Last updated on December 7th, 2016 at 08:16 am
I have decided to review all the Proform ZT series and this is Proform ZT6 Treadmill Review. I have already done a review on Proform ZT8 you may look it up if you wish. One thing I have come to realize with the Proform ZT series is that with each additional model there is a slight upgrade compared to the last. The upgrade could be that the motor, console or the tread belt has been upgraded and so because of this change, the price will be a little pricier than the former model.
However, we shall look at the Proform ZT6 Treadmill as it is our custom to review comprehensively so that our readers can finally decide if it good for them or not.
The Proform ZT6 is without a doubt one of the affordable units of Proform equipment. Joggers and runners alike can have this unit and still get the best of a workout from it. Just like the ZT8, this unit can be folded thereby solving the issue of space and accommodation, right? Because after workouts you can fold and put it away, even under your bed or lean it on the wall. It has a deck size of about 20’’width and 55’’ Length, unlike the ZT8 that has 60’’ length deck track.
How about the motor? The motor is powered by 2.5 Mach Z commercial motor that is considered the most rugged motor that can handle and withstand any amount of workout without experiencing any breakdown. It has got a backlit display the size of 5’’, 18 workout apps and has 10 MPH speed. It has this 10% quick incline control, workout fan (CoolAire fan), and music compactable port for iPod. Anyways, let me not bore you with this disjointed features and pros of the Proform ZT6 Treadmill instead let me make the list below.
- 2.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial motor
- 20’’ width by 55’’ length tread belt
- 10 MPH Quick Speed Control
- 10% Quick Incline Control
- 18 Workout Apps
- Grip Pulse EKG Heart Rate Monitor
- Supports 300 pounds weight
- CoolAire workout fan
- 1.9’’ Precision Machined and Balanced non-flex rear roller
- Port compatible with iPod
- Lifetime warranty on the frame, 25 years warranty for the motor and 1-year warranty for parts and labor
These are an overview of the features and pros of the Proform ZT6 Treadmill, but let’s dive a little bit into explaining some of the things that are lovable about it.
Preset workout apps– These features make it a lot easier for you to kick start your goal of achieving fitness because there are 18 preset workouts designed by a certified personal trainer to ensure you ensure that you get all the best. In fact, there are 4 categories of programs in this preset workout app which are, Calories, speed, incline, and intensity.
Music– They also made it possible for you to listen to music while exercising with the help of an iPod port that will enable you to plug your iPod and listen to an endless stream of music while you hit the track.
Cushioning– This is probably one of the most important in the features because most people complain of stress on their joints, feet, and knees. Now, the case becomes like a person taking a medicine to cure an ailment but the toxin from the medicine is now killing. So, that is the best scenario to explain someone that is using an equipment to improve health but the equipment is now causing another type of ailment. But that is not the case with Proform ZT6 Treadmill because it has a cushioning effect that would reduce the stress on these places mentioned.
Grip Heart Rate Monitor– The heart rate sensors on the handlebars of this unit will help to display readings even though some argued that it is not hospital-accurate but at least it will be a useful guide.
The downside of this unit is that it does not have a chest strap heart rate monitor without which you cannot walk, jog or run without holding the handlebars at all times so as to get your heart rate reading. And this limits or reduces the intensity of your workouts which ultimately will affect how quick you will get a result or achieve your goal.
Not really good for a runner because its maximum speed is 10 MPH and the deck track is about 55’’ which is 5’’ short compared to Proform ZT8 Treadmill, some people will still regard this size as not long enough for good strides (taller individuals)
The motor capacity could have been better, but you get what you pay for, right?
The features are right for the price they are selling this unit on Amazon. I know that it could have been better but it is because of these downsides that made it be sold at what it is sold now. However, if you are looking for something better than I would suggest you up the Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill, this has got awesome features you can’t just refuse but the price is on the high side.
That is why I earlier said, you get what you pay for, the less you pay the less the features, but the more you pay the more and better the features.
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