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NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Review

Quick Summary

Coming into the 2022 season with big improvements is the Commercial 2450 Treadmill from NordicTrack’s premium line of iFit-enabled machines. It falls between the Commercial 1750 and 2950, and all three are top values in their price classes.

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For most shoppers the Commercial 2450’s most eye-catching feature is a 22-inch HD touchscreen which tilts and pivots. This is a big step up from last year’s 14-inch model and is large enough to be comfortable, but not so large that it’s overbearing. That said, as with any home device, a television can always be incorporated into the mix. As someone who likes to workout in my own home gym, this is a big plus as I can use both the screen and television simultaneously. Other top features are a 3.6 CHP motor and a spacious track that tilts up/down to simulate terrain. The 2022 model features much faster and smoother incline and decline functioning with patented AutoAdjust Technology. A treadmill with -3% decline to 15% incline outside the club is tough to find at this price with these additional features. Read on for a full Commercial 2450 review.

Specifications

Model NordicTrack Commercial 2450
Rating

Our custom rating considers all of the treadmill's features, specs, warranties, and 100's of user & expert reviews, to save you time!

95.9%
List Price

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

$2,499
Best Price

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$2,299
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.

3.6 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.

CardioGrip™ Heart Rate Monitor w/ Polar® Wireless
Dimensions

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

81" x 39" x 59"
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.

22" HD 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
Parts: 2 Years
Electronics: 2 Years
Labor: 1 Years

Rating: 95.9%

 

Our Rating

Rating: 95.9/100. The Commercial 2450 Treadmill is among NordicTrack’s top-rated treadmills built for 2022. It lets you train with a club-quality motor and other premium essentials, but “extras” explain its popularity. NordicTrack is a top seller because of special features that enhance exercise like the iFit app and Google Maps workouts, new premium audio speakers, ActivePulse Technology which allows the treadmill to automatically adjust to your heart rate, and Bluetooth… and the Commercial 2450 shares some of the brand’s best technologies.

Here are pros and cons to consider.

Pros:

  • 22-inch HD touchscreen tilting and pivoting screen
  • iFit-enabled with a 30-day trial included with purchase
  • Large running surface (22-inch x 60-inch)
  • 3.6 continuous horsepower (CHP) motor
  • Folds easily and locks securely
  • 300 lb weight capacity
  • Bluetooth connection for devices as well as Bluetooth headphones
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%) with AI-controlled functions
  • Premium audio speakers with Bluetooth connection
  • Shelf for your mobile device
  • WhisperQuiet™ deck minimizes sound of running
  • Two choices for deck suspension (Soft or Road)
  • Safety key for auto shut-off
  • SpaceSaver design (Folding treadmill)

Cons:

  • Although foldable, too heavy to be considered portable
  • If problems arise, parts replacement might take weeks instead of days
  • Still unclear as to how many built-in programs (outside of iFit are installed)

Introduction

The new NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill has it all: cutting-edge electronics, advanced power and suspension, durability and quiet operation. Its best match is a high-energy household that will make use of the machine’s special features like iFit video workouts and power incline/decline.

 

Workout Programs

Commercial 2450 treadmills are enabled to download an unlimited variety of workout programs from iFit. They also have generous built-in workout menus as described below. This treadmill also allows up to five adult profiles which work across other NordicTrack equipment.

As an iFit member you can download a new workout program anytime. iFit treadmill workout programs have three formats: standard, interactive Google Maps, and interactive HD video.

For standard and Google Maps workouts, you can create your own routine or download programs created by others (the iFit team and other members). Math says the options are endless! As for the video workouts, you have hundreds of impressive choices. Technology truly makes training feel interactive, as if you were exercising alongside a dedicated coach.

And like a true personal trainer, the iFit app adapts to make customized suggestions about treadmill workout programs to try. It also offers lots of well-organized workout series with about 10 or 12 programs each. You can follow the video workouts of a celebrity personal trainer, or play a series of Google Maps workouts that have ever-increasing difficulty. The 2022 model now features ActivePulse Cardio Cruise Control which allows the treadmill to automatically adjust the incline and speed based on the user’s heart rate. This is a quantum leap from the old days when I can remember checking my pulse while jogging. Whether looking to cut weight or improve cardiovascular health, there’s no question that the iFit program combined with heart rate training is a win-win as it takes all the guesswork out.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Features

Starting from the top, for 2021 the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 has an attractive console with 22-inch HD touchscreen. The screen lets you access all of the bells and whistles that come along with iFit. Its most recent update includes the ability to connect Bluetooth headphones to the unit, which is a nice perk. It also has improved graphics drivers to ensure a crisp clear picture, as well as dual-band WiFi in order to maintain the strongest and most stable connection possible.

Alongside the screen, OneTouch controls make it convenient to alter the Commercial 2450’s speed and incline in the midst of a workout. The treadmill can reach up to 12 mph and has a slope range of -3 to 15 percent for incline training. To help you exercise in your target heart rate zone, the Commercial 2450 arrives with a chest strap for wireless heart rate monitoring. The machine also has grip pulse sensors.

