We all lead busy lives and while some of us have time to attend the gym or participate in initiatives like boot camps and other classes, others don’t. If you are more the latter than the former, then we appreciate the difficult situation you have. However, we do have a solution to your problems, if you are looking to work out to lose weight, build muscle or a little of both.
At-home gym exercise equipment has come on leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades, and you can now get almost gym-standard machines that don’t take up quite as much space. Modern fitness tools for working out in the comfort of your own home certainly don’t take up as much space as their clunky, unsightly counterparts from the past.
If you have a reasonably big budget and want a high-end and practical solution to your exercise issues, you should consider the ProForm SMART 16.9 Elliptical Trainer. Why? Find out in the following review.
If there is one name that’s pushed the boundaries of what you should expect from home exercise equipment it is ProForm. Over the last few decades, they have become famous for their machines which combine ingenious designs, useful and effective features and quality functionality and durability.
The ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 Elliptical Trainer is one of the most modern and cutting-edge of their selection of cross-trainer-style machines and it is representative of everything great about the company. The best way to assess exercise equipment is to look at the features, what it brings to you the end-user. That’s exactly what we’re going to discuss right now.
Easy Assembly – Almost Out-of-Box Use
It’s fair to say in the past, and many of you reading this review may have experienced this firsthand, that exercise equipment, particularly electric machines powered by motors and with moving parts, were very complex and difficult to set-up.
Like many of their products, though, that’s not the case with the ProForm SMART Pro 16.9. It takes just minutes to set it up once you’ve taken it from the box. There are just three simple steps you need to follow and then you’re ready to work up a sweat.
Crisp and Clear 10-Inch SMART High-Definition Touchscreen
Most ProForm models of elliptical trainer come with the console and many come with a screen. Very few can rival the SMART Pro 16.9, though, when it comes to the functionality, size, and clarity offered by its touchscreen. You can easily monitor your progress with every workout. What’s more, because this is another ProForm that’s iFit ready and comes with a full one year’s membership.
iFit, for those reading this, is a company that has devised a service that enables users to benefit from one-on-one workout sessions with a highly renowned international personal trainer. As well as the instructions and demonstrations given by the trainers you can also enjoy the stunning sceneries in glorious high definition.
One thing we particularly love about ProForm products and one of the reasons why we have reviewed a variety of these machines is the versatility they offer you. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for an incredibly intense workout or something more laidback, neither does it matter if you are a rank beginner or an experienced veteran when it comes to using these kinds of machines. The ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 can be customized to give you the experience you need.
The 20-inch stride can be adjusted so you can stretch your legs down and up as you work the peddles comfortably. While there are both 20 levels of easy to change digital resistance levels and a digital quick-change incline ramp. The resistance can make it easier or harder, depending on what you require, to move the pedals and the arm bars, while the incline ramp gives the realistic feel of taking on steep hills.
- Easy to assemble and use
- Fully customizable resistance level and incline
- 35 preset workouts
- Beautiful High-Definition 10-Inch Touchscreen
- Might be too expensive for beginners
- Stride length still may be too short for taller people
It is about 5 feet
Right above the display you have a holder that could hold a E-Reader, but something not much bigger than that. If you plan to use your IPAD Pro with it, you should try something else
In conclusion, it’s fair to say of all the ProForm exercise machines we’ve reviewed, the ProForm SMART Pro 16.9 Elliptical Trainer is one of the most expensive. For the investment of a high-ticket price, you do get an incredible amount of flexibility and a smooth-running exercise tool that features a lovely array of features.
Specification: ProForm Pro 16.9 Elliptical Trainer
$500 – $1000
|Max User Weight|
Lifetime frame, 6-Year parts, and a 3-year labor
|Computer / Display|
10” Smart HD Touchscreen
Adjustable oversized cushioned pedals, commercial-grade steel construction, Water bottle holder, Transport wheels, oversized levelers
79.75 x 25.75 x 66.25 inches
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