Proform Pro 5000 Treadmill Review

Proform Pro 5000 Treadmill Review

Quick Summary

The ProForm Pro 5000 is a newer treadmill introduced in 2016 and redesigned in 2017, joining the 2000 and the 9000 as the mid-range machine in the popular Pro Series. “Pro” series treadmills are built with higher grade components and tougher construction (larger rollers, stronger motors) than Proform’s starter models. It offers more gym-quality construction than the other models, as well as better cushioning and the ability to incline as well as decline, something you just don’t find on treadmills in this price range.

Read our review to find out what’s been upgraded since the Pro 2000 or what you’re missing out on by choosing this over the Pro 9000 model.

Proform Pro 5000 Review

Proform Pro 5000 Key Specs

Motor: 4 HP
Incline: -3 to 15%
Running Area: 22″ x 60″
Folding: Yes
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Weight Capacity: 300 LBS
Dimensions: 77.16″ L x 39.15″ W x 70″ H
Built-In Programs: 34
Warranty:
Frame Lifetime
Motor&Deck Lifetime
Parts & Electronics            5 years
Labor 2 year

Features

This treadmill folds for storage but doesn’t skimp on features. Some impressive basics include a 4.0 CHP motor, a spacious 22″ x 60″ running area, and automated ramp settings from -3 percent to 15 percent. The dash has a 7” wide HD touchscreen that’s enabled for iFit Coach and has an Android browser.

Motor

The Pro 5000 treadmill has a 4.0 CHP motor with lifetime warranty. This is one of the strongest motors you’ll find at this price point. It gives you the extra power you’ll need to get you through longer running workouts with ease.

Proform Pro 5000 motor

Running Track

This Pro 5000 machine has a spacious 22″ x 60″ Running Surface and the largest you will find on most machines.  This is the standard size for all Pro series treadmills, including the bestselling Pro 2000. The additional length compared to ProForm’s entry level treadmills (Premier 900, Sport 5.0, Power 795, etc. all have a 55-inch belt length), makes this a much better option for taller runners with a longer running stride.

proform pro 5000 running track

Display

The console’s 7″ touchscreen gives access to workout data and the Internet via the Android browser .So you can go online, surf the net, read emails and more as you walk .Additionally you can easily bring your own apps along; the console has a bracket for securely attaching your tablet computer. The screen can also show HD videos from iFit’s online library featuring famous personal trainers.

Proform Pro 5000 display

iFIT Technology

The Proform Pro 5000 has a web-enabled touchscreen, so you can use the included iFit Coach right on the machine itself rather than having to use your tablet or smart phone. iFit connects your treadmill to the Internet, from there you can download countless new workouts from celebrity trainers and actually hear them coaching you through the built-in speakers. But perhaps the best part of iFit is the Google map integration…you can choose a destination anywhere in the world and watch it right on the machine. The Proform Pro 5000 automatically adjusts its incline and decline to match the terrain you choose.

Proform Pro 5000 iFit

15% Incline and -3% Decline

This Pro 5000 treadmill has a nice range of incline and decline to allow you to simulate running up and down hills.  It let’s you target additional lower body muscles.

Workout programs

The ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill has a generous selection of 34 workout programs designed by certified personal trainers.  They let you choose from high intensity, speed, incline or calorie-burn workout routines. The apps automate the speed and incline of the machine to help you reach goals for calorie burn, speed training, endurance and interval training.

proform pro 5000 workouts

Workout program categories

Manual – You don’t follow any preset profile, which means any change in workout intensity is entirely under your control.

Onboard Workouts – Each of the 38 onboard workouts follows a preset combination of speed and incline settings, which has been stored inside of the segments.  The workouts automate adjust the incline and belt speed to match the settings stored against the segment and to help you reach your goals.

Set-A-Goal Workouts – the machine supports all 4 goal options; Calories, Time, Distance, and Pace.

iFit Workouts– As long as you have an iFit subscription and a WiFi connection, you can access their extensive collection of workouts designed by certified personal trainers. This includes real-world routes created using Google Maps™ and Street View.

Foldable

Foldable with a simple push thanks to the shock-assist technology called EasyLift Assist. The Proform Pro 5000 is easily made compact for upright storage in between workout sessions.

