ProForm ZT8 Review

ProForm ZT8 Review

Quick Summary

In upgrading from the ZT6 to the ZT8, ProForm have improved practically every feature. Now you have a steeper incline (+2%), more workout programs (+6), faster maximum belt speed (+2 mph), and a longer running area (+5 inches) and even the warranty is upgraded with lifetime coverage now available on the motor. The Proform ZT8 treadmill comes with powerful features, innovative technologies, and premium comfort in a reasonable price. Proform ZT8 treadmill is one of the best selling treadmills. With a 20”x60” running surface that sits on the 72 x 34 x 57 dimensioned frame, it weighs about 222.5 lbs and it can sustain user weight of about 325 lbs.

Proform ZT8 Key Specs

Motor: 2.75 HP
Incline: 0 – 12%
Running Area: 20” x 60”
Folding: Yes
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Weight Capacity: 325 LBS
Dimensions: 33.75″W x 72.25″L x 57″H
Built-In Programs: 22
Warranty
Parts 2 years
Motor 10 years
Labor 1 years
Frame 10 years

Proform ZT8 review

Features

  • Motor

The Proform ZT8 comes with a 2.75 CHP Mach Z motor powering a 2-ply commercial tread belt up to speeds of 12 mph and incline up to 12%. Incline training supports faster calorie burn and allows targeted muscle toning and it also helps simulate outdoor conditions. The running surface is cushioned by the same ProShox™ system that’s used on more expensive ProForm treadmills. This ZT8 model is equipped with a 2-ply commercial-grade belt but the relatively thick track of the Proform ZT8 helps the treadmill operate quietly and also reduces the need for treadmill maintenance thus the belt that will last for many years.

  • Workout programs

This ZT8 treadmill comes with 24 pre-set workout programs that include fat loss, cardio and performance programs, These workout programs are designed to target different muscle groups of the body and were integrated into it so that you can easily and quickly achieve your fitness goal.

  • iFit Compatibility

The ProForm ZT8 treadmill is classed as ‘iFit Compatible’, meaning you have access to all the benefits of iFit only after you purchase the iFit module and subscription. If you have a subscription to the iFit program, you can enjoy access to tons of professionally developed workout programs, or build your own personalized workout program. This includes access to Google Maps routes, which follow real-world running locations, and even races where you can compete against other iFit users around the world.

Proform ZT8 console display

  • Console Design

The buttons to be found on the console are the QuickSpeed, Quick incline, and the onboard workout category buttons. The Quick Select controls the Train, Map, Compete, Set a Goal and Lose Weight IFit workout categories. This is an upgrade compared to the previous model Proform ZT6 Treadmill. Combine this with the larger 6” backlit console screen and you have an easy-to-use design that’s similar to the top-of-the-line ZT10 treadmill.  Data feedback been displayed on the backlit LCD display are the heart rate, speed, distance, incline level, a number of calories burned, time, and mile track. Other features present on the console are the 2’’ integrated speakers , iPod compatible port, the CoolAire workout fan plus water bottle holder that will help to keep you hydrated and cool during a workout.

  • Heart rate monitoring

The Proform ZT8 only includes EKG grip pulse heart rate monitors, with no option to use a wireless chest strap for telemetry heart rate monitoring. Grip pulse EKG heart rate monitor ensures you’re in that perfect target heart rate zone for intense, calorie burning workouts. The disadvantage is that it will affect your workout negatively because it will limit the movement of the upper body.

Proform ZT8 heart rate monitor


  • ProShox Cushioning

The running surface is cushioned by the same ProShox™ system that’s used on more expensive ProForm treadmills. The ProShox Cushioning of the ZT8 treadmill is designed to reduce the impact on your joints. This helps you to enjoy a more comfortable workout and to have quicker recovery after the workout session.

  • Folding Design

Space saver design with Easy Lift Assist allows you to effortlessly fold the treadmill and store it quickly.

With its strong motor and high quality track, the ProForm ZT8 is a best buy among low-priced treadmills.

Shipping and Assembly

Some retailers, such as Amazon.com, provide free shipping but be aware that shipping costs will vary for the ProForm ZT8 Treadmill depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. The ProForm ZT8 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 to assembly this great treadmill. Proform offers an in-home assembly service, depending on your location. As an alternative, Amazon have also started offering their own home assembly service for treadmills.

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PROS:
  • Large and durable tread track (60″ x 20″, two ply)
  • 22 workout apps
  • iFit-compatible
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • 12% max Power incline
  • iPod-compatible (2″ speakers)
  • 6″ Backlit display
  • EKG grip pulse heart rate monitors
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)

CONS:
  • No wireless heart rate monitor
  • Small track rollers
  • Only 300 pounds weight capacity


Conclusion

With its strong motor and high quality track, the ProForm ZT8 is a best buy among low-priced treadmills. In upgrading from the ZT6 to the ZT8, ProForm have improved practically every feature. Now you have a steeper incline (+2%), faster maximum belt speed (+2 mph), a longer running area (+5 inches) and more workout programs (+6). Even the warranty is upgraded, with lifetime coverage now available on the motor. It might be worthwhile to compare this unit with the ProForm Performance 600i if you plan to use iFit, but overall the ZT8 treadmill is your best $799 option if durability and quiet operation are top priorities.

ProForm ZT8 Treadmill

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ProForm ZT8 Review

The ProForm ZT8 is a fairly reliable, inexpensive model by ProForm.

STABILITY
8.5
SAFETY
8
QUALITY AND AESTHETICS
8
FUNCTIONS
7.5
ERGONOMICS
8
VALUE
8.5
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
8
PROS
  • Large and durable tread track
  • 22 workout apps
  • iFit-compatible
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • 12% max Power incline
  • iPod-compatible
  • 6″ Backlit display
  • EKG grip pulse heart rate monitors
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)
CONS
  • No wireless heart rate monitor
  • Small track rollers
  • Only 300 pounds weight capacity
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