NordicTrack Treadmill Desk For Working While You Workout

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk - 2017 Model with iFit Coach

Overview

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk, as the tagline aptly suggests, aims to combine work and workout. The machine allows you to break the monotony of a desk job by allowing you to stay physically active while working.

The Treadmill Desk offers a comfortable space for you to work, read books, or for any other desk-bound activity. It also allows you to walk, jog, or run at your own pace and offers all of the other benefits of a stand-alone treadmill.

Why Use a Desk Treadmill?

Many of us spend a lot of time tied to our workstations day in and day out. Very few of us realize the risks involved in sitting in front of the computer for hours on end. Studies show that sitting for extended periods of time can increase the risk of several diseases like colon cancer and heart disease.

A desk treadmill can help you avoid these problems by allowing you to walk while you work, killing two birds with one stone. Experts say that you are able to concentrate better when you are physically active. So, by walking at a slow pace while working, you can not only lower the risks of various health problems, but improve your productivity as well…a win-win.

Specifications

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Desktop : 40” x 18” height adjustable desktop with integrated LCD display

Speed : up to 6 mph (8 mph on Platinum)

Incline : up to 10% (Platinum only)

Motor : 2.6 or 3.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus

Belt : 20″ x 55" (18" x 60" Platinum)

Foldable Design : Yes

Cushioning System : Reflex cushion deck for superior impact reduction

Heart Rate Reading : CardioGrip sensors in handlebars for monitoring your heart rate during training

Maximum User Weight : 300 or 350 lbs.

Unit Dimensions : 74.9″ L x 45.3″ W x 43.8″ H (Platinum is larger)

iFit Compatibility : Yes, via Bluetooth

Warranty : Lifetime warranty for frame and motor, one year parts and labor

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk - Pros

Innovatively Designed Desk

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk features one of the most innovatively designed desks you will ever see.

The desk is quite spacious and offers plenty of space for your laptop, files, and notepads.

It is not directly attached to the deck, but supported by a welded steel frame separately. This is done to ensure that the desk surface remains stable even when the treadmill runs at high speeds. As a result, the vibration from the deck does not affect the desktop at all.

The desktop can be moved up and down at the touch of a button. Depending on your height, you can move the desk up or down and work comfortably.

The most impressive feature of the desk is that you can use it as a walking desktop as well as a sitting desktop. You can adjust the height of the desk and work while you walk at your own, comfortable pace. When you are done walking, you can fold up the deck, lower the desktop, pull up a chair, and use it like a normal workstation.

Can Be Used as a Stand-Alone Treadmill Too

Desk treadmills usually max out at 4 or 5 MPH in terms of speed and they do not offer incline training.

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk, on the other hand, has a powerful 2.6/3.0 CHP motor, can go up to 10 MPH, and inclines up to 10% on the Platinum version. It can withstand heavy training sessions and is good enough to be used as a stand-alone treadmill.

Impact-Reducing Cushioning

The machine features the unique Reflex cushioning system, found on traditional NordicTrack treadmills as well, which reduces impact greatly and offers a running track that is safe on your joints.

The deck is made of the same material that professional snowboards are made of. Every time you take a step, the deck flexes to reduce the impact to the extent possible. It is comfortable even for those with joint problems.

Easy to Use Control Panel

At the edge of the desktop is a control panel, which has an LCD display built right into it. The panel has start, stop, speed, and incline buttons that give you complete control of the machine. The display shows you the speed, distance, calories burned, incline, and time.

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Control Panel With iFit

iFit Coach Compatibility

A common feature in all of the newer NordicTrack treadmills, iFit Coach gives you access to a huge library of workout videos, personalized training programs, goal-based workouts, and the ability to replicate real-life runs using Google Maps.

Very Quiet

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk, despite having a powerful motor, is very quiet. You can focus on your work, read books, or make phone calls without having to put up with any noise in the background.

Safety Key

This is a feature you will really appreciate if you have children at home. The treadmill comes with a safety key and the unit is operational only when the key is in the control console. If the key is withdrawn, the machine can no longer be used by anyone.

Cons

Shorter Running Track

The 55″ track on the base model is sufficient if you are of average height or planning to use the machine only for walking.

If you are taller or if you plan to run, you might find it a tad short. If that is the case the NordicTrack Desk Platinum is a better choice.

Limited Warranty

Parts and labor are covered by only a one year warranty. While it is on par with most treadmills, we have come to expect more from NordicTrack and feel it could have been a little better.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk offers you the best of both worlds – a beautifully designed desktop for work and a powerful motor, cushioned deck, and all the other essential features for a superior workout. It is, without a doubt, one of the very best desk treadmills on the market today.

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