GET THE Proform 980 Audio Trainer FOR $749
November 2011 Update
- We are no longer updating the review to this product as it is no longer part of the 2011-2012 lineup. Please visit our Best Buy Treadmill and Best Buy Elliptical pages for our current recommendations. Thank you!
- The price is usually much more reasonable than its sister, the 985 Audio trainer
- A lot of built-in workout programs available and if you get bored of those, you can plug in iFit cards for even more workouts
- Lots of bells and whistles like air fans, spacesaver technology, and of course, a music port for your iPod player as is expected for all Audio trainer treadmills
- warranty of the 980 audio trainer is inferior to the 985
- motor is much weaker than the Audio 985 treadmill
- does not come with a wireless heart rate monitor
- Update Feb 6th/2010: The Proform 980 is currently selling for the closeout price of $749 which is one of the lowest prices we've seen ever for this model. However, as it's a closeout model, you would no doubt be aware that it's not the newest model on the market today. For price conscious buyers, this is a decent entry level choice for your home.
- If you can't wait for the Proform 985 Audio trainer to go on sale, consider the Proform 980 Audio trainer treadmill. At a price point of around $700-$800, this would be an excellent choice
- This treadmill's main selling point is the built in audio capabilities and though it does contain most of the extras you would find in a Proform treadmill, it might be a little lacking in the quality compartment relatively.
This treadmill isn’t called an Audio trainer for nothing. The Proform 980 Audio trainer has built in speakers that are compatible with any iPod to give you a crystal clear audio experience. But you didn’t buy this treadmill just for the audio experience right? The Proform 980 has so much more to offer include the iFIt workout Card technology which is basically a personal trainer packaged in a card. In just a mere 8 weeks, you’ll be transformed with iFit’s built in workout programs.
To get you these results in just eight weeks, the Proform 980 treadmill utilizes a 2.25 CHP motor underneath the 20” by 55” treadmill belt. To intelligently adjust for difficult, the heart rate monitor is smart enough to know when you’re working too hard when it’s more beneficial for you to work a little harder. The quick keys include those to help you adjust for speed and incline. If you ever need some extra space, this treadmill is designed using the spacesaver easydrop shoc technology. Just remember to unfold it so it doesn’t collect dust.
The Proform 980 audio trainer may be a step down from the 985 Audio Trainer but it’s also a step down in price too. If you need a solid machine that will keep you entertained while shedding away those pounds, the 980 Audio Trainer is among the best that Proform has to offer. Get yours today. A lifetime motor warranty is included.
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