ProForm Power 995i Review
Last Updated: March 29, 2021
The ProForm Power 995i is currently the most advanced of the three Power series treadmills available in the UK. This series is meant to offer budget-friendly options for at-home workouts. While it does have the highest price among the three siblings, the Power 995i also offers upgraded features for a better running experience.
Here’s a breakdown of everything this treadmill has to offer
- 6-inch High Contrast Multi-Colour Display
The 995i has a 6-inch display, a slight improvement from the 5-inch displays of its younger siblings. It definitely lacks the charm of the HD iFit-ready screens on advanced models by the brand, but the integrated adjustable tablet holder somewhat makes up for it – at least we have the option for placing our own devices for our iFit and entertainment needs!
- 3.0 CHP Motor
The ProForm Power 995i is more capable than the former treadmills in its series for frequent running. It is powered by a 3.0 CHP motor that allows for a smooth and quiet run even at high speeds. You should know, however, that many experts recommend 3.0 CHP as only the bare minimum motor power for a good-quality running treadmill.
- 22 km/h Top Speed and up to 12% Incline
The Power 985i also has a higher max speed than its former counterparts. Perhaps it’s due to the stronger motor that is better suited to reach speeds up to 22 km/h. This is usually sufficient, even for professional runners.
Use incline training to add a strength component to your cardio routine, and accelerate calorie burn. 12 incline levels as opposed to the 10 levels on its younger siblings are also a small bonus!
- Spacious 51 x 152 cm Running Deck
The running deck on this one is the same length but is slightly wider than the 46 cm belt of the 575i. Thanks to ProShox cushioning technology, your knees and ankles no longer have to hurt after a run! This cushioning feature lessens the impact on your joints by imparting a padded feel to the running surface. We didn’t get any knee pains after using the 995i, unlike road running.
- iFit Bluetooth Enabled with Free 1-Year Access
All the ProForm Power series treadmills are iFit Bluetooth enabled. This means you use your tablet to connect to the app, then sync it to the treadmill via Bluetooth.
iFit gives you access to its growing library of 16,000+ immersive workout videos led by certified personal trainers. You can also explore the world through the virtual running feature that offers various scenic locations on the map. Additionally, there are fitness challenges, marathons, and stat tracking options for you to stay engaged.
Even without the iFit membership, the 995i comes with 30 workout apps, adding a variety of intensity levels to your walks and runs.
- Heart Rate Monitoring
Heart rate monitoring is the same for all Power treadmills – EKG handgrips that detect your pulse as you hold them, and display the reading over the console within seconds. If you have a Bluetooth chest belt, you can also use that in conjunction with any Power treadmill.
- Convenient Folding Design
A feature of great convenience is the folding option in all treadmills of the series. It frees up valuable floor space as soon as you push up the running deck. EasyLift Assist™ technology is present to do most of the heavy work for you, right after your push.
- Other Features
An additional upgrade on the 995i compared to the past models is the CoolAire™ workout fan over the console. We enjoyed the cool breeze right in the face during our sweaty jogs, and the two different speed settings were an added plus. The audio features are similar to the former Power series models, with iFit compatibility and dual 2-inch speakers.
- Durable and quiet 3 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Plus motor
- Large running surface with a 51cm x152cm tread belt suitable for folks of all sizes
- ProShox™ cushioning joint protection
- Foldable design with EasyLift™
- 22 km/h top speed
- Power incline from 0% to 12% for workout variability and intensity
- 30 workout apps and iFit Bluetooth connectivity
- Free 1-year iFit access with purchase
- Easy-to-use and well-positioned controls and LED display
- CoolAire™ workout fan with two-speed settings
- Stable tablet holder
- iPod compatibility
- Dual 2-inch speakers
- iFit connectivity requires your own device to sync with the treadmill via Bluetooth
- The 3.0 CHP motor is an improvement but still not recommended for heavyweight athletes or frequent high-speed runs
- Paying full price regrettable as Pro-Form puts their machines on offer quite often
- Customer service has been noted as slow at times
The ProForm 995i comes with:
- 5 year motor warranty
- 2 year parts + labour warranty
- lifetime frame warranty
ProForm has been around for over 30 years, so this is a well-built machine. The lack of an HD display is one of its drawbacks but if you’re looking for that added bit of entertainment and own a tablet, you should be fine with the integrated tablet holder. Unless you’re a serious athlete or plan on heavy usage, this treadmill offers good value for money, especially when available at a discount.
|Specifications||ProForm Power 995i|
|Running surface||51 x 152 cm|
|Display||6" High-contrast Multi-colour display|
|Training programs||30 Preset Workout Apps|
|Heart rate monitor|
|Dimensions||207 x 91 x 169cm|
|Product weight||92 kg|
|Max user weight||135 kg|
|Warranty|| Motor: 5 years
Parts & Labour: 2 years