Proform Pro 2500 (Discontinued)

Overview

UPDATE: The ProForm Pro 2500 is no longer available for sale. It has been replaced with a new and improved Pro 2000 model.

The Proform PRO 2500 treadmill is part of Proform Pro Series. The catchy gadgets and multiple features make this treadmill a good purchase for $1600, but it is a great purchase if you buy it at $1,300 (which is usually the Sale price). Alongside a powerful motor, this machine offers an advanced cushioning system, user-friendly features, workout diversity, iFit compatibility and easy folding.

Still, there are certain drawbacks that you may want to consider before settling for this model.

Check out more about the Proform Pro 2500 and go to Conclusions for a broadened view on this unit.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph 1-Touch

Incline : up to 15% 1-Touch

Decline : up to -3% decline

Motor : 3.5 CHP Commercial Pro Motor

Belt : 20 “x 60 "/ 51 cm x 152 cm

Cushioning System : FS2 Full Surface Suspension

Folding Options : SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist

Maximum User Weight : 375 lbs/ 170.45 kg

Warranty : lifetime for frame and motor, 5 years for parts and 2 years for labor

Features

Display Info

The 7“full-color touch screen display makes it easy for you to navigate through your workout stats and options by swiping your finger. You’ll receive feedback on elapsed time, approx no of burned calories, walked/ run distance, incline, speed, a ¼ mile track, time to complete a lap at the current speed setting, current lap no, time remaining, approx no of calories burned/ hour, no of climbed vertical feet, pace and heart rate.

Heart Rate Readings

handlebars sensors and wireless chest strap.

Either use the handgrip sensors or the wireless chest strap. We recommend the second option.

Workouts

This console offers 30 preset workouts, of which 20 calorie-burn and 10 all-terrain trails workouts.

To use a set-a-goal workout, press Workouts and then press Set-a-Goal. Set time, distance, calorie-goal, speed and incline. Press Start.

If you want to use a calorie-burn workout or an all-terrain trails workout, press Workouts and Calorie Burn or All-Terrain Trails. For a calorie burn workout, select difficulty level and then the workout. The screen will give you the approx no of calories you’ll be burning, distance and duration.

This console has iFit Live Mode compatibility. Select the main menu, press Workouts and then press Live Workouts. Switch users by pressing Switch User button in the lower right corner of the screen.

To use the Cool Down mode, press Cool Down and Start.

Settings Mode

This mode allows you to connect your treadmill to your own wireless network and log in to iFit Live website. You can select a display language, unit of measurement and turn on/ off the display demo mode. Insert the key into the console, select main menu and press i button in the lower right corner of the screen to select the settings mode.

Maintenance Mode

You can calibrate speed, incline and screen, perform a network test, update the console firmware and view technical information. Press Maintenance in the lower right corner of the screen.

Stereo sound system with iPod compatibility

included

iFit Live Mode

included

Fan

included

Conclusions

The Proform Pro 2500 Treadmill is a good buy, especially now that it’s gotten up to $1,300. It has higher-end components and attractive features that all together make this treadmill one of the best units in its price range. Still, it has some drawbacks that may determine you to check other similar models for the same, if not lower, price.

Pros

The motor uses high-end components and commercial parts. It remains quiet and smooth, although it is powerful enough to back up 375 lbs. It’s supported by lifetime guarantee, so we don’t doubt its resistance.

Then, there is the console that has really convenient features, such as 1-touch buttons. We don’t have to go through that entire bothersome button pressing, we can just swipe our finger and set speed and incline or anything else immediately. It’s just as easy to check workout feedback.

This treadmill can be used by taller users without the fear of falling off. The belt is spacious and extended. It’s designed to perform more quietly than average belts, and it succeeds in doing it.

We were happy to see that we don’t have to worry about joint and knees protection. The suspension cushioning system works amazingly and protects your body from any stress and injury. We feel comfortable enough to prolong our workouts as much as we want.

Folding is easy, you just have to push the deck.

Workouts are really challenging. Those interested in fat burn and all-terrain trails workouts will get some serious satisfaction. Additionally, iFit Live Mode will bring extra challenge. It’s like having a personal trainer providing customized and specialized workouts while leading you throughout the workout. We are really keen on all-terrain trails because we get to connect with trails from all over the world, which is a great plus for a treadmill.

Main attraction

One of the main attractions of this treadmill is that it offers decline options. Having decline means you can run whether uphill or downhill, which is a major plus for runners who like to run on different trails around the world, such as we do.

Also, this is one of the most featured treadmills on the market for this price, which is a major plus.
The warranty is quite strong and insures users they’ve made a good purchase. One other thing that we enjoy is the improved sound system. It works much better than on other similar treadmills.

Drawbacks

The belt may not be as commercial grade as Proform says. We checked out its construction and we can’t say we are 100% sure of its long-term usage. This leads to some issues with the decline. Since the construction of the belt is precarious, when you activate decline it becomes a bit unstable and you can’t see the console properly.

All in all, the Proform 2500 is backed up with a serious range of features that make this treadmill a good deal: the motor, the cushioning, the workouts, iFit Live Mode and easy usage of the console. But then again, you may want to check out other brands such as Life Fitness and Smooth that could offer better quality for the same price.

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