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NordicTrack Treadmill Reviews

Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Site Admin

A Leader in Treadmill Innovation

nordictrack treadmill reviewNordicTrack is the premium treadmill brand of Icon Fitness, which is the world’s largest treadmill manufacturer. They make other popular models like ProForm, FreeMotion, Reebok and Epic.

NordicTrack has recently received a “Best Buy” recommendation on one of their models from a leading consumer magazine, and other models from their brand received an “Excellent” rating in several categories including Ergonomics, Construction, and Exercise Range.

We’ve visited NordicTrack in Logan, UT several times. They have an impressive operation. This is one of the few treadmill companies that actually builds their machines in the U.S.A. The company has approximately 5,000 employees and a massive manufacturing and corporate complex.

NordicTrack Treadmills On Sale!

Below are some of NordicTrack’s best deals during their current sale. Shop now at Financing is available.* (Canadian customers click here.)

They have a 30-Day Low-Price Guarantee so they will match any lower price that appears on their site during this busy shopping season.  So you can make your purchase with confidence.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 – $1,799 ( “Best Buy”)

NordicTrack Commercial X22i Incline Trainer – $2,999 (“Best Buy”)

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 – $2,299 (10″ HD Touchscreen, 4.0″ HP Motor)

Check out our comparison chart of all NordicTrack treadmills here.

Our Impressions of NordicTrack

NordicTrack C 1650

NordicTrack Space Saver Folding Technology

Over the years, we’ve met with various directors, managers and VPs, and overall have been impressed with their focus. They devote considerable resources into the construction, design and innovation of NordicTrack treadmills.

In fact, they have a room designed to mechanically abuse their machines. Heavy weights are continually dropped on the deck and motors are run at high speeds for hundreds of hours.

This is a company that changes their models fairly often, so we’ve made this comparison chart to help you break down the different models available.  In a nutshell, you can purchase an Incline Trainer, Commercial Series, C-Series, or Treadmill Desk from NordicTrack.

 View our NordicTrack Treadmill Comparison Chart Here


A Few Reasons Why You Should Choose a NordicTrack Treadmill

One of the major focuses of NordicTrack treadmills is innovation, and this is where they excel. Their iFit technology, adjustable cushion decks, full color displays with Internet browser, and incline trainers are several reasons why NordicTrack is so popular.

iFit – Run the World

iFit is an interactive technology designed to further motivate you in achieving your fitness goals.  We have had the opportunity to test it out and have been thoroughly impressed.  Basically, this program syncs your treadmill with an online subscription service that lets you create customized workout plans, track your fitness stats, set goals, and run routes around the world through integration with Google Maps.  You can also run virtual competitions against other NordicTrack owners.  Here’s some more information on each of these features:

Customized Workout Programs — The most popular aspect of iFit is the ability to have personalized workout programs loaded onto your treadmill based on your fitness goals.

For example, let’s say you want to lose 10 lbs. in three months. You go to and define your goals, and iFit will design a series of customized progressive exercises.  They  will control the speed and incline of your treadmill and provide audio coaching from your choice of personal trainers, including Jillian Michaels.

As you workout, your treadmill feeds vital stats back to, so you can track your progress.  If you find the workout does not satisfy your desired level of exertion, you can increase or decrease the intensity.

iFit ReviewGoogle Maps — NordicTrack worked with Google in providing an interactive experience that allows you to virtually run throughout the world.  In the process, your treadmill will simulate the terrain by changing the incline, while you can visualize the experience through Google Maps.

This is how it works.  You map out a route, either on streets or paths.  If Google has a street view, you can actually watch as you are running down the street, otherwise you can get the satellite or terrain view.

We’ve tried this intriguing feature and were able to run down a street our local home neighborhood.  It was exciting to see neighbor’s houses on the Google Street View while running on a machine several hundred miles away.  Meanwhile the treadmill adjusted the incline as we ran up hills. There is also a library of popular routes through city-scapes and National Parks.

Competitions – One last feature of iFit is the ability to compete with others runners.  NordicTrack runs regular races where you can compete against other iFit users. You can view your position in relation to the leader and the pack. Their last race had 2,000 participants.  iFit has an HD video Library of world famous trails through National Parks and walks along popular city-scapes. Your speed is synced with the video, and like Google Maps the treadmill will simulate the terrain as you run.

The newest version of iFit is called iFit Family.

