- Features AutoBreeze Workout Fan, 2 front wheels, FlexSelect Cushioning, Two 2” Digitally Amplified Speakers, Integrated Tablet Holder, Auxiliary Music Port, Multi-window LED Display
- Product dimensions – 73.5” L x 35.5” W x 60.4” H, Folded dimensions – 36” L x 35.5” W x 60.4” H, Weight limit – 300 lbs., Incline – 0-10%, Power requirements – 110V 15 amp, Tread Belt – 20” x 55”, Speed – 0-10 MPH, Motor – 2.75 CHP
- Interactive personal training at home powered by iFit, Gain access to on demand, interactive trainer led global and studio workout programs; membership required, sold separately
- Assembly required, Table holder holds up to an iPad Pro size, Innovative SpaceSaver design with easylift assist means your treadmill can fold up after your run for compact, simple storage
- Bluetooth connection allows iFit to automatically adjust your treadmill’s speed and incline to match trainer recommendations and mimic real life terrain, Integrated tablet holder secures your tablet or smartphone
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Great treadmill! Gets the job done. I had it assembled via Amazon because I didn’t want to take any chances on messing it up.I will say it super squeaky. I’m not sure why. My previous (much cheaper) treadmill didn’t squeak. Not really sure what to do to remedy this.
Bane Hubble –
Ok. Before I bought this machine. I read all reviews and I was scared of this investment. I’m a body builder and cardio is part of my life style. I wanted to make sure that this is the right one for me. I been using this treadmill for 2 days and so far it’s amazing. Assembly toke me 1.5 hr. Nothing hard and all hardware and parts arrived perfect shape. Now In regard to I fit and set up. Man don’t stress or sign up for anything. Just once you turn the power on, hold press i fit button for 20 second and boom it will start all programs and you won’t have to worry about it. Don’t sign up or nothing. If you looking to maintain or lose weight. Get this treadmill. its worth the money. As far as the motor I’ll keep update later if I have any issue. Get your 3 years warranty. You need it too. Be safe everyone
This is my first treadmill purchase, and I was initially skeptical about purchasing it without trying it out first. It turns out that my fear was unfounded. This machine is incredible! It provides a quiet, stable and smooth ride.I use it 6 days a week. I used to get caught in the rain while walking outside. Now I can exercise in the comfort of my own home anytime of the day without getting rained or snowed on. I also like it for security reasons. I can now exercise at home where I feel more secured as opposed to walking in any park or outside location.I am very satisfied with my purchase, and would highly recommend this product without any hesitation.
I love this treadmill. I bought it months ago and use it daily with zero issues. I have plenty of experience putting furniture together. However, I highly recommend purchasing the professional assembly option. I had some issues with the delivery process but the guys that came to assemble it were Awesome. They were friendly, professional and bypassed the subscription thing upon assembly without me even asking about it. After they finished, they demonstrated it was in working order and showed me how to fold it. By the way, I only fold it when vacuuming the mat underneath it. It doesn’t fold anywhere close to a vertical position, so it looks silly having it up at an angle.
So far so good! Please note: YOU DO NOT NEED MEMBERSHIP TO USE! Hold the iFit button down for 20+ seconds WITH the safety key on and it bypasses the iFIt requirement! Also, you do not NOT need to do this every time you are ready to get on, so far only the first!
OK if you’re a serious runner doing marathons you probably want to spend a little more, but for me this model is just perfect. For reference I do about 2 miles x 3 days a week at about 5 MPH. I’ve been using it for about 3 months. OK don’t laugh at least I’m doing it. Machine runs very nicely, almost has the feel of a professional/gym model. I looked around at cheaper / lower HP machines, but this 2.6 HP motor runs very comfortably for my pace. Also I was concerned about wear/tear on my knees/body with some of those el-cheapo models, but this one has some flex in the deck which should minimize that (so far no issues). Assembly was not too bad, took about 2 hours just me with no helper (disclaimer – you should have a helper). And as others have posted you do not need to activate the iFit thing (I didn’t). Just hold the iFit button down for like 20 seconds and it clears and you’re good to go. What I DID add though was the the Zwift running app. This model has no real display, so I just use my iPad (which sits very nicely on the little control panel shelf). Also the bluetooth capability of this machine appears to ONLY work with iFit from what I can tell, so I added the Runn sensor to sync up with my iPad / Zwift app. Why do this? Think Black Mirror, 15 Million Merits episode. Gimmicky sure, but it has actually been motivating for me to keep me on my program, and definitely breaks up the monotony of treadmill running if you’re not in the mood to watch a movie or Black Mirror episode whilst you workout. And Zwift for running is free (it’s mostly for cycling but has running also). One thing to watch though – damage from shipping. I had to refuse delivery of the first one I ordered as the packaging was destroyed. Even the replacement one was pretty beat up but was OK. Anyway Amazon eventually sorted it out as all good. Very pleased with this wish I would have gotten it back when the pandemic first hit but better late than never.
C. Warden –
Disable iFit: press & hold iFit button (should hear one beep) and console will boot up & bypass iFit sign-up. If you hear some R2D2 type stuff, take your finger off and try again.**Note**Assembly was pretty easy, I did it myself and took my sweet time with it. Be mindful that the console support bar comes attached to the console. I almost went Hulk thinking I was missing a part and the instructions make no mention of having to remove it from the console to install on the upright arms.Aside from the above, I love it!!! Cardio is key to good health. Noise is on par with others I’ve used. I am somewhat tall with a long stride and heavy landing feet. Its nothing that will drive you crazy or anger the neighbors. Pressing & holding the numbered speed keys will increase in .4 increments ( from 4 to 4.4),(no clue why it wouldn’t be .5 but its cool). No need for a fan on a treadmill lol thats silly, same with some fancy lcd screen. Running is about zoning out and getting lost in your mind, not having a fan hit your face while watching youtube. Easy to adjust & center the belt. You will need assistance to install the parts under the belt assembly. I’ve owned a Nordic Track treadmill in the past which is why I got this one. They are built very well and assuming you arent trying to be Usain Bolt, should hold up 5-7yrs easy.
FIRST- you don’t have to sign up for Ifit. I followed guidance from these reviews and held down the ifit button for 20-30 seconds to bypass that and get it turned on!Our first one came cracked so I did the return button and they sent a replacement. Unfortunately had to wait a whole week more. It did have a smudge we can’t get off, but didn’t feel like returning and waiting again.It arrived, its very heavy and was going upstairs so that part wasn’t fun. My husband put together except when it requires 2 people I helped. Took about 2 hours.Im very pleased with my purchase after months of debating and researching. It was on sale for $100 less then I paid Unfortunately waiting cost me but I’m glad I got a NordicTrack.Its very sturdy, doesn’t shake even when jogging. The belt is wide. Anything under 30 inches just seems too small.Plenty of room to put water, phone etc.One thing I don’t love it the bottom piece I feel protrudes into the belt so sometimes my feet hit it if I’m walking up close to the front but overall really like it.
The treadmill seems to work great so far. Easy to operate. It was heavy to get up the stairs and putting it together took 2 people about 2 hours, although many of the holes did not align properly.Took about 5 minutes to locate the bypass YouTube video that actually works for getting it turned on without subscribing with a credit card.AVOID THIS SCAM**Everyone says to hold the ifit button for 15-30 seconds BUT **The TRICK is the safety key has to be in place and THEN hold the Ifit button to turn it on.Overall, it’s a good bang for your buck!
Constanza Vargas –
I ordered this machine to try to do something (beside eating) during quarantine.My husband put it together in a couple of hours. The only time he needed my help was to assemble the parts that goes under the machine that makes it able to fold.Once ready it is pretty sturdy. Obviously not as the ones at the gym, but mostly because it is smaller. The “bed” is shorter than the pro, but that’s exactly why it is perfect for a house, in my case for my garage. It is somewhat light weight. You can move it a little.As soon as you press start it ask you to connect it with IFIT. I did not do that. I pressed the iFit button for 30 seconds and it was override. You CAN use it without the app. BUT, I bought the 5’’ screen. I can’t watch anything more than my stats there. Maybe if you buy the machines with larger screens the iFit app could be a good idea. It depends on your likes. But you can totally use this model without the app (6.5s)The machine is very smooth. No weird sound beside the normal sound of the belt running.This machine does not have a fan (I don’t need it) , and has good speakers.I do mostly sprints, so I move from power walking with encline for 1 minute to all out for 1 minute for 15-20 min, and the machine works perfectly in those speeds and incline changes. It does change the speed fast. So you need to be attentive.My 5’’ screen shows me cal, distance, time, laps…The folding process is super easy! And like I said before it is not super heavy, and when going down to the floor is smooth, soft and slow. It does not fall fast.It has a space where you can put your phone or tablet on the front. 2 cup (or towels or whatever) holders on the sides. And the STOP button with the strap for emergency.Since “we” put it together I’ve been using it everyday. And I really like it. I could definitely recommended it.
It’s been nine years since I went for a run. That length of time shocked me. I used to run a couple times a week. I kept giving myself the excuse of not running because it was always too hot or too cold outside. I never went to the gym because it cost too much and the added 20-30 min. roundtrip each day adds up.I gave in and in a moment of mania bought the best treadmill I could afford. Paying $20-$30 for me and my spouse to use a gym to run, means that this treadmill will pay itself off in 2-3 years. We’ve been using it for two months now. It gets daily use.I’ve managed to eliminate the excuse of too hot or too cold by having a home treadmill. I’ve eliminated the excuse of not going to the gym because it’s too far and is too much added time. I’ve had my cardiovascular health improve by leaps and bounds over the last to months by just jogging for 30 mins. or by running intervals for 20-30 mins.It’s a habit that needs to be developed. It’s a commitment that needs perseverance. But it’s a commitment and habit that is worth it beyond measure, especially for someone like me that works mostly behind a desk at a mostly sedentary job.The treadmill has two cushions on either side. The cushions reduce the impact and wear and tear on your joints. The controls are easy to use. You can pay an additional $15/month to use iFit, and must create an account in order to first set up your treadmill (which is stupid). The app is cool and pairs nicely with a treadmill especially using the iPad. In the end, not needing or wanting the app, it’s just annoying that you have to set up an account to use the treadmill.I’m 5’11” and have a decently long stride. My wife is 5’9″ and fits perfectly on the tread. I, however, could have used the additional 5″, but paying another $300 for a 60″ tread length was out of my budget. I don’t use the Aux in jack or the built in speakers. They sound much worse than a decent pair of headphones and it’s a bummer that the BT connection doesn’t work with music.The heart rate monitor is incredibly inaccurate, but a fitbit or apple watch is just what you need. There’s a big discrepancy between the mileage of the treadmill and my apple watch (which is more accurate).Overall it serves a purpose, namely allowing me to run in my home. I use it for that. I use the incline. I use the speed controls. I don’t use all the other features. The cushions are wonderful it would be great to have both more cushioning and a longer tread length, but in the end, all the added cost and unused features weren’t worth it for me. This was a worthwhile investment for me and I’m glad to have made the lifestyle change. I can’t wait to see where I am in a year.
Lauren Gillen –
I was hesitant with the mixed reviews on reliability and some being broken upon arrival, but we have had great luck so far. It was delivered on time and was easy to set up and everything works great so far. We purchased the 6.5s so it doesn’t have a large screen but very easily syncs (a push button) with the ifit app on our ipads (which have large excellent screens) which play awesome videos and control our speed and incline. It also has a perfect little holder for the ipad. We have really enjoyed this machine and hope it is durable and lasts us a while. We are loving ifit and all of the videos- they have so many from walking tours of places around the world to 10k running training series. We actually both look forward to running on the treadmill!
Samantha SSamantha S –
Love, love, love. Much better than I expected – solid machine and seems like it will last.It was a little challenging to put together – as some people mentioned, some of the screw holes are tight, but it nice together it’s easy to fold/unfold and has a mechanism to support the weight as the bed is laid down.Works on full speed/incline and has already been a great addition to my fitness routine – definitely recommend!
Fred G. –
I’ve been using treadmills for the past 20 year, this is my 3rd one in that time. I was hesitant to purchase this because it was a tad under 700 dollars and I’m used to paying at least a grand. I figured it would be flimsy but I was way wrong. This treadmill so far (after 2 months) is rock solid. The wife and I have been using it in total for 2 hours a day 6 days a week.Assembly:I have to be honest, the assembly was a little bit tough but if you get stuck just walk away for a few minutes and come back with a clear head. Some of the bolts and screws were really hard to start off but just take your time, also use some WD40. I love that this treadmill uses real bolts for the main connection points (arms attaching to base), my last treadmill used bolts that you needed an allen key to tighten and of course we all know those strip after a while.First Use:Of course we all know from previous reviews to bypass iFit hold down the iFit button for 20 seconds WITH THE SAFETY KEY PLUGGED IN. During the first use I noticed it was really noisy, not clanking but when you walked on the belt it was making a swishing noise. I called NordicTrack and after some troubleshooting I found my belt was too tight, you should be able to lift the belt at the center 3 inches or so. I loosened the belt and the noise definitely got better. The NordicTrack person heard the swishing and send me some lube which fixed the problem.I was hesitant because it only has a 2.6HP motor but it really is solid. I notice no whining when increasing speed, it takes right off.Overall I love this treadmill and learned that you don’t have to pay over a grand to get a quality treadmill.
