Proform 895 CSE Smart Strider Elliptical Review

Proform 895 CSE Elliptical – Right For You?


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Proform 895 Folding Elliptical

The Proform 895 CSE Elliptical is the premium folding elliptical in the Smart Strider lineup.

The  commercial-gauge, steel construction and heavier flywheel, help to make it a lot sturdier and stable-feeling than many other folding ellipticals.

The 895 CSE trainer also comes with something completely new that you don’t get on other Proform Smart Strider models – a touch-screen, full-color, HD console.

This makes the iFit Coach video workouts a lot more fun to watch.

Run famous trails all over the world – or take a fitness class – right from your console!

So is the Proform Smart Strider 895 elliptical a good choice for you?

Here’s a review of what you need to know before you buy:


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Proform 895 CSE Console




Proform 895 CSE Specs:

Price: $1099 + Free Shipping

Strider: 18 inches

Resistance Levels: 24

Incline: 0 – 10%

iFit? Yes – built-in

Weight Capacity: 325 lbs

Built-In Workouts: 30

Warranty: Lifetime Frame Warranty, 3-Year Parts, and 1-Year Labor Warranty.


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Proform 895 CSE Elliptical Folded


Proform 895 CSE Elliptical Review –  Key Benefits:


Full-Color, HD, Touch-Screen Console

The full-color, touch-screen HD console is a huge improvement over Proform’s other folding models (which only come with dual color consoles). You can see your workout stats with a swipe of your finger.

Or watch iFit world workouts in full color (more on iFit below).


proform 935 elliptical with ifit live console


There’s also an adjustable tablet holder above the console. So you can attach your tablet and surf the web as you run.

Or sit back and enjoy your favorite movies or Netflix shows. The tablet holder allows you to adjust your tablet to your preferred viewing angle – another nice touch.



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Proform 895 CSE Console



Power  Incline up to 10 Degrees

Incline changes the slope of your elliptical pathway and helps you work different lower body muscle groups. You can go from 0 up to 10 degrees with the touch of a button from your console.

This is a great way to add some crosstraining and extra challenge to your workout.


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Folds Up To Save Space

This elliptical – unlike most crosstrainers – folds up to be more compact so you can easily clean around it or move it out of the way. This is great if you have a smaller workout area that doubles as something else (like a family room or office).

Also, because of the limits of a folding elliptical design, a lot of folding trainers can feel flimsy or wobbly when you use them. But with the heavy steel-gauge frame and heavier flywheel on this unit, this adds a lot more stability to the Proform 895 elliptical. So you don’t get that common problem.


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Explore the world with iFit Coach

iFit connects your machine to the Internet. From there you can track your workouts over time or download an unlimited library of new workouts to your elliptical.


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Proform 895 CSE with iFit

You can also choose to run famous world trails – from Paris to the Swiss Alps – and watch in the console window as actual landmarks pass you by. Very virtual reality!

Plus the new iFit coach feature gives you more personalized nutrition and workout advice to help you reach your own fitness goals.

The best part?

If you get the Proform 895 Smart Strider through the manufacturer, you can currently get a 1 year membership to iFit Coach included. So you can try out the iFit Coach for a full year to see if you like it.


iFit Workout



In Handle Controls

There are resistance and incline/ramp controls on the moving arm bars. So you don’t have to stop your upper body workout to reach up to the console and change your resistance. This is another feature that you don’t get on the other Smart Strider ellipticals.


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Adjustable Footpedals

The oversized footpedals come with 3 different toe-heel angles so you can choose the best fit for your workout. This is also great for multiple-use homes as everyone can choose the best option for them.




Free Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

wireless heart rate monitorYou can also get a Free wireless heart rate monitor when you get the 895 elliptical direct from the Manufacturer here.

Most people prefer a wireless monitor as it’s more accurate than the hand grip pulse sensors. It’s also easier than having to continually grasp the hand sensors.





Proform 895 CSE Elliptical Review – What You Should Know:


Moving Takes Some Muscle

While this model does fold up fairly easily it does take a bit of work to move it out of the way. It is heavier (which helps add stability when you’re using it). So if you’re going to move it out of the way, it will take a bit of muscle (there are wheels on the bottom to help).



proform smart strider 895 elliptical review




Bottom Line?

If you’re looking for a premium folding elliptical that offers you more than other folding crosstrainer, the Proform 895 CSE is a great option.

It’s heavier than most folding units, helping to add a more stable feel to the machine. And the full-color console with tablet holder really adds a lot of entertainment options to your workout time.

Plus for comfort, you can stay cool with the console fan, adjust the footpedals to your desired fit and even plug in your iPod to the console and listen to your favorite tunes through the built-in speakers. So there are extra comfort touches as well. Overall a great value for this price point.



Where To Buy and Save:

You can get a special offer on the Proform 895 CSE direct from the Manufacturer here. You’ll get the 1-year iFit Coach membership included, the Free wireless heart rate chest strap and also Free Shipping to your home, which is a fantastic deal.


Click Here for a Special Offer on the Proform 895 


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Proform 895 Folding Elliptical