ProForm 540 Treadmill Reviews
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ProForm 540 Treadmill

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  • Currently My Favorite Treadmill and for under $800!

    Jun 26, 2005 by jo.com is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Sports & Outdoors
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great features, ability to control cushioning, affordable.
    Cons: None worth noting.

    Summary: A reader gave me the heads up that Icon changed the P roform CS17e and added the 540 to replace it. Of course my curiosity got the best of me and for both this reader, the consumer who will read this and myself I am ... read more

  • LOVE THIS TREADMILL

    Apr 1, 2012 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: FAN, INCLINE, NOT NOISY AT ALL!
    Cons: NONE THAT I CAN EVEN COME UP WITH

    Summary: I WOULD LIKE TO SAY I READ A LOT OF NEGATIVE REVIEWS AND WAS HESITANT TO PURCHASE THIS, BUT DID SO ANYWAY BECAUSE MY AUNTY HAD NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT IT, AND TO MY SURPRISE IT HAS WORKED FOR 4 YEARS WITH NO PROBLEMS, MY MOTHER USED ... read more

  • Proform 540 Manufacturer Defect

    Aug 3, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice features
    Cons: Manufacturer doesn't stand behind their product for even a small simple item.

    Summary: I bought this treadmill about 2 years ago and have used it very little. I am similar to a large percentage of the population where I use it occasionally but not every day or even every week. I recently tried to use the treadmill and found the belt ... read more

  • 1 month and then it tried to kill me

    Dec 15, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: shock absorbing system is great, easy to use console, strong motor, very smooth running belt
    Cons: semi hard to move, slipping belt, noisy motor at speeds above walking speed

    Summary: ::UPDATE AT THE END OF REVIEW:: Well, I bought my Proform 550s on November 11th. It broke and almost killed me on December 13th. Pretty sad if you ask me. Let me clarify.... This treadmill worked great for an entire month. I managed to shed ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • Proform 540 treadmill

    Feb 2, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cheap?
    Cons: See above..Cheap,Loud,absolutely the worst customer service in the industry

    Summary: I purchased this treadmill in late 06' from Sports Authority because of the features and price.Big Mistake...I've replaced the console(control panel) 2X at a cost of $325 each time,that was with the huge 20% discount due to my troubles. It just ... read more

  • Electronics are dead. It's a doorstop

    Jan 27, 2010 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: It didn't catch fire.
    Cons: Electronics are fragile.  When they die, machine is useless.

    Summary: Had the thing for 18 months.  Flat panel display no longer responds.  Tried a reset, unplug, everything.  Power it up, and it just cranks the UP incline. Tried to email company.  Won't take the email "Model number invalid."  ... read more

  • Great product...used daily.

    Dec 11, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Great for any user, durable, easy to use and opperate.
    Cons: Plastic wheels are not durable - one broke off.

    Summary: My dad and I use this treadmill every single day.  We both jog on it for 30 minutes then move to the Platinum Crossbow workout machine to finish our workout.  I have blood pressure and cholesterol problems and this has improved both ... read more

  • buy another brand

    Sep 23, 2008 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros:

    I liked the fan:) the programs are fun to do


    Cons: falls apart after a short time. I guess that's how they make their money!!

    Summary: I received this treadmilll as a gift in March. I read the reviews but was still excited to use it. After 4 months, the belt started to slip and after 6 months the platform CRACKED. I weigh 145 pounds....not 345!! do yourself a favor, spend the extra ... read more

  • Blaming the Victim

    Jul 5, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cheap (about $700)
    Cons: False advertising

    Summary: I bought my Pro-form 500 treadmill one year ago. It was used only lightly for walking and my son (140 pounds) used it occasionally for running. Yesterday, as he was running on a speed of 8, the walking board broke--this board is made of pressed board. ... read more

  • Proform 540

    May 19, 2007 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: none
    Cons: poor quality, very poor customer service

    Summary: I purchased this treadmill from HSN, and it has not worked properly from the day that I received it. The belt slips terribly to the point that it is unsafe to walk on it. I have adjusted the belt numerous times according to the manual with no results. I ... read more

  • Pro form 545S

    Oct 10, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Looked good on the showroom floor.
    Cons: Made to last but only if never used.

    Summary: This is not a product to buy if you plan on using it. That is about the quote a received from Proform when I tried to get this unit repaired after only ten months. The warren tee? 90 days. The replacement piece.. Only $300. ... read more

  • One and Done

    May 17, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good initial features with nice layout of displays
    Cons: Wore out way too fast. Safety concerns

    Summary: I actually got my Proform 540s as a replacement to a warrantied treadmill after the first could not be repaired. After one year, it is shot. Although it seems to have many features and uses, it just can not seem to handle the weight and shock of a 200 ... read more

  • Features weren't there

    Feb 9, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: good running surface, easy to read display
    Cons: no way to enter age/weight, no adjustments on the running surface

    Summary: I just purchased a Proform 540 from proform.com (Feb 1, 2006). I did a lot of research first and the clincher for me was the review by jo.com, particularly two phrases: "Essential for me in terms of accuracy of the readouts such as calories is the ... read more

  • Proform 540 s

    Feb 3, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It worked good for a year
    Cons: It doesn't stand up for someone who actually runs on their treadmill!

    Summary: Bought in Feb 2004 Worked good til Dec. 2005 Then things started to break. I run on my treadmill every day. Usually 6 -7 miles.Also walk on the 10 incline 2 miles. So when it is down I am very upset.To get it fixed takes getting a repair day usually 2 ... read more

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