We rated the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill a Best Buy for several reasons. At $1,799, it out-specs the competition with features like a 7” Smart HD touchscreen, 3.6 CHP motor, 22”x60” running surface, premium sound system, iFit Coach Ready, and 5-year parts / 2-year labor warranty.
In addition, one of our team members has owned a NordicTrack treadmill for over 8 years and has been very satisfied with its performance and reliability. He uses them a few times a week and has never had a problem! A prominent consumer publication gave the the Commercial 1750 a Best Buy review. They rated it excellent for ergonomics and exercise range, and very good for construction and ease of use.
This machine (along with the Sole F80) is one of the most popular mid-range treadmills. Need help deciding which to buy? Click here to read our comparison of the Sole F80 and the NordicTrack Commercial 1750.
BLACK FRIDAY SALE! The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is available for $1799. 0% financing is available for up to 36 months. 1 year iFit Family Membership ($468 value) included!
iFit turns your treadmill into an interactive motivational cardio machine. It allows you to set fitness and weight goals through your iFit.com account. You then have access to iFit’s massive library of on-demand workouts and live classes from their world-renowned trainers. iFit Live will monitor your progress and adjust the routines accordingly. With every workout, iFit Live will incrementally increase the difficulty so you are continually building cardio strength while you burn more calories.
This fantastic feature prevents you from falling into the all too common ‘rut’ with boring workouts that seem like a chore. You can further monitor your progress through your online account. Your treadmill will communicate your progress and results to your iFit.com account.
Note: The NordicTrack 1750 includes a 1-year FREE subscription to iFit with your purchase!
Run Around the World with Google Maps
This feature makes iFit Live a killer app. You can connect to Google Maps and walk or run roadways and trails around the world. According to NordicTrack, iFit Live allows you to experience trails all over the world and watch your progress on the display map. To further enhance your hiking experience, iFit Live automatically adjusts your incline to simulate the physical features of the terrain. You can view your progress either with a map, satellite or street view using a laptop or smart phone. We tried this feature and were able to run down a familiar street while the treadmill adjusted for the hills.
Not only can you create your own routes with Google Maps, you can choose exciting routes from around the world with their video library. From mountain trails to sandy beaches, take your workout anywhere your heart desires. You’ll get a real-life feeling as your machine adjusts the speed and incline to simulate the terrain.
How iFit Live Keeps Your Workout Exciting
Walking or running in place can be incredibly boring. Often the minutes drag by. iFit Live is designed to motivate the user by creating a variety of entertaining challenges.
What’s the Only Downside to this Technology?
The only downside to this entire system is that iFit Live does require a regular subscription fee. Some similar programs from the competition provide virtual fitness tracking at no cost (although they are not as comprehensive and impressive as iFit Live).
You can look at this one of two ways. 1) You use iFit Live, pay the fee, and LOVE it. Plus, the initial cost of your NordicTrack machine (with its higher specs) was probably less than other brands. Or, 2) You decide you don’t need the iFit Live subscription, and you still have a higher spec machine at a lower initial price. So, don’t let the iFit Live subscription scare you away. We’re just trying to help you see all sides of the equation.
7″ Smart HD Touchscreen — Here is just one example of the higher specs you can get on a NordicTrack machine. Sole Fitness is one of our other favorite brands. They do not offer Smart HD Touchscreens like this on their machines. The color display is much more visually appealing than your typical one color LCD or LED display. It lets you directly access iFit.com and the iFit Live features. When you trace a route on Google Maps you can display a street, satellite or earth view. This feature is not available on some of the lower NordicTrack models.
Check out a comparison of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the Sole Fitness F80 here.
iPad Holder — They placed an iPad holder strategically above the console so you can access your iPad as you workout.
3.6 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This is a powerful motor for a treadmill and should run effortlessly at even the highest speeds. A customer review mentioned that the 3.6 motor didn’t break a sweat at all handling his 265 lb. weight while jogging at 6.5 mph.
