Proform ZE 6 Elliptical Review 3

Proform ZE 6 Elliptical Rating

Display Console
Customer Service
Overall Rating


Pros The ZE 6 offers a smooth, natural feel. This model is ideal for in-home use because it uses Silent Magnetic Resistance technology, so transitioning from incline levels is almost completely silent. Pro-form is also known for their excellent customer service and warranty options, offering multiple points of contact and a lifetime warranty on the frame, and a one-year warranty on parts and labor.
Cons The ZE 6 mostly lacks in the area of the console. The trainer is not wi-fi enabled and does not come with iFIt compatibility. While the console features iPod compatibility that is the extent of any “bells and whistles” on this minimalist machine.
Summary While the ZE 6 is just under $1000, you can easily find another model with more features and the same durability for a lower cost. If you are simply looking for a quality trainer that will last, this may be the machine for you but if you are looking for any sort of entertainment features or high-tech capabilities, this is not the machine for you.

See Best Price

Proform ZE 6 Elliptical Detailed Overview

This trainer is part of the front drive series of machines that are known for their longer and more natural feeling stride. The ZE 6 has adjustable incline controls from 3 to 20 degrees and features 18 workout apps designed by a certified personal trainer. There are 18 digital resistance levels and EKG dual grips monitor to track your training level and maintain your target heart rate. This trainer comes with a large LCD display window monitor and iPod compatibility with an Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system.

Our Favorite Features

  • Incredibly natural feeling stride
  • Longer stride with front drive design and 3 to 20 degree incline controls
  • 18 digital resistance levels to choose from, to easily target a number of muscle groups
  • iPod compatible console
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance technology makes this one of the quietest machines on the market
  • Changing interval resistance levels is fast and smooth, without interrupting your stride
  • Commercial-gauge steel frame makes this trainer very durable and sturdy
  • Includes an AC adapter so that you can use either electric or battery power; this makes it easier if you want to work out in an area where there is no outlet nearby

Proform ZE 6 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:3-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:3-20 degrees
Stride Length:20" Adjustable Stride
Flywheel:15 LBS
Programs:18 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:300 LBS
Dimensions:66" L x 25" W x 67" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • The console does not include a built-in fan
  • No wi-fi connectivity or other advanced entertainment features
  • Users must manually adjust the incline; does not feature power incline
  • Smaller footprint at 67”long by 25”wide
  • Front drive design makes the user have to lean forward a little more than rear drive, which can be uncomfortable for some
  • The cost; for the same price, you can purchase a trainer with more features and options

The Bottom Line

The Pro-Form ZE 6 elliptical trainer still comes with the Silent Magnetic Resistance technology and solid steel constructed frame that Pro-Form is known for; making this model one of the quietest and most durable trainers on the market, but there is not much beyond that. The bottom line is that this is a great trainer but you can get more for your money with other trainers in the series.

See Best Price