If you are looking for options in the mid-price range treadmills then Proform 982 Audio Trainer from Icon is a machine worth checking out. It is a smartly packaged deal that is light on the pocket and yet has ample features to take care of your cardio exercise needs.
Motor: The Proform 980 comes with a 2.25 Continuous HP motor. It is a commercial grade motor which gives you speed up to 10 mph (16 kph). This is ample for those looking for a moderately intense workout.
Frame: The frame of Proform 980 is an all-metal powder coated frame which is highly sturdy and durable. The frame is strong enough to support user weights up to 325 lbs. It has a folding design that allows you to store it when not in use. Hence, it is perfect for all types of houses.
Incline: Incline in the running platform of a treadmill allows you to increase the resistance in a cardio workout session. The more the incline, the better is the resistance encountered. Proform 980 gives you inclines up to 10 per cent.
Running deck: The running deck of Proform 980 measures 20"X55". It is equipped with ProSide Cushioning System that gives you ample support during running.
Display and Control Panel: The display is equipped with a back-lit screen which gives you all the relevant information that you need during a workout session. This includes Distance, Speed, Time, Pulse, and Calories. Apart from this, you also get a Dual Grip EKG heart rate monitor. This allows you to get a real-time data about your heart beat while you are exercising.
The best part about the Proform 980 treadmill is that for a $ 1000 treadmill, it comes equipped with a cooling fan, a docking port for your iPod and Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speaker system. With their help you can boost the intensity of your work out regime with your favorite playlist.
Workout Programs: The Proform 980 treadmill comes with 16 iFit Personal Trainer workout programs. These programs have been developed by professional trainers and can assist you improve your workout results.
Price: The Proform 980 is loaded with the above mentioned excellent features. The best part is that you do not need to spend a small fortune to get it. You can get a Proform 980 for $749 only.
Warranty: The motor and the frame carry a life time warranty. There is one year warranty on labor and parts. Though this may not satisfy everybody, it is still surely good for a price like this. If you want to get more then you can pay a little extra to get extended warranty on parts and labor.