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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Review

Quick Summary

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 around $1,800.

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. 

Rating: 98/100

 

 

Specifications

Model NordicTrack
Commercial 1750
Rating

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98%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,299
Best Price

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$1,579
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.

3.75 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.

50
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.

EKG Grip Pulse and wireless heart rate monitoring capability
Dimensions

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

78.8" x 39.2" x 63"
Weight: 315 lbs
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" HD Color 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: 10 Years
Motor: 2 Years
Parts: 2 Years
Electronics: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Year

Rating: 98%

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Large running surface (22″ x 60″)
  • SpaceSaver frame that is foldable and has wheels
  • 3.75 CHP motor
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%)
  • 10” 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

Cons:

  • 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

Introduction

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 x 60” 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. 

Workout Programs

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.

Features

The workout surface is oversized at 22″ x 60″, 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. The display also has Bluetooth for users to connect their different apps or FitBits.

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.

Conclusion

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.

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Rating: 98/100

3 Comments

  • MK October 11, 2019 at 9:29 pm from Vermont
    The first problem with the 2950 is the massive display. For shorter runners, like me, I'm really having to get close to the screen to reach the far corners, where the little tiny icons are located. It's awkward and interrupts my stride. Similarly, when leaning a tablet against the screen, it prevents you from reaching many of the little buttons on the bottom middle of the screen, though they aren't intuitive icons anyway. I wish they'd added the ability to lower the whole console or remove the giant screen- it's very enclosing, and the fan is intended to reach people who are about 6' tall and above- it just blows over my head. It's a treadmill that is meant for runners with low self efficacy and it's really not a good match for those of us who know how to train and want to do so with minimal fuss. It's all flash and no better than the less expensive models- does anyone actually use these billions of included workouts? I don't know anyone who does. Best for people new to exercise and needing pre-recorded videos or set workouts to get going.
  • Kw May 30, 2019 at 1:54 pm from East TN
    The 2019 does not have a tablet holder I have seen reviews and a video on you tube talking about a tablet holder. So just wanted to let you know there is no available tablet holder for the 2019 model. There is nothing in the manual about it or how to order one nordictrack may have it available in the future. It does have a place for one to be mounted. Anyway just wanted let other people know so they won’t be disappointed as I was.
    • Krissy Selda June 5, 2019 at 11:36 am
      Hi KW, in the new 2019 model, the ledge created by the fan unit below the display acts as a tablet holder. It's no longer an additional bracket, but it is still designed to safely hold a tablet. The new design makes the machine more sleek, however when using the tablet holder, it will block the built-in display. The idea is that if you're using the iFit programs for training, you won't need your tablet, whereas if you're just running, then you won't need the iFit programs. Hope that helps!

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