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Fitness experts and consumers that would never consider anything less than $1k for a piece of exercise equipment may bash the ProForm ZX2, but the “budget” exercise bike is not as cheap as you might think.
Cheap in terms of price tag? Yes. Cheap in terms of production? It depends who you ask.
The ProForm ZX2 features digital resistance (with 12 individual levels), flywheel drive design, durable steel frame and pedal straps. It also has a couple really unique features like GameFit Interactive Fitness Games.
Get our take on the ProForm ZX2, rated 74.8, below…
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Rating: 74.8/100. Upright exercise bike with 12 levels of resistance and 16 pre-defined workout programs. Exercise bike also includes GameFit Interactive Fitness Games, featuring a new way to exercise. Burn calories and have fun with Fat Blocker and Calorie Destroyer. The harder you work, the easier the game becomes.
– Upright bike with decent resistance range (12 levels)
– Seat adjusts vertically and horizontally
– Play games while exercising to reduce boredom
– 16 pre-defined workout options available
– Utilize iFit Word Cars for more options
– Music friendly (iPod dock, built-in speakers)
– Lousy warranty coverage on exercise bike
– No cooling fan, accessory tray
– Customers would like to see handlebar adjustment
First, let’s start with the pros.
The ProForm ZX2 features a seat that adjusts both vertically and horizontally. The trainer is also surprisingly entertaining for the price paid including iPod dock, built-in games and iFit card compatibility.
Cons? The ProForm ZX2 almost looks “too good to be true” thus making consumers skeptical.
The warranty on the exercise bike is not great even if the price tag is phenomenal.
The ProForm ZX2 offers 16 pre-defined workout programs, a strong number in itself accented even further by the iFit Workout card slot and heart rate program.
With built-in pulse grips users may track heart rate while they exercising, always staying within the optimal range of performance.
Lose weight, feel great and improve performance in just eight weeks with interactive iFit Workout Card Technology. Each card is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and plugs directly into the bike’s console, automatically adjusting your speed while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout.
If you want an exercise bike that is both challenging and educational, the ProForm ZX2 will get you on the correct fitness path.
Exercise Bike Features
Do you get bored exercising?
The ProForm ZX2 features two fitness games (Calorie Destroyer and Fat Blocker) completely reinventing the way you workout.
In fact, the exercise bike’s most impressive features lie in the electronics.
The ProForm ZX2 houses an iPod dock, offers good sound with built-in speakers, two fitness games, Grafixx Hi-Res display and convenient heart rate monitoring via the EKG Grip Pulse Sensor. The only bummer with the EKG heart rate is you’ll need four type D batteries to power it.
The GameFit Interactive Fitness Games is by far the ProForm ZX2’s most unique feature. The harder you work, the easier the two games (Calorie Destroyer and Fat Blocker) becomes.
The Graffix Hi-Res display Display animates your screen to give you more accurate, less machine-like readings.
Adjust your seat both vertically and horizontally to get the perfect workout position.
The ProForm XX2 offers a number of enticing features yet lacks a few basics, including no accessory tray or built-in cooling fan.
Warranty & Guarantee
ProForm offers a 30-day trial period on all products. While higher priced ProForm exercise bikes provide extended coverage on frame, parts, electronics and/or labor the ProForm ZX2 only has a 30-day guarantee on everything associated with the trainer.
If you are not satisfied for any reason call 1-866-896-9777 within the 30-day trial period.
The ProForm ZX2 keeps you distracted while exercising with interactive workout games. Aside from that, it’s your basic $500 to $1,000 exercise bike.
Still shopping? Compare the ProForm ZX2 to other exercise bikes $500-$1,000.