Proform 710 E Elliptical Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
While not a home run, the 710 is a good value.
If you are looking the purchase a Proform this is probably not the one we would recommend first. It has solid quality at this price range, but is a little too pricey. If you compare it to the 510 E it's hard to see what you get for the extra $200.
The Proform 710 E isn't a bad elliptical at $799, but you can do better without leaving this price range. If you're convinced that you want to have it, go ahead and get the 510 E. It will provide similar quality, but it will only cost $599. You could also pay an extra $200 for the 910 E and get a quieter machine with better quality and a better warranty.
Ergonomically speaking, this model is fantastic. You're not going to find an elliptical with a more natural range of motion in this price range. In fact, it compares favorably with many models that cost $3,000 or more. The adjustability isn't nearly as impressive, but it's difficult to find better when dealing with models that are this cheap. The stride length can adjust from 18"-20", so you get a few options to help fit the movement to your particular body type.
The projected reliability of this machine isn't bad. If you want an elliptical with a longer life expectancy, you're going to need to be willing to spend more than $800. The quality of parts is about average, which is common in this price range. To get better quality parts you have to leave the bargain segment.
The noise level is not great. You can find ellipticals that are quieter during operation without having to pay more for them. If this is a major concern for you, you may want to pass on this model.
The warranty on the Proform 710 E is awful. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, while the frame is covered for life. This kind of coverage shows a lack of faith in this elliptical on the part of the manufacturer. When the people who made the machine don't feel confident in it, it's hard to see why you'd want to purchase it.