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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Review

Quick Summary

The new Commercial 2950 Treadmill with 22” video display is NordicTrack’s top commercial treadmill model for 2017. The high-def widescreen has touch technology, streams motivating Google Maps workouts from iFit Coach Plus, and is web-enabled with an Android browser. NordicTrack’s biggest treadmill screen is combined with a SpaceSaver folding frame, an extra-wide workout belt, a high capacity motor, and power incline/decline to simulate diverse outdoor routes. Get the details from our full 2950 review below.

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack Commercial 2950
Rating

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93.5%
List Price

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

$3,499
Best Price

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$2,299
Speed

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

0 - 12 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).

-3 - 15%
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.

4.25 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 60"
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.

Runner's Flex 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.

40
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.

CardioGrip™ Heart Rate Monitor w/ Polar® Wireless
Dimensions

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

82" x 36" x 62"
Rollers: 2.5"
Display

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

10" Web-Enabled Touch Screen
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: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 93.5%

Our Rating

Rating: 93.5/100. Tour the world from your home treadmill! Motivation is easy to find with vivid 22” views on the new Commercial 2950 from NordicTrack. From the advanced deck to the enticing console, the 2950 is built to support your success for any treadmill workout goals: strengthening the heart, burning calories, building speed or toning the body. This model is now the most elite option from NordicTrack for 2017.

Some key specs besides the extra-wide screen are an extra-roomy workout surface (22” wide x 60” long); readiness for iFit Coach Plus with scenic Google Maps routes; power incline and decline to replicate terrain; 40 preloaded workout programs; a quiet and powerful 4.5 CHP motor; and an Android web browser to use with the 22” screen.

Compared with cheaper treadmills from the same collection, the new NordicTrack Commercial 2950 stands out primarily for its large touchscreen and heavy-duty motor. It’s also the only model with power-adjustable console height, a feature that might be the deciding point in a home with treadmill enthusiasts of very different heights. Here are lists of pros and cons to consider.

Pros:

  • 22″ HD touchscreen with web browser
  • Power-adjustable console height
  • 4.25 CHP DurX motor
  • Spacious training surface (22″ x 60″)
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
  • 40 workout apps
  • iFit Coach Plus ready for adaptive personal training
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Runners Flex cushioning (On/off)
  • WhisperQuiet™ deck
  • iPod-compatible (Port and 3″ speakers)
  • Tablet holder with adjustable angle
  • SpaceSaver frame (Foldable)
  • Three workout fans
  • Five-year warranty on parts and electronics

Cons:

  • Assembly isn’t quick; maybe plan to spend extra for pro assembly service
  • Customer service is sometimes slow to fix damaged machines
  • iFit Coach Plus costs extra

Introduction

NordicTrack’s leading treadmill, the Commercial 2950 with high-def 22” display, is especially versatile to fit family members of very different heights and with varied workout preferences; anyone up to 300 pounds can comfortably walk or run for weight loss, speed training and more. As described below, this unit shows off the brand’s premium electronics and mechanical components. The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 has an excellent warranty package that includes five years of parts/electronics replacement and two years of labor.

Workout Programs

The new Commercial 2950 Treadmill for 2017 is built especially for two sources of workout programs: Forty workout apps are built into the machine, and the 22” screen is also ready for use with an iFit Coach Plus subscription (WiFi required). Each subscription can be used by up to four members for integrated health and fitness coaching.

First, the 40 preloaded exercise programs were all designed by a certified personal trainer. They fall into four groups: calorie burn, interval training, speed training and heart rate control. (Heart rate control workouts respond to your pulse to help keep you exercising within a predetermined heart rate zone.) Whatever your skill level or desired workout intensity, the NordicTrack 2950 makes it easy to quickly start training.

Second, iFit Coach Plus brings literally infinite program possibilities. Every day you’ll receive a choice of three workout programs. Designed by a team of pros, and integrating Google Maps routes, the programs are effective, scenic and motivating! As landscape changes with a Google Maps Street View on your 22” screen, the Commercial 2950 track will tilt to replicate the outdoor challenge. And because iFit Coach Plus is adaptive, it can never be outgrown.

Additionally with iFit membership you can make our own Google Maps exercise programs anytime, and you’ll have access to an ever-growing library of high-definition video workouts for use on and off the treadmill. Further benefits of iFit Coach Plus range from recipe tips to sleep time advice.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Features

The most obvious feature of the new Commercial 2950 for 2017 is the 22-inch touchscreen. The screen supports high-definition video for your workouts, plus it has an Android browser.

The 2950 also has a media rack for docking your own tablet computer. The shelf has adjustable angle so you’ll get a perfect view. iPod integration is easy too with a jack and 3” speakers.

The whole console has adjustable height so it’s suitable for family members of very different heights. Just press a button to set the right height for the viewing screen, cooling fans and accessory tray.

Ready for runners, the treadmill has a roomy 22” x 60” workout surface and supports sprinting at up to 12 mph. Runner’s Flex deck cushioning can be activated to bring about 30% improvement in joint protection, or it can be deactivated for a more road-like workout surface. WhisperQuiet technology helps absorb the sound of your footfall to help make the treadmill home-friendly.

Three fans are provided for climate control, and these are often considered the best in the home treadmill industry. NordicTrack uses AutoBreeze fans, which can automatically adjust to your workout intensity. You can also set fan speed manually to get just the right breeze.

To help you make the most of your living space, treadmills in the NordicTrack Commercial Series can easily be folded after a workout.

NordicTrack ships the 2950 Treadmill with a wearable iFit wrist device to help you count daily steps, track calorie consumption and manage your fitness in many other ways.

Warranty & Guarantee

The factory-direct NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill warranty package includes the following coverage:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 years

NordicTrack also gives a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

The new Commercial 2950 with 22” screen and iFit Coach Plus is NordicTrack’s most advanced treadmill in terms of physical performance and electronics. With adjustable height and a spacious yet foldable workout surface, it’s a good fit for just about any trainee and workout space. Buying this model you’ll pay for nonessential features, but if it suits your budget you’ll unlikely have regrets. The five-year warranty on parts and electronics is a competitive deal when the 2950 is on sale for just over $2K.