Proform 1200 E Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
The 1200 E is an older design that doesn't measure up well anymore.
This machine is as big as a tank, has a lot of steel, but lacks adjustability and the features you would expect in an elliptical in this price range. We would look at Sole, Livestrong or Epic in this price range.
The Proform 1200 E, which sells to $1,299, is a bit outdated. It's large and clunky, and you can find better in this price range. You could also save $300 by switching to the 910 E, and you'd end up with a better elliptical. It's probably about time to retire this model.
Ergonomically speaking, this machine is a bit subpar. You can find ellipticals that sell for less than $1,000 that offer a more natural range of motion. The lack of adjustability is laughable with this model, unless you have purchased it. The stride length is fixed at 20", so you have to hope this works with your particular body type, or you're out of luck. The 910 E does better in both of these categories. It's surprising to see these areas neglected so much. Forcing users into unnatural movements could put unnecessary stress on their joints.
The projected reliability of this elliptical is about average. That isn't bad at this price, but you can certainly find models that have a longer life expectancy without having to pay more, if you know where to look. The quality of parts is good. If you want better, you're going to have to spend anywhere from a few hundred to a couple thousand more than you would on this machine.
The noise level is where you would expect. Most ellipticals make about the same amount of noise during operation regardless of price. If you want a model that is quieter, you can find one in this price range, but most users won't be bothered by the amount that is produced by this model.
The warranty on the Proform 1200 E is mediocre. Parts and labor are covered for 2 years, while the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage is common at this price, but it doesn't do much to display confidence on the part of the manufacturer.