If you made your research and have narrowed down your treadmill purchase options to the ProForm 905 CST or Bowflex BXT216, here are the things you need to know. Before going into more detail, here are the most important things you need to know about these two treadmills.
Motor Power: The motor on the BXT216 is a 4.0 CHP motor, while the ProForm 905 CST has a smaller 3.0 CHP motor.
Maximum Speed: Both treadmills have a top speed of 12 MPH.
Running Area: The belt areas of the 905 CST and BXT216 are 20″ X 60″ and 22″ X 60″.
ProForm 905 CST
Here we list all available specs side by side so you can decide which one of these treadmills would be a better option for you.
ProForm 905 CST vs Bowflex BXT216 Specs Table
|Max User Weight Capacity ?The maximum user weight that the treadmill can handle.|
|Motor Power ?How strong is the motor? We recommend at least a 2.25 HP motor for home use.|
|Maximum Speed ?Maximum speeds in miles per hour.|
|12 MPH||12 MPH|
|Running Area (Belt Size)|
|20″ X 60″||22″ X 60″|
|Number of Programs|
|Heart Rate Monitor|
|Bluetooth chest strap and EKG grip pulse||Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included)|
|Wireless Heart Rate Monitor|
|5″ backlit iFit display||9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD|
|iFit Coach Compatible|
|Lifetime frame and motor 3-year parts and 1-Year labor warranty||15 years frame and drive 5 years on Motor and Mechanical 2 years coverage on Parts, Electronics and Labor|
|See Price at Amazon||See Price at Amazon|
Display and User Interface Comparison
The ProForm 905 CST has a 5″ backlit iFit display and the Bowflex BXT216 has a 9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD. We think the bigger screen size of the BXT216 is a plus.
Built in Programs
The 905 CST has 19 more programs, 30 vs 11. The ProForm 905 CST is iFit Coach Compatible so you can get many more different workout options with this treadmill.
We gave the Bowflex BXT216 a rating of 95 over 100 while we gave 80 for the 905 CST because, the BXT216 has a stronger motor, more user weight capacity, larger screen, and a good price for the features you get. Also wider running area of the BXT216 makes it a better treadmill for taller runners.