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″.
ProForm Pro 9000
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.|
|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)|
|22″ X 60″||22″ X 60″|
|Number of Programs|
|Heart Rate Monitor|
|Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring||EKG grip pulse Sensor and wireless chest strap|
|Wireless Heart Rate Monitor|
|7.5-inch LCD workout display||10″ Smart HD Touchscreen display|
|MP3-compatible sound system||3″ speakers mp3 and iPod compatible|
|iFit Coach Compatible|
|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|
|See Price at Amazon||See Price at Amazon|
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.
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.
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.