What's this? Overall score is based mainly on ergonomics, construction, ease of use and exercise range. Scores and tests have been ammended slightly so previously posted results may differ from the current results. The displayed score is based on a total of 100 points.
Approximate retail price:
Summary:This ProForm is a folding treadmill that has a shipping weight of 358 pounds. The maximum specified user weight for this machine is 375 lbs.
The ProForm Pro 2000 is part of the treadmill
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, treadmill
models like the Pro 2000 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
Ergonomics considers how well the machine accommodates users of different sizes and includes belt size, foot-rail design and handgrip design.
Construction considers aspects that impact quality like the motor and related components, running deck and the results of our durability tests.
Ease of use:
Ease of use considers the ease of using the controls, functions, programs and reading the display.
About This Brand
Made by Icon Fitness, Proform offers exercise equipment at lower price points than most other manufacturers. Its product line also includes ellipticals and exercise bikes. Treadmill prices range from less than $1,000 to $2,000.
Features & Specs - ProForm Pro 2000
Motor (hp) The manufacturer's continuous horsepower rating.
Belt (LxW, in.) The usable exercise surface (deck length x width). All tested models have a belt long enough for walking.
Belt (LxW, in.)
61 x 20
Maximum incline (%) The measured maximum incline of the treadmill in percent.
Maximum incline (%)
Maximum speed (mph) Manufacturer's stated maximum speed in mph.
Maximum speed (mph)
Weight capacity Manufacturer's stated user weight limit for the treadmill.
Quick speed controls Direct entry to set speed levels.
Quick speed controls
Quick incline controls Direct entry to set incline levels.
Quick incline controls
Chest strap included Shows which machines include a chest strap heart-rate monitor.
Chest strap included
Heart-rate control programs Automatically varies speed and/or incline to stay in a target heart-rate zone.
Heart-rate control programs
Reading shelf For holding reading material.
Cup holder Whether treadmill offers a spot for cups, and how many.
Shipping weight Manufacturer's stated shipping weight in pounds (includes packaging unless otherwise noted). NS indicates that neither the gross nor the net weight was available.
While I personally do not have firsthand experience with this treadmill, it was not for a lack of effort.<br /><br />Based on the ConsumerReports testing, I excitedly purchased this treadmill directly on ProForm's website at what I felt was a fair price and their site showed the product as In Stock. From there the experience quickly went downhill. I was given a 3 week shipping estimate and the only further communication from the company was an e-mail trying to up-sell their warranty. The kicker is the pricing discrepancy of this product between ProForm's website and a very popular online company (won't say any names). Why would anyone pay up to several hundred dollars more for something and be made to wait much longer to get the product?<br /><br />After many attempted phone calls forcing me to sit on hold for >20 minutes before giving up and lack of reply to my e-mails I have attempted to cancel my order through an online contact us form. I have also read many online reviews of this company with very similar experiences in addition to missing parts.<br /><br />Bottom line is that it is almost impossible to communicate with this company and fulfillment times are terrible. I can live with products that break from time to time or even companies that occasionally slip on an order. It is how one redeems themselves and corrects the situation that can really set one company apart from another. In my mind, this brand has been seriously tarnished by how they handle orders.<br /><br />From a customer service standpoint (or lack thereof), I cannot honestly recommend anyone doing business with ProForm or Icon Health & Fitness. Buyer beware.
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By C the mathematician
from Katonah, NY
(47 of 47 customers found this review helpful)
Heart Rate Training
Low Impact Exercise
I will have to re-review in a couple of months but my first impression is very favorable. The machine is solid and quiet. The controls are easy to operate for basic routines or manual operation. In my view you can't beat it for the price. I have not bought the iFit add-on but it looks interesting and I will probably try it in a few weeks (thus the re-review). As for the lack of weight calibration of the calories, the other reviewer is correct, no such thing in this machine. On the other it is really easy. I have made the calibration using industry formulas and have determined that the caloric reading is for someone 175lb heavy. So if you want a more precise calibration, take the reading, divide by 175 and multiply by your weight. That should get you pretty close to the correct calories.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Leah the Casual Half-Marathoner
from San Antonio
(73 of 75 customers found this review helpful)
FEW FEATURES W/O SUBSCRIPTION
Very Few Features
Didn't do enough research before I bought this, but the advertisements also mislead you to believe that the machine has a ton of features. You only have access to these features if you are subscribed to Ifit, which is $8-10 a month! This includes BASIC features like being able to program your work out such as mile or calorie goals. So it won't count down for you like a normal treadmill. The other basic feature it does not include is being able to input your weight and age so that the calorie count is accurate. I also use it to run long distances, and it always shuts off at about 12.5 miles which is extremely annoying. The machine is sturdy and I like the fan and the display, but I would NOT recommend it unless you want to pay for the subscription.