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For a mid-range treadmill to be good, it needs to seamlessly combine durability with a few nice extras. Of course you can’t expect the best of everything and pay a middle-of-the-road price, so I believe it is wise to have realistic expectations.

In this ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill review, I’ll detail the good, the average, and the bad in my breakdown of this cardio machine. Plus, stick around to see my comparison to the ProForm Carbon T7, and my take on if you should spend your money on the T10.

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I’ve studied the industry standards for some of the best treadmills and could actually recite them to you in my sleep. With the dozens of treadmills I’ve walked, ran, and jogged on, I’ve become even more familiar with the features and nuances customers are really looking for in a new machine. Let’s get started.

ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill
ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill
ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

If you are looking to combine simplicity and technology in a treadmill, listen up as the ProForm Carbon T10 may very well be for you. The Carbon T10 is a user-friendly, tech forward foldable treadmill equipped with a 10-inch, high definition interactive display. Included in your purchase is a three-year iFIT family membership, which allows users to fully immerse in workouts virtually anywhere in the world choosing from on demand or live global and studio classes.  With speeds ranging from .5 to 12 miles per hour and incline options up to 12 percent, it is easy to work up a sweat.The Carbon T10 comes with a 3.0 horsepower motor and while this may not reach the same strength seen in more expensive models, it is plenty strong enough to support you through workouts whether you are a runner or jogger. If you are an avid, endurance athlete, the 3.0 horsepower motor may not provide the sustained power you need to train. Users report that the T10 is fairly quiet. And, with a smaller footprint of  35.24 inches wide by 74.62 inches long and 64.39 inches, it is easy to store in smaller dwellings. To note, the cushioned running deck only measures 55 inches long (as with most foldable treadmills), so may not fit those with longer strides.

A Quick Look At The ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

ProForm is a fitness brand that mostly focuses on cardio. You’ll find tons of rowers, ellipticals, treadmills, and exercise bikes on its website, as well as a smattering of strength equipment to boot.

ProForm has three lines of treadmills: Pro (most expensive), Carbon, and City (least expensive). The T10 is the middle-of-the-road option within the Carbon series, which features an included touchscreen, foldable deck, and iFIT compatibility. 

pro form carbon t10 treadmill monitor

My Tips:

  • Check out our ProForm Promo Code page for the best deals on ProForm equipment.
  • In order to cash in on the free iFIT trial, you’ll need to enter your credit card. Don’t worry; you won’t be charged until your trial runs out.

Pros:

  • iFIT capabilities with 10-inch touchscreen
  • 2.75 CHP motor
  • Simple to fold and unfold
  • Speeds up to 10 MPH
  • Incline options up to 12%
  • 300-lb weight capacity
  • Heart rate sensors on the grips
  • Well-cushioned deck
  • Financing options available

Cons:

  • Slightly shaky when in use
  • 20-in-by-55-in deck is average
  • Subpar 10-year frame warranty
  • Machine is 223 lbs

Is the ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Worth It?

The ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill is very similar to the ProForm Carbon T7 treadmill, except it has a larger touchscreen. I would classify the T10 as being a mid-range treadmill at just over $1,400, whereas the T7 is a more budget option since it is under $1,000. Check out who we think should take a look at the T10 treadmill and who should buy something else. 

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incline speed buttons pro form carbon t10 treadmill

Great for:

  • People who want iFIT capabilities
  • Smaller spaces due to the folding capabilities
  • Those who need deck cushioning

Not recommended for:

  • Tall people with a long stride
  • A super budget option
  • Individuals who want a simple machine

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Specs

Footprint35.24” W x 74.62” D x 64.39” T
Tread belt20” x 55”
Weight capacity300 lbs
Motor2.75 CHP
Display10” Smart HD Touchscreen
Incline0 – 12% Grade Quick Incline® Button Control
Rollers1.9” Precision-Balanced
Water bottle holdersYes; 2
Warranty10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, 1-Year Labor
Weight223 lbs
Google mapsYes
Speed0 – 10 MPH QuickSpeed® Button Control
AudioAudio Auxiliary Port with Dual 2” Speakers

Major Key: Using the ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

Stepping onto the ProForm Carbon T10, I noticed something immediately. The safety key wouldn’t stay in! Luckily (or unluckily), the machine won’t start without it. What’s a person to do? Steal the ProForm Carbon T7’s safety key and stick it in the machine! Problem solved. I am an evil genius. In all seriousness, I think the key came broken, and this is not a universal experience based on the reviews I read. However, if you are also an unlucky soul who receives your treadmill broken or damaged in some capacity, give customer service a call at 1-833-680- 4348.

