ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Treadmill Reviews – Pro Series

If you are a regular long distance runner or an insane sprinter, this treadmill will probably be the best one for you. The main difference between ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill and ProForm Smart Pro 5000 Treadmill is that the Smart Pro 5000 comes with 4.0 CHP motor whereas for Pro 2000, its 3.5 CHP (0.5 makes a lot of difference).

The ProForm Smart Pro 5000 Treadmill is an improved version of the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill. It contains all the features the Pro 2000 but there are a couple of extra features that are offered in this particular model.

Some high-tech features that come along with it will be listed in the table below. Make sure you check the table below to get an insight on the features the Smart Pro 5000 Treadmill offers. I’ll be explaining most of the features detail so that you understand about this product completely.

Brand ProForm Smart Pro 5000 Treadmill
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Cost $1,509.98
Display 7” Smart HD Touchscreen Display
Storage Integrated Accessory Tray
Warranty Lifetime Frame & Motor Warranty, 5-Year Parts, 2-Year Labor
Motor 4.0 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Plus Motor
Speed 0 – 12 MPH Digital QuickSpeed® Control
Incline 15% Digital Quick Incline™
Decline -3% Digital Quick Decline™
Weight Capacity 300 lb (136 Kg)
Tread Belt 60" L x 22" W
Footprint 77.16” L x 39.15” W x 70” H
Workout Apps 34
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Specifications

From here on, we’ll focus on all the specifications the ProForm Smart Pro 5000 proposes.

iFit

When you purchase the treadmill, you will be awarded with 1-Year iFit® Coach Membership. This is included in the price and you won’t be charged any extra fees for this feature. iFit® Coach Ready™ enables you to download you are favourite places from all parts of the world including beautiful beaches and hilly areas. You will feel like you are running out there in the real world at you are dream destination.

Display

Smart Pro 5000 comes with a 7” Smart HD Touchscreen Display which helps you to stay on track with you are workouts conducted by trainers from different parts of the world. It’s as easy as operating an apple device like an iPad. With a simple swipe you can view the overall workout stats add up as you train.

With the help of this attribute, you can swipe through you are speed, distance, time, calories burned, heart rate, and incline/decline statistics. You can even tweet you are fitness progress! How cool is that?

Workout Apps

You have access to 34 different workout apps which mixes out you are training activity. You now have access to a personal fitness trainer right in front you have to help you achieve you are goals. The apps are fully loaded into the treadmill, you just need to select which app you want to start with.

Pulse Rate

This feature is offered by most of the ProForm treadmills which helps you to monitor you are heart. When you buy the treadmill, you will have access to EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor which includes Wireless Chest Strap. When you wear the chest strap, it will start communicating automatically with the treadmill which in turn displays you are heart rate accurately. The EKG Grip will be located in the handle bars. You can prefer to use any of the two. From my perspective, I tend to think that the chest strap provides an accurate data.

Motor

As mentioned earlier, the 4.0 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Plus Motor is build with high-quality components which makes it suitable for heavy use. The motor is powerful, durable and stays cool throughout you are workout. It creates a smooth feel which is the reason why its one of the best treadmills for home use.

Tread Belt

If you’re a very tall person, you won’t have any issues with the size of the treadmill because the belt is 22” W x 60” L. The 60-inch length helps you are legs to move freely as its very spacious and won’t cause any destruction. And the 22-inch width gives you an extra upper-body elbowroom. This probably is the main reason why people prefer to buy this version.

Speed

Not everyone is a sprinter. But luckily, the maximum speed thePro 5000 can offer is 12 MPH (19.3 KPH). Normally when you increase the speed, the machine uses more electricity but this is not the case with this treadmill as it contains ProForm’s special in-home efficiency booster. You can now run every single day without using tonnes of electricity.

Incline & Decline

The 15% Digital Quick Incline™ Control assist you in changing the gradient with a simple touch. It is essential to increase the gradient which can help you in burning more calories and boosts you are stamina/endurance. When you download an area with lots of hills from Google Maps, the machine will increase the inclination by itself automatically.

-3% Digital Quick Decline™ Control will take you are training to a whole new level as you have to resist you are body and control you are speed accordingly. Remember running down the hill? Yes, its similar to that.

