ProForm 150i Elliptical Trainer
ProForm 150i is a mid-2017 release sleek and modern elliptical trainer with a reliable front drive design for your lower and upper body, and decent mid-range specs at a low price. It is both comfy, safe and stable to use with a solid steel frame and large pedals with the textured anti-slip surface. The stride length is 17 inches and it includes an inertia-enhanced flywheel so it will run smoothly and quietly and different levels of resistance.
The upper body workout arms- padded handles are soft to hold and the large pedals are comfy to step on. But you may want to be on it with gym shoes on for the best comfort and performance. You have a total of 12 resistance levels that you can adjust through the + and – buttons on the display panel (as compared to 8 levels on other models). There is the water bottle holder so you don’t have to get off the unit to stay dehydrated. It has the iPod compatible sound system with the Volume down and up buttons on the display.
You’ll find a total of 12 workout apps on the large LCD display and there is the EKG pulse rate monitor so you can stay in your target zone. You see the Time, Speed and Watts indicators on the white display in the middle. As a heavy-duty sturdy product Proform 150i weighs 127 pounds with a 250 lb. maximum user weight capacity and measures 46 x 26 x 18 inches- it stands tall and looks and feels premium.
It includes the leveling feet underneath to keep it stay put and stable and despite not being foldable you can relocate this heavy product on its transport wheels. iFit is a great motivational tool and this being an iFit ready elliptical trainer, the app is built into the unit. And by paying a subscription fee you can choose the location you want to exercise in and with the Google Map integration, it will adjust itself to mimic the hills, terrain and everything else. You’ll find a very large library of personal trainer created programs and a nutrition recommendation. You will observe your real-time progress on Street View in real time. And with the free device that you wear will monitor all your activity and you’ll experience great workout tracking and sharing.
So if your expectations are too high and want the premium features of a commercial grade unit that costs thousands, you may want to have a look at other models through the links on this page. But the Proform 150i is nothing like some of those cheaply made treadmills or ellipticals in the few hundred dollars price range either. It feels solid and sturdy, does not wobble or shake as long as you put it together properly with all the parts tightened properly. It is offered with a warranty of 90 days on parts and labor and 5 years on the durable and long-lasting steel frame. This is a relatively low-cost product with mid-range features, solid construction, and a relatively premium feel.