The ProForm Power 795 treadmill offers a laundry list of advanced features, especially given the price of around $799 on sale.
The multi-window LED display show readouts for time, distance, speed, calories burned, incline, and pulse. Along with 24 built-in workout apps, you get compatibility with iFit Live, plus iPod compatibility so you can listen to your favorite tunes while you work out.
The specs of the ProForm Power 795 treadmill include:
* iFit Live module sold separately.
The ProForm Power 795 treadmill has a list of interesting features such as the 2.5 CHP motor, heart rate monitoring, a folding frame, 2 built-in speakers with volume control on the console, a 12 mph top speed, and an inclining deck up to 25 degrees.
However, the user weight limit of 325 pounds seems overstated, and the rest of these amazing specs just promise too much to be true. Proform has to use many cheap parts to keep costs down to under $800 retail on the price tag.
Apart from the plastic feel of the ProForm Power 795 console, the bright, large LED windows for readout across the top of the display, as well as the easy-to-use Quick Incline and Quick Speed buttons, and large cooling fan, are the pluses on the console.
Unfortunately, the integrated speakers are not very loud so you will likely be using your ear buds when listening to your iPod / MP3, but the shelf holder to place the device is nicely thought out.
Another downside is that, two years after the debut, the iFit Live technology still has too many bugs for the web interactive software to work as smoothly as planned.
ProForm should leave off the audio system and iFit since they don’t add anything to the treadmill but frustration. Reviews by pro techs and users often mention that the heart rate sensors don’t offer accurate readings either in these low cost machines.
There are some cheap parts used here and while that may be okay for things you won’t be using (like the tiny speakers), it doesn’t make sense to even buy a cheap treadmill with less-than-premium parts in the deck, belt, and motor.
The ProForm Power 795 treadmill offers more than it can deliver – just as adding a 25% steep incline plus a 325-lb user weight limit is asking for trouble for the incline motor. At $799, you are better off with a Horizon that has similar but reasonable features, and no pizazz.