With its range of reliable, high quality fitness products, ProForm continues to be one of the leading brands in the world of fitness equipment. And most of all their treadmills stand out as some of the best on offer.
Their latest line of several different models in the CST line are a clear proof that ProForm is a brand with the aim to deliver the best possible motorized treadmill on the market.
And we’re here to get in depth and discover on our own whether these machines are as good as they claim to be. We already took a closer look at the 905 CST, and now it’s the 705’s turn. This similar treadmill is a forerunner version to the more robust 905, but still contains all the goodies and advanced designs of the entire CST line. Join us as we get to know more about ProForm 705 CST.
Just like its predecessor, the 905, this treadmill shows from the first look that it is an advanced piece of equipment. This is a robust and large treadmill, full of unique aspects and a truly modernized design. The outer frame of the 705 CST is made from a very durable, stout steel frame, which offers a lot of structural support for the overall machine. It also supports the prominent central user control panel at the front, which contains a variety of features that make this treadmill truly one of a kind.
The two parallel vertical beams of the outer frame are much wider than what is usual on the market, and this ensures unprecedented stability, no matter the user.
The running deck as well shares all the design elements with the 905, and is sufficient in width and length to ensure a natural stride both when running and walking. It also features the same ProShox cushioning shock absorbent system, which we will explain in detail below.
The central user console is very large and draws the eye, featuring a modern and advanced design. But looks aside, this user computer is filled with a variety of useful features which is one of the crowning details of the entire CST line of treadmills. From various presets and challenges, to integrated speakers and tablet holder, this console is truly designed to offer maximum comfort and efficiency for the user. And that’s just one in the line of details that makes ProForm 705 CST truly stand out.
When we talk about stability, we need to emphasize that this is not an issue for this treadmill. This is a perfectly robust and durable piece of equipment, and can withstand even the hardest running workouts. The steel frame, hard plastic elements, and a covered, shock absorbent running deck are perfectly design to endure pressure and countless hours of hard exercise.
This is also easily observed from the quite amazing user weight capacity of 325 lbs (147 kg). This caters to a wide variety of users – from beginners to advanced users.
The dimensions of this treadmill are:
Set up: 61L x 36.5W x 78.75H
Incline and Adjustability
Incline plays a huge role in the market of motorized treadmills, and when executed properly it can make or break the final product. Luckily, ProForm has perfected their Quick Incline design which puts them an entire step ahead of the competition. While some similar treadmills feature only 2 to 3 levels of manual, old school incline, ProForm 705 CST boasts something entirely different. It offers 12% of automatic quick incline, which is selected by a touch of a button and offers amazing adjustability. You can change the incline to your liking even during running, and you can gradually increase or decrease the incline and the challenge. This can be a great chance to create longer workouts and gradually increase your endurance.
705 CST also features the digital Quick Speed control, giving you the option to select a speed from 0 to 12 miles per hour. For more advanced users this comes as a great addition, allowing you to go into a full sprint and test yourself. And once it is combined with the many presets of the console and the incline settings, it can really put you to the test.
When talking about adjustability, we can’t skip mentioning the amazing Space Saver design, which allows you to fold the treadmill vertically and wheel it away when it’s not in use. For a treadmill of such quality this is an amazing feature. And it perfectly caters for users with limited space – brining a gym experience directly into your living room, without any cost of room.
Console and Programmes
Let’s talk a bit about the console and all of its features. This large, chunky user panel will cater to all your needs and it really shows that ProForm took things another step further. In its center is the 5 inch backlit display which clearly shows all the important info you’d like to know. Amongst other details it shows distance, calories burned, time elapsed, speed, vitals, and selected options. It also comes with large integrated speakers, two side containers for all your things, and best of all – a tablet or iPad holder. This can allow you to enjoy your favorite pastimes all while you’re exercising – combining two useful things into one. It also prides itself on a Coolaire workout fan which is located in the front of the console, and can offer some much needed cooling in those hot summer days, effectively prolonging your workouts.
The console features 22 preset workout programmes which are a part of their iFit brand. Choose from a variety of challenges that can offer a completely new and refreshing experience each time you’re working out. iFit coach program offers professional, personal training all from the comforts of your home, creating personalized, immersive workouts that can really change the way you’ve seen treadmill exercise up to now.
Motor and Belt
Now, in the CST line of ProFrom treadmills, 905 features the most
powerful motor. Although 705 has a slightly weaker motor, it’s still
close enough and delivers a lot of power for its uses. It features a
2.75 CHP Mach Z commercial treadmill motor, which is created as one of
the leading brands in the market. CHP stands for continuous horse power,
and its output is markedly better than your standard treadmill motor.
It is located in a protected plastic housing, and vibrations and noises are completely non existent. You can enjoy a quiet and rewarding exercise, even when you’re putting the biggest pressure on the machine.
The running deck of the 705 CST is easily one of its best features. It is 60” long and 20” wide, and made from durable, textured rubber material that ensures maximum grip on the surface. It is also spacious enough for almost all users.
But the best part of the running deck is the ProShox cushioning system. This elaborate design of several evenly spaced shock absorbers is one of the best features on the market currently. Now you too can engage in the hardest, fastest, and most enduring workout possible – with these shock absorbers you won’t even feel it, and neither will the machine. This offers you a soft, natural and balanced workout, as it fully absorbs and spreads out the shock. In turn, it removes the pressure from your ankles and joints, creating a soft surface – which is at times even better than running on concrete.
Assembly and Maintenance
The assembly of the 705 CST could pose a challenge for some, but in general shouldn’t be too hard. The larger parts are pre-assembled, but the whole machine still weights a lot due to its robustness and quality. As you follow the clearly written instructions, you will get the hang of it and assemble the machine in just a few hours. Note that the manufacturer states that two persons are needed for the assembly. But some can do this on their own.
Maintenance should not be overlooked for a treadmill of such quality. After the first half a year of use, consider tightening the screws and belt, and lubricating as needed. This will help with the longevity of your product and ensure an ever longer work life.
This treadmill also features a lifetime frame and motor warranty, and a 2 year parts warranty.
- Great shock absorption
- Natural running experience
- Robust and durable
- iFit preset challenges
- Advanced incline design
- Price tag
- Motor could be stronger
ProForm continues to be one of the leading brands on the market, and the quality of their products is the proof enough. The CST line consists of 305, 505, 705, and 905, and each one offers a slightly different experience. When their features are compared, we can realize that they form a small quality spectrum, and 705 lies somewhere in the middle of the group. With its design and variety, it offers a set of balanced, quality features and a one of a kind experience. Here are some of the features we mentioned today:
- 0-12 MPH speed
- 12% digital Quick Incline
- 22 different preset programmes
- Wide 60” by 20” belt
- ProShox absorption system
And in the end, we can agree that the ProForm 705 CST really stands out as one of the first class motorized treadmills on the market. If you don’t mind the slightly high price, you will certainly not regret the purchase. This fantastic piece of equipment can completely revolutionize your workout experience, and set you on a wholly different level.