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Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill Review

treadmill Doctor Note :

One of the cheapest Proforms you can buy quality wise. It looks like a better machine than it is.

Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill Review

MSRP:

$599

Walking Area:

4.8

Power:

3.7

Cushioning:

4.8

Reliability:

3.8

Noise Level:

4.8

Quality:

3.8

Value:

4.3

Warranty:

1.9

Overall Rating: 4.12

With the small walking area, this will fit into many homes but the long-term performance should convince you that it really was a Trojan horse.

The Proform 6.0 RT is a treadmill that sells for $599. It has a nice look to it, but that's about it. If you just want a treadmill in the house to stare at, this model is for you. If you want to get serious about exercising, we recommend skipping over this model.

The walking area is a bit small. The belt measures in at 18" x 50". This is significantly shorter than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt. Individuals with a wider stance or a longer stride may notice the difference in their comfort level when using this machine as compared to one with a more accommodating running surface.

A weak motor is running this machine. It's not awful for the price, but that's not saying much. You aren't likely to find a treadmill with a very high power producing capability in this price range. This model can reach speeds of up to 10 mph, but you'll wear out the structure and drive system pretty quickly if you try to run. We suggest sticking to light walking.

The cushioning system is awful. There are very few treadmills that offer a less forgiving running surface than this one. The good news is that you won't need an extremely effective cushioning system when you only plan on walking.

Even among its price range, the projected reliability is very poor. It's difficult to find a machine with a shorter life expectancy than this one. You're paying too much money for the quality of parts you are getting. Considering the $599 price tag, that means you're getting some extremely low quality parts.

The warranty on the Proform 6.0 RT is in the bottom 5 of all the warranties we reviewed. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, while the frame and the motor are covered for 5 years. Some of the worst coverage we've seen includes lifetime coverage on the frame and 25 years on the motor. This speaks volumes as to how the manufacturer feels about this treadmill.

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