Comparison: NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs. Sole F85

If you are in the market for a folding treadmill that is both durable and reliable, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the Sole F85 are two top 5-star rated models equipped with a folding design and spacious running areas. These models don’t compromise quality for convenience with well-built decks that offer plenty of support and cushioning for running, walking or jogging. And while the F85 does have a slightly more powerful 4.0 continuous HP motor, the Commercial 1750 isn’t far behind with a 3.6 continuous HP motor. These are powerful motors, especially for a folding frame machine, so you can be confident in the durability and life of either of these machines.

See Our Video Comparison of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs Sole F85



Commercial 1750

Sole F85






3.6 CHP motor

4.0 CHP motor


300 pounds

400 pounds


Two levels of cooling fans, accessories tray, integrated tablet holder and water bottle holders

Cooling fan, large accessories tray under console area, water bottle holders


7 inch full-color, web-enabled touchscreen

9 inch LCD display, blue backlit (no internet connectivity)


iFit® enabled. iPod compatible audio center with built-in speakers

MP3 compatible audio center with built-in speakers


38 built-in workout programs

7 built-in workout programs

rate monitoring:

Grip sensors built-in and wireless chest strap included

Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible (strap not included)


0 – 12 mph

0 – 12 mph


0 – 15%

0 – 15%


0 to -3%



22″ x 60″

22″ x 60″


Runners Flex™ adjustable deck cushioning

Cushion Flex Whisper Deck





 Lifetime frame and motor, 5 years on parts and electronics, 2 years on labor

Lifetime frame, motor & deck, 3 years on electronics


One attractive feature that the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 offers that the Sole F85 does not is a decline option of -3%. This feature is ideal for runners or walkers, simulating varying terrain and working the muscles of the lower body, so if this is a feature that’s on your wish list the Commercial 1750 might be a better fit for you. Looking at the console area, the Sole F85 offers a larger display screen with a large 9″ LCD display, versus the 7″ of the Commercial 1750; however, the Commercial 1750 offers internet connectivity and more programs at 38 options versus the 7 options of the F85. In the end, it really comes down to personal preference as to which machine would be the best fit for you and your needs. If you are more of a tech savvy person who wants a web-enabled console, the Commercial 1750 is a smart option, and if you are in the market for a machine with a more powerful motor and larger display screen, the Sole F85 might work out better.

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