ProForm XT 70

Editor's Rating: 5.1/10
This model has been discontinued.

The ProForm home treadmill brand is quality discount line manufactured by ICON, who also manufacture machines for NordicTrack and Epic. The ProForm XT 70 is the entry-level treadmill in ProForm’s ProShox Series. This machine will only be suitable for a limited number of budget conscious shoppers. The XT 90 is the next step up in this line and should be considered by anyone looking into the XT 70 as it represents a significant improvement.

What We Like

  • Workout programs: Sixteen workout programs for walkers, joggers, and runners are built into the XT70’s console. The treadmill can also be used with iFit Live, which is sold separately. iFit Live’s wireless technology lets users compete with their online friends, virtually run through famous trails, and easily track personal progress.
  • Audio capability: The XT 70’s iPod-compatible audio port and rich Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system will keep trainees entertained.
  • Track cushioning: ProForm’s patented ProShox cushioning can be adjusted to 24 intensity levels.
  • Incline: With an unusually steep 20% incline, users can burn calories and tone their bodies more efficiently than they with typical treadmill inclines. However, only two inclines are available: 10% and 20%. So, this isn’t exactly a versatile machine.
  • Warranty: ProForm’s Power Series treadmills come with great warranties. With the XT 70, customers get a lifetime frame warranty, a lifetime motor warranty, two years on other parts, and a year of labor.

What We Don’t Like

  • Motor: The XT 70’s 1.75 motor is intended for walkers and joggers, but not for regular runners. This machine is for casual training only.
  • Track: The treadmill’s 55” x 18” treadbelt is smaller than standard treadbelts, which are 20” wide. It  also might not be long enough for taller trainees.

Our Verdict

The ProForm XT 70 is an entry-level workout machine intended for smaller users. With the XT 70, customers get good audio and iFit Live compatibility, but a weak motor and small track. Also, the two-position incline might not provide enough variety for most users. Potential XT 70 customers should consider ProForm’s other treadmills with stronger motors and a far superior overall value. People who are drawn to the treadmill’s 20% incline might want to check out other incline trainers as well. Don’t be swayed by the attractive price tag. You’ll get what you pay for with the XT 70: disappointment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.