The Commercial 1750 treadmill with touchscreen and interactive training through iFit Coach is one of the highest-rated treadmills by NordicTrack. Frequently on sale, it’s an excellent buy for shoppers with budgets under $2,000.
The 1750 is entry-level for NordicTrack’s Commercial Series; more advanced models in the Series like the 2450 and 2950 have a few additional bonuses such as superior motors and bigger touchscreens. However, those premium features come with a premium price tag. The popular 1750 will satisfy most runners and offers especially great value for walkers and joggers.
The treadmill is equipped with iFit Coach, which allows users to keep their workouts exciting through virtual runs across the globe from the comfort of their home. The impressive price point, display, and foldable storage option makes this machine a strong choice for casual runners. A sharp design and thick running belt are merely the first impressive features that you’ll notice when considering this machine.
NordicTrack has launched their 2021 update to the treadmill with a host of improvements. It now has faster graphics processing and improved dual-band WiFi connectivity to improve streaming quality of live and on-demand workouts. They have also expanded the treadmill’s Bluetooth capabilities, allowing users to pair their Bluetooth headphones to the treadmill in order to listen along to interactive training sessions. The incline drivers have been upgrades as well, and run much more quietly than they have in the past. The 1-year iFit membership that comes with the treadmill is now a family membership that allows for multiple users.
|Speed||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline||-3 - 15%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Belt||Runner's Flex Cushioning|
|Max. Weight||300 lbs|
|Heart Rate||EKG Grip Pulse and wireless heart rate monitoring capability|
|Dimensions||78.8" x 39.2" x 63"|
Weight: 315 lbs
|Display||10" HD Color Touch Screen|
|Warranty||Frame: 10 Years|
Motor: 2 Years
Parts: 2 Years
Electronics: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Pros & Cons
- Large running surface (22-inch x 60-inch)
- SpaceSaver frame that is foldable and has wheels
- 3.75 CHP motor
- Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
- 10-inch HD touchscreen
- 50 built-in workout apps
- iFit Coach enabled for unlimited workouts
- Bluetooth for heart rate monitoring and audio
- On/off cushioning
- WhisperQuiet deck
- While this machine might be foldable, it’s not particularly portable with a weight of 315 lbs
- If problems arise, manufacturer support may be slow due to the large customer base
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is ranked a top-rated folding treadmill every year. Its strengths span from a WhisperQuiet deck to a feature-rich console with a 10” smart HD touchscreen and Bluetooth compatible speakers. Also built with power incline/decline, the Commercial 1750 is one of the best treadmills for iFit Coach workouts with simulated outdoor routes.
The Commercial 1750 includes the iFit Coach App with Google Street View which provides users with a huge range of exercise options every day. Virtual trainers will even educate trainees about the location they are running through during the workout. iFit does require a monthly subscription to unlock its full features. For those who aren’t interested in paying this after their 1-year iFit membership that’s included with the 1750 runs out, the machine’s 50 on-board workouts will do the trick. Users can select their preset workouts based on calorie burn, interval training, heart rate monitoring, and more.
The workouts are great to use with the 1750’s incline and decline which ranges from -3 to +15, allowing trainees to build muscle and become stronger runners/walkers. The incline and decline will automatically adjust to the terrain during workouts to more accurately represent the location they virtually move through. An impressive feature to help runners forget they are on a stationary machine!
The belt is slightly wider than the industry standard treadmill, measuring 22 inches x 60 inches and also thicker for added comfort and to keep things quiet. There’s also a flex cushioning option that can reduce impact on joints by up to 30%. Here, runners can turn off the cushioning to replicate the feel of running on asphalt, an important feature for runners with previous injuries or joint pain, as well as those training for a road race or looking for varying terrain feels.
As for convenience, the Commercial 1750 is foldable with EasyLift™ Assist technology, allowing users to tuck the machine away for storage when not in use. It’s an important and underrated feature for owners with smaller living spaces. That said, the treadmill can still hold up to 300lbs, which is quite strong for a foldable model.
This cardio trainer is entry-level in its series, yet powerful enough for runners and durable enough for shared use. Performance specs include a high quality 3.75 CHP motor, power incline/decline, and deck suspension with two firmness settings.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 includes dozens of built-in workout routines along with unlimited iFit Coach programs available to download. Both types of workout programs direct the treadmill’s speed and slope to help you reach specific goals like “burn 200 calories” or “run three miles”.
The 50 built-in programs were designed by certified personal trainers. Choose from four categories: interval training, speed training, calorie burn, and heart rate control to take the guesswork out of exercise. Add your phone or tablet computer for onboard entertainment or music and time will fly by!
