Proform 450 UR Upright Exercise Bike Quick Stats and Features
The Proform 450 UR upright exercise bike has some unique features to keep you entertained. It has a monitor that allows you to play card games and game such as Dropping Pounds and Calorie Destroyer – just to get you into the right frame of mind. If you are into casino card games, you will be entertained for hours, and get very fit. A nice little twist is that as you exercise harder, the games are programmed to get easier.
There are also the traditional preprogrammed workout routines that are designed to adjust the magnetic resistance during your training to simulate a training session out on the road. This is combined with a digital resistance control that allows you to take control of your workout.
Another feature of the Proform 450 UR upright exercise bike is the well padded seat that is easy to adjust.
Finally, you get a heart rate monitor built into the handles so you can monitor your heart rate during your workout. Training based on heart rate thresholds has been proven as a great way to make sure you are doing an effective workout and not overtraining.
While the games console is great to distract you while working out, the games are not in color and and basic in nature. Also when you use the games, your ride stats are not recorded - you must choose between workout stats or the games.
Below are some user reviews that I have found and included here so you dont have to search so many sites for a good range of reviews. The main source I have found for good quality exercise bike reviews by users is amazon, but there are other good reviews which I will summarise and included here to help you make the best choice for what you are looking for in an exercise bike.
The first reviewer is happy overall with the Proform 450 UR. They said it was quiet as it is claimed to be.
A major plus was the games console which they said kept them busy while working out. Any distraction is good while working out on an exercise bike.
The drawbacks they mentioned was that they were not too comfortable on the seat (could not find the right height for the seat) and that they found the heart rate monitor was not very accurate.
Rating for the Proform 450 UR is 4 Stars
The second reviewer liked the fact that the ProForm 450 UR was so quiet, and the frame felt so solid, providing great stability.
The seat was found to be very soft and was very easy to adjust – they found that both short and tall people are very well accommodated by the range of adjustment provided by the Proform 450 UR.
One drawback was that the games provided on this exercise bike were not in color and were fairly basic compared to todays standards of computer games.
Another point was made that if you are using a programmed workout, you cant use the computer games at the same time. It is one or the other.
Other than that, they were overall happy with the Proform 450 UR.
Rating for the Proform 450 UR - 4 Stars