Proform 985 Audio Trainer Treadmill Review




Isn’t it time for you to ditch your personal trainer and get yourself a treadmill? But wait, what if you can get both…at the same time? With the Proform 985 Audio Trainer, that’s exactly what you’re going to get. This amazing treadmill features Icon Fitness’s iFit Workout Technology which makes use of the Wellness iFit Workout Card. This card alone is enough to give you 8 full weeks of different exercises that will surely boost your health, help you lose those last few pounds and regain that mobility you had when you were a kid.

Gone are the days when you have to manually adjust the slope and the speed of your treadmill. With the workout cards, the treadmill will automatically speed up, slow down, incline or decline according to the preset program to give you one heck of an effective workout.

There’s always the issue of boredom when you’re working out. With the iPod compatible music port, you can listen to your favorite songs while working out. Your music is played using the built-in Intermix speakers.

To power your workout, this Proform 985 uses a 3.5 CHP commercial pro motor which can support users that weigh up to 350 pounds. What’s more, this motor is lifetime warranted just like the frame.

Among the previously listed amazing features above, you also get wireless heart rate monitoring to keep you in your optimal heart rate zone to give you the best results. The 2 grip sensors also measure your heart rate should you so desire. Don’t forget to keep cool using the CoolAire workout fan because the longer you bust your butt, the more you’re going to sweat.

Latest 2017 Update

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Good points

  • Lots of built-in workout programs
  • Even more workout programs with the iFit card technology
  • Built-in audio speakers which is probably the main selling point of the Audio trainer line of treadmills
  • Above average quality motor for mid sized belt
  • Excellent parts and labor warranty

Bad points

  • MSRP price is too high so if it’s not on sale, you’re paying an arm and a leg
  • belt could be longer considering the price

Comments

  • ***** 2010 January 2nd Update

The 985 Audio Trainer treadmill by Proform is selling for an amazing price of $799 which is almost $1000 off the regular retail price (which is not a price you should buy at by the way.) Perhaps they’re making room for a new model to replace this one or there’s some reason that we’re not aware of but judging solely on the specs, this Proform treadmill is as good as any other Proform treadmill that’s being sold. Don’t miss out!

The Proform 985 Audio Trainer is a treadmill packed with all the bells and whistles you need for an effective workout. In terms of the actual quality and durability, it’s one of the better treadmills from Proform’s lineup. Though the MSRP is high, when you catch it on sale for say less than $900, it instantly becomes one of the best overall deals. Unfortunately, it isn’t often that you find it at that price so be sure to snag it if you get the chance.