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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs. Sole F80: Which One Suits Your Needs?

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs. Sole F80: Which One Suits Your Needs?

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the Sole F80 are two high quality treadmills on the market with similar price points. Whether you are an experienced runner or looking to get into running, you may be wondering which treadmill is best suited to meet your personal goals and fitness style—in this article, I will break down the best features of both and compare them head to head. While both treadmills will help you shed weight, tone and improve your cardiovascular capabilities, there may be one that better suits you individually.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

NordicTrack is well known for releasing luxury fitness equipment that will help users achieve their fitness goals with the latest technology and features. This treadmill is slightly bigger than most but is packed with great functions that will take your running or walking experience to the next level. Some of the best features of this machine include:

  • 7” touch screen display equipped with the iFit Coach App built in: users can run in various areas all over the world such as Asia, Europe and Africa
  • Bluetooth technology to sync related apps or fitbit
  • 38 preset workout programs included in console
  • Heart rate monitor touch sensors and wireless strap included
  • Multiple storage locations for personal items such as phone, keys and water bottles
  • Up to 15% incline capabilities
  • Flex cushioning built into the running belt to reduce shock by 30%
  • Can hold up to 300lbs
  • Dual fans and additional tablet holder built in console
  • Plug-in music ports
  • Foldable frame for storage

Sole F80

The Sole F80 is another great product released by Sole guaranteeing customers high quality and durable parts. The Sole F80 may be simpler when it comes to technical components but is extremely user friendly and will allow you to get a great workout without feeling overwhelmed with options. This machine is easy to maneuver around your home. Some of the top features of this bike include:

  • 9” LCD screen with Sole app built in
  • Fan in display
  • Heart rate monitors in touch sensors and wireless chest strap
  • 2ply running belt with cushion flex deck to reduce impact on joints up to 40%
  • Up to 15% incline
  • Multi-user options
  • Foldable frame for storage
  • 10 preset workout programs
  • Speakers built into console
  • Bluetooth compatible with apps, fitbit, etc.
  • Multiple locations for storing personal items such as phone, keys, water bottles

So which one is best for you?

NordicTrack Pros

·         iFit Coach App with experienced trainers and fun locations to run in all over the world

·         38 preset workouts

·         Sturdy frame and slightly wider running belt

Sole F80 Pros

·         10 preset workout programs

·         Quiet to run on and low impact on joints

·         Easily foldable and lighter to maneuver around the home

NordicTrack Cons

·         Need to pay for a subscription to get full potential of iFit Coach App

·          Heavy machine, not easy to move or assemble

Sole F80 Cons

·         Simple technical functions; no live videos

·         Shorter hand rails than other machines on the market

 

My Experience

  • In terms of fitness, both treadmills will successfully give users a great workout with a variety of options to choose from. The iFit Coach offers more exciting options such as the ability to run in Iceland, Koh Phi Phi, Utah, etc. but also requires a monthly subscription.
  • When it comes to moving the physical treadmills, the Sole F80 was much easier and lighter to push. The NordicTrack is definitely heavier due to its large, sturdy frame but with adequate space users may not need to move at all. This would be an important thing to consider if working in a small space or needing to move the treadmill daily.
  • Both treadmills have flex cushioning built into the running belt which make for a quieter, more cushioned run, allowing users to run and not disturb their neighbors.
  • The functions on the Sole are more basic, comparable to what most would see in an average gym, allowing beginners to easily get started. The NordicTrack requires a monthly subscription for iFit Coach and login, so some initial registering is required before users can start running.
  • Both treadmills have ample storage space for personal items such as keys, phone, remotes and water bottles.
  • I found the tablet holder on the NordicTrack slightly unnecessary as I assumed most users would be purchasing this treadmill with the intent of using the iFit Coach App in the monitor anyways. I also found the Sole F80 had too many buttons for increasing speed and incline (three different locations to do so) which I found unnecessary and just filling space.
  • I loved that both treadmills easily folded up to create more space in your home and were just as easy to bring back down when ready to work out again.
  • Both treadmills are around the same price point, which has great value for the functions they each offer.

In Conclusion

Both treadmills are high quality machines that successfully will help you get in shape with their various workout programs. Both machines offer an adequate amount of operating functions and elite features. The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the Sole F80 come in around the same price point allowing you to choose the treadmill right for you based on the main differences—iFit Coach or preset programs, maneuverability and modern aesthetics.

The NordickTrack includes the modern iFit App with Google Maps so the workouts are new, adventurous and detailed. The trainers on the iFit Coach App teach you about the location in which you are running which is a bonus feature to your regular run. The App also adjusts your incline and speed for you during different workouts creating a challenge for new runners and allowing you to feel like you are mimicking the terrain you are viewing. These features would appeal to experienced runners and those looking for a higher tech machine in general.

The SOLE F80 has more simple functions than the NorickTrack but is extremely user friendly. The 10 preset programs allow you to get a good workout in and continually increase your speed/incline as you progress. The multi-user option allows you to track your progress through the console or SOLE App, as well as your partner. While the SOLE model doesn’t have real life trainers or a touch screen, it is easy to operate and will still leave you dripping in sweat as you monitor your heart rate and calories burned.

I would recommend both of these treadmills for their unique qualities and durability. When selecting the machine that is right for you, you can consider the comparisons above and weigh the options of what you value most in your workout equipment. Regardless of treadmill choice, a healthier lifestyle is going to result when users put these machines to work!