Over the last three decades the treadmills growth was really exponential with a slow start in the early 70s. But the treadmills saw a healthy boom after the year 2000. The major player in the treadmills industry is Proform which is popular all over America and Canada. The Proform 540 Treadmill is the entry model and its price is fixed less than $800. So it is available at a low cost with a reasonable quality. The Proform 540 Treadmill can reach a top speed of 10mph with its 2.75hp engine. It can be inclined to an angle of 10 degrees. When it comes to warranty, the company offers 10 years warranty to the engine and 90 days warranty to other parts. The engine's warranty is impressive in its category but the other part's warranty is really insufficient.
The Proform 540 Treadmill comes with an inbuilt air cooling system that helps the user to work for a longer time. Another noticeable feature about this model is the iFit option which lets the user to download the new options directly to the treadmill. So the users will remain interested in the treadmills for a longer period. Another big plus of Proform 540 Treadmill is its silent engine. So if you don't want to disturb others while running then you can better opt for this model. Another unbeatable advantage of this treadmill is its price. You can buy the basic version for a cheap price of $599 with free shipping.
Since this model is new to the market you cannot find many reviews online. However on the first look you will understand that you might need to change one or two parts after a while at your own cost because of the less warranty period. According to the manufacturers any person weighing less than 300 pounds can use this machine. However many trainers won't recommend this for persons weighing higher than 200 pounds. Also it is not suitable for professional runners because of its limited options. So if you are weighing less than 200 lbs and looking at fitness as a hobby and more importantly if you are limited with your budget, then Proform 540 Treadmill is the best model for you.