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ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Review

ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Review
A cardio workout can be much more efficient now, with the durable, comfortable and innovative Proform 505 CST Treadmill. This piece of fitness equipment makes the best of computer technology and successfully becomes a substitute for a real personal trainer.

Features

  • Folds vertically for compact storage
  • iFit workout Apps Matrix
  • ProShox Cushioning
  • Quick Incline 0-10%
  • iFit WIFI Compatible
  • iPod and MP3 player Compatible Audio
  • Warranty: lifetime on frame, 25 years on motor, 1 year on parts and labor

 

Folds Vertically

With its space saving design, the Proform 505 CST can be folded vertically to allow you to store it compactly and free up extra space in your room.

iFit Live Compatible

iFit Live Technology takes your workouts to the next level so you get the desired fitness results you want even faster. This feature allows you to access online exercise classes and compete against other fitness enthusiasts from around the world from the comfort of your home using your wireless network.

Moreover, you can design your own personalized fitness plan, select a map or draw a course with the help of the wireless technology. To help keep track of your progress, your personal results are continuously uploaded to the iFit website as you go through each workout.

Note, to use this feature you need to purchase an iFit Live wireless adapter which is sold separately.

15 Workout Apps

The sophisticated onboard software offers you 15 workout applications, which are time, distance, or fat burn-oriented exercises.

6-inch Display

The 6-inch backlit display features a wide viewing angle enabling you to follow your progress with ease, regardless of your height.

QuickSpeed Control

At the touch of a button, the QuickSpeed control allows the user to adjust the speed of the belt between 1 and 10 MPH, and the incline is also adjustable in a 1-10 range.

Pros

  • The Proform 505 CST Treadmill is a finely constructed, durable machine which provides a comfortable workout due to its innovative ProShox Lite 3 cushioning system. The 20″ x 55″ sized tread belt is large enough to allow users over 6ft tall to use the machine.
  • The onboard computer is able to handle two users, so the performance of each of them is tracked separately.
  • The quiet, self-cooling drive system makes running really comfortable and ensures the motors life is extended beyond the norm.
  • Great warranty length for the frame and motor.

Cons

  • The built-in programs are not adjustable, meaning you cannot re-program your training if you feel you are not able to complete the setting introduced at the beginning.
  • The iFit module isn’t included, so this is an additional cost if you want to use this service.
  • The heart rate monitor tends to give erratic, inaccurate readings.
  • There is no dedicated water bottle holder, so you need to put your water bottle or other accessories in oddly shaped storage cubbies, which are quite shallow.

 

Final Thoughts

Reviewers of the Proform 505 CST Treadmill emphasize the stability of the machine. Users love the innovative wireless technology and internet software updates. The display is clear and easy to view even under difficult lighting conditions.

Users also speak highly of the construction of the machine – a lot of them mentioned the large space for your arms, the comfort offered for people who take bigger steps, the excellent shock absorbing properties of the belt, the large footprint and the outstanding folding capacity.

As mentioned, there are a few disadvantages to this machine. However, in our opinion, the advantages it comes with easily overshadow any minor drawback. The Proform 505 CST Treadmill, with its innovative and reliable features can easily turn you into the passionate runner you never thought you’d have time to be.

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