Proform Crosswalk 397 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
A very similar unit to the 395 Crosswalk with a higher price.
Another mistake just waiting to be bought. Don't help them and don't buy this treadmill unless you want your life to be like a bad country song.
If you love the low quality and short life expectancy of the Proform Crosswalk 395 but felt like you weren't spending enough money for it, you're in luck. The Proform Crosswalk 397 gives you the same nightmarish treadmill for $599. What the extra hundred dollars is for is a mystery.
The walking area is quite small. The belt measures in at 18" x 50". This is significantly smaller than the standard 20" x 60" walking belt. Users with wide stances or long strides may feel less comfortable on this model than they would with one that offers a more accommodating walking area.
This machine has one of the worst motors in all the treadmills we reviewed. It's extremely uncommon to see a model that has power producing capabilities this low. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph, but you'll end up ruining the structure and drive system if you use this model for running. It's only built to handle moderate walking.
The cushioning system on this treadmill is pretty bad. A TreadSoft system is used to reduce the impact of walking on your joints and back. Overtime, this running surface will become less and less forgiving.
Keeping this model from breaking down would be best accomplished by never assembling it in the first place. The projected reliability of this treadmill is pathetic. It has one of the shortest life expectancies you'll find. The lack of quality in the parts used is appalling.
Even in its price range this is considered to be a loud machine. In fact, if it wasn't for the True M100, there wouldn't have been a single treadmill that made more noise during operation than this one.
The warranty is very sad for the Proform Crosswalk 397. Parts and labor are covered for 90 days, while the motor is covered for 5 years. They may as well offer condolences on your $599 rather than any coverage.