Incline Trainers

The NordicTrack Incline Trainers have been a huge success. There are currently three models and they allow the user to increase the incline up to 40% and decline to 6%. This allows you t simulate walking up and down hills or mountains.

The advantage of an incline trainer is that you can get an intense cardio workout without the pounding and stress that comes with running, since you primarily walk. You also can target and trim more of your lower body muscles. Each model comes with speakers and auxiliary input. They also each come with iFit programming, smart HD touchscreens, and a pair of adjustable dumbbells to add in an upper body workout.  See a complete comparison of model features on this comparison chart.

Or, go directly to our Incline Trainer reviews:

NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer ($2,999) – This “Best Buy” machine comes with a large 4.25 CHP motor, wide 22″ walking surface, and impressive 22″ HD Touchscreen display.

NordicTrack x32i Incline Trainer ($3,999) – This machine is similar to the x22i with a larger 32″ Smart HD Touchscreen.

Other Top Features on NordicTrack Treadmills

It should be noted that many of the major components like motors, belts and rollers and developed in house and are built specifically for their products. This compares to other fitness equipment manufacturers that typically buy components off the shelf.

Larger Motors – When comparing specs you will find NordicTrack has some of the largest and most powerful motors for the price. Their motors go through stringent testing for fail safe, sound immunity and brush life. In general, they provide higher output at cooler temperatures and are backed with a lifetime warranty. We’ve seen their test room where they torture the motors to verify their durability.

Larger Running Surfaces – Like their motors, NordicTrack offers some of the longest running surfaces for the price. Furthermore, they define the length as running surface, not treadbelt. Often manufacturers use the term “Treadbelt” to define length, but do not mention that 1″-3″ of that belt could be covered with shrouds

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline TrainerColor Touchscreen Displays – The majority of treadmills in excess of $1,299 come with a color display. A nice touch over a drab blue backlit display.  You can also visualize the Google Maps features on screen.

Sound Systems with Aux Input & Cooling Fans – Although speakers are becoming a standard feature on many treadmills, NordicTrack offers the best sound systems. Our team plugged in an iPod when we were last at their facilities and were impressed with the quality and the clarity of the sound. In addition, most treadmills include cooling fans that actually work. Many treadmills have fans that are almost worthless. They have a couple of models where the intensity of fan adjusts to your level of exertion.

Why Should You Buy a NordicTrack Treadmill?

High Volume Sales = Better Value

Best Buy Pick! NordicTrack Commercial 1750 – Read our full review here.

Because of the sheer volume of sales, NordicTrack and their parent company, Icon Fitness, can offer some excellent value. You need to pick and choose because they change up their sales and discounts weekly.

One of their current deals is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. It includes a 7″ color touch screen display, iFit, a powerful 3.6 CHP motor, 20″ x 60″ treadbelt, built-in fans, a premium sound system, 38 workout programs, the ability to decline the deck 3%, and 5-yr parts and 2-yrs labor warranty – – all for $1,599 with FREE shipping. Not bad!

A Strong Warranty Means Strong Confidence in Quality

Until recently, the warranties on NordicTrack treadmills were sub-par. In the last few years, they have increased the coverage on most of their models and are more inline with the competition. These extended warranties also suggest that the quality of their machines have improved. Read more about why it’s important to have a good warranty on  your treadmill purchase.

Customer Service

NordicTrack x9i Console

In the past, there were issues with NordicTrack’s customer service. Due to the volume of NordicTrack sales, it could be difficult to get through to their service department. We met with Dan Jones, Director of customer service and we discussed the issues. He agreed there had been a problem that was being addressed. They recently added more staff to answer phones, and have committed $2 million to improve the situation.

In the last several years their service has significantly improved.  Lately, we’ve been impressed with their ability to answer questions quickly and effectively.  They have a “chat” feature on their website that is particularly helpful.  Oftentimes, if you express interest in a particular machine, the sales rep with throw in freebies like a $50 mat to help sway your decision.  (This isn’t guaranteed of course, but it’s worth a try!)

User Weight Limits

One of our concerns is their suggested weight limits. In my opinion, just about every manufacturer overrates the weight capacity of their machines, and that is also true with NordicTrack. Use common sense. If you are over 300 lbs., a sub $1,000 treadmill is probably not going to cut it.

Often the decks are too thin to accommodate the weight, and the motors are not powerful enough. Also, if you are planning on running (Speeds of 7 mph or more), consider spending in excess of $1,200. You want a motor that does not strain at higher speeds, and you want a deck that can withstand the harder impact and provide adequate shock absorption.

