Proform Performance 400 or Proform 590T?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In the first category, the Proform Performance 400 and the Performance 590T are tied. They both have a 2.25HP motor which is already considered above average when it comes to budget treadmills.
Belt Width: It is another tie between the two models with a 20” belt width. This is already more than the standard for budget treadmills which is 18” or 19”.
Belt Length: It is another draw between the Performance 400 and the Proform 590T. Their belt length is 55” and it is already longer that what budget treadmills normally have. For this kind of price range, 53” or less is the standard measurement.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Proform 590T gets a win over the Performance 400 with its 16 preprogrammed workouts. However, the Performance 400 only falls short by one workout program.
Notable Features: Both models are closely tied in this category. They both have a Proform’s SpaceSaver folding feature which makes them a convenient choice. They also have an identical Intermix Acoustic 2.0 sound system which makes it easier for users to listen to music as they can just connect their MP3 players.
However, the difference between these two is that the Performance 400 has a Nike + iPod feature. This is different from iFit Live and it is not as interactive but it can already help you keep track of your progress. It also has a Workout Intensity Control which enables you to adjust the intensity level of your workout.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, both treadmills offer the same 1 year warranty. This is considered to be an average offer and it can help you fix and get your parts replaced when needed.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie between the Performance 400 and the Proform 950T as they offer a 1-year warranty for users. This could be helpful especially if there is something that needs to be done.
Machine Weight: In the machine weight category, it is a tie since both models did not indicate the weight of the unit. The weight of the machine is an important basis for a person’s decision to buy the product and that is why Proform should release this significant information.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It is another tie between the two models. They claim that their machines can accommodate users that weight up to 300lbs. Since we cannot confirm this because they did not specify the weight of the machine, users should practice safety by limiting the difference between the user’s weight and the capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: Money back guarantee is a good option for users especially if they find out that they are not satisfied with the treadmill’s performance. In this case, both models are tied with a 30-day offer.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, both the Proform Performance 400 and the Proform 590T are both priced at $599. The only way to choose between the two is to base the decision on your own personal preference. Both have a 2.25HP motor, a speed of 10MPH and a maximum incline of 10%. They also have the same belt, both offer a 1 year warranty on parts and labor as well as a 30-day money back guarantee. Plus, both models are compatible with the iFit Live module which means that they are basically tied in every aspect.
It all comes down to the 590T’s extra program and the Performance 400’s Workout Intensity Control and compatibility with another fitness tracking module. If you don’t think you would need an additional fitness tracking module, then you can just stick with the 590T but if there’s a chance that you just might want to adjust your workout intensity later on, then you should go for the Performance 400.