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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill Review

Expert Rating:5 stars!

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Great Motivational Features and Extra Large Running Surface

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill is their top of the line model.  It is loaded with features that make it a heavy duty running machine. In addition,it comes with motivation programs and a 10″ smart HD touch display.

There is no other treadmill in the industry that comes close to having all the add-ons that you will find on this model. It’s like getting the premium package on a luxury car.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Components

4.25 Continuous Duty HP Motor — The motor on the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill is built to handle serious runners and multiple users.  It also has the additional power needed for excessively heavy individuals.  This motor will run effortlessly at high speed and is relatively quiet.

22” x 60 Running Surface — Your typical treadbelt width is 20”.  An extra 2” may not seem a lot, but the extra width gives you a sense that you are less likely to run off the edge.

2950_comparisonAdjustable Running Surface — They refer to the deck on the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 as the “Runners Flex” cushioning, and it allows you to adjust the shock absorption on the treadmill from a soft landing to a more rigid impact.  This is provided in case runners  prefer a stiffer surface that simulates running outdoors and gives a solid push-off.

3” Rollers — It is beneficial to have large 3” rollers because they will allow the belt to rotate less and have more surface area to grip.  In general, larger rollers reduce wear on the belt, motor, and drive system components.

15% Incline and 3% Decline — Most treadmills allow you to incline between 12%-15%, which provides you with an intense cardio workout and allows you to target additional lower body muscles.  However, there are not too many treadmills that allow you to also decline the deck.  This is advantageous because it allows you to simulate running up and down hills, and target additional lower body muscles.

Warranty — The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill has the most generous coverage available on their running machines.  You get a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5-years parts / electronics and 2-years labor.  This suggests that NordicTrack is fairly confident about the durability of this treadmill.

Weight Limit – It should be noted that the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 has a suggested user weight limit of 400 lbs.  We find that rather high, and would reserve that limit to only the most heavy duty commercial treadmills.  We would place it more at around 300 lbs.

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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Entertainment and Interactive Features

10” Smart HD Browser Powered by Android — The full color browser gives you vivid feedback and also allows you to connect to the Internet as you workout.

iFit Live — iFit Live is not only designed to distract you as you workout, it will also motivate you in achieving your fitness goals.  To fully describe all the features would take several pages, so we will give you the reader’s digest version.

iFit Live allows your treadmill to communicate with the Internet through WiFi.  For an additional cost, you get a personalized account at so can access the following features…

  1. Customized Exercise Routines – You can define your fitness goals like training for race or losing weight and iFit Live will upload a workout routine designed by Jillian Michaels.  The workout covers several weeks and each is progressive.  After each workout, your stats are uploaded onto your account so you can track your progress.
  2. Google Maps – Through a partnership with Google, NordicTrack allows you to run the world.  With this program, you can trace a route on iFit Live using a version of Google Maps.  While you run, your NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill will simulate the terrain and display a street view of your route.  It’s just like running down your street but without the bad weather and heat!
  3. In addition, iFit Live has a video library of famous trails and oceanfront hikes.  Like Google Maps, the Commercial 2950 simulates the terrain as you watch your progress running through these landscapes.

Speakers and MP3 Input — Speakers on treadmills are fairly standard these days, however, NordicTrack equips their machines with some of the best sound systems.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill review

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 no longer comes with a 15″ HDTV. The model shown above is from 2015.

**15″ HDTV (NO LONGER AVAILABLE) – The 2015 model of the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 came with a 15″ HDTV attached to the front of the machine. Reps from the company told us that this feature is still available as an add-on for $900.  Honestly, you’d be better off just purchasing a separate large-screen TV and mounting it on your wall.  You might see this feature if you find a second-hand model of the Commercial 2950.

Our Review of the NordicTrack Commercial 2950

NordicTrack excels in offering running machines that are heavy duty, provide entertainment, and employ motivation programs so you can reach your goals.  If you review other models you will not find another treadmill that offers such a complete package.

If you are the type of individuals that does not need distraction or motivation as you run in place, then you might want to consider the stripped down Sole F85 for a couple hundred dollars less.  We prefer running outside in the sunshine but recognize that there are often going to be time, weather, or other restrictions that make treadmill workouts a better option. The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill does an excellent job of taking the boredom out of running in place.

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