Which is Best for You?
Wondering how they stack up?
Both are popular mid-range treadmills that give you a good mix of strong construction – with fun entertainment features.
Both treadmills are built for runners – with extra spacious 60-inch long belts, strong motors, 15 degrees of incline and excellent cushioning.
They both also have full-color, touch-screen consoles (Sole just updated the F85 this year with a new Android console). So you can see your workout stats in full color with a swipe of your finger.
But there are some differences between them that you should know. Which is best for you?
This post will show you the main differences between the Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F85 treadmills to help you decide.
So let’s dive in:
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F85 – Price:
As of this writing, the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill has a slight edge here. It’s currently the more affordable treadmill coming in around $1899 with Free Shipping here.
The Sole F85 treadmill runs slightly higher at around $1999 with Free Shipping here.
These treadmills both give you 10-inch, full-color, touch-screen consoles. There are a few slight differences however.
Here is the Nordictrack 1750 console:
And here’s the Sole F85 console:
Both consoles have benefits. The Sole F85 console gives you a way to mirror your tablet or phone to the console – so you can watch your favorite Netflix shows or videos on the console screen as you run:
Nordictrack doesn’t advertise that you can do this (although there’s probably a way to do it for the tech-savvy).
However with the Nordictrack console you can connect with iFit – Nordictrack’s streaming service.
With iFit you can run trails all over the world and watch the scenery pass you by in the console for some virtual reality fun.
You can also take a new fitness class from your home every day (more on iFit below). So you have more streaming options through the Nordictrack console.
Nordictrack also upgraded their console this year with better graphics and faster processing speed (meaning the console will respond faster to the iFit world trails and iFit workout classes).
So overall you get a more immersive training experience on the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill.
If you don’t really care about the streaming option or taking classes online however – and just want to watch Netflix or youtube for example, then you may prefer the Sole F85 console.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F85: Tablet Holder
You may have also noticed that the Sole F85 treadmill gives you a tablet holder above the console.
So if you don’t want to mirror your tablet to the console, you can just attach your tablet or phone to the tablet holder shelf above the console and surf the net or watch shows this way.
There’s also a USB charging port behind the console on the Sole F85.
This is a handy way to charge your devices as you run. The tablet holder and the USB charging port is not found on the Nordictrack 1750.
Nordictrack 1750 or Sole F85: Motor
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill comes with a very healthy 3.75 HP motor. The Sole F85 treadmill comes in a bit stronger with a 4.0 HP motor. This isn’t a huge difference but still worth noting.
Online Streaming and Classes
Today’s treadmill users want to do more with their exercise equipment.
This includes streaming workouts, taking classes and tracking their progress. The Nordictrack 1750 has the edge in this department with iFit Coach.
iFit Coach is an online streaming service you can use to automatically track your workouts over time, set new goals and even get personalized workouts sent to your treadmill (that are in line with your goals).
With iFit you can also run trails all over the world – from Paris to Hawaii – and watch the scenery pass you by in the console screen. The treadmill will incline and decline to match the actual terrain – giving you a more immersive training experience.
Don’t want to travel the world?
You can also take a high-energy streaming fitness class and watch as the instructor leads you through your workout.
There are workouts for beginners to advanced – everything from walking to strength training to HIIT training and even yoga. So you’ll never run out of things to do with iFit Coach.
Plus, Nordictrack has also added new LIVE classes this year.
So you can follow your favorite trainer online in real time, take the class at the same time as your friends or even text your trainer a question after class – very cool.
iFit Coach is usually a monthly subscription service.
However if you get the Nordictrack 1750 through the Manufacturer here, you can currently get a Full Family membership to iFit Coach included for a short time. So you can try it out first to see if you like it.
Note: You don’t need to have an iFit subscription to use the treadmill – it works fine without it. iFit is just an add-on option if you want it.
As of this writing, Sole does not offer streaming classes or world trail runs like iFit.
This doesn’t make it a bad option – some people like the streaming option and some people don’t care about it.
So it really depends on what you want to have. If you don’t care about world trail runs or streaming classes then you might prefer the Sole F85 here.
Both treadmills give you up to 15% incline – which is great for adding in crosstraining intervals.
However the Nordictrack 1750 also gives you up to 3% decline – which you don’t get with the Sole F85 treadmill. So you get a bit more in terms of crosstraining with the Nordictrack 1750.
While both treadmills give you speed and incline controls on the console, the Sole F85 treadmill also gives you speed and incline controls on the handrails.
So you don’t have to reach up to the console to change settings. Some people really like the convenience of having these side handrail controls. So it’s a definite benefit to this treadmill that the Nordictrack 1750 doesn’t have.
So which is better when comparing the Nordictrack 1750 vs Sole F85 treadmills?
Well, it comes down to what you really want.
The Sole F85 treadmill doesn’t have the streaming option – it’s more of a DIY thing where you can mirror your device to the console to add some entertainment. But it does give you the tablet holder and USB charging port.
You also get a slightly stronger motor and handrail controls.
The Nordictrack 1750 has the upgraded, brighter console with the streaming workout options. Plus it also gives you decline for more crosstraining options. And it comes in a bit more affordable.
So it all depends on what you prefer and which features you really want in your treadmill.
Both are strong, runner-friendly stable treadmills – so you can’t go too far wrong with either one at the end of the day.
Want to learn more? Check out the links below for full treadmill specs and where to buy either treadmill