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You want a treadmill that rivals the ones you’d use at the gym, nixes the need for a trainer, doesn’t take up a ton of space, and won’t completely drain your bank account. No big ask, right?
Haha, well, it kind of is — unless you’re talking about the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. This commercial-grade treadmill is powerful, durable, and totally feature-packed, so it’s a great option for both serious runners and regular walkers.
Before anything else, let’s real quick see if this thing will actually fit in your space and run down all the offerings.
- Dimensions: 81.25 L x 39.25 W x 62.75 H inches (in.)
- Weight: 339 pounds (lbs.)
- Belt size: 22 x 60 in.
- Max speed: 12 mph
- Max incline: -3 to 15%
- User capacity: 300 lbs.
- Workouts included?: 1-year iFit family membership included with purchase gives you access to live trainer-led workouts (including the ability to text your trainers in real time) plus Automatic Trainer Control.
- Console/software deets: 10-in. smart HD touch screen, improved HD graphics, two digitally amplified speakers, Bluetooth connectivity
- Other features: dual AutoBreeze workout fans, Runners Flex cushioning (buh-bye, achy knees!), integrated storage tray
The most important aspect of the 1750 is that it’s a commercial-grade treadmill. In other words, it’s the kind of ’mill a gym would buy — so you know it’s gonna hold up to serious use.
That’s thanks in part to the 3.75 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor, which can go long and hard without making a ton of noise or giving you a weird, bumpy ride. It’s all smooth, baby.
This is true even when you crank the speed way, way up — up to 12 miles per hour, to be specific. If you can sustain that kind of pace long-term, amazing! The 1750 can totally handle it. But it’s also ideal for going all-out with sprints or HIIT workouts. Seriously, this ’mill can push you hard, but you don’t have to worry about pushing it.
Also a big deal: The -3 to 15% incline range lets you run up and down hills, more closely mimicking the feel of outdoor running (minus the potential for bad weather). Plus, the spacious 22 x 60-in. belt gives you loads of room for long strides, even if you’re tall. If you wanna do all your marathon training on the 1750, it’s possible to adequately prepare.
More goodness? Even though the 1750 is a generously sized treadmill that’s not the most ideal for small spaces, you can fold it up in about 10 seconds, thanks to the patented EasyLift Assist feature. Maybe not something you’d necessarily do if you’re using the treadmill every day, but it’s def nice to have the option, right?
All sounds cool so far. But what about the tech specs?
The 1750 comes with a 10-in. smart HD touch screen with improved HD graphics, two digitally amplified speakers, and Bluetooth connectivity. You can use that to stream trainer-led workouts from the iFit fitness platform (more on those a little later). Or, if you just feel like watching TV, you can prop your phone or tablet on the console.
Speaking of touch screens, it’s mostly just the touch screen size that separates the 1750 from NordicTrack’s fancier and more expensive commercial models, the 2450 and the 2950. We see that as a good thing. You’re basically getting the same ultrapowerful treadmill, with the only diff being that your trainer looks a little smaller on the screen.
Buying the 1750 means you get access to the iFit streaming workout platform. Your purchase includes a 1-year family membership, after which you’ll be charged the automatic annual renewal rate of $396. (If you want, you can cancel after a year and use the treadmill’s manual settings.)
You can opt to stream live or prerecorded indoor or outdoor workouts, all led by pro personal trainers.
The live workouts have a leaderboard, so you can see how you stack up to your fellow exercisers and maybe feel motivated to bust your ass just a little harder. And it’s not just running workouts. Your iFit membership gives you access to all the platform’s workouts, including strength training and yoga and mindfulness.
OK, but even a super-fun, super-motivating virtual personal trainer won’t get you going like a trainer IRL, you might say. NordicTrack thought of that and came up with the Automatic Trainer Control feature.
This gives your trainer the ability to change up your treadmill speed and incline and basically keep you accountable. (But you can turn the feature off if you don’t want to be robo-controlled.) You can also text your trainer any time with workout Qs, so it’s pretty much the equivalent of having a trainer with you 24/7.
The 1750 clocks in at $1,799, and financing options as low as $72/month are available. So while it’s not exactly cheap, for all the goodness you’re getting, it’s a pretty sweet price. Shipping is free, and the purchase comes with your 1-year iFit membership.
The customer policies are pretty good too:
- Treadmills ship out within 1 to 3 business days unless otherwise noted on the product page. Delivery is 10 to 14 days after placing your order.
- White Glove assembly is usually available, but this service is on hold because of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll have to assemble the ’mill yourself for now, but the brand provides assembly instructions. The whole process should take 60 to 90 minutes, they say.
- Treadmills can be returned for up to 30 days. You’ll pay $250 to cover return shipping.
- Treadmills come with a 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty.
You could call the 1750 a high end treadmill with a not-exactly-high-end price. With all the features of a commercial treadmill, it’s definitely the kind of machine that can stand up to serious running.
But even if you’re more the walking or interval workout type, this is a treadmill that’s worth the investment if you exercise regularly. And no matter what your fitness level, the iFit platform makes working out pretty fun.
If you thrive on external motivation and accountability and like to change up your runs, the 1750 is definitely a good option.