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ProForm 380 CS Review

Quick Summary

ProForm has always been a well respected name in the treadmill business, the mastermind behind the now world-famous SpaceSaver foldaway design.

The question has now become whether or not the strong tradition can continue with their latest models such as the ProForm 380 CS.

Outfitted with ProSoft Cushioning System (which according to the manufacture reduces impact on your joints by up to 15 percent when compared to road running), ProForm has demonstrated that it stills cares about its customers.

Learn more by reading our full ProForm 380 CS treadmill review below…


Model ProForm 380 CS

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.1 - 10 mph

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 - 10%

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.

1.5 CHP

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).

16" x 50"

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.

ProSoft Cushioning

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.


Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 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

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

68" x 31" x 55.3"
Weight: 145 lbs

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

Green-tinted LCD
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.


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).


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.

Motor: 5 Years
Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days

Rating: 50.0%

Our Rating

Rating: 50.0/100. Add some motivation to your workout routine with iPod compatibility and built-in speakers available on a budget-friendly treadmill. The 380 CS is designed primarily for small body sizes and walkers considering its size of motor, running surface, and max user weight.


  • Ideal for walkers and smaller body sizes
  • ProSoft Cushioning helps reduce stress on joints
  • LCD display monitors workout data
  • CoolAire workout fan keeps you cool and comfortable
  • Monitor heart rate with Dual-Grip EKG pulse grips
  • Compatible with iPod players


  • Small running surface (16″ x 50″)
  • Compact treadmill but does not fold
  • Poor warranty coverage, only 90 days parts


The ProForm 380 CS is very affordable, one of the few treadmills that fits in the “Under $500″ category on FitRated.

Unfortunately, that price also means that you’ll get what you pay for.

Since the ProForm 380 CS only supports a 1.5 CHP motor, the user capability is pretty limited. However, the ProForm 380 CS is a great budget buy for walkers or beginning users looking for a quick workout.

The ProForm 380 CS is compact, equipped with all the necessary features and ideal for the the light, recreational user because the frame only supports a max user weight of 250 lbs. and the running surface is small (16″x 50”).

Workout Programs

The six preset workout programs are designed to lose weight and burn fat.

The programs takes the guessing out of your routine as the 380 CS automatically adjusts for speed and incline while you move along to the pre-determined speed and time settings.

Just press start and the treadmill will take care of the rest.

Treadmill Features

The ProForm 380 CS includes some useful features for a “budget treadmill”.

The LCD display tracks speed, distance, time, incline and burned calories, along with the and Dual-Grip EKG Heart-Rate monitor that will keep you informed on a change in heart rate.

As a bonus, the ProForm 380 CS also includes a music port designed for iPod or mp3 player compatibility. Simply plug your iPod or mp3 player into the Interplay Music Port and you’re ready to rock out while you work out.

Exercise longer with the CoolAire workout fan that is built into the console.

The Proform 380 CS does contain the necessary components with 0 to 10 percent incline and quick touch adjustment speeds that reach 10 mph.

Reduce impact on your knees, back, and joints courtesy of the ProSoft Cushioning system.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm 380 CS treadmill warranty and guarantee includes:

– Motor: 5 Years
– Parts & Labor: 90 Days

Return Policy: 30-day free trial period on all products. If not satisfied, call 1-866-896-9777. Shipping not covered.


If you’re in a tight spot with money, the ProForm 380 CS is a reasonable buy.

What else does ProForm have to offer? Compare and contrast other ProForm treadmills.

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