Proform PRO 2500 or Proform PRO 4500?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Proform PRO 4500 wins this first category over the Proform PRO 2500 with its 3.8HP motor which is already enough for its 20” x 60” belt. The PRO 2500’s 3.5HP motor is considered to be above average but it still loses.
Belt Width: Since both have a 20” belt width, they are tied in this category. It should be noted that 20” is the standard for most treadmills. It can already allow users to be comfortable while working out.
Belt Length: It’s another tie between the PRO 2500 and the PRO 4500 as they each have 60” of belt length. If you are a taller than the average user, you may want to choose a treadmill that offers more than the standard 60”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: In order for workouts to be more challenging and enjoyable, variety is important. That is why treadmills offer a lot of preprogrammed workouts. In this case, the PRO 4500 wins against the PRO 2500 with a 38-30 ratio of built-in programs.
Notable Features: The significant difference between the two models is the console. The PRO 4500 has a bigger screen which makes the iFit Live a whole new workout experience. You get to enjoy browsing the internet via Android with the 10” touch screen as opposed to the PRO 2500’s 7”.
Besides having a 3” roller, the PRP 4500 also has a 3% decline feature which is not only rare for treadmills but is also good for workouts. It also has cooling fans, MP3 player friendly, quick speed, incline buttons and a wireless chest strap.
Parts Warranty: Both gain a tie in the parts warranty category. The two models offer a 5-year warranty which would give you free coverage throughout the given period.
Labor Warranty: It’s another tie between the two treadmills with their offer of 2 years in labor warranty. This is already a great offer especially since labor costs are soaring and getting free service for 2 years is a lot of help.
Machine Weight: Since both models do not have information regarding their machine weight, they are tied in this category. It would have been better if they did include this information since it is after all a big factor for users in choosing a treadmill.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It’s a tie between the two models since they both claim that they can accommodate users who weigh up to 375lbs. However, since we cannot be too sure because we don’t know the exact machine weight, we recommend that to be on the safe side, there should be at least a 100-lb difference between the user’s body weight and the weight of the machine.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two models since they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
Conclusion: You always get more when you pay more when it comes to treadmills. There is a $300 difference between the PRO 2500 and the PRO 4500. If you are willing to spend another $300, you can already have a stronger motor, a better workout experience with the iFit Live as you get to have a 10” touch screen browser, plus you get a bigger roller which makes the machine more durable.
It depends on how much you are willing to spend on a treadmill. If you think that $1499 is already enough then you go with the PRO 2500 but if you can spare the extra cash, you can choose the PRO 4500.