The ProForm Carbon T10 boasts most of the tech of the high-end ProForm treadmills but comes with a much lower price tag. Why? Because you get a smaller running belt with this machine and less power.
It’s basically a smaller, less powerful version of the Carbon T14. This is a good thing, especially if you’re a jogger and don’t need a powerful machine with a commercial-sized belt but still want the techy stuff.
10″ HD Touchscreen and 12% Power Incline
The Carbon 10 Treadmill is the only treadmill in this price range that can boast the 10″ HD touchscreen; NordicTrack has the EXP 7i, a very similar treadmill with the same price tag as the Carbon T10, but it only has the 7″ screen. Still, it’s not all about tech with the Carbon 7; you get a good-sized running belt suitable for users up to 6’1″ for jogging, a heavy-duty frame keeping things study, and an excellent anti-shock system.
The ProForm Carbon T10 a full-featured treadmill for joggers. It’s been designed for light to medium cardio and is perfect for 5k training at home. If you like the idea of iFit and a 10″ touchscreen to entertain you and challenge you while you jog? The Proform Carbon is the best choice for joggers from ProForm or NordicTrack right now.
Product dimensions – 35.24” Wide x 74.62” Deep x 64.39” Tall
Weight – 223lb
Speed – 0 – 10mph
Max user height – 6’1″
Folds for storage
Motor – 2.75HP
Weight capacity – 300lb
Running belt size – 20” X 55″
Why Do We Like The ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill?
As I’ve already touched on in the intro, the best feature of this treadmill is its 10″ touchscreen. This is unmatched by any other treadmill in this price range. It’s impressive, and it tilts, which is handy for petite users.
But it’s not just about the screen. The Carbon T10 is a 230lb treadmill. This thing is heavy,. So it doesn’t feel like a cheap, lightweight machine, it’s sturdy and it doesn’t move around when exercising, which is what you want.
12% Adjustable Power Incline
Also, you have one of the most impressive inclines in the price range, with a max of 12%.
A decent incline feature is essential if you want to get the most out of your cardio, you’ll burn 3 x more calories jogging on an incline, and you’ll build and strengthen those hard-to-train muscles such as your calves, glutes, and hamstrings.
And what you’ll love about the incline is that it can be auto-adjusted by the trainers of iFit to suit the terrain you’re running on. You don’t even have to touch the screen to adjust it.
Of course, if you’d rather adjust it yourself, you can manually adjust the inclination by selecting the % from the one-touch buttons of the monitor.
55″ Running Belt
20″ x 55″ is what I’d expect for a mid-level treadmill. You won’t find commercial-size running belts in this price range. However, a 55″ belt isn’t anything to be disappointed about.
55″ will allow users up to 6’1″ to jog on the ProForm treadmill. And if you only need a treadmill for jogging, there is no point paying more money for a larger treadmill with a commercial-size belt unless you’re especially tall.
Also, the width of the Carbon T10 belt is pretty good. Commercial width is 22″, so we’re not far off.
20″ width is enough to prevent stepping off the side of the treadmill while exercising, which can be a real issue with narrow belts. So considering you get all the tech with this treadmill, they didn’t cut back too much on essentials like belt size, which is important.
Monitor – 10″ Touchscreen, iFit, and 12-Levels Incline
This is the best monitor I’ve come across in this price bracket. It has the largest HD Touch screen, built-in fans, one of the best fitness apps, and one-touch buttons, which makes it very easy to use.
Most people love the iFit app. It makes working out fun, and the global routes where trainers run alongside you and encourage you while jogging is probably the app’s best feature for treadmills. There are literally thousands of workouts.
The only downside is that iFit costs just over $1 a day, which isn’t crazy expensive, but it’s only something I’d recommend subscribing to if you think you’ll make the most of it.
