Thursday, November 5, 2009
BH Fitness T8 Pro VS Precor 9.31
During a head to head comparison between the BH Fitness T8 Pro treadmill and the Precor 9.31 treadmill, it is obvious that the BH T8 Pro is a higher end unit, with a better price!
The first thing I noticed between these two units was the warranty. BH Fitness is known for backing their products with big warranties! The T8 Pro is no different! With a Lifetime Warranty on both frame and motor, 10 years on all parts and electronics, and 5 years on labour, this warranty blows the Precor 9.31 out of the water with only a 1 year labour warranty. You can purchase an additional extended warranty for about $200 to match the T8 warranty.
In addition to warranty, the T8 Pro is built for serious workouts featuring a whisper quiet 3.5 HP continuous duty motor and a generous 22" x 60" orthopedic belt not found on the Precor 9.31. Precor has equipped their unit with a smaller 3.0 HP motor and a 56" x 22" running belt, which is relatively short, especially if you are planning on doing any running on your treadmill.
Built to handle "club use", the T8 Pro delivers speeds from 0.5mph to 12mph plus a 1% to 15% elevation in 0.5% increments so you can customize your workouts. Not to mention more programming than it's competitor, as well as 4 additional User (custom) programs. The T8 Pro also features both contact and telemetric heart rate, including a Polar heart rate chest strap. Precor again falls short, not even having contact heart rate. However, the 9.31 does have telemetric capabilities, you just have to purchase the chest strap at yet another additional cost.
Why pay more and get less?
Stop by any of our locations today and take our BH Fitness T8 Pro for a test drive! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you!
BH T8 Pro $2699.99
Precor 9.31 $3748.00