Proform 18.0RE or Proform 1100E?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Proform Pro 3500 wins with its adjustable stride length of 20” to 22”. The Proform Pro 1100E on the other hand, only has a fixed 20” stride length.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the Proform Pro 3500 offers 20 levels which is enough to beat the Pro 1100E which only has 16.
Max Ramp: The Proform Pro 1100E gets a win with its 30° max incline while its counterpart offers a 10° decline but only a 20° incline.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Proform Pro 3500 obviously wins with 48 while the Proform Pro 1100E only has 20. Having a variety in your workouts makes it more fun and interesting.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, the Proform Pro 3500 wins. It offers an iFit Live technology which is located right into the 7” touch screen console. With this feature, you can enjoy a simulated run in the Great Wall of China or run the scenic views of the Hawaiian beaches that are powered by Google Maps. Having a 7” full color touch screen definitely helps enhance the experience for you. You can also work out and compete with other online users and even avail a virtual fitness trainer. You also get to download new programs as well as be able to keep track of your progress.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the Proform Pro 3500 wins with its 5-year offer as opposed to the Proform Pro 1100E’s 1-year deal. Having a longer warranty means that the manufacturers are confident about the quality and performance of their product.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the Proform Pro 3500 gets another win as it offers a 2-year deal while the Proform Pro 1100E only offers a year. You should take advantage of this since labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: In this category, both are in a stalemate as they both did not indicate their actual machine weight. This is pretty disappointing since most users would like to know about this information as it is considered to be a big factor in making a purchase decision. It is said that the heavier the machine is, the more stable it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Proform Pro 3500 wins over the Proform Pro 1100E as it can accommodate users who weigh up to 375 lbs as opposed to the latter’s 325 lbs. However, since both did not indicate their actual machine weight, these figures cannot be verified.
Money Back Guarantee: Both are tied in this category as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that if you end up not being happy with the performance of the machine, you can easily return it, provided that it is within the given time period.
Conclusion:At the time of the comparison review, the Pro 3500 is twice more expensive than the Pro 1100E so it is to be expected that it is a better choice with more and better features. Its dominance is clearly seen in most of the categories.
There are improvements that were made like having an adjustable stride length, more resistance levels, a rare decline feature, a cool 7” touch screen display as well as the innovative iFit Live technology. These are great reasons for you to choose it over its counterpart. What’s more, it has a longer coverage on parts and labor which justifies the expense.
Both of these models are great choices but it depends on how much you are willing to spend for a fitness machine. However, if you want to be practical, you can go with the more affordable one and then you can just buy an iFit Live module which would total to a much lesser expense. However, you would probably spend more money on parts and labor costs after a year. So in the end, if you want quality, choose the Pro 3500 but if you can’t afford it or you’re not willing to spend that much, you can always settle happily with the Pro 1100E.