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How to Find the Right NordicTrack Treadmill

NordicTrack's seven treadmill models offer incredible durability, extreme inclines and great value. Here's how to find the one that's best for you.

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NordicTrack has made a name for itself in every corner of the fitness world. If you walk into a top-tier professional gym, chances are high you’ll spot a NordicTrack treadmill designed for commercial use and if you venture into a home gym, you may very well see one of NordicTrack’s treadmill models among other equipment.

What is NordicTrack?

NordicTrack got its start making ski training equipment in 1975, but it wasn’t long before the company applied the fitness knowledge and mechanical engineering prowess of its two founders, Ed and Florence Pauls, to other kinds of exercise equipment. NordicTrack expanded its line of products to exercise bikes, rowing machines, ellipticals and treadmills. The first motorized NordicTrack treadmill debuted in the early 1990s. Today, NordicTrack is the top-selling treadmill brand in the world.

The company consistently disrupts the fitness equipment market with specialty treadmills, like a line of high-incline treadmills. These can achieve a -6% decline and all the way up to a 40% incline, making them an excellent choice for people who want to take their incline training to the next level.

What kinds of treadmills does NordicTrack make?

NordicTrack designs and manufactures treadmills of all types for walkers and runners. The brand’s options range from entry-level treadmills, which are simpler and more affordable, to top-of-the-line machines, which are built for the kind of performance and responsiveness that professional athletes need to push and condition their bodies.

Here’s a quick rundown of the different types of treadmills that NordicTrack produces.

NordicTrack commercial series treadmills

What are commercial series treadmills?

Commercial series treadmills are designed for use in gyms, where they take a beating every day. Because commercial series treadmills are expected to see such heavy traffic, they’re made to be durable and offer a range of workout settings that appeal to beginners and marathon trainers alike. Unlike a budget-friendly treadmill designed for a home gym, the commercial series treadmills are constructed with a high-grade steel frame, which gives it a higher weight capacity. These treadmills cost more than ones meant for home use, but should last through many grueling cardio sessions. And since commercial series treadmills are generally more durable and constructed from better quality materials than home-grade treadmills, they also tend to require servicing less frequently.

These NordicTrack commercial series treadmills come with a 10-year frame warranty, a 2-year parts warranty and a 1-year labor warranty. They also operate on reliable, customized Android OS software (like the other treadmills on this list). If you have the budget, these treadmills are well suited for high-intensity interval training (HIIT), incline training, and other demanding exercise regimens.

What commercial series treadmills are available from NordicTrack?

There are two treadmills in NordicTrack’s Commercial Series — the 2450 and the 1750.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 ($2,499)

The NordicTrack Commercial 2450’s running deck can decline down to -3% and incline up to 15%, so you get more range than most other comparable treadmills. The incline adjustment is controlled by a 3.6 continuous-duty horsepower rating (CHP) motor, which is very responsive and makes adjustments quickly. It has a 22” x 60” tread belt. The machine features a 22-inch HD touchscreen pivotable monitor, to follow along with the brand’s proprietary iFit workouts. The 2450 comes with a 30-day iFIT family membership, giving you your pick of live or on-demand workouts, including ones that incorporate Google Maps technology for stunning scenery. (Once the free 30-day subscription expires, your iFIT family membership will auto renew for $39 a month, plus tax.) Users can even add on a $100 iFIT heart monitor to track heart rate, and the treadmill will automatically adjust its speed and incline so that your heart rate stays in a specified range.

Buy the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill, $2,499

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 ($1,899)

In many ways, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a slightly condensed and lighter version of the 2450. Its screen is smaller at 14 inches, but it boasts the same automatic incline that works to help you keep up with your live or on-demand workout sessions, with no adjustment needed on your part. Its tread belt measures 22 inches in width and 60 inches in length, ensuring you have plenty of room to run at various upward and downward gradients, and its deck sits lower to the ground than previous versions of the 1750 for easy access (it’s the same height as its sister model, the 2450). Also, as far as commercial series treadmills go when it comes to noise, the 1750’s 3.5 CHP motor is impressively quiet; reviewers often note that the 1750’s motor is among the quietest on the commercial treadmill market.

Buy the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill, $1,899

NordicTrack incline series treadmills

What are incline series treadmills?

