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Last Updated: January 3, 2023
In this review, we’ll look at the new Carbon T10 treadmill from ProForm. The Carbon T10 is a great treadmill for walking, jogging, and light running. It folds up and is compact so it doesn’t take up much space. The 10” touchscreen is also a nice addition to the console which makes it easy to use and keeps the console streamlined.
A big plus to the Carbon T10 is the price point and included technology. The T10 is enabled with iFit to offer guided workouts to follow on the touch screen. iFit includes automated controls which means while you enjoy a workout class, the incline and speed adjust for you to walk/jog hands-free. The cushioning feels nice underfoot for shock absorption. Keep reading to learn more about the ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill and our experience using it in this review.
Why You Should Trust Our Review Of The ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill
When it comes to treadmills, we know more than the average person. This has come from our unique experience to test all kinds of treadmills over the years. When a new model rolls into our studio, we put it through a series of tests to assess how it performs overall. All of our reviewers ranging from 5’0” up to 6’5” use the treadmill just like you would at home. With our various sizes and fitness backgrounds, we’re able to determine who the treadmill is best suited for.
Another aspect that we like to look at is how a treadmill compares to other models we have on hand. This way, we can help you get a better idea of what treadmill is best for you. When we tested the Carbon T10 we compared it to the ProForm Carbon T14, T7, NordicTrack EXP 14i, and Sole F63, just to name a few.
Our ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill Video Review
- Great for walking
- If you are looking for an affordable treadmill for walking, the Carbon T10 is a great option. It folds up, has a relatively compact footprint when open, is quiet, and has wheels so it can be gently rolled out of the way when needed. The 2.75 CHP motor is well-suited for gentle walking, a brisk pace, power walking, jogging, and short speed intervals.
- Good for smaller spaces
- ProForm has streamlined much of the design to make this an ideal option for anyone who lives in an apartment, condo, shared space, or upstairs floor. The Carbon T10 weighs 205 pounds so it’s sturdy but not as heavy as other treads that are nearly impossible to get upstairs.
- The total footprint of the Carbon T10 is 34” wide by 73” deep and 58” tall.
- Works for jogging
- If you are looking for something that will support light jogging, the Carbon T10 works well. The 2.75 CHP motor will go up to 12 mph and the deck has the ProShox cushioning system. While we don’t recommend this machine for those who plan to do extensive, long-distance running, it is well-suited for jogging at a 6 to 7 mph pace. Quick intervals above that are easily managed as well.
- Not recommended for running
- While ProForm has updated several features on the Carbon T10, the motor is within the range we recommend for jogging and walking. We recommend those who want to run faster than 6mph for more than 3 miles take a look at the Pro 2000 or Pro 9000.
- Aids with cardiovascular training
- The combination of incline options and speed variables make this a good treadmill for cardiovascular training. You can stay aerobic and comfortably in that fat-burning zone while you walk briskly on a 12% incline. This allows users to stay low-impact but still get a good workout. Cardiovascular training conditions both the heart and lungs while your legs work to move you along. Increased blood flow to the extremities increases circulatory efficiency even when you’re not exercising.
- iFit includes Strength Training options
- In addition, iFit includes strength classes you can do off the treadmill. There are class options that include weight equipment such as dumbbells and resistance bands or iFit also includes body weight resistance options. You can strengthen and tone your whole body using your iFit subscription so the Carbon T10 isn’t just for cardio exercise.
- The Carbon T10 is a good tool for weight loss
- When you exercise your daily caloric needs increase because exercising increases your body’s demands for nutrients, blood, and oxygen. If you carefully regulate your daily calorie intake to be just less than what you burn, you can facilitate weight loss. Regular, gentle exercise is the most effective way to achieve and maintain weight loss over time. When used regularly with varied iFit classes and training, the Carbon T10 is a good tool to help achieve your weight loss goals.
- Footprint: 34” W x 73” L x 58” H
- 2.75 CHP Motor
- 12 mph Max Speed
- 0 to 12% Incline
- Running Surface: 20” W x 55” L
- ProShox Cushioning
- 1.9” Rollers
- Folding Design
- Treadmill weight 205 lbs (in box)
- Max weight capacity 300 lbs
- 10” HD Smart Touchscreen
- 30-Day Free iFit Trial Included
- Connects To Bluetooth Headphones
- CoolAire Fan
- Automatic Trainer Control
- 10-Year Frame Warranty
- 1-Year Parts Warranty
- 1-Year Labor Warranty
In-depth Review of ProForm Carbon T10 Treadmill
iFit is the subscription program featured on the Carbon T10. It comes automatically loaded when you purchase a subscription. iFit offers over 16,000 different workouts.
Like other fitness platforms, iFit features trainer-led workouts with over 180 instructors. There are classes for running, walking, and hiking. iFit is featured on other workout equipment like exercise bikes, ellipticals, and rowers. There are mat classes for strength training, yoga, and meditation, too.
Overall, iFit is designed to be a complete training program that can replace your gym membership. On the Carbon T10, we love taking iFit’s indoor and outdoor classes. The indoor classes are filmed in professional studios with nice lighting. The outdoor classes are filmed all over the world on every continent. During each class, the instructor guides you through the workout or location (if it’s filmed outdoors).
