Proform SMART Pro 2000 Treadmill Review – 2019

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The Pro 2000 has made some significant upgrades this year, which is why we’re loving it a little more. Read our entire review to see what’s changed and just how user-friendly this treadmill has become.


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Features

10/10

Tech Specs

9/10

Build Quailty

10/10

Treadmill Review

Updated: 11-11-2019

The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill is a good treadmill from ProForm line. It has a sturdy build and can accommodate users weighing up to 300 lbs. It has 50 programs you can enjoy and use to maximize your treadmill workout. The treadmill display has been updated for 2019. ProForm replaced the small LCD screen with a larger HD touchscreen display.


Pricing For The ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Fluctuates

The MSRP for the SMART Pro 2000 is $1999. But the price is regularly dropped to $1599 and even $1399. Because we see the pricing so frequently listed near $1599, this treadmill is categorized in the $1500-$2000 price range. Being on the low end of this category, we expected to see downgraded accessories and features compared to the competition — and we did! But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

You’ll Like The Pro 2000 If You:

If you’re serious about a $1500 price point. This is a good treadmill at $1500 and for anyone who really wants to stay at this price point, it has a decent list of features and accessories that will satisfy a modest list of demands without tempting you to look into more costly treadmill options.

If you’re looking for motivation and help in creating efficient workout routines. The Pro 2000 comes with an iFit membership that’s free for 12 months. This subscription service takes all the guesswork out of figuring out what to do with a treadmill at home. Hundreds of on-demand workout videos are available and most are specifically for using a treadmill.

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Console and Display
ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Console and Display

The Pro 2000 earns 4.5 stars from TreadmillReviews.com

Compared to other treadmills in the price range of $1500 to $2000, the Pro 200 earns 4.5 stars. You can find treadmills in the price range with a few more bells and whistles, but the Pro 2000 still offers a good warranty, durable build, and great subscription service.

  • Strong motor. 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 incline up to 15% while 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.

Read the entire review to get a better idea of what the Pro 2000 has to offer. Is it a good fit for your home?


ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Build Quality

MODEL OVERVIEW

Motor Size: 3.5 CHP

Running Area: 22” x 60”

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Folding: yes

Footprint In Use: 39.15” W x 79” L x 71.4” H

Max Speed: 12 mph

Electrical Requirements: nominal 120-volt circuit capable of carrying 15 or more amps

Warranties: 10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, & 1-Year Labor Warranty

Roller Size: 2.5” Precision-Balanced

Cushioning: yes

Motor Size: The motor in this treadmill is 3.5 CHP, which falls into the range recommended for daily use. We feel that a motor of this size can support daily running, not just walking. But it’s the minimum size motor we recommend for heavy, daily use.

The motor cover on the Pro 2000 is also minimally invasive. None of our testers came across issues with stepping on the motor cover.

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Minimally Invasive Motor
Minimally Invasive Motor Cover on The Pro 2000

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. The updated 2019 model of the Pro 2000 includes heavily textures foot rails that we feel much safer on when hopping on and off the moving belt.

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Running Belt and Foot Rails
The Pro 2000 has a very grippy texture on the running belt and foot rails.

Weight Capacity: The ProForm website states that the Pro 2000 is capable of sustaining 300 lbs. However, the product information that comes with the treadmill claims a higher weight capacity of 350 lbs. Weight capacity should be considered when you are within 50 pounds of the treadmills max user weight.

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 uses EasyLift™ assist, which really does make it easier to lift and store your treadmill deck. The user manual suggests that you should be able to safely lift 45 pounds to be able to lift the Pro 2000 deck. The deck is locked in it’s folded state with a hydraulic arm. This hydraulic system also makes lower the deck very easy, even hands-free.

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Folds To Save Space And Transport Easily
Pro 2000 Folds To Save Space And Transport Easily

Incline Range: This treadmill has an incline range of -3% decline to 15% incline. The Pro 2000 outdoes 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. Incline and speed can be adjusted by whole integers using the quick select buttons or by smaller increments using the up and down or plus and minus buttons above the fan.

