The Proform 850 T
We’re going to hit up the $1,299 market today and review the Proform 850T Treadmill. This price class is an intensely competitive market with all sorts of companies marketing treadmills at that price. In order to stand out here, a treadmill has to really go the extra mile in all the aspects of quality, power, durability, warranty, and features.
The 850 T, while impressive in some aspects is pretty well average in this class. The treadmill has a high quality, but small motor. With 2.5 CHP, it will suffice for most runners, but may have problems if you push it too hard. I usually try to stay above 3.0 CHP if I can. And, that is possible in this price range.
The running belt is a bit shorter than the full size. 20″ x 55″ is close to the standard 20″ x 60″, but if you’re tall, or tend to fall behind often, the shorter length can get annoying.
The padding feels good, and the console is fully functional and includes Ifit Live, and a good variety of workout apps. As far as durability, this treadmill would be strong enough to hold up for years for most average families. Large consistent runners may find this isn’t quite suited for them, but still it should hold up for some time.
Here’s a list of it’s specs.
- 2.5 CHP motor
- 20″ x 55″ treadbelt
- 325 lb weight capacity
- 12% Incline
- Ifit Live
- 6″ backlit display
- Proshox Cushioning
- Workout Fan
- 24 Workout Apps
- Ipod/MP3 With Speakers
- Warranty: Lifetime Frame, 25 year motor, 1 year parts and labor
While there may be better options in this class, offered even by Proform themselves, this is a good basic all around model, and would suffice for an average family.