I was looking for a high quality treadmill for jogging/walking that had simple features. I’ve used really good treadmills at various gyms and wasn’t willing to use a cheap-feeling treadmill. It is great quality. It is easy to use with manual features (increase speed, incline, etc.), but also offers shortcut buttons to quickly get up to speed/use programs. You can track all the basics (calories, distance, etc.) from the treadmill. I started out by using the iFit app, which is pretty simple to use, but decided to discontinue my subscription because I enjoy pretty basic, quick walks/runs. Other people wrote reviews about issues cancelling iFit but I had absolutely no issue and was glad I tried out various programs. It was nice to know I have the option in the future if I want it. Assembly takes a bit of time, but I don’t think that’s uncommon for workout equipment. Overall happy with the quality and functionality.
I upgraded from a 10 year old ProForm. This review is in some ways a comparison to that treadmill.PROS:Feels very solid and comfortableReasonably quietVery large running belt25 year motor warrantyAudio jack & SpeakersAmazon’s assembler put this together in 75 minutesReasonably pricedCONS:Requires iFit activation/subscription at a monthly cost to operate treadmill (But See bypass below)Monochrome Screen (on the 5″ model) is not very good and without any real “track” displayNo FanNo “Resume” option, if you stop the treadmill for more than a minute, you have to re-start from 0 distanceThis is a great treadmill. But it will not work AT ALL if you do not subscribe to iFit (Monthly cost). Fortunately there is a way to bypass the iFit activation (See heading below)For $20, the treadmill will be delivered to any location of your home. This is a very heavy box that required two pretty big guys to carry (with some difficulty). This is a worthwhile cost if your front door is any appreciable distance from the location where you will be using this treadmill.I used an Amazon assembler to assemble this (As I write this review, Amazon is offering this $90 service, free). These guys are Pros. He didn’t even open the assembly manual and had this fully assembled in 75 minutes or so.After assembly the treadmill does not work without iFit activation. In fact a red sheet of paper in large letters is included with the assembly manual which says: YOUR TREADMILL IS LOCKED. FINAL ASSEMBLY STEP: GO TO IFIT WEB SITE TO UNLOCK.My personal opinion is that this a scam. iFit requires a smartphone (what if you don’t have one?) and requires giving iFit authorization to deduct the monthly subscription costs directly from your credit card. I believe that the reason the treadmill is so reasonably priced and delivery and installation is free because of the all the money they are making from the iFit subscription. Fortunately, there is a way to operate the treadmill without activating iFit (see below)HOW TO BYPASS IFIT: There is an iFit Logo button on the display console. After assembly, hold down this button until the Treadmill unlocks (About 20-30 seconds). Sears posts these instructions on their site. I respectfully suggest that Amazon should also consider doing this.There are two things about the treadmill that felt like a downgrade from my old Proform (although overall this is a much better treadmill). This first is the lack of a fan. The second is the very spartan monochrome display. It’s only 5″ big (small) and does not even have a real 1/4 mile track like every other treadmill. It has a really small track (like 1/2 inch) that does not really show your progress. If you like to see your progress on a track while running, skip this model. Nordictrack makes this same model with a much larger (and color) screen but at almost double the cost which is really hard to justify.The treadmill itself is great. Smooth, solid and reasonably quiet. There are built in speakers and an iphone type audio jack. The running belt is large. Because of the large running area, this treadmill is a bit larger than other models.
I’ve owned this machine for 6 months and could not be more pleased with it. It performs flawlessly and does everything you could ask of a treadmill. I especially love the smooth automatic incline that gives me the “hill” resistance I need to train. I’m 5′ 10″ and 180 lbs, and the sturdiness and deck length are perfect for me. I would guess the machine would be well suited for anyone up to 200 lbs and 5′ 11″ but beyond that a larger heavier machine might be needed. Folds up easily for storage between workouts. Assembly requires two people, or if you’ve assembled treadmills before (as I have) you can manage it alone. As to VALUE….it’s worth way more than the asking price! Get it.
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Hi to be honest I bought this product ’cause this was the only highly rated product available at this price point and after a few months of normal use I’m glad to say that this is a good quality product that meets or exceeds my expectations in all aspects.I would also like to address the ifit activation part. I don’t know people say that you can press the ifit button on the treadmill for 30 seconds and you won’t have to activate it using a mobile app. I tried using that hack( please see my video) but that did not work. No problem! You can install the app on your phone to activate this treadmill and use the ifit service for one month (or cancel it immediately). You wont have to review the subscription or have an active subscription to use this treadmill.
To be clear, we purchased the T 6.5 S model with the 5″ screen, not the one with the big 10″ screen. We just wanted a treadmill without all the gimmicks and subscription BS, and this was about as simple as we could find without going to a sketchy no-name brand. Once assembled, it’s a basic but solid unit that does everything we need it to. It came packaged with a flyer for the free BILT app, and I highly recommend you download and use it in place of the printed assembly instructions. It provided excellent 3D animated instructions and made a fussy job a bit less so. Regardless, you will need an hour or two to put this thing together, as well as a helper for most of the process. After completion we just uninstalled the app and moved on.To address all of the IFIT comments, I just wanted to say that none of it matters. Despite what all of the giant red stickers say – and there was a total of 5 of these warning stickers – you can easily “unlock” and use your treadmill without ever interacting with IFIT or any other site. Once assembled, I plugged it in, reset the breaker switch, inserted the magnetic key, ignored the screen instructions, and just held the IFIT button down for about 10-15 seconds until the unit beeped. At that point it was just a treadmill with speed and incline adjustments – no IFIT or networking of any kind.At this price point you can’t do much better. I recommend this one.
Mayra HernandezMayra Hernandez –
I had a tough time deciding on treadmill. I was looking into the 200 price range but every time I read a review they said things like “don’t try to run on it” So I kept raising the price range until I found one that I was able to find the qualities I was looking for. I wanted something that you could run at least 10 mph on and had an incline but not a manual one, and also a fold up one because it would have to be placed in the living room. I read a review on this treadmill that convinced me this one was the one. I am 5’2 and 196 lbs. I used to be a runner but then I had kids. Between work, kids and making dinner I found little time to exercise. Now I am so happy I made the choice of buying this treadmill. This treadmill is well made and sturdy. It does not shake when I run and is easily portable. When it was delivered I had to schedule to be there because it needed to be signed off by the delivery company. They brought it into my house in a very large box. It does take 2 people to assemble because someone has to hold the console piece while you connect the one wire. It took about 30 minutes to assemble. My husband did most of it with no difficulties. After plugging into the wall there is a switch at the bottom in the front that turns on the treadmill. The first week I received it I ran 20 miles with a 4.5 mph. No problems so far. I am extremely happy with this purchase.
andrea ey –
I would HIGHLY suggest you pay to have someone else have the headache of putting it together! It isn’t difficult to follow directions….but the directions NEED to make sense!
Jeff Dibonas –
Machine is well built, sturdy and easy to use.***There are warnings all over the packages and instructions that state that you need to unlock your machine by signing up for an I-Fit membership** THIS IS NOT TRUE. All you need to do is: After the machine is assembled, Turn on the machine, press and hold the i-Fit button for 30 seconds, the machine will reset and you’re good to go.
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Buyer beware! I’m writing this as a handyman who assembles fitness equipment all the time. I’ve never dealt with such bad quality equipment. It looks like there was absolute zero quality control.1. Incline/decline motor stopped working. It inclines but not decline. It looks like rod is stuck and you have to disassemble to manually turn the rod to level the treadmill.2. Ours came with wrapped running belt and bended support rod3. Lot of plastic pieces have damage, rubber on handles is worst quality. It looks like aged rubber out of the box. Even decals are misaligned.Photos and video attached.Assembly is the most inconvenient, placement of bolt holes is very hard to access.Thank God it was shipped and fulfilled by Amazon and return process is a breeze so far, except I have to disassemble it.
Donnie J. DennisonDonnie J. Dennison –
I am a big guy as you might know from such reviews as my desk chair and many other! Don’t know my reviews? ok then I will let that pass this time 🙂 This treadmill will work up to 300lbs so they say. Luckily I am still slightly under that number. This can incline 10 degrees and go up to 10 mph. I trot along between 2 and 4. Really impressed by it and so far, I am not yet aware if it holds my laundry while drying. As most of my exercise equipment in the past has done.Putting together would be really easy with 2 people. I was in an accident and I don’t move around so well and I put it together alone. Hardest part was the underneath bit where you have to put the bars in for holding it up while being stored. However I managed. The thing is a beast and is quite heavy, It does not move on the rug at all while I am using it.Is it loud? Well yes but no louder then any treadmill I have ever been on. Faster you go, louder it gets. Is it too loud? No!My only complain is that the video they show the unit is not the same as this one. But the pics they show are the same. if you are thinking of buying this, do it! For its size, it didn’t take up as much room as I thought. Here it is wedged between my 2 other machines
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This treadmill is awesome! I don’t know what anyones complaining about! The belt is wide enough that I don’t have to worry about stepping off. The speed is a steady walk at 3 MPH and definitely comparable to gym treadmills. I’m 53 years old with “normal” strength, and I’m 5’3”. I needed help getting it upstairs but put it together myself. I only needed to use a barbell (with a thick towel on the end) to hold it up when I had to attach the hydraulic bar underneath. I signed up for the free year of training, and did two hikes in the Grand Canyon today. It also gave me the option of skipping the iFit sign up; however, I’m using that free year of training. I’ll decide during the next year if I want to maintain it since it’s $400 a year. The touchscreen is awesome, and the hiking scenery helped me not focus on the time. Forget the complaints! Get this!!April 25, 2021—It’s week 2, and I’ve almost finished the 14-part guided Grand Canyon Rim to River hike. I like the trainer hosted activity. And yes, you have to sign up to iFit using a credit card but I was not charged. In fact, it specified I would be charged a year from now. I’m glad I bought a treadmill with an auto leveler. It is used often during the hikes. Loving it still!!It’s now May 2022 and it’s still working great!
Overall, the treadmill is great. I was able to easily skip iFit as I certainly do not need it. 20 on-board programs are more than enough for me at this stage. Ih fact I currently use only the Manual mode that provides me the setting flexibility I need.However, I initially encountered a couple of issues.1. When I assembled the treadmill the incline motor did not function. I contacted the Customer Service and was pleasantly surprised. The Customer Service is great. It is the main reason I give 5 star overall. First they sent me the new motor. When I got difficulties during the motor installation then they also sent a technician that made it to work great.2. The box as delivered is very heavy. So lifting the treadmill to install it on the 1st or 2nd floor requires significant efforts. The assembly itself is not very difficult and I did it myself but is still lengthy and occasionally requires a help of another person.But generally I am happy with the purchase and trying to excise on a daily basis.
Regular shopper –
I really love this treadmill. I paid the extra $20 to have them deliver it to the basement – WELL worth it. I assembled it by myself, which took a few hours over 2 nights. It wasn’t the easiest to do, but it is certainly doable by one person. Also, don’t believe the nonsense requiring you to sign up for iFit. It is BS. I bypassed it using the instructions another reviewer left and it worked like a charm. Here they are: “HOW TO BYPASS IFIT: There is an iFit Logo button on the display console. After assembly, hold down this buttonuntil the Treadmill unlocks (About 20-30 seconds). Sears posts these instructions on their site.”
We researched treadmills for weeks, then I read every negative review and almost didn’t buy this treadmill, but my gut kept telling me this was the right one. It arrived securely boxed with no damage. We added expert assembly (initially thought we could do it ourselves but many of the negative reviews started with “I assembled it EXACTLY like the instructions said, but………………….”, so we decided to let a professional do it.). It was assembled in 2.5 hours when we were quoted 3-4 hours. The delivery company and the assembly company were very professional and organized, familiar with the equipment and knew exactly what they were doing. We opted out of iFit (when you first turn it on, just press and hold the iFit button down for 10-30 seconds and it’ll jump to the home screen) and have used it several times since receiving it. It’s on wheels but is still pretty heavy, so we set it up behind our couch. My family can sit in the living room and watch TV or a movie with me on the treadmill behind them. It’s not any noisier than treadmills at a gym, so the TV volume just needs to be bumped up a smidge. I’ll edit this review if anything goes wrong, but so far so great!
