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ProForm Sport 5.0 Review

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Quick Summary

The Sport 5.0 is one of ProForm’s newest treadmills with a low, low price. It now sells for just $599 (formerly $999) including delivery.

The Sport 5.0 is especially appealing as a starter treadmill for lighter workouts. Key points are the 55″ track, 10% incline, 20 preset workouts and iFit compatibility.

For extra motivation it’s smartphone compatible and has a tablet holder.

Learn more from our unbiased treadmill review below.

Our Rating

Rating: 65.1/100. The $599 ProForm Sport 5.0 is the entry level treadmill in an economy-priced series. It starts a lineup that stretches up to the ProForm 12.0 ST, which costs about four times more and is made for runners. The low priced ProForm Sport 5.0 is primarily a walker’s treadmill. Its key points are a 2.5 CHP motor and a 55″ track with maximum 10 percent incline — plus it has Bluetooth for iFit! iFit brings literally unlimited treadmill workout programming, online data tracking and other benefits.

Is this the best buy for your home gym? Here are FitRated’s lists of pros and cons to consider about bringing the Sport 5.0 home.


  • Standard sized track for walking (20″ x 55″)
  • Top speed 10 mph
  • Power incline with 10 percent maximum
  • Smartphone-compatible (2″ speakers)
  • Tablet computer holder
  • 20 workout apps
  • Backlit data screen
  • iFit compatible
  • Grip heart rate monitor with quick readout
  • SpaceSaver (Foldable)


  • Thin track
  • Small track rollers
  • Slow customer service


The ProForm Sport 5.0 is an affordable home treadmill built for light cardio training and muscle toning. It gives an extra kick to treadmill training with its power incline; you can tilt the track up to 10 percent for extra calorie burn and targeted muscle toning! To make the most of exercise time 20 workout programs are included. These streamline your workout sessions:

They have preset durations and control the Sport 5.0’s incline and speed… And for unlimited workout programs, this treadmill is iFit enabled  Connect your tablet computer and enjoy virtual reality Google Maps workouts along with iFit’s other benefits. This treadmill sells for $599 including delivery and a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

Workout Programs

Lots of workout variety is possible with this budget treadmill. The Sport 5.0 is loaded with 20 workout programs designed by a certified personal trainer. Their categories are Calorie Burn, Incline, Intensity and Speed. Each program can automatically alter the treadmill’s speed and incline.

For endless options you can use this treadmill with iFit, although that requires purchasing an iFit monitor. (Other ProForm treadmills can use your own tablet computer as the iFit display.) As an iFit member you can download customized workouts every day, stream iFit’s high definition video workouts, and experience around-the-world training with Google Maps™. iFit’s Google Maps™ feature lets you specify any route and walk it with an immersive Google Street View! The ProForm Sport 5.0 will adjust its incline to copy the terrain.

Treadmill Features

Our favorite feature on the Sport 5.0 Treadmill is its power ramp. With a maximum incline of 10 percent, the automated ramp enables faster calorie burn and extra muscle definition.

The steeper the incline, the stronger your burn!

The treadmill track isn’t especially thick but is the industry’s standard length and width for walking (55″ long x 20″ wide ). It’s supported by the same ProShox™ cushioning that’s used on ProForm’s best treadmills.

Exercise data are displayed on a backlit 6-inch LCD.

A two-speed cooling fan is built into the console.

For extra motivation a smartphone-compatible jack and 2″ speaker set are built into the console. The ProForm Sport 5.0 also has a holder for your tablet computer.

After exercise you can easily make the treadmill compact for storage. Folding the treadmill is made easy with help from SpaceSaver EasyLift™ Assist. Just push on the treadmill’s deck and it will fold upward.

Warranty & Guarantee

The ProForm Sport 5.0 Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 year

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


The Sport 5.0 is ProForm’s affordable solution for budget-conscious shoppers. By spending about $200 more you could get a treadmill with more reliable components and richer features… But the Sport 5.0 is the cheapest ProForm treadmill available with iFit, which is a big selling point. This treadmill is built with some lower quality components but serves well for lighter training.

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