Proform Performance 1450 – internet connectivity, entertainment and workout variety in mind – iFit – 28 programs- 15% incline slope – descent sized 3.25 CHP motor + good warranty + folds. 350 LB Weight Capacity- what’s not to like?
The Proform Performance 1450 is a treadmill for todays health conscious individuals, who like to work out and socialize at the same time. Workouts don’t need to be just about the burn. You can get online, chat on FB, check out YouTube, or engage in iFit® routines. iFit® has provided a dynamic visual element to spice up boring bedroom or basement workouts. You can use Google maps to punch in a beautiful scenic route and hammer out the miles on the treadmill with some visual stimulation to get you through “the wall”.
If that’s not enough for you, get online and compete against other runners. The 10 inch HD touchscreen makes navigating the console a breeze, and talking of which, if you get too hot running up the visual imagined slopes of the Andes with a 15% incline, the built in AutoBreeze fan will keep you cool by syncing it’s airflow output to match your workout intensity.
The Intermix Audio Accoustics sound system proves another point that Proform are serious about providing great audio visual components to eliminate the drag from home workouts. There’s also a breadth of variety from the 28 training programs on offer.
How The Proform Performance 1450 Measures Up
The Proform Performance 1450 treadmill costs around around $1,500. It isn’t your bargain treadmill that’s made with half-baked parts and features neither. The 2-ply treadbelt is made to be sturdy and spacious as it measures 20 x 60 inches. This has become the standard size for other brands as well because it gives you ample space for larger strides. You can run comfortably and never worry about running out of space.
As for the performance, the Proform 1450 comes with a 3.25 CHP motor. Some other brands with the same kind of motor sell for $1000 more. Then, you have the warranty. You need to know that you’ll get the service you deserve should the machine conk out unexpectedly. Well, it comes with a guarantee you’ll appreciate. Take comfort in the fact that labor is covered for 2 years. As for the parts and electronics, you can replace these for free as long as it falls within the 5-year period. Suffice to say you’ll get your value over a 5 year period. You also get a lifetime warranty for the motor and frame, just like most treadmills.
About the Manufacturer
Proform Performance 1450 is made by a company called Icon Health and Fitness. Those who are in the fitness industry will be well aware of them. The company puts quality into their machines. They want to dazzle you with the wow factor every single time and one proof of that is that their treadmills are packed with features and functions that will impress you to no end. Needless to say that Icon is one of the largest producers of health machines in the world. You get their trusted engineering and reliability built into the 1450.
What makes the Performance 1450 a top brand? Here are some of its amazing features that you’ll come to appreciate:
- Touchscreen TV: The full color tv is amply sized at 10-inch. You can also connect it to your home’s wireless network while you exercise. Touchscreen makes it easy to adjust.
- Motor: There is a great 3.25 CHP commercial pro-motor that makes use of what they call preventative engineering. It keeps you safe while you run. It’s been tested for speed and noise, and this one has passed with flying colors. It’s said to be one of the quietest motors you’ll find.
- iFit Ready: Have Jillian Anderson to coach you. Train with her, map your route, choose a scenic track, get the workout that’s not just satisfying, but enjoyable as well. It has the revolutionary iFit technology that doesn’t require the use of a module. Plus you get 12 months subscription free (normally costs $120 per year)
- Fan: Feeling a little warm? Access the AutoBreeze fan that adjusts its airflow accordingly. You’re also given the choice to adjust fan speeds when necessary.
- Impressive features for the price
- Lots of workout programs – 28
- 15% Incline
- 12 mph top speed will enable you to go running
- iFit built into console – will save you about $120
- Spacesaver® Folding system
- Strong motor
- Descent warranty 5 year parts and electronics – 2 years parts – life on everything else
- Sturdy – even for a folding treadmill
- 350 lb larger weight capacity
- 20 x 60 inch 2 ply treadbelt- tougher wearing longer stride treadbelt
- Nice air based cushioning (ProShox Plus™)
Could Improve On
- Customer support needs to improve- host of web complaints about poor and slow service. If you are calling in be prepared to wait, and wait…
- Front of treadbelt covered with plastic- we can see a potential breakage or wear point here
- Deck height higher than some treadmills- a moot point but if you are tall and have a low ceiling you may need something else
- The Proform Pro 2500 which costs roughly the same price has a -3% incline – although a 7″ screen. Seems Proform were trying to sell more units of similar models- instead of adding all the great features into one product.
As you can see, the Proform Performance 1450 is more than decent for its price range. It is big on entertainment and technology features. The parts warranty is very impressive at 5 years. The speed adjustment is also very responsive and you will appreciate this if you perform interval training.
Sure, you do get more luxurious treadmills with better cushioning, but do expect to take a step up in the price range, or forgo the iFit compatibility or 10 inch HD screen. You will enjoy this if you like to walk or run, and get online and do some browsing at the same time.
This treadmill is all about interaction.
If you like to follow an iFit routine, or plan a regular run across your favorite route and work alongside a HD video this will be right up your street.