ProForm 1200 E Review

The ProForm 1200 E holds its own special place in the industry, as it offers self-generating electronics that are powered by your workout. If conserving energy and saving money are important to you, then this elliptical machine is a perfect fit.

This model has been discontinued. We recommend that you check out our review of a comparable model called the SOLE E95.
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The Good

Self-generating electronics

One very unique feature of the ProForm 1200 E is that it has self-generating electronics, which means that the energy that you create during your workout is what is used to power the elliptical. Not only does this make the ProForm 1200 E an extremely environmentally friendly machine, but it can also save you money that would otherwise be spent on the electricity used to power the machine. If you are looking to improve your household’s overall energy efficiency or just trying to save a little of money, the ProForm 1200 E may just be the ideal machine for you.

Great console features

The ProForm 1200 E has a very strong console, packed with almost all the features you could ask for. A chest pulse sensor is an easy and accurate way to measure your heart rate during your workout and a built-in console fan can make you a lot more comfortable while you exercise. Book lovers will especially appreciate the built-in reading rack. Features like these can do a lot to make your overall workout experience much more comfortable, and for that reason, the ProForm 1200 E is worth your consideration.

Strong support and learning materials

When purchasing a big ticket item like an elliptical, it’s important to be sure that the company you purchase from will be there to assist you with any questions or difficulties you may have. ProForm has many different support options so you will always be able to contact the company in the method that is most convenient for you, whether that be via phone, email, social media, or live chat. The company also has some really strong resources for learning about their products online, including FAQs and video tutorials about assembling and maintaining your machine. Options like these can help you feel confident that ProForm will do whatever they can to make sure that your machine is working properly and that you are happy with it.

The Bad

No incline or stride adjustment

The ProForm 1200 E is missing a few frame and pedal features that could make a big difference in your workouts. It lacks the ability to incline, which is disappointing as that feature can really help take your workouts to the next level. If you are not comfortable with the feel of the ProForm 1200 E, you will want to choose a different machine because you cannot adjust the stride on this one. Whether or not these are make-or-break features is ultimately up to what you want out of your elliptical.

Warranties a bit limited

The ProForm 1200 E comes with a lifetime frame warranty, which is an excellent feature that many are sure to appreciate. Its parts and electronics warranties aren’t nearly as strong, however. Though the two-year warranties are far from the worst in the industry, there are several ellipticals that offer much longer parts and electronics warranties, with some lasting as long as seven years. If you would feel comfortable with a bit more protection, it may be in your best interest to choose an elliptical with a longer warranty. This may be sufficient for some, however, in which case the ProForm 1200 E would still be a good fit.

Missing heart rate workouts

Though the ProForm 1200 E does offer several great onboard workouts to choose from, such as interval and weight loss programs, it does not offer any programs designed to help users reach their target heart rates. These programs can be extremely helpful for improving overall cardiovascular fitness. However, some may not value these types of programs and may still find the ProForm 1200 E to be the right choice.

The Details

Price

  • Price: $1,099

Shipping and Assembly

  • Assembly: $249
  • Front Door: Free
  • In-Home: $99
  • In-Room: $179

Specs

  • Elliptical Machine Length: 78"
  • Elliptical Machine Width: 27"
  • Incline Levels: N/A
  • Max Weight Allowed: 350 lbs
  • Product Weight: 250 lbs
  • Resistance Levels: 12 Levels
  • Stride Length Levels: 20"

Warranty

  • Electronics: 2 years
  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Labor: 2 years
  • Parts: 2 years

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