ProForm Sport 9.0S Treadmill

ProForm 9.0S Treadmill

Overview

UPDATE: This model is no longer available as of 2016. You’ll find the latest ProForm treadmill reviews here.

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The ProForm Sport 9.0 S is the second machine in the popular series. A compactly designed treadmill, the 9.0 S has plenty of selling points including a 3.0 CHP motor, 15% incline, 30 workout programs, built-in iFit module, and many more.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph

Incline : up to 15%

Decline : NA

Motor : 3.0 CHP Mach Z Commercial Grade

Tread Belt : 20" x 60"

Rollers : 2.5" balanced rollers

Cushioning : ProShox

Heart Rate Monitoring : EKG hand-grip sensors in the handlebars for tracking heart rate. The machine is also compatible with Bluetooth based wireless chest straps.

Display : 7" backlit display

iFit Compatibility : Yes

Foldable : Yes

Workout Fan : Included

Sound System : iPod compatible music port with built-in speakers

Footprint : 59.5" x 37" x 81"

Weight Capacity : 375 lbs

Warranty : Lifetime warranty for motor and frame, three year warranty for parts, and one-year warranty for labor

Pros

Motor

The 3.0 CHP motor is quiet and powerful. It is built to support any type of training – walking, jogging, or running. It’s more powerful than its little sister, the Sport 7.0, which offers a 2.75 CHP motor.

Tread Belt

The 20″ x 60″ belt offers you enough space to train comfortably – irrespective of your height. It is supported by 2.5″ precision-machined rollers, which reduce friction as well as wear and tear. As a result, the belt makes very little noise and will last much longer.

Cushioning

The ProForm Sport 9.0 S features ProShox cushioning, which is designed to reduce the stress on your joints during training. In this price range, this is about as good a cushioning system as you can get.

Incline

The 9.0 S inclines up to 15%, which is steep enough to test the cardiovascular endurance of most people. By training at such a steep incline, you can burn calories at a much faster rate and tone the muscles in your lower body.

Built-in Programs

The treadmill is preloaded with 30 workout programs. The console makes it easy for you to choose the program you like. All you have to do is select a program and press ‘start’. Once you do, the machine automatically adjusts its incline and speed and allows you to start training right away.

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IFit Compatibility

The 9.0 S is iFit enabled. It comes with the module already built in, so there is no need for you to buy a wireless module. For reference, the Sport 7.0 is iFit compatible, and you do have to buy a separate module to use it.

An iFit account allows you to simulate real-life runs using Google Maps, customize your workout programs based on your fitness goals, get instructions from professional trainers, and track your fitness progress for better, faster results.

Space Saver Design

For a mid-range treadmill, the 9.0 S has a relatively small footprint, especially when compared to some other machines in its class. Moreover, thanks to the innovative SpaceSaver design, the deck can be folded up in a vertical position. So, the machine requires very little storage space and is ideal for people living in small apartments or homes.

Plenty of Features

Like most ProForm treadmills, the Sport 9.0 S comes stacked with features. The machine has a 7″ backlit display, workout fan, tablet holder, and an iPod-compatible music port. It also has sensors in the handlebars to measure your heart rate while you train.

Cons

No Wireless Chest Strap Included

The ProForm Sport 9.0 S can be used with a Bluetooth based wireless chest strap, but it is not included in the package. Certainly not a deal breaker but it would be nice if it was included.

Conclusion

ProForm Sport 9.0 S, being a middle-of-the-series machine, offers you the best of both worlds. It is more advanced than the Sport 7.0 and has a much smaller price tag than the Sport 12.0.

For less than $1,000, you get a treadmill with a 3.0 CHP motor, 60” track, 15% incline, 12 MPH top speed, built-in iFit module, and 30 workout programs. It is quite an impressive list of features. So, the 9.0 S is pretty much the best treadmill you can get for the price tag, and our top pick in the Sport series for sure.

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