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ProForm Sport 7.0 Review

Quick Summary

The Sport 7.0 is among ProForm’s cheapest home treadmills.

It’s meant for light to medium duty exercise such as power walking and has a 12% ramp for extra calorie burn and toning.

Other specs include a 60″ track, a 2.75 CHP motor, a tablet computer dock and iFit compatibility.

Sold for just $799, is it a bargain or a risky buy?

Learn about the pros and cons in our honest treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model ProForm Sport 7.0
Rating

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70.1%
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.

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.

Dual-Grip EKG Monitor
Wireless Chest Strap Option
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"
2.5" Rollers
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 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 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 70.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 70.1/100. The $799 ProForm Sport 7.0 Treadmill is the entry level model in ProForm’s economy-priced home treadmill series. It kicks off a lineup that also features the Sport 7.5, 9.0 S and 12.0 ST. Key points are a 2.75 CHP motor and a 60” track with maximum 12% incline. Despite its long track, the Sport 7.0 isn’t an ideal treadmill for runners; it is best suited for walking and will likely wear out quickly if pushed further on a regular basis.

This model is most similar to the ProForm Sport 7.5 Treadmill. The Sport 7.5 has a different data screen and is iFit-compatible instead of iFit-enabled. (In other words, using iFit on the Sport 7.0 requires a special monitor.) This treadmill has a two-year parts warranty.

Pros:

  • Full track for running (20″ x 60″)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power incline (12%)
  • iPod-compatible (2″ speakers)
  • 22 workout apps
  • Backlit data screen
  • iFit-compatible
  • Works with a wireless pulse transmitter (Not included)
  • Tablet computer holder
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)

Cons:

  • Thin track
  • Small track rollers
  • Adding iFit costs about $200 ($99 monitor, $99/year membership)
  • Slow customer service at times

Introduction

The ProForm Sport 7.0 is a home treadmill that’s best for walking. For a training boost it has a 12% maximum incline, which can be controlled by the built-in workout programs, iFit workouts or a button on the console. This treadmill sells for $799 including delivery, a two-year parts warranty and a one-year service agreement.

Workout Programs

Lots of workout variety is possible with this budget treadmill. The ProForm Sport 7.0 is loaded with 22 workout programs designed by a certified personal trainer. Their categories are Calorie Burn, Incline, Intensity and Speed. Each program can control the treadmill’s speed and incline.

For endless options you can use this treadmill with iFit, although that requires purchasing an iFit monitor. (Other ProForm treadmills have newer iFit technology that can accept your own tablet computer as the display.) As an iFit member you can download customized workouts every day, stream iFit’s high definition video workouts and experience around-the-world training with Google Maps™. iFit’s Google Maps™ feature lets you specify any route and walk it with an immersive Google Street View!

The ProForm Sport 7.0 will adjust its incline to copy the terrain. iFit also supports automated data tracking and offers other membership benefits.

ProForm Sport 7.0 Features

Our favorite feature on the Sport 7.0 Treadmill is its power ramp. With a maximum incline of 12 percent, the automated ramp enables faster calorie burn and extra muscle toning. The steeper the incline, the faster your metabolism! Using the incline also helps simulate outdoor terrain and can lighten the load on your joints.

The tread track is rather thin but is the industry’s standard length and width (60″ x 20″). It’s supported by the same ProShox™ cushioning that’s used on ProForm’s best treadmills.
Exercise data are shown on a 6″ LCD with backlighting.

A two-speed workout fan is built into the treadmill console.

For extra motivation an iPod-compatible port and 2-inch speakers are provided.

The ProForm Sport 7.0 also features an eye-level holder for your tablet computer.

After workout time you can easily store this treadmill with help from SpaceSaver EasyLift™ Assist. Just push on the deck and it will fold upward.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Sport 7.0 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 Sport 7.0 is one of ProForm’s cheapest treadmill in terms of price and quality. Although its $799 sale price attracts lots of shoppers, this isn’t the best choice for every budget-conscious consumer. The ProForm Sport 7.0 is made with low quality components and isn’t backed by efficient customer service. By spending about $200 more you could bring home a treadmill that has stronger components and richer features.