ProForm 905 CST vs Bowflex BXT216

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

Bowflex BXT216

Image of ProForm 905 CST treadmill Image of Bowflex BXT216 treadmill

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.
350 LBS
400 LBS
Motor Power ?How strong is the motor? We recommend at least a 2.25 HP motor for home use.
3.0 CHP
4.0 CHP
Maximum Speed ?Maximum speeds in miles per hour.
12 MPH 12 MPH
0-to-12% 0-to-15%
Running Area (Belt Size)
20″ X 60″ 22″ X 60″
Number of Programs
30 11
Heart Rate Monitor
Bluetooth chest strap and EKG grip pulse Contact & Telemetry Enabled (chest strap included)
Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
Cooling Fan
5″ backlit iFit display 9″ Full Color, Backlit LCD
Web Browser
iFit Coach Compatible
Tablet holder
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
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Side by side comparison of ProForm 905 CST and Bowflex BXT216 treadmills.

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. Consoles of ProForm 905 CST and Bowflex BXT216.

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.

Bottom Line

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.