Open Thread: ProForm Sport E2.0 Smart Elliptical

Last Updated on March 29, 2022

This post is an open thread and contains affiliate links.

Elliptical trainers are cardio machines designed to work the arms and legs. They are similar in cardio effects to a treadmill, but they do have an advantage of being lower-impact than a treadmill, since you aren’t having to pull your feet off the surface when you exercise. (For that reason, they’re also often quieter than a treadmill.) If you’ve ever been in a gym, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a row of elliptical machines.

Like a lot of workout gear, you can get an elliptical machine at home if you’re willing to pay for it. While you probably don’t think “Aldi” the first time you think of exercise equipment, it might surprise you to know that Aldi has sold a number of big ticket exercise gear in recent years, to say nothing of the smaller things the store rolls out, especially during the New Year.

Two of the most prominent big ticket items at Aldi have been a treadmill and a bike, both under the ProForm brand. Now Aldi is selling another ProForm product … and yes, it’s an elliptical trainer.

What We Know:

Pro-Form Sport E2.0 Smart Elliptical

The Pro-Form Sport E2.0 Smart Elliptical (Product Code: 705814) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, and it won’t be back in stock for a long time, if at all. Aldi won’t ship it to you, either.

ProForm is an exercise equipment brand owned by Icon Health and Fitness out of Utah. (The Aldi product listing calls it “Pro-Form” but the company uses both “Pro-Form” and “ProForm” on its website.) Icon was formerly known as Weslo, and some stores still carry Weslo-branded equipment; other Icon brands include Gold’s Gym and NordicTrack. This is the third ProForm product we’ve seen at Aldi; in 2020, the grocer stocked the ProForm 205 CST Smart Treadmill. Then, in 2021, Aldi sold the ProForm 505 SPX Indoor Cycle.

At the time of this post, the elliptical costs $299.99. That’s one of the more expensive products Aldi sells, although it’s on the lower end of price compared to other ellipticals out there. It’s also cheaper than this specific model costs if you buy it through HSN or QVC.

The elliptical comes with a 90-day warranty, backed by Icon.

Pro Form Elliptical Display

According to Aldi, the elliptical’s features include:

  • iFit Bluetooth Smart enabled
  • 30-Day iFit individual membership trial available at iFit.com
  • Unlimited workouts with iFit membership (sold separately)
  • 5″ digital display
  • Inertia-enhanced flywheel
  • SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance
  • 12 levels of digital resistance
  • Front-mounted transport wheels
  • DC power supply included
  • Oversized pedals
  • Integrated device shelf
  • Water bottle holder
  • Step-thru design
  • 250 lb. weight capacity
  • Dimensions: 26″ W x 54″ D x 63″ H

What We Don’t Know:

We haven’t tried out this elliptical, so we don’t know how easily it assembles, how smoothly it performs, or how long it lasts. That’s why we’ve created this open thread for users to share their own thoughts.


Do you have experience with this elliptical? Let us know in the comments.


About Joshua

Joshua is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. He is also a writer and novelist. You can learn more about him at joshuaajohnston.com.

14 Comments

  1. So, I thought I’d love this but I cannot get it into manual mode. It keeps saying in the booklet that you need to sign in, but, it goes right to trying it for free and then monthly charges. If I knew it was this game, I would not have bought it. If anyone knows how to just use the manual mode, please advise. Because I know I can’t figure it out!

    • We are having the same issues. There has to be a way to just use it manually. Help!

      • Try holding the ifit/bluetooth button on the elliptical for up to 30 seconds. I read that worked on other proform ellipticals. Other sites claimed they can start working if you start pedaling.
        I was considering buying this until i saw these comments.
        Please let us know if you get it fixed.

  2. Absolutely creating more enemies and unhappy customers than loyal customers! The experience of forced registration and zero customer support is sad. I have a manual treadmill from proform and that was a good experience so I added to my choice of exercise equipment for when I work out in the winter time (exercise out side is limited at that time where I live). I understand you want subscriptions but what you are doing is poor. Going to return the elliptical and spread the word on my poor experience via ALL social media options. Great job IFit and Proform!

  3. You get what you pay for. The price is dirt cheap for an elliptical. While annoyed, I can’t blame the manufacturer for trying to pick up extra change. I hold Aldi totally blameless — I think the Aldi purchasing department were caught off guard and lead astray by the manufacturer. Just remember to cancel the subscription immediately. It’s a shame that you must have a cell phone with Blue Tooth to activate the elliptical. So I’d like to warn all Amish folks — don’t buy this machine!!! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much guys. My store has a half dozen of these today marked down to $149.99.
    I came here to get a few details before buying. I didn’t expect it to be a mess because of iFit
    I feel like I didn’t a bullet.

  5. I purchased this with few expectations so I got a machine that fits my wish for a quick 10 minute workout. It took a frustrating 90 minutes to assemble and I was not able to eliminate the wobbling it suffers from during workouts. The control panel is basically useless and using Ifit was never in my plans. For a $150.00 it’s okay, but for anyone looking for a good workout machine look elsewhere. For those wanting a video coach for free just go to YOUTUBE.COM and search pro-form elliptical training.

  6. I am preparing to tinker with the wires next weekend. I am sure there is a solution. If I come across one, I’ll post it here.

  7. $75 at my Aldi and were 3 others left, the holding down ifit button for 30 seconds have worked for others to manually activate machine

  8. The assembly of the machine was not easy, however, if you just hold the Bluetooth smart button for 30 seconds, the machine activates and you are all set. If you want to use the ifit workouts with others via iPad, or Android, that is solely up to you. However, it is not necessary to function.

  9. I can’t get my display to work. It’s on and I can see where it says calories, time, mph, etc. but it’s all zeroed out and no matter what I do I can’t get it to run. I even tried it with an iFIT workout and still didn’t do anything. The only thing I can get to work on it is the resistance. Can anyone help me?

    • same here and the resistance is supposed to be zero but even my daughter who uses these machines at the gym says something is wrong with the resistance. I wish someone would help with this problem I need to get some form of exercise but the way it is set I can’t use it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.