Proform Power 990 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
About as good a value as you can get in a treadmill!
One of the strongest Proforms under $1000. We would even not argue with someone wanting to run on it from time to time.
At $899, you're getting a great value with the ProForm Power 990. It very uncommon to see this type of quality in a treadmill that costs less than $1,000. It was our 2nd runner up for our Best Buy award in the $700-999 price range.
The belt is smaller than you'd find on most treadmills, at 20" x 55", but it's about what you'd expect in this price range. This model will mostly be used for walking, so it won't be a major concern. Most users would still find it to be enough room on which to run.
The motor this machine uses is really good. It's more common to find a motor that can produce this kind of power in a model that sells for $1,000-2,500. Most of the time you won't be using its full capabilities, but this machine is strong enough for occasional running.
The cushioning system is pretty good, especially for a sub-$1,000 treadmill. ProTech Adjustable Cushioning helps to reduce some of the impact on your joints and back. While walking, this won't be a big deal, but if you sometimes use this model to run, you'll find this to be helpful.
The projected reliability of this machine is one of the best in its price range. It even has a longer life expectancy than some of the models that cost between $1,000-2,000. The quality of parts is much better than you'd expect in a treadmill that sells for $899. This is why we don't mind a user running on it every once in a while.
The warranty is really poor. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year and the motor and frame are covered for life. While this is common in this price range, it would have been nice to see the ProForm Power 990 distinguished in this area considering its quality.