The ProForm SMART PRO 2000 Folding Treadmill comes with many features that offer a smooth training experience. It does not matter whether you are a beginner or an athlete who wants to add more intensity to his/her practice; the SMART PRO 2000 is a great treadmill.
The PRO 2000 treadmill offers incline and decline settings from -3% to 15%, and it has a speed range from 0.5 to 12 MPH, making it suitable for walkers, joggers as well as runners. Its dimensions are 79” long x 39.15” wide x 71.4” high, and it has a running surface area of 60” x 22”. The PRO2000 weights around 296 lbs and can handle a whopping 300 pounds user weight capacity.
With the 2019 treadmill upgrade, the SMART PRO 2000 now has an impressive, high-definition touchscreen. The 7” smart touchscreen display keeps track of your workout data and shows information such as distance covered, heart rate, speed, calories burned, elevation gain and loss, workout average, time, and so much more. Now you can stay right in the training zone with the wireless heart rate monitoring. It automatically communicates your heart rate to your treadmill as you exercise.
The ProForm SMART PRO 2000 possesses 50 built-in programs. Some of them help you in burning calories, where others focus on incline training, speed goals, and high-intensity training. These programs are designed to automatically adjust the speed and incline/ decline level to help you accomplish your specific goals. Additionally, this treadmill comes with 1-year of iFit membership included.
Learn more in my complete review below
Product: ProForm SMART PRO 2000 Folding Treadmill
Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
My rating: 9/10
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PRO 2000 Frame, Deck, and Running Surface
The frame is mostly made of steel, with several substantial plastic parts. The rear base has two feet, finished with leveling rubber caps, for maximum stability. The front base assembly rests directly on the floor.
It has two transport wheels which considerably ease the movement and handling of the treadmill while in a folded position. Also, the metallic lateral parts of the front base, have plastic covers, for a more aesthetic look.
The PRO 2000 from ProForm features a cushioned deck, equipped with the ProShox™ cushioning system designed to distribute impact evenly, absorbing a great deal of the shock on your knees, ankles, and feet. The running on this treadmill is much more comfortable than running on concrete or asphalt, resulting in longer workouts and considerably less recovery time.
The deck is foldable, equipped with an EasyLift™ assist mechanism, offering the possibility to save space when the machine is not in use. As the deck doesn’t fold in a completely vertical position, remaining at an angle of 70°.
The folded treadmill measures roughly 71″ (180 cm) in height, and about 45″ (114 cm) in length, taking less than 40″ (101.6 cm) floor space, depth-wise. In complete folding position, this treadmill does occupy quite some space, with a 39.5″W x 80″L (100 x 203 cm) footprint.
The overall build of the deck is sturdy enough to support users up to 350 lbs (159 kg). The foot rails on the sides are hard plastic, and offer plenty of footrest space.
The tread belt has the standard dimensions as most gym-rated treadmills, 22″W x 60″L (56 x 152 cm). It supplies the adequate running surface for users up to 6’6″-6’7″ (198 – 200 cm).
Even though the belt is 1-ply, it is still a commercial-grade belt. Each one is tested for one million cycles at double the maximum user weight, before being equipped on a treadmill.
The rollers powering the belt are 2.5-inch precision-machined, non-flex and balanced, minimizing tension and wear and tear.
Incline / Decline
The PRO 2000 treadmill is equipped with an automatic incline system, providing an incline of up to 15%. Differently put, the maximum slope supplied by this treadmill is about 11°-12°. The incline increases in increments of 0.5%.
Along with the incline, there’s also a decline, down to -3%, offering downhill running possibilities. Both the incline and decline considerably increase the training possibilities offered by this machine.
Also, in case you’ve been wondering, the supplies a 10″ (25.4 cm) elevation from the floor, at 0% incline. At maximum incline, the front part raises to about 16″ (40 cm) from the floor. So, this particular bit of information should give you a pretty good idea whether this treadmill is fit for you to use it in a specific room.
PRO 2000 Motor
The PRO 2000 ProForm treadmill has a 3.5 CHP industrial-grade motor, made to withstand prolonged use, even if used at the highest speed. It’s a continuous duty power motor. It won’t overheat, skip or lose speed also if you’re close to the maximum weight limit, and engage in high-intensity workouts.
The motor can generate speeds up to 12 MPH, the required setting for professional athletes. It starts at 1 MPH, but the rate is adjustable in increments by 0.1 MPH. It’s a quiet motor, its level of noise is pretty much negligible up to speeds of 7-8 MPH. But even above this speed, it still doesn’t produce enough noise to interfere with your TV.
Of course, just as for any other treadmill, if you’ll increase the speed, your cadence will intensify, and each foot stroke will produce more noise.
The motor requires a standard 120V circuit. It also has a standard power cord with a grounding pin, for American-type outlets. It’s advisable to use a surge suppressor; however, this is not (supplied) with the box. The power cord plugs into the machine at the front base. There’s also an ON/OFF switch function.
The performance monitor features a 7-inch, HD touchscreen, (blue) backlit display, to ensure maximum readability even if it’s dark. It displays the most important values such as time, distance, calories burned, also indicating the current speed and incline.
