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NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Review

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Meet the champ! The Commercial 2950 is NordicTrack’s premium treadmill for any workout intensity. Optimized for iFit Coach treadmill workouts, the 2950 has a 22” high-def touchscreen and a track with power incline to mimic outdoor routes. High-end performance features include a 4.25 CHP motor, a high top speed, and Runner’s Flex cushioning. Durable and high-performing, this machine is ready to handle a full household’s exercise needs.


Model NordicTrack Commercial 2950

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0 - 12 mph

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%

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.

4.25 CHP

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"

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

Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.


Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

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

72.25" x 34" x 72"
Rollers: 2.5"

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

10" Web-Enabled 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.


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).


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: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 96.8%

Pros & Cons


  • 22″ HD touchscreen
  • 40 built-in workout programs.
  • iFit Coach enabled for unlimited workout program downloads.
  • Spacious exercise surface (22″ x 60″).
  • Power incline and decline (-3% to +15%).
  • 4.25 CHP DurX motor.
  • Top speed 12 mph.
  • Runners Flex suspension (Soft and firm settings).
  • WhisperQuiet deck.
  • Wireless heart rate transmitter.
  • Bluetooth audio connection and 3” speakers.
  • Three fans with adjustable speed.
  • SpaceSaver frame (Folding treadmill).
  • Five-year warranty on parts and electronics.


  • Assembly isn’t quick or east, so plan to spend extra for pro assembly service.
  • Customer service is sometimes slow to send replacement parts.

Full Review

Tour the world from your iFit Coach treadmill! Motivation is easy to find with 22” widescreen views on the NordicTrack Commercial 2950. From its advanced deck to the enticing console, the new 2950 is built to support diverse treadmill workout goals like managing weight, toning your body, building speed and endurance, and improving cardiovascular health. This model is NordicTrack’s top-of-the-line treadmill for 2019.

When you first meet the NordicTrack 2950, you will be wowed by its appearance. Its flat screen is wonderfully wide and has HD resolution. Each day an iFit treadmill home screen shows new workout previews. Snapshots show destinations ranging from tropical coastal paths to snowy mountain peaks. Users can always count on scenic ready-to-go choices that keep them interested in home exercise.

Once you get to know the 2950 Treadmill, you will appreciate so much more than the supersized display and iFit Coach. High-quality performance features include a powerful 4.25 CHP motor and an extra-roomy workout surface for runners, power incline/decline to kick up calorie burn for walkers, and a WhisperQuiet deck to minimize the volume of your footfall.


Workout programs control a treadmill’s speed and incline. Most home treadmills have diverse preset programs, and the best treadmills let you save personalized programs too. With NordicTrack’s 2950 you get exceptional variety:

  • Unlimited programs are available with iFit Coach membership.
  • Forty workout routines are built into the console.

iFit Coach brings literally infinite program possibilities. The app makes customized workout suggestions too. Choosing a program is easy and the coaching stays relevant even as your fitness goals and activities advance. iFit Coach offers workouts in three formats: Google Maps, interactive video and classic.

1. Google Maps: iFit Coach lets you treadmill train with Google Street View. Stroll through your own hometown online, and explore routes around the world. Walk or run to experience distant coastlines, mountain paths, small towns, urban streets, national parks, and more! As the landscape view changes on your 22” screen, the Commercial 2950 track will tilt to replicate the terrain.
The 2950’s touchscreen makes it easy to set a new virtual training path. Just tap a starting point and end point on the world map. iFit Coach also lets you choose from a workout menu that organizes scenic routes by speed, distance, and elevation. You can try a new workout anytime and go anywhere.

2. Interactive Video: Similar to iFit Coach Google Maps workouts, iFit Coach interactive videos have scenic views that adjust to your workout pace. They are filmed in high-def resolution and each was created with a world-class personal trainer. The trainer occasionally appears on screen to share training tips or motivation. In some videos, they offer optional cross training (the personal trainer prompts you to dismount from the treadmill occasionally for light weightlifting or other exercises).

3. Classic Personal Training: With iFit Coach you can make an unlimited number of traditional personal training programs by simply drawing lines for speed and incline. These programs are similar to the 40 routines that are built into the treadmill, but they match your specific goals for calorie burn, speed, and elevation.

The 40 built-in exercise programs on the Commercial 2950 were designed by a certified personal trainer. Each program is optimized for one of four treadmill workout goals: calorie burn, interval training, speed training, and heart rate control.


The standout feature of the new Commercial 2950 Treadmill is the 22” touchscreen (have we mentioned this touchscreen yet?!). This screen supports high-def images for your workouts. The 2950 also has a ledge to support your own tablet computer or smartphone during workouts, if you’d prefer.

