Proform Performance 600 or Proform Performance 900?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Performance 900 wins the first category with a 3.0HP motor. Its counterpart, the Performance 600, loses with a 2.5HP motor.
Belt Width: When it comes to the belt width, it is a tie between the two models. They both offer the standard 20”.
Belt Length: The Performance 900 wins this category with a 56”-long belt. However, the Performance 600 only loses by 1 inch.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Performance 900 has an advantage over the Performance 600 with its 20 preprogrammed workouts.
Notable Features: The Performance 600 gets a win over the Performance 900 when it comes to the bells and whistles category. Its advantage is being compatible to the Nike + iPod module. However, you should remember that there is a difference between being compatible to the module and having it installed because you have to buy this separately.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the Performance 900 wins over the Performance 600 with 3 years of free parts coverage as the latter only has 2 years.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie in the labor warranty category. Both models offer a 1-year coverage in labor.
Machine Weight: Both models did not indicate their machine weight. This means it is a dead-end tie between the two.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Since both models did not release the information regarding their machine weight, we would only have to assume that this is true as the Performance 900 wins over the Performance 600 with a 350-lb weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie in terms of the money back guarantee as both offer 30 days.
Conclusion: The Proform Performance 900 may have better features which can greatly benefit users like a stronger motor, a steeper incline range, a slightly longer belt, more workout programs and an additional one year parts coverage but it is the Performance 600’s compatibility with Nike + iPod which makes it win over the more dominant treadmill. However, this feature may be disregarded if you are not willing to spend more for the module.
There is a $200 difference between the two models but if you are willing to spend more in order to get more features, then go for the Performance 900.