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NordicTrack A2550 Pro Review

Quick Summary

The NordicTrack A2550 Pro features the latest craze to land on the exercise market — iFit.

iFit Live features expert advice from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, featuring challenging new workouts and nutrition advice — means to a healthier lifestyle.

The A2550 Pro also features a 2.5 CHP motor, 20″ x 55″ running surface, 16 pre-defined workout programs, pulse grips for heart rate and Comfort Shox cushioning.

The treadmill is also compatible with iPod/mp3 players and has built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.

Learn more by reading our full NordicTrack A2550 Pro treadmill review below…


Model NordicTrack A2550 Pro

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

0.1 - 12 mph

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%

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.

2.5 CHP

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).

20" x 55"

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.

Comfort Shox Cushioning

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


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

Max. Weight

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

350 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.

Dual-Grip Cardiogrip™ Heart Rate Monitor

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

74.50" x 37.75" x 67"
Folded: 68" x 43"
Weight: N/A
Rollers: N/A

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

LCD (2-Window)
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.


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).


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: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year (In-Home)

Rating: 73.7%

Our Rating

Rating: 73.7/100. Folding, 2.5 CHP motor, 20″ x 55″ deck, 350 lbs. max user weight, 16 workout programs, iFit Live compatible, iPod dock, Intermix Acoustics 2.0 built-in speakers, Grafixx hi-res LCD display, Comfort Shox Cushioning, Dual-Grip Heart Rate Monitor, SpaceSaver folding design, 1-Touch quick controls, accessory tray


  • Treadmill is compatible with iFit Live
  • Music friendly (mp3 dock, built-in speakers)
  • 16 pre-defined workout programs
  • Quick controls for speed and incline
  • Quickly fold treadmill with SpaceSaver
  • Comfort Shox cushioning on deck


  • Customer complaints about low volume speakers
  • Folds but not extremely compact
  • iFit wireless module sold separately


The NordicTrack A2550 Pro is a great value considering all the features you receive for under $800.

The smooth operation of the 2.5 CHP motor keeps the treadmill running on Comfort Shox cushioning, which absorbs more impact giving you a more comfortable stride and step.

The 20″ x 55″ running surface is adequate for most users as is the 1-touch speed and incline reaching 12 mph and 10 percent incline respectively.

Workout Programs

The NordicTrack A2550 Pro provides 16 pre-defined workout programs which automatically adjust speed and incline depending on the program.

The workout programs are divided into four different categories, each with four programs including: Performance Workouts, Distance Workouts, Weight-Loss Workouts and Timed Workouts.

If that is not enough, tap into the unlimited potential with iFit Live which allows you to virtually customize your own fitness program with automatic workout downloads, tips from celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels and even the ability to race your friends in 5k competitions via Facebook.

Additionally, users can track nutrition and activity, receive motivating text messages and email as well as download additional content on

NOTE: You’ll need to purchase the iFit wireless module, sold separately, in order to use iFit Live.

Treadmill Features

The NordicTrack A2550 Pro features patent SpaceSaver folding design making folding of the treadmill effortless after a workout.

Make sure that you get optimal results on the A2550 Pro treadmill with quick heart rate readings via the Dual-Grip Cardiogrip built in pulse grips.

Exercise data is displayed nicely on Grafixx hi-res LCD display in two separate windows. The display tracks your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned.

The NordicTrack A2550 Pro is compatible with iPod players and your tunes are played back on Intermix Acoustics 2.0 built-in speakers.

Quickly adjust speed and incline with 1-Touch quick controls or let the trainer do it for you via the pre-defined workout programs.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack A2550 Pro warranty is specified as:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts : 1 year
– Labor: 1 year (in-home)

Contact 1-877-993-7999 for service and 1-888-308-9616 for sales.


The NordicTrack A2550 Pro has an awful lot to like for the price paid.

NordicTrack is one of the more reputable exercise equipment manufactures and while the A2550 Pro is not their best treadmill, it is one of their best values.

Looking for a better option? Find out how it compares to the Top 5 Treadmills.

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