22″ x 60″ Running Surface — It should be noted that most manufacturers rate the length by treadbelt. What they don’t tell you is that 1-3” is covered by shrouds. The 60” length is the actual length on the Commercial 1750. In addition, they increased the width of the belt to 22”, giving you more comfort space as you run.
Runner Flex Adjustable Cushioning Deck — The Runner Flex deck is designed to absorb the shock of your impact while providing an energy return when you lift off. NordicTrack claims this patented design allows you to exercise longer. Our perception is that it provides excellent shock absorption. Since some runners prefer less shock absorption, the Runner Flex deck allows you to reduce the cushioning to simulate running outside on a harder surface. This is especially nice if you have varied cushion preferences in your household.
3% Decline — With the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 you can simulate running up and down hills, which allows you to stimulate and tone different muscles groups. It inclines up to 15% and declines to 3%. This feature further enhances your experience running up and down hills with Google Maps. NordicTrack is one of the few companies to offer a decline feature.
Sound System and MP3 Input —NordicTrack offers one of the best built-in sound systems in the industry. It has a sound clarity not found on other brands. You also can plug in your iPod or MP3 player.
Two Cooling Fan Options – This machine has two separate fans to provide cooling during your workout. An oversized Autobreeze fan is located on the console to target you core. It auto-adjusts according to the speed of your workout. A second fan located on the accessory tray provides another auto-adjusting option so you can stay cool during your workout.
Unit Weight 290 Lbs — The NordicTrack 1750 is similar in weight to many commercial treadmills. You can expect it to be very stable even running at fast speeds. You’ll probably want to opt for the inside delivery.
38 Exercise Programs – If you don’t want to spend the extra money for the iFit Live, you have 38 built-in exercise programs to choose from that include programs form calorie, heart rate control, incline, and speed workout programs.
Warranty — The Commercial 1750 treadmill has a lifetime motor / frame, 5-year parts / electronics, and 2-year labor warranty, the best coverage you will find at this price.
NordicTrack is owned by the largest fitness equipment company in the world. They’ve always ruled the budget category of treadmills through brands like Image, Weslo and ProForm. Over the last few years they have concentrated on building higher end machines, with some very impressive features like iFit Live.
In the past, we’ve been critical of Icon products. Actually, we still discourage people from buying their cheap Image and Welso treadmills. However, NordicTrack has gone through an impressive transition. They’ve made vast improvements in both quality control and customer service, and consequently, offer some of the best value in the $1,000-$2,000 price range. Their machines not only out spec the competition, but they tend to be very low maintenance.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill is a perfect example of the advancements made by the company. It is loaded with impressive features like a powerful motor, extended deck, color display, sound system, and variety of programs. More importantly, it offers iFit Live, which is the most innovative technologies to hit the treadmill industry in years.
We received these comments from the company…
Just so you know, the reason we waited so long to put the Commercial 1750 on sale was to make sure that everything was working shamelessly. We have always thought that treadmill would be our best and we did not want to release it until it had been tested more than any other treadmill. In fact, it was put through over 2 months of testing, 3 weeks (504 hrs) of pound testing (meaning we pounded the deck with 475 lbs of force, over 1 million times), 200 hrs of human testing, 4 months (1000 hrs) of console testing and that includes white noise, software checks, console functionality and static electricity charges. A grand total of 1704 hours of testing.
I think that makes for a pretty good story and is why we can offer such a good warranty.
The 1750 is my favorite treadmill! I have had a few other treadmills and this one blows them all out of the water. I love the iFit technology that it has. I can run any place I have run before in my life and also run in places that I can only dream of running i.e Paris, Great Wall of China, Beaches in Morocco, etc…
The machine is really strong. My other treadmills seem to always move back and forth when I run but this one has a sturdy base and won’t move side to side when I run on it. It actually feels like a treadmill I used to run on at my gym.
Learn more at www.NordicTrack.com.
This video review was taken while visiting the NordicTrack headquarters.