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NordicTrack C 970 Pro Review

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Quick Summary

Discount priced at $999 (MSRP $1999), the NordicTrack C 970 Pro is among the best treadmills under $1000.

Highlights include a 3.25 CHP motor, a spacious running area, 32 preset workouts and an iFit-enabled console.

Is it the best option for your home gym? Read on for our full review of the NordicTrack C 970 Pro with pros, cons and all the important specs.

Our Rating

Rating: 80.1/100. The C 970 Pro is a member of NordicTrack’s most affordable home treadmill collection. Even so, it isn’t light on features. Highlights include a long track, a powerful motor, ample built-in workout programs and potentially limitless workout variety via iFit. Also on board are iFit-compatible speakers and a secure holder for your tablet computer. Here are pro and con lists of its qualities.


  • Long track (20″ x 60”)
  • Top speed 12 mph
  • Automated incline (Maximum 15%)
  • Customizable FlexSelect cushioning (On/off)
  • Music friendly (iPod-compatible jack, 2” speakers)
  • 32 built-in workout apps
  • 7″ backlit display
  • iFit-enabled for unlimited workouts (Viewable on your own mobile device)
  • Grip heart rate monitor
  • Tablet computer holder at eye level
  • Two workout fans
  • Accessory tray
  • Lifetime guarantee on frame, deck and motor
  • SpaceSaver design (Foldable)


  • No wireless heart rate monitoring
  • Is foldable but has a large footprint when in use (83” x 35.5”)
  • Slow customer service from NordicTrack is mentioned in many customer reviews


A best buy treadmill at $999, the NordicTrack C 970 Pro Treadmill is sized and powered to support power walkers and serious runners. It also has creature comforts ranging from large workout fans to a tablet computer holder and iPod compatibility. A big selling point is its iFit-enabled console. With an iFit membership you can download an unlimited number of treadmill workouts. Progress can be shown on the 7” console screen, but iFit is best viewed in full color and with high definition video — so the C 970 Pro is designed to work with your tablet computer or mobile phone.

This treadmill has a 3.25 CHP motor and a 20″ x 60” running surface. These traits help make it a good fit for walkers and runners of almost any height and weight.

The NordicTrack C 970 Pro has a fantastic parts warranty for a $999 treadmill: Customers get three years of free parts replacement. Overall this fitness machine is highly recommended for most walkers, joggers and runners seeking feature-rich treadmills under $1000.

Workout Programs

Once upon a time, treadmills were limited to manual mode. Today NordicTrack treadmills stand out for offering plenty of preset workout routines. Additionally the C 970 Pro Treadmill is iFit-enabled. With an iFit membership literally infinite workout routines are made available!

Included with purchase of this treadmill are 32 workout programs. These were expertly designed by a certified personal trainer and fall into four categories: calorie burn, heart rate control, interval training and speed training. Each program can adjust the treadmill track’s speed and incline.

And now, the infinity variety! With an iFit membership ($99/year) you can access unlimited workout programs. Three main workout types are available. 1) With iFit you can download a personalized treadmill workout every day. 2) You can access high definition video workouts featuring celebrity personal trainers. 3) You can design and download an unlimited number of Google Maps workouts. Google Maps workouts simulate training along real-life routes. As the NordicTrack C 970 Pro adjusts its incline to simulate real topography, a streaming Google Street View is shown on your computer or smartphone.

Treadmill Features

NordicTrack engineers integrate impressive tech to enhance your treadmill workouts…

Get motivated by your favorite tunes. The C 970 Pro treadmill has an iPod-compatible port and 2” speakers.

The NordicTrack C 970 Pro also has a shelf for your tablet computer. Use it to view iFit at its best or access other apps for entertainment and multitasking.

Two large AutoBreeze fans help keep you comfortable. These can be manually adjusted or set to automatically adjust to your workout intensity.

FlexSelect™ cushioning on the treadmill track can be activated for joint support or disabled to approximate street training.

To free up your floor space after treadmill workouts, you can fold the treadmill’s deck upward.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack C 970 Pro 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 treadmills and other cardio trainers.


With many pros and just a few potential drawbacks, the NordicTrack C 970 Pro Treadmill is a best buy under $1000. It’s a great treadmill for the money and perfect for a entry to mid-level user.


  • Lirdes November 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm from Fl
    Looking for a fitbit
    • FitRated December 9, 2020 at 3:44 pm
      Hi Lirdes, you can check out our Fitbit reviews here:

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