Welcome to the blog on ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike Reviews! Before we start with the review, I would like to share some information on the 440 ES. The 440 ES has been released by ProForm in the year 2018 and this recumbent bike is for individuals who are looking for a low-intensity workout.
The ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike offers lots of top quality features and consists of 32 different Workout Apps. In this review, we will be focusing on Top Features, Notable Key Specs, Specifications, and Pros & Cons. So without wasting anymore time, let’s jump right into it!
In this section, we’ll be taking a close look at the top features this beast offers. Read them carefully as they can have a strong impact on the decision you take.
- iFit® Coach Ready: A monthly subscription is required as this feature is not included in the price. Once you’ve successfully subscribed to this platform, you get access to World-Class Personal Trainers, GlobelTrek Workouts and LiveCast Studio Classes, Strengthening Personalized Nutrition and Extensive Connected Tracking. Once you connect your tablet or any other device to iFit Coach Ready via Bluetooth, you can start training with your personal trainer. The subscription is charged on a monthly basis and would cost around $15.
- Adjustable, Oversized Seat with Lumbar Support: With the 440 ES, you aren’t just workout out, you’re enjoying a pleasant ride. ProForm’s oversized seat has an added cushioning which enables the seat to fit perfectly for you whereas the lumbar support helps your back to maintain a good posture throughout the whole session without causing any aches.
- 25 Digital Levels of Resistance: I’ve mentioned in the first paragraph that this equipment is for people who are looking for a low-intensity workout. If you’re a big fan of adding resistance, you can do so by increasing the resistance levels and making it a high-intensity workout. A lot of sound is produced wen you increase resistance but there’s nothing to worry about as the SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance will cut down the noise produced in the machine and offer a peaceful training session.
- Footprint: Space is one of the main priorities an individual has when buying an equipment. The 440 ES Recumbent Bike has a footprint of 59″ L x 22.25″ W x 52″ H. This bike can literally fit in any room you want without having to worry about taking too much space. In case if you want to move it around, you can do so with the in-built front-mounted transport wheels. These transport wheels are located at the front side of the machine.
Notable Key Specs
The table below contains all the key specifications and features offered by the 440 ES Exercise Bike.
What We Like
In this segment, we will concentrate on the features we like. In other words, these are the pros and features which will be explained in detail.
It is essential to have all the workout stats displayed on the screen during workout as it can help you stay on the right track. The 5” Backlit Display will help you in viewing live workout stats like distance, speed, time, BPM, heart rate and also the amount of calories burned.
When you step on the pedals of 440 ES, you get access to professional training programs completely loaded and ready to go. You get access to 32 On-Board Workouts which have been designed by certified fitness trainers. Using workout apps everyday can help you to achieve your goals in a short period of time.
Are you interested in checking you live heart rate? Yes, this can be done with the assistance of EKG Heart Rate Monitor. There are two hand-grip sensors which are built into the handle bar. You’ll be able to check your heart rate displayed on the screen within a few seconds. Use the reading for approximation as this is not precise.
The ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike is constructed with a Recumbent Frame which helps in providing a pleasant ride. The frame places you in a reclined position during the whole workout.
Some of us might not be flexible but there’s nothing to worry about. With the help of StepThru Frame, its now possible to get on and off the bike easily compared to a traditional bike frame.
Adjustable Console Angle
it can be quite difficult for a tall user to view the display screen but there’s no problem. On the 440 ES, one can easily adjust the angle of the console to the perfect position by simply tilting the screen. You can see your workout stats clearly no matter how tall you are.
Extra Wide Ergonomic Foot Pedals with Straps allows you to adjust your feet and position them properly so that you can continue using the same position through the whole training. The straps will provide your feet with better stability so that you don’t lose the grip. Your feet size doesn’t matter so there’s nothing to worry about.
Even if the outdoor weather is sunny, windy or rainy, you have complete control over the 440 ES Exercise Bike because you have a CoolAire Workout Fan that guides you in keeping the temperature cool. The moment you start pedaling, the workout fan starts working.
Integrated Tablet Holder
It can be boring when you’re cycling session lasts 30 minutes or longer. With this in mind, ProForm has provided with an in-built Integrated Tablet Holder with DeVice Grip Design. If you’ve got a tablet, you can fix it and use it to watch your favorite YouTube videos, TV Shows/Movies while enjoying your workout simultaneously.
If you’re a big fan of listening to music during workout, this might be your favorite characteristic. The ProForm 440 ES has an Audio Auxiliary Port which you can use to connect mobile devices or MP3 players. Built with dual 2-inch speakers, you’ll be able to hear clear and crisp music which will keep you pumped up.
Water Bottle Holder
This water bottle holder is built into frame of your exercise bike for easy access between training. Stay hydrated by storing your favorite drink or just regular water.
Oversized Leveling Feet
With the assistance of this attribute, you can keep your bike stable even on an uneven surface with these oversized leveling feet. This is a must have feature because your exercise bike must be balanced through the whole session.
AC Adapter Included
Luckily, the AC Adapter is included in the price. In case if you’re not a person who would like to use batteries, you can go ahead with this option. I recommend you use the AC Adapter instead but its your call.
What We Don’t Like
In this part, we will be looking at some features which I don’t like. In other words, these are the cons.
As mentioned in the table, a flywheel reduces vibration produced in the equipment which in turn offers a smooth ride. 18 Lbs is light, so do expect a couple of jerks here and there. If a flywheel is heavy, the smoothness increases.
Many of the users couldn’t get their repairs done on time as it takes a couple of days to weeks for the replacement parts to arrive.
Our Final Verdict
The ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike is definitely an amazing piece of equipment if you’re looking for a low-intensity workout but it might disappoint some users mainly because of the 18 Lbs Flywheel which has been mentioned above. For the amount of attributes this equipment offers, its actually affordable. Some exercise bikes similar to this can cost more.
A brand new one would cost $549.00 but a used one or a second hand one would cost $319.39. If you can get the new machine, its wonderful! However, if you want to go for a second hand bike, make sure that its in good working condition without any damage.
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