Proform Power 1080 or Proform Power 995?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Power 1080 wins against the Power 995 with a 3.25HP to 3.0HP advantage. But it should be noted that the losing motor is already considered to be adequate enough for its belt although having a more powerful motor is more than welcome.
Belt Width: It is a tie in this category as both the Proform Power 1080 and the Proform Power 995 have a 20” belt width. In fact, this measurement is considered to be the standard for most treadmills since it seems to be wide enough but still not too narrow for comfort.
Belt Length: It is also a tie in the belt length department as both the Power 1080 and the Power 995 have 60”-long belts. This gives even a taller user enough space to run on without having to worry about falling off the machine while working out.
Preprogrammed Workouts: When it comes to preprogrammed workouts, the Power 1080 beats the Power 995 with its 32 to 20 advantage. Variety is always important in treadmills and most home versions are equipped with at least 10 built-in programs. This means that both offer more than enough but to have more options is always better.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the Power 1080 gets another win over the Power 995. The main difference between the two is that the winner is equipped with a built-in iFit Live while the losing treadmill is only compatible with it.
The Power 995 may have a newer sound system but it doesn’t make a significant difference as most users don’t mind having an older version as long as they have a built-in iFit Live.
Parts Warranty: The Proform Power 1080 gets another win as it offers 5 years in parts warranty while the Proform Power 995 only has 3 years. Generally, the longer the parts warranty of a machine, the greater confidence the manufacturers have on their products. This means that they are offering better quality treadmills than those with a fewer years on parts warranty.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the Power 1080 edges out with a 2-year offering as compared to the Power 995’s 1-year.
Machine Weight: In this category, it is a tie between both Proform models as they both did not indicate the weight of the machine. It is important that consumers are made aware of this information as it can affect their buying process for when it comes to stability, the treadmill should be heavy.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Power 1080 wins in this category with 350 lbs over the Power 995’s 325 lbs. However, since it did not even state its actual machine weight, this cannot be confirmed. It should be noted though that there should always be a 100-lb difference between the weight capacity and the actual machine weight.
Money Back Guarantee: The two models are tied in this category as they both offer 30 days of money back guarantee. This indicates that you can return your treadmill within the time period when you feel unsatisfied with the machine’s performance.
Conclusion: The Proform Power 1080 wins against the Proform Power 995. It is after all $300 more expensive which means that all its improvements are worth the price. Even the warranties are sufficient enough to make sure that you are going to be able to benefit from your treadmill.
However, it should also be noted that if you are not willing to spend the extra $300, the Power 995 is still considered to be a decent choice. It only appears to perform poorly against the Power 1080 because it is expected of a more expensive model.