The ProForm Pro 16.9 is a brand new elliptical for the 2016 model year with tons of great features and improvements on the similar 16.0 NE machine.
With an adjustable stride, 35 workout apps, iFit and new web-enabled touchscreen, the 16.9 is looking like a great option.
The ProForm 16.9 comes with a brand new 10" full color touch display which is web-enabled so you can browse the internet while you work out. It is built of commercial grade steel and has a heavy 32 pound flywheel for smooth, quiet motion.
Let's take a look at the specs...
The ProForm Pro 16.9 is a new model so there aren't many customer reviews out there just yet. It's very similar to the 16.0 NE, so chances are it will be replacing that elliptical, or already has by the time you are reading this review.
It has all of the features that made the 16.0 NE popular, including up to 20 degrees of incline, easy assembly, multi-position grips and a 20 inch power adjustable stride.
However, it does have a few enhanced features that the 16.0 NE did not. There's a 10-inch web-enabled touchscreen, an upgrade from the 16.0's 7" display. Although it's only a 3 inch difference, it feels much bigger and easier to use.
The Pro 16.9 also has a higher max weight capacity, at 375 lb. vs 350 lb., so we can assume that this elliptical has better construction.
It's interesting to note that the Pro 16.9 has 35 workouts, 5 less than the 16.0, which is the only downgrade we can see. We're not sure why they would eliminate 5 workout programs, but perhaps there was a reason for it.
Other great features on the new ProForm Pro 16.9 elliptical are 26 resistance levels, adjustable oversized pedals, iPod compatibility, a wireless heart rate monitor, transport wheels, CoolAire fan, and of course, iFit, ICON Fitness' proprietary workout tracking/Google map integration program.
The Pro series have always been some of the most well-received ProForm ellipticals by experts, as they bring a higher level of quality along with tons of great features to keep you motivated and entertained.
The Pro 16.9 looks to be a good addition to the ProForm Pro series, a nice upgrade to (and perhaps replacement for) the 16.0 NE elliptical. It's packed with great features and capabilities and also delivers the quality construction that some of the lower priced models lack.
The current price as of this writing is $2499, which is quite high, but it should definitely come down in price, especially if they phase out the similar 16.0 NE. Look for it under $1500...at which point it is an incredible buy. Over $2000 and not so much.
Also look at the Pro 12.9 elliptical, which is essentially the same machine with a 7" touch screen instead of 10".
We'll keep an eye on this one to see what the experts and users have to say. For now, the Pro 16.9 is definitely a solid elliptical trainer with everything you could ask for.