Trying to decide between the Proform 400 vs 600 treadmill?
These two are very popular starter treadmills coming in around $600 and $800 respectively. They’ve been around for over 3 years now – a testament to their popularity as Proform usually retires models after a year or two if they’re not selling well.
So how are they different and which is best for you? This article will go over the main differences between them to help you decide.
First of all, it should be noted that both treadmills give you EKG heart rate monitors, several built-in workouts, iFit LIVE options and a tablet holder above the console.
So how are they different?
The Proform Performance 400 treadmill is slightly more affordable coming in around $200 less than the Proform 600 treadmill. So what d you get for the extra $200?
#2 Belt Size
The Proform Performance 600 treadmill has a longer belt than the Proform 400 treadmill – 60 inches long vs 55 inches.
The longer belt is great for taller users or runners who want to stretch out and run without feeling like they’re bumping up against the edge of the treadmill.
The Proform 600 also carries a slightly more powerful motor than the Proform 400: 2.75 HP vs 2.5 HP. So it can hold up a bit better under longer or more intense use.
#4 Speed Limit
The Proform 400 treadmill has a top speed of 10 MPH whereas the Proform 600 has a top speed of 12 MPH.
Walkers may be find with the Proform 400 but if you want a bit more room to grow, you may prefer the higher speed limit of the Performance 600 treadmill.
The Proform 400 has a top incline of 10 degrees whereas the Proform 600 has a top incline of 12 degrees.
So again, you have a bit more room to grow as your fitness level improves with the Proform Performance 600 treadmill.
While both treadmills do come with iFit LIVE (where you can download unlimited new workouts to your treadmill), the Proform 600 has a few more built-in workouts than the Proform 400: 22 workouts vs 18 workouts.
So those are the main differences between the Proform Performance 400 vs 600 treadmills.
Overall the Proform 600 gives you a bit more in terms of construction – higher motor power and longer belt – as well as fitness options – higher speed and incline limits.
But if you’re a walker and on a strict budget, you may be happier with the Proform 400 treadmill. It really depends on what is important to you.
Whatever you decide remember to take your time and choose a treadmill you really love – and then enjoy!