Evaluating the deck, the size is average at best. Although the 20-inch width is good, I’m not crazy for the 55-inch length. This means taller people, those with longer strides, or serious runners may struggle to comfortably use the T10. If you’re over 6 feet tall, you might not be a fan of this deck, as those 5 lost inches actually do make a big difference. I’m 5 feet, 9 inches and I definitely noticed it. Plus, when sprinting, the machine does shake. Not in a deal-breaking way, but I didn’t love how it felt when getting up to top speeds. 

3.0 CHP is the industry standard for a treadmill that can support running, although I think the T10 could work for shorter runners, even with a 2.75 CHP motor. I do like the various speed and incline options, which is clearly a pointed effort by ProForm to make the treadmill more commercial-like.

Although you can do a manual run, walk, or jog on the T10, I’m not sure why you’d spend the extra cash to get a tech-y machine if you won’t use it. There aren’t preset programs (that are free) on the T10, so you’d be better off with something like the Sole F63 if that’s more of your jam. However, iFIT is a lot of fun to use on this machine, so if you like interactive programming, you’ll likely enjoy it. 

RELATED: Sole F63 Treadmill Review

Footprint and Portability 

At 223 pounds, the T10 isn’t exactly a lightweight treadmill. I would definitely recommend grabbing a friend or family member to help you bring this up a flight of stairs. However, it is really simple to fold and unfold due to the included gas shock. Any time a treadmill has a gas shock or easy-fold mechanism, I am one happy camper. This add-on makes the process a lot easier (and safer) for you and your family because it prevents the deck from crushing toes or hands.

Once you have the machine folded up, there is a set of wheels that you’re able to tip the machine onto. From there, you’re able to scoot the treadmill around to move or store it in a closet. Although the treadmill has an overall average footprint, the foldability makes this machine a decent option for smaller spaces.

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How to Fold the ProForm Carbon T10

Worried about having to fold the T10? We got you! Here’s the step-by-step instructions on how to get this machine compressed and out of your way:

  1. Unplug the T10 from the wall.
  2. Firmly grasp the sides of the treadmill’s deck.
  3. Lift using your legs to secure the deck into an upright position.
  4. Make sure you hear the deck lock into place via the gas shock.
  5. Do a happy dance! You did it, random internet stranger!

The Ergonomics

The ProForm Carbon T10 has special cushioning, which I enjoy. It is actually comfortable and would be a good option for someone with joint or knee issues.

In terms of extras, the T10 did a great job with the little things–– dual bottle holders, an XL cooling fan, and a speaker bar complete this treadmill. 

Technology Benefits

The ProForm Carbon T10 is a fairly technologically inclined treadmill with a nice touchscreen. Sure, it isn’t the NordicTrack 1750 with a 14-incher, but size isn’t everything. The T10’s 10-inch screen still works well and has good graphics, so I’m not mad about it. 

Plus, I do like the heart rate sensors on the inner handlebars. It can be a useful tool to keep track of your exertion, especially if you don’t have a fitness tracker

pro form carbon t10 treadmill touch screen

iFIT Programming

In my opinion, one of the biggest draws of the ProForm Carbon T10 is the iFIT compatibility. For $39.99 per month, you can get a family membership, which allows you to have multiple profiles for your entire household. From there, you’ll be able to access tons of running, walking, and jogging content to use in tandem with the Carbon T10. 

I love that this machine has “Live Trainer Control” capabilities, meaning based on the class you’re taking, the treadmill will automatically adjust the incline and speed to match. This takes any guesswork or additional thought needed out of your workouts. If you’re someone that just wants to jump on the treadmill and have literally no thoughts, you’ll go crazy for this feature. 

Plus, you’ll be able to take iFIT off the tread and download it to your smartphone via the app. There are tons of other types of classes available, including yoga, pilates, biking, and strength training. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive workout experience, iFIT definitely delivers. 

pro form carbon t10 treadmill monitor up close

As of the time of this writing in Spring 2022, ProForm is currently offering a 3-year membership with the purchase of this specific treadmill. We aren’t sure how long this deal will last, so act quickly!

