********** The Proform 400c is out of stock and has been replaced with a newer model, the Proform 590t which treadmill.com has in stock and is selling for $599.**********
The ProForm 400c is a good entry level unit that is good for walking and not really meant for jogging and running. Even though they extended the deck by 5 inches this year it does not make this unit a runner. The frame and motor are not designed for that level of use and I just caution anyone potential buyers from thinking that they can get that type of use out of it for more then a short period of time.
With the iFit compatibility you can add on the WiFi adapter and get a full range of online features with Google maps and full workout tracking. The 18 built in programs seem to be enough for most entry level users but if you think that you may become an overachiever it maybe worth considering the $99 upgrade.
The warranty is pretty standard at this level and I would suggest the extended warranty where available if you are thinking that the unit will be consistently used.
18 Workout Apps
Get professional results–workouts designed by a Certified Personal Trainer automatically adjust your speed, incline and decline.
iFit® Compatible Console**
Get the competitive advantage. Online fitness tracking, workouts powered by Google Maps™, event training, video workouts–these tools and more help you maximize your training and reach your fitness goals.
**Requires an iFit® Wi-Fi module. Module sold separately. Wireless home network is necessary to connect to your iFit® profile. Google and Google Maps are registered trademarks of Google, Inc.
Compatible Music Port for iPod®*
Champions need motivation beyond winning. Plug your iPod® into the Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0 Sound System and stay inspired with your favorite power music.
*iPod is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the US and other countries. iPod® not included.
Dual-Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
Maximize your workout with the ultimate tool–heart rate training. A built-in, dual-grip monitor keeps you in your target zone for better, faster results.
CoolAire™ Workout Fan
Keep your cool, even during the most intense workouts. Quick console controls allow you to adjust the fan’s speed without loosing focus
A good entry level unit with simple to use features that you can add on to and gain as many as you would like. I wish it had the assisted folding mechanism for older users but it does fold up rather easily. With the understanding that it isn’t for jogging or running but just walking I can definitely suggest this as an entry level walking unit.