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Last Updated: July 4, 2022
ProForm offers affordable treadmills with thoughtful features. The ProForm Carbon T14 is at the top of ProForm’s Carbon Series which consists of their mid-range models. In this spec review of the ProForm Carbon T14, I’ll take you through what we think of this treadmill based on the specs and our extensive experience testing other treadmills from ProForm.
The Carbon T14 is slightly more expensive than the Carbon T10. To compile this spec review, I’ve gone off of how the T10 has performed for us because we’ve reviewed it and use it regularly. These two treadmills have a lot of similarities, they both fold up, have the same deck, and are iFit enabled. The Carbon T14 however, has a larger motor, larger touch screen, and a different console layout. We recommend this treadmill for users interested in walking, hiking, jogging, and light running.
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- iFit membership included for the first month
- iFit membership: $39/ Month for Family Plan (Includes up to 5 profiles)
- Dual 2” Bluetooth Speakers
- Tablet Holder
- 2 Cupholders
- USB Charging Port
- CoolAire Fan
- Folding Deck
- Oversized Leveling Feet
- Quick Adjust Buttons
- 14” Smart HD Touch Screen
- Footprint: 73.5” L x 35.2” W x 57.5” H
- Motor: 3.0 CHP Mach Z
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
- Belt: 20” x 55”
- 10 mph max speed
- 12 incline levels
- ISO Flex Cushioning
- Warranty: 10-year frame, 1-year parts and labor
In-depth Review of ProForm Carbon T14 Treadmill
iFit is an interactive training platform found on a wide variety of fitness equipment. ProForm has rowers, exercise bikes, workout mirrors, ellipticals, and treadmills that are enabled with iFit. We use and review iFit regularly, so here is our quick overview of what you can expect.
Whenever we test equipment that has an attached touch screen and programming, we usually recommend subscribing or at least trying out the content. Most likely, without a subscription, you won’t have full access to and functionality of the screen. iFit does offer a free version with limited classes and onboard workouts that you can use without a subscription if you want some guidance in your training.
Here’s what you get with a subscription. iFit offers over 16,000 classes all primarily led by knowledgeable instructors. iFit has classes in a variety of disciplines that use equipment or even just bodyweight exercises. You can also work on mindfulness and meditation. In addition to being found on enabled equipment, iFit is also available as an app found on your device and TV.
Personally, we love iFit’s outdoor classes. They are filmed on every continent on Earth and let you explore beautiful landscapes all over the world. The quality and graphics are unmatched and make you feel like you’re there. iFit also has indoor classes filmed in studios. These feel similar to taking studio fitness classes in person.
Both class types feature the instructor who guides you through the workout. One of my favorite features of iFit is SmartAdjust which will adjust the equipment based on the terrain and/or the instructor’s cues throughout the class. Since the ProForm Carbon T14 is enabled with iFit, you can expect to use this feature as well as ActivePulse on this treadmill. ActivePulse adjusts the treadmill based on your heart rate. You can purchase the compatible armband through ProForm separately to use this feature.
iFit’s classes are on-demand and available to be taken at any time. In class, you can track your metrics like duration and speed, as well as view your place on the leaderboard among other members. iFit also offers a selection of music stations to listen to. The music isn’t integrated into the classes, so you can change the station as you go to switch songs. We do wish that some of iFit’s classes had music integrated into them because this can add to the energy of the class. You can, however, adjust the volume level to balance the sound between the trainer’s voice and music, or mute one or the other.
iFit has challenges and series to encourage you to take a group of classes over the course of a few weeks or months to progress your fitness. These usually feature the same instructor and/or location, and often get progressively more challenging, if you take them in order.
iFit also has a Google Maps feature so you can create your own route. A map of the world will pop up and in pretty much any location you can draw your own route to follow. As you go, you’ll see a series of Google street images that change as you make your way through the area.
iFit does require wifi to use. The free version does as well. Manual mode also tracks your workout metrics but doesn’t require wifi or a subscription to iFit to use.
We are intrigued by the overall layout of the console. This is where you adjust the treadmill and stream from the touch screen. The Carbon T14 has a 14” touch screen, which we’ve found to be sufficient for viewing iFit. Usually 22” and larger feel more immersive, but we expect most users should be able to view everything on this screen, clearly. A downside to larger screens is that they can wobble while you run, the 14” screen on the Carbon T14 most likely won’t.
For added functionality and convenience, ProForm has included quick-touch adjustment buttons on the console. These are on the numbers found on either side of the screen. When you press one of the numbers on the right, it will adjust the speed to that number in mph. On the left, the numbers represent the different levels of incline. We love their layout on the T14. This layout just makes sense.
Some of ProForm’s other treadmills like the Carbon T10 and Pro 9000 have them mounted horizontally below the screen. Since the buttons for speed and incline are on top of each other, it can be a little harder to remember which row is which. I sometimes accidentally adjust the incline when I mean to adjust the speed on these treadmills. The Carbon T14 should be a little more intuitive and easier to use.
You can also adjust the speed with the buttons below the screen by 0.1 increments and the incline by 0.5%.
The speaker is positioned to project at you and should clearly play the content on the screen, well. We haven’t had a problem with speakers on ProForm’s treadmills not going loud enough or sounding fuzzy when the volume is loud.
The fans remind me of the ones on the Carbon T10. I anticipate that they perform similarly and should be sufficient in cooling you off while you work out. You also might be able to place a device on the lip below the touch screen to watch your own content. We can do this on the Carbon T10.
For storage, the two cupholders on either side of the console should hold your water bottle and whatever other small item you may need nearby, steady.
Construction Quality / Durability
The overall build of the ProForm Carbon T14 appears to be similar to the Carbon T10. The T14 has a 300 lb weight capacity which is pretty large for a treadmill in this price range. The T14 is also pretty compact and folds up when not in use. There are also transportation wheels mounted on the front so you can tilt and push the treadmill where you need it to go.
The frame is made of steel and so are the uprights that connect to the frame. I really like that there is a steel crossbar positioned in between the uprights below the console to help keep the console in place. The Carbon T10 also has this, and we don’t experience any shakiness in the console, even when we’re running. The T14 should perform similarly.
While the side handles are a little short, they should provide enough surface for most users to catch their balance if needed. The front handles unfortunately aren’t a singular handle all the way across, but they’re rounded and slimmer for easier gripping. Most users should find them to be sufficient.
The Carbon T14 has a 3.0 CHP motor. In our experience testing, we expect this motor to handle walking, hiking, jogging, and light running. This size motor isn’t best for heavier use, so if you’re say planning to train for a marathon on a treadmill, you should look for a treadmill with a larger motor.
The Carbon T14 goes up to a 12% incline and 10 mph max speed. This isn’t the highest and fastest we see treadmills go, but it should provide enough challenge and variables for most users.
The deck is 20” wide by 55” long. In our testing, we’ve found that 60” long decks are best for all users when it comes to using the treadmill for running. Most should be able to walk and jog comfortably. Although the motor should be able to handle light running, users with longer running strides might not be able to use the Carbon T14 at that pace. If you like a bit wider of a surface to move around on too, you might want to look for a treadmill with a 22” wide deck.
Our reviewers range in height from 5’ up to 6’5” and we can use these size decks no problem for all activities up to jogging.
Since this deck uses the ISO Flex Cushioning, we assume it will be fairly comfortable to use. This cushioning on the Carbon T10 provides nice shock absorption, so it should be on the T14 as well.
Warranty & Customer Service
ProForm backs up the construction of the Carbon T14 with a nice 10-year warranty. This indicates that the treadmill is well-made. ProForm also offers a 1-year warranty for parts and labor.