The delivery for my area was perfect. The shipping time was predicted for two weeks out and I got it in a week. The guys were very polite and had no problems leaving it on my porch for me. The box had some holes, but nothing was damaged as it was all very well protected on the inside.I am a single female and I moved this from my porch inside to its final resting place by myself, however I unboxed it outside and brought it in piece by piece. The deck is the heaviest part of this. If I had to move it any farther than 30 feet I would have needed help.Everything and I mean everything, was very well labeled. I had no issues following the directions or finding the right pieces. I also had all of the tools. You will need a wrench and a screwdriver, as they only provide a hex key. I put this together all by myself and it took me all afternoon. It’s quite large and heavy and some pieces sit at an angle or very close to the floor. That being said, putting it together alone is not impossible. The most difficult part for me was putting the lift bar in because it requires the deck to be held up in the upright position. I ended up turning it around and using the wall to hold the deck up while I sat underneath and installed the bar.I followed others recommendations and held the blue out button for 30 seconds to bypass the registration part and that worked for me. I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now and overall I love it. I’m trying to get back into running after many many years and pounds so for a beginner it’s perfect. If you’re an avid trainer though, this probably isn’t for you.Negatives-Even with the deck folded up this still takes up quite a bit of space.The incline motor is extremely slow. So when changing your incline mid workout give it a couple minutes before you get annoyed.The trays do not work well for water bottles. The jarring and pounding of a workout shakes them all over the place.The top of the deck underneath the console is too close to the belt. If I need to use the console or my phone for any reason I have to get close because the angle is too far for my arm length if I’m utilizing the middle of the deck. When I get close I usually end up stepping on the plastic cover by accident.Positives-I got the 55″ deck length and it’s perfect for me. I’m 5’5 and do not have a very long stride. Any longer and this would be too big for my space.I like the ease of folding it up and down. Though it still takes up space I’ve been able to keep my stability ball in the space below the lifted deck.The warranty provided is peace of mind.I love the shorter rails as I tend to always bump into the long ones. These let me feel a little more free while I move.The value for the price is unbelievable for the brand. I paid less than $700 after tax and shipping.So far I regret nothing.
rebecca morris –
If you are debating whether or not to have Amazon deliver your equipment to the room of your choice, it is well worth the extra $20 to do so. The deliverymen were professional, brought it right in, made sure it was where I wanted it before leaving. I didn’t pay to have it assembled since I have assembled so many things over the years, but this one does require an extra pair of hands when it comes time to put the console on, so have someone nearby to help, since it is a bit heavy and awkward to attempt by yourself.The machine itself, is not too noisy, just the sound of the belt running and the noise when it raises and lowers. It operates quite easily and connects via Bluetooth to iFit without any issues. The speakers for me could use an improvement. I like to listen to music when working out and was looking forward to not having to wear earbuds, but you can hardly hear the music play through the speakers, especially when the machine is operating.I know people tell you that you can override the system to use it without the app, and I would have probably been one of them, but I tried out the free month, and it sold me on their service. I found it to be reasonable to purchase, and since I am paying for that, I stopped my gym membership, and I am paying less per month than I was for my gym membership. The variety of the workouts and the destinations make it seem like you are there walking right along with the trainers. I went into work and was telling someone I was going to Scotland and Hawaii this week and was asked how long I was going to be gone, and I replied about an hour. It’s not only a state of mind, it’s also science.It is nice to know that the information the trainers convey to those of us using their program is accurate. I am currently enrolled in college to get my BBA in Business Administration and I am currently taking a science prerequisite. I chose Science of Obesity as my science class, and I am very happy that I did, I am 5 weeks in out of 8 weeks and the things we are covering on exercise and RPE is exactly what is being taught during my workouts. Thank you so much for your iFit program, making sure it is based on science and not just about selling a service and exercise equipment. The trust I have in your name has become an important part in my life, knowing that your company cares about those that use your equipment, so much so I purchased another piece of equipment.
There’s a lot of complaints on here about the iFit subscription. First off, it only comes up once and you press the button and get passed it. Secondly, you do not need to subscribe to use it daily without hassle. It’s a quality built treadmill that offers lots of functions without being overly fancy.
I run usually 4-5x/week, and I usually run 3-5 miles per run. However, in the past I have gone up to 9 miles on this treadmill. I am a male, 190lbs and about 6’0 — so not huge, but not small, either. This treadmill is amazing. It’s solidly built, runs well, and is dependable. To be honest, I bought one, used it for a year, sold it when I moved to a different house, and thought I would try a cheaper treadmill. Within two weeks, I sold the new one and bought myself ANOTHER one of these T Series – they’re THAT good! Absolutely worth the few extra bucks over the cheaper $200-$200 models. Overall, I can’t rate this high enough, and I recommend it to anyone who just wants a good treadmill that’s going to just work!
When the pandemic shut down our gym, we decided to purchase a couple pieces of equipment. I am the primary user of this treadmill. My experience has been that the investment is paying off. It may not be NT’s most powerful machine but it serves my purposes perfectly. The max incline is 10% and there is no decline function (which is fine for me). The incline is gradual, taking a full 30-35 seconds to go from 0 – 10% and that is something with which I am fine.I have a 10″ screen. I recommend this as a minimum as touch controls would be difficult when moving with a smaller screen. This is actually the only thing I wish were different but I can live with the screen size without any problems. Speed and incline can be controlled via the touch screen or the touch pad controls on either side of the screen. If I want more control over incremental increase/decrease, there is a way to control that as well. These controls work very well.The belt platform includes shock absorbers. The unit sits on a concrete floor. I have no trouble with the stability or smoothness of the “ride”, for lack of a better term. If you are more sensitive, get a thicker pad to place the unit on. . . but I do not feel the need for it. The unit folds up if you need space. Be aware that it does not fold up perfectly perpendicular to the floor but it does help free up space. I have no need of moving the unit but it was not difficult to get it into place once assembled.Safety-wise, unplug your unit when you are not using it! This also helps with iFit (see below) and software updates.My brother put this together but you can hire someone to do it. There was no cursing involved in assembly process. My impression and his feedback were that it went well. Also, I purchased the shipping option that included delivery to a specific room which helped immensely. I recommend it.My biggest gripe about this unit’s design is the placement of the heart rate sensor grips. I’m not sure who they were designed for but they are badly placed. I wear a separate heart rate strap blue-toothed to the machine display. This placement is not a problem for me but it is a design flaw.The machine came with one year membership to iFit. This is one of those things that you don’t realize you needed but once you have it you can’t imagine life without it. iFit is a pure delight. I have enjoyed every series completed and the trainers are positive and encouraging. During a live session early on in my iFit membership, I was struggling to keep up and had to readjust the settings. The trainer must have noticed and she gave me an encouraging shout out. It doesn’t get more personal and motivating than that. I appreciated the “don’t give up” words and finished the work out. Since starting out, my cardio status has improved immensely. My pulse rate has become more stable around 140-150 for moderate intensity workouts. That is a miracle for me as it used to shoot upwards of 170 and I would be short of breath in less than 5 minutes. Now, I can do inclines up to 8% without pulse spikes and can still carry on a conversation. Going to 9-10% still gets my breathing heavy, but I can do it. Also, I am competing in virtual 5K races and my time has gone from over 1 hour down to 48 minutes since January. While that may not be impressive to some, for me it is none too shabby.Would I purchase this again? My short answer is “yes” – with a caveat. Because my cardiovascular system and fitness level are improving, I will likely purchase a more advanced machine the next time I am in the market for one because I will probably benefit for more challenging inclines and other functionality.Bottomline is that if you are a newbie to home fitness or if you are not physically fit but want to be, this unit will work for you. If you are an advanced amateur/enthusiast, you may want to consider the features that will be most important to you and look at another NordicTrack machine. Whatever you decide, NordicTrack with iFit should be one of your decision-making points. I am very pleased with my purchase!
This thing is no joke! I got it on sale during prime day and paid the extra $90 for the assembly (highly recommend). It is giant! Works perfectly and has all the features perfect for a beginner like myself. Just note- it is EXTREMELY heavy, we had to jerry rig a pulley system to get it into my basement via our bulk head door so would also recommend purchasing the “bring inside” option for delivery. This wouldn’t be for a small apartment or something though, its definitely too big & bulky and needs its own space so be aware. Also is very difficult to move, it has these bars with wheels at the end I assume you’re supposed to tip it and use them to move it however because it is extremely heavy thats basically impossible.
I’m very happy with this. I love to hike and walk and now with this treadmill, I’m working on running a 5k. It’s very sturdy and stable. Took me and another adult about 3 hours to put it together. Folds up easily though still is a substantial size but that’s the trade off for being a solid piece of equipment.Tip: I bought the model without the fancy screen and I’m very glad. Instead, I bought a tablet with Bluetooth and installed the ifit app. Then I mounted the tablet on the wall in front of the treadmill. Boom, now I’ve got the more expensive model but the screen is high, allowing me to maintain better posture and I’ve got a tablet I can use for other things. Plus it works with wireless headphones.The integration with the ifit app is awesome. I didn’t think I’d use it and now it’s my favorite feature. If you like to hike, I highly recommend. The trails the trainers hike have been topographically mapped- so when the trail inclines, your machine will automatically incline, too. It’s been great in the cold dark winter because I can “virtual reality” hike and save my sanity. Plus the hikes are in gorgeous places like Europe, Asia, and Central America. I also highly recommend getting a Bluetooth heart rate monitor to use with the app. It will sense how hard you’re working and automatically adjust the intensity of the workout on your machine to keep you in the target zone. This has prevented me from pushing too hard and quitting because I’m exhausted.All around a great machine and good investment in my health. Recommend!
Beware before you purchase this treadmill. It’s full of glitz and glamour. However, unless you have a dedicated 20amp outlet this treadmill will trip your breaker every time you turn it on. And I had it plugged into a 15 amp breaker with nothing else plugged in. Called NordicTrack. They told me I had to have an ARC filter due to they type of breakers newer homes use. Bought an ARC filter. Still tripped the breaker. Called again. Went through a diagnostic with customer support. Turns out the motor was bad. I had the choice to wait over a week for a technician to come and replace it or they’ll send me a new motor in 2 days and I can replace it. I ask will I still need the ARC filter with new motor – yes, I will! $700 for a treadmill that won’t work in a modern day home….go figure. Once I get the new motor, I’ll update this review.
Randy WalkerRandy Walker –
I received this a few days ago (12/22/2021). The Amazon delivery guys were great! They called and texted me to let me know that they were on the way.First, the BLUETOOTH issue that I see a lot of reviewers complaining about. This treadmill DOES support bluetooth as you can see from my photo. I have the 10″ screen so Im not sure if the smaller version does not support it. I have my JBL Flip and Polar heart rate monitor connected with no issues at all.The assembly was pretty straight forward; I was able to assemble it by myself in about an hour. There are youtube reviewers that will walk you through the steps. The screws come nicely packaged and separated/organized to coincide with the step that you’re on. One thing that I will suggest is to use a socket instead of the instruction’s recommended adjustable wrench.This treadmill came with a 1 yr iFit subscription. Learn from my mistake.. I was a bit overzealous with entering in the 1yr membership code and entered it as soon as I was ready to go for my first walk. What I should have done was waited until the “free” 30 day iFit access expired thus giving me a total of 1yr and 30 days. Aside from that, I love this thing!**one quirk that I am running into is it keeps failing during the auto update. I see the download status and gets to about 80MB (out of 500+mb) then just sits there. I even let it sit overnight only to be disappointed the next morning with the same 80mb stall. Not a show stopper; just turn it off/on and you’re back in business.****UPDATE- the auto update issue is resolved. I had to do a factory reset and then everything started working flawlessy! 🙂
Assembly was a little tricky and really takes two people. One needs to hold certain parts while the other tightens screws. However my 17 year old grandson was able to assemble in about 30 minutes. It is very sturdy and did require two people to move. It weighs over 200 pounds. As it is in the basement, I have no need to fold it up so I can’t review that option. I like the solidness of it compared to some less expensive models. It has a bluetooth connection and can be used for live Interactive™ Training with IFIT. This is free for a month and a monthly subscription after that. I have not used this option, but it is a nice feature for some. The only complaint I have is I wish the bed was a little longer, when on incline my foot keeps hitting the motor cover and the hand rails could be longer also. In order to use the handrails, I also tend to step on the motor cover.Overall, it is a great treadmill and I am very happy with it. I use it almost every day as does my husband.
First off this thing is big. Two men carried it from the truck. It stayed right where it was until the assembly team showed up a few days later. The thing I love the most is the I-fit integration. This takes my workouts to a entire different level. The trainers really push me. When the workout is over I am really sweating….something that seldom happens when I simply spend 20-30 minutes on a treadmill. The I-Fit combo is what takes everything about this to the next level. It seems there is a workout for wherever you are on your fitness journey. I am a 61 year old man….and they have a lot for me to choose from. Buy the machine….sign up for the I-Fit…it will take you where you want to go. A great value. Rock solid machine. My only negatives…..heart rate monitor is wildly inaccurate….it sure deserves a fan. Note to all treadmill designers…..why is the on off switch always in an awkward place typically at the floor….come on.
