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ProForm Carbon T10 Review

Quick Summary

The ProForm Carbon T10 is a solid treadmill for walking, jogging and light running. Its 3.0 CHP motor can easily support casual running, but it’s not a machine for marathon runners or for those who plan on training intensely. Its 10” HD touchscreen immerses you in iFit workouts with world-class trainers and scenic Google Maps trails. With the T10, you get free access to iFit for a year. As with other iFit-enabled machines, the workout program can automatically control your speed and incline. This allows for a unique immersive experience that really helps ProForm and NordicTrack treadmills stand out from the crowd. Other highlights include a 12% incline grade, ProShox Z™ cushioning to reduce impact on your joints, and an easily foldable frame. There are some shortcomings however. The T10 has a compact deck and an above-average sticker price when compared to its competitors. Read on for an in-depth review of the ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill.

Specifications

Model ProForm Carbon T10
Rating

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91%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,999
Best Price

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$1899
Speed

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

0 – 12 MPH
Incline

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%
Motor

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.

3.0 CHP Mach Z™
Deck

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 55”
Belt

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 Z™ Cushioning
Folding?

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

Programs

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

20-30
Max. Weight

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

300 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 & Wireless
Dimensions

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

74.62” L x 35.24” W x 64.39” H
Display

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

10” Smart HD Touchscreen
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.

Speakers

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).

Warranty

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: 10 Years
Motor: 2 Years
Parts: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 91%

Our Rating

Rating: 91/100.

The ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill is best suited to beginners or intermediate users. Its 3.0 CHP motor will support casual running, but it won’t be powerful enough for advanced runners or marathon training. That said, it does support a top speed of 12 mph and an incline up to 12%, so it’s still powerful enough to add challenge and diversity to your fitness routine. Like all new ProForm treadmills, iFit training is the key focus. You can enjoy iFit workouts on the Carbon T10’s 10″ HD touchscreen for free for a whole year. With iFit, you’ll have a basically unlimited library of workout videos with world-renowned trainers at your fingertips, as well as Google Maps trails for scenic runs. One of things that helps iFit stand out from the interactive fitness streaming crowd is the fact that during programs, iFit trainers can automatically control your incline and speed. In Google Maps trails, this means that the Carbon T10 automatically syncs with the elevation of your chosen terrain. It’s a really immersive experience that makes it easy to stay motivated as you’re always keen to hop back on your treadmill and get exploring. Also, it’s a plus that you don’t have to bring your own tablet to the machine.

 

There are a few red flags though. At 20” x 55”, the T10’s track size is compact. It will be tight for taller trainees, who may not feel comfortable during their longer running strides on the T10. That said, if saving space is your top priority, the T10 could be a contender. It’s just 74.62” long by 35.24” wide and folds easily after use. So although the track is smaller than others in the ProForm line, this may be a sacrifice you are willing to make for the compact size. Another thing we are cautious of is the price. The Carbon T10 is retail-priced at $2,999 but you can now get it online for $1,899. This price seems steep when compared to its competitors and even other treadmills in the ProForm line, namely, the ProForm Smart Pro 5000. The Smart Pro 5000 offers higher motor power, a larger deck, better components, and throws decline into the mix (as well as a higher incline grade). Then there is the T10’s slightly lower-spec sibling—the Carbon T7—which is currently free if you commit to a 3-year iFit membership of $39/month, totaling $1,403. That said, the T10 still offers quality, durability and lots of entertainment, so it’s still worth a look. Dig into the pros and cons of the Carbon T10 below.

 

Pros:

  • Screen: The T10 has a 10” touchscreen for iFit workouts.
  • Motor: The 3.0 CHP motor can support walking, jogging and casual running.
  • Cushioning: ProShox Z™ cushioning softens the impact of your workout.
  • Incline: The 12% incline allows you to ramp up the challenge of your routines.
  • iFit: iFit offers a huge library of on-demand workouts. With the T10, iFit is free for a year. The automatic incline and speed control within programs is very immersive.
  • Sound System: Plug in your phone to the T10’s audio auxiliary port to play music through the speakers if you want to run along to your favorite workout playlists.
  • Foldable: The Carbon T10 folds easily, allowing you to pack it away after use.
  • Compact: As well as being foldable, at just 74.62” long by 35.24” wide, the T10 is compact enough for most home gym spaces when fully assembled.
  • Heart-Rate Monitoring: As well as the EKG Grip Pulse sensors, you can use a Bluetooth chest strap with the T10.
  • Fan: The T10 has a cooling fan to support your endurance.
  • Warranty: The 10-year frame warranty and 2-year parts warranty is competitive.

