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ProForm Hybrid Trainer

8.6 Total Score

Well Build (ProForm is well known for its quality), under $400, great capacity (350 lbs) also works as a Recumbent bike. What more can we ask for?

Build Quality
8.6
Features
8.4
Assembly
8.2
Noise
8.4
Price/Value
9.2

At a Glance: ProForm Hybrid
BrandProForm Elliptical
Capacity350 lbs
Price RangeUnder $400
Stride Lenght15″
Resistance14 Levels
Dimension76″ L x 26″ W x 76″ H
Programs14
InclineN/A
HR MonitorContact

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PROS:
  • Great Build Quality
  • Recumbent bike + Elliptical Trainer
  • Adjustable Stride
  • Very good Build Quality

CONS:
  • Only 90 days warranty for parts
  • Bad Customer Support
  • No wireless chest strap
  • Not appropriate for tall users

Display

Display of this trainer is easy and simple. It has a large gray LCD console. Unfortunately, they are not backlit; as a result working out in the dark is not good with this trainer. Display shows: time worked out, current speed, calories burned, heart rate, RPM/ Target. We must say, the quality of this display console is not good. It is even below average than other elliptical in this price range. If you ever break this console, it will cost you $120 to replace. For a $400 elliptical, this price is quite high.
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Assembly

Some users said, assembly is a workout itself for this trainer. It is heavy and big; and very difficult to assemble.

Heart Rate

This trainer does not come with any wireless stripe for monitoring your heart rate. Pulse sensitive pad is situated in the stationary handle, beside the display. Pulse pads are easy to touch, but we found it’s not 100% accurate. Most of the time, it’s difficult to put your figure in the pulse pad while working on full intensity.

Build Quality

Build Quality of this trainer is very good. It is one of the best built budget trainer. Proform is well known for making high quality exercise machines. Some of the customers complain that their display brock after a few months. This trainer is quiet and sturdy; and almost 100% of the users will agree with that. (If your trainer wobbles or makes noise; please make sure you assembled it properly)

Warranty

The program is a well reputed brand, but their customer support is questionable. Except the budget product line, they provide a lifetime warranty for all of their products. As, this Hybrid trainer is under $400, you will only get 5 years warranty for Frame and 90 days for parts and labor. The main reason is: Proform’s primary target while making this trainer was to push the price down. Providing lifetime warranty on a $400 unit will not be profitable in their end. If you compare this warranty period to their budget elliptical; you will see this 5 year warranty on frame is a market average. They should increase the warranty period for parts to at least 1 year.

Several customer reviews suggest that ProForm’s support for this model is poor. If you are lucky; you will never have to talk with any customer support staff.

 Programs

This Hybrid trainer comes with 14 workout apps; 7 for recumbent exercise and 7 for Elliptical. Among the 7 preset workout program, 4 are for calorie burning (otherwise known as weight loss) and 3 are performance workout. All these workouts are challenging and engaging. These programs adjust the resistance to optimize your time for greater result.

FeaturesProForm Hybrid TrainerSchwinn A40Body Champ BRM3671Xterra FS 3.0
Price$377$399$240$320
TypeRear DriveFront DriveRear DriveRear Drive
SitAvailableN/AAvailableN/A
Upper Body WorkoutYesYesYesYes
Resistance Level148Auto8
Resistance TypeMagneticMagneticMagneticMagnetic
Console
InclineN/AN/AN/AN/A
Stride Lenght15″17″14″
Programs14710+14
Cooling FanN/AYESN/AN/A
FoldingN/AN/AN/AN/A
User Capasity350 lbs275 lbs275 lbs275 lbs
Heart Rate MonitorsYes Contact HR sensorYes Contact HR sensorYes Contact HR sensorYes Contact HR sensor
Display Type and FeaturesLarge, LCD window to monitor your workout. The console is adjustable, so whether you’re sitting or standing, you can easily view and adjust all workout parameters.LCD console. Display readout: Speed, rpm, time, distance, calories, pulse, resistance level, and course profileLCD console features preset workout programs, heart-rate-driven and user-customizable programsLED console provides time, distance, calories, and pulse + body fat percentage, BMI and BMR
Additional FeaturesAn exercise bike and an elliptical trainer, with a comfortable, chair-like seat this hybrid trainer offers total-body elliptical training. Adjustable pedals to accommodate an elliptical or bike position.High inertia flywheel provide a smooth and natural feel Compact footprint Reading rack Water bottle holderBoth an elliptical trainer and a stationary bike Oversized steel construction 2-way adjustable seatTransport wheels Synchronized arms for upper/lower body workout
Dimensions44 x 24 x 18 inches (W x H x D)59 x 23 x 64 inches (L x W x H)39 x 24 x 12.5 inches (W x H x D)45 x 26 x 66 inches (L x W x H)
Unit Weight149 lbs100 lbs90 lbs106 lbs
Warranty5 years on frame 90 days on parts & laborLifetime on frame 1-year parts and labor1- year for the frame 90 days on all parts5 years frame 1 year parts and electronics 3 months wear and labor

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