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ProForm ZE5

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The ProForm ZE5 elliptical is a step above the ZE3. In addition to having preset programs, the ZE5 reads iFit cards to deliver personalized cross training. Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the ZE5 18” stride – This is a good basic stride for shorter to average-height people. High capacity – The ProForm ZE5 has […]

 

The ProForm ZE5 elliptical is a step above the ZE3. In addition to having preset programs, the ZE5 reads iFit cards to deliver personalized cross training.

Elliptical Hits: What You Get with the ZE5

  • 18” stride – This is a good basic stride for shorter to average-height people.
  • High capacity – The ProForm ZE5 has a 300-pound user weight limit.
  • Ample programming – Sixteen built-in programs plus the option to use iFit cards provide plenty of workout routines.
  • iPod port – The elliptical accepts input from an iPod or other MP3 player.

Elliptical Misses: Why to Just Say No to the ProForm ZE5

  • Resistance – With only 12 levels of resistance and a 13-pound flywheel, this trainer is best for lightweight users and beginners.
  • Warranty – This machine’s standard parts warranty is only valid for 90 days. Extended service plans are available, but money might be better spent on a different unit.
  • Frequent maintenance required – Customers report frequently needing to tighten bolts in order to avoid unbearable sounds from this cross trainer.

Overall Rating for ProForm ZE5 Ellipticals

This is a definite upgrade over the poorly constructed ZE3, but it’s still a noisy machine that gets little confidence from its own manufacturer. For comparison, check out cross trainers by Horizon and Schwinn. They have superior warranties and are of better quality.