Nobody likes to pay enormous amount of money for treadmill that you will use only when it’s raining outside. So if you really need one, you will have to find a perfect match for you. This ProForm 6.0 RT treadmill review will show you how all good features can be brought together in one model.
ProForm is a pretty reputable brand, known for its good and quality products. Customers are fairly satisfied with the treadmills, and this model is one of the most inexpensive models, so people will have doubts about it. The price is really cheap, if you compare it to other high quality treadmills. This model has solid equipment, like 2.5 HP electric motor, which is pretty common. Top speed is about 10 mph, which is little above average, and it has a limit of 300 pounds.
Also, you can control speed from 1 to 10 mph. Tread belt dimensions are 18″ wide and 55″ long, and it has a folding frame, which customers love.
This model comes with an LCD display window, where you can see the details of workout, and speakers. You will love two cup holders for your favorite drink, that your body needs while running. When you see these facts, you can be sure that this model is not so much worse than the other ones. This might be a perfect match for light runners or joggers, but also can be a great thing for professional athletes.
While some criticized this model for not folding up enough, I do not agree with them. OF course you can fold it up, and like the other inexpensive models it uses SpaceSaver Technology. For the price it costs, this is more than enough from this model.
It comes with compact and lightweight frame with good and stylish design, and more importantly with the good quality. Customers are delighted because it is very easy to maneuver with it. The frame is made of steel, so it is certainly reliable, and you won’t have to worry about the quality.
The best thing about this model is, of course, its price. For the price you will get, good, reliable model from a famous brand like ProForm. It has almost everything you need, and if you can save some money, and get a pretty good model, you should think about getting this one.
But, on the other hand, there is a lot of disadvantages of this model, which may be important for someone. Customers made complain about display screen, which is very small. This may be not so important, especially for its price, because it still gives you data that you need.
Speed limit might be a big problem for some people. It tops out at 10mph and gives incline up to 10%. For walking or jogging, this is definitely more than enough, but for the harder trainers it may not be. If you are looking for more complex training, and need greater machine, maybe it will be better to find another one, but it does not mean, that you can’t use this model if you don’t have enough money for better one.
The worst things about this model are running area and warranty. Because of its compatibility, ProForm 6.0 has a shorter and narrower running belt with dimension of 18 inches wide and 55 inches long. This might be a big problem, if you need space and comfort while running. As for the warranty, you will get 90 days on parts and labor, and while some of the models have life warranty on the motor and frame, this one has only 5 years.
Pros and Cons
In the text below you will find what you can expect from this model, if you decided to buy it:
Its folding design is great for its price and you don’t have to worry about it. 60 or 70 degrees is more than enough, and even some more expensive models don’t have better performances. Frame made of steel is also a great component that even the most expensive models would not be ashamed of. When it comes to price, this model is one of the most inexpensive ones on the market. However, that does not mean that it has no quality. On the contrary, you will be pleased how much you will get. If you are looking for a good and quality treadmill, with no special programs and stuff, this is a good choice for you.
On the other hand, there are definitely a lot of bad things about this model. According to your expectations, it may or may not be important. Display screen is really small, but it still gives you the right data that you need. Speed and incline are little above average, but may be more than enough for everybody. Whether you want to lose weight, be in shape, or have a really hard training, this might be enough for you. Lack of cooling fan is definitely a bad thing. Even the cheapest models will have fan, so that is a big disadvantage. However, the console area is spacious, so you will be able to put some small cooling fan, and solve the problem. The short running area is something that gives headache to the customers, especially for ones that are used to comfortable and wide running area.
At the end, we came to the warranty. As we said above in the text, this model has terrible warranty conditions. Unlike most of the models that gives you a lifetime warranty for the motor and frame, you will get only 5 years, which is really terrible. Such a quality brand like ProForm should be really ashamed of this.
My verdict is next:
If you want a good and solid treadmill for light training this may be a perfect choice. However, if you need more powerful machine and have enough money to pay it, you should skip this one. I hope that this ProForm 6.0 RT Treadmill Review helped you in your decision.