My favorite feature of iFit and the ProForm and NordicTrack treadmills is the auto-adjust. The trainer will run alongside you and auto-adjust the incline and the speed of the treadmill to match the workout and terrain you’re jogging on. It’s a cool feature and allows you the freedom to concentrate on your run and the challenge without adjusting anything on the treadmill.
Other monitor features include cooling fans, bottle holders, dual speakers, and the treadmill tracks all your essential workout data such as time, pulse, distance, etc.
ISO Flex™ Cushioning (protect your joints)
Proform uses the Iso Flex deck cushioning on all of their treadmills; it’s not just reserved for their high-end models, which is excellent news because it’s one of the best anti-shock systems on the market. A decent deck cushioning system like this will reduce the impact of each foot stroke by up to 40%.
Hydraulic Folding System
Another handy feature of this treadmill is that it uses a hydraulic folding system. This is the type of system you want for a treadmill because the hydraulics do all the work for you making folding the treadmill a breeze. And once folded, the treadmill’s overall footprint is more than halved.
Just tilt and roll on the built-in transport wheels to move the treadmill.
Is a 2.75HP Motor Enough?
2.75HP is easily powerful enough for light cardio, and by light, I mean walking and medium-paced jogging. You don’t really want to run this treadmill, it doesn’t quite have the build quality or the power. This is a treadmill for jogging.
Still, it’s also a good idea not to go over, or even better, try to keep way below the max capacity of the treadmill. Motors under 3HP have trouble with heavy users, so although this treadmill says 300lb, I’d recommend you keep it under 250lb to avoid early motor burnout.
Do I Need a Treadmill Mat?
If you have polished floors, I recommend getting hold of a treadmill mat. Treadmill mats will give the treadmill extra grip, thus aiding stability, and they help protect your floors from scratches.
Another time you might need a treadmill mat is if you live in an apartment. A treadmill mat will help soak up the vibrations from your workouts and keep the neighbors happy.
Anything I Didn’t Like?
As always with ProFormn and NordicTrack, their customer service is slow; worse than slow, it’s snail’s pace. If anything goes wrong with your treadmill, expect them to take ages to get it sorted. To their credit, they do fix anything that goes wrong in the end, but they are a headache to deal with.
Well built – users mention how sturdy it feels
10″ tilt HD touchscreen
Good size running belt
iFit with global routes, Google maps, thousands or workouts, plus auto-adjust
Excellent 12-level, 12% power adjustable
Quick touch buttons for speed and incline
Soft drop folding system (hydraulic)
ISO Flex™ cushioning system to protect your joints
Built-in transport wheels, cooling fans, water bottle holder
Slow customer service
Not suitable for running
NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill
NordicTrack, Proform, and iFit are all owned by Icon Fitness, which is why we see very similar treadmills from these guys. The NordicTrack EXP 7i is basically the same treadmill as the Carbon T10. Both weigh the same, share the same build quality, and have pretty much the same tech. And both boast the 12% power incline, HD tilt touch screens, and iFit.
The only real difference between these two machines is the running belt’s length and the touchscreen size. With the EXP 7i, you get a 7″ touchscreen and a 20″ x 60″ running belt; with the ProForm Carbon 10, you have the 10″ touchscreen and the 20″ x 55″ running belt.
So which treadmill is more appealing? Thats more personal preference. Both are designed for light to medium cardio because of the motor power, etc., and build; it’s whether you prefer the larger screen or belt.
The only reason I would find the EXP 7i more appealing is if I was over 6ft and needed more space to jog comfortably on the treadmill without feeling restricted.
Either way, there isn’t much between these two treadmills. They both offer a lot of bang for your buck.
To Sum Up
The ProForm Carbon T10 is an excellent choice for joggers looking for a mid-level treadmill with the latest tech. I was happy to see that ProForm didn’t comprise on the essentials too much because of the larger 10″ touchscreen; you still have a decent size running belt and heavy build, which keeps the treadmill sturdy and one of the best inclines on any treadmill under $1500.