Two 3″ workout fans, are positioned to cool your face and body. You can set the speed or let it adjust automatically to your workout pace.
The belt is two-ply for durability, and the workout surface is a bit roomier than most at 22 inches wide and 60 inches long. The belt is powered by a 3.6 CHP motor, which is plenty strong and destined to be long-lasting as well. The unit also features an integrated storage tray with five pockets.

Suspension in the Commercial Series is adjustable. Choose “Soft” to help cushion your joints, or choose “Road” for a firmer running surface.
A magnetic key can automatically shut off the treadmill in case the user slips during exercise.

Each machine in this series is a folding treadmill: To reveal floor space after workouts, the deck can be stored upright with help from hydraulic lift.
When unfolded the new Commercial 2450 measures 81″ x 39″ x 59″ and features a 300 lb weight limit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you use the NordicTrack 2450 without Internet?

Yes, the machine itself will work without Internet although the interactivity Compact units measuring 20.16″ x 16.93″ x 12.17″.

How heavy is the NordicTrack 2450?

The machine weighs 260 lbs.

Can you watch TV on the NordicTrack 2450?

The machine is equipped with a tablet holder which can be used to watch any type of programming desired. This model actually has an integrated 15″ HDTV in place of the tablet-holder so a number of options are available here. The actual screen itself is not designed to access programming other than its own, however there are ways to break through the firewall if one wants to research that.

Does NordicTrack work without iFit?

Yes, the NordicTrack machines do work in manual mode without apps such as iFit.

Warranty & Guarantee

New owners of NordicTrack Commercial treadmills receive very competitive standard warranties. The 2450 Treadmill warranty provides the following coverage:

– Frame: 10 years
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 years

NordicTrack also makes a 30-day money back guarantee and free threshold delivery.

Conclusion

The Commercial 2450 can help make almost anyone a treadmill enthusiast. The incline helps make it ideal for walkers focused on weight management or toning, and the commercial motor helps make it appropriate for runners. Everyone benefits from the high quality cushioning, program variety and on-board entertainment. Any cautions? Like a car, the Commercial 2450 Treadmill has different model years, and the latest 2022 update is certainly the best of the pack.

Training Tips for the NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Whether training for weight loss or general fitness, heart rate monitoring is a key tool. As a competitive bodybuilder who needs to cut bodyfat while maintaining muscle, elevating the heart rate via High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a go-to strategy. Numerous studies have affirmed the value HIIT in this goal and I see the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 as tailor-made for it. Built for iFit, I’d definitely recommend using the automatic trainer control to its full potential and let the machine make you work. With a -3% to 15% decline/incline range, even at slower running speeds you can hike the effort considerably in a 30-minute workout. One struggle we all have is the discipline of pushing through the burn of lactic acid when hiking up those steep inclines and maxing out our effort. As this is critical to HIIT, which combines short bursts of high intensity with periods of slower movement, letting the machine go into the positions will take the mental element off the table and force you to hit your goals. When buying a treadmill as loaded with features as this, don’t settle for simply walking or jogging. Use it to the max.

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 14-inch HD Touchscreen with improved processing and dual-band WiFi compatibility.
  • iFit is now also available as a mobile app for your smartphone or television.
  • The new Quiet Drive Incline Tech drivers on the 2450 are smoother and quieter than ever.
  • Bluetooth upgrade to include headphones.
  • Improved connectivity with faster dual 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi and updated Android 9 OS.
  • Better interactive training with enhanced automatic trainer control so iFit trainers can adjust the speed and incline from remote.

New for 2022 (November 2021 release)

  • Updated 22-inch HD Touchscreen with tilt and pivot function.
  • Faster incline/decline response matched with automatic trainer control.
  • New ActivePulse Technology for heart rate training with AI-control.
  • Premium audio speakers.
  • Lower step-up height.

6 Comments

  • Khalfan September 18, 2019 at 1:08 am
    Can anyone tells what is the maximum time I can use it without stop? like 2 Hours nonstop ? please advice. thanks,
  • GINA COOPER September 4, 2019 at 7:11 am from Iowa
    My treadmill (2450) will not function or run. I tried resetting it but it will not work. 2 yrs old. Any suggestions
  • Jeff Hampel April 10, 2019 at 9:53 pm
    Can the display be used to show your progress around a simulated running track like most treadmills can?
    • Courtney Grafton April 18, 2019 at 10:13 am
      Hi Jeff, yes this machine displays your progress at the bottom of the screen while working out. You also have the option to save your workouts through the ifit coach app built into the system.
  • Lisabeth Cahill April 3, 2019 at 7:06 pm
    It says above that you can surf the web on the 10” screen. Is that correct?
    • Courtney Grafton April 5, 2019 at 8:03 am
      Hi Lisabeth, the screen runs through the web for google maps and the application but you can not use it for regular web searching. I hope this helps answer your question!

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