ProForm Pro 7500 Treadmill Review

Overview

UPDATE: The ProForm PRO 7500 was discontinued, replaced with the new Pro 9000. Check out our review here.

The PRO 7500 treadmill from ProForm is a solid, well-constructed powerful machine, with all of the features and capabilities we’ve come to expect from the popular company. With incline and decline, a generously sized belt, strong motor and 34 workouts, it’s just what you need to get yourself in great shape.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 15%

Decline : down to -3%

Motor : 4.0 CHP Mach Z Commercial Pro

Treadbelt : 22" x 60"/ 55.8 cm x 152

Cushioning : ProShox

Folding : SpaceSaver with EasyLift Assist

Footprint : 63" x 39.5" x 80"/ 160 cm x 100 x 203

Maximum user weight : 350 lbs/ 158 kg

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

Display Features

The 7″ full-color touchscreen shows all of the relevant workout data which you can swipe through: speed, time, distance, calories burned, heart rate, incline/ decline stats. If you’re the type who wants to save time by working out and checking emails at the same time, this console with an included tablet holder gives you everything you need.

iFit compatibility allows you, as you know, to customize workouts, check your progress in time, schedule goals and monitor your performance while getting professional workout advice. Big plus.

Heart Rate Info

Use the hand grips to check your heart rate as you advance, or check your progress hands-free by attaching the Wireless Chest Strap.

Workouts

34 built-in workouts cover a wide array of goals. Whether your goals target speed, calorie burn or endurance, the console makes programs easy to use, adjust and jump from one to the next.

Also, why have iFit compatibility if not for creating your own customized workouts? Creating an iFit account is one of the most effective ways we can think of to stay strongly motivated by your own progress. It makes it easy to set short and long-term milestones and track your progress throughout.

iFit enabled

in addition to customized workouts, you can choose any location in the world via Google Maps and simulate running there.

iPod compatibility

included

Dual CoolAire Workout Fans

included

Wireless Chest Strap

included

Folding

included

Accessory tray

included

Conclusions

Pros

Upgrade means improved, larger, quicker, better. Upgraded for 2015, the ProForm PRO 7500 has become one of our top choices, offering powerful, affordable quality which you can easily fold and put aside until next use.

When testing a new treadmill, we’re quite keen on comfortable use. Keeping fit is no easy task, and treadmill users already know how crucial it is to work out in conditions of comfort. The cushion system that comes with the Pro 7500 delivers. It’s basic, as you don’t get to adjust like some treadmills allow you to, but it does absorb shock on the ankles, knees and hips, which is esentially what you’re looking for.

The motor is what you need and more. Powerful enough to easily support the highest speeds and ambitious inclines, with no noise…all smooth and quiet. The 4.0 CHP motor is a step up from the PRO 2000 model, which offers a 3.5 CHP motor.

The workout variety is incredibly generous for all users and all goals. Out of 34 preset workouts, there’s plenty to choose from. Personally we find iFit features as a boost of progress, taking your workouts one step further. Being able to customize your performance under the guidance of a personal trainer, while keeping track of all workout metrics as you increase workout goals, is a feature that comes in handy especially to new users who are learning how to use the treadmill effectively.

If you get your kicks from music, just plug in your iPod and listen to your favorite tunes.

Great warranty, easy folding, and smoothly working cooling fans.

Drawbacks

The downside to this home treadmill, that we mainly recommend to ambitious users below 350 lbs, is that upgrade usually means that something needed improvement. It is the case with the console, which last year had some issues. It wasn’t sensitive enough, which meant a poor user experience. But the guys at ProForm seem confident in this new design, so for now we’re hoping for the best.

Also, if you like breezing through things, remember that assembling this unit will take more than one hour, and we recommend to have a buddy assisting you through the process.

Not so much a drawback, but it’s worth noting that the PRO 7500 is not web-enabled. If you want to add surfing the web to the experience, then you can upgrade to the PRO 9000 for just a few hundred dollars more.

Bottom Line

If you’re looking for a sturdy, spacious machine that offers a wide range of workouts plus customizable programs, decline options, plenty of programming and¬†entertainment features, you can’t go wrong with the new ProForm Pro 7500 treadmill.

It’s one of the best offerings in the company’s PRO line, with just about everything you could ask for in a home treadmill.

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