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NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Review

Quick Summary

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk gives a clever nod to a traditional office with its wood grain laminate finish; not the usual steel look of a typical treadmill. It’s created for a light to moderate workout with a max speed of 6 MPH. It boasts a very spacious desktop that is adjustable to accommodate different heights and can be used while walking on the treadmill and then used as a normal sitting or standing desk when the deck is folded up. There is an integrated LCD display screen to view your speed, distance and calories burned as well as a grip heart rate monitor on the handlebars. The offerings are basic but are all that’s needed for the level of activity this treadmill is created for. It is also iFit-enabled, which lets someone who wants more workout programs have that option if they’re willing to pay for the subscription to iFit.

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack Treadmill Desk
Rating

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85.4%
List Price

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

$999
Best Price

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$999
Speed

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

0-6 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).

0 - 10%
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.

2.6 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).

18" x 55"
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.

Cushioned Deck
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.

0
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

350 lb
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 Heart Rate Monitor
Dimensions

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

74.9” x 45.3” x 43.8”
Display

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

3-Window Display
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: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 2 year
Labor: 1 year

Rating: 85.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 85.4/100. The purpose of this treadmill desk is less for providing you with a major cardio workout option than for getting your body moving as you do other work, so that you are not sedentary for long periods of time. In fact, it is not for any type of serious exercise routine, so it cannot be rated based on the same criteria used for a treadmill made for serious runners. Instead, we must review it from a different point of view – does it get the user moving and is it comfortable to use while you work?

There are no pre-loaded programs that come with the treadmill. You are simply able to see your speed, distance and calories burned as well as monitor your heart rate on the integrated LCD display. Should you want to put your work aside and have a somewhat more strenuous cardio workout, you can thanks to the maximum speed of 6MPH. If you want to add some variety to a walk or jog, the treadmill does come enabled with iFit, though the membership is an additional cost.  It is a good-looking machine with the wood grain laminate giving it a sort of “office” look. The desk height is adjustable to accommodate different users. The motor runs quietly, which is important if you’re using it while you work or conduct calls or virtual meetings. The track is on the shorter side at 55″ but is good enough for walking. The grip heart rate monitor helps to keep you in your target heart rate zone, but a wireless option would be preferable. The USB charging station is a thoughtful addition. What makes this treadmill desk exceptional is the SpaceSaver® Design. The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk can fold up to maximize your floor space and, while folded up, the desk can be used as a normal sitting or standing desk, depending on how you adjust the height.

Pros:

  • Stylish with a woodgrain laminate and steel finish
  • Quiet motor 2.6 CHP
  • Track: 18” x 55” is a good size for walking and working
  • Large work surface/desk – 40” x 18”
  • Adjustable Desk – accommodates differents heights
  • EKG Grip pulse heart rate monitor
  • Integrated LCD desktop display built into the desk, to monitor the basics and control speed.
  • iFit-enabled
  • USB charging station
  • Space saver design – it folds up to work as a standing desk, a great way to accommodate for limited space.

Cons:

  • Short warranty on parts and labor (1 year)
  • iFit subscription sold separately

Introduction

Studies have shown that sitting for extended hours at a desk is unhealthy and puts us at risk for a myriad of ailments, so it’s important to get up and walk around. For anyone who has trouble making time to get active, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is the solution – you can work and walk at the same time. It’s quiet, smooth and comfortable, with an adaptable, spacious desktop.

Workout Programs

There are no pre-loaded programs that come with the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk. However, it comes iFit membership-ready, giving you the option to add a bit more pizzazz to cardio training through personalized workouts and more. iFit is a monthly subscription offer that works through your laptop or smartphone and is sold separately.

NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Features

Adjustable standing/spacesaver: The option to convert a treadmill from a treadmill desk to a sitting or standing desk is a key benefit for this treadmill, this also works as a space-saving function.

Desktop Display: Integrated in the console, the display offers the simple monitoring of speed, distance, calories burned and heart rate.

Work Surface: The work surface (40” x 18”) is spacious and sturdy.

USB Charging station:  Built into the console, the USB connection conveniently charges your devices. You never have to worry about your smartphone dying.

NordicTrack iFit Membership Ready: With an iFit subscription through your computer or smartphone (sold separately) you will have access to various programs and guided workouts.

Track/Belt: The track is 18”x 55”, which is a good size for walking.

Quiet Work Zone: The motor on the NordicTrack Desk Treadmill runs quietly, with a 2.6 CHP, 2.5” rollers.  This is especially important for those conference calls.

Warranty: Nordic Track offers a 30 days money-back guarantee with the purchase of its products.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk  warranty includes:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 1 year

– Labor: 1 year

NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee.

Conclusion

When you know better you do better, or so the saying goes. Now that we know sitting for hours at your desk can cause different health problems, it feels good to also know that the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk offers a simple solution, allowing us to work and walk simultaneously. The combination of the sturdy and height-adaptable desk, the convenient extras like the USB charging station and all the necessary functions geared for a light to moderate workout make this a useful and worthwhile investment.

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