Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80

nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80Which Treadmill is Best For You?

The Nordictrack 1750 and the Sole F80 are two very popular treadmills in the sweet spot – that popular under-$1500 price point.

At this price point, people want a tougher, more luxurious treadmill than a starter model – but they don’t want to break the bank either.

Both treadmills have garnered “Best Buy” awards over the years – so a lot of buyers wonder about the Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80. Which is best?

Well, it really boils down to what you’re looking for. Let’s compare the specs quickly:

 

Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80
Sole F80 Treadmill

 

Sole F80:

(Note, I took these straight from the Sole manufacturer website – so there’s little chance of error):

Motor: 3.5 HP

Speed: 0.5 – 12 MPH

Incline: 0 – 15%

Folding: Yes

Belt Size: 22 x 60″

Workout Programs: 10

Heart Rate: Hand Sensor and Wireless Heart Rate Compatible

Warranty: Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5 Years Parts, 2 Years Labor

 

 

nordictrack 1750 treadmill review
Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill – 2015 Model

 

 Nordictrack 1750:

(Latest Model – again from the Manufacturer’s Website):

Motor: 3.6 HP

Speed: 0 – 12 MPH

Incline: 0 – 15%

Folding: Yes

Belt Size: 22 x 60″

Workout Programs: 38 + iFit

Heart Rate: Hand Sensor and Wireless (Wireless Included)

Warranty: Lifetime Frame and Motor, 5 Years Parts, 2 Years Labor

 

Ok, so which treadmill is the better value?

Well, the main differences are

#1 Console

The Sole F80 does have a backlit console – but it’s only dual color.

sole-f80-console

 

The Nordictrack 1750 has a multi-color console AND a built-in web browser included. Plus with iFit LIVE on the Nordictrack 1750 you can watch HD workout videos in the console or watch actual trails pass you by in the console screen – a huge improvement over the  F80. Oh, and there’s also the tablet holder above the console:

 

nordictrack 1750 treadmill review - tablet

 

#2 Motor

The 1750 has a stronger motor – not by much but still.

 

#3 Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

The 1750 treadmill does include the wireless monitor. The Sole F80 is only compatible with a wireless monitor – it’s not included.

 

#4 Decline

The Nordictrack 1750 has up to 3% decline – which the Sole F80 does not have. So you get better crosstraining options with the 1750.

 

Nordictrack 1750 treadmill review - fans

 

#5 Extra Fan

While both treadmill have an added lower accessories tray below the console, the 1750 has an added fan (the Sole F80 does not have this).

 

So those are the main differences when you compare the Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80. My personal opinion is that the Nordictrack 1750 is clearly the better value. But some people just really like the Sole name since they do make strong, sturdy treadmills.

In the end it comes down to what you’re looking for as a buyer. You can continue to compare these treadmills at the manufacturers websites:

Sole F80 Treadmill

Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill

 

 

 

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