The ProForm Weight Loss 620 is for those people who want to have a treadmill that’s affordable yet fully functional. It offers a a heavy-duty 20″ x 55″ QuietTech Treadbelt that operates more quietly and smoothly than the standard treadbelt. It also has a QuietTech 1.75 CHP Drive Motor to let you experience the ultimate in smooth, quiet drive with this self-cooling drive motor that’s designed to reduce overall workout noise.
The Custom Weight Loss Center uses your weight, workout time and your calorie-burn goal to create a customized, body-slimming workout to fit your fitness needs. It also has an Interplay Universal iPod Dock to add motivation to your workout. It comes with a cable that you can plug directly into the treadmill console and your iPod.
Aside from the standard features, it also has 8 customizable iFit Workouts that features the iFit training technology and customizable workout settings. With its cool Grafixx Display, you’ll see your preferred workout information. It’s advanced enough to visually display either your heart beat or an animated figure walking, jogging or running through your workout with you.
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- belt is bigger than what is commonly found in the sub $500 price range
- although 160 lbs in weight is not going to provide as much stability as something that’s 200 or more pounds, for a treadmill in this price, its weight is pretty decent
- labour and parts warranty is a lot longer than usual for a $499 treadmill
- you can plug in your iPod and have the treadmill play music
- no quick eyes to adjust speed and incline
- potential problems as you have a tread belt that’s powered by a smaller than usual motor
- **Update: As this treadmill is no longer selling for $500 as it was at the time of writing, this treadmill is currently not recommended.
You can sometimes catch this treadmill at $499 and about $560 after shipping from the Sears.com website. When it’s at that price, you really get a pretty decent deal and if you can pick it up yourself for $499, it will probably be the best deal for treadmills less than $600 and manufactured by Proform.
What makes this treadmill such a great deal? Three things.
The first thing is the mid sized treadbelt which is as spacious as the ones found on $1000 to $1500 treadmills from some competitors! This is great for those buyers that always feel like their treadmill is a little cramped.
The second thing is the iPod dock. Now, the speakers on this treadmill are probably pretty crappy but this is still a nice feature to have especially for a treadmill that’s less than $500 before shipping (and at time of writing).
The final thing is the warranty. One year parts and labor suggest that this Proform treadmill is a little higher in quality than the 90 days parts and labor category treadmills. You can even get Sears to throw in a generous 5 year protection plan for only $150 which is a fantastic offer. In fact, if you plan on doing a lot of hardcore running, this extended warranty is going to come in real handy because this treadmill isn’t meant for that level of abuse. So by paying $150 more for the extended warranty, you can be sure you’re getting your money’s worth if you plan on training seriously. Of course, you still have to deal with the headache of calling and waiting for the technician to come each and every time the treadmill dies. Or you could do the smart thing and not do anymore than walking and occasional jogging which will ensure you have a long and lasting relationship with this treadmill.