ProForm zt6 to keep you up and running

ProForm zt6 treadmill is one of ProForm’s better range of treadmills available in the market today. ProForm is a leader in home fitness equipment. And, as many of us know ProForm treadmills continue to be the largest selling in their exercise equipment category. ProForm zt6 treadmill is one of their most easy to use and affordable products in their treadmill range. The ProForm zt6 treadmill is designed for walkers and joggers. This machine can be folded easily making it an easy to store product when not in use. This treadmill has a dimension of 77*39*72 inches.

ProForm zt6 review– strengths and weaknesses of the product

Most liked strengths of ProForm zt6 treadmill:

  • Sturdy and strong- The ProForm zt6 treadmills have a steel frame. This makes them strong and more reliable in terms of durability.
  • Noise Level- The steel parts of the frame fit together more tightly reducing the overall noise levels of the treadmill when in use.
  • Comfort level – The running or walking platform of the ProForm zt6 treadmill has a very comfortable two layers thick belt and is a comfortable option for both joggers and walkers.
  • Ease of movement- The treadmill comes with rear rollers and movement is relatively easy.
  • Ease of usage- The machine has very easy touch controls which can be adjusted quickly to suit your needs.
  • Guidance for workouts- There are eighteen pre-set workouts designed by certified personal trainers. The workout guidance is clear and specific to fulfil four requirements of speed, incline, calories and intensity.
  • Workout benefits- The treadmill has power incline and the programs get automatically adjusted to the treadmill’s incline and speed. This is a big plus point because it does specific muscle toning and increases metabolism.
  • Effects on muscles and joints – The cushioning is designed to lessen the pressure on your joints while exercising.
  • Saves space-The ProForm zt6 treadmill has a deck which can be tilted upwards. This is saves on space and safe with children around.
  • Pricing-The ProForm zt6 is a value for money machine because of the competitive features it offers when compared to the other market players in this segment.
  •  The ProForm zt6 has lifetime warranty on the frame and 25 years on the motor, making it acceptable and competitive when compared to other treadmills in this price range.
  • Music- This treadmill can play your favourite music(MP3s) during workouts and has an ipod compatible port.
  • Additional pros- The machine comes with a bottle holder and reading rack.

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The weakness of the ProForm zt6 treadmill:

  • It is not suitable for running. It is ideal only for walkers and joggers. It is an entry level machine.
  • The length of the treadmill belt- The 55” track has complaints of being too short for a few tall walkers and not adequate for the runners because it does not have enough room to accommodate their stride length.
  • Warranty- The ProForm zt6 treadmills offer a warranty of one year on parts and labour. Thus, it is not designed for longevity and may start giving a few problems now and then. The warranty package is below average expectations.
  • Does not have iFit- Another drawback of this product is that it does not come with iFit when other ProForm modelslike the ProForm Performance 400i comes enhanced with an iFit.

What is the ProForm zt6 treadmill frame like?

The frame of the treadmill is built of steel. Steel is a stronger and better choice than aluminium for a treadmill frame.

The product has a dimension of 77*39*72 inches. The item weighs about 203 pounds. The machine roughly requires 6 feet in length and 3 feet in width floor space to be accommodated comfortably in your home.

  • The running surface is about 20” *55”.
  • The ProForm zt6 offers a power incline of 10%.
  • The machine has a maximum speed of 10mph.
  • The weight capacity that this treadmill can accommodate is 300-325lbs.
  • It has foldable and is designed to save space.

I give the product a rating of 4.9 on a scale of 0-5 on the basis of frame, power incline and space saver design.

A list of important ProForm zt6 Features 

  • Workout fan-The ProForm zt6 treadmill has a CoolAire workout fan
  • Console – The console comes with 18 pre-set workouts which fall into 4 broad categories of based on calorie, intensity, incline and speed. The console is ipod compatible with built-in speakers.
  • Large backlit LCD display.
  • Heart rate sensors- The heart rate monitors built-in with the handlebars provide readings during workout sessions. This could be a useful guide to your workouts.
  • Precision machined and balanced non-flex rear roller.
  • One touch controls to adjust incline and speed.
  • Cushioning feature- The ProForm zt6 treadmills come with a ProShox cushioning system. This patented cushion system is touted to relieve pressure on your joints up to 28%.
  • Assembly- The machine requires assembling and is quite simple and straight forward.

The assembly can be given a rating of 4 on a scale of 0-5

What is the ProForm zt6 treadmill power?

The PrpForm zt6 motor and its features –the machine has a 2.5CHP motor. The 2.5 continuous horsepower Mach Z commercial motor gives power and a quiet feel to the ProForm zt6 treadmill. The continuous duty rated horsepower that this machine has to offer is suitable for walkers and entry level joggers. It accommodates a speed of up to 10mph. The speed is adjustable at the touch of a button.

The ProForm zt6 treadmill and its endurance power make it suitable for the purposes of walking and jogging.

What kind of Warranty do the ProForm zt6 parts have?

There is lifetime warranty on the frame. 25 years on the motor and a 1year warranty on the parts and labour.

A general look at ProForm zt6 customer reviews

What is likeable and not so likeable about the ProForm zt 6 treadmill: The ProForm zt6 treadmill is competitively priced when compared to the other players in the same price segment and the attractive features that it has to offer. It is relatively easy to assemble and is a good buy for entry level walkers and joggers. It is quiet, smooth and sturdy giving it a hop to your workouts.

It is not iFit compatible. The warranty on parts and labour is not on par with expectations. It does not seem designed for longevity and focusses on short term usage. It may not be suitable for runners and tall people (above 6’4”) because the running space is short for long strides. The customers who have bought the ProForm zt6 claim it to be satisfactory. On a scale of 0-5 the ProForm zt6 on the whole maybe rated 4.9.

The final word on the ProForm zt6 Review

The conclusion is that The ProForm zt6 is everything that it claims to be. It is good for basic walking and jogging. Overall the product is a great buy in its price range and is best suited for home fitness needs.