The ProForm 590T Treadmill – Good for Walkers Under 220 lbs

Unusual programming and adjustable cushioning featured on the ProForm 590T treadmill make it stand apart from other budget machines.

The Machine

The ProForm 590T treadmill has a backlit LCD main display that tracks speed, time, distance, calories burned and pulse. The new oversized 100 x 160 display has higher-resolution graphics that animate your screen as well as provide easy-to-read workout stats.

The specs include:

Proform 590T Treadmill
  • 2.25 CHP Mach Z™ Motor
  • 20" x 55" Tread Belt
  • 0-10% Quick Incline™
  • 1-10 mph QuickSpeed™
  • 12 Workouts
  • ProTech 3™ Adjustable Cushioning
  • Dual-grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • iFit® Workout Card Technology
  • iPod® Compatible Music Port
  • Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0
  • CoolAire™ Workout Fan
  • 300 lb. Weight Capacity
  • SpaceSaver® Design
  • Warranty – lifetime frame, 25 yrs motor, 1 year parts and labor

The Buzz

ProForm 590T Console

UPDATE:  The ProForm 590T is no longer available.  To find a comparable treadmill check out the new full lineup from ProForm on the company site to see which model appeals to you.

This ProForm 590T treadmill is an attractive treadmill with some nice features including ProTech Cushioning, a 2.25 CHP Motor, and Quick incline and speed controls. You can choose from among 13 calorie burning workouts while listening to your mp3 tunes plugged into the console dock, or get an optional iFit® workout virtual trainer card and follow along to an intensive 8-week course. Each card automatically adjusts your speed and incline, as a personal trainer talks you through the workout.

The ProForm 590T has lots of plastic on the console and arms, but if you can get past the cheap feel, it is actually a solid treadmill for anyone under 200 pounds who intends to walk the majority of the time. If you weigh over 220 pounds – don’t get this model. The listed weight limit of 300 lbs is greatly over-hyped. But that’s not the only reason to skip the 590T. Treadmill reviews are critical of many ProForm machines in the budget line because of poor quality construction as well as very poor customer service from Icon Fitness.

What We Say

The ProForm 590T (MSRP: $1,299), sells for around $799 which is a decent price for it. It is a walker’s machine for average size people offering nice cushioning and low noise level, but the calorie-burn programs and console layout are very quirky and a bit strange. For example: you select an amount of calories you want to burn from 200 to 750 calories, and the treadmill automatically adjusts your speed, incline and time to meet that goal based on your weight. What are the chances of that being accurate? (But we give them kudos for the motivational approach.)

Overall, the 2010 model Proform 590T treadmill rates only average. There are better treadmills out there for $799.

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