, and even take part in virtual racing competitions with other members of the community. You also get access to the iFit workout library, which contains a huge selection of workout programs. Whether you are a beginner or a serious runner, you can find a large number of workout programs that can help you reach your fitness goals faster.
The Power 795 treadmill inclines up to 12%, which is quite good considering it is a budget treadmill. As you know, walking at an incline helps you burn off more calories than walking on a flat surface at the same pace. Incline training also has amazing cardiovascular benefits.
High Quality Cushioning
The patented ProShox cushioning is designed to absorb impact and is easy on your joints. It covers the entire running surface and prevents those long training sessions from taking a toll on your body. It is hard to find a better cushioning system in this price range.
Designed for Convenience
The treadmill is designed for your convenience. It is foldable and requires very little storage space. There is an accessory tray where you can keep your phone, keys, and other items. There is a workout fan which blows cool air to help you stay comfortable even during intense training sessions. There is an iPod-compatible music port, where you can plug your MP3 player and jam to your favorite tracks while you train.
There are always a few cons that may or not apply to you, but it’s important to be aware of them…
Running Track Not Ideal for Tall People
The 20″ x 55″ track is more than enough if you are of average height. If you are taller, or you are a serious runner, you might find it slightly uncomfortable to run on this surface. In this case you can check out the comparably priced Performance 600C or the NordicTrack C 900.
Additional Cost for iFit Live
The treadmill is compatible with iFit Live, but you have to buy the module separately. Needless to add, you’re also required to have an iFit subscription to be able to make full use of this feature, but one year is typically included for free when you buy the module.
The ProForm Power 795 is definitely one of the better treadmills in its class. With a powerful motor, durable build, and an impressive set of features, the machine has a lot more to offer than its modest price tag suggests.
The 55″ running surface could be a problem if you are a taller person with a naturally longer stride. As we mentioned, there are other options in that case. For a couple hundred dollars more, you can get a machine with a longer running track and higher speed settings.
You can take a look at the new ProForm Power 795 treadmill on the official manufacturer site to see the rest of the specs and decide if it’s the right treadmill for you. The company offers great sales throughout the year as well so you can save a lot of money on an already fairly priced machine.