Cushioning

This attribute is very uncommon for a treadmill to have. When you walk, jog or run, the specially designed ProShox™ Cushioning will prevent you from injuries as it provides a cushion which enables a soft landing. It is mandatory for a treadmill to have this cause you have to workout to stay fit and not injure yourself in the process.

Folding Deck

It’s very annoying if a treadmill doesn’t have this feature because you have to keep going around it. ProForm came up with this new specialty called EasyLift Assist System. Almost all the ProForm treadmills have SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist. After you are intense training, you can fold it as if you’re folding a mat, its that simple.

Workout Fan

ProForm Smart Pro 5000 consists of a built-in Dual CoolAire™ fan which keeps you comfortable from the moment you step onto the deck to the moment you step off. Whether there’s rain, fog or scorching heat, you’ll feel quite pleasant inside.

Tablet Hold & Integrated Accessory Tray

With the help of a Tablet Holder, you can continue doing you are fitness while watching videos, TV shows or movies. This is the latest technology introduced by ProForm. If you have any extra things you would like to keep somewhere, you can do so by placing those items in the built-in Accessory Tray.

iPod Compatible Audio

Most of us like to listen to some fast music while doing workouts. Studies have shown that listening to music can actually increase make you are workout more effective. You can create you are own playlist and plugin you are iPod or any other mp3 player and listen to high quality music provided by the in-built dual 3-inch speakers.

2.5″ Balanced Rollers

This is the last feature which I’ll be discussing in this product review. Why on earth does a treadmill have balanced rollers? The 2.5″ non-flex balanced rollers help reduce tension in the machine and provides better grip. You might have observed that some treadmills make lot of noise. Therefore, these balanced rollers help to reduce that noise pollution.


Pros & Cons

Before coming down to a conclusion, I’ll be listing a couple of pros and cons this treadmill brings. Without further due, let’s get on with it.

Pros

I don’t want to make this product review any longer because the features/characteristics which I’ve explained in detail are the pros. Each equipment has its own advantages and disadvantages but for Smart Pro 5000, the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages.

Cons

Customer Service: ProForm is a very busy company as it sells its equipments almost every single day of the year. However, this particular treadmill has got some poor reviews because of parts replacement. Customers had to wait for a long time in order to wait for the machine pieces to be delivered.

Return Policy: ProForm provides a money-back guarantee but you’ll have to pay extra money for return shipment and some percentage on restocking fee.


Summary

From my perspective, if you are able to afford $1,500, this is probably the best treadmill out there for home use. In case if you’re looking for a treadmill that can save 100’s of dollars, I recommend that you read the ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill product review. If you are budget is less than $1,000, the best option might be to go for NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill or the NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill. ProForm and NordicTrack come from the same parent company called ICON Fitness.

If you would like to ask a question or have anything to say in general about this treadmill, please use the comments box below to submit your comments and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you!

4 thoughts on “ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Treadmill Reviews – Pro Series”

  1. I must say this looks and sounds like a well oiled machine as they say especially with the balance rollers great addition to a treadmill.  I like the work out fan feature how awesome is that!  And it comes with the heart rate monitor which my current one doesn’t I my just have to sell the farm and upgrade.

    1. Hey Cathy! In my opinion, the balanced rollers are a must for a treadmill to have. If you increase the speed of the SMART Pro 5000, the fan will start blowing more air. The heart monitor is definitely a plus point as you can view your heart rate live when you start using the ProForm SMART Pro 5000 Treadmill.

      Thanks a lot for commenting on this, I really appreciate your feedback.

  2. Proform has very good exercise machines, costly, but worth the price.

    It needs a bit of space, my brother has a similar one actually so I know what I’m talking about.

    But this machine really helps to stay in shape, and build up your condition.

    It also is good for your knees, you know that certain treadmills are bad for them.

    Anyway, thanks for sharing it with us!

    1. Hey Emmanuel! Yes, some advanced models of ProForm are definitely expensive but they are worth every penny. It’s good to hear that you’ve had some experience with the ProForm SMART Pro 5000 before. The cushioning feature helps you to prevent injuries as it provides a sot landing. 

      Your Welcome. It’s my duty to share the knowledge I have regarding this treadmill. 

      Best regards,

      Ani.V

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