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Proform Elliptical Reviews

Company Name: Proform (Icon Health & Fitness)                            

General Information: These products are produced by Icon Health and Fitness. They are the largest retail fitness company. This is one of the original Icon brands and can be found in most mass merchants. They typically range between $500 and $1,000 and have short warranties for the most part, although we have seen a shift in regard to that on mainly motors in some units.  The gee-whiz factor is high on these machines because they are packed with features.  We wouldn’t recommend these for serious runners but the quality of the machine is so much better than the ones produced just a few years ago, most people who are walkers or occasional users will be satisfied with the new Proform units. 

Manufacturing Philosophy: Proform is produced by Icon, and this factory has over 200 engineers that help craft their products.  Put simply, they are the best designed treadmills in the business.  In the past, they have had to be the best because they used the cheapest parts in the business.  They have finally discovered that you can find some of the key component parts overseas for less and the eventual cost is less if you put more quality into the machine; so the quality of drive motors, rollers, and other key components are much higher than in the past and it still sells for a value price.

Company Outlook: Icon is the largest fitness equipment producer in the world with around $1 billion in sales.  In terms of stability, they are the best but overall, their customer service isn’t up to the standards of some of the lower volume producers.  Although they have told us they are upgrading their service, it is still a long road to what we would consider good.  Although you get a value price for the product, you also get value service so keep this in mind when buying their machines.  Due to the sheer number of units they produce, we pick up support in many cases where this factory leaves off.

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qElliptical Model q qMSRP
Proform 320   $249
Proform 495   $299
Proform Reflex Step   $299
Proform 130   $349
Proform 330   $349
Proform 4.0 X   $399
Proform Razor 400   $399
Proform Razor 400 ES   $399
Proform SelectStride 825   $399
Proform XP 420 Razor   $399
Proform SpaceSaver 695   $449
Proform 696   $459
qElliptical Model q qMSRP
Proform SpaceSaver 500   $479
Proform 500 F   $499
Proform FX 5   $499
Proform XP 520 Razor   $499
Proform SpaceSaver 600   $599
Proform 650 T   $599
Proform 930 SpaceSaver Elliptical   $599
Proform XP StrideClimber   $599
Proform 20.0 Crosstrainer   $799
Proform 850   $799
Proform iSeries 800   $799
Proform Perspective 1000   $999
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