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ProForm Premier 900 Review

Quick Summary

Recently updated with a full color touch screen and web browser, the ProForm Premier 900 is a feature-rich home treadmill for walkers.

This SpaceSaver treadmill offers lots of workout guidance and digital entertainment, but it’s entry level in its series and costs just $999 online.

Learn more from the complete Premier 900 Treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model ProForm Premier 900
Rating

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83.5%
List Price

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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.

3.0 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.

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.

30
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™ Bluetooth Compatible
Dimensions

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

68.11" x 73.3" x 35.74"
Display

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

7” Full-Color Touchscreen
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: 83.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 83.5/100. Get fit on a not-so-big budget with the web-enabled ProForm Premier 900 Treadmill. This high tech $999 fitness machine is designed primarily for power walking but can handle sprinting too. Essentials include a high quality 3.0 CHP motor and a 55″ track, which has a power incline to boost calorie burn and let you target different muscles. For workout guidance 30 apps are included, plus the Premier 900 is iFit-enabled for unlimited workout downloads! Other modern tech features include a tablet holder, a full color touch screen, an Android browser and iPod compatibility. Is this the best treadmill for your needs? Here are pros and cons to consider.
Pros:

  • Standard track size for walkers (20″ x 55″)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power incline (12%)
  • 7″ touch screen
  • 30 workout apps
  • iFit-enabled for unlimited workout variety
  • Wireless heart rate receiver
  • iPod-compatible (Port and console speakers)
  • Android browser
  • Tablet computer holder with adjustable angle
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)

Cons:

  • Sometimes slow customer service
  • Small track rollers (Less durable than treadmills with large rollers)

Introduction

The Premier 900 Treadmill is a good example for explaining ProForm’s popularity. For just $999 this treadmill provides plenty of workouts designed by a certified personal trainer, plus it’s enabled to download unlimited Google Maps™ workouts and other iFit training. The track is roomy for walking and has a 12% power incline to give you an extra workout boost. Other perks include an iPod-compatible sound system, an adjustable tablet computer holder, a full color touch screen and an Android web browser. This treadmill sells for $999 during web promotions and has a two-year parts warranty.

The ProForm Premier 900 is the entry level model in its series and is mainly meant for walkers. The more advanced Premier treadmill, the Premier 1300, is a better option for most runners; it has a longer track and a more powerful motor.

Workout Programs

The ProForm Premier 900 makes it easy to train effectively. It’s loaded with professionally-designed treadmill workouts, plus it supports literally infinite workout variety with its iFit-enabled console.

First, the Premier 900 arrives with 30 workout programs. Designed by a certified personal trainer, each program controls the treadmill’s speed and incline to take the guesswork out of efficient exercise. You can choose from programs that emphasize weight loss or performance.

Second, the ProForm Premier 900 Treadmill is iFit-enabled. With an iFit membership you can connect your tablet computer to the treadmill and download unlimited workouts. A top option is using Google Maps™ workouts, which replicate real-life routes by adjusting the treadmill’s incline and delivering interactive Google Street Views. iFit also lets you download customized personal trainer workouts any time and provides hundreds of high definition video workouts. Some other iFit benefits are online racing, advanced data tracking and a calendar for planning your treadmill workouts.

An advantage of the Premier 900 Treadmill is that the console is iFit-enabled. With some other iFit treadmills (which are described as “compatible” instead of “enabled”) you need to purchase a special monitor. The Premier 900 lets your own tablet computer or smartphone serve as iFit’s control center.

ProForm Premier 900 Features

Exercise data are shown on a full color 7″ touch screen. This monitor also has an Android web browser, so you can track your stats and surf the web from the same control center. For audio entertainment the Premier 900 is iPod-compatible too. Connect your MP3 player to the console and enjoy your tunes with the treadmill’s 2″ speakers. Additionally this treadmill has a secure holder for your tablet computer. The holder has an adjustable angle to suit trainees of different heights.

ProForm treadmills offer power boosts with their automated inclines. On the Premier 900 Treadmill you can electronically tilt the incline up to 12%. Some benefits of incline training include speedier calorie burn, enhanced muscle toning and less stress being put on your joints. As described above the ramp can also be controlled by iFit’s Google Maps™ workouts to simulate the rise and fall of real landscapes.

The tread track is the industry’s standard size for walkers (55″ x 20″) and has ProShox™ cushioning, which significantly reduces impact when compared with walking on grass or pavement.

A workout fan is built into the treadmill console. It has two speeds to help you stay comfortable.

This foldable treadmill has EasyLift™ Assist. You can quickly and easily fold the treadmill after a workout, then unfold it by simply stepping on a pedal.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Premier 900 Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Deck: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 2 Years

– Labor: 1 year

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

Conclusion

The ProForm Premier 900 Treadmill offers lots of incentives to make treadmill training a habit: professionally designed workouts, audio, the Internet and more. While the full price of $1,999 is too high for its warranty, at the online sale price of $999 it’s a good lower-budget treadmill option for walkers.