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NordicTrack C 700 Review

Quick Summary

The NordicTrack C 700 is a low-priced treadmill for walkers.

Key points are its 2.75 CHP motor, 55″ track and 10 percent power ramp.

Perks include an iFit-enabled console, iPod compatibility and a secure holder for your tablet computer.

But does the low sale price of $799 signal a bargain or a warning?

Read about the C 700 Treadmill’s advantages and drawbacks with our honest review below. 

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack C700
Rating

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77.4%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$799
Best Price

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$799
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0 - 10 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

0 - 10%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

2.75 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

22" x 55"
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

FlexSelect Cushioning
Folding?

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Programs

Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

32
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

300 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

78.3" x 35.75" x 56"
Rollers: 1.9"
Display

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

Multi-Window LED Display
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: Lifetime
Motor: 25 Years
Parts: 1 Year
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 77.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 77.4/100. The C 700 Treadmill is a lower-level option in NordicTrack’s C Series, an entry level collection. This model has the track length and horsepower to support long walks but isn’t recommended for runners. Walkers will appreciate the 10 percent incline and integrated support for workouts and entertainment. We caution shoppers about this treadmill’s one-year parts warranty though. With such limited consumer protection, the C 700 isn’t necessarily a bargain despite its $799 online sale price.

Pros:

  • Power incline (Maximum 10%)
  • Customizable cushioning (On/off)
  • Music friendly (iPod-compatible, 2″ speakers)
  • 20 built-in workout apps
  • iFit-enabled
  • Tablet holder
  • SpaceSaver design (Foldable)

Cons:

  • Short warranty on parts (One year)
  • Lower quality motor
  • Lower quality track
  • Slow customer service

While the C 700 Treadmill has a lot to offer, its short warranty and NordicTrack’s reputation for substandard customer support are important drawbacks to consider. For a less risky buy we recommend moving up to NordicTrack’s C 990 or considering a more solid (yet less feature-rich) treadmill brand such as Sole.

Introduction

The NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill is best suited for power walking and occasional jogging. It has a 2.75 CHP motor and a 22″ x 55″ workout surface. The deck can automatically tilt by up to 10 percent for an added calorie boost and muscle toning. Twenty workouts are included and data are shown on a multi-window LED. Audio entertainment, iFit and the Internet can easily be integrated.

Workout Programs

Included with purchase are 20 workout programs. Designed by a pro trainer, these address four treadmill training goals: calorie burn, heart rate control, interval training and speed training. Each program can adjust the C 700 track speed and incline.

For expanded options the NordicTrack C 700 is iFit-enabled. With an iFit membership (sold separately) you can access iFit’s unlimited workout library on your own Bluetooth mobile device. Set your tablet computer or smartphone into the secure holder and enjoy iFit’s very personalized training. You can download a customized treadmill workout every day, choose from hundreds of video workouts or chart any route in Google Maps™. The Google Maps™ feature lets the C 700 Treadmill automatically adjust to simulate the landscape of your selected path while also showing a Google Street View.

Data feedback include speed, time, distance and calories. Heart rate monitoring is supported with grips on the handlebars.

NordicTrack C 700 Features

The NordicTrack C 700 walker’s treadmill has a 55″ x 22″ track. FlexSelect™ on/off cushioning gives the options of good joint protection or a firmer road-like surface. Workout apps and exercise data are shown on an LED monitor, plus a calorie burn meter runs across the top of the console.

Audio entertainment is supported with an iPod-compatible port and 2″ integrated speakers. The NordicTrack C 700 also has a shelf for your tablet computer.

An AutoBreeze workout fan helps keep you comfortable, automatically adjusting according to your workout intensity.

OneTouch handlebar-based controls make it safe and convenient to change the C 700’s speed and incline as you move.

To reclaim floor space after workouts, you can easily fold the treadmill’s deck vertically with SpaceSaver shock-assist technology.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: 25 years
– Parts: 1 year
– Labor: 1 year

NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all of their treadmills.

Conclusion

The C 700 Treadmill is low-priced and feature-rich. However, it doesn’t carry a long warranty and isn’t constructed for long-term durability. We encourage shoppers to check out the big benefits of spending just $200 more; several $999 treadmills such as the NordicTrack C 990 have earned our enthusiastic reviews.