As people get busier with their work and social life, going to the gym gets harder and harder until it’s completely forgotten. However, if you have workout equipment in the comfort of your own home, your plan to get back into shape or stay in shape may still hold some hope. After all, motivation is easier to find if it’s next to your room rather than down the street. For these home workouts, the treadmill is most people’s first choice, and for good reason. A treadmill offers an easily customizable workout, especially as technology improves. In this article, we’ll be reviewing and comparing the Proform Pro 2000 and Sole F80 so you can make sure you have the best option.
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Comparison of Proform Pro 2000 and Sole F80 treadmills
Size and appearance
When choosing a home treadmill model, you need to consider the size of the unit. Many people have limited space in their home that can be devoted to a treadmill unit. The Proform Pro 2000 is taller and wider than the Sole F80, making it the bulkier choice. However, the Sole F80 is longer, allowing users who have a longer stride. The Proform Pro 2000 exceeds the Sole F80 at 291 pounds when fully assembled, while the Sole F80 weighs only 278 pounds.
Power is an important factor for a treadmill because it will not only work, but it must be able to run with weight on it. The Proform Pro 2000 has a 3.5 continuous horsepower motor. This is a commercial standard that is mostly found in high end residential units and units found at health clubs, making them fantastic for home use. Unfortunately, Sole doesn’t exactly specify wattage, so it’s hard to compare. However, few customers complain about its performance.
Overall, the Proform Pro 2000 has received approval from most customers. Likewise, the Sole F80 has also received praise from most of its customers. They reported that they both worked smoothly and without excessive noise either. So even if you live with other people, they should not be disturbed by using these treadmills.
Capacity is a key factor in determining which machine is best for you. For those who are trying to get in shape, it is necessary to choose the machine that can support the weight of the user. The Proform Pro 2000 has a capacity of 300 pounds, while the Sole F80 has a capacity of 375 pounds.
Both of these products are extremely durable. Even with daily use for an extended period of time, many customers still reported that they had not had any issues with their Proform Pro 2000 or Sole F80. This is especially important for treadmills, as the nature of their use makes them susceptible to wear.
One important thing to consider when working out – no matter if you are walking, running or running – is your heart. Only the Sole F80 comes with a chest strap that can be used to monitor your heart rate while you exercise. The Proform Pro 2000 does not.
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The Proform pro 2000 has a 7 inch LCD screen, while the Sole has a 9 inch LCD screen. In addition, both units can reach a speed of 12 miles per hour and an incline of 15%. The incline of the Sole F8 treadmill will stop at 0% while the incline of the Proform Pro 2000 can decrease to minus 3%. The Proform Pro 2000 is also “iFit” compatible, which means that some smart devices can be connected to the display such as Android tablets. In addition, the Proform Pro 2000 has an audio jack compatible with Apple products. The Sole F8 is Bluetooth enabled, so you can listen to music without plugging in your device.
Warranty is another factor to consider when purchasing exercise equipment. The Proform Pro 2000 and Sole F80 both have lifetime frame and motor, 5 years parts, 2 years labor. This means that if you have any problems with your device, the company will replace the frame or motor for the life of the purchase, if you used your machine according to the specifications in the owner’s manual. However, for the first 5 years the individual components will be covered and for the first 2 years any work done on your Proform Pro 2000 or Sole F80 will be free.
Advantages and disadvantages
After detailing the different aspects of the two machines, it is worth detailing the pros and cons of treadmills. The Proform Pro 2000 is more economical than the Sole F80 at their base prices. This is, however, at base price and it may change at retail price. The Proform Pro 2000 offers over 32 workout programs to choose from, including workouts focused on incline, speed, calorie loss, intensity, or a mix of these. The Sole F80’s LCD screen is however larger than that of the Proform Pro 2000, which is more dependent on the customer for its size.
On the other hand, the Proform Pro 2000 has a Prop 65 warning, which means the machine contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. However, the Sole F80 complains about how it works, as it has fewer options for tilting. The Sole F80 also has fewer choices for workouts, including 6 standard programs, 2 custom programs, and 2 cardio-focused programs.
Buying a home treadmill unit is a major commitment as well as a major investment. To get the most out of your treadmill and stay motivated, there is a lot to consider and it can be a bit overwhelming. Between the Proform Pro 2000 and Sole F80 treadmills, the choice is narrow but clear. The Proform Pro 2000 offers many more training options and a wider range of incline percentages than the Sole F80. While this might seem important only to users who want a more high-tech choice, it isn’t. An important part of staying fit and losing weight is varying your workout and you need a treadmill that will and will help you achieve this.
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