Where commercial series treadmills are designed to withstand constant use and deliver responsive performance, incline series treadmills (also known as incline trainers) are designed to help runners train for the varied gradients they’ll encounter during a race. They’re also great at helping you burn more calories in a shorter span of time—running on an incline is more taxing than running on a flat surface. Incline treadmills require a sturdy frame, a high-quality belt, and a powerful motor to move the belt to greater inclines quickly— which is especially true if you plan on some serious incline training. If you’re someone looking to get in a nice daily stroll or plan to never train for anything above a straightforward 5K race, then an incline series treadmill is likely overkill. But if you’re an athlete or you have some lofty fitness aspirations, a good incline series treadmill will keep you on course to setting personal bests time and time again.

What incline series treadmills are available from NordicTrack?

NordicTrack pioneered the incline series treadmill with its first incline model in 2009. Its incline treadmills offer the greatest range of decline and incline available on the market. And the ones listed here come with a 10-year frame warranty, a 2-year parts warranty and a 1-year labor warranty.

NordicTrack Commercial X32i Treadmill ($3,999)

The NordicTrack Commercial X32i incline treadmill dips to a low -6% decline and an astounding 40% incline. It comes with a 30-day iFIT family membership (after that period, it’ll auto renew for $39 per month), and live personal trainers can adjust your incline as well as speed (up to 12 mph) if you choose. (You can override the automatic incline adjustments at any time.) The 32-inch HD touchscreen almost makes you feel like you’re in the same space as the trainers or running in whatever worldwide destination you’ve set as your backdrop. The tread belt is 22 inches wide and 65 inches long. This extra length is nice to have for the extreme ranges of the deck’s decline and incline, when you may find yourself farther up or back on the running surface. The X32i’s 4.25 CHP motor is also very strong, and nearly silent at high speeds.

Buy the NordicTrack Commercial X32i Treadmill, $3,999

NordicTrack Commercial X22i ($3,999)

The NordicTrack Commercial X22i is the newest model in this line. It features a 22-inch HD touchscreen monitor that can pivot and tilt to where you need it, so you can take advantage of a variety of non-treadmill workouts available in the included 30-day iFIT family membership. It can hit a -5% decline and a 40% incline, and it features a low deck height so you can step right off when you’re done. While the 3.6 CHP motor is not quite as strong as the one you’ll find in the X32i, it’s still responsive enough to transition quickly between incline settings during fast-paced workouts. Upgrades from the x32i include faster incline and decline response time, better audio speakers, and a lower step-up height (at its lowest position, the x22i’s step-up height is 12 inches, compared to the x32i’s 15). The tread belt is 22 inches wide and 60 inches long—a tad bit shorter than the X32i. If you purchase the iFIT heart rate monitor, then you can take advantage of the treadmill’s ability to auto adjust your incline and speed to keep your heart rate within a targeted range. The X22i also features Wi-Fi connectivity and supports Bluetooth devices. While the x22i is the newer machine, the x23i is stronger and more capable—it’s likely a better choice for most people.

Buy the NordicTrack Commercial X22i ($3,999)

NordicTrack EXP Series Treadmills

What are EXP series treadmills?

The EXP series treadmills are NordicTrack’s line of more budget-friendly, streamlined treadmills for people who want a solid workout but aren’t necessarily professional athletes, trainers or marathon runners. These treadmills don’t have the extra bells and whistles that the professional athletes and fitness enthusiasts sometimes want, but they’re still well-constructed treadmills that give anyone looking to get in shape a great run for their money.

What EXP series treadmills are available from NordicTrack?

These treadmills sport features like lower-impact cushioning on the running deck and a 30-day iFIT family membership ($39 after that time period) that gives you and your family members up to five profiles that can be used to customize workout experiences.

NordicTrack EXP 14i Treadmill ($1,899)

The NordicTrack EXP 14i features an incline range of -3% to 12%, which is good at this price point. This range combined with its 12-mph max speed, provides the performance needed for a whole slew of iFIT workouts that run the gamut from entry-level running to serious training. It sports a 14-inch HD touchscreen monitor and, like the other NordicTrack treadmills, it supports real-time trainer controls that give them the ability to adjust your incline and speed. The running deck and tread belt are cushioned yet designed to mimic the experience of running on the road. And if space in your home gym is a bit of an issue, or if your living room is your home gym, the NordicTrack EXP 14i is foldable. Simply lift the lightweight deck and lock it into place against the console.

