You’re not alone. These are both highly-rated, runner-friendly treadmills that are in direct competition with each other.
They both give you strong motors, extra long belts and solid, sturdy decks that are ideal for runners or walkers alike
But there are some key differences between them. So which is best for you?
This post will show you the differences between the Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 so you can find the best fit for your home.
(Note that this comparison is of the 2017 models. For an older comparison of the 2015-2016 models click here).
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Price
Both treadmills come in around the same price point. The Sole F80 comes a bit less at around $1599 direct from the Manufacturer here. The Nordictrack 1750 comes in just $100 above that at $1799 with Free Shipping here.
So is the extra $100 worth it on the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill? Here are some of the differences between the two treadmills to help you decide:
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Console
The console is where you see the biggest difference between these two treadmills. While the Sole F80 does have a backlit console that’s easy to read, it’s only dual color and a bit outdated:
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill gives you a multi-color, touch screen HD console with web browser that is built into the console.
So you can surf the net, watch YouTube videos or catch up on social media while you walk. This feature in itself can make your workouts a lot more fun:
There’s also a tablet holder above the console so you can attach your tablet and watch your favorite movies or Netflix shows as you workout.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Side Handrail Controls
The Sole F80 treadmill gives you side handrail speed and incline controls that you don’t get on the Nordictrack 1750.
This means you can easily change your speed and incline from the side handrails without having to reach up to the console to do it.
This may sound like a trivial thing but some people really like this feature.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Motor
The Nordictrack Commercial 1750 slightly edges out the Sole F80 here with a stronger 3.6 HP continuous duty motor, which can stand up to heavier and longer use.
The Sole F80 comes in at a motor power of 3.5 HP – which isn’t too shabby either.
Both treadmills give you lifetime warranty coverage on the motor though so there’s excellent protection on your investment.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Incline/Decline
The Sole F80 gives you the highest incline you can find on a home treadmill – 0 – 15%. So it’s a great way to add some extra crosstraining to your workout.
However the Nordictrack 1750 goes one better and adds 15% incline with 3% decline. So you do get a bit more in terms of crosstraining options here.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Online Tracking
With the rise of fitbit, myfitnesspal and other online tracking applications, people are really getting into tracking their daily activity, calories and more.
Treadmill manufacturers have also jumped on this bandwagon and many have some sort of online treadmill tracking program where you can track your workouts over time, set new goals etc.
The new Sole F80 model does include Bluetooth tracking that integrates with the free Sole app to track your workouts over time. This is a great way to view your progress and set new goals.
The Nordictrack 1750 comes with iFit Coach – which is a subscription based feature.
iFit Coach does have the online tracking feature, graphing etc. However it also gives you a lot more than that.
You can download countless new workouts to your treadmill for unlimited workout challenges. You can also select from a list of famous trails to run all over the world – from the Swiss Alps to Hawaii to Paris.
You’ll see actual landmarks pass you by in the console screen as you run and the treadmill will incline and decline to match the terrain – very virtual reality.
iFit is a yearly subscription fee (vs the Sole app which is free) and some people may not want to get it for that reason. If that’s the case there are some great alternatives to the Nordictrack 1750 which you can read about here (including the Sole F80).
Nordictrack1750 vs Sole F80 – Cushioning
The Sole F80 has excellent cushioning. Sole uses Cushion flex which was shown in a study to reduce impact by up to 40% as compared to running on asphalt.
The Nordictrack 1750 also has great cushioning – it uses Runners Flex which helps return energy to your stride. However the Nordictrack 1750 also includes an adjustable option. You can turn the cushioning on the deck up or down.
So basically you can choose the level of cushioning protection you want on the 1750 treadmill.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F80 – Extra Cooling Fan
While both treadmills have a lower bar below the console to hold your keys, remote, etc. the Nordictrack 1750 has an added cooling fan on this bar – giving you 3 different cooling fans vs 2 on the Sole F80 Treadmill.
Both treadmills are very similar in terms of belt length, strong motors and construction quality.
The Sole F80 has the edge when it comes to price and side handrail controls.
However the Nordictrack 1750 gives you a much more advanced console with web browser, tablet holder, decline and extra cooling fan.
Plus you can use iFit Coach on the Nordictrack 1750 to add some virtual reality workouts to your training.
Regardless of which treadmill you choose, they’re both highly rated and built to last you a long time. So you really can’t go too far wrong with either of them.
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