Make the most of your treadmill time with a 10″ touch screen. The high end ProForm Premier 1300 Treadmill tops its series and is designed for running as well as power walking. Key specs include a 60″ track with incline, a 3.5 CHP motor, 34 built-in workout programs, a tablet computer dock, and an iFit-enabled console. The treadmill is available at an excellent price, but does it deliver? Read on to find out…
Pros & Cons
- Long track for running (20″ x 60″).
- Top speed of 12 mph.
- Power incline (12%).
- Smartphone-compatible (Port and 3″ console speakers).
- 34 workout apps.
- iFit-enabled for unlimited workout variety.
- 10″ touch screen.
- Android browser.
- Wireless heart rate receiver.
- Tablet computer holder with adjustable angle.
- SpaceSaver (Foldable).
- Small track rollers.
- Slow customer service.
The ProForm Premier 1300 Treadmill for runners is feature-rich, mid-priced, and protected by a long warranty. A highlight is its 10″ touch screen, which is full color. From here you can access 34 built-in workout programs or take advantage of an iFit membership for unlimited workout downloads (including many in high definition). Other specs include a 60″ long track, a 3.5 CHP motor, a 12% automated incline, and digital entertainment support including a tablet holder and smartphone-compatible speakers. The Premier 1300 Treadmill carries a five-year parts warranty and is sold with a money-back guarantee.
If variety is the spice of life, then ProForms are spicy treadmills. The ProForm Premier 1300 is preloaded with 34 workout programs, plus it’s iFit-enabled to download a literally infinite variety of new treadmill workouts.
The 34 preloaded workout programs were designed by a certified personal trainer. Targeting weight loss and performance goals, these programs make it easy to train efficiently. You can easily navigate the options on the treadmill’s 10″ touch screen. Choose a workout, press “Start” and get to work! These programs automatically adjust the treadmill’s speed and incline so you can focus your thoughts elsewhere during exercise.
Enabled for iFit, the ProForm Premier 1300 can also go online. Use the touchscreen or your own tablet computer to access this popular fitness platform. iFit lets you download new personal trainer workouts daily and has an ever-growing collection of high definition video workouts. Its most exciting feature is integration with Google Maps. Choose any real-life route and virtually experience it from your treadmill. As you walk or run you’ll get an interactive Google Street View while the Premier 1300 automatically adjusts its 12% max incline to simulate the mapped terrain.
The full color 10″ touch screen is a big selling point for the Premier 1300. The touch screen serves as the control center for using built-in workouts and using iFit workouts. Additionally, the treadmill has an adjustable-angle holder for your tablet computer.
The Premier 1300 is also smartphone-compatible to add MP3s to your workouts. Connect your device to the console’s port and enjoy your tunes with 3″ integrated speakers.
Extra calorie burn and muscle toning are supported by an automated incline that tilts up to 12%. The steeper the slope, the more quickly you’ll burn calories. Changing the slope also lets you target your hamstrings and other muscle groups. The ramp can be controlled by console buttons, preset programs, and iFit workouts.
The tread track is the industry’s standard size for runners (60″ x 20″) and has ProShox cushioning with four isolators to absorb the impact shock of running.
To keep you cool, ProForm has included a two-speed CoolAire workout fan in the treadmill console.
This SpaceSaver treadmill has EasyLift assist. In other words, the machine is easily folded for storage.
Warranty & Guarantee
The ProForm Premier 1300 Treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 year
ProForm provides a 30-day money back guarantee on its treadmills.
The ProForm Premier 1300 delivers the goods in all of the important categories and features an impressive warranty package that proves this machine is built to last. The only downside is that you have to fork over a fair amount of cash to get a treadmill that delivers this much. You might want to wait for a sale price before committing to purchase, but otherwise this treadmill is highly recommended.