If I could give it a zero I would. I received this machine defective. It will not work. My husband and I assembled the machine exactly how the instructions stated. Its no damn cake walk either. A lot of the parts were built improperly so they did not fit together very well. It took a lot of pressure to get the parts to come together appropriate enough that we could insert the screws. One of the bolts I got was completely welded over the on the head and I could not use it at all. After we got the machine together and went thru the set up process, the machines belt was not moving at all. We called Nordic track customer support he said the control board was bad. SO we waited a week for parts, replaced the board and went thru the setup and calibration process, Still did nothing….Called customer service again, now they are saying its the wire leading from the board to the console…. which means we have to take the entire machine apart and replace the wire and set it up all over again and to be honest they don’t even know if that’s it… If it isnt that part they send a different part in the mail. If I want a tech to come out I have to wait till he calls me to schedule a day. The whole process takes a week or two. Do this three times and it’s just not worth the time and energy. I just paid a lot of money for this machine and here I am rebuilding the whole thing. Nordic tracks customer service and warranty is a joke!!!!! DONT BUY FROM NORDIK TRACK! Here we are with a broken machine due to no fault of our own and no one is willing to get their butts out here to fix it or replace it.UPDATE: THANKS TO AMAZON IM ABLE TO RETURM THE MACHINE FOR A FULL REFUND. THEY ARE SENDING OUT THEIR DELIVERY GUYS TO COME GET THE MACHINE, I DONT EVEN HAVE TO BOX IT BACK UP! THANK YOU AMAZON!!!!!!!
I’ve done a lot of research on treadmills. I’ve read every single review of this model on Amazon. Yes it took me hours. Now you won’t have to.Let me get the one thing that is constantly mentioned in many previous reviews out of the way. You DO NOT need to sign up for iFit to unlock your treadmill. Just press the blue square iFit button once your treadmill is powered on for about 20 seconds and it will go into manual mode. No need for an iFit subscription.There is a lot to like about this treadmill (6.5 S model). Wide space for walking and running comfortably. Plenty strong motor. Easy to use buttons. Very bright 5″ screen. Relatively quiet. Two spacious compartments to hold a drink, etc. A thick lip to hold a tablet, magazine, smartphone, etc.I don’t recommend the more pricey 6.5 Si model with the 10″ touch screen unless you absolutely will subscribe to iFit. Otherwise you can use the iFit app on a tablet and sync it with the cheaper ‘S’ model. (I’m using my treadmill in manual mode.)There are two things stopping me from giving this treadmill a five star review. One is the way Nordictrack essentially scams you into thinking you need to subscribe to iFit to get your treadmill up and running. (Yes you can cancel before your free month expires, but you need to provide a credit card to subscribe and why put your new customers under such a hassle? Especially when you can bypass all this which by the way isn’t even mentioned in the instructions!)The second issue is with the treadmill ‘motor hood’ and ‘hood accent’. These two pieces are directly in front of your feet as you use the treadmill. Both pieces cover the motor of the treadmill. The issue is that the hood accent is far too close to your feet as you use the treadmill. Looking at the Technogym treadmills at my fancy local gym not a single one has the hood accent as close to your feet. Essentially you will need to use the treadmill probably 6 inches further back then you might normally in order to avoid hitting the hood accent with your feet. I’ve only seen this issue mentioned in a handful of Amazon reviews, but I’m not sure how more people haven’t noticed this. I’m assuming it’s a feature you would not find on a pricer treadmill. I’m using my treadmill for casual walking so it’s really not a huge issue, but I am making a point to start further back when I use the treadmill, otherwise my feet could easily clip the hood accent. (For reference I’m 6 ft tall. Perhaps less of an issue with shorter people, and even more of an issue with taller people/longer strides.)You can easily move and store the treadmill by raising from the back and locking into place.Overall I think this is an excellent choice given the price. I don’t see anything better currently in the $600 range. And I’ve looked at just about every treadmill on the market before my purchase.Delivery from XPO logistics was no issue. They came to my home and I pointed to the room where I wanted the box left. It’s a big and heavy box!I HIGHLY recommend you have Amazon set up the treadmill. A nice young man came to my home the day after delivery and did it all by himself in about an hour. I tipped him well. Please tip the person that assembles the treadmill. It’s not super easy and most people writing reviews said they wish they never tried to do it themselves.Lastly you definitely should get a mat to place under the treadmill to protect your floor. Countless options are available on Amazon.Also when I was searching for treadmills Amazon had by far the cheapest price when it came to both purchase and delivery/assembly. I highly recommend you purchase from Amazon if you are going to get any kind of treadmill.
I’ve been wheelchair bound for 5 years, then used a walker. Remain unstable on a cane. This treadmill can be set to 0.5 speed setting. Warning always start the warmup and trail with feet straddling the track. The video gives me focus to keep going. A mirror in front helps with foot placement. Started doing just the warmup. Now up to 15 minutes at speed 1. For me I see my feet work better going up hill. Taught me to add stretches to improve walking on level ground. I may walk again normally with practice.
Let me start by saying you can bypass the iFit registration. That is NOT necessary to use this treadmill. Press the blue iFit button on the display and hold until it flashes and beeps. Then you can use the manual or the manufacturer built-in workouts.I assembled the treadmill by myself, but yes, having a second person to help hold is nice (I’m sure ha ha!). The instructions are super easy to follow, and the best advice I could give you is lay out all the parts and separate the packaging right from the get go. Keep your work area tidy and put your tools back in one location before you start the next step. Took me about 1 hour to do alone.The treadmill is great for what I need and was looking for. It’s very sturdy and is fairly quiet (I find running is actually quieter than walking). It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, and it allows me to control my workout.A few words to the wise: when you hit stop from running or walking, it stops, like almost immediately. It doesn’t have a slow down, so just be ready for that or put your legs on the sides before you hit stop. Also, when you stop the workout and have the incline up, you have to push the button to lower the incline before you shut it down. Do not forget to put the incline to 0 before folding up for storage. I also read a lot of reviews that said the customer service was terrible, so I did get the protection plan as well when I purchased and registered it with the company. I also read all the other companies had terrible customer care, so I figured it’s all the same, and hope I never need to call them.So if you’re looking for a great quality treadmill thats simple to use for your daily run, walk, workout routine, go no further.
The Nordictrack T6.5 Si arrived on time and in one very long and heavy reinforced cardboard box. It took two delivery men to bring it inside my house. With the help of another person, I wanted to get it upstairs but we had trouble maneuvering this 209lb unit in its large box around a turn in my staircase, so I decided that it would go in my office on the main floor. No problem there. I carefully followed the instructions and found them to be extremely well-written and with adequate detail. If you prefer to use a video to help build it, there is a free App called BILT that has this unit in their catalog and it follows the same exact steps as the written guide but with the addition of some nice 3D images that you can rotate. It took me about 3 hours to assemble but I worked slowly and double checked all steps. For someone who has built one, it might take 1-1/2 hrs. Once assembled, I was able to login using my home Wifi and immediately it told me that there was an available firmware update. No issue updating, but it took a good 10 minutes or so to complete it. I logged in using the included 1 year free iFit family membership and added myself and my wife as users. There is an option to bypass the iFit membership but why do that if 1 year is totally free? After that, I calibrated the incline as per instructions and that worked out fine.I have tried two of the iFit level 1 (the easiest!) workouts and I loved them! First I took a walk called “Niagara River Cultural Walk”. This was 0.85 miles in duration and basically mostly flat with a few includes up to 2%. I love the way that the machine adjust walking speed and incline automatically and the instructor provided an excellent overview of the area while walking along with you. The next day I tried a different walk “Inner Crater Walk, Rano Raraku, Easter Island” (0.71 miles). This one was also level 1 but slightly more challenging as the incline went up to 6% but still a relatively simple and easy workout. The instructor gave a great overview of the history and the views were spectacular. Not quite like being there but very nice and easy to see on the 9″ built-in LCD monitor.What I like (so far):* A very nice solid machine, well-built and sturdy. It looks good and is almost as sturdy as those expensive ones at the Gym.* This model was in stock at Amazon even though it was on backorder at Nordictrack’s own website (go figure!). I got it something like 4 days after ordering.* I found a better price on Amazon (check several vendors – as price varies). In fact it was lower than direct from Nordictrack.* Great instructions on assembly and very easy to follow. There is a step that recommends two people for safety reasons.* Love the iFit App. I know this isn’t a material part of the treadmill but it certainly makes using it a lot more fun. Anyone that bypasses this App is losing out.What I didn’t like (so far)* The built-in Android tablet boots up slowly and some of the touch screen functions seem slow to react. Not a big issue but it is a bit slower than modern technology should be.* No Bluetooth to connect audio from an external device to the built-in speakers. There is a 1/4″ jack socket so you can use a (not included) cable. Haven’t tried that yet.* The built-in handlebar for measuring pulse rate seems to be very erratic. During the walks I took it wandered from 49 (too low) to 177 (way too high) but occasionally it seemed to be about right. You can buy a chest pulse rate monitor which I am guessing will be more accurate.Overall, I really like this treadmill, I think it was a great purchase. Recommended.
Heather W. –
I am very pleased with my treadmill. I knew when I purchased it didn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, and that’s fine because I just need it to track my distance, press a button to incline, and work for running. It does everything I need it to. I assembled it by myself in a little over two hours, and the directions were very straightforward. I followed the tip about holding down the Ifit sync button to move past it. I didn’t even want to deal with the hassle of cancelling it in a month so I didn’t bother setting it up. It’s not obnoxiously loud and I can hear my music and TV over it well. I recommend this treadmill for anyone wanting the basics and an affordable treadmill.
Jaclyn H. –
Ok, so the first (and most important) point I want to make: YOU DO NOT NEED A SUBSCRIPTION TO IFIT FOR THIS TREADMILL TO WORK. This thing is PLASTERED with stickers that say the treadmill is “locked” and it wont work until you “activate” it, this is absolutely not true. Based on other commenters posting about this, I wasnt even going to buy this treadmill, but the other one I had my eye on wound up getting sold out, so I decided to take a leap of faith (hoping that the bypass methods mentioned in other comments would work) and I bought this one. So that being said, everything written in other comments is true – you can bypass the activation of IFIT and the treadmill works perfectly fine.#2 – the treadmill was actually pretty easy to put together. I’d definitely say it was a two-person job. It took us maybe 2 hours. I dont know how anyone did it in 30 minutes, but maybe they have more experience than us.#3 – it’s REALLY quiet. Like, shockingly quiet. The last treadmill I owned was 15 years old, so maybe that’s skewing my perspective a little, but I am very impressed with how quiet this thing is.Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
Great treadmill for the price. I almost cancelled my order when I read the bad reviews. Do not read the bad reviews they are not all correct I didn’t read all but whatever I read scared the hell of me. First of all do not assemble it yourself. I don’t care how handy you are unless u assemble treadmill on a regular basis. I hired an company they did great job everything works as stated. Heart monitor is exact. One of the reviews mentioned that heart rate is false it’s not. I wear an Apple Watch and heart rate is same as what Apple Watch displays. Yes it came with a plastic part broken during delivery but it’s just cosmetic it doesn’t affect the running or walking factor. Bottom part and motor cover were broken but called manufacturer and they are sending the parts and schedule a tech to replace them. Amazon was great to give me an extra discount because of that as long as it’s safe. Incline is correct I know because I belong to a gym I know how incline works. I think most of the reviews are from people who tried to assemble the machine themselves . True some said machine came with manufacturers defect but you always can call Nordictrack and get help. I love this treadmill especially my gym is closed now.
Ivie Harper –
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Four of us use this pretty heavily since we got it 5 months ago. It goes up to speed 10 and incline 10. It is very quiet which we love because we live in a house with seven people. It has helped us deal with stress during the pandemic and stay healthier. The only thing I would change about it is a higher slope setting and to not restart you miles when you step away from it for too long. We find it easy to use and fold down and fold up.
