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In today’s world, we are faced with an increasingly tricky paradox: the desire to get fit and control bodyweight versus the limited time we have in a hectic, stressful work-week. As a bridge between these two demands we place upon ourselves, the treadmill—a staple in every gym—is the cost and time-efficient solution; specifically, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill.
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is designed with performance, sustainability and reliability in mind. Although its features are aimed at the beginner to mid-level athlete, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill can extend to people of any age, activity and fitness level. Our Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill review is a comprehensive analysis of the product, and a look into why it is considered to be one of the best treadmills out there at its price point. While it is not new, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill has withstood the tests of time and competition to retain its place at the top of the best home treadmill equipment list.
Our Rating: 8.5/10
Overview & Ratings
Proform is owned by fitness retail giant Icon Health and Fitness and as such, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is a product with the latest technologies that is built by a reputable company known for creating quality fitness machines. As far as home treadmills go, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is made to withstand both light and intense workouts, cater to individual, bespoke needs and enhance user experience. This is a treadmill that works with you to achieve your fitness goals.
Based on our extensive analysis, we rated this product an 8.5/10.
Features and Specs
- Product Dimensions: 55”L x 29”W x 65”H
- Product Weight: 120 lbs.
- Shipping Weight: 146 lbs.
- Running Surface: 18”W x 55”L
- Maximum User Weight: 300 lbs.
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is designed to create an uninterrupted and efficient workout. Its external features provide an intuitive experience while its in-built technology makes it ideal for safe, grueling and worthwhile exercise. Before we get into the details, watch this video for a quick overview of the many Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill parts and features: Youtube.com.
Tread Soft Cushioning
The biggest problem when it comes to treadmills is the stress and eventual pain that they expose your joints to. The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill belt is fitted with Tread Soft Cushioning that pads your footfall and lessens the adverse effects to your knees and ankles. In addition, there is a built-in, dual-grip EKG heart rate monitor that lets you know how whether or not you are pushing yourself hard enough.
2.5 Continuous Horsepower (CHP) Mach Z Motor
Whether walk, jog or run, the 2.5 CHP Motor can keep up and give smooth, unwavering power. The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is the perfect machine to deliver a workout without inconvenience. In addition, the Motor is perfectly silent when on walking speed, so you can actually hear yourself think without being drowned out by a noise belt.
Smart Computer Console with LCD Display
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill has a LCD window with a priority display, a racetrack simulation as well as the ability to monitor stats like time, distance and calories. The buttons are large and easy-to-press so you won’t be fumbling around trying to change the intensity of your workout.
Quick Incline Control and Quick Speed Control
With Quick Control for incline and speed, this treadmill has taken out the need to scroll through settings. With a speed range of 1-10 Mph and an incline of 0-10%, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill lets you change the intensity at the push of a button and more importantly, without breaking your rhythm.
8 Pre-set Programs for a Personal Workout
Regardless of your age or fitness level, with the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill’s in-built workout programs designed by a certified personal trainer, you can personalize your regimen to get the best-suited workout for you.
18” x 55” Running Belt
When it comes to running surface, a machine needs to have enough length and width to allow for all measures of strides. The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill belt size of 18” x 55” provides enough room for a larger stride while walking or jogging, making it perfect for tall people as well as those who are shorter or bulkier.
Integrated, Upper-Body Resistance Bands
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill comes with two resistance bands (one on each leg) to hold on to while walking or jogging. This works out the torso and upper-body, essentially performing the function of an elliptical while needing the minimal space of a treadmill. One of the smaller Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill parts, the resistance bands contribute a great deal to development of the upper-body.
Compatible Music Port for I-Pod and Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System Attachment
Nothing takes your mind off the wearisome job of walking or jogging better than music. The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill comes equipped with the iPod compatibility that allows you to drift off into your favorite playlist while reaching your physical goals. You could also take advantage of the treadmill’s speakers and let the music drown out the exhaustion.
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill has been designed to neatly fold if you ever need to put it away. There are also small wheels that let you tilt and roll the folded unit into another room for storage.
5-year Frame and Motor Warranty
90-day Parts and Labor Warranty
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill offers four calorie workouts and four timed workouts. The calorie workouts are designed to help you burn calories, strengthen your cardiovascular system and conditioning and tone your muscles. The timed workouts change pace and incline according to pre-set calculations to guide you through an effective exercise session. To give you an example of what you can expect to find in the pre-set programs watch this great video on High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): Youtube.com.
