The one aspect about the Trainer 12.0 that we do like is the build. You may not be getting all of the touchscreen capabilities and preprogrammed workouts, but you will be able to count on the Trainer 12.0 a little longer. We would probably recommend this treadmill for a moderate jogger or light runner mainly because this is still a smaller price range when you are talking about runner treadmills. As always, we want to encourage you to take good care of your treadmill. Change and lubricate your belt and keep your machine in a controlled, clean space and you should be able to use your treadmill for years past the warranty.
Here at Treadmill Doctor, we tend to favor machines that have strong builds because they last longer and work to your main goal- getting fit. But, we value a good deal and a good value for the money even more. While we like the Proform Trainer 12.0 for its solid build and workout features, we are not crazy about the price tag. Thus, we have placed the Trainer 12.0 in =our Third Place 2020 Best Buy slot for the $1,300 to $1,499 dollar range.
In retrospect, the Trainer 12.0 is a heft machine with a hefty price tag. First, let’s talk about the good things about this treadmill. Unlike other machines in this price range, the Trainer 12.0 comes with a bigger motor capacity, solid build, and a fifteen level incline, three-level decline capability. Additionally, we like that Proform equipped this treadmill with a 22 x 60” walking area and a five-year parts, two-year labor warranty. Among our other top four treadmills in this price range, the Trainer 12.0 is one of the strongest and has the best warranty along with the biggest walking area.
But, of course, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Because Proform put so much of their budget into the build, the Trainer 12.0 is sorely lacking in all of the bells and whistles that Proform users have grown used to over the years. You do not get the big touchscreens like their other models nor do you receive the one-year free iFit membership. There are thirty-two built-in workouts, but the biggest downfall about the Trainer 12.0 is the price tag. It seems as though Proform can’t slash the price on a treadmill that is actually well built like they do on there big, fancy technology ridden treadmills. And since Profrom doesn’t want to come down on the price, chances are, you won’t be able to find many other market places that will.
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||EKG Grip Monitors|
|Incline/ Decline||-3, 15|
|Walking Area||22 x 60|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5 Yr Parts, 2 Yr Labor|
We have not reviewed the Proform Trainer 12.0 in the past. But we welcome you to check out our other Proform treadmills to get a good feel of the brand.
In the end, we admire Proform’s attempt to create a strong, quality treadmill. We like the Trainer 12.0’s strong build and hefty workout features, but we cannot see past the price tag. Compared to other machines, you may not be getting the most bang for your buck. But if you care more about the build than the added features you may want to give our 2020 Best Buy Third Place for the $1,300 to $1,499 dollar range a try.