Touted as a runner’s training machine, the Proform iLog 750 treadmill offers a number of features to get you ready for marathons and long distance running...in a virtual world that is. Because despite the attractive, interactive dashboard, and all the computer programming and fitness calendar logs and music ports, the Proform iLog 750 is equipped with a deck and running belt and a motor that can’t hold up to your extensive training regime.
Hyped as a runner’s treadmill, the Proform iLog 750 offers data storage for two treadmill users (for up to 10 years) in the fitness journal, plus event training workouts that include half marathon, the Boston Marathon, and 5K and 10K courses. These “iLogs” are a great motivator to see how many miles you rack up in daily, weekly, monthly and yearly fitness stats.
Other specs on the Proform iLog 750 treadmill include:
UPDATE: The ProForm iLog 750 has been discontinued. Check out the new ProForm lineup here to find a comparable machine:
ProForms don’t have the best reputation among treadmill experts because of frequent mechanical problems and other plastic parts that break.
Repairmen hope the company keeps making them forever -- because they love the job security! Despite all the motivational programming and “event training” workouts, trainers won’t recommend the Proform iLog 750 treadmill over competitors in its class. They also advise you get the extended warranty if you do decide to purchase a Proform.
Consumers like cool features such as the iPod dock and the numerous iFit training programs. The downside to the Proform iLog 750 is the company itself; customer service can be a nightmare even if you know the part you need and can order it and install it yourself.
Proform treadmills come equipped with lots of snazzy stuff and cool electronics but they develop problems far too quickly once they are put into use. You might get lucky and get a machine that lasts without issues for a few years, but then again…
What serious runner buys a treadmill without a wireless heart rate monitor? A pulse grip isn’t accurate and doesn’t help keep you “in the zone” for hard interval training. This $1999 MSRP model can be found online for half that price ($999) which makes the Proform iLog 750 a better buy.
Because at $2000 it doesn’t hold up to the quality and features offered by its competitors which normally come with a wireless HR chest strap.
Come to think of it, even at $999 we wouldn’t choose the Proform iLog 750 treadmill over a Sole F63 or Spirit Z88, or the NordicTrack Commercial 1500.