Sale priced at $999, the ProForm Pro 9.0 NE is an affordable elliptical trainer that can suit a whole family’s fitness needs.
Adjustable stride length, a wide range of resistance, and easy iFit integration are among its key specs.
Learn more from the complete ProForm Pro 9.0 NE elliptical review below.
Rating: 93.4. A sensible yet fun choice for many households, the ProForm Pro 9.0 NE mixes modern technology with solid construction. It has smartphone compatibility and speakers, offers a secure dock for your tablet computer, and is iFit enabled for infinite training variety. The Pro 9.0 NE’s stride is adjustable to fit different users and support targeted muscle toning. Quiet resistance comes from a 28-pound drive and can be augmented with an up to 20 degree incline.
Any drawbacks? The most obvious difference between the Pro 9.0 and ProForm’s higher models is the console; here you save money with a retro LED instead of a touch screen — but with your tablet computer on board, you really might not mind. Here are other points to consider about the ProForm Pro 9.0 NE Elliptical.
- Low price
- Easy assembly (Three quick steps)
- Commercial steel frame
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance (22 levels)
- Smooth drive (28 pounds)
- Power ramp (20 degrees)
- Backlit display
- 28 workout apps
- iFit-enabled for Google Maps™ workouts and more
- Tablet holder above console (Removable)
- Smartphone-compatible (2-inch speakers)
- Grip pulse sensors and wireless receiver (Chest strap not included)
- Large two-speed fan
- Multi-position grips on handlebars
- Water bottle holder
- High capacity (325 pounds)
- The tallest trainees might prefer a longer stride
- ProForm customer service gets sub-par reviews
The ProForm Pro 9.0 NE is the most affordable elliptical from this year’s Pro Series. Although it’s not tops in its series, it offers a lot for $999 — maybe more than you’d expect. Generally an elliptical under $1,000 has some big compromises on either electronics or performance, but here you get an iFit-enabled console, apps and files from your tablet computer, a comfortable stride, a good range of resistance and more. Below are details about the Pro 9.0 NE’s workouts and other features.
ProForm ellipticals add a personal trainer’s expertise to your home workouts. The Pro 9.0 NE arrives with 28 workouts. Half of the workouts are especially for calorie burn. Half are for boosting your athletic performance. Each workout was designed by a certified personal trainer, and it guides you by automating the elliptical machine’s resistance and incline.
Besides having the built-in programs, this elliptical is enabled for iFit. Dock your tablet computer and use an iFit membership to the fullest. Up to four users per subscription can download a new and personalized workout every day, virtually train with pro personal trainers on HD video, and get immersed in Google Maps™ workouts. Enter any Google Maps™ route, then download your trip. Your elliptical workout will include a Google Street View and a virtual feel of the landscape as the ProForm’s incline copies the route.
ProForm PRO 9.0 NE Features
Adjustability makes this trainer a good choice for families. First, the adjustable 20″ stride can suit a wide range of parents and kids. Second, the Pro 9.0 NE has a relatively heavy drive. The 28-pound flywheel feels smooth even for larger trainees, and there are 22 resistance levels to choose from.
A top feature for extra challenge and interactive workouts is the power ramp. This automated incline naturally brings faster calorie burn and targeted muscle toning. For interactive workouts it can be used with Google Maps™ as described above.
A 5″ LCD is the control center for built-in workouts. It shows your speed, time, distance, resistance level, heart rate and calories burned. Your own tablet computer can be used for high-definition iFit workouts.
Heart rate monitoring includes two options: The ProForm Pro 9.0 NE has grip pulse sensors on its handlebars and a wireless heart rate receiver (chest strap sold separately).
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Pro 9.0 NE warranty package includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year
ProForm also has a 30-day money back guarantee on elliptical trainers.
The ProForm Pro 9.0 NE Elliptical is a best buy when sale priced at $999. While there’s more flash with pricier models, this elliptical keeps up nicely with the times. It lets you add tech with your own tablet computer rather than pay for another touch web screen or separate iFit monitor. It also offers a healthy stride length for a wide range of users and gives enough challenge for most people’s needs.