Sole F85 or Sole TT8?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, it is a tie between the two treadmills as they both have a 3.5HP motor.
Belt Width: It is another tie between the Sole G85 and the Sole TT8 as they both have a 22” belt width. It should be noted that the average for most treadmill is 20”.
Belt Length: It is yet another tie between the two models in the belt length category. The Sole F85 and the Sole TT8 have 60”-long belts which are considered to be above average and even taller users can be accommodated.
Preprogrammed Workouts: When it comes to preprogrammed workouts, it is a tie between the two models as they both offer 10 programs. It should be noted that with their expensive price tags, having only 10 is pretty disappointing.
Notable Features: The Sole TT8 gets a win over the Sole F85 in the bells and whistles category. The TT8 is not a folding treadmill unlike the F85 but it means that it is more durable and more solid. It also has a 4-ply belt which is meant for extreme workouts, most treadmills only have 2 plies. It also comes with bigger rollers that are better than the smaller ones because they are more long lasting.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie when it comes to the parts warranty category. They both offer 5 years which means that you can easily replace some components of your treadmill.
Labor Warranty: It is also another tie between the two as they both offer 2 years of free labor coverage. Take advantage of this as labor costs are soaring these days.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the weight of the machine, the Sole TT8 is heavier at 300 lbs. On the other hand, the Sole F85 only weighs at 280 lbs.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The two treadmills are tied in this category with a 400-lb weight capacity. For your safety, there shall only be a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two treadmills as they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can return the machine if you are unsatisfied with its performance, providing that it is within the allotted period.
Conclusion: At the time of the comparison review, there is a $500 difference between the two models. They are both from the high-end group of treadmills but the Sole TT8 has a light commercial warranty which means that it can be used in hotel gyms or small fitness centers. Because of this warranty, the TT8’s 4-ply belts and bigger rollers are definitely durable.
Choosing between the two depends on what you prefer to have. If you want a treadmill than can be used in a light commercial setting, then you should opt for the Sole TT8 but that would also mean having to pay an additional $500. On the other hand, if you only wish to have a durable residential treadmill, then you can go with the Sole F58 and you can save $500.