All the features aside, the Smart Pro 2000’s build is decent. Since there are so many features, though, this model is not the strongest. You can certainly spend the same (and maybe a little less) on a treadmill with a sturdier build. So, if you are someone who wants to work on their running and doesn’t care as much for the bells and whistles, you may want to shop around. But, if you are a light user on a budget, then the Smart Pro 2000 should be a great fit for you.
Over the past few years, Icon Fitness has led the market in affordable, feature-packed and they have not stopped this year. The Proform Smart Pro 2000 is a pretty great value if you choose the best price. Consequently, we have awarded the Smart Pro 2000 our First Place 2020 Best Buy Award for the $1,000 to $1,299 dollar range.
We want to preface this review by first discussing Proform’s new financing scheme and the main aspect that we do not like about the Smart Pro 2000. You may see that this model is being sold with a three-year free iFit membership making it seem as though Proform upped the ante this year from their usual one-year free. But this is not really the case. Instead, Proform is saying that if you sign up for a three-year iFit membership, then you get a free Smart Pro 2000. Wait. If the iFit normally goes for $39 dollars a month and Proform says you will ultimately pay $1,403 dollars by the end of their deal…then is the Smart Pro 2000 really worth $1,200 or is the iFit membership really only worth a few hundred? I smell something funny going on. The Icon family (owners of Proform and NordicTrack) have heavily pushed their iFit technology these past few years, but we are not ever thrilled with the idea of having to pay even more money after paying for your treadmill.
But, if you purchase the Smart Pro 2000 from a different marketplace, like Sam’s or Dick’s, you will not have to pay upwards of $1,403 dollars for a treadmill that belongs in the $1,200 and under price range. You also will not get a free iFit subscription, but that may not be such a big deal because the Smart Pro 2000 can honestly stand on its own two feet. With 50 built-in workouts, 7” HD touchscreen, EKG heart monitors, and a 22 x 60-inch walking area, the Smart Pro 2000 is a pretty great value. We are also thrilled to see the Proform included fifteen levels of incline and three levels of decline. Combine all of these features with a decent build and you get a noteworthy treadmill for this price.
The only other aspect of the Smart Pro 2000 that we are not thrilled about is the warranty. Since Proform values their iFit deal so much, they decided to cut some corners to fit their budget. The Smart Pro 2000 doesn’t have the best build and only comes with a ten-year frame, two-year parts, and one-year labor warranty. This kind of warranty usually belongs to treadmills in the lower price bracket. It is disappointing to see such a solid treadmill with a below-average warranty.
|Pre-Programmed Workouts||50, * 3 Year iFit membership *|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||EKG Grip Monitors|
|Incline/Decline Range||-3, 15|
|Weight Capacity||300 lbs|
|Walking Area||22 x 60|
|Warranty||10 Yr Frame, 2 Yr Parts, 1 Yr Labor|
We have not reviewed the Proform Smart Pro 2000 in the past. But we welcome you to check out our other Proform treadmills to get a good feel of the brand.
We are not very thrilled with Proform’s new financing gimmick and see it as an attempt to get users to spend an extra $200 dollars. But, if you buy the Smart Pro 2000 from a different retailer, then we think you will be getting a very valuable treadmill. What this treadmill lacks in build and warranty it makes up for in features. Accordingly, we have awarded the Smart Pro 2000 our 2020 First Place Best Buy Award for the $1,000 to $1,299 dollar category.