Proform Smart Pro 2000 Treadmill Review
The 2019 version of the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill , which has earned positive feedback and been a consumer favorite, is the Smart Pro 2000 residential treadmill. The same praise is sure to be won by the Smart Pro. In line with the demands of contemporary fitness, it comes with a few updates and new features. The Pro series is ProForm’s top treadmill to bring things into perspective and the Proform Smart Pro 2000 is the entry-level unit in that range.
Item Dimensions: LxWxH 84 x 25 x 38 inches
Item Weight: 210 Pounds
Speed Rating: 12 miles_per_hour
Display: 7″ Backlit
Motor: 3.5 CHP
Tread Belt : 22″ x 60″
Speed Control : 0 – 12 MPH Digital QuickSpeed
Incline Control : 0 – 15% Digital Quick Incline
Audio: Audio Auxiliary Port w/ Dual 3″ Speakers
Warranty: Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5-Year Parts, 2-Year Labor
Features Of ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill
The Proform Smart Pro 2000, which is 22 inches in width and 60 inches in length, has plenty of space to travel.
For stability, the SmartPro 2000 is built on a steel framework with two steel side beams and a mid-deck cross beam. The grab bar is also steel at the end of the deck and offers a strong grip to fold the treadmill. “Side rails, like the handrails extending 18” from the console, are thick molded plastic. In the 2000, the frame feels solid without wobbling or moving when running. When folded up, it feels safe.
There is a declining environment for the Pro 2000 and it can fold for storage. It is not common to have one treadmill with both functions. This treadmill uses EasyLiftTM assistance, which makes it easier for your treadmill deck to be lifted and placed. To be able to lift the Proform Pro 2000 treadmill deck, the user manual suggests that you should be able to lift 45 pounds safely. The deck is locked up with a hydraulic arm in its folded state. This hydraulic device also makes it very simple to lower the deck, also hands-free.
There is a declining environment for the Pro 2000 and it can fold for storage. It is not common to have one treadmill with both functions. This treadmill uses EasyLiftTM assistance, which makes it easier for your treadmill deck to be lifted and placed. To be able to lift the Pro 2000 deck, the user manual suggests that you should be able to lift 45 pounds safely. The deck is locked up with a hydraulic arm in its folded state. This hydraulic device also makes it very simple to lower the deck, also hands-free.
The SmartPro 2000’s ProShox cushioning is designed to minimize effects, so you can run longer and practice harder. I considered the cushioning to be satisfactory, but not excellent; it is definitely better than outdoor surfaces, nevertheless.
The Proform Smart Pro 2000 has a 3.5 CHP, ensuring that it can hit and sustain peak speed while controlling the deck’s incline/decline. We feel that regular running should be helped by a motor of this scale, not just walking. But it’s the minimum motor size that we recommend for hard, everyday use. Since the horsepower is constant, to keep up, the motor does not have to pause in between changes. I moved between random incline/decline grades at a rapid 6 mph rate to see if there was any hiccup in the velocity. During every tilt adjustment, the SmartPro was able to retain and sustain a steady velocity. In an interval survey, it also tolerated rapid speed changes. The SmartPro 2000 should be able to handle most training demands with a hearty little engine.
The monitor on the proform smart Pro 2000 was modified by ProForm. What was once an outdated LCD screen that was confusing to navigate, is now an amazingly vibrant and super easy to use 7 inches, touchscreen monitor.
The Pro 2000 comes with handlebar grips for heart rate tracking. They are more precise at lower speeds, so you can get a pretty accurate reading of your current heart rate while you’re walking. But this method of heart rate monitoring is notoriously unreliable at running speeds across most treadmill brands that we’ve tested. You may pair the console with an iFit chest strap. We strongly suggest this is a much more reliable way of monitoring the heart rate and purchasing. Not only can you get a more precise reading of your actual heart rate, but through the whole exercise, you can also see a complete history of your heart rate.
One of its best features is the -3% Decline to 15 percent Incline range on the SmartPro 2000. Of any training routine, variability is a critical component; it helps to prevent injury from overuse and ensure muscle balance. You will never get bored or run out of training options on your proform Smart Pro 2000. One long hill, rolling hills, hill bursts, downhill sprints, alternating cycles of velocity/interval or any other combination can be run. At this price point, the -3 percent decrease is not seen on other treadmills and is rare for a folding treadmill. Training in decline facilitates active healing and gentle strengthening of the knees and quads. In order to offset quad dominance and encourage muscle balance in the lower body, a high incline at 15 percent helps improve glutes and hamstrings.
The fans built into the Proform Pro 2000 treadmill console, while seemingly insignificant, are a great feature to have. We miss them if we test treadmills that have poor or non-existent fans! The Pro 2000 has 2 fans built into the console that, when using this treadmill, make a difference in your comfort level. If you work harder, the strength of the fan increases. It decreases as you slow down. This decreases noise and is a good function while intervals are going. However, on the SmartPro 2000 fan, I did hear a little more fan rattle than on other machines. At the bottom of the console, the fans on the SmartPro 2000 are encased and the plastic casing vibrated a little while the fans were working. The SoleF80 fan is almost quiet. As it creates little airflow, it is also almost useless.
Two 3 inches speakers are integrated into the soundbar of the console. To channel the sound into your headphones, you should plug your headphones into an audio jack on the side of the console. Your mobile device can also be connected via Bluetooth to the console.
Special freight delivery was included in the package, hence the 10 days. I found that the box was slightly ripped up in a couple of places upon arrival, but nothing significant. The treadmill, which comes in at just under 300 pounds, is incredibly powerful. To help move this to your room or place where you are going to use it, you may need an extra person or two. It wasn’t incredibly hard to assemble this treadmill, but you may need additional tools not included in the kit. To help assemble this treadmill, you will need a socket set and a Phillips screwdriver. With 2 people, the overall assembly took around an hour and a half. The directions might have been a little more thorough, but they were simple enough to find out overall. We started it up and tried it out after eventually assembling the whole unit. All appears to be out of the box and in working order.
Pricing For The ProForm Pro 2000 treadmill :
The MSRP for the Proform SMART Pro 2000 is $1999. But the price is regularly dropped to $1599 and even $1399. Because we see the pricing so frequently listed near $1599, this treadmill is categorized in the $1500-$2000 price range. Being on the low end of this category, we expected to see downgraded accessories and features compared to the competition — and we did! But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
What are so perfect:
- Folding design
- Strong treadmill
- ProShox Cushioning
- 7” touchscreen display
- Two 3 inches speakers
- 3% to 15% incline range allows you to vary your workout resistance
- Bluetooth speakers
- 22” x 60” Non-Stretch Tread Belt
- 3.25 CHP powerful motor
- 12 MPH maximum Speed
- Weight Capacity: 300 lb
- Offers an excellent warranty
- iFit programs
What are not so perfect:
- 7 inches HD Touchscreen seems small
- Slow customer service