Proform 505 CST Treadmill Review

Proform 505 CST Treadmill – A Good Buy?


Proform 505 CST Treadmill Review
Proform 505 Treadmill

The Proform 505 CST treadmill is a basic starter model coming in under $1000.

You get some decent basics like the 2.5 HP motor and 18 built-in workouts.

However compared to other similar-priced treadmills it falls down a bit in terms of what you get for the money.

How does it measure up? What exactly do you get with the 505 CST treadmill?

And is it the right choice for you?

Here’s a review of what you need to know about the Proform 505 CST treadmill BEFORE you buy:



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Proform 505 CST Specs:

Price: $999 + Free Shipping

Motor: 2.5 HP

Incline: 10%

Belt: 20 x 55″

Speed: 0 – 10 MPH

Footprint: 68″ x 73″

Folding? Yes

Weight Capacity: 325 lbs

Warranty: 25-Year Motor Warranty, and 1-Year Parts & Labor Warranty




Proform 505 CSTTreadmill Review – The Pros:


2.5 HP Motor

While it’s not the strongest motor Proform makes, it’s good enough for walkers and occasional walkers. Plus the belt is not overly large – so the 2.5 HP motor can power this size of belt pretty easily.


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Console with LCD Window

The console window on this unit is also pretty small – especially compared to similarly priced models like the Pro 1000 treadmill which gives you a much larger window for the same price.

But you do have a matrix graph with this console. And you get feedback on all the basics like mileage, speed, calorie burn, heart rate, and time.


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Compatible Port for iPod

There’s a port to plug in your iPod or other mp3 device and listen to your workout music through the console speakers. This can make your workouts more enjoyable and productive.



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18 Built-In Workouts

Build some extra challenge into your workouts with the 18 built-in workouts designed by a certified personal trainer. These workouts emphasize different goals like Incline, Intensity, Speed, and Calorie Burn. Plus the workouts automatically change the speed and incline to match the workout for you.



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Folding with Shock-Assisted Lift

You can easily fold this treadmill up and out of the way for small workout areas or easy cleaning. There’s a shock-assisted lift mechanism that makes it much easier to fold – and saves the strain on your back.




Proform 505 CST Treadmill Review – The Cons:


No iFit Option

This treadmill – unlike most new Proform models – does not come iFit coach compatible. iFit Coach lets you download new workouts to your treadmill and track your workouts online. It also lets you run world trails from Hawaii to Australia and many people really like having it.


No Tablet Above the Console

Many of Proforms newer models also have a bracket above the console to hold your tablet. Even the Proform 400 treadmill – one of the most affordable models – has one.



proform 505 cst treadmill review

Small Console

The console window is extremely small here and hard to read. Again compared to models like the Proform Pro 1000, it just is not Proform’s best.

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Bottom Line?  Not Recommended

If you’re looking for a starter treadmill, you may be tempted by the Proform 505 CST. However frankly we would NOT recommend this treadmill because you can get so much more for your money with other similarly-priced treadmills.

The belt is average sized to small. The console is small and hard to read. There’s no iFit or tablet holder. You get the bare minimum when it comes to speed and incline limits.

Overall this is not a $1000 treadmill. You’re better to go with the Proform 1000 or even the Proform Performance 400 Treadmill, which comes in under $600 and gives you more than this one.



Where to Learn More

You can learn more about the Proform 505 CST treadmill  direct from the Manufacturer here . You can see more specs and read more about what the treadmill does and doesn’t give you.


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Proform 505 CST Treadmill Review
Proform 505 Treadmill