The ProForm 250i Elliptical caught our attention because we found one Amazon customer that reviewed it and was very concise about it with images of it and so we intend to elaborate on it in order to provide you with a quality review that would help you at the end of the day.
First of all, this Amazon customer by the name R. Hoover thinks that the ProForm 250I Elliptical machine is a good buy. In his review, he narrates how he received it through the regular UPS delivery which we believe must be the free delivery service Amazon uses for its customers. Interestingly, R. Hoover even explained small details as helping the UPS driver to get off the box of his machine from the truck and how heavy it was. This is why we chose to use part of R. Hoover’s review on this post because it goes on to show that he is just an individual and customer that purchased a stuff from Amazon and was excited about it.
Before R. Hoover wrote his review he claimed that it was until 3 weeks after he had received, assembled and used his unit. Therefore, that is to say, that he was satisfied with his order and consequently rated it 4 out of 5.
However, the ProForm 250i Elliptical is not going to be all about this Amazon customer but we are just using him as a reference point as his testimony might help you make an informed decision on whether to buy this product or not. You can read the full review of R. Hoover here (make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the page).
Having said that, there are a lot of reasons to consider buying this unit, one of which is that it is a ProForm product and has got a lot of features that could help you realize your fitness goals without much hassle. It is iFit ready, which means it is compatible with iFit Apps that would allow you to workout with Google Maps (street views). Most people find this feature as a source of motivation which makes them feel the real experience of working out outdoor.
Then there are 14 preset programs that are designed to help you workout to your full potential which covers cardiovascular and strength training.
- The ProForm 250i Elliptical Machine has a large LCD display that allows you to view and keep track of your workout progress by displaying real-time stats such as time, miles, calories burned, heart rate and more.
- Ability to connect to iFit and work out with Google Maps is possible, however, it is not free you have to subscribe to it in order to enjoy this feature.
- It has 14 effective resistance levels that would make you feel challenged during a workout. It also operates smoothly and quietly (because of the SMR silent magnetic resistance system) without having to be concerned about disturbing the family or neighbors when you are doing your thing.
- You will be able to work out with a reasonable stride because of its 17’’ stride length. Even a 6 foot 4’’ R. Hoover finds it very convenient.
- It has heart rate sensors that are embedded on the handlebars in order to give you an accurate heart rate data which will help you to stay and maintain your target heart rate zone at all times.
- It has 35 pounds Inertia-Enhanced flywheel designed to make your workout stable and smooth.
- There are upper body grips that also make it possible to work on your upper body even as you work on your lower body as well.
- It is integrated with a Coolaire fan designed to keep you cool throughout your workout session.
- You will be able to listen to your favorite music while working out because it is iPod compatible and Bluetooth enabled.
- There is a strategically positioned tablet holder that would not stand in the way of viewing your workout data when using your tablet or any other device.
- Transportation wheels for easy storage and moving around the room.
- The frame is made of steel.
- It has got levelers that increase the stability of the unit even when you are working out vigorously or intensely.
- One of the major drawbacks of the ProForm 250i Elliptical is the fact that iFit feature does not come free not even in the first year which means you have to subscribe to it if you must use it. From what we have gathered, that you may not even get it to work even when you subscribe. So, DO NOT BUY if this feature means a lot to you.
- It is not HR chest strap enabled.
- 60’’ Length
- 5 Width
- 69’’ Height
- Weighs about 132.49 pounds
- Supports 250 pounds maximum user weight
- 5 Years for Frame
- 90 days for Parts and Labor
Shipping and Assembly
The shipping cost of the ProForm 250i Elliptical depends on the retailer you are purchasing from, however, Amazon ships this unit for free.
The assembly of this product is relatively easy as it comes with the appropriate tools and instruction manual that could walk you through the assembly process but you can opt for an expert assembly person if you don’t want to assemble it yourself.
The ProForm 250i Elliptical Machine is a recommendable machine for anyone that wishes to engage in a cardiovascular workout. We suggest you look it up on Amazon and also see what other reviews are there by other users.