Even more exciting are the iFit Coach workouts, since they let users virtually tour the world. Experience a new destination every time you train, or repeat a favorite, and try to outperform your old stats. You can train solo along Google Maps routes or work with celebrity coaches like Jillian Michaels.
iFit sorts treadmill programs by difficulty level, making it easy to find the right challenge for your needs. The app also makes exercise recommendations based on your recent activity and fitness goals.
Fitness App Compatibility
On a treadmill already fitted with an integrated screen and iFit streaming, there’s no need to start looking at workout apps that focus on training instruction of any sorts. That said, if you’re looking for more in-depth training metrics to complement your fitness journey, we have some options for you. At top of mind, the Strava App has become a go-to for cardio enthusiasts of all sorts. Runners and cyclists alike will use the app for tracking rides and runs. This app is especially helpful if you also enjoy running outdoors (weather permitting), both because you can compile all of your workouts in one place, and because the community aspect of the app will help outdoor runners find new and challenging routes that have been shared by other users.
In a similar vein, Google Fit—the simple fitness tracking software that’s compatible with countless Android smartwatches—could also prove useful to you. Use it to track your cardio and other workouts (yoga, strength, HIIT, and others), and maintain an easy-to-digest record of your progress. While both Strava and Google Fit are free, Strava does gatekeep some of its “premium functionality” for paid subscribers.
The workout surface is oversized at 22-inch x 60-inch, so there’s plenty of room to take full strides. The tread belt is high quality, two-ply, and resistant to stretching. Its maximum speed is 12 mph, and the incline range is -3 to 15 percent. What’s more, commercial-grade Runners Flex™ Cushioning facilitates much less impact to your joints compared with an outdoor track. This feature helps users train for longer and with less chance of injury. It can also be deactivated to help prepare for outdoor competition.
The 1750 also includes patented Space-Saver technology. With the help of hydraulics, the deck gently lifts to save floor space after workouts and when unlocked it drops softly back to the floor.
The physical features of this treadmill include a 10” smart HD touchscreen, Bluetooth compatible speakers, a set of AutoBreeze™ workout fans, and an integrated tray for storage of personal items such as your phone, keys and water bottles. There are two options for monitoring your heart rate on this machine: via touch sensors located at the bottom of the display or with a wireless chest strap and Bluetooth compatible heart rate system (although a chest strap is not included with purchase). Heart rate monitoring allows users to more accurately track their progress and challenge their cardiovascular abilities. Bluetooth on the 1750 treadmill is used to either pair your headphones to listen to the iFit programming, to connect your smartphone/tablet to play music, or to connect the aforementioned Bluetooth heart rate monitor (either from NordicTrack, or third-party devices from brands including Polar, Garmin, Wahoo, and a number of WHOOP products).
Warranty & Guarantee
The Commercial Series treadmill warranty includes:
– Frame: 10 years
– Motor: 2 years
– Parts & Electronics: 2 years
– Labor: 1 year
Additionally the manufacturer provides a 30-day money back guarantee.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a reliable, high-quality treadmill that will more than satisfy users. While this machine is not directed at beginners, it caters to a wide range of runners and walkers. Users can follow the workout programs or manually adjust their speed and incline while building their stamina. This treadmill will help users tone, tighten, and burn calories with exciting options. Experienced runners will find challenges in experiencing new terrains in different areas of the world.
It’s an ideal machine for a family full of users at various skill levels. The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is an elite machine that will aid any user in reaching their personal fitness goals. It’s an easy machine to recommend and love.
What’s Changed For This Year
Each year a few models get upgrades. Larger screens, stronger motors, or better tech are common. Occasionally you will see two treadmills with the same name on the manufacturers site, which is confusing enough for us treadmill experts, let alone a new consumer. Below is a quick breakdown of what is new on the latest version of this treadmill.
New for 2021 (November 2020 release)
- Updated HD Touchscreen: Improved processing and dual-band WiFi compatibility will ensure a more seamless video experience when following along to live or streaming workout classes.
- New Mobile App: iFit is now also available as a mobile app for your smartphone.
- Quiet Drive Incline Tech: The incline drivers on the 1750 are smoother and quieter than ever, and allow for more precise control during instructor-led classes. Quieter is always better, especially when you need to follow guidance/instruction.
- Bluetooth Upgrade: Previously you could use Bluetooth to pair your phone to your treadmill, allowing you to listen to your own playlists while working out. Now, you can pair your Bluetooth headphones to your treadmill, so that you can listen to your instructor without disturbing the whole house.
- Expanded iFit Offer: In previous years, these treadmills would come with an individual 1-year iFit membership, but for 2021 these memberships have been upgraded to family memberships—perfect for households with multiple runners.