This unit replaced my last Pro-Form 595Le from Sears, over 10 years old. The directions said that it takes two people to assemble but I was able to assemble it by myself. It was a little difficult installing the uprights by myself but after a couple of tries the bolts went right in. Overall the assembly was easy and if you can read, you can assemble it with very few problems. After using the 595Le for over 10 years, I was amazed at how quiet the new treadmill operated. Even my wife came it to see if I was really using it because it was so quiet. All functions worked perfectly the first time, MP3, incline, etc. However, as with the 595Le, I found the heart rate monitor a little sporadic with obtaining my heart rate. Because I had the same problem with the 595Le, I purchased a Timex heart rate monitor with chest belt that monitors my heart rate during exercises. Being 66 years old, I do not do a lot of fast running on the treadmill, only fast walking and slow jogging but for me it is perfect. Folds up nicely when not in use. Very good unit for the money.
About six months after purchasing this treadmill, it started making a bad burning electrical smell... After troubleshooting with the manufacturer, it was decided the problem was in fact the motor. Unfortunately, the warranty is through sears. After speaking with sears, the only way to have the motor replaced is to have a technician come out (at my expense - one hundred bucks) and diagnose the problem. If the motor is faulty and replaced it's probably going to cost one hundred fifty bucks. So how much is it to just buy a new motor? four hundred fifty dollars. Really? Fifty dollars more than I spent on the treadmill? Really? Buyer beware... If it wasn't for a failing motor that costs way more than necessary to repair (even though it's under warranty), I'd probably rate the treadmill five stars.
THE LAST ONE I HAD WAS BETTER THAN THIS, DON'T NO THE MODEL
I would recommend the treadmill but would like to upgrade the bike. How would I do that?
I ordered and paid for the treadmill, Saturday delivery (additional $10), set up, and 3 year maintenance. Received texts everyday confirming delivery. Day before delivery they rescheduled my order to a week day. I canceled and have been receiving texts and calls everyday. This is harassment
I use this daily for exercise and weight control