This is a Proform 505 CST Treadmill review that focuses on some of the fantastic features this machine has and how it can benefit you in your home,
One of my favorite things about this machine is the incorporation of the iFit live technology, this does require you to purchase a separate Proform Ifit Module wireless device that allows you to utilize Google maps so that you can basically run a route anywhere in the world!. An amazing feature if you are looking to enter a local race in the near future, this machine will definitely cater to your need. I also love the built in sound-system that features on this treadmill, it is great to be able to listen to my favorite tunes whilst I workout.
There is also a drivebelt cooling system installed inside the main machine which helps quieten the whole thing down, a very useful feature as it means if I don’t want to listen to music one time I can then put on some tv to watch instead and not be disturbed by the treadmill.
Another great feature which is definitely an added bonus is the Proshox lite 3 cushioning, which definitely aids running for any people with joint or knee problems, I found it to be one of the most comfortable treadmills I have ever run on, A few criticisms of the treadmill that I will make is that when it arrived it did come partly damaged and was difficult to assemble when it arrived as with most home gym equipment, the customer service when returning the faulty items was average and took a week for replacement parts to arrive. The actual machine itself is of good quality with the only thing going wrong being the heart rate monitor, which became intermittent at best after 5 weeks of moderate use, customer services where a little reluctant to replace and it did take a little bit of arguing with them to get the part sent but this was soon rectified and sorted out.
I also do wish that you could reprogram some of the preset programs on the machine such as the 5k as sometimes it can be going a bit faster than you would be comfortable with, having said that it can be adjusted once moving so is only a minor inconvenience really, I believe for a sub-$600 machine you will not do better in this price range.
Overall then, a great value for money item that will work very well for you for years to come and aid your workout goals, whilst the machine does have one or two drawbacks, it is overall a worthwhile addition to anybodies home.
- Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Warranty: Lifetime frame; 25-Year motor; 1-year parts & labor
- Dimensions: 70 by 34 by 59.5 inches (L x W x H)
- Treadbelt: 20 by 55 inches
I hope the above review for the Proform 505 CST treadmill has been of some benefit to you and should you wish to comment below then please feel free to do so.