Proform Pro 1500 or Proform Pro 3500?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the two models are tied as they both offer the same adjustable stride length at 20” to 22”.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to resistance levels, the two are tied again as they both offer the same number at 20. Having resistance levels adds to the intensity of your workouts.
Max Ramp: In this category, the two models are tied again as they both have a maximum incline of 10” to 20”.
Built In Programs: In this category, the Proform Pro 3500 clearly wins as it offers 48 built-in programs compared to the Proform Pro 1500’s 24. Having a wide variety of programs can make your workouts a lot more interesting.
Notable Features: What makes the 3500 a great choice over the 1500 are the built-in iFit Live module which has a free 1 year subscription and a 7” full color touch panel.
The 1500 only comes with module compatibility which means that you have to buy the iFit module separately. It also has a 7” color screen without the touch screen which is quite ordinary when compared to its counterpart.
What the two have in command though are the traction control pedals, fans and sound system. However, the 3500 offers two better features than the 1500.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to parts warranty, both are tied with a generous offer of 5 years of free parts coverage. This means that the manufacturers believe that their products are of high quality that they can afford to give such offer.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie between the two models in the labor warranty category as they both offer 2 years of free labor coverage. You should take advantage of these as labor costs can get quite expensive.
Machine Weight: When it comes to machine weight, the two are tied as they both did not indicate their respective actual weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The two models are tied again in the maximum user weight capacity category. They both can accommodate users who weigh up to 375 lbs but since they did not indicate their actual machine weight, this cannot be verified.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 30-day money back guarantee which means that you can easily return the product if you are unhappy with it or get a refund.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the 3500 is $300 more expensive than its counterpart. So the question is if the additional expense is truly worth it? For one, the 3500 is the upgraded version of the 1500 so you would expect that there would be improvements.
If you are willing to spend the extra $300, you get to have an iFit Live module with a 1 year free subscription and a touch screen interface. It also has a lot more programs which means that you are going to get your money’s worth with the 3500.
It should be noted that all the features that the 1500 can also be found in the 3500 which means that you’ll be getting more with the 3500.