ProForm Carbon E7 Review, Pros, & Cons

The ProForm Carbon E7 is the most affordable and the first entry in the ProForm Carbon Series and it’s a great front-drive, a total-body elliptical trainer that will help users reach their fitness goals effectively. This ProForm home elliptical is an interactive exercise machine. It’s packed with features that allow users to advance on their fitness journey and it’s available at an affordable price. In fact, this ProForm elliptical is free, all you have to do is get a 3-year iFit Family membership; the machine is on them! In today’s ProForm Carbon E7 elliptical review, we will discuss everything this elliptical trainer has to offer so you can determine if this is a good choice for you and your needs.

If you’re looking for an affordable yet powerful elliptical, the ProForm Carbon E7 can be the right one for you. It has a decent built, an eye-catching design, and it’s full of high-quality features, including a 7-inch touchscreen, silent magnetic resistance, a 25-pound flywheel, 24 resistance levels, a 19-inch stride length, an incline of up to 20 degrees, EKG pulse sensors, fixed and mobile handlebars, oversized pedals, and more.

Not to mention the ProForm Carbon E7 also comes with useful accessories that add functionality and comfort to the user experience. Overall, this ProForm elliptical trainer provides everything you need no matter your fitness levels. It accommodates a variety of users, provides a smooth and quiet workout, it’s super comfortable, and it’s also very challenging. Let’s continue with the ProForm Carbon E7 elliptical review and take a more in-depth look at everything this can offer.

ProForm Carbon E7 Review
Heart Rate:
Pulse and WirelessPower Source:Standard Plugin
USB Charging Port:
FrontFlywheel Weight:25 Pounds
2-Year Parts | 1-Year LaborCompact:Yes
Machine Weight:193 LbsFolding:No
Dimensions:68.5" L x 25" W x 67.75" HSpeaker:Yes
Max user weight:325 LbsCooling Fan:Yes
Resistance: 24-Level MagneticMedia Shelf:No
Incline Ramp:20° PoweredBottle Holder:Yes
Stride Length:19" FixedHandlebars:Without Built-in Controls
Programs: NoneBetter Alternative:ProForm Pro 16.9

ProForm Carbon E7 Review and Specs:

The ProForm Carbon E7 has a user weight capacity of 325 pounds, which means it can accommodate a variety of users. It also provides a lot more stability, which makes users feel more confident. The dimensions of the ProForm Carbon E7 are 68.5″ L x 25″ W x 67.75″ H, so it’s not a compact machine. It’s also not foldable, so you won’t be able to put it away super easily by folding it and tucking it into a closet.

However, the ProForm Carbon E7 comes with transport wheels, so you can easily roll it into any available space in your home gym or store it whenever you need. One of the best things about the ProForm Carbon E7 is that it can accommodate users of up 6’ tall or even taller, if you don’t mind adjusting your stride a bit. The ProForm Carbon E7 also requires a ceiling that’s at least 7’ tall so you can use the machine comfortably.

The ProForm Carbon E7 works with an AC adapter, so that’s something to keep in mind when finding a good spot for it. This ProForm elliptical trainer also comes with leveling feet, so if you have an uneven surface, the elliptical will still be stable thanks to the adjustable leveling feet. Overall, the ProForm Carbon E7 provides great specs for the price range!

ProForm Carbon E7 Elliptical Monitor

The ProForm Carbon E7 comes with a 7-inch smart HD touchscreen that’s pretty impressive for the price and surprisingly a larger screen than the ProForm Carbon EL Elliptical. With this monitor, you will be able to stay motivated as you follow along with professional trainers who will guide your workouts. It’s super easy to use as well and it provides a clear view of your workout stats. As mentioned before, the ProForm Carbon E7 is actually free, what you have to purchase is a 3-year Family membership.

Now, it’s important to note that the ProForm Carbon E7 doesn’t come with any built-in workout programs. It’s made specifically to work with an iFit membership. But that’s great because you’ll get access to unlimited workouts, instructor-led sessions, a great variety of immersive Google Maps routes, and so much more. Interactive training sessions are one of the best features because not only will you interact with personal trainers, they will also interact with you and adjust your machine’s settings remotely based on what they’re doing in the workout.

You’ll also be able to explore the world from the comfort of your home with Google Maps routes and trails. You can also join studio classes if you want to keep things more personal. iFit also offers fitness tracking because it automatically records the results from your sessions and it monitors the progress you’re making. Keeping an eye on your progress will keep you from plateauing because it will encourage you to set new goals as you go. Overall, iFit provides a ton of value and it will get you to work hard for the things you want to accomplish in your fitness journey.

ProForm Carbon E7 Stride and Incline

Stride and length are two of the most important features to consider when you’re looking for an elliptical trainer. They make a big difference in comfort and also the effectiveness of the workouts. Just like the ProForm Carbon EX elliptical, the ProForm Carbon E7 has a 19-inch power adjustable stride length, which means it can accommodate a wide variety of users. Small and tall users will be able to take advantage of the machine, which is very important if there are multiple users under the same roof.

The ProForm Carbon E7 also provides a great incline that foes up to 20 degrees, so you can really challenge yourself. The incline levels combined with the 24 resistance levels you can play with, make for a rewarding workout experience. Thanks to the incline, you’ll be able to target your lower-body muscles in different ways and see more results.

When you’re working out with iFit Google Maps routes, the incline will change according to the terrain so you can have a more immersive experience as you go through the hills, valleys, and mountains of the world. Of course, you can also override that and set the incline to your liking, it’s entirely up to you! Overall, the ProForm Carbon E7 stride and length are great, especially at this price point, and they add a ton of value to the experience.

