Proform Trailrunner 2.0 or Proform Trailrunner 4.0?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Trailrunner 4.0 edges out the Trailrunner 2.0 with its 3.8HP motor. However, the Trailrunner 2.0’s 3.5HP is still considered sufficient for its 20” x 60” belt.
Belt Width: When it comes to the belt width, both models are tied with 20”. This is already considered to be the average in most treadmills.
Belt Length: When it comes to the belt length, the Trailrunner 2.0 and the Trailrunner 4.0 are tied with 60”. It should be noted that even the taller users can find this more than enough to run on without having to worry about falling off the machine. Of course, if you are shorter than 5’7”, you only have to choose a treadmill that has a 52”-long belt.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Trailrunner 4.0 gets a win in the preprogrammed workouts category with 32. However, the Trailrunner 2.0 is not far behind with 30.
Notable Features: The Trailrunner 4.0 wins another round. The most significant difference between the two is that the winning treadmill has a 10” touch screen console with an Android-powered web browser. Both may have iFit live technology but having a wider screen matters.
Just like the Trailrunner 4.0, the Trailrunner 2.0 also has adjustable cushion decks, SpaceSaver folding feature as well as an adequate sound system. Both also have quick speed and incline buttons.
Parts Warranty: In this category, the two treadmills are tied with a 5-year parts warranty offer. As the average parts warranty for treadmills that belong in the $1000 to $1500 price range is 2 to 4 years, both models in this case offer more than the average.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie between the two models. In the labor warranty category, the two have 2-year offers. Take advantage of this because labor costs can be very expensive and your treadmills regularly need maintenance too.
Machine Weight: When it comes to machine weight, the two are tied. This is because they both did not indicate the actual weight of their machines. It should be noted that one way of knowing how sturdy a treadmill is, is to know how heavy it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In the weight capacity category, both treadmills are tied again as they both can accommodate users who weigh up to 350 lbs. However, since they did not mention their actual weights, this cannot be confirmed. For safety purposes, you should stick to a 100-lb difference between the user weight and the actually weight.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie in the money back guarantee category. Both models offer 30 days in which you can return the machine if you are unsatisfied with its performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, the Proform Trailrunner 4.0 costs $1199 and the Proform Trailrunner 2.0 costs $1299. Although the latter is more expensive, you can surely get a better value for your money.
Should you be willing to spend $100 more, you get to have a better motor with 3.8HP, two more programs and a better iFit Live experience using the 10” touch screen browser. Apart from these, just like the Trailrunner 2.0, it has a rare adjustable cushion deck, SpaceSaver design, quick speed and incline buttons as well as a better Intermix Acoustic sound system.