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ProForm Performance 600i Review

Quick Summary

With a web price of just $799, the ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill is one of ProForm’s best values for walkers and novice runners.

This iFit-enabled treadmill offers literally infinite training programs and tends to earn positive customer reviews for performance.

Is it your best home treadmill option?

Decide with help from FitRated’s full ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill review below.

Specifications

FitRated
Model ProForm Performance 600i
Rating

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86.6%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$1,299
Best Price

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$799
Speed

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

0 - 12 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 - 12%
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.

2.75 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 60"
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.

ProShox 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.

22
Max. Weight

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

325 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.

EKG Heart Rate 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).

59.25" x 36.63" x 79.62"
Display

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

Round Watts LED Display
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: Lifetime
Parts: 2 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 86.6%

Our Rating

Rating: 86.6/100. The Performance 600i Treadmill is a favorite low-budget option among ProForm’s many home treadmills. ProForm treadmills are popular for their extra features, and most are included on this $799 model. Key specs include a 60″ track with incline, a 2.75 CHP motor, an iFit-enabled console, a tablet computer holder and iPod-compatible speakers. Below are lists of advantages and potential drawbacks of choosing the ProForm Performance 600i.
Pros:

  • Long tread track (60″ x 20″)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • 22 workout apps
  • iFit-enabled
  • Power incline (12 percent)
  • iPod-compatible (2″ speakers)
  • Backlit display
  • Contact pulse monitor
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)

Cons:

  • No wireless heart rate monitoring
  • Thin track
  • Small track rollers
  • Slow customer service

Introduction

Tour the world from your treadmill! The $799 ProForm Performance 600i (which is really close to the ProForm Performance 600c) combines Google Maps workouts with a solid build and a low price. Overall it’s one of the best treadmills in its price class. Key specs are a 60″ track, a 2.75 continuous horsepower motor and a 12 percent power incline.

Workout programming includes 22 built-in apps plus the option to use Google Maps workouts and other iFit features. iFit can be accessed on your own tablet computer, which can be securely clamped above the treadmill console.

Workout Programs

The Performance 600i has built-in workout programs and can also be used with iFit’s infinite workout programming.

The 22 built-in workout programs were designed by a certified personal trainer. Each has a preset duration and controls the treadmill’s speed and incline.

iFit can easily be integrated using your own tablet computer; the treadmill has a secure tablet holder that’s smartly placed at eye level and within easy reach. With iFit on your mobile device, you can download a new workout every day, stream high definition video workouts, and virtually train around the world with Google Maps. The Google Maps feature lets you select from a menu or specify any path you please. The treadmill will adjust its 12% max incline to simulate the terrain, plus you’ll see an interactive Google Street View.

Performance 600i Features

A top feature on the Performance 600i Treadmill is its 12 percent incline. This automated ramp supports faster calorie burn and targeted muscle toning. It also lightens the load on your joints by shifting your body weight.

The workout area is the standard size for a runner’s treadmill (60″ x 20″). The track is cushioned by the same ProShox system that’s featured on more expensive ProForm treadmills. A potential problem is the track’s relatively thin material, but most customers are pleased with the durability.

Exercise data are shown on a Round Watts LED Display. Stats displayed are mileage, speed, calorie burn, heart rate and time elapsed. Heart rate is measured with contact sensors on the treadmill’s handlebars.

For extra motivation the Performance 600i has a tablet computer holder and an iPod-compatible sound system, which includes a port and 2″ speakers.

Finally, this treadmill has a SpaceSaver design. You can easily fold the deck upward to reclaim your floor space.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Deck: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 2 Years

– Labor: 1 year

ProForm offers a 30-day money back guarantee on its treadmills.

Conclusion

Remarkably solid, the ProForm Performance 600i is a best buy among low-priced treadmills. It is most appropriate for walkers and novice runners, but it can handle heavier workouts too. You might “graduate” to a heavier duty treadmill someday, but meanwhile the Performance 600i could certainly deliver its money’s worth for your fitness.