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ProForm SMART PRO 9000 Treadmill Review

Brand: ProForm
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

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Designed for Abuse & Loaded with Features

ProForm PRO 9000 Treadmill Review

The ProForm SMART PRO 9000 treadmill is ProForm’s top of the line model. It comes with every premium feature that ProForm has to offer, and they have quite a few. When our team visited the Icon headquarters in Logan, UT, technology innovations and quality features really stood out to us.

The ProForm SMART PRO 9000 treadmill combines a heavy duty running machine with features that are designed to motivate and entertain you while you run in place. Since running in place can be boring, being motivated or entertained is a big plus. This newest “SMART” model was released in Spring 2018 and has several improvements over the older ProForm Pro 9000.

In this line up you can also find the popular Pro 2000 Model.  You may also want to check machines from ProForm’s sister company – NordicTrack.

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Enhancements on the ProForm SMART PRO 9000 Model

This latest model was released in Spring 2018 with several upgraded features from the old non-SMART model.  They are:

* Upgraded motor that is more sturdy and long lasting

* Optimized for iFit with a faster and more responsive touchscreen

* 1 year iFit Coach subscription included with purchase

* HD Quality graphics

* Inclusion of Live Trainer Led Workouts with new workouts everyday.

Features on the ProForm SMART PRO 9000 Treadmill

Both Incline and Decline – Every treadmill has the ability to incline, but few allow you to also decline the deck.  The ProForm PRO 9000 declines to 3%, and inclines to 12%. This allows you to simulate going up and down hills and target additional lower body muscles.

ProForm PRO 9000 treadmill with a 10" Smart HD Touchscreen display.

ProForm SMART PRO 9000 treadmill with a 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen display.

Upgraded 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen – This is the main feature that increases the price of this model over the ProForm Pro 2000.  The 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen allows you to access the internet and view your iFit stats.  The Pro 2000 only has a 10″ screen.

1.9” Precision Balanced Rollers – Larger rollers are always better because they require fewer rotations of the belt.  This reduces wear on the belt, the rollers, and the bearings.  It can also reduce noise.

20″ x 60″ Treadbelt – At this price, 20″ x 60″ is fairly standard.

3.6 Continuous Duty HP Motor – This motor is more than you’ll ever need.  It will easily handle any sort of abuse you throw at it.

iFit Ready– iFit is a fitness tracking program that makes your workouts more interesting helps you track your workouts and progress towards goals.  Here are three main benefits:

  1. Create unique workouts that are geared towards your specific goals.
  2. Use the system to trace out a route using GoogleMaps and then run the path while experiencing the real life hills.  Your treadmill will adjust incline automatically while you run.
  3. Check your progress on your online profile.  This system allows you to set goals and track you weekly results.

Warranty  – The warranty includes 10-year frame, 2-year parts, and 1-year labor.

ReBound Pro™ Cushioning – This is ProForm’s most advanced cushioning on a treadmill. This cushioning technology will keep impact to a minimum, and your joints will thank you.

Bluetooth® Audio Capabilities with Dual 2” Speakers – ProForm has some of the better speaker systems found in treadmill consoles.  Better music means a better workout!

Final Thoughts on the ProForm SMART PRO 9000 Treadmill

As we initially mentioned, the SMART PRO 9000 is fully loaded, and that is what makes ProForm and its sister company, NordicTrack, the most popular treadmills in the industry. They offer extraordinary value. Compare the SMART PRO 9000 to a comparably priced treadmill and see what features they offer. Not many!

What about the quality? The warranty suggests a durable machine that can withstand the abuses of running. This treadmill is designed to take a beating. If you are training for a marathon and care about extras, you may want to look at the Sole S77. But if you want a heavy duty running machine that will motivate and entertain, the ProForm PRO 9000 is your obvious choice.

Check out our comparison chart of all ProForm treadmills here.

ProForm SMART PRO 9000 Customer Review

I love my treadmill. It is the best one I have ever owned; and I’ve owned three. Pro-form is well built; I know it will last. The software is amazing. The combination use of iFit is a tremendous bonus; it makes working out fun and more challenging. The impact absorbtion is the best; in comparison an unknown brand treadmill I used while vacationing was like running on concrete.

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28 thoughts on “SMART ProForm PRO 9000”

  1. Ria

    Is it possible to use the smart screen to connect to the internet to watch netflix or other streaming services?


    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Ria,
      A majority of fitness equipment today only offer software specifically for the machine and are designed for motivation. If you are looking to stream or web browse, you would need to use another device (phone, IPAD, etc.)


  2. Rita

    I just ordered the pro 9000. Am going to set it up in the garage. Will this effect the machine from the different temperatures?


  3. Huey

    Will this machine or other ProForm treadmills stream iFit visuals such as a google track on an external screen like an ipad or separate TV screen?


    1. Site Admin

      Hi Larry. ProForm and NordicTrack machines come with technology called iFit and are not easily compatible with Zwift. If Zwift compatibility is important to you I would suggest looking at Sole or Horizon machines!


    1. Site Admin

      Hi Leanne. We have updated our review for the 2021 model on the Pro 9000, and working on the other models! Please keep checking back, and let us know if you have any more questions.


  4. Jack

    I was wondering if the differences between the old model for the Pro 9000 and new 2021 model provide significant changes in user experience and reliability. I certainly appreciate the upgrade in console screen size from 10″ to 22″. However I am curious about the other changes:
    1) Belt size from 22×60 to 20×60
    2) Roller size from 2.5″ to 1.9″
    3) Motor decrease from 4.0 CHP to 3.75
    4) Removal of front tray bar, which served as a stabilizer
    I really want to purchase the new model of the 9000, but these changes are making me pause and wonder if the older model of the 5000 may be a higher quality/reliable machine and better user experience (minus the 22″ screen).


    1. Site Admin

      Hi Jack. You’re right on with your thoughts here. With the new changes to these machines we would suggest the 5000, unless the bigger screen is a deal breaker for you. Hope this helps


  5. Marge Garrett

    My brother, who lives in Virginia, i live in Washington state. We want to walk, run together, he has the 800I, which is no longer available. I am looking at the smart pro 9000. Are they compatible?


  6. Robin

    I’m looking to purchase a dependable treadmill for walking and hopefully running. Are the proform easy to use, and is it quiet? what model do you suggest for a 5′ 8″ – 225 lb – 57 year old?


    1. Site Admin

      Hi Robin! first – Are you interested in the iFit technology? iFit is an interactive video fitness technology that comes on all NordicTrack and ProForm treadmills. If not, I can steer you in another direction 🙂


    1. Site Admin

      Hi Harold! Yes – iFit has a variety of scenic runs. I would suggest the Smart Pro 9000 because of the motor size and the length of the belt – it has a stronger motor and a longer treadbelt so it will hold up for your running and be more comfortable for your height! Hope this helps.


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