The ProForm 610 RT Treadmill – Overpriced at $1299

The ProForm 610 RT treadmill is a folding model with a more compact deck (a 55" long belt) and a good size 2.5 CHP motor.

The Machine

The Grafixx™ High Resolution display features a new oversized 100 x 600 backlit display that animates your screen while showing feedback for speed, time, distance, incline, pulse, and calories burned. Along with 16 pre-set workouts you have the option to get the iFit Live™ technology and workout with Jillian Michaels.

The full specs of the ProForm 610 RT are:

ProForm 610 RT Treadmill

  • 2.5 CHP Durx™ Motor
  • 0-12 mph 1-Touch® Speed
  • 0-12% 1-Touch™ Incline
  • 20" x 55" 2-Ply Tread Belt
  • Comfort Shox Cushioning
  • 16 Workouts
  • iFit® Live™ Compatible*
  • Compatible Music Port for iPod®
  • Dual Grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan
  • 325 lbs User Weight Capacity
  • AirLight™ Soft Shock Folding System
  • Warranty: Lifetime motor & frame, 1 year parts & labor

*iFit ® Live Module sold separately. Wireless network required.

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The Buzz

The ProForm 610 RT treadmill has a 2.5 continuous horsepower motor, a 20" x 55" 2-ply belt, 1-touch selections for speed and incline control, speed up to 12 mph, heart rate sensors on the handlebars, a folding deck design with a hydraulic system to raise and lower the deck, a workout fan, and a 325-lb user weight limit.

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Other features include a plug-in port for an iPod or MP3 player, plus it is pre-wired to accept the iFit Live module (optional) which works with your home’s wireless network to access and download more training programs as well as update your own personal fitness profile page.

What We Say

At the time of this review, the ProForm 610 RT treadmill was priced at $1,299 which is too much to pay for what you get. With these specs, this model only makes sense when it goes on sale for around $800 or less. You should compare ProForm’s other competing Series of treadmills to get better warranties, more powerful motors, new incline/decline decks, and more features for $1,299. The 610RT is a standard model, but with fierce competition out there, it has to be priced right to beat out a Sole, Livestrong, or NordicTrack at any price from $800 to $1,300.

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