Sole F80 vs ProForm Pro 9000

In this review, we will be comparing two popular treadmills, the Sole F80 and the ProForm Pro 9000. Before going into more detail, here are the most important thing you need to know about these two treadmills.
Motor Power: The motor on the Pro 9000 is a 4.25 CHP motor, while the Sole F80 has a smaller 3.5 CHP motor.
Maximum Speed: Both treadmills have a top speed of 12 MPH.
Running Area: Both the F80 and Pro 9000 have identical treadmill running area: 22″ X 60″.

Sole F80

ProForm Pro 9000

Image of Sole F80 treadmill Image of ProForm Pro 9000 treadmill

Here we list all available specs side by side so you can see which one of these treadmills would be a better choice for you.

Sole F80 vs ProForm Pro 9000 Specs Table

Max User Weight Capacity ?The maximum user weight that the treadmill can handle.
375 LBS
300 LBS
Motor Power ?How strong is the motor? We recommend at least a 2.25 HP motor for home use.
3.5 CHP
4.25 CHP
Maximum Speed ?Maximum speeds in miles per hour.
12 MPH 12 MPH
0-to-15% 0-to-15%
Running Area (Belt Size)
22″ X 60″ 22″ X 60″
Number of Programs
10 40
Heart Rate Monitor
Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring EKG grip pulse Sensor and wireless chest strap
Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
Cooling Fan
7.5-inch LCD workout display 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen display
Web Browser
MP3-compatible sound system 3″ speakers mp3 and iPod compatible
iFit Coach Compatible
Tablet holder
Lifetime on frame, motor, and deck. Five years on electronics, and two years on labor Lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts, 2-year labor warranty
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Side by side comparison of Sole F80 and ProForm Pro 9000 treadmills.

Display and User Interface Comparison

The Sole F80 has a 7.5-inch LCD workout display and the ProForm Pro 9000 has a 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen display. The Pro 9000 has a touchscreen which is great while the F80 has buttons for controlling the treadmill, so navigating this display is not as intuitive as the Pro 9000. We think the bigger screen size of the Pro 9000 is a plus. Consoles of Sole F80 and ProForm Pro 9000.

Built in Programs

The Pro 9000 has 30 more programs, 40 vs 10. The ProForm Pro 9000 is iFit Coach Compatible so you can get many more different workout options with this treadmill.

Bottom Line

We gave the ProForm Pro 9000 a rating of 95 over 100 while we gave 85 for the F80 because, the Pro 9000 has a more powerful motor, a touch screen with bigger display, more programs, decline control, and a reasonable price for the features you get.