Wondering which is best for you?
These are both strong, runner-friendly, stable treadmills with a few added frills.
The Proform 1295 is the premium model in the Proform Power treadmill series – treadmills that focus on quality construction, tough motors and strong decks.
The Proform 5000 is the mid-range Pro model. Pro models are the commercial-grade, ultra-premium treadmills in the Proform lineup.
These two treadmills look very similar in that they both give you full-color consoles and extra long 60 inch belts.
They also both carry strong motors and come iFit Coach compatible
So how are they different and which is best for you?
Here are some of the key differences between these two treadmill to help you decide:
Proform 1295i vs 5000 Treadmill – Price
While prices do tend to change throughout the year, as of this writing The Proform Power 1295i treadmill comes in a bit more affordable. You can get it around $1299 with Free Shipping here.
The Proform Pro 5000 treadmill comes in a bit higher at around $1499 with Free Shipping here.
So if you’re on a tight budget, that makes the Proform 1295i a bit more attractive price-wise.
Proform 1295 vs 5000 Treadmill – Console
Both treadmills give you something you don’t often get with other mid-range treadmill brands – a full-color HD, touch-screen console. However the layout of the actual console on these two treadmills is different.
Here’s the Proform 1295i console:
And here’s the console for the Proform Pro 5000 treadmill:
As you can see, there are a few design differences between them. The fan is a bit larger on the Proform 5000 and the layout is a little easier to navigate.
However the full-color display window is the same size on both treadmills – 7 inches across.
You’ll also notice that while there is a stability bar beneath the Proform 1295i console, you get a full stability bar with extra shelf on the Proform 5000. This is a handy way to store your keys, remote etc.
Overall, there’s just a lot more storage room on the Proform Pro 5000 treadmill.
Proform 1295i or Proform 5000 – Incline/Decline
Both treadmills give you from 0 – 15% incline, which is great for adding high-calorie burning intervals.
However the Proform 5000 treadmill also comes with a 3% decline feature that is not found on the Proform 1295i model. So you get a few more crosstraining options on the Proform 5000 vs 1295i treadmill.
Proform 1295i vs Pro 5000 – Motor
A strong motor will power your treadmill through the toughest running workouts. The more you plan on using your treadmill, the stronger your motor power should be – especially if you’re a runner.
The Proform 1295i treadmill gives you a 3.5 HP motor – which is excellent. However the Proform Pro 5000 treadmill goes one better with an impressive 4.0 HP motor. So it will hold up a bit better to longer, running workouts over time.
Proform 1295i vs 5000 – Belt Size
The Proform 1295i comes with an extra long 20 x 60 inch belt – which is quite generous and gives you a lot of room to stretch out and run.
However the Proform 5000 is slightly roomier with a wider 22 x 60 inch belt.
Proform 1295i vs 5000 – Heart Rate
Both treadmills give you an EKG grip pulse sensor in front of the console – so you can grab the sensor to get a heart rate reading through the console display.
However if you get the Proform 5000 through the Manufacturer, you can get a Free Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap included.
A lot of people prefer the wireless heart rate monitor since it gives you a continuous reading without you having to constantly hang on to the EKG sensors.
So which is best when comparing the Proform 1295i vs 5000 treadmills?
Both treadmills have benefits for you. The Proform 1295i has some great basics plus a full-color console. It also comes in a little more affordable than the Proform 5000.
The Proform 5000 however give you additional decline (as well as incline), a wider belt, stronger motor and a free wireless heart rate monitor.
So it really comes down to what is most important to you.
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