I’ve been looking for a treadmill for quite awhile, and while I would have loved to buy one from Peloton, I didn’t want to wait around until May, and I also didn’t want to spend a fortune. Believe me, I thought that purchasing a treadmill under $1000 was a risky proposition, but ultimately, I am very happy with T6.5S from NordicTrack.Let me start by saying I was skeptical about the price of $697 from Amazon. Why was it marked down so much? I think I discovered this when the treadmill was delivered to my home. Be aware that this treadmill comes in a very large box and weighs 200 pounds. I paid the extra $20 for it to be delivered to the room of my choice; which was down a flight of stairs that has some pretty tight corners. I live alone, so this was absolutely the best option. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to open the box (which had some pretty severe gouges/rips in it, by the way) until that evening. Had I been able to open it with the delivery crew present, I would have sent it back immediately. The side rail (made of mostly plastic) had ripped from the MDF underlayment (surface just under the tread), and had shattered in multiple places. I discovered this after removing several of the parts and packaging.Well, I went right to my computer and contacted Amazon chat support to inform them of the issue. They were great, actually, and immediately scheduled the delivery of a replacement treadmill. I boxed the damaged treadmill back up, though the email from Amazon that I received a moment later told me that was unnecessary as the Amazon staff that were to pick up the damaged treadmill would bring packing materials.So, a week later the delivery men for the new treadmill showed up. They immediately told me they wouldn’t deliver the treadmill down to my basement, but after I told them that I paid for that service and argued a bit, they agreed to. I have to warn you, the design of the packaging of this treadmill is pretty poor. If it is rested on a corner of the box, or even the side with any force, it will likely get damaged. It might be a good idea to warn the delivery guys about this before they transport it to the room of your choice. I also now wonder if Amazon tried to pawn off the damaged one to me initially, knowing full well it was damaged. I guess I’ll never know.In any case, the new treadmill made it to my basement unharmed. After unpackaging all of the parts (carefully placing the foam inserts aside in case I had to repackage it), I was confident that nothing had been damaged in transport. I then read the entire assembly manual, which I highly recommend doing, so that you know what is coming. After getting the necessary tools (Screwdriver, adjustable wrench, and a socket set if you have one), I assembled the treadmill in about an hour and a half. I was able to do it myself, but it would certainly be easier with two people; particularly the point where you have to hold the treadmill up at an angle while you assemble the piston that allows you to lift it up and down for storage if you want to (I just leave mine down).Once the entire treadmill was assembled, I plugged into the wall with a power strip (also, recommended) and turned it on. Yes, I’m sure you’ve read all of the other emails about the requirement to sign up for iFit. Well true, the iFit icon does show up on the screen, and there is a bunch of documentation in the packaging about it, but as everyone else has mentioned, you just hold down the iFit logo button on the keypad for about 15-20 seconds and the warning will go away. Note: you need to have the safety/Stop magnet applied to the grab bar, or this process won’t work. Also, I’ve notice that you only need to do this the very first time you power the treadmill on; on every subsequent power-up, it goes straight to the regular dashboard.As far as the functionality of the treadmill goes, it’s actually pretty great, and just what I need. It’s quite simple with settings for incline and speed (both up to 10) and I like that I can just touch ‘5’ for 5 mph if I want to, instead of using the up or down arrows. There are some other features for different workouts that I haven’t used yet, but I’m sure I will get to them. I’ve also discovered that it is very important to have the treadmill on a very flat surface. Otherwise, the tread will shift to one side. Even with the slightest incline in my floor, I noticed this a little bit. Once I figured out the best placement though, it was fine. Also, I noticed that the surface under the tread was virtually free of oil (probably from laying around in the Amazon warehouse for some time), so I purchased some silicone-based treadmill oil that you apply every 50 miles or so, and it works great! The display also comes with speakers installed, which guess you can plug your iPhone or iPod into with an auxiliary cord. Not sure I’ll ever do that, as I just have headphones. Also, the sensitivity of the pulse meter on the grab bar has been hit or miss. Oh well, can’t have everything.So, was the process a bit of a pain? Well, yes, but overall, not too bad, and well worth it for the price. I’m totally satisfied with this treadmill and it does everything I need it to do.
GREAT treadmill. Especially for the price. Yes, the iFit button hack is one of the main reasons this is a five star and not a three star, but w/e. Can’t knock a company for trying to come up with extra monthly income. Let’s talk about the machine itself.First off: definitely try to get the delivery people to deliver this as close to the room you want as possible. Especially if you live alone. I didn’t think 200+ lbs was that big of a deal when I saw it in the description, but trust me…it is a chore lugging up and down stairs. Thank God for delivery folk.Next: just putting this together can be daunting if you don’t have another person. The first couple of steps are manageable by yourself. Putting the handrails together, getting the wire through etc…it’s annoying, but definitely simple and straightforward. HOWEVER: at the end…when you are trying to get the hydraulic lift pole thingy in place by holding up the 200 lb machine and unscrewing then screwing in bolts…yeah. That can be a real b-word if you are trying to do it yourself. I highly recommend having a friend or husband or large dog or something holding the machine up while you work it lest you have it just fall on you and kill you.Running on this thing has been pure joy. Thanks to COVID, we’re all trying to avoid icky germs and being around other people. Hence gyms = nono. I found this machine as good as any that I have used at most of the gyms I’ve been to, though it is without some bells and whistles and it is only ever going to be as sturdy as you make it since…well..you are putting it together.It’s a good buy. Worth the price for sure. Just remember what I tell you.
The treadmill works perfect. That said, even though it should take you only a half hour or at most an hour to install it does not. Why? The parts provided by the merchant were the wrong size. I had to go back and forth to the hardware store to get the correct size nuts/bolts/screws before I could build the damn thing. Took me 5 hours of back and forth and a lot of frustration. Do not struggle trying to make a square peg fit in a round hole. Use common sense and take a picture of the problem, go to the hardware store, explain the issue and have staff help you with a workaround. That is what I did. I should not have wasted my time trying to use the factory provided screws/bolts as they were the wrong size. Also tools are key. Some tools demand an extension or they will not fit in the tiny area so make sure you have the right tools to install. Other than the installation (which is easy if you have the right tools and parts) it works great. Lost 7 pounds so far on the treadmill after two and a half weeks. I walk, steep incline for 45 minutes twice a day, at 3 to 3.7 speed and poof weight falls off me like water out of the shower. I also read my e book as I walk when I use the lower speed of 3.
Weirs 42 –
I’ve had this for about a month now. I’m a 50 year old that is trying to get back into jogging again.Assembly. Took about two hours by myself.Now…I’m not counting the hour I took looking for another screw (Step #1) because the supplied screw did not fit.After that…things went smooth.I love this machine. I bypassed the Ifit like every one said and held the button down about 10 seconds. I may consider it in the future but just starting out.I just figured out this morning that you can adjust the cushion on the track. Looking forward to running on that tonight.I was honestly looking at the $350-$400 price range but after reading soooo many reviews, (mostly bad in that price range in reliability) this one seemed like a worthwhile gamble to spend the extra money. I use it about 30-45 min every other day. For the price I really think it would be hard to beat.
I’ve had this treadmill for a couple of months now. I can’t comment on how easy/hard it was to put together because I chose the option to pay extra for Amazon to come out and assemble it. The guy did a good job and it didn’t take him long.The only problem that I had was I didn’t know how to enable iFit. Long story short, there is supposed to be a card in the box with a code to enter. I didn’t have that so it either didn’t make it into the box or the Amazon assembly guy left it in the box and I threw it out with the trash. If this happens to you too, just call iFit directly. They gave me a new code and I was all set in no time – their Customer Service was excellent.As far as the treadmill use with iFit, I wasn’t sure if I would like iFit or not but I really do enjoy it. You can change up what your doing each time, pick different trainers, you explore different places, and overall it’s a good distraction that makes time go by fast.The treadmill itself is well made and works as outlined in the description. I’m happy with the purchase and would recommend.
Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer –
Buyer Beware!After setting up your treadmill and turning it on, the screen will say “Go to iFit.Com and register to activate.” It will appear that you need to sign-up for iFit to turn on your treadmill. iFit will ask for your credit card and will start a free trial, after which you will be AUTOMATICALLY charged $15.00 a month.You can get around registering for iFit, but NordicTrack does not state this anywhere in the manual and the packaging says you cannot start your treadmill before registering with iFit. This is predatory, and I actually think criminal behavior on the part of NordicTrak.TO GET AROUND THIS SCAM, hold down the iFit logo on the treadmill for 30 seconds and your treadmill will work. I hope this helps people from being forced to give out their credit card and personal information.
OKAY FIRST OF ALL I READ THE REVIEW ABOUT HOLDING THE iFit button down for 30 seconds so i was prepared to do that and thank you for your advice but surprisingly mine came with the screen already operational nevertheless thank you.I love this treadmill it is perfect for me the capacity is 300 and it’s one of the reasons I got it because I weigh 280 it doesn’t squeak or make weird noises. IT’S SUPER HEAVY i would recommend when ordering you ask they bring it indoors for you that was a huge mistake i made because it was soooo heavy and they put it by my neighbors apartment not mine so you can imagine my struggle.During the time putting it together there was only a few issues 1 was the bar the is holding the screen panel part was not lining up this alone took my husband and I almost 20 minutes because it would not line up nor would it screw in (we even broke a screwdriver that’s how hard it was) I would have got an assembler to come out but he didn’t want me to. Anyways I used it for 30 mins this morning and it worked flawlessly. I WILL UPDATE if any problems I haven’t noticed yet show up
First let me start by saying the treadmill is amazing. One of the delivery guys was bringing it in and their first comment was man this is heavy you can tell this isn’t a cheap one. It’s incredibly sturdy and everything works as desired without unnecessary frills. I’ve been on treadmills with fans before they don’t do anything 🙂 The delivery guys were fast and polite.Now the negative which has nothing to do with Amazon or the treadmill itself, but the deceptiveness and out right lies that are printed inside of the manuals and the screen when you purchased this treadmill claiming that it literally will not work if you don’t activate the iFit subscription. This is not unique to just this treadmill, it is the new wave sweeping exercise equipment. They will outright claim that you have to subscribe to their subscriptions or equipment will not work and it is not true. To be honest I’m really surprised this is legal. However….The 30 second trick does work! Hold down the blue iFit button for 30 seconds and it will get you out of the screen telling you to activate ifit and your treadmill will immediately start working!!At the end of the day I would recommend this treadmill and hope that lawmakers stop this immoral practice praying on people who fall for their lies.
Ray A. –
So for a 2.6HP treadmill with this belt size, the price was right.Delivery: I opted to pay $20 extra for ‘in room of choice’ delivery. Without a helper this thing would have been impossible for me to bring in the house. It is quite large box (7ft long? 2.5ft wide?) and quite heavy (200lbs?) So $20 well spent. Two people came and delivered it. They scheduled with me 48 hours in advance, it was a 4 hour window of delivery. I just needed to be home and point where I wanted them to leave the box.Assembly: I see a lot of complaints about assembly. I would say it is about as difficult as similar fitness equipment. You will need a few hand tools: screw driver (phillips), 14mm wrench (an SAE size also seemed to fit, but 14mm fit better), it comes with an allen/hex key. An electronic screwdriver or drill with hex key bit and phillips bit will make things easier – but be very careful not to overtighten small screws that go through plastic fittings. Assembly likely took me about 2 hours? A helper will make things much easier – though I did it by myself I wouldn’t recommend it – there were a couple of times the book said get a helper and I didn’t and it occurred to me that if I slipped or lost grip it was going to hurt really badly if something came crashing down that I was holding in place while I used my other hand to turn a screw or bolt. Basically I’ll say this – if you don’t think you could assemble a kid’s bicycle, then pay for someone else to assemble it. If you don’t have screwdrivers or wrenches, pay for someone else to assemble it. If you don’t have a helper, pay for someone else to assemble it. I’m really lucky I didn’t slip and hit my head or crush my hand when I was too impatient to wait for a helper to come home from work :)Functionality – as has been reported in other reviews, you turn it on and it says it won’t do anything until you activate it only. Activation basically signs you up for an account. I didn’t bother. I’m never going to use the ifit function and I don’t want to give my info to one more company that doesn’t need it.If you turn power on, then hold down ifit button for 30 seconds – it will skip the activation process. I read this from another reviewer, and it worked.Other than that – features are as described. It’s a treadmill. It’s not any more quiet or loud than any other residential treadmill I’ve seen. I’m sure that in a year I’ll need to adjust the belt, and lubricate it. That’s pretty typical.
After searching for basic Treadmill around $200-300 range, when saw their reviews most people comments don’t buy them, so after a little while I found this one and I found here one issue that it forces to buy ifit a way to get more money out of you monthly basis –? why you need to pay $15 a month you can enroll to any fitness club for that money and you don’t need to buy Treadmill -Correct ! , due to weather condition you want to do exercise in home that will save you money overtime . So, thanks to few others review who told to work around to avoid the Scam.Pros:1) Easy to use after assembly.2) Very Basic give you heart rate and calories burn.3) foldable but not save much space so it’s fine as is.Cons:1) It is Noisy but less costly as compared to high-end fancy one so can be tolerate able.2)Assembly instruction manual having wrong numbering so used size info to assemble and BILT App.3) All APP are needs paid subscription so of no used and forcing you subscribe4)Screen is small, so you need to connect your own device or work Infront of your TV.Conclusion: I will recommend this product, but they should not force to activate as it should be choice not a mandatory as they put big red sticker –STOP Activate First.
This machine is the coolest thing, especially because I’ve connected iFit to it. Don’t bypass the registration, try it out for the 30 day trial, but I immediately agreed to the monthly cost. It is the most immersive way to exercise I’ve ever tried, and the treadmill is quiet, easy to use, and amazing technology for the price paid. I can’t believe something like this isn’t $600 more. I can’t say how easy it was to set up because I paid the $88 delivery to room of choice and installation, which was on time, professional, and pain-free. I’m a believer, and have enjoyed five or six walks a week, and am building to use the intermittent jogging trainings. I can say that I emailed Nordic track over a week ago and still haven’t heard back, so the slow service may be a thing, but I work for a hotel and can understand short staffing at this time in our lives.
