Our ProForm 730 treadmill review takes a look at one of ProForm’s low to mid-price contenders in the home exercise market – can it compete?
You can’t fault ProForm, one of the leading names in exercise equipment for trying. They certainly pack the features into their treadmills! You really do get a lot for your money.
At just under the $1,000 mark, the ProForm 730 is getting close to the mid range market. It is packed with some really good machines offering tremendous value for money.
Whilst I’m not a fan of treadmills under $1,000! I believe building a quality treadmill for much less than a grand is next to impossible. But the 730 is worth a closer look.
ProForm 730 Treadmill Review – Features
For under $1,000 -it retails for $999. You get a veritable smorgasbord of electronics and controls that makes this a very attractive proposition. If you’ve come across ProForm treadmills before, then you’ll be expecting a treadmill loaded with features. The best is, ProForm 730 doesn’t disappoint.
As with ProForm’s similarly priced models, it’s kitted out with electronic features like Quick Speed and Power Incline controls. The ProForm 730 inclines up to 10%.
There’s the Clearview backlit display panel, which is easy to read at a glance and keeps you updated on your workout progress – speed, distance covered, duration of your workout and so on.
There’s an EKG heart rate monitor, eight built in workouts with optional iFit.com workouts to download if you’re needing more flexibilty. There are also cooling fans fitted as standard.
These features are all well and good. But there are much more important factors to consider when judging a treadmill.
You get a 2.0 HP continuous duty motor, really the minimum you need in a treadmill if you’re going to do much more than walk on it.
The treadbelt is a reasonable 55″ x 20″, which will just about accommodate taller users although those with a longer stride length would be better off with a 60″ belt.
The ProShox cushioning – sorry, impact absorption system – is actually pretty decent and provides a comfortable running surface.
Combined with the non-slip surface for when things get sweaty, our ProForm 730 treadmill review would suggest that you could use this treadmill regularly for long periods without any noticeable discomfort.
The build quality is also a lot better than I expected and results in a stable treadmill with a claimed 300lb user weight capacity.
All in all, this is a pretty decent offering from ProForm. However, for a few hundred dollars more you could stretch to a Sole F63 Treadmill, which has a bigger motor, longer deck, superior cushioning and class leading warranties.
At the regular price, the ProForm 730 is worth considering. I think at the sale price, it becomes a serious option.
ProForm 730 Treadmill Review – The Bottom Line…
All in all, our ProForm 730 treadmill review would conclude that this is a decent treadmill. It also loaded with features and looks good value at the sale price if you can get it.
For me, this is one of the better performers in the ProForm line up. This machine offers the buyer on a budget a treadmill that is well put together, is stable, looks pretty durable and has a motor that is just about adequate.
If you’re a serious runner, then I would suggest you look elsewhere. But for walkers and joggers the 730 just about fits the bill! And you’d need to spend a few hundred dollars more to get anything significantly better.
Our ProForm 730 treadmill review conclusion? Add this to your list of maybes as it’s certainly worth considering – particularly if you can get it at the sale price.
If you’re interested, check out the current price at Workout Warehouse.