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NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Est. $1,500
Reviewed
November 2013
by ConsumerSearch
NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Best incline/decline treadmill

Pros
  • Adjusts to a 3-percent decline
  • Smooth, stable ride with great shock absorption
  • Touch-screen controls
  • iFit Live capable
Cons
  • Accelerates at high inclines

Bottom line

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 adjusts to a 3-percent decline, a feature that's practically unheard of in this price range. Reviewers call its ride sturdy and smooth, and one expert says the 1750 simply "out-specs the competition" with its many programs and features, including touch-screen controls and a built-in web browser.

Performance

Decline feature adds to its value. The reviewers at TreadmillDoctor.com usually aren't very enthusiastic about treadmills in this price range, but they give the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 generous scores for walking area, power, cushioning and warranty. Its 4.5-continuous-horsepower motor goes up to 12 mph, and Runner's World magazine calls its 3-degree decline feature "almost unbelievable at this price point." The spacious, 20-by-60-inch running belt accommodates users of almost all sizes, and several heavier owners praise its stability -- but the motor struggles to maintain even speeds at steep inclines.

Ease of use

"Out-specs the competition." Owners say assembling the Commercial 1750 is "not too hard." The touch screen is a huge hit with experts and consumers alike, although a few taller users complain the touch-screen display is hard to view at their angle. "The console's touch-and-go speed and incline keys are as user-friendly as it gets," write reviewers at Runner's World.

Runner's World and Fred Waters at Treadmill-Ratings-Reviews.com praise the Commercial 1750's iFit Live capability as one of its best features, which allows you to race against other iFit Live users or map out simulated race courses using Google Maps. The Commercial 1750 also comes with a three-speed console fan, 36 preset workouts and several goal workouts.

Durability

Experts love it. Owners don't comment much on the NordicTrack Commercial 1750's durability other than to say it has a "super-strong deck" and feels very stable. It receives "very good" marks for construction in one comparative expert review and draws high praise from the notoriously hard-to-please editors at TreadmillDoctor.com, who call it "one of the best $1,500 machines on the market." Fred Waters singles out the 3-inch rollers as an excellent feature that will reduce wear and tear on the motor, belt and bearings, writing that "you can expect it to be very stable, even running at fast speeds."

Customer service

Hard-to-beat warranty. The Commercial 1750 has an impressive warranty, especially considering its price range. It comes with lifetime coverage for the frame, motor and deck; five years of coverage for parts and electronics; and two years of coverage for labor.

Multiple owners praise NordicTrack's sales department for treating them well throughout the purchase process, but how warranty service handles issues afterward is usually more revealing. User feedback on this unit's warranty service is sparse, although when one consumer's treadmill arrived missing a few important parts, a NordicTrack representative helped her resolve the problem.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is one of dozens of treadmills tested in ConsumerReports.org's latest round of ratings. Each machine is evaluated using criteria such as ease of use, construction and ergonomics; they're also assigned comparative rankings that make it easy to compare any given treadmill's relative merits.

Review: Treadmills, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, As of November 2013

2. Runner's World

Runner's World uses their own testers to occasionally evaluate treadmills. Testing is thorough, but the resulting reviews are brief, although well-rounded.

Review: NordicTrack 1750, Editors of Runner's World magazine, Not Dated

3. Treadmill-Ratings- Reviews.com

Fred Waters, a former executive with Smooth Fitness, rates the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 a Best Buy in the $1,000 to $1,500 price range. Here he expands on his coverage of this treadmill's features, saying it "out-specs the competition" and its iFit Live feature is what really makes it stand out.

Review: NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill Review, Fred Waters, As of November 2013

4. TreadmillDoctor.com

The reviewers at TreadmillDoctor.com are often hard to please, but they show very little reserve in their praise for the NordicTrack Commercial 1750: "If you are a runner, consider this one!"

Review: NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill Review, Editors of TreadmillDoctor.com, As of November 2013

5. NordicTrack.com

About 23 owners post their opinions about the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 here, giving it an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. We're generally leery about user reviews on a manufacturer's website, but these offer occasional criticism alongside the high praise.

Review: Commercial 1750 Reviews, Contributors to NordicTrack.com, As of November 2013

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