NordicTrack Treadmill Reviews

Our Review

Like the American auto industry, NordicTrack has redefined itself in the last several years. In the process it has become a dominating force in the treadmill industry. That is due to the fact the company offers quality machines with some very innovative features at a valued price.

In general, the competition does not have the financial resources to compete at this level. There are companies that build treadmills comparable in quality, but none can match the specs and features found on most NordicTrack models.

Note: We monitor their prices daily, so watch for our recommendations on great deals.  These are models that are below their typical selling price. Sometimes there are killer deals. NordicTrack changes prices twice a week.

Runner’s World

RW rated the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 as one of their top choices. They particularly like the iFit Live and the ability to virtually run in famous places around the world.

Below are our list of NordicTrack Treadmill Reviews.

Also, check out our comparison chart to help make your decision.  These are the typical prices, click to see discount prices, if any.

NordicTrack Commercial X22i Incline Trainer – $2,999 – “Best Buy” – 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen, 4.25 CHP motor, 40% Incline, 6% Decline

NordicTrack Commercial X32i Incline Trainer – $3,799 – HUGE 22″ x 65″ Treadbelt, 4.25 CHP Motor 


NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill – $1,599 – “Best Buy” – 3.6 CHP motor, 22×60″ belt, 7″ Smart HD Touchscreen, 15% Incline,3% Decline

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill – $1,799 – 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill – $2,499 – “Best Buy” – 22″ Smart HD Touchscreen, 4.25 CHP motor

What’s Next?

Go to to learn more!*

Treadmill Buyer’s Guide – Not sure where to start?  Check out our Treadmill Buyer’s Guide for helpful tips and an explanation of what  treadmill features to look for.

Also see our NordicTrack Elliptical Trainer Reviews. NordicTrack elliptical trainers offer innovative features in addition to being iFit compatible.

18 thoughts on “NordicTrack”

    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Olga,
      I’m not sure how I missed your question but my apologies for the delay. There are a “few” treadmills that perhaps could be used. In fact, Sole treadmills as you can see in our review here are commonly used in the Hilton Hotel chain in their fitness centers. However, the majority of residential built treadmills will not withstand the abuse and daily use associated with a commercial application such as a condo. The term “commercial” in their marketing or name does not imply it will withstand “commercial” use.


  1. Stephen Woodward

    I am interested in a treadmill , so I have several questions.You’re delivery is to the curb, can you provide delivery into the house and assembled and calibrated for use. Also I live in Lwr Sackville , Nova Scotia , Canada . Is there a dealer and support in my area.


    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Phil,
      iFit Live subscription is required when you purchase the X22i. When you go to “check out” at the website there isn’t an option to purchase without the subscription add on.


  2. Mark

    I want to purchase a treadmill for walking only, I am elderly and need the exercise for cardio and general health. I would prefer a treadmill that I can fold up to minimize space and with wheels for moving it if it becomes necessary. I am considering $1,000 to $3,000 as my price range. What do you recommend.


    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for your comment. Take a look at the NordicTrack 1750 as it should work well for you.


  3. charlie kraai

    got a Classic pro ski exerciser in January 2019. machine works well but the calorie counter on the console (performance monitor) only reads 23 calories burned per mile. using this, I would have to go 100 miles on the machine to achieve 2300 calories (an average daily calorie burn for a sedentary male).and at 3.94 mile/hr. and 23 calories/mile, I would burn 2175 calories in a 24 hour workout. the company has not been receptive to my suggestion that their formula for calculating them is WRONG. they told me it’s only an average. I told them it is less than an average of someone doing nothing. as of July 3, 2019 I’m still frustrated with their lack of acknowledgement.


  4. Linda

    Is there tax charged on buying a treadmill? Also, I heard it is curbside delivery, is this something easy to assemble? Is there a charge for setting it up if this is even an option?


    1. administrator Post author

      Hi Linda,
      Some states require collection of sales tax on internet purchases, most do not. When you “check out” and enter your shipping information the tax will be applied, if applicable. You can try it without actually purchasing to see what your tax rate would be. When I enter my info for NC shipping, it populates the tax. Depending on which machine you purchase, they can be very heavy to move inside so you may want to opt for the delivery and installation option.


