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NordicTrack C 1650 Pro Treadmill Review

Brand: NordicTrack
Expert Rating: 4 stars

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10″ Smart HD Touchscreen With Built In iFit Features!

NordicTrack C 1650

In the past, we did not recommend this treadmill for the cost over the lower model NordicTrack C990. Since a 10” Smart HD Touchscreen was added, we now feel it may be worth the extra investment. And recently a leading consumer magazine rated the NordicTrack C1650 a “Best Buy”, giving it an “Excellent” rating for ergonomics and exercise range.

This treadmill is ideal for both walkers and joggers, but heavy duty runners would probably want to upgrade to something like the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. Overall, with all of the features, you are getting a very good value with the C1650.

NordicTrack C 1650 Treadmill Features…

NordicTrack C 165010″ Smart HD Touchscreen — Besides giving you vibrant feedback on your stats, this feature also allows you to view  your iFit Live stats while you exercise.

iFit LiveiFit Live is an Icon Fitness exclusive that gets you access to world-class trainers, an extensive video library and great interactive features. This feature allows you to communicate with the web via a WiFi connection. Through your personalized iFit.com account you can…

  • Create custom workout routines focused on specific fitness goals and choose from 16,000+ On-Demand Workouts.  These workouts cover several weeks, are progressive, and include live interactive coaching. Your stats are uploaded to your iFit account so you can track your progress and push yourself to reach all of your goals
  • Use Live Interactive Training – Your trainer will control your speed and incline so you can get top-knotch results.  New daily workouts are available so you can avoid the dreaded “rut” and keep you workouts fun and fresh.
  • Trace routes on Google Maps. Create your own routes on Google Maps and follow along on your machine anywhere you want to go. Your machine will simulate the terrain with the incline and decline feature to simulate a real-life feel.
  • Access videos of famous landscapes and city-scapes. You can walk famous trails and once again your machine will simulate the terrain. The video syncs with the speed of the machine.
  • Note: This model comes with 1-year FREE iFit Membership.  After that, there is an additional charge for this feature. Learn more here.

NordicTrack C 1650Folding Mechanism- The NordicTrack C 1650 comes with a SpaceSaver Design for easy folding.  The deck has telescoping shocks to assist with the lifting.

20″ x 60″ Treadbelt — This length is ideal for tall individuals and people who like to sprint or interval train.

3.5 Continuous Duty HP Motor — They call this motor commercial grade. That means it is also sold for use in C machine settings, but not necessarily in commercial grade treadmills. However, this motor is strong enough to effortlessly handle joggers/runners and multiple users.

1.9″ Rollers —  The larger the rollers, the more surface area for the treadbelt. In addition to reducing slippage, larger rollers reduce wear on the belt, motor, and bearings by reducing the number of rotations.

FlexSelect Cushioning – We really like that this machine allows you to switch between a comfortable squishy surface and a firm road-life feel. This cushioning option is idea if you run both road and trail races or have different preferences within your household.

Speakers with MP3 Input – One of our team members owns a NordicTrack treadmill and can attest that they include some of the best sound systems in treadmills.

34 Workout Programs – With the NordicTrac C 1650 , you get a generous selection of exercise programs. This breaks up the monotony of jogging in place. There are six high intensity, six speed, six incline and six calorie-burn workouts.

Warranty – NordicTrack offers a lifetime motor / frame, 5-year parts and 2-year labor warranty, which is the best coverage at this price range.

Our Review – The NordicTrack C 1650 Treadmill

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

NordicTrack has a C-Series and a Commercial series line of treadmills.  The NordicTrack C1650 is the top model available in the lower C-Series.  If you are trying to save money, then this is a great option with its 10″ Web-Enabled Touchscreen, 3.5 CHP motor, and well-sized 20×60″ running surface.

Check out a complete chart of NordicTrack models here.

The iFitLive will help you add variety to your workouts if you are willing to pay the subscription fee. The FlexSelect cushioning is great for those who like to run on both soft and firm surfaces. Finally, the 10” touch screen display elevates this machine over NordicTrack’s lower C990 model.  We also appreciate the fact that this machine folds up for easy cleaning and to take up less space.

If you’re willing to spend about $300 more, you can get the Commercial 1750, which is one of our Best Buy picks.  While it does have a smaller 7″ Smart HD Touchscreen, it will also have a wider running surface, larger motor, and decline feature.

You can learn more at www.NordicTrack.com to learn more. *


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