Proform Performance 400 or Proform Performance 600?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: When looking for a treadmill, you should always take into consideration the motor. It is important that it has a strong motor so that there will be a smoother operation. That is why the Proform Performance 600 wins over the Proform Performance 400 with 2.5HP to 2.25HP.
Belt Width: It is a tie in this category between the Performance 400 and the Performance 600 with 20”. It should be noted that it is the standard belt width for most treadmills so both models offer enough space for your lateral movements.
Belt Length: It is also another tie in the belt length category with both models having 55” each. However, it should be noted that the Performance 400’s 20” x 55” may be considered average for treadmills priced at $700 to $1000 but it is considered to be above average for $700 and below models.
Preprogrammed Workouts: When it comes to preprogrammed workouts, the Performance 600 wins this category with just one extra program. The Performance 400 has 15.
Notable Features: The Performance 600 has more features to offer that are better than the Performance 600. The Performance 600 offers an improved cushioning as well as a built-in cooling fan. One of its notable features is its maximum speed which goes up to 12MPH. The Performance 400 on the other hand only has a maximum speed of 10MPH. Although it is considered to be pretty fast, treadmills within its $1000 and below price group are mainly designed only for walking and jogging.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to parts warranty, the Performance 600 wins with a 2-year offer. The Performance 400 only has a 1-year warranty.
Labor Warranty: Both models are tied with their 1 year labor warranty offer. It should be noted though that treadmills that belong in the $700 and below price group usually only offer up to 90 days which means that the Performance 400’s 1 year offer is already above average.
Machine Weight: It is a tie between the two when it comes to machine weight because they both did not release the information needed. Proform should really think about sharing this bit of detail because it is one factor that users take into consideration when looking for a treadmill.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In this category, the Performance 600 wins with its 325-lb weight capacity. However, since Proform did not disclose the product’s machine weight, this cannot be confirmed.
Money Back Guarantee: Both treadmills offer a 30-day warranty as is the average offer of most treadmills.
Conclusion: There is a $200 difference between the two models when both are on sale. However, the improved features that the Performance 600 has justify its price.
The Performance 600 is actually an updated version of the Performance 400. That is why you get improved features like a slightly stronger motor and have maximum speeds of up to 12MPH as well as having a better shock absorber and a console that has a cooling fan. It also claims that it can accommodate up to 325lbs of user weight but it still needs to be confirmed since it didn’t indicate the weight of the machine.