Proform Performance 400i Review

Proform Performance 400i

Proform Performance 400i

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ProForm Performance 400i Review

Proform Performance 400i treadmill is Proform  low budget treadmill offering a very good value with sale priced at $599 and free shipping included. Renewed from original Proform Performance 400, the 2017 released model, Proform Performance 400i has been updated with a iFit Bluetooth smart enabled console and integrated table holder which make it a very great deal. The new console also has traditional LED windows replaced with a Watts meter, which lets you see your exertion level at a glance. Most of the 400i features are shared with the older models: 2.5 CHP motor, 20″ x 55″ running surface with ProShox Cushioning system, SpaceSaver design, 18 workout app, powerful speed of 10mph and 10% incline.

Sale priced as low as it is, this 400i model could be a good starter treadmill for shorter walkers and joggers but you must keep in mind that the track is only 55″ long and also that some of the components are lower quality and carry just a one-year warranty(1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty).

 

Proform Performance 400i side view

Is this the treadmill you need? Is it your best option for cardio training?

So if you are interested in buying this model please read our full ProForm Performace 400i Treadmill review below and decide if it is the treadmill you need before you buy it.

Let’s start with…..

Proform Performance 400i Key Specs

  • Motor : 2.5 CHP Mach Z Motor
  • Belt : 20″ x 55″ Tread Belt
  • Speed : 0–10 MPH QuickSpeed Contro
  • Incline : 0 – 10% Quick Incline Control
  • Folding : Yes
  • Display: Rounds Watts LED Display
  • User Weight Capacity : 300lbs
  • Warranty : Lifetime Frame, 25-Years Motor, 1-Year Part and Labor


Features

  • 25 CHP Mach Z Motor– is a powerful motor that creates high levels of inertia for a smooth, powerful feel and promises a quiet in-home experienc e and can speed up to 10 mph.  So you don’t have to worry about disturbing the family or the neighbors. The warranty only cover up to 25 years but it comes with cooling feature which will help to cool down internal components to increase the life of your drive system.
  • Good Runway for walking, jogging and running with a durable 20 x 55 tread belt. With length of 55″ L, the running surface is too short for runner and taller user.
  • proShox Cushioning that protects the ankles, hips, and knees from the workout impact. The cushioning system is not too bad especially for this price point with ProShox cushioning feature designed to helps on reduces impact on your joints for more comfortable workout.

proform-400i-cushioning

  • Heart Rate Monitoring can be observed through the handlebar grip sensors or with a compatible chest strap heart rate monitor(not included). These aren’t as accurate as wireless heart rate monitors but the data can be useful. Keeping track of your heart rate during exercise can help you maximize your time.
  • Workout Programs – iFit Bluetooth Smart Enable Features – Proform is offering generous selection of workout program up to 18 workout app designed by a certified personal trainer installed in Proform 400i treadmill.It also comes with iFit Bluetooth Smart Enable Features where you can customize your training by downloading a Google Maps route or create your own so that you can run in that location around the globe. The built-in workouts are categorized as “Tempo” and “Interval Training” and can adjust the treadmill’s incline and speed, with maximums being 10% and 10 mph.

  • Integrated Tablet Holder and iPod compatible sound system that allows the user to use the tablet to listen to music while working out and music is one source of motivation for most athletes.
  • Power Incline: just push a button and the track will tilt by up to 10% and will also adjust automatically when you use the built-in programs or iFit workouts.
  • SpaceSaver folding design: The EasyLift AssistTM telescoping shock allows the user to lift and fold the Proform 400i for storage or cleaning.
  • This Proform 400i model has round watts LED display used to see readouts that include;incline, heart rate, watts, speed, elapsed time, calories burned, distance and pace, endurance, tempo, or peak zone based on power algorithm of watts per kilogram designed by Proform.
  • It is iFit enabled that allows the user to get new workouts every day and replicate real-life runs with Google MapsTM. With this feature, a user can compete with friends and also set training to specific goals.

 

Shipping and Assembly

Shipping costs will vary for the ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. As with most Amazon products, shipping cost is usually free. If you are buying from Amazon you will get it shipped to you for free, however, only for US residents.  As for assembly of the Proform Performance 400i treadmill, it has got bits of screws and bolts that need to be fixed. ProForm provides an Allen wrench to help, but you’ll also need your own tools (screwdriver, adjustable wrench) to complete the process. Completing the 17 steps in the assembly process should take you around an hour.

 
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Be aware that some users have had some issues with iFit regarding program connectivity. Before buying the ProForm Performance 400i treadmill you should contact ProForm to see if they are still having issues with the iFit deployment.  
PROS:
  • Space Saver– With the innovative EasyLiftTM a user can easily lift and fold up the Proform Performance 400i Treadmill for storage.
  • Heavy duty 2.5 CHP Mach Z motor.
  • 10% incline
  • iPod compatible sound system
  • Workout Guidance
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Price

CONS:
  • Running Area is still fairly cramped at just 20″ wide and 55″ long, this can be an issue for taller people.
  • No Workout Fan
  • Track: The 55″ track is too short for some treadmill users. ProForm Pro 2000 has a 60″ track.
  • Fairly reasonable Warranty – 25 years on the motor and 1-year parts and labor.
  • some users may have experienced iFit connectivity problems.


Conclusion

The ProForm Performance 400i treadmill is an entry level model which includes some hi-tech, innovative features and is available at a budget price. This model isn’t a runner’s treadmill, nor should it be used by multiple-user households, but it would be ideal for seniors or casual walkers who want easy access to daily walking exercise without having to go outdoors.

The Proform Performance 400i is among the most feature-rich treadmills you can buy for under $600. That said, if you expect to stick with treadmill exercise, then choosing a slightly more expensive model could be cheaper in the long run. The ProForm Performance 600c costs just $200 more but has double the parts warranty, among other benefits.

Should I buy the Proform Performance 400i treadmill?

If you are looking for a budget treadmill for moderate workout, Proform Performance 400i is a great option for you. ProForm excels at packing a lot of value into its budget line of machines, and the new ProForm Performance 400i treadmill has been a big seller for them.

Last update was on: 15 septembrie 2017 11:30

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7.5 Total Score
Proform Performance 400i Treadmill Review

surely a well designed and quite durable treadmill

7.9Editor's score
STABILITY
8
SAFETY
8
QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
8
FUNCTIONS
7.5
ERGONOMICS
7.5
VALUE
8.5
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
8
8.2User's score
STABILITY
7
SAFETY
9
QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
9
FUNCTIONS
8
ERGONOMICS
8
VALUE
8
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
9
PROS
  • Space Saver
  • Heavy duty 2.5 CHP Mach Z motor
  • 10% incline
  • iPod compatible sound system
  • Workout Guidance
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Good value for the money
CONS
  • No Workout Fan
  • The 55 might be a problem for some users
  • Fairly reasonable Warranty
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1 Comment
  1. Reply
    Marco 20 iunie 2017 at 21:43
    4.1
    STABILITY
    70
    SAFETY
    90
    QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
    90
    FUNCTIONS
    80
    ERGONOMICS
    80
    VALUE
    80
    CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
    90

    not a bad treadmill. it was a gift for my wife.

    + PROS: built quality and features
    - CONS: nothing so far
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