Showing off a full color 10″ touch screen, the SMART Pro 16.9 Elliptical combines ProForm’s latest electronics with solid mechanics.
Key specs making it a “whole family elliptical” include a 32-pound flywheel and a 20″ adjustable stride with power ramp.
Learn more from the full review of the ProForm Pro 16.9 below.
|Model||ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 NE|
|Resistance Type||Silent Magnetic|
|Stride Length||20 inches|
|Pedals||Oversized & Cushioned|
|Incline||0 - 20 Degrees|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Handlebar Sensors & Wireless Chest Strap Included|
|Display||10" Full-Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||80.3" x 25.7" x 64.4"|
Parts: 6 Years
Labor: 3 Years
Rating: 91.9/100. Total body training meets modern tech with the ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 Elliptical. New for 2016, the Pro 16.9 leads its series and makes other elliptical trainers look rather blah. Smart basics include a stride that adjusts to fit different family members, a heavy flywheel for smooth training at many ability levels, and magnetic resistance for quiet operation. Extras that make exercise more effective — and more likely to occur — include an automated incline, 35 preset training programs, unlimited workout downloads (with iFit membership), a full color 10-inch touch screen with web browser, a tablet computer holder and iPod-compatible speakers.
Here are pros and cons about choosing the ProForm Pro 16.9 Elliptical.
- Easy assembly (Three quick steps)
- Commercial steel frame
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance (26 levels)
- Heavy drive (32 pounds)
- Power ramp (20 degrees)
- Full color 10″ touch screen display
- 35 workout apps
- iFit-enabled for Google Maps™ workouts and more
- Android web browser
- Tablet holder above console
- iPod-compatible (2-inch speakers)
- Grip pulse sensors and wireless receiver (Chest strap included)
- Large two-speed fan
- Multi-position grips on handlebars
- Water bottle holder
- High capacity (375 pounds)
- Six-year parts warranty
- Three-year labor warranty
- Front drive design (Rear drive makes balancing easier)
- Stride length is comfortable for most, but not the best for very tall users
- High price when not on sale
- ProForm customer service gets poor reviews
The ProForm Pro 16.9 is an elliptical designed for just about everybody. Whatever your body size and strength level, this trainer can likely support a natural-feeling stride and help you reach higher and higher levels of fitness. Below are details about its extensive built-in workouts, its potential with iFit, its low-impact stride and other features.
Taking the guesswork out of training, the Pro 16.9 includes a varied menu of 35 workouts. Each workout was designed by a certified personal trainer and can control the elliptical machine’s resistance and incline. Just press “Start” to start burning calories, building endurance and achieving other fitness goals.
iFit technology is included too. Using the console’s 10″ touchscreen you can access all the benefits of an iFit membership, which range from high-def video workouts to customized daily workout downloads and easy long-term tracking of your fitness data.
One of the most popular iFit features – Google Maps™ integration – is especially engaging with this ProForm elliptical because of the power ramp and high definition 10″ display. With Google Maps™ on iFit you can download any route and virtually experience it on your fitness machine. The Pro 16.9’s incline will adjust automatically to mimic the terrain, plus you’ll see an interactive Google Street View on the display! Where will you train?
ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 NE Features
To fit most family members this elliptical trainer has a maximum 20″ stride. Making adjustments is quick and easy with electronic controls.
For an especially smooth ride and a wide range of resistance choices, the Pro 16.9 has a 32-pound flywheel. Trainees can select from 26 resistance levels.
Extra challenge is available with the 20 degree power ramp. Benefits of the incline include even faster calorie burn and targeted muscle toning. The incline is labeled with the muscle groups that are targeted; at the lowest level you’ll focus on your calves, and at the highest levels you’ll especially tone your thighs.
A 10-inch full color touch screen serves as the workout control center. It gives access to the 35 preset workouts and shows your speed, time, distance, resistance level, heart rate and calories burned. This touch screen can also be used for displaying iFit workouts.
Browsing the web is made convenient too. Use the Android browser included with the elliptical monitor, or attach your own tablet computer. A tablet computer holder is smartly placed at eye level and within easy reach.
Heart rate monitoring includes two options. The ProForm Pro 16.9 has a wireless monitoring system (chest strap included) and has grip sensors on its handlebars.
Warranty & Guarantee
The Pro 16.9 elliptical has ProForm’s longest warranties. The warranty package includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 6 Years
– Labor: 3 Years
ProForm also promises a 30-day money back guarantee on all elliptical trainers.
The ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 Elliptical has high quality components, enticing electronics and a long warranty. It’s a top recommendation for many households. The biggest competition is from it’s nearest ProForm model, the Pro 16.0 NE, which has a smaller touch screen. Choose whichever is on sale and get a great value!