Further down the page, you’ll find some explanations regarding the key similarities and differences between the Spirit Fitness XT485 and the Sole F80.
But before checking out explanations regarding their specs, features, and warranty, here’s a table that summarizes the main technical summary sheet for these 2 treadmills:
Not only for treadmills, but the price is also always one of the most important factors to consider before buying something. In comparison to Spirit Fitness XT485 and Sole F80, there is a big difference in price. The cost of the Spirit model is about $800 higher than the Sole treadmill’s one.
Sole F80 allows the maximum user weight up to 350 lbs. As an advantage compared with the competitor, Spirit XT485 can handle a runner even weighing 425 lbs.
There are 10 pre-set training programs available with Sole F80. They include 6 standard programs, 2 custom programs, and 2 heart programs. With nearly the same number, Spirit XT485 offers 12 programs in total (1 Manual, 1 Hill, 1 Fat Burn, 1 Cardio, 1 Strength, 1 Interval, 1 Calorie, 1 Fusion, 2 User, and 2 Heart Rate.
While Sole F80 runs on a 3.5 HP motor, Spirit XT485 is more powerful with a 4.0 HP motor.
In terms of incline setting, Sole F80 offers 15 levels for incline. And we found the same with the case of Spirit XT485.
Both of these treadmills can provide users with various training programs at different speeds ranging from 0.5 to 12 mph.
Plus, to save runners from getting insane by sweating, not only Sole F80 but Spirit XT485 comes with adjustable cooling fans.
As for the heart rate monitoring system, Sole and Spirit use hand pulse grips and telemetric straps for their treadmill. Undoubtedly, these parts are extremely essential to protect users’ health while training.
When it comes to the item weight comparison, the Spirit model is superior to the Sole one. In detail, the former is 269 lbs. heavy, whereas the latter weighs 278 lbs.
Since both of these treadmills have no wheels on the frame, it becomes much more difficult to change their places.
Sole F80 and Spirit XT485 measure 82” x 37” x 66” for L x W x H and 82″ L x 35″ W x 57″ H, respectively. By these measurements, we can see that the Spirit model is more compact in terms of width and height.
The next consideration is about the running surface, like Sole F80, Spirit XT485 also gets a wide 22″ x 60″ tread belt with a thick 2-ply tread belt.
Due to the foldable frame design, Sole F80 and Spirit XT485 are space-saving options.
It is similar in the way that Sole F80 and Spirit XT485 enable users to adjust speeds, workout programs, and fans. The adjustment can get done on the console or the handrails.
Additionally, all basic training data will be on display via a 9.0″ white back-lit LCD screen for both the Sole and Spirit model.
Sole F80 and Spirit XT485 have Bluetooth speakers for users to enjoy music or listen to the news while training.
Sole F80 is under a warranty term that lasts a lifetime for the frame, motor, and deck. As for parts and labor, the brand gives them a warranty of 5 years and 2 years, respectively.
Spirit applies the same warranty for frame, motor, and deck as the Sole does. But the term of protection for parts doubles while the warranty for labor lasts only 1 year.
Plus, they feature USB jacks as well as a WIFI connection. Consequently, users can take advantage of online fitness apps to improve the training result.
Quick Rundown Of Spirit Fitness XT485
- 9" Bright Blue Backlit LCD Screen
- Direct Access Speed & Incline Buttons
- Remote Handlebar Toggles – Speed & Incline
- 22 X 60” Running Belt with 4.0 HP Motor
- Bluetooth Compatible with Spirit Fit App
More pre-set workout programs
More powerful motor
Lighter item weight
More compact dimension
Wide running surface with the thick tread belt[/i2pros][i2cons]High budget required[/i2cons][/i2pc]
Quick Rundown Of Sole F80
- Folding treadmill with 3.0-horsepower continuous-duty motor
- Vibrant 7.5-inch LCD display with integrated speakers and audio cable
- 6 standard workouts, 2 custom workouts, and 2 HR-controlled workouts
- Easy Assist folding deck design; Cushion Flex shock-absorption system
- 350-pound capacity; measures 33 x 80 inches (W x D); weighs 250 pounds
Wide running surface with the thick tread belt
High weight capacity
Long-term warranty[/i2pros][i2cons]Noisy operation[/i2cons][/i2pc]
For the battle of Spirit Fitness XT485 vs Sole F80, each treadmill shows its own advantages. Due to the high budget required, the Spirit model comes with more advanced features. However, it does not mean that the Sole one becomes inferior to its counterpart.
Generally, if you have a tight budget only, we suggest choosing the Sole F80. On the other hand, Spirit XT485 should be your priority when the price is not a big issue.