Comparison: NordicTrack Commercial 2450 vs. Sole F85

Comparison: NordicTrack Commercial 2450 vs. Sole F85
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The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and the Sole F85 are fairy similar treadmills. Both earned our a 5-star rating and boast powerful drive systems. These

The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and the Sole F85 are fairy similar treadmills. Both earned our a 5-star rating and boast powerful drive systems. These treadmills are also ideal for anyone with limited workout space as they are equipped with a folding design and compact lightweight frames that are easy to maneuver and store away when necessary. Both models are fairly affordable, provide equal cushioning/deck support, and offer a spacious 22″ x 60″ running area. These are elite machines well worth considering. But which one is better? Well, that’s tough to say. But for you, dear reader, we shall try…

See Our Video Comparison of the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 vs Sole F85

 

Features

NordicTrack
Commercial 2450

Sole F85


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Nordictrack Commercial 2450 comparison

Price:

$1,799

$1,799

Drive
System:

4.0 CHP motor

4.0 CHP motor

Weight
capacity:

300 pounds

400 pounds

Console:

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

Display:

7 inch full-color, web-enabled touchscreen with an integrated high-definition television

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

Entertainment
Options:

 iFit® enabled. iPod compatible audio center with built-in speakers
MP3 compatible audio center with built-in speakers

Workout
Programs:

40 built-in workout programs

7 built-in workout programs

Heart
rate monitoring:

Grip sensors built-in and wireless chest strap included

Pulse Grips & Chest Strap Compatible (strap not included)

Speed:

0 – 12 mph

0 – 12 mph

Incline:

0 – 15%

0 – 15%

Decline:

0 to -3%

none

Deck:

22″ x 60″

22″ x 60″

Shock
Absorption:

Runners Flex™ adjustable deck cushioning

Cushion Flex Whisper Deck

Folding:

Yes

Yes

Warranty:

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

Lifetime frame, motor & deck, 3 years on electronics

 

While there are many similarities between these two popular in-home models, the console areas have some pretty distinct differences that can help you to decide which one is the best fit for you. Are you looking for entertainment options and advanced fitness tracking features? The Commercial 2450 provides iFit compatibility, a 7” web-enabled color touchscreen display, and a 15″ TV. The Sole F85 does offer a larger 9″ LCD display screen, but none of those entertainment or tracking features. The Commercial 2450 also offers additional program variety with 40 built-in workouts versus the 7 programs of the F85. Despite these differences, it comes down to your individual workout needs as to which model is “the best.” If you aren’t too concerned about the bells and whistles, the Sole F85 is a powerful and reliable treadmill that is a dependable purchase, but the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 offers all of those bells and whistles and then some, for the same price. The bottom line? These machines are fairly equal when it comes to the motors, overall design, and reliability. The consoles are what makes the difference. Bottom line, assess your needs and wants in a treadmill. Either of these models is a wise investment. Only you can determine which one will suit your fitness goals.

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