Wondering which is best for you?
Both treadmills are part of Proform’s “Performance” treadmill series. As you can probably tell by the model numbers the Proform 800 treadmill is the next model up from the more affordable Proform 600 treadmill.
The Proform Performance 600 has been out – in one form or another – for over 4 years now. The Proform Performance 800 was just recently released.
Both treadmills give you multi-color, touch-screen consoles and up to 10% inclines.
They also both come iFit Coach compatible – meaning you can use iFit Coach to run trails all over the world and get personalized workouts to your treadmill.
However there are a few differences between them that you should know.
Let’s break down the main differences between the Proform 600 vs 800 treadmills to help you find the best fit for you:
Proform Performance 600 vs 800 – Price
As stated above, the Performance 600 treadmill is the most affordable model of the two – coming in around $899 with Free Shipping here. That makes it a lot more attractive budget-wise.
The Proform Performance 800 is the next model up with a few more perks. You can get it here for around $1099 with Free Shipping.
Proform Performance 600 vs 800 – Console
The console is where you see a big difference between these two treadmills.
The Proform Performance 600 treadmill was updated this year and now comes with a very attractive 10-inch, full-color, HD console as you can see below:
The Proform Performance 800 treadmill takes it even one step further with a larger 14-inch, full-color, HD console as you can see here:
The larger display on the Proform 800 treadmill makes it a lot more fun to watch the iFit Coach workout classes or run the world trails.
Also note that both treadmills come with pivoting tablet holders above the console (it just is not showing on the Proform 800 pic above).
So you can attach your tablet on either treadmill, watch your favorite shows or surf the web as you walk.
More Room to Stretch Out
The Proform Performance 800 treadmill gives you a bit more room to stretch out and run with a longer 60-inch belt length. (The Proform 600 comes with a shorter 55-inch belt length).
The longer 60-inch belt is also great for taller users or runners who really like to pick up the pace. They won’t feel like they’re bumping up against the edge of the treadmill belt.
Proform 600 vs 800 Treadmill – Motor Power
You get a bit more motor power on the Proform 800 treadmill as well – 2.75 HP vs 2.5 HP. Granted, this isn’t a huge difference.
But it’s worth knowing especially if you’re looking for the strongest motor power you can find on a well-priced treadmill.
Incline and Decline Options
While both treadmills give you up to 10% incline – which is great for building in high-intensity intervals – the Proform 800 treadmill also gives you 2% decline.
A lot of people like having a decline option as it’s a lot easier to walk downhill after an intense interval. It’s great for catching your breath or just taking a quick break mid-workout.
The Proform 600 treadmill does not have decline.
Proform 600 vs 800 – Speed Limit
The Proform Performance 600 treadmill comes with a top speed limit of 10 MPH. This isn’t bad – and it’s fairly standard for a starter treadmill.
However you get a bit more on the Proform Performance 800 treadmill with a top speed limit of 12 MPH. So you can push this treadmill a bit further – which is great for runners.
So which is better in the Proform Performance 600 vs 800 debate?
They both have their strong points.
The Proform 600 treadmill is more attractive price-wise, coming in about $200 less than the Proform 800 model.
And it still gives you some fun perks like the full-color console, 10% incline and even a tablet holder so you can watch your favorite movies as you run.
The Proform 800 treadmill however gives you a much larger console display – which can make the iFit coach world scenery much more enjoyable to watch.
You also get more room to run with a longer belt, higher speed limits and decline.
So it really comes down to what’s most important to you, your budget and preferences.
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