Proform 14.0 CE or Proform 10.0 CE?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Proform 10.0 CE gets a win with a 16”-20” stride length advantage over its counterpart the Proform 14.0 CE which has 18”.An adjustable stride length is always preferable as it makes it more versatile for different users.
Resistance Levels: When it comes to the resistance levels, the Proform 10.0 CE wins with 18 levels. On the other hand, the Proform 14.0 CE only has 14.
Max Ramp: In this round, the Proform 14.0 CE gets the obvious win since the Proform 10.0 CE does not offer a maximum incline/ramp feature. Having one can add to the challenge and intensity of your workout.
Built In Programs: In this category, the two models are tied as they both have an equal number of built-in programs which is 18. It should be noted that both offer are considered to be above the average for its many counterparts because 11 or less is what usually entry level models offer.
Notable Features: In the Bells and Whistles category, the Proform 14.0CE wins over its counterpart Proform 10.0CE as it offers more features such as oversized, cushioned pedals, Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system, CoolAire workout fan and a convenient SpaceSaver folding feature. However, not all users appreciate a cooling fan but for us, we can definitely make use of it so that we can stay cool and refreshed all throughout a session.
Another thing, both the 14.0CE and 10.0CE are compatible with the iFit technology. However, the 10.0CE offers the first iFit version which uses iFit workout cards. These cards are designed by fitness experts to give you an 8-week training program which ranges from beginner to advanced workouts. On the other hand, the 14.0CE is compatible with the newer iFit Live technology which allows you to connect to the internet in order for you to keep track of your progress as well as have your own virtual fitness trainer. It also offers simulated trails which are brought to you by Google Maps. What’s more, you can download new programs, compete with other online users and many more. It should be noted though that both iFit versions would require a separate purchase that will add to the total price of these models.
Parts Warranty: The two models are tied in this category as they both offer a one year deal when it comes to the warranty of parts.
Labor Warranty: The two are tied again as they both offer a one year deal in terms of labor warranty. Take advantage of this as labor costs can get pretty expensive.
Machine Weight: Proform elliptical machines don’t usually indicate their actual machine weight. It should be noted that whenever you are shopping for one, you should remember that the heavier the machine, the sturdier it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In this category, the Proform 14.0 CE wins with 300 lbs while the Proform 10.0 CE can only accommodate users up to 275 lbs. However, since both did not indicate their machine weight, these cannot be verified. So for you to be safe, you should make sure that there is a 100-lb difference between the user and the machine’s weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both models are tied as they have a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the product if you are not happy with the overall performance of the machine.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, both the Proform 14.0CE and Proform 10.0CE belong in the budget elliptical machines which are priced at $799 and $539, respectively. With the 14.0CE’s $260 price difference, is it really worth it?
With 10 categories, the more costly 14.0CE wins 3 while the 10.0CE wins 2. All the other 5 categories, each of them offers their own advantages that users might want to check out.
With the 14.0CE, you get an adjustable 10 to 35-degree incline ramp and a cooling fan element while with the 10.0CE, you will get more levels of resistance and an adjustable stride length. Without these models’ information about machine weight, the 14.0CE’s 25-lb edge on maximum weight capacity may not stand on solid ground.
Generally speaking, the extra features offered by the 14.0CE accounts for its increased overall score but for a further $260 just to have these extra characteristics, it just makes the 10.0CE a much more cost-effective choice. We’re referring to budget ellipticals here, so these models’ respective price ranges play a huge part in your decision making. Simply put, the 14.0 is the ideal model in terms of additional features but the 10.0CE, with its $539 price tag is a good alternative as a beginner elliptical machine for your home.