Answers and specifications – ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill

by Jack on July 13, 2016

If you were asked, could you name the top 5 most important features on a treadmill to examine before buying? Some people might say this is a subjective question, the answer will vary from person to person. For the most part, we would agree.

However, some people know more about treadmills than others. We would like to think after spending years reviewing different models on the market we are included in this group of people.  When writing our reviews and rating treadmills (ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill) we have a tendency to focus on discussing what we feel are the 5 most important core features the customer must understand in order to get the best value for their money.

However, by taking this approach we often neglect to answer some the most common questions asked about the model. Here we want to provide a resource page which answers some of the more common questions about this model.

Q&A – ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill

Can you run on it? Technically, yes you can the motor has a top speed of 10 MPH which would be a decent pace for running. However, the better question to ask is whether or not we would recommend this model for running. The answer is NO. The reason why? Both the motor and tread belt are too small for this purpose. (Read here).

How powerful is the motor? 2.0 Horsepower (hp). We recommend having at least a 2.5 hp motor if you are buying a model you plan to use for running.

What are the dimensions of the tread belt? 16 x 50 inches (W x L). We recommend a length of at least 54-inches for running.

Does it fold up to save space? Yes.

Does this model include include? Yes. Just as the speed controls are push button located on the center console this is also where you will find the incline controls. They are automatic push button controls and the maximum incline setting is 10% grade.

Is this model compatible with IFit/Google Maps? Yes

What is the maximum user weight capacity? According to the company’s specification the max weight is 300 lbs.

Should you buy a mat to use under it? This is optional. However, overtime the treadmill can damage the floor it is setting on and buying a rubber mat to use underneath will prevent the damage. Also, a mat does function to provide a stabilizing force which helps prevent the treadmill from moving when in use. Its up to you, the treadmill is setting on a surface you want to protect or if you notice the treadmill moving back and forth when in use then you may want to consider buying a mat to place underneath.

Assembly required? Yes. This model will arrive at your home not assembled. The main step in the process is attaching the exercise platform to the legs which hold the center console. Directions are provided with diagrams include. Overall, we found the directions clear and easy to follow. With the help of a second person we were able to complete the assembly in under 45 minutes. If you have difficulties you can always look in the classified ads in your locate paper any handyman should be able to put this together or you can call PROFORM to send out a technician.

Is the warranty good? Compared to other models in the price range the we would rate the warranty provide with the ProForm 300i as above average. The warranty provides a lifetime guarantee on the frame and a 25-year guarantee on the motor.

ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill – Good choice?

This is written in 2016, so you know, I have no idea what will happen in the industry a couple years down the road. In 2016 our opinion on the ProForm 300i Treadmill compared to other treadmills in its price range is favorable. If you are gathering a list of modes to potentially buy at this price range this should be looked at.

What we will warn you about, even though you might read this model is capable of running at 10 MPH  we do not recommend this model for anyone looking to buy a quality treadmill for the purpose of running. Read our review which explains why.  We would only recommend it for people who are looking for a budget machine for walking or jogging.

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