Buy the NordicTrack EXP 14i Treadmill, $1,899

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill ($1,599)

If you don’t mind viewing your iFIT workouts on a slightly smaller screen than the one you’ll find on the NordicTrack EXP 14i, the NordicTrack EXP 10i features a 10-inch HD touchscreen monitor. However, it still contains much of the same technology otherwise, like its one-touch controls for adjusting incline, decline, and speed. Its incline ranges from -3% to 12% and the treadmill can reach a top speed of 12 mph. The belt measures 20 inches wide by 60 inches long; special cushioning and dampers protect your joints. The 3.5 CHP motor is designed to reduce vibration during adjustments and is self-cooling to reduce heat output. The NordicTrack EXP 10i also features Bluetooth audio for headphone compatibility, a workout fan, and two digitally amplified speakers, both measuring two inches in size. And when you’re finished with your run, the NordicTrack EXP 10i deck lifts with ease for storage.

Buy the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill, $1,599

NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill ($1,099)

The NordicTrack EXP 7i does a great job of streamlining key design features and functionality without making compromises where they matter most. It delivers theinteractive iFIT functionality within a space-saving, easy-to-fold frame. Its incline ranges from 0 to 12% with no negative decline control,but it can still reach a top speed of 12 mph, putting it on par with the other treadmills in this guide. The 7-inch HD touchscreen monitor is just big enough to display your heart rate monitoring and other vital stats, and you’ll still get a solid view of your live trainers. The tread belt is a respectable 20 inches wide and 60 inches long, and its 3.0 CHP motor is very responsive to your adjustments. And thanks to its solid construction, it has a 300-pound weight capacity. It comes with plenty of nice entertainment features too, such as its 2-inch digitally amplified speakers, Bluetooth audio connectivity and an integrated tray that can serve as a cup holder for your water bottle. There’s also plenty of space to serve as a tablet holder, so you can prop up a tablet and watch your favorite Netflix shows.

Buy the NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill, $1,099

What is iFIT?

iFIT is a subscription-based workout service that offers its members hundreds of live and on-demand exercise sessions, all taught or guided by certified iFIT coaches. Subscribers can interact with trainers during live studio classes, exercise in scenic locations (like rowing the Great Lakes or jogging in Patagonia) and even take classes designed to improve their mental well-being, such as yoga. And while iFIT isn’t necessary to get the full functionality of these treadmills, it goes a long way toward helping you achieve your fitness goals. The NordicTrack treadmills we listed in this article all come with a 30-day family subscription to iFIT.

How much does iFIT cost?

Once the free 30-day subscription expires, your iFIT family membership will auto renew for $39 a month, plus tax. If you only need one profile versus the five you get with the family membership, you can choose to renew with an $15 a month individual iFIT membership instead (plus tax). Aside from giving you a single profile, the individual membership offers the exact same access to the full iFIT on-demand workout library and live classes as the family membership.

What’s included in the family membership of iFIT?

This iFIT membership gives you full access to the entire iFIT library of on-demand workout programs and lets you attend livestreamed studio classes. The family subscription supports up to five customizable profiles, so members of your family can set their own workout preferences, select which classes to attend, and track their own health goals. You can access the workouts through the iFIT app when you’re away from your treadmill, too.

NordicTrack Warranty and return policy

Along with the 10-year frame warranty, a 2-year parts warranty, and a 1-year labor warranty, all the treadmills we listed here come with a 30-day return policy.

NordicTrack FAQs

Why do some NordicTrack treadmills cost so much more than others?

A treadmill’s pricing is driven by several different factors, including construction (an all-steel frame versus a combination frame of lesser metals and plastics), performance (range of incline, motor power and responsiveness), and modern features such as Bluetooth connectivity, a touchscreen monitor, Wi-Fi compatibility, etc.

What are the benefits of owning a treadmill?

A treadmill lets you get in your daily walk or run regardless of the weather outside. And with a NordicTrack iFIT subscription, you can get access to live studio classes without making the trek to the gym. Additionally, a treadmill gives you complete control at all times of your incline and eliminates surprises you may encounter on your outdoor run (potholes, traffic, etc.).

Does NordicTrack offer a military discount?

NordicTrack doesn’t currently offer a military discount.

How long does it take for a NordicTrack treadmill to arrive at my house?

Typically, NordicTrack processes your order in about one to three business days. After that, shipping takes about seven to ten days. You can also track your order’s progress anytime on NordicTrack’s website.

Does NordicTrack offer free shipping?

NordicTrack does offer free shipping for many of its treadmills. Here’s a list of the models from this article that include free shipping:

Prices are accurate and items in stock at time of publishing.