Proform 850T or Proform Power 995?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Proform Power 995 wins over the Proform 850T with a 3.0HP motor. It beats the 850T’s 2.5HP motor which is also impressive considering the price.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models when it comes to the belt width. They both offer the standard in most treadmills which is 20”.
Belt Length: The Power 995 takes this category with a 60”-long belt. On the other hand, the 850T only has 55”. If you are taller than the average, you should always go for at least a 58”-long belt.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Proform 850T gets a win with 24 preprogrammed workouts as opposed to the Power 995’s 20.
Notable Features: The Proform 850T wins over the Power 995 when it comes to the bells and whistles category. Although the Power 995 offers improved versions of its counterpart’s features, it doesn’t have the notable feature that the 850T has which is an additional 1 year on parts and labor warranty upon registration.
Parts Warranty: The Proform 850T wins over the Power 995 when it comes to the bells and whistles category. Although the Power 995 offers improved versions of its counterpart’s features, it doesn’t have the notable feature that the 850T has which is an additional 1 year on parts and labor warranty upon registration.
Labor Warranty: This time, the additional 1-year coverage of the 850T upon registration is enough to get win over the Power 995.
Machine Weight: Both models are dead-tied when it comes to the machine weight category. This is because both did not mention their actual weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: It is another tie as they both have a 325-lb weight capacity. However, since they both did not indicate their machine weight, this cannot be confirmed.
Money Back Guarantee: There is a tie between the two models since they both give a 30-day money back guarantee.
Conclusion: The Proform Power 995 is more expensive than its counterpart by $350 at the time of the review. Although it wins over the Proform 850T, it should be noted that they both belong to different price ranges. What may be considered impressive for treadmills that belong to the $700 and below category may just be considered average for those belonging to the $700 to $1000 price range. At the same time, features that may seem average for the $700 to $1000 price range may be rare for those models in the $700 and below category.
As proof, there are many categories where the Power 995 is the clear winner but when you look closely, particularly at the overall score, it only has a slim margin over the 850T. This means that the 850T is a pretty decent machine considering it is $350 cheaper. In fact, it ranked first place among treadmills priced below $700 since its features are way better than what its counterparts usually have.
Making a decision would require you to think about how much you are willing to spend on a treadmill since both are decent models.