ProForm 1050 STS Elliptical
ProForm 1050 STS Elliptical
– Right Features, Wrong Price
The ProForm 1050 STS elliptical gets a whole lot right: abundant workout programming, a sound system for MP3s, movable handlebars and a smooth low-impact ride. Besides all that, it looks great! Even so, we call it overpriced. Comparable combinations of elliptical trainer features can be found for less than this ProForm’s $1799 sticker price. You might find a bargain though since the 1050 STS has been discontinued.
If you don’t find a deal on this model, be sure to check out its competitors. Referring to our elliptical machine comparison charts is an easy way to get started.
Features of the ProForm 1050 STS (Discontinued)
The ProForm’s 1050 STS looks inviting with its brushed nickel finish and convenient front drive design. Measuring just 64.4″ L x 25″ W, this trainer is compact yet remarkably stable. Its user weight capacity is 300 pounds.
The 1050 STS is controlled with a convenient touch screen. The backlit display shows time, speed, distance, calories burned, resistance and heart rate. The console is loaded with 20 personal trainer workouts plus four heart rate workouts. Exercise data for two users can be saved for up to ten years. Besides that, owners can use inexpensive iFit workout cards to get additional personal training sessions in eight-week increments.
The full features list includes:
- Front Flywheel
- 18″ Stride
- Slip-Resistant Pedals
- Power Incline, 10° to 30°
- SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance, 12 levels
- Upper-Body Workout Handlebars
- 24 Workout Programs
- iFit® Workout Card Technology
- CoolAire™ Fan
- Interplay™ Music Port™
- CardioGrip™ Heart Rate Monitor
- 300-Lb. Capacity
- Warranty: Lifetime frame; 12 years brake; 1 year parts & labor
Popular Opinion of ProForm’s 1050 STS Elliptical
Fitness experts give this trainer some respect by pointing out its club-quality stability and traction control pedals. They also note that this ProForm has a heavier flywheel than others, sophisticated workout programs and a steep incline. Still, at $1799 it never ranked as a “Best Buy” elliptical machine.
Purchasers’ ProForm elliptical reviews tend to emphasize this
trainer’s comfortable stride, steady feel and great programming. People like how the built-in personal trainer workouts automatically adjust the machine’s resistance for weight loss, aerobic or performance goals. Also, trainees like seeing their progress charted in the iFIT® Fitness Journal.
Our Overall Review of the ProForm 1050 Elliptical
Although the 1050 STS is appealing, we don’t see justification for its MSRP. For $1799 or less you can buy a Sole E95, which is definitely higher quality and feels like a commercial trainer. For $2000 or less you might even find a reconditioned elliptical trainer that has a decade or more of life in it.
If you’d really like the ProForm 1050 STS, check out the NordicTrack ASR 1000 for a price comparison. The NordicTrack is also made by ICON Fitness and is virtually the same model.