NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill Review

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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

How long will the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 last?

The actual mechanics of the Commercial 1750 are of upstanding quality and should last you many worry-free years with proper daily care. With that said, the increase in programming that accompanies the bells and whistles of compatibility software can be a cause for concern. Like always, we caution treadmill users to keep in mind that NordicTrack specialises in fitness equipment, not computer software. Still, the Commercial 1750 should hold up well with a heavy jogger or light-moderate runner.

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Overall Quality

NordicTrack brought the Commercial 1750 back with an updated design and additions to the model to improve upon its reliability and performance. This machine is an exceptional option for users who are not interested in extreme programs but are simply looking to get in shape with an average day to day use. NordicTrack even decided to bump the workouts up from 38 to 50 and you still have the 3 percent decline and 15 percent incline. The build is also one of the most durable in this price range accompanied by a 22 x 60" walking area.

The warranty, though, is unfortunately no longer an added value. Unlike previous years, the Commercial 1750’s warranty is no longer something to write home about. NordicTrack has decided to take away the lifetime frame and a few years from the parts warranty leaving customers with a ten-year frame, two-year parts, and one-year labor warranty.

Two common problems that accompany the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 that accompany this machine, however, are the iFit component as well as the poor customer service that comes with Icon products. The iFit coach is a fitness app that is not necessarily required to be able to use this machine but is a necessity to get the most value for what you are purchasing. Without the subscription, the value is not fully optimized. Furthermore, while iFit offers more cost-efficient programs, the subscription that comes with this machine is “iFit Coach” which is $39 dollars a month. While NordicTrack offers a one-year free subscription with the purchase of the machine, the user must decide if having a mass of muscle run with him or her is worth nearly $470 dollars a year. We recommend the Commercial 1750’s alternative- the NordicTrack 5750- if the iFit coach is not a priority.

It is important to keep in mind that NordicTrack finds value in the iFit subscription which raises the price. The question then arises if the machine is worth the price tag without the technology. Even so, the utility of the Commercial 1750 is still standard for this price range. In the past, we have awarded this treadmill for its ability to add such programming and utility for this price. But this year, NordicTrack decided to make the Commercial 1750 about $150 dollars* more while also decreasing its value by not making any improvements and stripping away the warranty benefits. So, if you are not interested in a program heavy treadmill, your dollar may go further with a less technology-saturated machine. Secondly, NordicTrack's customer service department is quite the dreaded monster that is worse than kale smoothies and worn-out soles. While the company has certainly upped its game in quality parts, the culture of the customer service department has yet to improve.

*Please keep in mind prices may vary from time of year and marketplaces.

Pros

  • Improved Quality and Reliability
  • Good Value for the Price
  • More Workouts

Cons

  • iFit Coaching Addition
  • Icon's Customer Service
  • Price Jump

Specs

Number of Programs 35
Front Drive, Center Drive or Rear Drive Center
Flywheel Weight 20 lbs
Weight Capacity 375 lbs
Step Up Height N/A
Unit Dimensions 68.4 L x 28.5 W x 62.0 H
Resistance Levels 24
Heart Rate Sensors Wireless Chest Strap
Adjustable Stride Length 32"
Weight of Unit 320 lbs
Warranty 10 Yr Frame, 2 Yr Parts, 1 Yr Labor

Conclusion

Consistently, the Commercial 1750 has proved to be one of the best treadmills in its price point for the past seven years. Unfortunately, the Icon poor customer service has been just as consistent. Overall, this treadmill has been a good quality machine year in and year out despite the occasional run-in with a dysfunctional machine and frustrating service department. With that said, we would recommend shopping around a bit since NordicTrack has increased the Commercial 1750’s price tag while decreasing its overall value. But if you can find the Commercial 1750 on sale then you may agree that this treadmill is the 2021 Best Buy for the $1,500 to $1,999 dollar range.