The ProForm SMART Pro 9000 treadmill is the company's top of the line Pro Series model, with commercial grade features, plenty of power and extras you usually only find on high-end machines.
If you're looking for a high performance machine for your home without the hefty price tag a club-quality treadmill, this one just might be the perfect choice for your home gym.
Let's take a closer look to see what this top of the line model is all about...
The next step up from the SMART Pro 5000, the 9000 treadmill adds a few more advanced cushioning, large deck and a very powerful, yet quiet motor.
The new 22" Smart HD touch screen monitor is top notch for everything from tracking your progress to watching on-demand training videos from top instructors across the world.
Here are some of the most important specs...
The SMART Pro 9000 is ProForm's most feature-packed treadmill and reviewers are nearly unanimous in their praise of the impressive selection of workouts, which include calorie burning programs, intensity programs, speed training and incline/decline workouts.
You get all of these great workout options through iFit, a subscription based program that gives you sharing and tracking capability as well as Google map integration to virtually run anywhere in the world. The machine automatically adjusts its incline and decline to match the trail that you pick...a very cool feature.
Many reviews also noticed that the ReBound Pro cushioning system seemed to genuinely reduce impact on the joints, which should be expected at this price point.
The majority of ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill reviews mentioned the powerful, 3.6 CHP commercial grade motor. Users say it's incredibly quiet and gives an incredibly smooth performance whether you're taking a simple stroll or pushing the envelope at up to 12 miles per hour.
The quality of parts and exceptional "entertainment" package of iFit training combined with Google maps all got a resounding thumbs up from in-home users as well as trainers and athletes.
If you want to save a little bit of money, take a look at the SMART Pro 5000 model, which is essentially the same machine with slightly less powerful motor and smaller touch screen. Everything else about the two treadmills is pretty much the same, give or take a few features.
Another option is the entry level Pro 2000, which is not as advanced as the Pro 5000 and Pro 9000, but still a great option.
The SMART Pro 9000 is the very top of the line when it comes to ProForm treadmills. It is the most advanced model in their commercial-grade series, packed with all of the features and capabilities you could ever want.
It is similar to the NordicTrack Commercial 2950, also the top model in the most advanced series their sister company offers.
So how does it compare to the others?
The ProForm Pro Series consists of the Pro 2000, 5000 and 9000, and you get more as you move up in the lineup.
The Pro 2000 is the base model, with a 10" Smart HD display, 3.25 CHP motor, 20" x 60" deck, up to 12% incline and 3% decline.
The Pro 5000 has all of the features of the Pro 2000 but adds a stronger 3.75 CHP motor and larger rollers.
The Pro 9000 has all of the same features of the Pro 5000 but adds a 22" Smart HD touch screen.
So the Pro 9000 provides the strongest motor, biggest display and most advanced cushioning.
As far as the rest of the ProForm treadmill lineup, you have two other series: the Performance Series and the Power Series.
The City Series consists of the City L6, an entry level treadmill built for very light use featuring a weaker motor, less advanced cushioning and lower incline levels than the Pro Series treadmills.
The Carbon Series, which includes the Carbon T7 and Carbon T10, sits right in the middle of the City and Pro Series, with more features and capabilities than the City L6, but not nearly as many as the Pro 9000 and the other Pro treadmills.
So which ProForm treadmill should you choose?
The Pro Series is your best option and our favorite of the ProForm treadmills, simply because they have a lot more to offer and will suit your needs regardless of your fitness level. They are jam-packed with every feature you could want, and are very affordable to boot.
Of the three Pro treadmills, our favorite is probably the SMART Pro 5000 with the 9000 a close second. The Pro 5000 is a big jump up from the 2000 with a stronger motor and the touch screen which the 2000 does not have. It's certainly worth the additional expenditure.
The ProForm 9000 is awesome as well, but you have to decide if it's worth the extra money for the larger 22" touch screen. If you have the budget, great...if not, go for the Pro 5000 instead.
Every part of the ProForm SMART Pro 9000 treadmill says quality and durability. ProForm is part of ICON Fitness and the company is dedicated to using superior quality engineering and mechanics.
The 3.6 CHP motor is finely balanced and precision tuned for nearly silent operation that holds up without overheating even with multiple users.
While listing at $2,999, it's usually on sale for $1,999 or perhaps even less, which is a good deal for all that you are getting. It usually costs about $500 more than the ProForm 5000, but it does have the stronger motor and wireless heart rate capability.
The Pro 9000's 10 year warranty on the frame and motor, 2 year coverage of the parts and 1 years of labor is one of the stronger warranties you'll see on a machine costing less than $2000, making it a steal for even the most serious athletes.