Proform has a well earned reputation for selling elliptical trainers at a very affordable price, yet with many bells and whistles only found on more expensive units.
The Proform 790E has a stride length of 18”, adequate for most but possibly restricting for users over 6 feet.
Foot pedals are sufficiently large for the feet to find their optimal position and user weight is limited to 325lbs, sufficient for the great majority of users.
For a total body workout and additional cardio benefits, the 790E has upper body handlebars.
A very valuable feature of the 790E is the ability to change the incline of the elliptical motion from 10 degrees to 35 degrees without interrupting your workout.
This makes is possible at the touch of a button to get a more intense workout in the same exercise time and also to isolate different muscle groups, such as your calves, quads and glutes.
Sensors for monitoring your heart rate are built into separate handle bars.
The Proform 790E is capable of using iFit cards, which plug into the console, though you need to purchase these separately.
The cards contains different workout, with each card focusing on a different type of workout, from fat burn to cardio.
The 790E offers a total of 24 workouts, including 6 weight loss programs, which is a more variety than most elliptical trainers, as well as 20 resistance levels.
The display is a backlit for easier reading provides all the critical information, time, distance, calories burned and pulse. The console also contains a fan with multiple settings to help keep you cool.
You can also plug your MP3 or Ipod into the docking port and listen through the quite decent speakers. No more getting tangles in the headphone cord.
The warranty is a basic lifetime on the frame and 1 year on parts and labor.Summary
The decision to purchase a 790E should greatly be influenced by the expected level of use. For regular use you get a lot of extras that you typically pay significantly more for, especially variable incline and lots of programs and Proform throws in free shipping.
If you intend to be a heavy duty user, you want to consider other alternatives.
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