 

Cons:

  • No Storage: There isn’t anywhere to store your phone or water bottle on the T10.
  • Price: The T10 is quite expensive when compared to its close competitors.
  • Track Size: The 20” by 55” deck is tight, and probably won’t cut it for tall users.
  • Labor Warranty: Even though the warranty on a whole is competitive, we would have liked to see a longer labor warranty. It’s just 1 year.

Introduction

Although not a machine for marathon trainers or advanced trainees, the ProForm Carbon T10 is an ideal workout partner for those who are looking to beat the running boredom. It’s an entertaining treadmill designed for home use. You can enjoy iFit on the T10’s HD touchscreen for free for a whole year. As the iFit instructors automatically change your speed and incline in workout programs, it’s essentially like having your own personal trainer in your living room. Yet we do have some concerns—namely, the price tag. Take a detailed look at the Carbon T10’s workout programs, features, and buyer protections below.

 

Workout Programs

Interactive training via iFit is the name of the game here. The ProForm Carbon T10 gives you access to iFit for free for a whole year. With this, you’ll have a huge variety of live and on-demand workouts with world-class personal trainers at your fingertips. The iFit Google Maps feature lets you virtually explore different landscapes around the world. Your incline and speed will change automatically in sync with the iFit trainer’s workout or the landscape you’re exploring, making it a truly immersive workout experience. 

 

We talked to a ProForm representative who told us that although there are 20-30 onboard workouts built in to the Carbon T10 treadmill, that this is subject to change with the various updates. This is good news for when your free 1-year iFit subscription runs out or if you want to pause it at some point in the future. It means you will always have a handful of preset workouts at your fingertips which don’t require an iFit subscription, but are instead free for life. That said, the T10 was built for interactive training. We would recommend continuing your iFit membership after your free year is up to get the most out of the treadmill and your fitness routines.

ProForm Carbon T10 Features

The Carbon T10 features a 3.0 CHP Mach Z™ motor, which is perfect for walking, jogging and light running. This makes it an ideal workout partner for beginner or intermediate trainees. Although serious runners could use it for casual workouts, it isn’t a machine for marathon training or high-intensity training. With a weight capacity of 300 lbs., the T10 will be sturdy and stable enough for most users. It also features the impressive ProShox Z™ cushioning to soften the impact on your joints. Just keep in mind that the motor isn’t powerful enough to support the most advanced trainees out there. This is further illustrated by its compact 20” by 55” track and smaller 1.9” rollers.

 

That said, the T10 can still support a top speed of 12 mph and incline up to 12%. The incline is an especially enticing feature to use with iFit as the iFit trainers can automatically adjust the incline (and speed) throughout your routine. Other highlights include a crisp 10″ HD touchscreen, an audio auxiliary port with a set of 2” speakers, and wireless heart-rate monitoring capability. There’s a set of hand-grip pulse sensors on the handlebars too.

 

At just 74.62” long by 35.24” wide, the Carbon T10 is a compact treadmill. It also folds easily after use with ProForm’s EasyLift™ Assist design. Finding a treadmill with a small footprint (when assembled) and the capability to fold after use to save space may be your top priority. If so, the smaller running deck may not be a problem for you, and a sacrifice you are willing to make for the compact size and easily foldable frame.

Warranty

The ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill ships with the following warranty package:

– Frame: 10 Years
– Motor: 2 Years
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 Year

ProForm also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, and a financing option for the Carbon T10.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a treadmill to use alongside a motivating fitness app like iFit, the Carbon T10 is a good contender. Its motor power and track size make it better suited to moderate workouts and intermediate trainees. It won’t cut it for marathon runners, but it will help casual trainees remain motivated to exercise at home. That’s if you’re willing to justify the $1,899 price tag. There’s a lot of competition here from other brands and even from models in its own ProForm line. For $200 less you can get the ProForm Smart Pro 5000. It offers more power, a roomier deck, higher quality components, and a higher incline grade (as well as decline). Then there’s the Carbon T7—T10’s slightly lower-spec sibling—which you’ll get for free if you commit to a 3-year iFit membership ($39/month, totaling $1,403). Overall we would lean towards one of ProForm’s other models on the basis of value, instead of opting for the Carbon T10.