Proform 600ZNE or Proform 990CSE?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: In this first category, the Proform 990CSE wins against its counterpart as it has an adjustable stride length feature and that is always something that is more preferable as it means that it can add more versatility to the machine.
Resistance Levels: In this category, the Proform 990CSE wins against the Proform 600ZNE with a 16 to 14 advantage. Having more levels of resistance can add to the intensity of a workout.
Max Ramp: In this category, the Proform 990CSE is a better choice as it has a powered incline setting even though the Proform 600ZNE has a higher incline percentage.
Built In Programs: When it comes to built-in programs, the Proform 990CSE wins this round as it offers two more than the Proform 600ZNE’s 18. It should be noted however that even though the 600ZNE didn’t win this round, its number of built-in programs is still considered to be above average for a model belonging in the sub-$1000 range which normally only offer 7 to 11 programs.
Notable Features: Both models have built-in cooling fans, MP3 player support, sound system, foot pedals which are ergonomically designed and both conveniently have SpaceSaver folding design feature. When you compare the two, the 990CSE is equipped with the iFit program where you can easily access Jillian Michaels’ videos. On the other hand, the 600ZNE is iFit Live compatible but you still have to buy the module separately and be subscribed to iFit Live for you to avail the wonderful features.
The 990CSE also has handlebars which the 600ZNE doesn’t have. Having the controls on the handlebars, you can easily manipulate the settings while working out which makes the former model a better choice.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the two models are tied as they both offer a year of free parts coverage.
Labor Warranty: In this category, both are tied again as the two models offer a 1 year labor warranty.
Machine Weight: Both Proform models did not indicate their actual machine weight which is pretty disappointing since a good basis for a good elliptical machine is the weight of the machine as the heavier it is, the better and more stable it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to maximum user weight capacity, the 990CSE beats its counterpart as it can accommodate users who weigh up to 325 lbs. However, since it did not indicate its machine weight, this cannot be confirmed.
Money Back Guarantee: The two models both offer a 30-day money back guarantee which means that you can easily return the product if you are unsatisfied or if you want to get a refund.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the 900CSE is $200 more expensive than the 600ZNE so is the additional expense really worth it? The answer would have to be yes because you get to have more features that would make working out on an elliptical machine better and a lot more fun. You can also easily change the settings with a simple touch of a button plus you get to avail videos of Jillian Michaels’ training expertise.
Spending $200 more is worth it as you can maximize your workout experience.