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ProForm 705 CST Review

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The ProForm 705 CST is a treadmill best suited for walkers and joggers. It comes with the motor power of 2.75 Mach Z, 22 built-in workout programs,  iFit enabled and a 5” backlit display. It’s features are basic, but provides the essentials for beginners and intermediates wanting to improve and build on their fitness levels.  The price point along with what the 705 CST offers is a good value purchase.


Model ProForm 705 CST

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

0 - 12 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 – 12%

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

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"

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

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.

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.

EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Sensor

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

78.75" x 36.5" x 61"

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

5” 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.


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.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 92.3%

Our Rating

Rating: 92.3/100. The ProForm 705 CST is a treadmill for walking; serious runners, will need to check out the ProForm Performance and Pro series. But the 705 CST is a very good choice for walkers who are interested in the essentials and aren’t looking for fancy features.

It comes with a 5” backlit display to view your stats and progress; easily keep abreast of your heart rate, calorie burn, mileage and speed. Compared to other machines with larger touch screens this may seem a little plain but it gives all the essentials needed to monitor your workouts and goals.

Twenty-two on-board workouts are also enough to increase your fitness levels; but if you need a little more variety the iFit Coach app will give you access to an abundance of on-demand trainer-led workouts. It would be hard-pressed to get bored with the hundreds of possible choices. However the iFit app is a paid subscription.

The motor power is 2.75 CHP Mach Z : strong and sturdy, but only for walking.

With a walking treadmill the incline becomes very important for adding  resistance and for cardiovascular improvement and muscle sculpting. The 12% range on the 705 CST is an effective range to accomplish such goals. The speed also goes up to 12 MPH, which is more than enough to change up your conditioning sessions.

The size of the track (20”x 60”) is roomier than the standard (55”) for treadmills designed for the home.

The auxiliary port lets you link your device to the 705 CST and enhance your choice of music or motivation via the dual 2 – inch speakers.

The two- speed fan works to keep you cool while working out.

The user weight capacity is 325 lbs., which means it will manage just about anyone’s size.

The warranty is a decent one for the price point.


  • 5” backlit display
  • iFit Coach enabled
  • Track: 20” x 60”
  • 22 built-in workouts
  • 2.75 CHP Mach Z commercial motor: good for walking.
  • Speed range: 0-12 MPH
  • Incline: up to 12 %
  • ProShox cushioning
  • Spacesaver design – folds up and out of the way.
  • Audio auxiliary port
  • Fan
  • User weight capacity – 325 lbs.
  • Warranty


  • Slow customer service
  • It is not a treadmill for runners: check out Proform Performance and Pro series treadmills better suited for running.


Are you looking for a walking treadmill? Reasonably priced? Then the ProForm 705 CST is one to consider. It comes with the appropriate motor power, 2.75 CHP Mach Z, for walking. 22 built-in programs along with the incline and speed levels will be more than enough to build your cardiovascular fitness and sculpt your lower body.

Workout Programs

The 705 CST comes fully equipped with 22 programs loaded on its console. The programs are created by professional personal fitness trainers. It is also iFit Coach enabled, an app with a vast amount (hundreds) of on-demand trainer-led workout videos. With the app, through its link with Google Maps, you also have access to walking terrains  all around the world from Tobago to Greece to New York City. And as you walk along, your incline will adjust to the elevation on the actual topography. So your walking adventures begin and end in the comfort of your home while enjoying and experiencing the dream places of your choice.

ProForm 705 CST Features

Power: Built with the 2.75 CHP Mach Z commercial motor, this treadmill is made for walking and a light jog. The power, at this level is not recommended for those who are regular or serious runners.

Display: The 5” display may seem small and basic compared to the flashier, big, swipeable screens but it provides all the essential info. needed to gauge your goals and success.

Track: The track at 20”x 60” is very spacious and accommodates for various stride lengths. As well, it is manufactured with the ProShox cushioning system that helps to alleviate the impact on the ankles, knees and hips.

Incline:  The incline will change and up your workout in effective ways. For example, raising it to varying degrees will work and sculpt your lower body muscles while increasing your calories burned. As well, it will lessen the impact on your joints.  It is an excellent way to increase your resistance levels and improve your strength.

Speed: The speed range is 0-12 MPH; this range is more than enough to increase your cardiovascular health. In fact, you may never go as far as 12 MPH.

Sensor: The heart rate monitor is located on the handlebars with the convenient grip sensor.

Audio Port: The audio auxiliary allows for enhancing your music or workout sessions when linked and flowing through the dual 2- inch speakers.

Fan: The two-speed fan keeps you cool as you walk on your favorite beach in Seychelles.

User weight capacity: The user weight capacity is 325 pounds; this means most can use it securely and safely.

Integrated Tablet Holder: Rest your tablet securely in place to view additional workouts, motivational videos or work.

Warranty & Guarantee

The warranty for ProForm 705 CST:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 year

ProForm provides a 30-day money back guarantee on its factory-direct treadmills.


The ProForm 705 CST treadmill may seem quite basic in its features but don’t be fooled, it will provide all the essential challenges and monitoring needed to increase your fitness levels through walking and jogging.

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