Buying the Sport 5.0 treadmill is like buying a disposable razor, you are paying for slightly more for something that will not actually gain you any extra durability or longevity. We expect this treadmill to hold up well with slight use by an average person, but anything more than walking or any heavy usage might begin to break down this machine faster than you think.
The Proform Sport 5.0 is an in-between model and while there are a few upgrades from the 4.0, we are not sure that these features add enough of a selling point to interest the buyer. There are other models available in this price range that offer greater attributes and with only $100 difference between the models, the value is just not quite there.
The ProForm Sport 5.0 is a low-priced home treadmill for walkers with some features that might be appealing to the more serious, beginning fitness enthusiast, such as iFit’s infinite workout routines and an incline function up to 10%. The 55-inch track provides plenty of room for walkers training at slower speeds than they would use on most road surfaces and is recommended for shoppers seeking a low price above all else. The assemble weight of 197 lets us believe this machine is sturdy and the motor is typical for this price range at a 2.o with a max of 10 MPH. The Sport 5.0 comes with a slightly larger footprint but once again, the foldability of this machine keeps those spaces open for more important traffic. When matched to other models at this price range we think the Sport 5.0 comes in at just the slightly less than average range as there are larger motors and fancier features available on other comparably priced treadmills. Plus, it is equally important to note that retailers offer only a 90-day parts and labor warranty with a 5-year frame warranty when you purchase this model.
|Tread Belt||18" x 50"|
|Speed||0 to 10 mph Digital QuickSpeed Controls|
|Incline||0 to 10% Digital Quick Incline Controls|
|User Weight Capacity||300 lb|
|Footprint||58.75"H x 32.5"W x 66"L|
|Folded Footprint||62.26"H x 32.5"W x 34"L|
|Clothing Size||One Size|
|Maximum Weight||300 lb|
|Recommended Use||Exercise, Running, Weightlifting, Cycling|
|Assembled Weight||197 lb|
|Fitness Goal||Lose Weight, Gain Muscle, Improve Health|
|Assembled Dimensions||66"L x 32.50"W x 58.75"H|
5-Years Frame Warranty 90-Days Parts & Labor Warranty
Our past reviews have not been impressed with the Sport 5.0’s in-between quality. While this model has been slightly better than the last, we have not found it to be worth the price jump. We have recommended looking at the next Sport model because it offers more value for the money. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.
In the end, the Sport 5.0 does not have any features that truly help it to stand out among other treadmills. The features are not good enough to justify a price jump from other models made by the same company. And the quality is not convincing enough to make other, better-quality treadmills with the same price tag obsolete. We would not recommend buying such a basic, in-between treadmill when there are better options in the same price bracket.