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ProForm Premier 1300 Review

Quick Summary

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…

Specifications

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Model ProForm Premier 1300
Rating

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85.8%
List Price

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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.

3.5 CHP
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 60"
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™ 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.

34
Max. Weight

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

350 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™ Bluetooth Compatible
Dimensions

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

83.25" x 36.75" x 59.25"
Display

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

10” Full-Color 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: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Year
Labor: 2 Year

Rating: 85.8%

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • 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).

Cons:

  • Small track rollers.
  • Slow customer service.

Full Review

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.

Workout Programs

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.

Features

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.

Conclusion

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.

Rating: 85.8/100

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