Proform 1200E or Proform 1100E?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The first round ends in a tie as both the Proform 1200E and the Proform 1100E have a stride length of 20”. However, the 1200E’s fixed and the 1100E can be adjusted up to 20”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the 1100E wins with 16 while the 1200E only has 12.
Max Ramp: The Proform 1100E gets a win as it has an incline feature that can go up to 30° while the Proform 1200E does not even have this.
Built In Programs: In this category, the Proform 1100E wins as it offers 20 built-in programs as opposed to the Proform 1200E’s 15.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Proform 1100E beats its counterpart.
Because of the green design of the 1200E, it probably has limited it in terms of bells and whistles as the only other feature it has is its oversized pedals. On the other hand, the 1100E has adjustable, oversized and cushioned foot pedals. Plus, it has a built-in sound system, on-board cooling fan and control that can be found on the handlebars.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the 1200E wins with 2 years of parts warranty while the 1100E only offers a year.
Labor Warranty: In the labor warranty category, the 1200 beats its counterpart with a 2-year to 1-year advantage.
Machine Weight: Both machines did not indicate their actual machine weight. This is disappointing since the weight is also one of the factors in making this decision.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In the maximum user weight capacity, the 1200E wins with 350 lbs while the 1100E has 325 lbs. However, these figures cannot be verified since the actual machine weight hasn’t been indicated so to be safe, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the two.
Money Back Guarantee: The two machines are tied with a 30-day money back guarantee each. This means you get to return the product easily if you are unhappy with its performance.
Conclusion:The Proform 1200E is designed for the “green” life but it has limited its features but it is still more affordable. However, when compared to the Proform 1100E, it fails to even compete.
The 1100E has a 30° max incline feature, more resistance levels and built-in programs, built-in fan and sound system with MP3 support, and enhancements on the foot pedal section. When it comes to the warranties, the 1200E has a better coverage. Making your decision depends on your preference and how much you are willing to spend as both each has its own pros and cons.