ProForm Carbon E7 Handlebars and Pedals

As is the case with most elliptical trainers, the ProForm Carbon E7 features two sets of handlebars. You have the fixed handlebars, which feature the EKG pulse sensors you can use to measure and monitor your heart rate. Plus, this kind of handlebars allow you to rest your upper body when you don’t want a full-body workout.

If you do want a full-body workout, that’s what the ProForm Carbon E7 mobile handlebars are for. They will allow you to engage your arms, shoulders, back, and core, so you can get a lot more out of your workout. They’re comfortable and they have a curved design, though they’re not adjustable. However, they don’t feature built-in controls so you won’t be able to make changes to the features using the handlebars. All the controls are on the console, which is still easy to access.

When it comes to pedals, the ProForm Carbon E7 features adjustable pedals that will allow you to try different foot positions to find comfort and up the challenge as well. Not to mention it allows you to focus on specific muscle groups during your workouts, so you’re a lot more in control of your training session. The pedals are also oversized so they will fit a wide variety of users. Overall, the ProForm Carbon E7 does a great job with the handlebars and pedals by making them comfortable and highly functional.

ProForm Carbon E7 Accessories and Assembly

You’ll be happy to know that the ProForm Carbon E7 also features great accessories that make the user experience not only more comfortable, but also more entertaining. For one, the ProForm Carbon E7 comes with dual 2-inch speakers and an audio auxiliary port so you can use your devices to play your favorite music. This will allow you to keep yourself motivated and pumped during your workouts. Plus, music is a good distraction, which can help you work through the intensity of the workouts.

The ProForm Carbon E7 also features a 2-speed cooling fan that will keep you fresh and it’s a welcome accessory because it does make a difference. There’s also a water bottle holder on the ProForm Carbon E7 that’s super easy to reach and it will allow you to keep yourself hydrated during your workouts. Keeping a water bottle close serves as a reminder, as many of us forget we actually need to drink water.

When it comes to assembly, the ProForm Carbon E7 is not difficult to put together. Though it will take time, around 2 hours, the process is easy. If you get someone to help you, which you’ll need because the machine is large and heavy, it may take less time to assemble. They provide instructions that are clear and easy to follow, so you won’t have any issue with this. It’s recommended you read the instructions first and gather all the pieces and tools to make sure you have everything. Then, you can follow along and start assembling everything.

ProForm Carbon E7 Warranty, Price, and Shipping

The ProForm Carbon E7 warranty is not bad, but it could be better. However, considering the price of this elliptical, it’s something you can live with. They offer 10-year coverage for the frame, 2-year coverage for parts, and 1-year coverage for labor. The coverage for the frame is quite decent, but coverage for parts and labor could definitely be better. Even so, your ProForm elliptical will be protected. They also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can return the machine if you’re not happy with it.

You can find the ProForm Carbon E7 on the ProForm site for $1,403 or $39 per month for 36 months and they won’t charge you any interest if you pay within the 36 months. Now, remember that the ProForm Carbon E7 is technically free, what you’re paying for is the 3-year family membership that you need to use the machine because it doesn’t have any workout programs. ProForm also offers free shipping, which is always nice to have.

If you ever need anything, have any questions or run into any issues with the machine, you’ll be able to contact the ProForm customer service quite easily. All you have to do is head to their Contact page so you can find the right department to handle your inquiry or issue and then it’s easy to get a hold of them from there.

ProForm Carbon E7 Elliptical Pros:

  • Made of high-quality steel Sturdy and durable.
  • 24 resistance levels and 25-pound flywheel.
  • 19-inch stride length Front-drive design.
  • Incline up to 20 degrees and Fixed and mobile handlebars.
  • EKG pulse sensors on fixed handlebars.
  • 325-pound user weight capacity.
  • Transport wheels and Water bottle holder.
  • 3-year iFit family membership.
  • Bluetooth-enabled and Cooling fan.
  • Speakers are compatible with MP3 players.

ProForm Carbon E7 Elliptical Cons:

  • Not foldable and Not compact.
  • No tablet holder.
  • No USB charging port.
  • No wireless heart rate monitoring.
  • No workout programs.
  • No built-in controls on handlebars.

Final Verdict

The ProForm Carbon E7 is one of the most affordable ellipticals on the market and it has a ton of value to offer. It’s high-quality, sturdy, super comfortable, smooth, stable, and quiet, it’s also iFit-enabled, challenging, perfect for all fitness levels, and it can accommodate a great variety of users. It’s definitely a great option to consider for any home gym!

Sayed Hamed Hosseiny
Sayed Hamed Hosseiny

Hi, my name is Sayed Hamed Hosseiny. I am a professional health and fitness trainer with nearly 20 years of experience using ellipticals, rowing machines, and spin bikes. I also have my own EU-based Rock Fitness Pro fitness brand where I design, import and sell exercise equipment such as rowing machines and spin bikes. I and writers on my team also often receive fitness equipment to review and evaluate their functionalities and performance from tens of different exercise machines manufacturers. Fitness equipment tips, guides, reviews, and comparisons on this website are my opinion (and opinions of my fitness expert colleagues) based on tens of criteria. I never accept payment to write reviews of products or say positive things about fitness equipment products. If brands are interested to have me review their rowers, ellipticals, or spin bikes, they can get in touch with me via email provided on the contact page and send a sample of their product.