Max Incline and Decline Of The ProForm SMART Pro 2000
Max Incline and Decline Of The ProForm SMART Pro 2000

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Features & Accessories

Incline Range: -3% to 15%

Display: 7” HD touchscreen

On-Board Workouts: 50

Speakers: yes

Fans: yes

Heart Rate Monitoring: EGK hand grips

USB port: no

HDMI port: no

Audio Jack: yes

Water bottle cubbies: yes

Tablet holder: yes

Other:

  • Accessory tray and support bar

Display: Finally ProForm has updated the display on the Pro 2000. What was once an outdated LCD screen that was confusing to navigate is now a 7” touchscreen display that is incredibly vibrant and super simple to use.

High-definition touchscreen display.
High-definition touchscreen display.

On-Board Workouts: There are 50 preloaded workout programs on the Pro 2000. When you purchase the treadmill from ProForm.com, you also get 12 months of iFit access that allows you to use hundreds of their treadmill workouts on your device. But the iFit membership is not required to use the Pro 2000.

Speakers: Two 3” speakers are built into the console’s soundbar. They project audio from the HD display. You can plug your headphones into an audio jack on the side of the console to channel the sound through your headphones. You can also connect your mobile device to the console via Bluetooth and project your music through the console speakers.

Bluetooth capable speakers built into the Pro 2000 console.
Bluetooth capable speakers built into the Pro 2000 console.

Fans: While seemingly insignificant, the fans built into the Pro 2000 console are actually a great feature to have. Anytime we’re testing treadmills that have weak or non-existent fans, we miss them! The Pro 2000 has 2 fans built into the console that really make a difference in your comfort level when using this treadmill.

Powerful cooling fans on the Pro 2000 console
Powerful cooling fans on the Pro 2000 console.

Heart Rate Monitoring: The Pro 2000 comes with heart rate monitoring handlebar grips. They seem more accurate at lower speeds so if you’re walking, you can get a pretty good read of your current heart rate. But at running speeds, this form of heart rate monitoring is notoriously unreliable across most treadmill brands we’ve tested. The console can pair with the iFit chest strap. This is a much more accurate way of tracking your heart rate and a purchase we highly recommend. Not only can you see a more accurate read of your current heart rate, but you can also view a complete history of your heart rate throughout the entire workout.

Tablet Holder: The SMART Pro 2000 has a detachable tablet holder above the console. It has a spring-loaded clamp that holds tightly to any tablet or mobile device placed in it. This tablet holder swivels from left to right. If you choose not to use it, it can be left off during assembly or removed later easily.

Accessory tray and support bar: This treadmill also has an additional accessory tray below the console, between the two console posts. Beneath the plastic accessory tray is a steel post attached to the console support poles. This crossbar is a huge support to the console and minimizes movement when the treadmill is at higher speeds.

Pro 2000 extra accessory tray and supporting cross bar
Pro 2000 extra accessory tray and supporting cross bar.

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Subscription Service

Name: iFit Coach

Brief Description: View an expansive library of studio treadmill classes, outdoor running, walking, and hiking tours, google maps, and more. iFit classes control your treadmill to change your incline/decline and speed to mimic real-world terrain and training scenarios.

Cost: Free for 12 months with purchase of Pro 2000 from ProForm. $15 to $33 per month.

User Profiles: $15 per month for one user profile OR $33 per month for up to 5 user profiles

Class Varieties:

  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Elliptical
  • Bootcamp
  • Outdoor
  • Strength
  • Yoga

Community: Share results, create and join challenges, post to message boards Subscription Limitations: We’re crossing our fingers that iFit can make their UX more user-friendly and intuitive. Currently, the learning curve is a little uncomfortable.

Other: iFit has apps that track nutrition, daily activities, and more. These apps are good, but a bit more reliable with additional purchases like the iFit Sleep App’s heart rate monitor and an iFit wearable and/or Bluetooth chest strap heart rate monitor.

There is a lot to learn about iFit that we don’t include in the individual reviews of iFit compatible treadmills. But you can learn more about this subscription service by reading our in-depth, thorough review of iFit here.

Bottom Line Review Of The ProForm SMART Pro 2000

The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill is a good option for users looking for a quality treadmill near $1,500. It holds its own among the treadmills in its price range, outdoing much of the competition. While we tend to shy away from exercise equipment with a lot of plastic components, the Pro 2000 is a treadmill that we’d make an exception for.

We’re especially happy to see that ProForm has done away with the Pro 2000’s old display and opted for something much more user-friendly.

Best Place To Buy A ProForm Treadmill?

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