Mickey DMickey D –
I’ve had this treadmill for a month. It ships in a very large box. It’s heavy (at least for me it was) Assembly needs two people and follow the instructions to keep the handles and dashboard balanced when you tighten the bolts at the end. I recommend using the assembly app. It helped me a lot. The app has video and picture images on how to assemble it.The treadmill itself is sturdy. I purchased an equipment mat 7ft in length to protect my hardwood floor. The shock absorbers are nice. The incline is smooth. The tread itself is sturdy, no slipping or weird movement. Everything worked well after assembly. *NOTE: The screen itself is a bit deceiving in the advertisement photos. Make sure you notice the screen and not the tablet in front of it (With the IFit App, the screen on the treadmill doesn’t make much difference)You DON’T need to use the iFit app once assembled. When you turn the treadmill on for the first time, YOU CAN BYPASS THE IFIT FEATURE MANUALLY. Simply hold down the IFit button for about 10 seconds. It will override the IFit feature and you can operate the treadmill manually.I personally love the iFit app feature. I have fun doing the walking series. I wasn’t sure if it was worth it at first. Now I can’t live without it. It’s fun and makes the time go by fast. Plus there’s historical walking/running tours that are informative and meet your cardio needs.The treadmill is easy to fold up. It’s not really heavy but a bit awkward. It has this nice kick stand that releases the tread and lowers it slow and hydraulically so you don’t have to bend to lower it.Overall a good purchase for the price. As of right now, I would recommend it.
We bought this treadmill to get cardio in during COVID-19 lockdown, and are very happy with it. For the price paid, it is very high quality and a great value. The machine was packed very well for shipping. I recommend registering the product as soon as you get it built.My wife is pretty happy with it. It does appear to move faster than the treadmills on a similar speed setting at the health club. The belt was slightly misaligned to the right, but I found an online support article showing how to make a few turns with the allen wrench to center, super easy! The stride length is very good for us both, so we never feel like we’re going to fall off the back. The electronics are attractive and simple to operate. Belt operation is smooth and relatively quiet.The treadmill releases very easily to fold up if you need to move it out of the way. We have dedicated a space in our media room for it, so this is less important to us. Assembly took maybe an hour, and the instructions were very easy to follow.The only complaint I have about the workouts is I wish the arm support bars extended a bit further back. I find that when resting my hands on them, I have to orient my body a bit too far forward, and the tips of my shoes will sometimes tap on the kick panel covering the front of the belt. Also, there are some rough edges to the plastic where they were removed from the mold right at the end of the hand rests so I need to file those down – very minor annoyance.I don’t use the ifit.com subscription – you can disable this as others have noted on first use by holding down the iFIT button and letting the machine reset itself, maybe 30 seconds. I prefer to watch movies or listen to music while using so this was not a feature that mattered to me.Overall I’m very happy with this purchase and with the support from NordicTrack!Pros:+ Quality/sturdy construction+ Ease of assembly+ Fluid motion/incline+ Excellent support+ Attractive design+ Great value/price+ Well packaged!+ Easy to fold up/move (wheels are great)Cons- iFIT unnecessary IMO- wish arm rests were a bit longerI would not hesitate to buy this treadmill if you’re considering one in this price range.
Maximillian M.Maximillian M. –
This was my first treadmill purchase and I spent several weeks researching various models and reading product reviews to become as informed as possible. To start with, my wife and I LOVE our new Nordic Track! Is it perfect? No. Those who reserve 5 stars for only a perfect item will never rate anything 5 stars. It is a very good treadmill in my experience and while I did read of some people having technical issues, that has not been my experience. I have been regularly using my treadmill for 3 months now, so I do have a decent amount of experience with it in order to leave a fair review.One of the things I really like about this treadmill is the iFit compatibility. There are so many different types of workouts you can select with a full range of beginner to experienced in all categories. You can choose walking, hiking, running, cross-training, walk-run, etc. and there are several series for beginners and advanced users as well. Weight loss, running series, incline series, and more. They have a great assortment of trainers and the treadmill syncs to the workout you choose and adjusts the speed and incline automatically throughout the workout. You do have the ability to easily override the auto adjustments in case you need to slow it down or want to speed it up more, but it is really nice being able to just focus on form and enjoy the workout without having to change speed and incline throughout.I assembled the treadmill myself and it was very easy to do. Only the last part required a second person to assist and in total, it took me about 2 hours from start to finish. The instruction manual is concise and easy to follow. I was missing two small screws that secure the cup holders in place, but one call and they were quickly shipped out to me and arrived 3 days later. These missing screws did not prevent me from using my treadmill in the meantime.I don’t fold my treadmill regularly as I don’t need the floor space, but I did include a picture of the folded position so you can see how it looks. If you have a lack of floor space but still want a treadmill, this may be the answer. The motor is not very loud in my opinion. It is a treadmill and there is going to be some noise. When the incline is increasing or going down, the noise is more distinct, but it really does not sound louder than one should expect to hear from a motor raising and lowering a heavy treadmill with someone on it.The incline has a range of 0-10 and that is perfectly good for where I am at. I suppose endurance runners and very advanced users may want more of an incline, but it is ideal to me. The speed range is from 1-10 miles and I have only taken it up to 6.5mph so far. Maybe one day I will hit 10mph and wish I could go faster, but I think I am pretty good with the speed range for a long time.I purchased the 3-year maintenance warranty on Amazon and recommend it if only to have it professionally serviced once per year. I do not want to have to deal with extra out of pocket costs if something breaks down and for $89, you can hardly go wrong. You will see when you register your treadmill on the Nordic Track site that they will offer you the same coverage, but it is a lot more expensive. Buy it through Amazon.Finally, some people don’t like the iFit membership cost. It is $15 per month or $39 per month for a family plan. I received 2 free months with my purchase and renewed it as soon as my free trial was up because it’s such a great feature. If you do not want an iFit membership, you can still use the treadmill in manual mode as well as the 20 preset programs the treadmill comes with. I think it would still be a great treadmill without iFit, but I encourage you to at least use the free iFit trial period before deciding you don’t want it.The other models of this treadmill include bigger screens and higher inclines. I may upgrade myself in 3 years, but if you want a great first treadmill, I highly recommend this one.
I had a NordicTrack treadmill for 10 years and used it everyday. When it died of old age, I bought a new one in March. It quit in July, it’s now October and 19 emails later NordicTrack still hasn’t fixed it. They send parts and links to YouTube videos on how to replace them, but the problem persists. I thought I was buying from a reputable company but I have since looked online and there are dozens of complaints about NordicTrack, this faulty machine, and their very poor service response. There are other companies out there, buy from anyone buy but NordicTrack, they aren’t the company they used to be.
Bubba Knows –
As for the treadmill, it seems well constructed, was very easy to assemble and has made my wife pretty happy – win. You can press and hold the iFit button down for approx 20 seconds and bypass the monthly reoccurring membership to work out if you want – thanks to whoever posted that in their review earlier as I clearly do not want to pay a monthly gym membership at home.As for buying large objects like this through Amazon – think it out and set your expectations. I have found Amazon to be completely reliable for printer ink, woodworking hand held tools and equipment, cleaning supplies… coffee… BUT I have not had good luck buying larger freight shipment items. This was scheduled for delivery on July 23rd and we received it on August 6th. We paid for the deliver to room of choice – XPO the subcontracted delivery from Amazon almost left the box on our curb but we heard the truck and went out and after a short discussion they agreed to bring it 200+’ up our driveway and roll to our back patio where I assembled it. XPO was absolutely awful. I had to call Amazon to get in touch with them and they are a freight service – not a customer service type business. They could give a hoot what you think, feel, or want… they’ll deliver it to you when they are darn good and ready. From the package tracker we saw that the treadmill arrived in our city on the 24th of July. Amazon said we needed to wait until the 6th of August before they would refund or reorder and viola, on the 6th of August in the afternoon it arrived. The box had significant damage. The packaging inside the box was rumbled. The upright rails were scratched and one of the side plates on the belt assembly has a cosmetic dent in it. I say all of this to help you temper your expectations. Prime meant free delivery but … you might want to pay a local retailer to deliver your machine.As for the treadmill as a whole. This is a very basic model which is exactly what we wanted. If you’re looking for a fancy full of features and video deal you’ll need to spend some more. As for us, we’ll watch TV or listen to our Bose sound and really just want the workout.
I can’t even begin to explain how much I LOVE this machine!!!! I do feel like it’s important to mention that it was very difficult for my husband to put together and he’s been a carpenter for 15 years so he’s really handy. Also, once it was all assembled, it wasn’t working properly so I contact tech support at Nordictrack. They were very patient and helpful and worked through multiple troubleshooting techniques for over an hour. Unfortunately, the problem was deeper than the surface so we couldn’t fix it. They apologize multiple times and sent out a new console which I got about 5 days later. I connected the new one and it works great! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The workouts really keep you engaged and the fact that the machine does all of the work in terms of adjusting the speed and incline makes things so much easier! I don’t have any joint pain so I feel like the suspension works really week. I got the 10 inch screen (T-series 6.5 Si) and the screen is roughly the size of an iPad – much larger in person than it looks in the picture – plus the video clarity is great!!!
COVID has changed my life. I now work from home and am no longer teaching water aerobics or doing Pilates. I went from a fairly active lifestyle to sitting and not getting out. My body has paid the price. I finally purchased this GREAT treadmill to get me going again and I LOVE it!!! I just wish I had purchased it sooner!! I felt better after the first use and continue to feel even better as I continue to use it. I’m very grateful I was able to purchase this treadmill as so many in local stores were out of stock – many other people doing the same as me. I felt like the price was reasonable, too, for such a high quality treadmill – paid $630 (tax included). I did a lot of research before purchasing and I’m glad I ordered the NordicTrack T Series 6.5S. I didn’t need all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models – I just turn on my music or catch up on programs I like to watch and I’m good to go. I love that it folds up & down easily, too. It is a cold wet day outside, but no worry, I’ll just hope on my treadmill INSIDE and get a great workout!! THANK YOU!!!
I’ll write more as I use it but I wanted to make a few comments about assembly.1) The box is bulky and heavy–200lbs. If you don’t have someone to help lift it, pay the extra $20 to have them deliver it to a room of your choice (if that option is available).2) I did most of the steps by myself (~3 hours), with the exception of connecting/fastening the console and applying the hydraulic piston to the under side. With that being said, it would have been far easier with 2.3) DEFINITELY download the BILT app (the QR code is on a flyer attached to the instructions) to assist you with assembly. It allows you go step by step with animated instructions, and to 3D rotate/zoom/pan around the model (treadmill) and identify each nut/screw/bolt by tapping on individual parts to assist with what’s what. It was very helpful.4) As someone said before, NorticTrack tries to suck you in to the iFit app, which requires you entering personal info, credit card info, etc, essentially forcing you to pay for their program. To avoid that, as soon as you plug in and flip the switch to Reset, hold down the iFit icon for 20-30 seconds. You then can use the treadmill without registering.
So far I love it. It’s the perfect price. Some people don’t want to get this because it says you have to subscribe to the iFit program. I never had to! I learned that if you hold the iFit button for about 20-30 sec it skip the whole having to sign up to it. Doing that I didn’t have to worry about having to call to cancel the subscription. It comes with 4 programs that have 5 different levels in each-20 in total! They are not all that easy I have to stop on one about 15 min into it because I couldn’t keep up! I know I’m not that in shape but I’m not that out of shape either. I’m 5’7’’ 125 lbs and have had 4 kids. The hear rate monitor works- at first I thought it didn’t because it would start to blink like it was going to give me my results and then it would disappear. I learned that even if it did that you have to keep your hands there and your heart rate WILL appear-you just have to be patient.The incline works great! Haven’t had a problem. Same with the speed.Unless you know for a fact that you can run/sprint more than 10 mph then you can consider getting a faster treadmill. I could barely keep up going 6 mph for a little bit. Cup holders are great. It does have a plug for an auxiliary cable if you want to use your phone with its speakers. The side rails(not sure if thats what they’re called) help when I lose my balance to get back on track. It also has the emergency stop that you can clip on to yourself in case you fall.It won’t fit through all door frames so measure! It helps if you know what room your going to want it in so it gets assembled in that one room. It not too noisy- I don’t think I’ve ever used a treadmill that was dead silent before. It doesn’t have a fan but even the ones that do are not even that strong! I think the treadmills that have them are just to make it feel more like your outside rather than to cool you off. Just grab a fan you already have at home and done! Overall I believe I made a great purchase!
Megan Ruth LancasterMegan Ruth Lancaster –
This was my first large treadmill purchase and I was a bit reluctant to purchase such a beast of equipment online without first trying it in a store. To add to the excitement, I decided to opt for basic front door delivery with Prime and put this machine together without professional assistance. I ordered the treadmill on a Friday afternoon and received the package the following Tuesday. It was packaged extraordinarily well and arrived on a wood pallet. This thing is HEAVY – but my husband and I were able to move it with minimal issues (moving coasters helped!). As for putting it together, my husband was able to accomplish this in about an hour and a half by himself. He was surprised at how straightforward the assembly was, although quickly admitted that it was definitely a two person job. Once we remembered to put the red magnetic key in the front of the machine, we were in business! This is a very well made piece of equipment that operates beautifully at the highest of inclines and at all available speeds – and it is STURDY. We are very happy with this purchase. Thank you Amazon and NordicTrack!
