Proform PRO 4500 Treadmill Review




Stop feeling miserable and working out alone! The Pro 4500 has built-in iFit Live™ that connects your treadmill to the Internet and allows downloading of lots of cool workouts provided by Google Maps™.

 

Another thrilling feature by the Pro 4500 is its 10″ full-color touch screen with built-in browser powered by Android™. It hooks you easily to a wireless network and then lets you check emails, view sports news headlines, and update personal posts while you exercise. Link this to iFit Live™ to keep track of your workouts on the clear display.

This treadmill is designed to provide comfort, protection, and durability. Sweating it out has never been a fresh experience when using the 8″ AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan while pounding your feet and swaying your arms. Your energy level will remain high for a long time by staying cool. Your sight will stay focused on the goals ahead.

You will always have a comfortable run on a treadmill that has FS2™ Full Surface Suspension to provide cushioning system that protects your joints with each stride and an extra room space made available by using 20″ x 60″ 2-ply commercial-grade treadbelt.

The frame is made more durable and strong to accommodate both heavy duty use and heavy weight users that weigh 450 lbs. And yet the SpaceSaver® Design of this treadmill is further enhanced with EasyLift™ Assist that includes a shock system to help easy lifting of the deck by a single push. The decks are still foldable and stand upright for storage.

These two control settings will let you choose varied options in speed and incline. By simply swiping your finger on the touch screen, both the 0–12 MPH 1-Touch™ Speed and 0–15% 1-Touch™ Incline will show you each button for adjustment.


Good points

  • Surfing the web while running is now possible with the Pro 4500
  • Weight capacity at 450 lbs is one of the highest we’ve seen
  • Comes with iFit Live module and wireless heart rate chest strap

Bad points

  • Doesn’t have decline option unlike the Pro 2500
  • Is the price ever going to come down from the $2999 MSRP?

Comments

  • One of the main selling points of the Proform Pro 4500 is ability to browse the web while working out. This new feature has only been possible in I believe in the past year or so (2011). Whether it’s actually a good idea on the other hand, that probably differs from person to person. But if you’re looking for the top line from a big company such as Proform, it doesn’t get more “top” than with the Pro 4500 treadmill. Except for the fact that it took out the decline option (but actually available in the cheaper 2500 Pro), the Pro 4500 treadmill has all the extra bells and whistles one can hope for: iFit Live, web browser, wireless heart rate monitor, powerful motor and belt backed by an over the top weight capacity rating. There are two main gripes: the price and the warranty. Even though we’re sure that at some point, it will be selling for less than $2999, we’re not sure if it’ll come with the $1700 to make it attractive enough to buy. Yes, it’s an awesome treadmill but it’s also an awful lot of money. The warranty at 5 years parts and 2 years labor is now pretty standard for treadmills between $1499 and $2000 but a longer warranty would really demonstrate just exactly how much Proform is willing to stand behind its products.




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