ProForm 410 CE Folding Elliptical
The ProForm 410 CE Elliptical is a low-budget crosstrainer that debuted in 2012. It’s the most basic option in ProForm’s lineup of CE elliptical trainers, which are all rear drive. The others all have adjustable strides and some have power ramps. The 410 CE’s main features include an 18” stride, iFit workout card technology, an iPod port and a SpaceSaver design. This unit costs $799 with shipping included directly from ProForm.
While it has its good parts, this cheap crosstrainer is very disappointing overall. It loses points for having a very light flywheel, a loud screech, a short warranty and uncomfortable pedals.
Specs of the 410 CE Elliptical Machine
A window with soft blue backlighting shows speed, distance, time, resistance, heart rate and calories burned. Also, a 5×7 matrix provides graphic representations of workouts. Other features of the ProForm 410 CE include:
- 18″ Fixed Stride
- Anti-Slip Pedals
- 20 Digital Resistance Levels
- 16 Built-In Workouts
- iFit Workout Card Technology
- Audio Port
- Intermix Acoustics 2” Speakers
- Grip Heart Rate Monitor
- 300-Lb. Capacity
- SpaceSaver® Design
- Transport wheels
- Warranty: Lifetime Frame, 1 Year Parts & Labor
Customer Reviews of the ProForm 410 CE
Customers’ compliments for this crosstrainer are counterbalanced with criticism of its pedals and noise level. First, the pedals have adjustable angling, a feature that’s intended to add comfort but instead creates an imperfect toe-to-heel slant. People find that ProForms without the angling feel more natural. Second, the noise level is worse than that of other cheap elliptical trainers. Instead of staying at a mild squeak it grows to a highly irritating screech. This can be remedied with weekly applications of lubricant and tightening the bolts, but is that how you want to spend your time?
Some positive points: The 16 built-in workouts get good reviews. Eight workouts target performance goals and eight are especially for calorie burn. Customers also like the iFit workout card technology. Since it’s already installed and a free workout card is included, the hidden costs aren’t too significant. You can buy new cards for as little as $5 on Amazon.
Our Overall Review of the ProForm 410 CE
This trainer should be easy to pass by. Its unusual pedal design could actually cause foot pain. Besides that, it lacks an adjustable stride, an incline and other features found on other $799 trainers. The short warranty is yet another dealbreaker.
We suggest you take a closer look at the ProForm 10.0 CE or check out some other brands. The ProForm 10.0 CE has an adjustable stride and can be found for less than $799. As for other brands, LifeCore sells the LC985VG Elliptical four around $799 with a 25-pound flywheel and a five year parts warranty. Another suggestion is the Horizon EX79, a budget trainer that has Six Star Certification for ergonomics.