The new ProForm 2000 is an American Made unit out of Utah that does a good job of showing what Proform is capable of. This unit shares most components with similar Nordic Tracks and Free Motion units made in the same plant by Icon. The difference being the name on the sides of the unit so that they can be sold at different chain stores who have different exclusive agreements with Icon.
The first thing I notice about this unit is the pure weight of the deck when you stand on it. It has a solid feel and has very little vibration even when running at a good clip. The unit is also pretty quiet even at speed due to the large motor not having to run at a huge RPM to maintain speed. If you were to close your eyes while running on this treadmill you would be fooled into thinking that you spent a whole lot more on it.
The programming available on the unit is actually pretty standard for Icon products and it does come compatible with their online iFit technology. So if you buy the add on WiFi adapter you can connect to your account and create custom courses and track all of your workouts online. If you are a little tech savvy and willing to spend a little time learning all of these features are useful and fun to use. If you are not a little bit of a tech geek you will probably never touch any of those features and its simply not worth adding the extra features and paying for the subscription.
The speaker system is nice and works with just about any music player with a headphone jack, so if you like to rockout while working out this has a nice sound if you don’t have a system in the room. I also like the large reading rack built in for a book and even an iPad. The water bottle holders are not the best but they are large enough for most plastic bottles and remote controls.
The folding feature on the unit is nice and allows for the user to lift the unit for folding at a reduced weight but the deck is still heavy for some. It also has a soft drop feature that lets you unlatch and just let the deck drop into place without any effort.
FS2™ Full Surface Suspension Cushioning
Reduce impact on your joints for a more comfortable workout and recovery
Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor with Polar® Wireless Chest Strap
Stay in the right training zone with this wireless heart rate monitor that automatically communicates your heart rate to your treadmill as you exercise. It also features 2 hand-grip sensors that are conveniently built-in to the handlebars.
Get smarter workouts and faster results with iFit® Technology*. Featuring workouts Powered by Google Maps™, training with Jillian Michaels and automatic speed and incline controls. This wireless technology is the ultimate workout experience! Customize your own fitness program, draw a map or select a course from online to get started. As you workout, your results are uploaded to iFit.com, helping you manage your online profile. This incredible feature provides exciting new opportunities for you to tour the world, run and train for races and compete with others, right from your own home! iFit® technology picks up the wireless network in your home and is the only connection between the internet and home fitness equipment. Advanced technology that is simple to use!
*Requires iFit® wireless adapter. Wireless adapter sold separately.
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CoolAire® Workout Fan
Stay cool and fresh during your workout with the innovative CoolAire® Workout Fan. You’ll stay comfortable, enabling you to work out longer so you can reach your goals faster. The sophisticated fan is built right into the console, just like the AC in your car, allowing you to quickly adjust the settings.
24 Built-In Workouts
Take the guesswork out of your workout with these built-in workouts. Choose from high intensity, speed, incline or calorie-burn workouts to start on your fitness journey
Compatible Music Port for iPod®
Move to the beat of your favorite music with this built-in sound system. Plug your iPod®*, or MP3 Player, into the Interplay® Music Port for unbeatable sound quality. With the iPod® resting on the console shelf, it’s within easy reach and leaves the controls right at your fingertips. * iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the US and other countries. iPod® not included.
Intermix Acoustics™ 3.0 Sound System
Enjoy rich, powerful performance with this built-in sound system, featuring 3” high-excursion drivers—delivering incredible clarity, while reproducing a sweeping range of audio frequencies
Overall I like this unit and love it for the price with the warranty.