ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Review – 2019

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We’ve taken a deeper look at ProForm’s SMART Pro 5000 to see how it holds up to heavy use and different users. It turns out that the Pro 5000 is a great option for a long list of customers. Read the entire review to see if the Pro 5000 is a good fit for your home gym.

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ProForm SMART Pro 5000

Features

9.8/10

Tech Specs

10/10

Build Quailty

10/10

Treadmill Review

Updated: 11-11-2019

We enjoyed testing the ProForm Pro 5000. The assembly was smooth sailing and navigating the treadmill interface was easy to learn. Overall, we feel the Pro 5000 strikes a good balance between cost and features. With a 3.75 CHP motor, 50 workout programs, and other great features, it’s an impressive treadmill.

Pricing For The ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Ranges

The Pro 5000 retails for $2,499 and regularly goes on sale for $1,499. We were able to buy ours for the discounted price of $1599 during a particular promotion ProForm was having. The shipping was also free for the Pro 5000 and we easily assembled this treadmill ourselves.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000

You’ll Like The Pro 5000 If You:

  • Want variety when working out - With a max speed of 12 MPH and an incline range from -3% to 15%, this treadmill can give its users plenty to work with.
  • Need a cushioned treadmill deck - Some of our testers can’t run comfortably on harder treadmill decks, as they are rehabbing injuries. The Pro 5000 offers a comfortable deck that has enough cushioning to allow them to work out easily and without discomfort.
  • Have multiple people who need the treadmill - When families go treadmill shopping, it can be hard to find one that appeals to the whole family. The Pro 5000 has enough variety to appeal to the whole family no matter the fitness levels.
ProForm Pro 5000 Workout Library

The Pro 5000 earns 4.7 stars from TreadmillReviews.com

  • Powerful motor - A 3.75 CHP motor is a reliably rated motor for continued use and lots of running.
  • Heavy-duty treadmill build - The Pro 5000 has a strong frame and a wide base which keeps the treadmill steady no matter the speed and incline of the user.
  • Great price - Compared to treadmills like the SOLE F80 and the Horizon Elite T7, the Pro 5000 has more features at the same price of these treadmills.
The Pro 5000 is a sturdy, versatile treadmill that would suit a variety of users.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Build Quality

MODEL OVERVIEW

Motor Size: 3.75 CHP

Running Area: 22” x 60”

Weight Capacity: 300 lbs

Folding: yes

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

Max Speed: 12 mph

Electrical Requirements:

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

Roller Size: 2.5” Precision-Balanced

Cushioning: yes

Return Policy:

Other:

  • Textured surfaces on foot rails
  • Heavily textured belt
  • Support bar between console rails

The SMART Pro 5000 is a great home treadmill that supplies the gist of what any indoor runner would need. It has a strong enough motor to support heavy running day in and day out with a wider incline range than most. The ability to decline is an added feature that is only on select home treadmills.

Folding: The SMART Pro 5000 is a folding treadmill and as such, it’s one of the best folding treadmill options out there. The Pro 5000’s folding ability doesn’t sacrifice sturdiness or reliability and still allows the user to save space where it is limited.

ProForm Pro 5000 Hydraulic Foot Release Folded Deck
Hydraulic foot release locks the folded deck in place until activated.

Another nice feature found on the Pro 5000 is the textured grip covering the foot rails. We do a lot of interval training on our treadmills that require some pretty quick stop and go. The foot rails are a secure landing spot for hopping on and off a moving belt — better than a lot of treadmills we’ve tested.

Textured foot rails and belt of the Pro 5000
Textured foot rails and belt of the Pro 5000.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Features & Accessories

Incline Range: -3% to 15%

Display: 10” HD touchscreen

On-Board Workouts: 50

Speakers: yes

Fans: yes

Heart Rate Monitoring: EKG grip pulse heart rate sensors on the handrails

USB port: no

HDMI port: no

Audio Jack: yes

Water bottle cubbies: yes

Tablet holder: yes

Other:

  • Quick select incline and speed keys
  • More storage space for accessories
Incline Range:ProForm Pro 5000 Max Incline and Decline

Display: This treadmill comes with a 10-inch tilting display for viewing iFit content and preloaded workout programs on your treadmill. It’s HD and the video quality is really good. It’s also a touchscreen and is very responsive and easy to navigate.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 10-in HD Touchscreen Display
10-in HD Touchscreen Display on the SMART Pro 5000

Speakers: The Pro 5000 has Bluetooth compatible speakers that allow you to project music from a mobile device through the console.

Quick Select Keys: We love this feature found on ProForm’s treadmills. You can jump between speeds quickly without having to toggle the up and down arrows over and over to reach your desired speed. This is really convenient for Tabata/HIIT workouts or just wrapping up a 6 mph run with a steady 3 mph cool down. These keys are flat against the console and collect less dust and grime, making the console incredibly easy to wipe down and keep clean.

However, you still have the option of adjusting your speed and incline by smaller increments when you need to.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Speed and Incline Controls
Speed and incline controls (-/+) for making smaller adjustments

Fans: More and more treadmill manufacturers are including a built-in fan in their treadmill design. But few of them are actually worth paying for. ProForm does make a noticeably good fan on their treadmills that we’re really happy to use when we start working up a sweat.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Built-in Fans
Powerful fans built into the Pro 5000 console.

Heart Rate Monitoring: The Pro 5000 has two EKG hand grip heart rate monitors built into the handrails. We aren’t huge fans of this style of heart rate monitoring because it’s pretty inaccurate and unreliable. But the Pro 5000 is compatible with a number of chest strap HR monitors (they sell the iFit monitor on their site) and these are much more accurate and useful.


ProForm SMART Pro 5000 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 SMART Pro 5000 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.

ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Additional Accessory

Bottom Line Review Of The ProForm Pro 5000

The ProForm Pro 5000 is a sturdy, high-tech treadmill that can appeal to a wide variety of users. The Pro 5000 has 50 workout programs to appeal to multiple levels of athletic ability and a powerful fan that will keep users cool as they workout. Add in the wide treadmill belt and the ProShox™ cushioning, and you have a comfortable, highly functional treadmill.

This treadmill would be an excellent choice, especially for a family looking for a treadmill to meet the various needs of multiple household members.

Best Place To Buy The ProForm SMART Pro 5000

The best place to purchase ProForm Pro 5000 is from the ProForm website. By going directly through the manufacturer, you will receive the best shipping care and the latest model of the treadmill you are looking to buy. Also, ProForm often runs sales on their website with better deals than could be offered by third-party treadmill sellers.

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