ProForm Power 995i Review 2018

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Features

7/10

Tech Specs

7/10

Build Quailty

8/10

Treadmill Review

Updated: 5-3-2018


One of ProForm’s more budget-friendly treadmills, the ProForm Power 995i is a great treadmill option for buyers. From its greater incline ability to better fan positioning, many things added up to the Power 995i being classed as the best treadmill under $1,000. It faced some stiff competition, particularly from NordicTrack’s C990 and SOLE Fitness’ F63 but the Power 995i came out on top.

With its ability to hit speeds up to 12 MPH and incline up to 15%, users can have varied workouts while using the Power 995i. It also comes with a good warranty so you can be sure to enjoy your treadmills years after your purchase. Overall, we would recommend the Power 995i to those looking for a cost-friendly, versatile treadmill.     

Price

The Power 995i is often priced at $999, with a retail price of $1,999.

The Power 995i Is Built For Users who:

  • Want a quality, introductory treadmill - The Power 995i is the tip of the quality treadmill iceberg. If users don’t want to drop over $1,000 on a treadmill but still want a good machine, the Power 995i is the treadmill for them.
  • Are walkers and joggers - With a 3.0 motor, the Power will support users who want to focus on walking and jogging. It can support more serious runners, but it may not hold up well under more than 2 running daily users.
  • Have space restrictions - The Power 995i is not a space-hog like some treadmills. It is a sleek treadmill that folds up easily with a smooth hydraulic system.


Why The Power 995i earned our Best Treadmill Under $1,000

ProForm is a top treadmill brand and the Power 995i upholds the brand’s good name. We compared the Power 995i to other treadmills in its price range, and it came out on top.

  • Blends simple interface with workout options - Not all users want a high tech console to deal with but that usually means these users have fewer workout programs. The Power 995i offers 30 workout programs while still keeping its console interface simple.
  • Great incline ability - The ability to reach greater inclines allows users more utility from their treadmills. The Power 995i can reach 2% more incline than both the F63 and C990.
  • Little features equal greater comfort - The care taken to construct the Power 995i to make users comfortable shows when using it. The fan is positioned ideally to cool a user’s core, and the ProShox™ Cushioning give the treadmill deck plenty of flexibility and cushioning.   


As we’ve reviewed treadmills, we’ve noticed some treadmill brand skimp on the quality of their less expensive treadmills. This is not the case with the Power 995i.

Main Specs - 9/10


Specs “Quick Review”:

  • Motor Size: 3.0 CHP
  • Running Area: 20” by 60”
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 37" x 81" x 66.75"
  • Footprint Folded (W, L, H): 37” x 47” x 70.5”
  • Incline Range: 0-15%
  • Max Speed: 12 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers, Joggers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V


Motor Size - The motor in this treadmill is 3.0 CHP. It runs fairly quietly and has fairly smooth belt action. The size of this motor also make speed and incline transitions fluid.

Running Area - The running area is 20” by 60”. This is on-par with other treadmills in this price range. However, when we measured the belt width, it was closer to 19.25 inches rather than a full 20 inches.

Weight Capacity - The Power 995i can accommodate a user weighing up to 300 lbs. If a potential buyer is around or slightly over 300 lbs, then the F63 may be a better option as it can hold a user up to 325 lbs.

Folding  - There is a hydraulic system to assist with folding the Power 995i. You can easily raise or lower the treadmill deck with this helpful feature.

Space / Footprint - The Power 995i is a compact treadmill which measures 37" wide, 81" long, and 66.75" high. When folded, the Power 995i measures 37” wide, 47” long, and 70.5” high.  

Max Speed - The treadmill’s max speed is 12 MPH. While not many treadmill users will need to avail themselves of the max speed, it is nice to know you can reach high speeds.

Incline - This treadmill has an incline range of 0-15% incline. This is a greater incline level than other treadmills in its price range. With the extra incline available, users can burn calories faster and use their workout time more efficiently.

Features - 8/10


Features “Quick Review”

  • Display: 4.5” LCD
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 30
  • Speakers: Yes
  • Fans: Yes
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: EKG handlebar grips
  • USB port: No
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Water bottle cubbies: Yes
  • Device holder: Yes


Workout Apps - The Power 995i has 30 different workout apps to help you reach your fitness goals. The C990 has 32 workout apps, but if you choose to use the iFit app, the Power 995i is compatible with it and the small difference in workout program numbers can vanish.

Users will have to scroll through the workout programs to find which ones they would like to use. The workout programs are split into two groups between tempo and interval workouts.

From there, users can scroll through the programs. There isn’t much to distinguish the different programs, so users will have to try them out.


Display - With a 4.5” wide by 1.5” high LCD screen, you can track your workouts on the Power 995i. ProForm has made the Power 995i easy to navigate by adding a series of buttons to the console just below the display screen. These buttons allow you to choose what data you want to have displayed as you use the Power 995i.


Speakers - The Power 995i comes with two, 2-inch speakers so you can listen to your audio entertainment without putting on headphones. The speaker quality is decently crisp at mid-range volume, though it becomes tinny at the higher volume options.

Fans - One of the features which makes the Power 995i a user favorite is the positioning of the fan. It may not seem like much, but when you are working up a sweat, having your treadmill fan in the right spot is important. While many treadmill fans are positioned toward a user’s face, the Power 995i fan is positioned so it strikes the user’s core. This helps users cool down much more effectively than other fan positions.

Heart Rate Monitoring - The Power 995i has two EKG handlebar grips to give users a way to gauge their heart rate.

Other Tech Features

  • iFit compatible
  • Audio jack
  • 2 Device/water bottle holders


Build Quality - 8/10



Power 995i Review: Build Quality

  • Warranties - Lifetime frame and motor, 3-year parts, 1-year labor
  • Belt - 2-ply
  • Roller Size - 2.5” front and back
  • Cushioning - ProShox™ Cushioning
  • Customer Support - ProForm has multiple ways to provide support for their customers. There is a live chat function on their website, a help request form, phone support and email options available to answer customer questions.
  • Return Policy - ProForm offers a 30-day trial period which you can return your product for a full refund, minus a 10% restocking fee. If your product is damaged or defective, you do not have to pay the restocking fee.


The Power 995i is a lightweight treadmill with a sturdy metal frame. It does not wiggle when high speeds are utilized and remains steady even when you are moving quickly at a 15% incline.

The side rails of the Power 995i have the same odd slant to them as C990 treadmill. But they have enough texturing so you won’t slip off the side rails when you stand on them.


ProShox™ Cushioning devices are located centrally under the side rails. This gives the deck a comfortable amount of flexibility. However, it is not adjustable like the C990’s cushioning.


The deck can smoothly raise and lower thanks to the hydraulic system. It has an easy release latch and the deck can then lower without any aid.  


The warranty is on-par with other treadmill warranties within this price range.

Bottom Line Review Of The ProForm Power 995i

The Power 995i is the best treadmill under $1,000. It is a sturdy treadmill which is light enough to maneuver easily. It can reach greater incline levels than other treadmills in its price range and has other features which puts it just ahead of other treadmills. Overall, if you are looking for a versatile treadmill that is also affordable, then the ProForm Power 995i is a treadmill you should seriously consider.  

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