Heart Rate Monitor

Like the rest of the Pro series including the top-of-the-line Proform Pro 9000 model you get a wireless chest strap for heart rate monitoring, again something you typically find on a much more expensive treadmill. You can also use the hand grip sensors as well, but the chest strap typically gives you a much more accurate reading.


iPod Port

As with all ProForm treadmills, the Proform Pro 5000 also includes a built-in iPod® compatible audio port so you play music through their superb Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system, which includes two 3-inch speakers.

Tablet Holder

Proform added a flexible tablet holder above the console so you can attach your tablet and watch your favorite clips as you run.

CoolAire Fan

The ProForm PRO 5000 has one large 8″ fan that does a nice job of keeping you cool during your workout.


It seems to hit all the right marks, with loads of features and capabilities for a very affordable price.

Shipping and Assembly

The ProForm Pro 5000 user manual includes clear step-by-step written instructions, accompanied by exploded diagrams with parts references to show how each part fits together. ProForm even include most of the tools you need, including a hex key that can adjust the walking belt. Buy this treadmill from Amazon and you will get Free Shipping (depending on your location) and if you need you can also try Amazon home assembly service for treadmills.

Where to Buy and Save

You can get the new 2017 Proform Pro 5000 model right now from a trusted seller on Amazon or Ebay. You can also get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.

See lowest price for Proform Pro 5000


PROS:
  • Full color HD touchscreen (7” wide)
  • 4.0 CHP motor with lifetime warranty
  • Long and extra-wide belt surface (22″ x 60”)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power ramp (-3% to +15%)
  • iPod-compatible with port and 3” speakers
  • 38 workout programs
  • Enabled for iFit Coach (subscription required)
  • Android web browser
  • Tablet computer holder with adjustable angle
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)
  • Five-year parts warranty
  • Two-year labor warranty

CONS:
  • There aren’t many negatives to point out on this machine. Maybe one drawnback could be a slow customer service


Conclusion

The ProForm Pro 5000 is a top choice for those with $1,500 treadmill budgets. With tons of nice features such as incline, decline, iFit, cushioning, professionally-designed workouts and more, you get things you just don’t find elsewhere, even on much more expensive treadmills. Plus the entertainment options are endless on this treadmill – web browser, full color console, iFit LIVE, iPod dock and a place to watch your tablet. To be honest, it’s not of the same quality as high-end brands such as Precor or Life Fitness, but keep in mind you’ll pay nearly twice as much for those machines.

When comparing this model to the ProForm PRO 2000 model, you will be paying about $1000 more mostly for the iFit Enabled feature, stronger motor, touchscreen, and two more workout program options. The next step up: The Proform Pro 9000 builds upon the PRO 5000 with extra horsepower and an even wider HD touchscreen (10” in place of 7”).

Thanks for reading our Proform Pro 9000 review and for visiting our site! Good luck!

Last update was on: 10 decembrie 2018 14:28
9 Total Score
Proform Pro 5000 Review

For the home user who wants a versatile treadmill with loads of motivational features, the PRO 5000 treadmill is definitely a very good pick.

9.4Editor's score
STABILITY
9.5
SAFETY
9
QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
9.5
FUNCTIONS
9.5
ERGONOMICS
9
VALUE
9.5
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
9.5
9.2User's score
STABILITY
9
SAFETY
8
QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
10
FUNCTIONS
10
ERGONOMICS
10
VALUE
10
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
8
PROS
  • 7” wide HD touchscreen
  • 4.0 CHP motor
  • Long and extra-wide belt surface (22″ x 60”)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power ramp (-3% to +15%)
  • iPod-compatible with port and 3” speakers
  • 38 workout programs
  • Android web browser
  • Tablet computer holder
  • Foldable
  • Very good overall warranty
CONS
  • Slow customer service
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    samantha 4 iulie 2017 at 23:12
    4.6
    STABILITY
    90
    SAFETY
    80
    QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
    100
    FUNCTIONS
    100
    ERGONOMICS
    100
    VALUE
    100
    CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
    80

    lots of features for this price range. I want to buy this model in the near future.

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    Laurie 5 martie 2018 at 0:02

    Why did they removed web browser capabilities? Why not fix the connection with iFit upon start up?

    • Reply
      ateco 12 martie 2018 at 7:26

      probably cost efficiency?

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