Proform Carbon EX Elliptical Review

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How long will the Proform Carbon EX last?

Built from a mixture of quality steel, the Proform Carbon EX Elliptical weighs around 200 lbs. fully assembled and has a recommended 325 lb. maximum weight capacity. It is covered by a decent 10-year frame warranty with 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor by a reputable manufacturing company. The EX is best suited for light to moderate use and will last for many years with proper care and maintenance. Simply unplugging after exercise sessions will increase the longevity of this machine.

Brief Overview

The Proform Carbon EX Elliptical is our 2022 1st place Best Buy Award Winner in the $700 - $999 price range and contains a plethora of quality elements to please most levels of fitness enthusiasts. It has a well-built front drive system that is ergonomically designed for perfect exercise positioning during elite training sessions and worldly treks offered in the 30-day free iFit trial membership that is include with the purchase of this machine. Trainers even take control of the Carbon EX during workout sessions to better mimic the feeling of traveling on outside terrain.

Overall Quality

The Proform Carbon EX Elliptical has a 6” wide LCD screen that displays numerous points of performance information including heartrate information handily collected in the handlebar pulse grips. It is simple and easy to use offering quick control buttons for both incline and resistance. There are 2” speakers, and integrated fan, and a water bottle holder for added convenience. The Carbon EX is engineered with magnetic resistance for silent operation of a 20 lb. flywheel offering smooth transitions through increasingly intensified workout sessions represented by 20 levels of resistance. One of the best features is the 20-degree incline that works the body for total fitness health. The Carbon EX is built for most sizes and comes with a 19” adjustable stride length. The oversized foot trays are also adjustable and come well-padded for comfortable trekking.

Things we like

  • decent warranty
  • budget-friendly
  • sturdy frame
  • incline feature
  • Bluetooth capability

Things we dislike

  • X
    unstable tablet holder
  • X
    light flywheel


Membership Program iFit
Membership Period 30 days
Dimensions 68.5"L x 25"W x 67.75"H
Weight 200 pounds
Number Of Resistance Levels 20
Color Black & Gray
Assembly Required Yes
Membership Included Optional and included
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth
Recommended Maximum User Weight 325 pounds
Stride Length 19"
Resistance System Type Magnetic
Number Of Resistance Levels 20
Adjustable Resistance Levels Yes
Maximum Incline 20 percent
Action Front drive action
Flywheel Weight 20 pounds
Targeted Muscle Area Total body
Heart Rate Monitoring Pulse grip
Non-Slip Surface Yes
Sitting/Standing Design Standing only
Foldable Design No
Wheeled Yes
Adjustable Floor Levelers Yes
Reverse Motion Yes
Digital Counter/Timer Yes
Speaker Included Yes
Integrated Fan Yes
Media Shelf No
Water Bottle Holder Yes
Touch Screen No
Display Type LCD
Reading Displayed Calories burned, Distance, Heart rate, RPM, Resistance, Speed, Time
Power Source Plug-in


Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts 2 Years
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor 1 Year


The Proform Carbon EX Elliptical is our 2022 1st place Best Buy Award Winner in the $700 - $999 price range and our 2nd place 2021 Best Buy Winner for the same price range. We invite you to see our elliptical reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Proform Carbon EX Elliptical is an all-around winner in our book and contains commendable elements providing users with a gym-like experience in the comfort of a home setting. It is quite budget-friendly and designed with a sturdy frame and decent warranty coverage from a reputable fitness company. Finding the Carbon EX on sale would only sweeten the pot when purchasing and add to the quality investment made in the journey to a higher level of fitness health.