Proform 900CSE or Proform 910EX?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Proform Pro 1500 beats its counterpart with an adjustable stride length of 20” to 22” while the Proform 910 EX only has 19” to 21”.
Resistance Levels: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer the same number of resistance levels at 20.
Max Ramp: It is a tie between the two models as they both offer the same number of resistance levels at 20.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the two models are tied as they offer 24 programs each. It should be noted though that the 910EX is more affordable than the Pro 1500 which means that having that amount of programs is impressive.
Notable Features: In the Bells and Whistles category, the Pro 1500 wins against its counterpart as it offers features that are not available in the 910 EX. The winning model offers a built-in cooling fan on its console and has a more attractive frame design. One other main difference between the two is the kind of iFit technology that they are both compatible with.
The Pro 1500 is iFit Live compatible which means that you can run simulated trails all over the world, avail virtual trainers, compete with other online users, download new programs and many more. However, you still need to buy the iFit Live module separately in order for you to make use of these wonderful features. The 910EX on the other hand has an iFit Workout Card module which you still need to buy workout cards to make it work.
Parts Warranty: When it comes the parts warranty, the Pro 1500 clearly wins as it offers a 5-year deal compared to the 910 EX’ 1 year. It should be noted though that models that belong in the $2000 and up price range should have more than a year’s worth of warranty.
Labor Warranty: In this category, the Pro 1500 offers a 2-year warranty while the 910 only offers a year.
Machine Weight: Both models did not indicate their actual machine weight which is disappointing since this is also one factor that can help a consumer decide whether or not to buy the product. It is said that the heavier the machine is, the more stable it should be.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Pro 1500 wins this category as it can accommodate users who weigh up to 375 lbs. However, since it did not indicate its actual weight, this cannot be verified. That is why, for your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the machine’s weight and the user’s weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models offer a 30-day money back guarantee which means that you can easily return the product if you are not satisfied by its performance or you can get a refund.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there is a huge $1300 price difference between the two, with the Pro 1500 the more expensive one of the two. So is the additional expense worth it when you can easily buy another elliptical machine with the amount?
The big difference in the features lies in the longer warranties of 5 years on parts and 2 years on labor. Having a rare decline feature can also be a good point to justify the price and it also has a built-in fan to keep you refreshed at all times. Maybe the attractive design that it has can be a good reason.
However, the two models belong in different price groups. The 910EX is of the sub-$1000 group while the Pro 1500 belongs to the $2000 and up price range. One is considered to be high-end while the other is entry level.
It all comes down to how much you are willing to spend on your elliptical machine. If you can afford to have the Pro 1500, then you get to have a luxurious equipment. On the other hand, you can have the more cost-effective machine and save the extra $1300 for other stuff or even another elliptical.