Nordictrack 1750 Or Sole F80 – Comparison of 2014 Models

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Which is Better For You – the Sole F80 or the Nordictrack 1750?



nordictrack 1750 treadmill
Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill
sole f80 treadmill
Sole F80 Treadmill







Two of the most popular treadmills under $1500 are the Nordictrack 1750 and the Sole F80. These are both very highly rated treadmills – and each has garnered several “Best Buy” awards in their own right.

How do they compare against each other – and which one is best for you? Here’s a breakdown for you:



Nordictrack 1750 Vs Sole F80 – Winners and “Ties:


motorMotor Power: The Nordictrack 1750 (3.8 HP) slightly edges out the Sole F80 (3.5 HP) here – but they are both excellent motor powers covered by lifetime motor warranties


Belt Size: This is a tie – both have extra wide, extra long belts of 22 x 60 inches.


Warranty: Another tie – both have excellent warranties vs other treadmills – lifetime on frame and motor, 5 years on parts, 2 years on labor


Console – While both consoles are well laid out and backlit, the Nordictrack 1750 slightly edges out the Sole F80 here because it has a color console, whereas the F80 is only dual color. Also, the 1750 has something the F80 does not – a web browser.


Nordictrack 1750 console
Sole F80 Console



Heart Rate Monitor – Again, the Nordictrack 1750 comes out the winner. While the Sole F80 has hand grip sensors and is wireless compatible, you actually get a free wireless heart rate monitor with the Nordictrack 1750.


Cushioning – The Sole F80 is the winner in this category. Although the Nordictrack 1750 is no slouch – and gives you adjustable cushioning, the CushionFlex found on Sole treadmills is excellent and reduces impact on your joints by up to 40%.





Workout Programs/Fitness Options – The 1750 blows the F80 out of the water here with a whopping 38 built-in workouts (vs the Sole F80’s 6 programs). Plus the Nordictrack 1750 comes with iFit LIVE – so you can eventually download and add even more workouts to your treadmill.




Other Benefits of the Nordictrack 1750:


nt1750browserWeb Browser – Surf the net, read your emails and watch youtube videos with the full color console on this treadmill.

This is something you don’t get with the Sole F80.



3% Decline – Build in some crosstraining to your workouts with the 3% decline, another feature not found on the Sole F80.

So that’s a brief rundown of the Nordictrack 1750 vs the Sole F80.


nordic track c1750 decline

Bottom Line?

Overall, you just get more for the money with the Nordictrack 1750. However the Sole F80 does edge it out just slightly in terms of cushioning – so it depends on what you’re looking for.


For more on the new 2015 Nordictrack 1750 click here.

For more on the Sole F80 click here