ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike Reviews – Recumbent Bike 2018

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!


Top Features

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.

Product ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike
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Cost $549.00
Display 5” Backlit Display
Warranty Lifetime Frame Warranty, 2-Year Parts & 1-Year Labor Warranty
Weight Capacity 350 Lbs (158.7 Kg)
Footprint 59" L x 22.25" W x 52" H
Workout Apps 32
Resistance Levels 25
Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel 18 Lbs
Storage Integrated Tablet Holder & Water Bottle Holder
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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.

Display

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.

Workout Apps

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.

Heart Rate

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.

Frame

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.

Design

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.

Foot Pedals

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.

Workout Fan

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.

Audio

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.

Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel

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.

Customer Service

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.

If you would like to share your own thoughts or have any questions regarding this elliptical trainer, leave them below in the comments box and I will reply just as soon as I notice your comment.

8 Replies to “ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike Reviews – Recumbent Bike 2018”

  1. Thank you for this great reviews of exercise bikes, quite educating. 

    I like exercise bikes because it burns calories which in turns gives healthy heart. It is also an exercise you do fixed to the same spot without you having to run kilometres. 

    Now I know the brand’s to look for and what to look out for when getting one.

    1. Hey there, your most welcome! Is my duty to provide you with a high quality review. If you do it in the form of high intensity interval training by increasing and decreasing resistance, one can burn tonnes of calories in a short period of time. 

      I’m happy that his review could be of good use to you.

      Ani.V

  2. The price seems low for an exercise bike. This makes me wonder about the quality of the bike and whether the manufacturer took some shortcuts in making it. From the looks of the bike in the picture, the rear stand/footprint does not appear to be very wide. It makes me think it is not very stable. The bottom line is that I would be hesitant to purchase one online without seeing one in person. 

    1. Hey Glen,

      The price is low because of the Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel. If the flywheel was more than 20 pounds, it would have been much more expensive that this price.The footprint is very less. Therefore, this is the perfect exercise bike if you’ve got small room to store it.

      I’ll be adding images in the near future of the ProForm 440 ES Exercise Bike as I don’t have access to them right now.

      Thank you for using the comments feature,

      Ani.V

  3. Thank you for sharing your review of the ProForm 440 ES exercise bike.  I am currently trying to decide if I want to go with a recumbent frame.  When I work out on an exercise bike, it seems like my back starts bothering me and thus interferes with my workout.   Being able to lean back, should eliminate or reduce this problem.     For the price, the exercise bike seems to include a nice set of features.   Personally, I like the idea of the fan the best.  Well, you have given me something to think about.   Thanks.  

    1. Hey Sondra,

      Your welcome! In my opinion, its better to go for a bike with a recumbent frame because like you said, you don’t have to worry about your posture. Recumbent bikes are best for people with back problems as it can act as a support (feels just like sitting on a chair).

      Tonnes of high quality features except for the flywheel. I’m happy that this review could be of good use.

      Ani.V

  4. I must say that I like to exercise and especially like cycling and I think that low-intensity cardio would be great to do on this bike. I especially like that I don’t need much space for it because my room is currently occupied. I don’t have much experience, does it ship outside of US? I would like to get it before New Year.

    1. Hey Daniel! Yes, you are absolutely right about the fact that it is a low-intensity cardio but an be done vice versa as well. The footprint is quite small which makes it perfect in for home use.

      It does ship outside of the US but at the end of the day, it depends on which country you live in.

      Best Regards,

      Ani.V

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