ProForm 12.0 NE Elliptical Review 4

ProForm 12.0 NE Elliptical Rating

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Pros A full color touchscreen just makes exercising easier, which is exactly what the Pro-Form 12.0 NE includes. You’ll love having the ability to swipe through various stats and menu options, including fitness progress and the ability to share your accomplishments through social media as you work out.
Cons It’s not as affordable as other machines, and it is also not very slim. For a machine in this price range, there are sleeker, more space-friendly options.
Summary Pro-Form is known for creating truly awesome workout equipment, and their elliptical machines continuously rate as top notch. The 12.0E is a pretty basic machine on its own (hence the 3-star feature rating), but it has the capability to do so much more if you include a monthly iFit subscription into your bundle. This provides world travel interactions as you push through various realtime terrain. You can also customize all of your workouts through unlimited options and downloads created by real-life trainers. The 20” power adjustable stride is another big selling point, as it truly can be adapted for use by the whole family. Electronically adjust your stride length and ramp include to a position and challenge level that works well personally for you. 24 digital resistance levels also keep things exciting for both novices and pros.

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ProForm 12.0 NE Elliptical Detailed Overview

ProForm does it again by adding this machine to the PRO SERIES line (9.0 NE, 12.0 NE and 16.0 NE). Not only is the 12.0 NE a revolutionary machine with its accompanying iFit features, it is also a safe and comfortable one. With oversized, cushioned pedals and multi-position upper-body grips, you will be ergonomically sound and physically protected from stress injuries common in such machines. In fact, ProForm has gone to extra lengths to get their ellipticals to a point where you will of course experience typical soreness, but you will be less likely to incur sprains, strains and tears.

Best of all, the 32 lb. enhanced flywheel delivers incredible stability to this machine. Novices will be supported fully, and expert fitness users will still benefit from this strong, sturdy machine that provides a quiet and smooth ride. No more interrupting family members during early morning or late night workouts, and no more concerns about a wobbly frame or stressed out/broken mechanics.

For those concerned about the dismal warranties included with many of today’s elliptical machines, the ProForm 12.0 NE has got you covered. It comes with a lifetime frame warranty, 5 years on parts and 2 years on labor. This is an incredibly generous guarantee on a machine within this price bracket.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Pro-Form 12.0 NE:

  • 24 resistance levels
  • EKG grip pulse with wireless chest strap
  • Multi-position upper-body grips
  • Adjustable cushioned foot pedals that are oversized for comfort
  • 376 lb. weight maximum – high above market standard
  • iPod compatible
  • iFit wireless technology-enabled
  • Cooling fan
  • Tablet holder
  • 7” full-color touch screen
  • Lifetime frame warranty and 5 years on parts (2 years labor)
  • Water bottle holder
  • 32 workout programs and space to download more
  • Extra heavy 32 lb. flywheel for a smooth ride

ProForm 12.0 NE Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:Digital Quick Incline™
Stride Length:20 inches
Flywheel:32 LBS
Programs:32 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:375 LBS
Dimensions:80.3" L x 25.7" W x 64.4" H

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Pro-Form 12.0 NE:

  • Its steel frame and heavy weight maximum is beneficial, but also makes it a bulky, heavy machine
  • Doesn’t fold

The Bottom Line

The Pro-Form 12.0 NE is a well-regarded elliptical machine that includes 32 workout apps, 24 digital resistance levels and a whole lot of stimulating interaction with an affordable iFit subscription. Take advantage of power-adjustable preferences and a machine design that is perfectly suited for all members of the family to start out on a journey to both look and feel their best.

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