Convenience and upgraded features make the new ProForm Performance 600i treadmill a very attractive choice for walkers on a budget.
On the new LED Watts display, you see your performance level expressed as one of three zones: Endurance, Tempo and Peak. The 22 pre-set workouts include 4 speed, 4 endurance, 4 weight loss intervals, and 4 calorie-burn accelerator workouts.
The ProForm Performance 600i treadmill console also has a Workout Intensity Control feature so you can adjust the intensity level of each workout to your preferred pace.
The full specs are:
*requires iFit module (sold separately).
With a 2.75 CHP motor and 12 mph speed, the ProForm Performance 600 treadmill is one of the more powerful machines available at this price level, and a step up from the 400i model.
It also features a 12% power incline, 20" x 60" walking area, an improvement over the previous model, advanced ProShox™ Elite 2 Cushioning for shock absorption to relieve stress on the joints, a convenient SpaceSaver® fold-up design with hydraulic lift assist, a cooling fan, and heart rate grip monitors on the handlebars.
The console programming allows the user to access the internet via Wi-Fi to use two new technologies: iFit® Live and Nike + iPod®. With iFit® Live, you get additional programs available anytime you want to download them to the ProForm Performance 600.
They feature treadmill workouts designed by Jillian Michaels and other Certified Personal Trainers, plus workouts powered by Google Maps™, which allows you to walk down trails and city streets from Paris to Boston to your own neighborhood. With Nike + iPod®, you can dock your iPod Nano or iPod Touch (the Nike+ feature is already loaded) to the treadmill console and do your workout.
You can view instant and updated results for training times, distance, pace, and calories burned tracked at your own Nikeplus.com account.
From what we have seen in treadmill reviews, the ProForm Performance 600i gets above average scores. It is powerful and quiet, offers a roomy treadmill deck for walking, and features an incline elevation motor and other advanced features that are normally seen on more expensive models.
And while the iFit Live and Nike+ might be overkill, it is an exciting option to have on such an affordable model. On the downside, ProForm doesn’t back it with much of a warranty, but overall, the ProForm Performance 600 treadmill is a decent machine if you can get it for $799 with free shipping.