NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill Review
The new Commercial 1750 from NordicTrack improves upon what has been one of the most popular treadmills in the company’s lineup. With a strong motor, web-enabled touch screen, tons of workouts and a spacesaver design, it’s tough to find another machine with all of these capabilities and features for such a great price.
Let’s take a closer look at this exciting redesigned treadmill….
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Speed : up to 12 mph
Incline : up to 15%
Decline : up to -3%
Motor : 3.8 CHP DurX Commercial Pro motor
Belt : 22 x 60"
Cushioning system : Runners Flex adjustable deck cushioning
Folding options : SpaceSaver technology with EasyLift Assist
Unit dimensions : 72.25" L x 34" W x 61" H
Maximum user weight : 300 lbs/ 136 kg
Warranty : Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5-Year Parts & Electronics, 2-year Labor
Enhanced HD Display
The Commercial 1750 has a 7″ Smart HD web-enabled touchscreen with lots of space for workout feedback: incline, elapsed time, time left, approx. number of calories you’ve burned, calories you’re burning per hour, walked or run distance, number of climbed vertical feet, speed, a ¼ mile track, pace in min/ mile, current lap number, heart rate.
Adjustments are quick and easy to make with the touch of a button, which means more time for focusing on your workout and less on changing speed and incline.
There’s a featured tablet that was added to help you multitask, but if you’re keen on this gadget you’ll have to purchase separately.
Heart Rate Monitoring
Either use the handgrips to monitor your heart rate or the wireless chest strap for a completely effortless reading.
The chest strap is included in the price and it’s easy to attach but you do have to consider proper use. Insert the tab of the strap into the hole on the other end of the strap and place it as shown in the manual. It must always be worn underneath the clothes, tight against the skin with the logo right-side-up.
Tons of Workouts
A total of 38 workout apps are available and they range from Calorie to Heart Rate Control to Incline and Speed Workouts. The unit also features unlimited professional trainer designed iFit workouts that require an iFit Coach account.
To use an onboard workout, press Calorie, Incline, Speed button or the runner button on the screen. Select your workout. Screen then shows the name, duration, distance, approx. number of calories you’ll be burning and a profile of the incline settings. Touch Start.
To use a Set-A-Goal workout, touch the Set A Goal button on the screen or press the Set A Goal button on the console. To select a calorie, pace, time, distance goal, touch the appropriate buttons. Use Increase and Decrease buttons. Touch Start.
To use a Pulse workout that automatically controls speed and incline, put on the chest strap, insert the key into the console, select a Pulse workout, enter maximum heart rate and Start.
iFit Coach Technology
As we mentioned above, the Commercial 1750 comes with the latest version of the company’s popular program, now called iFit Coach. You can tap into a library of workouts, track and share your results with friends and choose a location anywhere in the world with Google maps and it’s as if you are working out there.
Power Incline and Decline
The Commercial 1750 gives you a generous 15 degrees of power incline to choose from, plus up to 3 degrees of decline. This allows you to target different muscle groups effectively, and changes up your workouts to give you a real challenge.
Foldable & Space Saving
The 1750 features SpaceSaver design with easy folding, so after your workout you can quickly and easily fold up the machine and store it away until the next session.
Other Great Features
The features are nearly endless on this one. On top of everything we mention above you also get a powerful motor, a generously sized deck with Runners Flex cushioning, adjustable tablet holder, TripleBreeze fans, integrated accessory tray and a very generous warranty to back it all up.
The new upgraded Commercial 1750 has a lot of people talking, and we find the buzz justifiable.
We’ve been keeping an eye on new releases to see who’s made a real effort to fit a motivated runner’s demands, and the 1750 seems to be fitting the bill.
There’s the impressive, endless workout catalog between the built in ones and those you can access via iFit Coach.
Taller joggers and runners will have no issue running on the large 22″ x 60″ belt, and neither will users who want to lose the extra weight. Workout space is a pretty big deal when it comes to treadmills…you’re already exerting lots of sweat and effort, the last thing you want is to limit yourself to a narrow belt. That’s no problem with the 1750.
Users who find motivation in setting goals, whether it is losing weight or training for marathons, can set goals such as pace, time, or number of calories.
Speed and incline adjustments are easy to make during your workout, which is one key pro. The bright console has a large display and a numeric keypad which make readings and adjustments easy, a feature we make most use of during high incline and speed workouts.
Cooling fans are a must for a treadmill built with high intensity in mind, which is why there are 3 fans ready for easy cooling. We honestly can’t stress enough how much we appreciate cooling off when the going gets tough on the running belt.
If entertainment is what gets you through workouts, there’s a sound system to play your favorite tunes. A nice bonus we use frequently. Of course you can surf the web, watch videos or go to your social pages on the internet-ready Smart HD touch screen.
There’s also an adjustable cushioning system that soaks up all shock on your joints, but if you’d rather feel as if you’re running on the road, simply turn off the extra cushioning.
The warranty package is more than satisfactory and the model has iFit Coach included, which is worth the price just for that.
There aren’t too many negatives when it comes to the new NordicTrack Commercial 1750. If we had to pick something it would be that you do have to pay a yearly membership for iFit Coach.
Last we checked, it was about $12 a month, but it is well worth it for all of the features it offers, which include the extra workouts, tracking, sharing, goal setting, Google maps and diet plans.
All in all, more serious runners may be more into the NordicTrack Commercial 2450, with a more powerful 4.0 CHP motor plus a 10″ touch screen, or the top-of-the-line 2950, with an even more powerful motor and adjustable uprights.
Yet if you’re not planning to run the Boston marathon, we enthusiastically recommend the new Commercial 1750, a $1,499 (on sale) advanced treadmill that is sure to please.