Proform Power 1080 or Proform Trailrunner 4.0?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: Treadmills should always have a strong motor in order to perform well. In this case, the Proform Trailrunner 4.0 wins with its 3.8 HP motor as compared to the Proform Power 1080’s 3.25 HP motor. It should be noted that both exceed the average motor of 2.5HP to 2.9HP for models belonging in the $1000-$1500 price range. So although the 3.25HP of the Power 1080 is considered to be above average, the Trailrunner 4.0’s 3.8HP is simply much better.
Belt Width: When it comes to the belt width, both the Power 1080 and the Trailrunner 4.0 are tied with 20”. This is already considered average for most treadmills.
Belt Length: It is another tie between the two models with their 60” belt lengths. This is already adequate for even taller users.
Preprogrammed Workouts: In the preprogrammed workouts category, the Power 1080 and the Trailrunner 4.0 both have 32. With so many options, one may never get bored while working out.
Notable Features: In this category, the Proform Trailrunner 4.0 wins against the Proform 1080. The winning model has features that are more improved specifically in the cushioning, sound system as well as having a touch screen console. Although both have built-in iFit Live, the Trailrunner 4.0 has the advantage as it has a 10” touch screen with an Android-power browser. So even if the Power 1080 has a built-in cooling fan, it is not enough to win the bells and whistles category.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two models when it comes to the parts warranty. With a 5-year offer, this means that both treadmills are of top quality.
Labor Warranty: The Power 1080 and the Trailrunner 4.0 are again tied when it comes to the labor warranty category. Both offer 2-year warranties. This saves you labor costs for 2 years and this is a great thing since labor costs are very expensive these days.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight category, the two are tied since both did not indicate their actual machine weight. This is disappointing since knowing about how heavy the machine is a big factor in the decision process. The heavier the machine is, the sturdier it would be after all.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Power 1080 and the Trailrunner 4.0 are tied once again. This time, they both have the same weight capacity which is 35 lbs. However, since both did not state their actual weight, this cannot be confirmed. For your safety, you should limit the difference between the machine weight and user weigh to a 100 lbs.
Money Back Guarantee: It is another tie again between the two models as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the machine if you are not satisfied with its performance.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, both models are evenly priced at $1299. However, the Proform Trailrunner 4.0 is better than the Proform Power 1080 since it has a stronger motor at 3.8HP and when it comes to innovation, it also wins our vote as it has a web browser which allows users to take full advantage of the benefits of iFit Live.
The Trailrunner 4.0 may have a rare adjustable cushioning feature as well as an Intermix Acoustic 3.0, it doesn’t have an on-board cooling fan like the Power 1080 has. However, most users would definitely opt for a treadmill that has a bigger touch screen and a web browser powered by Android.