Mark’s Update: Looks like ProForm have been updating their range. The 900 ZLE is listed as unavailable – though there are two beautiful cross-trainers in the same price bracket which are worthy successors. These are the Endurance 720 E, which has it all (even a USB charging port!), and the more compact Space Saver E 600, which is super smart and won’t dominate the room in the same way that some ellipticals do. Here are the links to the amazon.co.uk product pages, where you will find the specs, gallery and feedback.
Summary: The Proform 900 ZLE is a great looking mid-range elliptical cross trainer from the popular ProForm. It is big (gym size in many ways) though does fold horizontally – between uses. You’ll get a lot of machine for your money with the mid-range price tag. This one has 20 workouts and is compatible with your smartphone. There is not too much feedback, though what there is has been very positive. You can see the picture gallery and check out that feedback on the dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.
- Large LCD resistance display
- 18 Digital resistance levels
- Silent magnetic resistance
- Stride length is 45.7 cm
- Stride flywheel 10 kg
- 18 workout apps with iPod audio port
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Detailed Review of the ProForm 900 ZLE Cross Trainer
This is a very nice looking mid-range elliptical from the popular ProForm brand. This machine can deliver 20 personal workouts via the 5” LCD display. Ten of which are based around monitoring calories and the other 10 are focused on weight loss. The machine is iFit Live compatible, which means if you purchase the extra subscription you can take on different courses across the globe via Google map integration as well as competing with all of the other iFit users.
The LCD display provides you with instant feedback on time elapsed, calories burnt, distance travelled, strength and heart rate via the pulse readers in the hand grips. For more comfort an optional chest strap can be purchased and used.
This is a big cross trainer, though it does fold (you can see the clever design in the folded position at amazon). Very few cross trainers fold, and most are big – so this is a real positive for those of us with space considerations. The soft touch grips, oversized pedals and an 18” stride length helps deliver a comfortable yet intense workout made more enjoyable by listening to your favourite playlists on the built in speakers via your smartphone, iPod or MP3 player.
Feedback from Current Owners
It says a lot that the only buyer that sent this machine back gave it a 4-star rating. His thoughts were that this was a great machine, though the resistance was not strong enough for him as a regular gym goer. The other buyers have been very pleased, and unless you are super-fit, there should be plenty enough resistance for you! With only 3 reviews so far it is difficult to draw too many conclusions – though words like ‘Top-Notch’ and ‘Very Pleased’ tell a decent story.
Check the picture gallery and details of the spec for yourself on the amazon.co.uk product page.
- Mid-range elliptical with a lot of features
- Popular ProForm brand
- Smartphone compatible
- Mid to higher range price range very competitive for ellipticals
ProForm 900 ZLE Elliptical – Technical Details
- 20 workouts
- iPod/MP3 compatible
- Built in stereo quality speakers
- 10kg flywheel for smooth and fluid motion
- 20 levels of magnetic resistance
- 18” stride length
- 135kg max user weight
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