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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Review

Quick Summary

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 leads NordicTrack’s premium treadmill series.

Enhanced for 2016, this top model now has a 10″ web-enabled touch screen, power-adjustable console height and a WhisperQuiet™ deck.

Will it meet your needs? See our pros and cons in the full Commercial 2950 Treadmill review below. The Commercial 2950 has a 4.25 CHP motor, a 22″ x 60″ running area with incline/decline, an iFit-enabled console, a 10″ full-color touch screen with web browser, and other great specs.

Learn more by reading our detailed treadmill review.

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack Commercial 2950
Rating

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88.8%
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: 88.8%

Our Rating

Rating: 88.8/100. The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is top-of-the-line in a nicely crafted series of home treadmills. It has a commercial steel frame and high quality components such as large track rollers and a thick tread belt. It’s loaded with extras for workout guidance, data tracking and entertainment. This treadmill is a SpaceSaver too, which helps make it a practical option for just about any home. Here are the many pros and a few cons to consider.

Pros:

  • Large running surface (22″ x 60″)
  • Adjustable console height
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
  • WhisperQuiet™ deck
  • Customizable cushioning (On/off)
  • iPod-compatible (Port and 3″ speakers)
  • 40 workout apps
  • iFit-enabled for unlimited interactive training
  • 10″ full-color touch screen with Android browser
  • Tablet holder with adjustable angle
  • SpaceSaver design (Foldable)
  • Generous warranty

Cons:

  • Although foldable, too heavy to be portable
  • If problems arise, parts replacement might take long
  • Difficult to assemble (Worth paying extra for assembly)

This treadmill would make a nice addition to just about any home gym. Note however that a similar option, the NordicTrack Commercial 2450, costs less. The main advantage of the treadmill in this review is its adjustable console height. If you’re around 5’3″ or taller, maybe choose the Commercial 2450 with fixed console height instead.

Introduction

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill leads an impressive collection designed for durability and engaging workouts. It has the track size and horsepower to accommodate taller and heavier trainees, plus it’s the only NordicTrack treadmill with a power-adjustable console height to fit shorter users. Ample options for workout guidance can help people of all ability levels with weight loss, speed training and endurance.

Key specs are a sturdy steel frame, a 4.25 CHP motor and a 22″ x 60” running surface with automated incline/decline. Bonus features include an iPod-compatible port and music speakers, a tablet holder with adjustable angle, and a 10″ web-enabled touch screen.

New on the 2016 model is NordicTrack’s WhisperQuiet™ deck. This special deck muffles the sound of each step, making the Commercial 2950 a thoughtful choice for shared living spaces.
The Commercial 2950 has an excellent warranty package (see below) and is an especially good value at the web price of $2,299.

Workout Programs

Keep fit with a choice of 40 preloaded treadmill workout programs. Designed by a certified personal trainer, these fall into four popular categories: calorie burn, heart rate control, interval training and speed training. The heart rate programs can be controlled with a wireless chest strap (included).

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill is also iFit-enabled. While older NordicTrack treadmills require a special iFit monitor, this unit lets your own tablet computer function as an iFit control center. With an iFit membership you can download a new customized workout every day, virtually train with celebrity personal trainers, get unlimited interactive Google Maps workouts and more.

For both the standard and iFit workouts, the Commercial 2950 can automatically adjust its incline and decline to simulate landscapes.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Features

Technology on this treadmill is impressive. Besides having a power incline/decline it’s equipped with electronics for interesting workouts and entertainment: Enjoy immersive Google Maps™ workouts with iFit, blast your music through the treadmill’s 3″ speakers, and browse the web with the Commercial 2950’s high definition touch screen monitor. The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 also features an adjustable-angle rack for your tablet computer.

Three workout fans are on board to help keep you comfortable. These AutoBreeze units smartly adjust to your workout pace.

Runner’s Flex cushioning on the roomy 22″ x 60″ track offers noticeable joint protection, but you can turn it off too for a better simulation of outdoor training.

OneTouch controls make it easy to adjust speed and incline during workouts. The Commercial 2950 can reach up to 12 mph and has an incline range of -3 to +15 percent.

To reveal floor space after workouts, the treadmill deck can easily be folded upward with SpaceSaver technology.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill warranty includes:

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

NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee on the Commercial 2950 and other treadmills.

Conclusion

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill is well-built and ready to train adults of almost any size. Not everyone needs a treadmill with adjustable console height, but the adjustability is certainly appreciated by shorter trainees. Loaded with fun features and a powerful motor, the Commercial 2950 can be a very smart buy for at-home fitness.