Proform Power 995 Treadmill Review

The Proform Power 995 is a high quality treadmill, with lots of high quality features and a great technological link up capability. The machine boasts; Proshox elite cushioning, a wide 20 x 60 inch treadbelt, a dual grip heart rate monitor, iFit compatibility and an inbuilt fan.

But, does the quality of the Power 995 meet the usual Proform high quality standards ? Do all of the features on the machine work well?

 

Dimensions & Technical Specifications

  • 37 (width) 81 (length)  x 59.5 (height) inches (93.9 W x 205.7 L x 151.1 H cm)
  • 20 X 60 inch (50.8 X 152.4 cm)  TREAD BELT
  • 325 pounds (147.4 kg) maximum weight capacity
  • 185 pounds (83.9 kg) shipping weight

 

Key Features

  • 15% Quick Incline™: Boost your performance with Quick Incline™ controls. Walking at an incline reduces impact on your joints, adds variety, and helps you burn more calories fast. Quick controls adjust your incline with the touch of a button—without interrupting your stride or rhythm.
  • iFit® Compatible*: Take your fitness goals all over the world with our revolutionary interactive training program, iFit® technology. You won’t believe the infinite benefits you’re about to tap into. Train with a certified personal trainer, map your route with Google Maps™ from Paris to Puerto Rico, run a scenic coastline via high definition video, track your progress automatically, compete with friends, and customize your workout to match your goals. Hey, we told you it was revolutionary. *Requires iFit® wireless module; sold separately. Buy an iFit® wireless module and receive a free one-year iFit® subscription. Access your iFit® account from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Google Maps™ is a trademark of Google, Inc.
  • 20 Workout Apps: Reach your fitness goals fast with workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. Each workout will help you reach maximum performance with preset speed, incline, and time settings. Choose from 10 weight loss workouts or 10 performance workouts.
  • Compatible Music Port for iPod®: Rock your workout to your favorite music. Simply plug your iPod®* into the Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0 Sound System and listen to incredible sound through two 2-inch speakers. *iPod® is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPod® not included.

Comfort

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The Proshox cushioning on the Proform Power 995 treadmill can really be felt underfoot and provide a superb, supportive and reactive service to walk and run on. The wide treadbelt is incredibly useful as you feel a lot safer during your workouts as you don’t have to be as concerned with keeping your tread in line and you can vary your stance a little to work different muscle groups.

The Coolaire workout fan adjusts as you workout to push more air out as you work harder. This is a very intuitive feature and makes the overall workout experience much more comfortable. You can also manually adjust the settings if you want more or less air circulation during exercise.

 

Performance

“The motor is powerful and works great and the workout options are nice too. Also, there is a fan, which is nice.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon

There are multiple performance options on the Proform Power 995 treadmill. Some of the different performance features include the quick speed and quick incline features, the iFit compatibility and the 20 inbuilt workout apps. The quick speed and quick incline features are fantastic to use as part of a more varied workout or if you simply want to work specific muscle groups. You can certainly expect to feel the burn with the 15% incline which is a really excellent fitness tool, especially as your fitness levels improve over time.

There are 10 weight loss and 10 performance programs which are very intuitive and utilize the machines incline and speed variations well. The iFit compatibility is excellent if you choose to purchase the additional console you need to use it; the machine isn’t any less impressive without it though.

There are also inbuilt pulse sensors on the machine if you want to track your heart rate, although these aren’t particularly accurate. You can also use the feedback options to track your workout progress, the feedback options are; speed, incline, time, distance, heart rate, and calories burned.

 

Ease Of Use & Convenience

“It’s very solid, and easy to assemble, you would need a second person to help you with the console.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon

The box is extremely heavy and inconvenient to move on your own. You may well need a little help moving it to the area you wish to set it up. Assembly is easy enough but an extra pair of hands wouldn’t go amiss for some of the more fiddly stages.

The console is very easy and simple to use with clearly marked buttons and easy to read digits on the feedback screens. One thing that is very inconvenient is the fact that every workout program or session you do automatically resets the calorie counter to zero when you do another program, so if you don’t take a mental note of the calories counted on the previous workout, you won’t know the total amount of calories you have burnt in that session.

The foldaway space saver design is good but it folds at an angle which can look a little odd and limit exactly how useful the folded shape actually is, especially if you’re limited for space.

 

Entertainment

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The entertainment on this treadmill comes in the form of iPod compatible speakers and the iFit app if you choose to purchase the console separately. The iFit app is an extremely intuitive app that allows you enjoy endless workout variations and in depth progress tracking.

“The iPod connection is very nice, I tested that with my iPhone and it plays great sounding music.” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon

The iPod dock is great and the sound quality is actually quite good, which is unusual for workout machines, especially in this price bracket. You’re more than able to enjoy your favourite tracks using the inbuilt speakers, it is however a shame that the dock can’t be a little more universal so that a user with a different music device can enjoy the speakers as well.

Without the music of the app, the machine is still entertaining in its own right. The quick speed and quick incline options in particular really help vary standard workouts and encourage you to heighten the intensity of your exercise regime.

 

Warranty

  • Lifetime Frame & Motor Warranty
  • 3-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labour Warranty

 

The Final Verdict

“It has the best speed and incline compared to other treadmills in this price range. If you buy it, you’ll love it!” – Click here to read the full review on Amazon

For under $1000, the Proform Power 995 treadmill is an absolute gem. You get the lifetime guaranteed quality of Proform with its super quiet commercial standard motor and top of the range proshox cushioning as well as an amazing amount of customization options and extras.

This machine has it all going for it, and for under $1000 you really can’t go wrong. It’s a great machine for both beginners and intermediates alike.

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