A Complete Review Of The ProForm 675 Cross Trainer Treadmill

About the Proform 675 treadmill


This model comes with a pair of comfortable, 2 lb. hand weights, and a Clear View LCD backlit display.

Speed/Incline Control

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

This treadmill uses a 17-inch by 50-inch treadbelt. It's a very durable, non-slip treadbelt that's easy to maintain.

The treadbelt features ProTech 2 Impact Absorption to make it easier on the joints.

It runs on a 1.3 CHP Motor. I don't consider myself an engineer at all, but to me, a 1.3 isn't a whole lot.

If you're a person who is over 200 pounds, I think this would put considerable pressure on the motor system, at 1.3 continous horsepower.

Now, I have a problem with the tread belt. This is one of their smallest belts at 20" x 53". This treadmill is one of the more expensive treadmills in the line up yet the tread belt is so small. By using such a small tread belt, it all but eliminates anyone taller than 5' 9”.

The Proform 1000 S is a similar treadmill but has a large 20” x 60” tread belt. I don't know why Proform would skimp out on the belt size here.

Display/Console

Clear View LCD backlit display

Speed
Time
Distance
Vital Statistics
CoolAire Fan
180 degree viewing angle
Interactive Audio Cross-Training Coach

One feature that I recommend you take advantage of is the Interactive Audio Cross-Training Coach. Feeling like you have someone there encouraging you can really help you get in those last couple of strides that you need to finish the workout. Lots of neat little gadgets with the Proform 675 Cross Trainer Treadmill.

Programs

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

Durability

Maximum User Weight: 275lbs
Heavy Duty Tread belt

Heart Rate Monitor

Yes

For fat burning purposes, stay in the 65% range of your maximum heart rate. To challenge your aerobic endurance, stay in the 80% range of your maximum heart rate.

Warranty and Service

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

As with most Proform treadmills, this warranty is very weak. The warranty on the motor is ok but if you were to take a look around, you would see most treadmills in this price range have lifetime motor. However, a 90 day parts and labor warranty is a low end, cheap warranty that doesn't say much about the quality of the product.

The parts and labor warranty leaves me scratching my head. I have some real issues with Proform's warranty because it speaks volumes about the quality of the treadmill. I would purchase an extended version if possible just to be sure.

Here are the extended warranty options:

1 year warranty: $69.95
2 year warranty: $99.95
3 year warranty: $119.95

Price/Cost Effectiveness

$899 (workout warehouse.com)
$125 Shipping
$119 Optional 3 year warranty
$150 set up fee

Total Inclusive Cost = $1,293

Direct competitors:

- Keys Fitness 4600 Treadmill;
- Smooth Fitness 5.25 Treadmill;
- Sole Fitness F63 Treadmill;
- Vision Fitness T1450

Comparison with:

1) Smooth Fitness 5.25 ($1,299, shipping included)

- 2.5 Continuous horsepower motor;
- 20" x 53" tread belt;
- 6 programmes;
- Folding treadmill

Standard warranty:

- Lifetime Frame and Motor warranty
- 3 years on all parts
- 1 year of in-home service

Let's take a look at a lower priced treadmill, the Vision Fitness T1450 ($999 plus $150 for delivery and set up).

- 2.0 Continous horsepower;
- 20" x 54" tread belt;
- 6 programmes;
- 12% incline;
- Folding treadmill

Standard warranty:

- Lifetime - Frame & Motor
- 2 Years - Electronics & Parts
- 1 Year - Labor

Notable features

- Circuit-style, training workout with a pre-programmed, audio coach. This feature may greatly enhance your workout.

- Dumbbells for the workout. Adds to the intensity of the workout as well as toning the muscles.

Treadmill Rating

I have no major, structural concerns about this treadmill. However, I do have some issues with the warranty, tread belt, and motor. To me, this warranty is very weak and speaks volumes about the quality of the 675 treadmill. Also, the treadbelt is just too small for anyone over 6' tall.

I would have to rate this product for light to moderate use. However, for heavy duty use, it may be questionable.

Grade:

D+

All the best,

Blake









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