The ProForm 705 CST treadmill features handy QuickSpeed and Quick Incline controls, comfortable cushioning, and wireless Internet connectivity that allows you to customize your fitness program via the innovative iFit technology.
The 6" backlit ClearView™ Display on the ProForm 705 CST treadmill has readouts for speed, time, distance, pulse, and calories burned, and it shows a track graphic display. Among the 16 preset programs, you get 4 Speed, 4 Endurance, 4 Weight Loss Intervals, and 4 Calorie Burn Accelerator Workouts.
The specs include:
*Module and annual plan sold separately. Wireless network required.
UPDATE: The ProForm 705CST treadmill has been discontinued. Check out the new ProForm lineup here to find a comparable machine:
The ProForm 705 CST treadmill has a good sized 2.5 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Motor, a power incline motor than lifts the deck up to a 12% incline, the air-based ProShox™ Elite 2 Cushioning, and a 20" x 55" walking area. For entertainment, you get two built-in speakers and an mp3 dock for playing your favorite music during workouts. The sensors in the handlebars let you easily take your pulse reading while walking or running. The ProForm 705 CST also features a folding design with an easy hydraulic lift mechanism to lift the treadmill deck and store it out of the way.
If your home has WiFi, you can take advantage of the iFit Live™ to access the internet site and download more programs, including those designed by Jillian Michaels, and load Google Maps for interactive and virtual street runs all over the world.
Customers and reviewers are generally pleased with the design and features on the ProForm 705 CST. The only drawback is that if you have a problem, ProForm’s customer service is very frustrating to deal with and is notoriously slow to respond to repair or parts inquiries.
The Proform 705 CST is an upgrade of the 605Cs and is also nearly identical in specs to the Performance 600 treadmill by ProForm that also sells for $799. The 600 has an easy-to-read LED display while the 705 CST has a blue LCD screen and no fan, otherwise, the frame, motor, specs, and console layout are the same.
The best treadmills at this price all feature the same size motor, incline, and deck size, so it often comes down to the overall appeal of the machine, the LED vs LCD display, the strength of the warranty, and the company’s customer service reputation.
We would go with a Livestrong LS7.9T treadmill at the same price, but if we had to pick a ProForm, we would take the Performance 600 over the ProForm 705 CST treadmill.