ProForm Carbon T10 vs. ProForm Carbon T7

ProForm makes three different treadmills in their Carbon series, with the T7 being the least expensive at just under $1,000, and the most similar to the T10. Check out this quick comparison chart to decide which one is the better option for you:

ProForm TreadmillProForm Carbon T10ProForm Carbon T7
Price$1,403$999
Display10-inch touchscreen display7-inch touchscreen display
Motor Horsepower2.75 CHP2.6 CHP
Running Deck20” W x 55” L20” W x 55” L
Incline Range0 – 12% Grade Quick Incline® Button Control0 – 10% Grade QuickSpeed® Button Control
Folding TreadmillYesYes
User weight capacity300 pounds300 pounds
Speed0 – 10 MPH QuickSpeed® Button Control0 – 10 MPH QuickSpeed® Button Control
Warranty10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, & 1-Year Labor warranty10-Year Frame, 1-Year Parts & Labor warranty

As you might be able to tell, the differences are pretty minor. The T7 has a slightly less powerful motor, less incline optionality, and a smaller touchscreen. Otherwise, they are essentially the same machine. Heck, I’ve even had them side-by-side, and the only obvious way to tell them apart is through the touchscreens. 

Customer Experience 

To be honest, for the $1,400 price tag, I expect the warranty to be more expansive. ProForm only gives 10 years for the frame, two years for parts, and a year for labor on the Carbon T10. Generally, we expect 15 years to life for the warranty on the frame of a good treadmill. This does make me a little leery about the durability of the machine in the future, but we have not had any real issues thus far.

If you receive your T10 and don’t love it, you have 30 days to return it. However, I’m not nuts for the $250 shipping cost and 10% restocking fee the company charges. This makes it a little less bearable to return since you’ll be losing a chunk of change in the process.

I do like the variety of ways you can contact Customer Service. Besides having a chat box in the bottom right hand corner of the website, you can also give ProForm a ring at 1-888-742-0128, or click the ‘Contact Us’ link to view more options. Whether you’re looking to get a hold of sales, support, or billing and returns, ProForm provides you with various methods of contact to do so.

Ordering and Assembling the ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

Ordering the Carbon T10 is simple; just add it to your cart on the ProForm website, and wait for it to be delivered. Standard shipping is free on the website, which is a big plus. Is $1,400 too much money for you to shell out all at once? No worries, ProForm offers stellar financing options that start at just $39 per month for 36 months with 0% APR.

I didn’t see any options to add assembly for an additional fee, but you likely won’t struggle too much with building the T10.

Our Operations Manager Sam “asSAMmbly” Presley said the machine is on the larger side, so he’d recommend having two people around to help with the process. 

“We did not face any real problems when building this one; it just takes two people due to the size,” Sam explained. “You attach the legs to the base, add the arms, and then the screen. It should take around 45 minutes. Easy-peasy.”

pro form carbon t10 treadmill being folded

Customer Reviews

On the Best Buy website, the ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill has a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 with 129 customer reviews. Buyers that loved the T10 gushed about the incline options, quietness of the machine, and iFIT compatibility.

Other reviews stated they had issues with the durability of the T10, the average-sized deck, and reaching customer service in a timely manner.

Final Verdict of Our ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Review

Overall, I like the ProForm Carbon T10. If you’re on the shorter side, or you want a treadmill with an included touchscreen, you’ll probably also enjoy the T10. However, if you’re a serious runner or especially tall, there are better options out there for you.

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Rating

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Review 2022 | Garage Gym Reviews

Looking for a new cardio machine? Check out our ProForm Carbon T10 treadmill review to see if this is your Prince Charming or just another ugly frog.

Product Brand: ProForm

Product Currency: $

Product Price: 1,403.00

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill

Footprint and Portability – 4

Delivery and Setup – 4

Durability – 3.8

Customizations – 4

Adjustability and Ergonomics – 4

Workout Experience – 4

Tech Capabilities – 4

Conveniences – 4

Dynamic Programming – 5

Customer Reviews – 4.2

Value – 3.8

Warranty, Financing, Returns – 3.8

Customer Service – 4

ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill FAQs

Does ProForm Carbon T10 have Bluetooth?

Yes, the ProForm Carbon T10 does have Bluetooth capabilities. You can connect a heart rate monitor (sold separately) via Bluetooth to use with the handles.

Can you use Carbon T10 without an iFIT membership?

Yes, there is a manual mode on the Carbon T10. However, I would probably recommend a less expensive machine if you do not plan to use the full technology capabilities.

Does ProForm offer financing for the T10?

ProForm does offer financing for the T10. For just $39 per month for 36 months, you can get your hands on the Carbon T10.

Is Amazon the place to get the best price on a home treadmill?

Not necessarily. It definitely depends on the machine. For some, Amazon is cheaper, and for others, the brand website is less expensive.

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