What’s the Difference?
Trying to compare the Proform 995 treadmill:
vs the Proform Pro 1000 treadmill?
These are both popular $1000 treadmills, each with their own benefits. The Proform 995i has been around for several years now and is one of Proform’s top selling treadmills.
The Proform Pro 1000 is a brand new treadmill for 2017, part of the higher end “Pro” series with strong motors and longer belts.
So how are these two treadmills different — and which is best for you? Here’s a few things you should know:
Proform 995 vs Pro 1000 Treadmill
Incline is a great way to add high-calorie-burning intervals to your workouts. The Proform Pro 1000 gives you from 0–12% incline, which is pretty good.
However the 995i treadmill gives you from 0–15% incline, which is excellent (and not usually found at the $1000 price point). So you have a bit more room to grow with the Proform 995i treadmill.
The Proform 995i also comes out slightly ahead here as well with larger 2.5 inch rollers (vs smaller 1.9 inch rollers on the Proform Pro 1000). Larger rollers help reduce friction on the belt which in turn can help to prolong the life of your treadmill.
However it’s also fair to note that the 1.9 inch rollers on the Pro 1000 treadmill are again, pretty standard for this price point. The 995 just goes above and beyond in this area.
The consoles are also where you’ll see big differences. Personally, I think the Proform Pro 1000 outshines the Proform 995 here. The Proform 995 console is fairly simple and not backlit:
The Proform Pro 1000 console is backlit and has a scrolling message board and some great graphics as you workout:
Also note that you will have to toggle back and forth to see your workout stats on the Proform 995 console (which can be really annoying) where you don’t with the Proform 1000 console.
The footprints are also different on these treadmills. The footprint on the Proform 995 is 81″L x 37″W whereas the footprint on the Proform Pro 1000 is 59.25″L x 36.63″W.
So the Proform Pro 1000 is a bit more compact than the 995i treadmill.
Proform 995 vs Pro 1000 Treadmill — Bottom Line
While these are both great treadmills, coming in at a fantastic price, they both have their strengths.
The Proform 995 is a bit stronger construction wise (stronger in the basics), however the Proform Pro 1000 is much stronger in the console and feedback area. So it really depends on what is most important to you.
They are both covered by an excellent warranty (same warranty coverage) so you know you’re getting good protection on your investment. At the end of the day it comes down to what you’re looking for.
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