ProForm ZT6 Treadmill Review

ProForm-ZT6-TreadmillLet’s Get Started:

Update: It looks like the ProForm ZT6 is out of stock or possibly discontinued. Click here to checkout ProForm’s newer model, the Smart 400i Treadmill.

ProForm is a well established name in the fitness industry and known for provided quality products like the ZT6 Treadmill. This treadmill has a strong 2.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Motor that can provide speeds up to 10 mph and incline up to 10%. You can easily jump between these settings with one-touch controls without interrupting your workout. The deck is large and soft utilizing a ProShox cushioning system with four individual shock absorbers below the deck. After running on this treadmill, your hips, knees and ankles will that you.

The console on the Proform ZT6 Treadmill is also packed with features like 18 programmed workouts. With these programs you won’t need to worry if you’re getting workout because that’s what they are specifically designed for. The console on the Proform ZT6 Treadmill is also iPod compatible so you can listen to your own music through the machines built-in speakers. Finally, when you’re done exercising, this treadmill easily folds up so that it can be stored out of the way to save your floor space. You won’t be disappointed when you make the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill you at-home running choice.

Update: It looks like the ProForm ZT6 is out of stock or possibly discontinued. Click here to checkout ProForm’s newer model, the Smart 400i Treadmill.

Technical Info:ProForm-ZT-6-Treadmill

Dimensions:

  • Length: 68”
  • Width: 36”
  • Height: 56”
  • Weight: 203 lbs
  • Running surface: 20”x55”
  • Max user weight: 325 lbs

Features:

  • 2.5 continuous horsepower Mach Z Commercial Motor creates high levels of inertia for a smooth, powerful feel and promises a quiet in-home workout experience.
  • Accommodates walking, jogging and running with variable speeds up to 10 mph.
  • Adjust your speed at the touch of a button.
  • Quickly adjust your incline between 0 and 10% to target specific muscle groups and burn more calories.
  • One touch controls adjust your speed and incline in seconds at the touch of a button.
  • ProShox cushioning throughout the deck area so as you walk, jog or run, your joints will be thanking you.
  • Heart rate monitoring through dual handlebar grip sensors.
  • iPod compatible sound system allows you to plug into the console.
  • SpaceSaver® design folds the deck up and out of the way quickly for convenient cleaning and storage.
  • Integrated fan to keep you cool while exercising.

Computer Features:ProForm-Treadmill-ZT6

  • Large backlit LCD display.
  • 18 built-in workout programs.
  • Display readouts include:
  • ¼ Mile Track
  • Time (Elapsed/Remaining)
  • Speed
  • Distance
  • Heart Rate
  • Incline
  • Calorie Burned

Warranty:

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Motor: 25 year
  • Parts: 1 year
  • Labor: 1 year

Shipping and Assembly:

Shipping costs will vary for the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer. However, some retailers, such as Amazon.com, will provide free shipping.

The instruction manual outlines 15 steps to assemble the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill. They provide you with an Allen wrench to help with the process, but you’re also going to need your own Phillips screwdriver to help put in the 33 bolts and screws. Getting through the instructions is going to take you a little over an hour to complete, but if you take your time, it is not too difficult.

What We Love About the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill:ProForm-Treadmill-ZT-6

Running Surface

The ProForm ZT6 Treadmill has a nice sized 20”x55” running surface that will fit most users. The 2.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Motor and large 1.9” precision-machined, balanced, non-flex rollers decrease tension to provide less noise and better grip. The deck also uses ProForm’s ProShox cushioning system that utilizes four large shock absorbers to take the stress off of your back, hips, knees and ankles. So, after your done walking, jogging or running, your joints will be thanking you. This is a great running surface for a mid-priced treadmill.

Console

The ZT6 Treadmill has a decent console, but we expected a little more, especially from ProForm. This console comes with 18 programmed workouts, which is very nice, but that’s it. ProForm is known for providing their exercise equipment with iFit capability, which gives the user the ability to track their exercise data, compete with friends and use Google MapsTM to run all over the world, but they failed to provide it on the ZT6 Treadmill. The decision isn’t because of the price point because if you read our other reviews, you’ll see that they provide it on come cheaper models like the Performance 400i and Performance 300i Treadmills. It’s beyond us why ProForm would provide an upgraded console on the ZT6 Treadmill.

Pro-Form-ZT6-TreadmillOther Considerations:

Heart Rate Monitoring

A drawback of the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill is its heart rate monitoring. This treadmill only provides the ability to track your pulse through grip sensors. There is no ability to use a chest strap heart rate monitor, which is commonly known to be much more accurate.

The other thing with grip sensors is that you’re going to need to stop running to get your readings, where with a chest strap there’s no interruption. In this price range, it’s common to only have grip sensors, but with a little work, you can find some treadmills that still provide the chest strap option. Check out our reviews of the ProForm Pro 1000 Treadmill if this is what you’re looking for.

Final Word on the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill:

The ProForm ZT6 Treadmill is a good treadmill in this price range. It is well built, had good components and is very nice features. It has everything you’ll need for a great workout. We really like the running surface, which is soft and quiet and large enough for a normal running stride. We wish that it had the ability to track our heart rate with a chest strap, but that’s a common complaint at this price point. For the money, the ProForm ZT6 Treadmill is a good choice.

Update: It looks like the ProForm ZT6 is out of stock or possibly discontinued. Click here to checkout ProForm’s newer model, the Smart 400i Treadmill.

 

 

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