The ProForm Power 795 is the little brother to the best-selling ProForm Power 995i model. We say “feisty” because it still has some great features at a more attractive price. The price comparison will range from $200-400 dollars less depending on the current sales that are going on.
The main differences between the two models are these: 12% vs 15% incline, a 5″ shorter deck, 24 preset workouts vs. 30 preset workouts, smaller rollers, 6″ display vs. 7″ display, no integrated tablet holder, 1 yr less warranty on parts, and a 25 lb lower weight limit. Although the Power 795 has fewer bells and whistles, it is still a quality machine produced by a big name company. ProForm is from the Icon company, who also makes NordicTrack and LifeSpan machines.
This model has been DISCONTINUED. You may want to check out the ProForm Power 995i instead.
20″x 55″ Treadbelt — This is a pretty typical length for a machine in this price range. Many users will find this perfectly adequate for their needs whether they are walking or jogging. However, taller users may want to consider the ProForm Power 995i or ProForm Sport 9.0S with a 60″ length.
iFit Live — This technology has gotten considerable buzz in the industry. iFit Live allows you to…
…experience trails all over the world with all of the inclines and declines. You can customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile on iFit.com and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can also with sponsored races or with friends that also have iFit Live treadmills. Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos available for download.
One of the most intriguing features of iFit Live is the ability to interact with Google Maps. You can map out routes on Google Maps and follow your progress with a map, satellite, or street view, if available. While you run, iFit Live will simulate the terrain by adjusting the incline.
The main downside to iFit Live is the additional cost for a subscription. Some of the competitors have similar services for free. You also need a wireless internet connection, and to best utilize the Google Maps feature, you need a browser-compatible machine like a laptop or smart phone. The Power 795 has an accessory tray.
3.0 Continuous Duty HP Motor — A decent sized motor that has adequate power to handle walkers and joggers. This motor comes with a lifetime warranty.
Speakers with iPod/MP3 Input — The quality of the sound on the ProForm Power 795 is not equivalent to your home entertainment system, but for a treadmill, it is not bad. In fact, ProForm has some of the best sound systems built into fitness equipment. These speakers are great if you hate wearing headphones.
24 Workout Programs — The ProForm Power 795 includes 24 professional training programs that are fully loaded and ready to use. Just press “Start” and you’re ready to start sweating!
Warranty — The warranty on the Power 795 is lifetime frame and motor, 2 years parts, and 1 year labor. This is 1 year less on the parts warranty than the Power 995i.
The ProForm 795 is still a decent machine although it has some less impressive features than its big brother, the Power 995i. However, if you are interested in saving a few hundred dollars, than this is worth checking out. It has a strong motor and decent sized running surface. The iFit Life provides some additional distraction as long as you don’t mind paying for the monthly subscription.
Go to www.proform.com/treadmills to learn more.