ProForm Cooling Breeze 775 Treadmill Review

proform 775 treadmill

This treadmill uses a 19-inch by 55-inch tread belt and runs on a 1.75 CHP Motor. However, the motor seems a little weak. Beware that the motor is probably enough to support a person of up to 275lbs, but I have my doubts. I don't understand why Proform would put in such a weak motor. I would prefer to see a 2.0 CHP motor at the very least.


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I like the fact that the tread belt is a little longer at 55". This is a definite plus for the Proform 775 Treadmill.

Display/Console

  • Speed
  • Time
  • Distance
  • Vital Statistics
  • CoolAire Fan
  • 180 degree viewing angle

Programs

6 Built-in Workouts:

  • 4 “smart” programs
  • 2 “heart” programs

ProForm wasn't specific as to the details of the programs, but I am going to reasonably assume a few things. First off, the 4 “smart” programs are probably designed to burn fat, which means their designed to keep your heart rate around the 65% capacity range.

This is the fat burning range because the body tends to burn fat more than carbs at this intensity. Normally programs like this will be called things such as “Manual”, “Random”, “Hill”, “Interval”, etc.

Second, the 2 “heart” programs will almost definitely be designed to increase aerobic endurance/capacity.

These will be more challenging, designed to keep your heart rate around the 80% capacity range to challenge your aerobic endurance. These are pretty standard programs for most treadmills in this price range.

Working out at this intensity is still great for burning fat, even better than the fat burning intensity actually. Your body will burn carbs more than it burns fat at this intensity, but by the end of your workout you will have burned a higher amount of fat as well as carbs than the lower intensity workout.

These 6 Workouts should be plenty to help you attain your fitness goals in regards to the treadmill.

Durability

  • Maximum User Weight: 275lbs
  • Heavy Duty Tread belt

This is a somewhat sturdy treadmill. However, I'm not convinced it can handle 275 pounds in the incline position - Especially with a 1.75 continous horsepower motor. An important note for any consumer is to take a look at the size of the treamill. motor, and tread belt and take a look at the warranty. If you have a small, weak frame, small motor supported by a weak warranty, what confidence do you have in the durability of the treadmill? Proform isn't known for quality component parts and construction and their warranty is very weak. That leaves me, the consumer wondering if it could support my weight, at a brisk running pace in the incline position. The heavy duty tread belt is supposed to be built to last but again, I have my doubts.

If you are a heavier person, though (250lbs+), I would recommend getting a treadmill with a stronger motor in it. Larger folk would be more satisfied with a motor around the 2.5 to 2.75 THP size.

Warranty and Service

  • Motor: 12 years
  • Parts/Labor: 90 days
  • 30 day return period

Here are the extended warranty options:

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

If you're going to be using the treadmill every other day, you might want to opt for a shorter period.

Price/Cost Effectiveness

Base Price: $799
Shipping: $125
Set up: $150
3 year warranty: $119

Total price: $1,193

Now, the base price of the Proform 775 treadmill is $799, but that's if you don't go with the 3 year warranty, don't have it delivered, and you try and put it together yourself. If you happen to get the warranty, which you should, and have it shipped, which you should, and have it professionally set up, which you should, your looking at an overall price of $1,193. This price puts the Proform 775 cross trainer treadmill in direct competition with the:

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

I can tell you right now that there is no way that the Proform 675 Cardio Cross Trainer Treadmill can compete with these treadmills. Let's take a look at just two of the above models in terms of some basic features and warranties:

1) Sole Fitness' F63 Treadmill ($1,099, pluse $239 for shipping and set up)

- Motor: 2.5 HP Continuous Duty, DC type
- Speed: 1 to 10 mph
- Incline: 15% maximum
- Tread belt: 20" X 55"
- User Weight Capacity: 325 lbs.
- Hand Pulse Grips: Yes - Wireless Chest Strap also included
- Standard Programs: Six
- User Defined Programs: Yes, User 1 and a User 2
- Cooling Fans: Yes

Standard warranty

- Motor 20 years;
- Deck 3 years;
- Frame lifetime;
- 3 years parts and electronics
- 1 year labor

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*

  • The Proform 775 Treadmill has a longer tread belt than most in their treadmill lineup. A definite plus.

Proform, at the very least should have provided a 2.0 continous horsepower motor with the 775 treadmill.

Grade:

C-


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