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ProForm 590T Review


Intro

ProForm 590T

The ProForm 590T is a moderately priced treadmill with a little of everything, but nothing that it does exceptional.

Primarily built for walkers or light joggers, the 2.25 CHP motor will power users with those needs on a fairly roomy 20″ x 55″ running surface.

The ProForm 590T is also equipped with iFit Live, LCD display, mp3 compatibility as well as built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.

Learn more by reading our full ProForm 590T treadmill review below…


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Specifications

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Model ProForm 590T
Rating

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71.4%
List Price

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Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0 - 10 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 10%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.25 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

20" x 55"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

ProResponse Cushioning
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

16
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Dual-Grip EKG Monitor
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

73" x 33" x 57"
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

6" Backlit LCD
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: 25 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 71.4%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 71.4/100. Folding treadmill features 16 workout programs and is compatible with Google Maps in order to add an all new experience to your workout. A good combination of workout tools and entertainment extras.

Pros:
– Designed for walkers and light joggers
– Compatible with iFit Live
– Music friendly (mp3, built-in speakers)
– Workout with Google Maps
– Good warranty (lifetime on frame, 25 years motor)
– Compact with SpaceSaver design

Cons:
– Lower powered motor not suitable for all runners
– iFit Module not included with purchase
– The heart rate monitor is not always accurate

Introduction

The ProForm 590T retails at $799, yet features iFit Live, iPod dock, built-in speakers, workouts with Google Maps, Dual-Grip EKG heart rate and LCD display.

What gives?

ProForm certainly is getting customers interested in all the extras, but at the end of the day it all comes to the output of the trainer. Is it powerful enough? Will the frame support daily use over several months?

Workout Programs

The ProForm 590T is equipped with 16 pre-defined workout programs.

In addition to the pre-defined workouts, the 590T is also compatible with iFit Live (iFit Module sold separately) and Workouts with Google Maps.

If you are unfamiliar with iFit, each program is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and is accessible via a little card that plugs directly into the treadmill’s console. From there, the 590T will automatically adjust speed and incline, while the voice of the personal trainer provides further direction.

The ProForm 590T also allows you to exercise with Google Maps. This means that the technology recreates an actual map (or create your own) and the speed and incline adjusts to the real terrain. From there, compete and compare race times with people across the world.

Treadmill Features

The ProForm 590T has done a nice job of staying up with the latest electronics.

It’s hard not to like all of the toys included with the ProForm 590T, including the iFit technology, iPod dock, LCD display, and Google Maps interface.

However, the motor (2.25 CHP) and deck 20″ x 55″ are average compared to competitors.

The ProForm 590T also features ProResponse Cushioning, labeled by the manufacture as “superior absorption system” designed to reduce impact on joints by 15 percent when compared to running on asphalt.

The trainer also features SpaceSaver folding design, which ultimately provides more space in your home/apartment when not in use.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm 590T treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: 25 Years
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year

ProForm offers a 30-day trial period on all products. Contact 1-866-896-9777 for more information on warranty or return.

Conclusion

All things considered, the ProForm 590T is a decent treadmill. It’s loaded with a ton of electronic toys, though the smaller motor and inaccuracy of the heart rate monitor makes the quality of parts questionable.

Still not sure? Compare the ProForm 590T to other treadmills $500 to $1,000.