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NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs ProForm Pro 5000

In this article, we will compare the NordicTrack T 8.5 S and the ProForm Pro 5000 and highlight the pros and cons.

NordicTrack T 8.5 S

ProForm Pro 5000

NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill

NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs ProForm Pro 5000 Specs Comparison

  • Great powerful commercial grade motor
  • Up to 12% easy to control power incline
  • Display size is great
  • Equipped with a s trong 3.75 CHP commercial motor
  • Wide 22″X60″ running track, perfect for runners
  • iFit Coach enabled
  • -3% to 15% decline and incline
  • Good warranty
  • Warranty could be better in this price range
  • There is no chest strap for heart rate monitoring but the EKG grip pulse monitor is working fine
  • No chest strap or armband heart rate monitor is included with the treadmill
  • Very large treadmill
Brand NordicTrack ProForm
Model T 8.5 S Pro 5000
Motor Power 3.5 CHP 3.75 CHP
Speed Range 0 – 12 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 12% incline with digital quick incline control -3 to 15% Digital Quick Incline/Decline Controls
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 60″ 22″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 300 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor EKG Grip Pulse EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Sensor
Built-in Programs 50 34 built-in and Several iFit workouts
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan yes yes
Display 10″ Interactive HD Touchscreen 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen
Touchscreen yes yes
Handlebar Buttons no no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio yes yes
Training Apps iFit (Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit membership) iFit (iFIT Family Membership Included, check duration)
Rollers 1.9″ rollers 2.5″ Precision-Balanced
Dimensions 78.9 L x 35.5W x 59.4H inches 79L x 39.15W x 71.4H inches
  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • 2-year parts warranty
  • 1-year labor warranty
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NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill console ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill console
NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill frame ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill frame

Side by side images of NordicTrack T 8.5 S and ProForm Pro 5000 treadmills