According to a number of users, the Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical is comparable to over $1,000 models. It’s not hard to see why when it shares many of the same features as higher-end models, including a very smooth stride, 12 built-in workout programs, forward and reverse motion, an iPod-compatible music port and more. However, there are some things that can’t be overlooked, which may put some people off.
The Profrom 6.0 ZE stride measures 18 inches, making it suitable for users who are as tall as 6′ 1”. However, this isn’t to say that those who are taller won’t be able to use this model, it just means that the workout experience won’t be as comfortable.
The stride, according to both users and consumer magazines, feels very smooth and natural and is comparable to higher-end, over $1,000 ellipticals.
It’s always a plus to see that you can work out in both a forward and reverse motion. Not only for variety, but also because this means that you can target different muscle groups.
There are 12 built-in workout programs to choose from, including 8 programs that are specifically designed for weight loss, in addition to aerobic and performance programs. There is also a manual program, allowing you to tailor your workout to be in line with your fitness goals.
The Profrom 6.0 ZE resistance level can be adjusted by up to 10%. While this doesn’t sound like much, you would be surprised at just how challenging the highest level can be, even if you are in peak physical condition.
The blue-tinted LCD computer monitor provides you with feedback on the resistance, time, calories burned, and your heart rate. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that the EKP grip pulse is often a few beats off, which is the norm for non-wireless heart rate monitoring.
The Proform succeeds where so many other low-priced ellipticals fail – comfort. As mentioned, the stride feels smooth and natural, which is almost always the most important aspect to users. However, the pedals are oversized and slip-resistant, there is a fan, as well as a water bottle holder within easy reach. We’re sad to say that the fan is very ineffective, though.
The Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical is backed by a 90-day parts and labor warranty
52 x 25.5 x 15 inches
Proform 6.0 ZE Elliptical User Reviews
According to a number of users, the 6.0 ZE features a very smooth and natural stride. So much so that one user said that the 6.0 ZE had the most natural stride out of all the ones he “tried in the under 1200$ range,” whereas another said that she used “elliptical machines at big gyms that were jerkier than this unit”
The almost inaudible noise the elliptical generates is another big plus, according to users, particularly as they can listen to music or watch T.V. without having to turn the volume up. Stability also doesn’t seem to be an issue, which is often a problem that exists with similarly priced ellipticals.
The negatives, according to users, are how an A/C adapter must be purchased separately, the inability to change the duration of the fixed workout programs, and the ineffectiveness of the fan.
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We really don’t like how you have to pay extra for an A/C adapter. In our opinion, this should always be included, although we’re starting to see more and more manufacturers shipping exercise equipment without them. Then again, the 6.0 ZE offers good value for money, so paying extra isn’t quite as bad as it first appears.
The LCD display is hard to read due to the way in which it is mounted, the heart rate monitor recordings are a few beats off, and we’re also a little disappointed with the warranty.
Anything Else You Should Know?
While it’s annoying to see that you have to pay extra for a power supply, if a quiet elliptical with a smooth and natural stride at a reasonable price is more important to you, then the Profrom 6.0 ZE is definitely something to consider.