Pulse is also a value that this console can indicate, via the EKG grip sensors incorporated in the console’s main bar, or via the included Polar HR chest strap.
The console offers 32 built-in workout apps, which automatically adjust the speed and incline of the treadmill. Depending on the selected workout, you can focus on cardio, strength, stamina development, muscle toning, and weight loss.
However, you can always use manual mode and customize your workout by adjusting incline and speed as you desire. Goal setting functions for calories, speed, and time are available with this console.
Also, there is a trail function which displays distance in laps of 1/4 mile (400 m), excellent feature if you want to train as a professional runner.
The console offers direct keys for some of the built-in programs, as well as direct keys for speed and incline. Speed and incline, however, can be adjusted gradually via the arrow keys.
Pause and Start buttons are available for when you must interrupt your workout, keeping you from resetting any current workout data. Also, a safety key function is available on the dashboard.
PRO 2000 iFit Connectivity
Of course, one of the best features of the console supplied with the ProForm PRO 2000 is the iFit connectivity. With an iFit module, you can connect to iFit.com. From here, you can import just about any workout program in the online database, customize your training programs, and analyze your workout data on a superior level.
iFit gives you the possibility to select a track from GoogleMaps, and your treadmill will adjust incline automatically, according to that particular trail. Also, it allows you to compare your training data with other members, and even join online competitions.
The iFit module connects to your tablet or laptop wirelessly. However, it’s an optional purchase, with a cost of around $99. But with the purchase of one, you benefit from one year of iFit free membership.
When it comes to amenities, this treadmill offers quite a lot. To begin with, it has a pretty large panel with two large accessory or water bottle holder compartments. The middle of the dashboard hosts a pretty long tablet holder. On top of that, it also has a five compartment tray, which comes attached to the main handlebar posts, under the main dashboard.
The dashboard has an integrated sound system, along with a port for your iPod or MP3 player. There’s also a built-in 2-speed dual-fan, great to have during intense training.
PRO 2000 Assembly and Maintenance
The assembly process of this treadmill is not complicated. It’s problematic, however. Transport, unpacking and at least several steps of the assembly require two or more people, as the machine is heavy. The deck is pre-assembled and connected to the front base.
You will have to add its wheels, pass the wires through the handlebar posts, attach the posts to the frame, add the framework of the console, the dashboard with the console, and the folding mechanism. The box contains the users manual and the tools for the assembly. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes.
For maintenance, the tread belt will require lubrication at times. The high-performance lubricant, after several hundreds of hours of use, will breakdown and require lubrication. For that, you should only use oil available from ProForm.
Other than that, the belt may require re-tightening or realignment from time to time. Also, you should periodically clean the treadmill and prevent water or other liquids from spilling on the motor’s case or the console.
One last aspect of being mentioned here is that you must register your product with ProForm within 30 days after the purchase, to benefit from the full warranty specified.
Details and Specs
- Assembled dimensions: 80L x 39.5W x 63H inches (203L x 100W x 160H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 22W inches (152L x 56W cm)
- Product weight: 230 lbs (104 kg)
- Supported weight: 350 lbs (159 kg)
- Motor: 3.5 CHP
- Incline: Automatic, 0-15%
- Decline: Automatic, -3% – 0%
- Deck cushioning: Yes
- Speed levels: 1-12 MPH.
- Training programs: 32
- Pulse sensors: Yes
- Multifunctional HD touchscreen console: Yes
- Amenities: Sound system, cooling fan, accessory holders, WiFi connectivity, iFit ready
- Warranty: Frame lifetime / Motor lifetime / Parts 5 years / Labor 2 years
- Solid frame and deck, professional design;
- It supports heavy users, up to 350 lbs;
- Its a space-savvy machine with a foldable deck;
- ProShox deck cushioning system;
- Standard dimension running surface of 22″ x 60″, accommodating tall users;
- The tread belt is reliable, heavy-duty, and no-stretch;
- Industrial grade, 3.5 CHP motor, supplying speeds up to 12 MPH;
- Quiet machine;
- It has an automatic incline, offering a slope of up to 15%, with increments of 0.5%;
- Automatic decline, -3%, also with increments of 0.5%;
- Advanced 7″ HD touchscreen console with goal tracking, race trail function, and 32 built-in workout programs;
- iFit ready, with WiFi connectivity;
- It has an integrated 2-speed, dual-fan;
- Integrated sound system with 3″ speakers;
- iPod or MP3 port;
- Tablet holder;
- Multiple accessory compartment holders;
- EKG grip sensors for monitoring pulse and telemetric enabled;
- HR chest strap included;
- Easy to put together;
- Low maintenance;
- Super warranty package.
- The iFit module is not (included);
- Even though it’s a great belt, it’s only a 1-ply belt.
ProForm SMART PRO 2000 Summary
It’s a seriously sturdy machine, supports heavy-set users, and offers the training set for all user levels, from beginner to professional, along with a wide array of training programs and options.
It’s made only from top-quality parts and comes with a consistent warranty. And evidently, it’s a remarkable exercising machine for cardio, muscle toning, stamina building, and weight loss.
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