Per the headline, I’ve had my machine for 3 weeks now and am loving every minute of it. The only reason I had a gym membership was to use their treadmill. I canceled that after only 2 workouts on this machine. Below are the details of my experience from purchase to assembly:Purchase: As some reviewers have stated the treadmill is a bear to assemble by yourself (which is what I did). However, if you have a competent friend/family member willing to give you an hour of their time I would bypass the professional assembly. However, DEFINITELY pay the extra $20 for in-house/desired room delivery (even if you live in a one-story house). The box the treadmill comes in weighs about 200 lbs. You do not want to try maneuvering it around your house/apartment without help.Delivery: As stated above, I use the desired room delivery. The Amazon delivery service was on-time, professional and capable (although I did have to help the guys get the box around a tricky corner in my building’s staircase). They called once when they were on their way to my location, and again as they were pulling. I’ve always been gun-shy about purchasing large items on Amazon, but if this is the level of service one can expect from their delivery service I may do so more often.Assembly: Again, assembly can be done with one person (it’s in no way easy, and you should be able to lift at least 50 lbs by yourself), but I don’t recommend it. However, having gone through the steps there wasn’t anything that I thought would warrant paying an extra $70 for a professional to come do. Just make sure you have a Phillips-head screwdriver, and either a socket wrench (with plenty of socket heads) or an adjustable wrench. All other tools needed come with the treadmill. As others have stated some of the bolts are in hard to reach spots. Take your time, follow the instructions and assembly shouldn’t take more than an hour. Pro Tip: there’s no need to purchase a mat for the bottom of the treadmill (to protect your floor) if you’re strapped for cash. When you take the top off the box, simply cut off the side pieces, put the belt/motor component on the top and use it as your floor protection. The cardboard doesn’t slide/slip at all when you’re on the treadmill.Usage: Unlike some others I actually bought this machine FOR the iFit functionality. I have an iFit account and absolutely love the service. From what I read you can cancel the membership (almost immediately) after the machine has been activated. Personally I love just being able to focus on my run/walks and let the machine self-adjust speed and incline on its own. Full disclosure though…you really don’t need an iFit membership to take advantage of this function. While you can manually adjust settings like any gym treadmill, this machine comes with (I think) 20 preset workouts that also self-adjust. I haven’t used any of them yet, but from scrolling through the menus they look pretty varied in terms of challenge level. The machine is quieter than any gym treadmill I’ve ever used. I workout watching TV and routinely run at 6 mph without having to adjust the TV’s volume. Transitions between incline and speed levels is smooth and natural. I also love that you can adjust the cushyness/firmness of the belt.Storage: The treadmill doesn’t take up that much space. It’s a little shorter than a child’s twin bed (probably about the same width). While it can be folded you really don’t save that much space with the belt/bed up (since it rests at a angle that’s only slight shorter than the length when fully deployed). I generally leave it down and ready to use.Overall I’m extremely happy with this purchase. I haven’t any issues or complaints 3 weeks in, but appreciate the length of the warranties that come standard with the treadmill (I did however buy the 3-year maintenance plan ). I would definitely recommend this machine without reservation!
M. Crossman –
Like a lot of people who were used to using the cardio in the gym, this virus lockdown was problematic. We bought this early into the stay at home orders in CA. Given the relatively low price I was concerned about it being stable-but it is plenty solid for us. We use it primarily for fast walking but I put 6-7 miles on it a day (sometimes more). Don’t expect what you can get for 3-5 thousand (it isn’t like a gym model-but functions similarly). Nice incline, good read out. If you are fairly handy-can use simple hand tools and carefully follow instructions, you can do the build yourself. There are a couple of places a second set of hands helps. It is a process-I think it took me a couple hours (and I build things a fair amount). The reviews that tell you not to fall for the attempt at selling the on line trainer crap are accurate. After you get it set up just hit the blue ifit button and it will bypass the screen that has you enter the code to sign up. Once you do this the machine stays in manual mode and you wont have to mess with it again. If you want the ifit thing you get more functionality out of the preset controls-but all I want to do is walk, jog and incline sometimes. There is also a pair of speakers that you can aux cord connect to (would be nice if it was blue tooth). There is a small shelf on the monitor that you can put your iPad on. Overall, super happy with this for the price.
I like this treadmill a lot–It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of a treadmill in a professional gym but it doesn’t cost as much either. I think for the price this treadmill is a great value–it feels solid, it has the electronic incline function (not manual), the speeds should cover most if not all home users (I run a lot and the speed settings of 5 – 7 are about as fast as I’d run outside).I’m still considering the extended warranty since sh*t can happen, regardless of the extent of use and I’m sure it’d be expensive for parts and labor. I saw some negative reviews of the extended warranty saying that it doesn’t cover the technician’s trip to your home. Please read the fine print, below, taken from NordicTrack’s site, and note that you’ll be charged if you live > 25 miles from an authorized service center.Overall: five starts, fits my needs and meets my high expectations for a well built, versatile treadmill.SERVICE PLAN…(6) Service Deliverables:There is no deductible required to obtain service for Your Covered Product. You will receive service on Your Covered Product using the same type of service provided during the manufacturer’s warranty as described below:Carry-In: Covered Products must be delivered and picked up by You at an authorized service center during normal business hours. In the event a Covered Product must be shipped to a central service facility, We will pay for the return shipping cost.In-Home: Service will be performed in Your home. The authorized service center may opt to remove the Covered Product to perform service inshop and will return the Covered Product upon completion. Additional time and mileage charges for in-home repairs outside of twenty-five (25) contiguous land miles or the normal service radius of the authorized service center are not covered by this Agreement. In the event a Covered Product must be shipped to a central service facility, We will pay for two-way shipping to the point of repair and thereafter.
Aside from the quirky mandatory need to override the iFit feature by holding down the iFit button on the treadmill- or create an iFit account- we love this treadmill. For the price paid, it is an excellent deal and a very nice user experience. I needed a treadmill with a wider tread, so this treadmill fit the bill. I only walk on it, I do not run. That said I am larger and have the walking platform set to softest and it is a great comfortable experience. It is a heavy unit so maneuverability was ding’ed one star, but it feel well built which is the trade off. I thought it was easy to assemble following the printed instructions that came with the unit. It toolk me about 2 hours plus clean up time. A huge upgrade for this household.
I purchased this treadmill during Prime day. I was looking for a treadmill that I could fold when not in use. This treadmill was a great price as I was looking for a treadmill that was under $600. I have now had this treadmill for several months and have logged over 30 runs on it.AssemblyAssembly was fairly easy if you are handy and don’t mind putting things together. This treadmill came with paper directions as well as an app that contained video directions. The video directions was very helpful as certain steps were hard to figure out. The one thing that held up my assembly time was the fact that some screws were hard to go in. It definitely would help to have two people putting this together as one person can hold the two pieces together while the other person screws it together. For the screws that were hard to go in I ended up using my drill on a low setting. It was definitely easier using the drill but just make sure to use a low setting so you don’t strip the screws. Over all I think it took me about an hour and 30 minutes to put it together and that was working by myself.Set upThere are many reviews were people have said that this treadmill can’t be used with a Nordictrack iFit membership. That is not true. There is a trick to bypass signing up for a membership. All you have to do is make sure the red safety key is attached to the handle. Once you turn on the treadmill, it will say Go to iFit.com and register to activate. Next, hold down the iFit logo on the treadmill for at least 30 seconds. You should be able to use your treadmill. Do not give Nordictrack any additional money for an iFit membership unless you just want to. Nordictrack should explain this in the directions but of course they don’t because they want people to pay them more money. I did not take off a star for this treadmill for this because this has nothing to do with how the treadmill functions.WarrantyI purchased the 5 year warranty for the treadmill because treadmills are famous for breaking down. Either the motor or the belt has a tendency to wear down over time, as well as other parts. There was a special where if you brought the 5 year warranty you get the 6 year for free. I went with this option. The warranty even included service calls for routine maintenance. I want my treadmill to last for more than 3 years so I purchased the warranty.FunctionI wish the treadmill had Bluetooth capability but it doesn’t. The only way to hook up a device is with an auxiliary cord. Who wants to do this in the wireless age? This treadmill also doesn’t have a fan but I wasn’t expecting this treadmill to have a fan since this is considered an entry level treadmill. I don’t mind not having a fan on the treadmill because since my treadmill is kept in the garage, I can easily hook up a fan nearby. And since there is no ability to connect a device I just use a Bluetooth speaker. This is perfect because I don’t have to worry about headphones being charged or headphones falling out of my ears. The speed on this treadmill is sufficient for my needs. So far I have only gone up to speed level 7. I’m 48 so I don’t do much sprinting on my treadmill. The incline functions as it should.I like that I can fold up the treadmill when it’s not being used. It’s fairly easy to raise and lower the treadmill. It’s not too heavy. However, if you plan on moving the treadmill, then you will need to tilt the treadmill back and use the wheels to move the treadmill to a better location. Depending on your strength level you may need help moving the treadmill. I’m 6’0 and weight 210 and I’m able to move the treadmill without a problem but it’s not super easy. With my size and weight I feel like the treadmill holds up very well. It does not wobble while I’m running. It feels very sturdy. This is a great entry level treadmill.
Postal SuziPostal Suzi –
This Treadmill does just what I need it to do…. provide a level walking service for 72 year old me. Considering:1. The delivery guy dropped it on the front patio, considering that the unit IN THE BOX would not fit thru the 36 inch door. We had to “de-cant” it outside and take it inside.2. We are both in our 70s and it is very heavy… thanks to an appliance dolly.. we got it into our living room3. Assembly went okay.. the manual has clear instructions.. but there are a couple of YouTube videos that helped (google search: assembly of Nordictrack 6.5S) One by I Con Fitness Assembly Help (NordicTrack T-series Assembly) … and .. one by M A Furniture and Fitness Equipment Assembly. It helped to watch them put one together first.4. We planned on putting it in the office… but the width is 36inches and would not fit thru the 30 inch door without a MAJOR wrestling match…. so we put it in the living room (at least I can watch TV in there) And because it folds up.. it does not take up as much room as you would think…5. Order the SURGE SUPRESSOR (different from a Surge Protector).. when you order the treadmill… we had to wait 3 days to get one…. we did not want to risk the computer processor with our rural electrical grid.6.Treadmill…check. Surge SUPRESSOR… check….. Major BUMMER the console would not light up…. Holiday weekend…Online to Activate with Ifit…signed up… did NOT get an activation code… Called AMAZON… they offered a replacement… at no charge.. to be shipped the next business day (10 days to get it by freight…)TURNS OUT… a couple of wires had pulled loose from the main connector… pushed them into the connector and everything works fine. So.. we cancelled the replacement.This treadmill will work fine for what I need… walking… the hardest part, for me, is holding it up and triggering the release latch with my short legs while standing on one leg…. the unit practically lowers itself down. The balance is such that I can easily lift it up again for storage. It is somewhat easy to move.. if you need to. And it is stable enough I don’t have to worry about it falling over on the cats or the dog… even if bumped.
Robert Merriman –
I am an avid runner (65+ yrs) and my wife is an avid treadmill walker at the YMCA. We both have been considering getting a treadmill back into the home as an alternative to the Y and, yes, I will run on it when the weather is bad outside. We wanted to keep the price point to below $1K and after a bit of research decided on this model. It arrived on time and after I gently got the heavy device down to the basement I assembled it within 2 hours. Thanks to some prior Amazon posts, I knew to press and hold the iFit button to activate without having to enroll in the iFit subscription. The product registration is separate. The treadmill is great. Purchased the floor pad as well. We don’t need all the iFit extras. This is simple to operate and nice to have now that we are all locked down. Happy Trails!!
This review is specifically for setup. As many others have complained about NordicTrack really goes above and beyond to try to scam customers with the iFiT subscription. I paid through Amazon to have my treadmill assembled for me. The tech left the treadmill with all the notices on the display to activate iFiT in order for the treadmill to function. The treadmill will literally be locked and unable to operate. I had already read reviews stating that this could be bypassed by holding down the iFIT button for a few seconds. The tech claimed that the company must have disabled this feature and showed me that holding it down wasn’t working. He told me I would have to sign up and then left without the treadmill operating. After a few hours of reading through the manual, going on the website, and trying to connect to both Amazon and NordicTrack customer service with no luck I finally found one random review that mentioned the Safety key/cord. Holding down the iFIT icon will only bypass the subscription if the Safety key is in place. Well mine was no where to be found! I went out to the trash and found it in the packaging at the bottom of the trash that the tech had offered to remove. I really have to wonder if it had been thrown out intentionally. As soon as I put the key in place I was able to bypass iFIT and operate the treadmill in manual. Shame on NordicTrack for misleading customers with a forced subscription and for not making it clear in the manual or customer support info that it is not required. I will be thinking twice before purchasing a NordicTrack product!!
