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ProForm Pro 5000 vs Bowflex BXT8J

Do the differences between the ProForm Pro 5000 and the Bowflex BXT8J really matter? We’ll break it down.

ProForm Pro 5000

Bowflex BXT8J

ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill Bowflex BXT8J treadmill

ProForm Pro 5000 vs Bowflex BXT8J Specs Comparison

  • 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
  • 15% incline, 12 MPH maximum speed
  • HR chest strap included
  • Large Rollers and triple Ply Belt
  • Quiet Operation
  • Great warranty
  • No chest strap or armband heart rate monitor is included with the treadmill
  • Very large treadmill
  • Very basic display
Brand ProForm Bowflex
Model Pro 5000 BXT8J
Motor Power 3.75 CHP 2.5 HP
Speed Range 0.5 – 12 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline -3 to 15% Digital Quick Incline/Decline Controls 15% Digital motorized incline
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 22″ X 60″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 300 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Sensor Heart rate hand grips also comes with HR chest strap
Built-in Programs 34 built-in and Several iFit workouts 26 built-in workout programs and JRNY programs and classes
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan yes yes
Display 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen DualTrack LCD displays, 7-inch
Touchscreen yes no
Handlebar Buttons no no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio yes yes
Training Apps iFit (iFIT Family Membership Included, check duration) JRNY Workout app
Rollers 2.5″ Precision-Balanced Unknown
Dimensions 79L x 39.15W x 71.4H inches 78L x 37.6W x 62.8H inches
  • 10-year frame warranty
  • 2-year parts warranty
  • 1-year labor warranty
  • 10-years frame warranty
  • 3-years parts warranty
  • 2-years labor warranty
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ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill console Bowflex BXT8J treadmill console
ProForm Pro 5000 treadmill frame Bowflex BXT8J treadmill frame

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