505 CST or 590T – Which is Best for You?
Here, we will quickly compare two quality yet affordable ProForm treadmills — 505 VS 590 — providing a quick review of each pin-pointing important features & aspects, and then going on to highlight the key differences between them (giving you a clear idea as to what they have to offer you) & from that we will decide on an overall winner.
ProForm 505 CST Treadmill Review
The 505 (best priced around the $700 mark) is installed with a 2.5 CHP motor that allows you to run up to 10 mph (with quick speed controls on the panel to alter speed) as well as incrementally get to an incline level of 10%. As you can see from the image on the right, the treadmill is fitted with a large 20 by 55 inch belt that is fitted with ProShox Lite 3 cushioning to provide a low impact workout, causing less stress to occur around your joints & ligaments (& can accommodate a max weight user capacity of 300 lbs).
As you can see it is also has a 6 inch LCD display system that reads out all your relevant workout metrics (e.g. distance traveled, calories burned) including your heart rate (from the dual EKG grips) and offers from a range of 15 different specialized workout apps. You will see that it is also compatible with a music port & intermix acoustics 2.0 sound system, allowing you to listen to music aloud. The 505 CST is also iFit live compatible allowing you to train with Google Maps & Jillian Michaels (for more information on the iFit).
Rating: 82% (sourced amazon.com) | Dimensions: 73 x 30 x 11 inches |
ProForm 590 T Treadmill Review
The 590 T (similarly priced to the 505 CST) is integrated with a slightly less powerful 2.25 CHP mach z motor but still offers you the 0 to 10 miles per hour & incline range of 0 to 10 percent. Although, the belt size is the same (20′ by 55′) it is fitted with a slightly ‘less’ sophisticated ProResponse cushioning in comparison to ProShox (max user weight capacity: 300 lbs).
Like the 505 CST, it is foldable, so after use you can easily store it away — and the 505 also offers a range of additional leisure features: the acoustic 2.0 sound system (built-in speakers), bottle holder, media tray and heart rate grips etc. The 590 T has the same 6 inch display listing all the same metric read outs whilst you are running and also offers a unique race tack display — and also is iFit compatible.
Rating: 70% (sourced amazon.com) | Dimensions: 72 x 34 57 inches |
What’s the Difference Between the 505 CST and 590 T?
They are largely similar treadmills, although there a few subtle differences to be had. The ProForm 505 CST has a slightly more powerful motor installed, but its doesn’t have too much of an impact in terms of the exercise performance (given they offer the same speed range & incline level adjustments). Another slight difference to be had is the cushioning mechanism fitted, the 505 CST has the more prominent ProShox Elite than the 590 T’s pro-response — so the 505 CST is the better option for those with bad joints etc. and are more concerned with protection. Other than that both treadmills (apart from design finish) are pretty much the same.
Which Treadmill Should You Buy the 505 CST or 590 T?
Both treadmills are similarly priced, but the 505 CST treadmill slightly edges it — so this would be the model I’d advise you to go for. But, if you find one model considerably cheaper than the other (best place to look is likely eBay.com, amazon.com, walmart.com), because they are so similar — I would just go with that (unless you are understandably concerned with joint protection). But which ProForm treadmill will you buy the 505 CST or 590T & why (let me know in the comments below)?
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