Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill Review 2017

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Features

10/10

Tech Specs

9/10

Build Quailty

10/10

Treadmill Review

The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill is a good treadmill from the ProForm line. It has a sturdy build, and can accommodate users who are up to 350 lbs. It has 32 programs you can enjoy and use to maximize your treadmill workout. The treadmill display is somewhat disappointing, as it is a small LCD screen, but that is one of the few problems we have with this treadmill.  

Overall, we recommend this treadmill for walkers, joggers, and runners. It is an excellent machine which can suit many different users’ needs.

Price

The Pro 2000 is priced at $1,299.

The Pro 2000 Is Built For Users who:

Are walkers, joggers, and runners, as the motor is up for all these activities. As it is a 3.5 CHP motor, it can handle daily usage from multiple users. While it can be rated for light commercial use, ProForm tends to recommend the Pro 2000 for home use.

Why The Pro 2000 earned our Best Buy Award for Treadmills Under $1,500

There was stiff competition for the best buy award for this category, with NordicTrack’s C1650 and the Sole F65 coming close. But the Pro 2000 won out because:

  • High weight capacity and strong motor. While the F65 and the Pro 2000 can both hold 350 lbs, the Pro 2000 has a stronger motor which will be much more capable of holding up over time, especially with heavier users.
  • Incline and decline range. The Pro 2000 can both decline to -3% and up to 15% incline, which two other top brands in this price range cannot.
  • Space and flexibility on deck. There is plenty of room to move on the Pro 2000, which is 22 inches in width and 60 inches in length. The deck also comes with ProForm’s patented ProShox™ cushioning, allowing a firm yet cushioned workout.

Overall, this treadmill either is the equal or outperforms their competitor treadmills in its price range.

Main Specs - 9/10

  Specs “Quick Review”:  
  • Motor Size: 3.5 CHP
  • Running Area: 22” x 60”
  • Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W,L,H): 39.5” x 80” x 63”
  • Incline Range: 0% - 15%
  • Max Speed: 0 - 12 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers, joggers, runners
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volt


Motor Size - The motor in this treadmill is 3.5 CHP, which falls into the range recommended for daily use. This motor is also hardier than the F65, which is only a 3.25 CHP motor. While that may do for lighter users, if a user is over 250 lbs to 350 lbs and intends to use their treadmill on a regular basis, then the more powerful motor in the Pro 2000 is a better fit for these users.

Running Surface - The running surface is 22” x 60”, which is 2” wider than the C1650 and the equal of the F65. It also has a 2-ply belt with a good texture to keep users from slipping.

Weight Capacity - Some review sites have said the Pro 2000 can hold up to 375 lbs, but the user manual states that it is only capable of holding 350 lbs.

Folding  - The Pro 2000 has a decline setting and can fold for storage. It is not common to have both functions in one treadmill. This treadmill comes with EasyLift™ assist, which really does make it easier to lift and store your treadmill deck. It also has a good hydraulic system which will ease your treadmill deck down gently, hands free.

Space / Footprint -  This isn’t what we would call a space-saving treadmill, though it is nice that it folds up. The Pro 2000 is 39.5” wide, 80” long, and 63” high.

Max Speed - The treadmill’s max speed for the Pro 2000 is 12 MPH. This is a common feature.

Incline - This treadmill has an incline range of -3% decline to 15% incline. The Pro 2000 out does similarly priced treadmills with this range, and the strong 3.5 CHP motor allows the treadmill to smoothly move between different inclines with no discomfort to the user. This pairs well with many of the training programs offered with the Pro 2000.

Features - 8/10

  Features “Quick Review”  
  • Display: 7” blue LCD
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 32
  • Speakers: 2 speakers
  • Fans: 2 fans
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: Handgrips and chest strap compatible
  • USB port: No
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Water bottle cubbies: 2 cup holders
  • Device holder: 1 main device holder

Workout Apps - There are 32 apps which come with the Pro 2000. The apps target different types of workouts: calorie burn, speed workouts, interval training, and hill workouts.

Display - If there is one downside to the Pro 2000, it is the display. It has a 7” LCD blue display built into the console. It is a bit smaller than the F65 (7.5”) but mostly is outdone by the C1650’s 10” web-enabled touchscreen. However, it still has a clean interface which is easy to use and can sync with iFit from your smart device to allow for greater utility.  

Speakers - The Pro 2000 comes with two, 3” speakers along the base of the console. There is volume control on the console and the speakers’ clarity is above average. It has a good amount of bass and holds onto a strong range of sound even at higher sound levels.

Fans - Equipped with dual CoolAire™ fans, the Pro 2000 is good at cooling you down when you are fairly close to the treadmill console. It does less of a good job of cooling you if you are working out mid-treadmill as the fans are mounted in a fixed position.

Heart Rate Monitoring - The Pro 2000 comes with heart rate monitoring handlebar grips. However, these are notoriously unreliable across all treadmill brands which we have tested. It does come with a chest strap, so you can skip using those handgrips. Other treadmills like the F65 and C 1650 don’t come with chest straps, though they are compatible with the tech. The Adventure 5 isn’t even compatible with chest straps as it is not Bluetooth enabled.

Other Tech Features    
  • Adjustable tablet holder. If you want entertainment as you workout or use your iFit app from your smart device, there is an adjustable tablet holder mounted above the main console.  
  • Water cubbies - The water cubbies are deep without making it hard to pull your bottle out of them. The device holder located below the console is far enough back to not become a problem.
 

Build Quality - 8/10

 
  • Warranties - Lifetime frame and motor, 5 years parts, 2-year labor
  • Belt - 2-ply
  • Roller Size - 1.9” front, 2.5” rear
  • Cushioning - ProShock™ Cushioning
  • Customer Support - Phone and email customer service available.
  • Return Policy - 30-day trial with money back guarantee, with a 10% restocking fee.

The Pro 2000 treadmill is a sturdy treadmill as you might expect from ProForm, which is what you would want in a treadmill where you can both incline and decline. While the main frame is metal, the side rails are molded plastic. We don’t care for this in treadmills as there is the potential for cracking the plastic. However, that would take quite a bit of force, so just don’t jump on the side rails.

The EasyLift hydraulics are a great help in folding the treadmill deck away. It is a bit heavier a deck than other treadmills in its price range, so use two hands when lifting the deck up. This is likely due to the decline feature, which requires more infrastructure than other treadmills that don’t decline. With the hydraulics, you can release the deck and step back, as it will slowly descend with no further assistance from you.

As for the 10% restocking fee, this is waived if the product arrives damaged or defective. If sent back for any other reasons, you will receive your refund minus the 10% restocking fee.

Bottom Line Review Of The Pro 2000

The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill is a good option for users looking for a quality treadmill under $1,500. It holds it own among the treadmills in its price range, outdoing much of the competition.

It is a little lacking in the features department as it does not come with a touchscreen display like  the C1650 does. The Pro 2000 also has 2 fewer apps than the C 1650.

ProForm build quality is held up by the Pro 2000. Both the Pro 2000 and the F65 can hold the highest weight capacity (350 lbs) in their price range, which speaks to the sturdy lines these treadmills.

Overall, we found the Pro 2000 to be worth its price and a good investment for users ranging from walkers to runners.

Best Place To Buy The ProForm Pro 2000

We recommend that consumers buy directly from the manufacturer, as that saves money and gives you access to the latest models. You’ll have the least hassle dealing with returns if that is needed, and customer service is simpler this way as well.
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