Proform Performance 1450 or Proform Performance 900?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Proform Performance 1450 wins this first category with a 3.25HP motor as compared to the Proform Performance 900’s 3.0HP. Both models offer motors that are appropriate and suitable for their belts.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models as they offer a 20” belt width which is also considered to be the standard among treadmills.
Belt Length: Having a longer belt is better especially for serious and taller users. The Performance 1450 wins this category with having a 60” belt length while the Performance 900 has a 56” belt length.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The average number of programs for treadmills is 10-24 and the Performance 1450 wins with 26 preprogrammed workouts as compared to the Performance 900’s 20.
Notable Features: The Performance 900 is no match for the Performance 1450 as it has a built-in iFit Live with a 10” touch screen by Android, a -3% decline feature and a 3.0 Intermix acoustic sound system. Both models have the folding feature for users’ convenience.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to parts warranty, the Performance 1450 wins with a 5-year offer while the Performance 900 only has 3 years. A long warranty means that the quality is pretty good for manufacturers to have these kinds of offer.
Labor Warranty: The labor warranty is helpful especially these days that labor costs are soaring. The performance 1450 wins this category with a 2-year offer while the Performance 900 only offers 1 year.
Machine Weight: Both models didn’t disclose the machines’ weights which should have been helpful since the weight of a treadmill is also an important factor to consider. This means that it is a draw between the two.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Both models didn’t disclose the machines’ weights which should have been helpful since the weight of a treadmill is also an important factor to consider. This means that it is a draw between the two.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two since they offer a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the product within the 30-day period if you are not satisfied with the overall performance.
Conclusion: Deciding which one is the better one for you should depend on how much you are willing to spend for a treadmill. Both models are ranked among the Top 10 on their respective price groups.
There is a $500 difference between the two but if you can afford it, you can already have a lot of improvement on the features and warranty. The Performance 1450 has a built-in iFit Live with a 10” touch screen browser powered by Android, there is a 3% decline feature, get a better sound quality with the 3.0 Intermix Acoustic sound system, get a better motor and longer running space. You also get to have double the coverage than the Performance 900.