The music available is a “radio-esque” feature that plays preselected playlists of songs in the background. These playlists are split into different genres that you can change throughout your workout. We wish iFit would add some classes with music incorporated into the workouts though.
On this model, there is no longer connectivity for your phone to play your own music through the speakers. This is unfortunate and we hope newer models will bring back this feature. However, you can connect a heart rate monitor and headphones through Bluetooth.
If you choose not to subscribe to iFit, the Carbon T10 has a manual mode that is easy to use. A white track on a white screen logs your laps and your workout metrics are displayed along the top. Manual mode does not have any preset limits on time so you can run/walk or hike for as long as you would like (most iFit programs are 60 minutes or less).
There are also onboard workouts available to take without a subscription to iFit.
The 10” full-color HD touchscreen is crisp and easy to see. ProForm has also increased the processing speed and user interface on the touchscreen. For a budget pick, this screen is sufficient. If you’re looking for a treadmill with a larger screen then you’ll most likely have to pay for a higher-end model.
Just beneath the screen are 13 buttons for each incline level from 0-12. Beneath that are 12 buttons for speed.
The console features a small fan that sits below the speaker. It has multiple airflow settings, but it is weak and doesn’t provide enough of a breeze to really cool you off. You will most likely have to plug in your own fan in order to cool down.
Another nice feature is the device rack below the touch screen. This is simply just a ledge to place your phone/tablet on. This allows you to watch whatever you want, in case you don’t want to subscribe to iFit. Keep in mind that larger devices might cover the 10” screen that shows your workout metrics.
On either side of the console are holders for your water bottle or whatever small items you need nearby. This amount of storage should be plenty for most.
Overall, the console is easy to use and everything is well within reach.
Construction Quality & Durability
For an affordable lower-end model, the T10 is solid and capable of handling moderate use. It has a weight limit of 300 lbs which makes for a sturdy machine. We don’t recommend it for users over that weight limit, however.
The Carbon T10 is constructed on a steel frame with two steel stabilizers that extend up to the console. The side handles are plastic-covered and textured to provide a good grip. There aren’t any handles in front of you to grip though. If you have balance issues, you might want to look into an alternative model.
The grab bar under the end of the deck is also steel and provides a solid grip for folding the treadmill. It feels secure and is compact when folded up.
The folding mechanism is manual instead of hydraulic though. This means that when folded the deck locks into place with a pin-locking system and when that pin is pulled, the deck collapses. It is important to keep a hold of the deck when unfolding and to lower it yourself. This model doesn’t have the hydraulic assist that we’ve become accustomed to on comparable models. Instead of slowly lowering, the deck will crash to the floor if you aren’t careful. Please use caution when folding and unfolding the deck.
The Carbon T10 has a 2.75 Continuous Horsepower motor. Since the horsepower is continuous, the motor doesn’t need to pause in between adjustments to catch up. The ProForm Carbon T10 can both attain and maintain a set speed while inclining and declining the deck. In our testing, we found this motor to be best suited for brisk walking, light jogging, or quick intervals. It works fine for a steady, moderate pace as well. But we don’t recommend it for long-distance running or extended training or high speeds.
The incline is slightly louder than the speed when adjusting, but it isn’t excessive. This treadmill should work well in most spaces.
The 55” long belt on the Carbon T10 is long enough for walking and some jogging. It may not be long enough for taller users or for those who plan to run long, fast speeds. This deck is a nice size if you’re looking for a compact option.
The ProShox cushioning under the deck facilitates a balanced toe-off while still providing needed impact absorption. The Carbon T10 deck is quiet and responsive with appreciable cushioning. I noticed that my ankles and legs didn’t feel discomfort like I get running on harder decks. For a budget option, this cushioning is nice.
Performance & Functionality
The Carbon T10 inclines to 12%, has a 12 mph max speed, includes both preloaded workouts and subscription content, and folds up when you are done. It is also relatively quiet when in use. It isn’t the quietest treadmill we’ve used, but it isn’t the loudest either. This treadmill is excellent for walking, jogging, or light running. It works especially well for smaller users of those who live in small spaces. All in all, these training options make the ProForm Carbon T10 an impressive little treadmill.
Variability is a vital component in any training regimen — it helps prevent overuse injuries and ensure muscular balance. On the Carbon T10, you won’t get bored or run out of training options. You can run one long hill, rolling hills, hill intervals, downhill sprints, alternating speed/interval cycles, or any other combination. The 12% incline helps strengthen the glutes and hamstrings to offset quad dominance and facilitate muscular balance in the lower body.
We did notice that the deck has been updated to include a folding and hinging mechanism at the top of the deck. So when the treadmill is folded, the motor hood remains parallel to the floor. The hinge is also apparent when the treadmill is inclined, too. We didn’t notice any change in performance on the T10.
Moving the Carbon T10 is pretty easy too. There are transportation wheels on the front of the treadmill so you can tilt the deck (when folded) to move it around.
The ProForm Carbon T10 comes with a 10-year frame warranty to back up the impressive construction. It also includes a 2-year parts warranty and a 1-year labor warranty. We recommend at least two people set up the Carbon T10. This helps make the assembly smoother.