Available for just $999 during online sales, the NordicTrack C 990 is among the best treadmills under $1,000. It features a 3.0 CHP motor, a 20″ x 60″ running area, an iFit-enabled console, a 7″ touch screen with an Android browser, iPod compatibility, on/off track cushioning, and other appealing specs. That’s an impressive machine at a reasonable price. But is the NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill the best fit for your needs? Read on to find out.
|Speed||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline||0 - 12%|
|Deck||20" x 60"|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Heart Rate||Pulse Grips Wireless Chest Strap|
|Dimensions||78.3" x 35.75" x 56.4"
|Display||7" full color touch screen|
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
The C 990 is second most expensive machine in NordicTrack’s C Series (the brand’s most affordable treadmill collection). It’s loaded with features that normally aren’t found on economy-priced treadmills, making it quite temping for shoppers in this price range. This model wouldn’t be ideal for heavier runners but most other trainees (including not-so-light walkers) will be quite satisfied. Our main critique is that NordicTrack’s customer support tends to be lacking.
- Long track (20″ x 60″).
- Power incline (Maximum 12%).
- Customizable cushioning (On/off).
- Music friendly (iPod-compatible, 2-inch speakers).
- 32 built-in workout apps.
- iFit-enabled for unlimited workouts.
- Lifetime guarantee on frame, deck, and motor.
- 7″ full-color touch screen with Android browser.
- Tablet holder.
- SpaceSaver design (Foldable).
- If the computer malfunctions the treadmill is unusable.
- Although foldable, the C 990 has a large footprint when in use.
- If problems arise, they won’t necessarily be rectified quickly by NordicTrack’s disappointing customer service team.
- The tablet computer holder isn’t at eye level.
The NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill is sized and powered to support walking, jogging, and light running. It also has creature comforts such as a tablet computer shelf and iPod compatibility. This treadmill is best for runners weighing up to 200 pounds or walkers weighing up to 250 pounds. (The maximum weight capacity is higher, but treadmills don’t last long when pushed to their limits.) It has a 3.0 CHP motor and a 20″ x 60″ running surface.
Workout guidance is extensive. The C 990 has 32 built-in apps that are grouped by workout goal (e.g., weight loss or speed training). It’s also equipped with iFit technology for advanced data tracking and endless workout options. On-board entertainment support includes a web browser and an iPod-compatible sound system. You can also set your tablet computer on a shelf beneath the console. The C 990 has a great warranty package for a treadmill in this price bracket. An easy treadmill to recommend for walkers, joggers and runners shopping on a budget.
Keep fit with help from 32 built-in workout programs. The C 990’s programs were designed by a certified personal trainer and fall into four categories: calorie burn, heart rate control, interval training, and speed training. Each program can automatically adjust the treadmill’s speed and tilt the track by up to 12 percent.
For even more workout guidance, the NordicTrack C 990 is iFit-enabled. With an iFit membership you can access iFit’s unlimited workout library on your own tablet computer or smartphone. You can download a new and personalized routine every day, virtually race against Facebook friends, automate your data tracking, and design interactive Google Maps workouts. The Google Maps feature lets you set any real-life route and virtually experience it without leaving your treadmill. As the C 990 automatically adjusts incline to simulate the terrain, a streaming street view will be shown on the console screen or your mobile device.
Heart rate monitoring is supported as well. The C 990 Treadmill has built-in pulse grips and is compatible with chest straps for wireless monitoring (not included).
NordicTrack C 990 Features
Technology on NordicTrack treadmills is impressive. On the C 990, it ranges from an automated incline to features for digital entertainment.
-Listen to music by connecting your MP3 player. The treadmill has 2″ integrated speakers.
-Workout apps and exercise data are shown on a 7″ touch screen. Browse the Internet from the same display!
-An AutoBreeze workout fan keeps you comfortable. It can be set to automatically adjust according to your workout intensity.
-FlexSelect cushioning on the 20″ x 60″ track can be activated for joint support or turned off to approximate an outdoor track.
-OneTouch controls make it safe and convenient to alter the C 990’s speed and incline in the midst of a workout.
-To free up some floor space after workouts, you can easily fold the treadmill’s deck upward with SpaceSaver technology.
-The NordicTrack C 990 has a shelf for your tablet computer.
Warranty & Guarantee
The NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 year
NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all of their exercise equipment.
The C 990 is very impressive for a $999 treadmill. It’s n impressive option for people seeking the benefits of a NordicTrack on a budget. Even so, be sure to compare prices on the NordicTrack website before you buy. Occasionally NordicTrack treadmills with even better features and components are offered at lower prices. You certainly won’t be disappointed with this machine at this price, but it never hurts to check the sales and get an even better machine without depressing your accountant.