  5. Maurice Robinson

    Hello I have had my T5zi since 2009 . The belt continues to slip so I cannot use it now. I tried adjusting the belt per the instructions in the manual but no success. I also tried to call to have it serviced but icon won’t service anymore. Is it time to purchase another treadmill ? Has it reached its lifespan? How long should it last?


  6. Dona Olds

    My husband & I purchased a ski/glider in 1993 for $750. *We loved the workout it gave & Nordic Tracks customer service was very good. In May of 2020 we purchased the $1,299 Treadmill. The treadmill was to arrive 30 days after purchase, It arrived 10 weeks after purchase. The treadmill was dumped on our porch in 97 degree weather. Although we had a refrigerator delivered & installed during Covid-19, a washing machine repair guy come into our home during the pandemic, as well as an exterminator. All had masks and followed their company procedures for the virus. Not Nordic Track, they removed inside delivery & set up option. My husband is 58 & I’m 53. This treadmill is very heavy with packaging….it had to weigh over 300lb. Needless to say it was not safe for us to move in terrible heat & humidity. We strained our backs badly which delayed our putting together the treadmill and usage. The instructions were good but it was cumbersome to put together. After it was delivered I checked online to see when my payment was due & still nothing had been updated so I hadn’t any idea when to pay the bill. When we started the IFIT, it said we lived in Europe. Several phone calls & literally hours on hold (of course bad customer service is blamed on Covid-19) got that issue figured out. Then our IFIT only allowed for 1 profile. This called for more time on the phone and the issue is still unresolved. I’m told we have the family plan & to research myself how to troubleshoot the problem. The IFIT was a huge disappointment! we found….if you are a runner…all kinds of programs & trainers. If you’re a walker….very limited amounts of programs. Making your own program by walking the streets using the google map program is a nightmare. I have been using computers since I was a kid & have taught computer programming at our local community college as adjunct faculty for several years. …yet using the self directed workout program is difficult. We are now left using just a manuel program to bypass the IFIT. I stare at a wall to walk so neither of us has hardly used the treadmill. It’s too big & bulky to put in front of the TV in any room. The IFIT tablet can’t be used for anything else. To make matters worse I ended up being late on a payment as I had no idea when the clock started for the billing. Their website doesn’t interface well with an IOS system. I called yesterday, customer service, I spent 112 minutes on hold, only to get an extremely negative representative who treated me like I was a 5 year old …. scolding me for being late. This company tried collecting for two late fees, & 3 months payments for one late payment. (They didn’t have the financial information loaded until after the payment was due. How convenient for them.) The account didn’t show a due date or minimum due as the arrival of the treadmill was delayed 6 weeks beyond the expected 30 days so billing was late getting data.) All I wanted to do was get the bill paid (which I made a payment & then some.) Yet the representative just wanted to argue about my unwillingness to check the computer daily. Yes, I’m selfish for having a life beyond this treadmill. The only financial paperwork I received was the virtual card number & the amount of credit I was approved for & instructions for setting up the online account. After speaking to a supervisor, the ordeal was finally settled after nearly 2 hours on the phone. Their customer service seems to think they have a job inspite of me… not because I made a purchase that makes it possible for them to have a job. Not once have I been thanked. I thought I’d have trainers encouraging me to walk while enjoying the beauty of a Caribbean beach or walk the streets of Edinburgh or a goodhike through the Hawaiian islands. The IFIT seems to think we all want to train for a marathon or triathlon. Even the 4 minute warm up wants you to run at 9 mph. At 53 I only run if my house is on fire or a dear friend or family member is having a serious life threatening health issue. My husband has a high stress job as a PharmD. He doesn’t want a complicated program. He just wants push a couple of walk to stay in shape & enjoy pretty scenary. He has not used the treadmill once I showed the IFIT really isn’t meant for older people. Although I’m wondering how they think youngsters can afford this when the middle class is dying and our kids are struggling to pay $300 a month for health vare for healthy young adults. (We paid $60/month when we were their age.) Between a house payment, car payment & health insurance….little is left for fun in their budgets. My oldest & her husband have decided to forgo having kids …as they can’t afford them. Of course we taught our kids to be financially responsible adults…as we have been our whole lives. I think Nordic track has forgotten its customer base are older adults. If they don’t improve the IFIT platform that they charge a pretty penny for, for users of all different levels….I’m afraid they will be downsizing their business even more than before.


  7. Lee Haney

    I’m looking at the Norditrack Elite 900 sold at Costo for $799. Is there a model you can compare it to for ratings or any pros/cons you can give me?


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