ProForm 6.0 GSX Treadmill Review



Size

Width: 36.5”
Length: 70”
Height: 57.8”
Treadbelt: 19 x 50”

Speed/Incline Control

Speed: 0 -10 MPH
Incline: 0 -10%

This treadmill uses a 19-inch by 50-inch self lubricated treadbelt. It runs on a 2.75 THP MachZ Motor (1.75 continuous duty). This is a self-cooling, quiet, drive system. Being quiet and self-cooling usually extends the life of the motor.

The tread belt is a little too small for anyone over 5'10”.

Display/Console

Matrix Console 5” x 7” Display
Speed
Time
Distance
Vital Statistics
CoolAire Fan
Carb Counter
180 degree viewing angle

The Carb Counter is a nice addition as well. It allows you to see how many grams of carbs you burn while your running. If you would also like to keep track of how many grams of fat you are burning, remember that carbs are 4 calories per gram and fat is 9 calories per gram.

If you've burned 10 carbs (40 calories) and a total of 67 calories, then it is sensible to assume that you have also burned 3 grams of fat. This may not be exact because if your nutrition is not adequate you may be burning muscle as well, but it's a good guideline to follow if nothing else.

Programs

6 Built-in Workouts:
4 “smart” programs
2 “heart” programs

Durability

Maximum User Weight: 300lbs
Heavy Duty Treadbelt

I have my doubts about this particular treadmill holding 300 pounds for any extended periods of time. To hold a 300 pound person, running at a brisk pace, it's difficult to say, whether or not, it will last any length of time - Especially if the incline feature is used. Again, Proform isn't known for it's high standards of durability.

However, for the price that it is ($599), a 250 pound person might be able to get away with moderate use of this treadmill. The heavy duty tread belt is supposed to be built to last, although I have my doubts about the durability of the AirTek Impact Absorption feature if this treadmill is put through a lot of work.

Heart Rate Monitor

Yes

Warranty and Service

Motor: 10 year
Parts/Labor: 90 days
30 day return period.

Price/Cost Effectiveness

$579, Free Shipping (at the ProForm.com website)
Payment plan available
No product set up available
Price with 3 year warranty: $698

This is an ok price considering all that you are getting with this treadmill. This treadmill offers you all of the basics that you'll need plus a few luxurious extra features.

This is a budget treadmill and meant for light use. If you're looking for some features on your treadmill, this may be for you. However, Proform isn't know for it's quality component parts so this treadmill is fine for light to moderate use but questionable at very heavy use.

Treadmill Rating

I have no major, structural concerns about this treadmill. However, my concerns are the short parts and labor warranty, and the tread belt.

You have to remember that this is not going to be a gym quality treadmill.

This is a low end, budget treadmill meant for low to moderate use.

This treadmill has all the bells and whistles of the high end treadmills, but that's as far as it goes.

In all honesty, your probably not going to find the features of a Proform treadmill on any other treadmill. The $500 to $800 dollar range is Proform's territory and something they are masters of. By mass producing cheap treadmills with high end features, they can effectively market their products to a wide ranging audience.

If your looking for a treadmill to get started with, this may be something that you may want to look into. That being said, this is a half decent treadmill that you will find in this price range.

Grade:

C

All the best,

Blake





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