NordicTrack Commercial treadmills also have Bluetooth for connecting with your smartphone. A set of 3” speakers is built into the 2950 console.

Ready for runners, the 2950 Treadmill has a roomy 22” x 60” workout surface and supports sprinting at up to 12 mph. Its Runner’s Flex deck cushioning can be activated to bring about 30% improvement in joint protection or deactivated for a more road-like workout surface.

WhisperQuiet deck technology helps absorb the sound of your footfall to help make the treadmill home-friendly.

Three AutoBreeze fans are provided for climate control. These fans are often considered the best in the home treadmill industry as they can automatically adjust to match your workout intensity. You can also set fan speed manually. Other amenities include water bottle holders and storage trays.

For safety, a magnetic auto-stop key is included. The key can stop the track if you slip or step away from the machine while it’s running.

To help make the most of your living space, treadmills in the NordicTrack Commercial Series can easily be folded after a workout.

Warranty & Guarantee

The factory-direct NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill warranty package includes the following coverage:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 years

NordicTrack also gives a 30-day money back guarantee.


The new Commercial 2950 with 22” screen and iFit Coach is NordicTrack’s most advanced treadmill in terms of mechanics and electronics. With high speed and a spacious yet foldable frame, it’s a good fit for just about any trainee and home workout area. Buying this model means paying a premium for nonessential features like the widescreen display. If it suits your budget you won’t regret it. However, cost conscious shoppers should look elsewhere for a machine that provides a similar workout experience without all of the expensive bells and whistles. The five-year warranty on parts and electronics helps make the 2950 a competitive value. An excellent machine for home gym enthusiasts who value high end electronics and for whom cost is not an issue.

Rating: 96.8/100


  • Brian Houck May 10, 2019 at 6:13 pm from Chicago
    This treadmill is an expensive hunk of garbage .... The overall construction doesn't warrant the price, specifically the motor hood is flimsy and was damaged on delivery and there are other pieces that don't install flush and are flimsy. They did send a replacement part, that I apparently need to figure out how to install myself. The biggest issue is that iFit doesn't work. We have had the machine for two weeks and nothing but trouble. I got in one successful workout out of 14 attempts where the machine didn't restart itself, freeze, or the video stopped playing. Three long calls with support, multiple factory resets, and backends system changes and still the same results. I have spend 35 minutes working out on the machine and over 2 hours trying to fix it. Clearly the software was not ready for market, clearly adequate testing was not complete prior to shipping the machine. On the one positive note, the help desk has improved greatly and has been very responsive
    • Courtney Grafton May 13, 2019 at 11:04 am
      Hi Brian, were you able to get in touch with customer service? Is the overall machine working now? Have you tried troubleshooting the machine from the manual?
  • Terri Wynn March 25, 2019 at 1:59 pm from Chesterfield, Mo
    Worst purchase I’ve ever made. This unit has caught fire twice. Now after replacing the entire console, unit started smoking this morning. When I called in, I was told to turn unit on so that tech could see the smoke. Seriously! Nordic track obviously aware of problem as the 2950 is no longer in their lineup. Tech came back on line without further questions to say they’re shipping replacement fan parts and console, unfortunately it will be 6-8 weeks or more before parts are available. Nordic track needs to replace the unit!
    • Courtney Grafton March 25, 2019 at 3:09 pm
      Hi Terri. We are so sorry to hear about your experience with your machine so far. Have you been able to contact a representative about replacing the entire unit? We hope they are able to resolve this issue for you in a timely manner and apologize for the inconveniences you've been experiencing.
  • Duncan Stuart March 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm
    This review is highly misleading. I just received a NordicTrack Commercial 2950. There is no web connectivity. There is no browser capability and there is no way to access entertainment on the web. All you can do is connect with iFit. This is a major disappointment, and I don't know why anyone would want a big 22" HD screen if there is no significant use for it. Where did the reviewer get the information that this machine had web connectivity and browser capability.? I check with NordicTrack and they confirm it doesn't have this capability.
    • Courtney Grafton March 14, 2019 at 10:36 am
      Hi Duncan. We are sorry to hear your disappointment with this machine. Most of the treadmills on the market with a screen only provide use for the iFit coach app. I took a look into this for you and it appears that it is only used for the iFit coach app however I would verify with NordicTrack directly if there is an alternative mode to access web browsing instead. You can contact them at 1-888-308-9616. I will make note of this and update our system accordingly. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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    • Amy Tokic March 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm
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