The biggest difference between the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill and other treadmills on the market is that when it comes to home treadmills, this Proform was really made for the home. It has versatility in its performance; it is easy to transport and move around the house; it is easy to use and adopt; but most importantly, it was made with the user in mind. Here are the reasons why we think the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill deserves attention.
Easy to Understand and Assemble
While some packaged versions might be bulky and intimidatingly complicated to set up (as is the case usually when there are a lot of nuts and bolts), the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill manual gives you a clear step-by-step rundown of how to set up the product: easy and relatively quick. Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill assembly can take up to an hour and a half alone or under an hour with two people.
It’s Foldable and Quiet
Space is the biggest concern when it comes to buying a treadmill for home. The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill makes space a non-issue. You can fold, tilt, and roll it out of sight when need be. That is, until tomorrow comes and it’s time to workout again.
The Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill belt size doesn’t only help with storage; it also reduces noise. When in a walk mode, the belt is virtually silent and because of the 2.5 CHP Motor, it is equally as consistent.
With the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill, efficiency is the name of the game. The quick controls allow a smooth transition through incline and speed without interruption. The control buttons are also big and easy to use, so you don’t have to be fidgeting and getting frustrated with the display.
The pre-set programs act as a virtual personal trainer. By creating certified training modules, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is the perfect entry into the world of health and fitness for those who want to pace and vary their workouts. It also provides more challenging exercises like variations of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for those who want to take their cardio to the next level.
Intermix Acoustic 2.0 Sound System Attachment
This is just a cool feature to have on any piece of workout equipment. Whether music or even audiobooks, this Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill part makes sure you are never without a useful distraction to help make a tiring workout go by a little faster.
Let’s be honest, for $399 USD you would be hard-pressed to find a treadmill that could rival the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill price while holding the same amount of features and unique selling points.
The most commonly heard drawback is that the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill dimensions are better suited for walking and jogging than running. This however, is not such a big issue because the pre-set programs offer the same amount of cardiovascular engagement and level of difficulty as running would.
Another related issue is that the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill belt size is narrow, with less room to maneuver making it a difficult tread to run on. This is a complaint that has more to do with habit than the product itself. People are used to other treadmills with wider larger treads. But because the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is made for home, it is naturally smaller and narrower. Give it a few weeks for your body to acclimatize to the narrower tread and soon it will be of little concern.
Considering all the positives and negatives, the many features and capabilities, we feel that the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill deserves a place amongst the best treadmills for home. This may not be the right treadmill for you if you are an advanced Crossfit athlete or runner, but if you are just starting your cardiovascular training, trying to maintain a certain level of fitness and bodyweight or just need something to run on when the weather is bleak, the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill is an investment that cannot lose. Also check out Best Treadmill Reviews for Home Use 2018.
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Question & Answers
Q. How to assemble Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill?
A. You can hire a service technician to assemble the product at home or follow the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill manual step by step. Assembly requires 2 people, an open, clear space, and the included hex keys and one Philips screwdriver.
Q. Do you have to lubricate the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill?
A. Yes, you do. You would need the Treadmill Belt Lubricant. Unplug your treadmill first and then pull the belt up and spray it on the edge, moving it toward the middle of the belt. Move the belt 1/3 of the way and repeat. This will extend the life of your treadmill and it is easy to do.
Q. How do I go about Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill troubleshooting? What to do if the Proform treadmill not starting?
A. If the treadmill is not starting, it could be a problem with the electricity supply. You need to check if you have the power cord plugged in correctly. The power cord must be plugged into a surge suppressor, which must be plugged into a grounded outlet. This is very important to prevent any damage to the treadmill in case of electrical problems. Further, the surge suppressor you use must comply with the requirements of the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill manual. For details, please read the user manual thoroughly.
Q. Question related to Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill troubleshooting: The console displays remain lit when you remove the key from the console.
A. The console features a display demo mode, designed to be used if the treadmill is displayed in a store. If the displays remain lit when you remove the key, the demo mode is turned on. To turn off the demo mode, hold down the Stop button for a few seconds. If the displays are still lit, see page 19 of the Proform 6.0 RT Treadmill manual to turn off the demo mode.
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Last updated on October 16th, 2019
Written by Mikail Khan
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