JonQ York –
In the early 90s – about 25 years ago, I bought a NordicTrack treadmill – for around $2,000. Recently, I decided we needed one with a shorter ramp because we’re running out of space and spot where I wanted to put it – was about 2 inches too short. And one day while running on the old machine, I looked back at how much ramp space there was behind my feet that I wasn’t using and wondered if anyone made a shorter treadmill now. The ramp on the old machine was like 6 feet long and I really only used the first 3-4 feet of it.I went on Amazon and looked them up and sure enough, to my delight, they make shorter ones now!Since my old one had lasted so long (even though it didn’t really get much use!), I decided to go with another NordicTrack despite several negative and disturbing reviews.I was very happily surprised to see these things selling for around $600 now! But I figured the quality will be worse or it will have fewer features. When we received it and got it all set up – I was amazed that the quality was as high as it was on the $2,000 machine and happy to see it had all the same features. The funny thing is – it literally has exactly the same features. They’re just laid out and displayed in a different way. The buttons for speed and incline are easier to press and far more attractive to look at.The center screen that supposedly has workout programs that you can follow – I find to be totally useless. I just use it to monitor my progress… how many minutes, how much distance I’ve done, etc. But if it has some workout programs in it – it’s not instantly obvious how to access them, so I haven’t bothered. I don’t care enough about that feature to worry about it.The really nice thing about this newer version is that when you want to put the ramp up (Do they call it a ramp? Anyway, the thing your feet touch when you’re running on it), when you put it up – you can literally do it with the touch of a finger. You just barely lift it – it’s like lifting a 5 pound weight… and the hydraulics take care of the rest.When you put it down, you unlock it and then just let go of it and it will settle down to the floor very gently on its own. You don’t have to lift or hold any weight at all when you put it back down. On the 25-year-old machine – that thing was seriously heavy and you had to have some real strength to lift it up and down. Which was fine except it was a little scary – what if you drop it? And over the intervening 25 years, my back isn’t exactly what it used to be! So it was actually a bit of a problem for my back. So, this new model is really awesome in this respect.We also bought the $95 assembly package. The guy who came out was awesome. He put it together in about 45 minutes. The thing was a big complicated mess right out of the box. If I had attempted it – I’m not even sure if I could have finished it. But if I could have, I am sure it would have taken at least a week! So, the $95 was well worth it. Oh and by the way, keep in mind Amazon doesn’t really pay these guys all that well. Amazon takes 40% of that fee. Why? I don’t know… because they’re not doing any of the work or incurring any of the travel expenses. They really should give these guys 90% of it. So we left him a good tip. We knew it had taken him an hour to get to us from the last place he was. So, for Amazon to pay him just $57 for what amounted to 2 hours of work we didn’t really think was fair.All in all I’m very happy with it. It’s not only every bit as good – but it’s even better – than the old machine that cost 3x more 25 years ago.
The instruction manual is quite clear this requires two people to assemble. I did not have two people; I had myself and a cat. The cat did her best to help, which mostly entailed climbing into the box and batting at packing materials. (I also have dogs but they did not put forth any effort.) So, I had to assemble it myself. I can definitely see why they recommend two people, there were some parts where I had to screw something low while holding something in place high, and though I might crush myself. What I did was unsafe. However, it was possible. I assembled it and it runs great. I followed the advice of another reviewer and held down the iFit button for 30 seconds to avoid a subscription. I have also adjusted the belt and that was quite easy. I’ve run and walked on it several times now and it is going well! It is easy to adjust the speed manually, and I usually run at 6 or 7 mph with no problems. Folding it up is really easy and convenient also.The audio jack does not work with my Android phone, it says “iPod compatible” so I am guessing it would work with an iPhone. But it doesn’t really matter.This was a great deal for the price, I highly recommend it.
Cindy P. –
Going to be very blunt about this machine. I’m a 23 year old female who was able to put this machine (Norditrack 6.5 Treadmill) all by myself and it’s honestly the best purchase ever.Majority of these negative reviews are about how you have to sign up in order to get basically their package of running with instructors or watching the view. There’s a tab on the top right where it says manual workout and you’re able to get straight into your workout. I didn’t need to sign up for ANYTHING OR PAY FOR THEIR MEMBERSHIP. Also, the machine came in one piece. So disregard the other bad reviews if you don’t mind just running on your own with your favorite tv show playing to pass the time. 10/10 would BUY AGAIN
This treadmill is absolutely amazing!! Fits perfectly and nicely in my bedroom! I was able to assemble it in about two hours. Two people would def help but honestly nothing a secure chair and a little manipulation can’t help. You will need help to get the base where you want it, but once in place you can put it together solo Sound: very quiet for a treadmill. I am able to workout at night and share a wall with other tenants and no complaints or issues. Some people say it squeaks, it should not, mine does not at all.Run: this thing works like a charm. I’ve only had this a week and logged over 25 miles and been able to use this machine twice a day some days without any problem.Con: the factory defect that those speak of on here is true. The controls are missing buttons, but honestly for the price I’m not completely worried about it.ifit: you don’t have to register for it before starting machine, just turn on and hold ifit for 30secs to bypass and you’re all good. Also you can still sign up and use your 1 year ifit after you have done this.
OCTAVIO L JAMESOCTAVIO L JAMES –
I thought I would buy this for the convenience of rolling out of bed and doing cardio. In only three months of irregular use the belt comes off and gets twisted up as per photo.
Vikram S. –
Bought the T series 6.5s (5 inches) during the Cyber Monday sale and it promptly arrived in about a week’s time. Was delivered to the driveway and it needed two able-bodied people (myself & spouse) to move it indoors and down a flight of stairs to the basement where it resides now. Was fairly simple to set up but had to follow the instructions. Instructions were available through two methods – the iPhone app or the paper manual that was in the box. Most of the assembly could be done by one person except one part where you’d need one person to support the treadmill when the hydraulic folding mechanism is being attached to it.Easy to read graphics and simple features for speed, time & different preset workouts. In the last two months that we’ve used it, has been working well and suits our workout(average person) schedule best. We’re glad that we didn’t spend more for additional unwanted features that would be available on other treadmills. Highly recommend this treadmill for anyone looking for a decent treadmill that doesn’t break the bank. It’s also much better than the very basic lightweight and under-desk type portable treadmills, IMHO.
Cousin Eddie –
WE bought this on cyber Monday when the price dropped $200.00. I think it drops every year around black Friday or Cyber Monday a couple hundred. Even at full price it is a great deal. It makes you create an account which I couldn’t figure out so I called and the support quickly told me to hold in a button to “Reset” and allow me to use it without an ifit account. I just wanted to run, I didn’t care about all the other stuff. It seems to be very high quality for the price. If you want perfection then spend 2-3K. There are way more options than we ever will use. It goes plenty fast. I almost never run above 6 MPH and it will go up to 10MPH. A+ and happy with what we got for what we paid. Great deal.
I love this Treadmill. Some of the best $ I have spent. However, there were some issues with shipping, and after 2 weeks it finally came. Putting it together is not the easiest task, have someone who can help or pay the person that brings it out to assemble-if that is an option. There was not an option for assembly from the company that shipped mine. It is true that the I-FIT sign in situation can be bypassed easily, just hold down the I-FIT button for 30 seconds. This treadmill is equipped with features like a safety cord/button that will stop the belt in case of an emergency, incremental speed and incline increase/decrease, and two large spaces on either side to hold a drink/phone, etc.
Doug Gehmlich –
So far, we are very pleased with this treadmill. The quality seems very good (only time will tell on the reliability end), and it is relatively easy to use. Here comes the but… I had this delivered to my house unassembled. The box was very big and heavy, and barely fit through our doors in our house when not turned on its side. There are two ways to get the assembly instructions: the paper copy that came with the unit, and a cool 3-D app that you can download to your phone. The first warning in the assembly instructions is that you will need a helper. Believe it = at several points, you will definitely need another set of hands. I used both the paper and 3-D assembly app, as neither were perfect by themselves, but together you could figure it out. If you are not handy with your hands, find someone who is to help you. The treadmill startup instructions were not that clear to me. I got a bit confused with the fitness app they provide. It took a while to get the app configured to allow me to turn on the machine. That process could be improved. I can’t provide much feedback on the fitness app, as we do not use it.
Ida P. Reaves –
This treadmill has malfunctioned 3 times since I purchased it. When the stop key is pressed, if the treadmill does not stop and I press it again, it still doesn’t stop but increases the speed from 3.3 mph (my usual walking speed) to 7 MPH. The first time it happened about 6 weeks ago, I had a friend with me and he pulled the key to stop the machine so I did not fall. The second time it happened was on the 7th of Nov but it was running so fast I couldn’t grab the key to stop it and when I did, it stopped but I fell. The last time it happened was yesterday Nov 19th but I was able to pull the stop key before it increased in speed. I did however, see the speed increase on the monitor and it was at 7 mph. Luckily I pulled the key before it sped up. That’s when I called customer support and filed this claim.This machine is extremely dangerous and needs to be remedied. I want a safe treadmill and not one that will kill me before my time.I have filed an injury claim with the Icon legal team and it is being reviewed and they will look into some options to remedy this problem.
Overall, I am really happy with this purchase. I waited to write the review until I had enough time using it..First, the bad– it was NOT easy to put together. It took me and my daughter about 5 hours and countless expletives to assemble. I almost have up at least twice, and I still can’t bring myself to finish installing the fold up bar thing. (We just leave it open because we don’t need the space, but TBH it doesn’t look like it would help much to fold it anyway). I’m not an expert at anything mechanical, but I have never encountered a piece of furniture or household repair that has been as frustrating and difficult as this. If I had to do over, I would’ve paid extra for assembly.Now the good–this is a very high quality treadmill. It’s not something you would see at the gym, but I am really impressed by how well made and sturdy it is. It also has a lot of shock absorbtion, which was one of the things I really looked for. I have trouble with knees/hips from years of (over)training. The combo of this treadmill and my Hoka Bondis or Saucony Endorphin shifts is perfect–no pain.Another plus– i was wary of the iFit thing after reading some reviews that said it was a rip-off and basically ruins the utility of the treadmill if you don’t pay. However, the account is free and you don’t have to give them any credit card info to automatically charge when the trial runs out. I might actually pay for it, which as a serious cheapskate, I never thought I’d do. I have really enjoyed the workouts. You watch a video with a trainer running in awesome, exotic locations and the treadmill automatically adjusts incline and speed to match what you see. As someone who needs to be pushed (I lack the ability to voluntarily move out of “light exertion”), my workouts are waaaay more challenging and productive when I’m following an iFit trainer. I haven’t actually tried using the treadmill without it, but my daughter runs intervals on “manual” all the time with no issue. She says it’s like a regular treadmill that way.Bottom line–if you have already spent a ridiculous amount of time researching every possible option (it took me 3 months to decide), you know that this one pops up on most of the “best” lists. Rightfully so. If you can get it for under $1k, go for it.
Rocky The DogRocky The Dog –
Very glad I picked this one after studying so many of them. For $599 you get a quality treadmill with a very basic information screen. Treadmill section is high quality. However that basic 5″ screen will display everything you’ll need to know during your workout. And believe me when I say “you DO NOT have to register for, and pay extra for iFit to use this treadmill. Once I first held the iFit button down for about 20 seconds I never had to do that again. Everytime I power it up I get on it, set my speed and start walking.
John Richard –
I was super reluctant to buy a treadmill because I was so afraid of spending hundreds of dollars on a piece of equipment that might be crummy or just break right away.I read reviews for this treadmill and I decided this was a solid treadmill for the price.I got the treadmill, and when I first opened the box I thought I would have it put together in 15 minutes. Anyways, the instructions (especially the part with pulling the wire cables with a guide wire) made no sense to me when I was watching the instruction video that comes with it. I found that on YouTube though and it was actually pretty easy. I would say if you’ve built it before it would take you about 25-30 minutes. Given the instructions and normal amount of confusion that comes with that, I’d aim for about two hours. If you have two people I’m guessing it could go even faster (and safer near the end of assembly). After you assemble you can CHOOSE to pay for the fitness app or not. They are seemingly a bit deceptive and mark all over the packaging that you need to subscribe. To bypass it, like the other reviews say just hold down that fitness button for like 25-30 seconds once it’s on and it will power up. I read in a review to get a surge protector power strip that is 125 VAC, 60 Hz, 15A 1875W. I picked one up at a hardware store and I have that and a deep freezer plugged into that strip. I haven’t had any issues at all and have so far done about 40 miles on it the last two weeks. I put it on a foam fitness mat that you put together like puzzle pieces. Then on top of that I put a 5mm real rubber mat. My floor has a little slope so this helps it settle and level better. Due to the floor slope, I use mine at a 1.5 incline to make it level.This treadmill seems to have more cushion when you step on it (as advertised). So that’s a plus. Some treadmills leave my knees feeling horrible. Though as a side note, stretching your hamstrings and piriformis muscles on both sides of your body before and after walking/running can reduce knee pain (depending on what conditions you may have).I’m still a bit afraid to run on this treadmill because in the past at various gyms across the country I’ve burned out the motor’s from running at speed 10 for 10 or 15 miles. I’m not so ambitious or athletic at present. I bet it could handle moderate running just fine. I jog on it and it does great. And I presently weigh 220 pounds. This treadmill has exceeded what I thought I was purchasing for my money. As another sidenote I bought the Nordictrack three-year maintenance plan (really more of a warranty than maintenance plan). To test it out I called NordicTrack and had them add my three-year plan after I had registered it, because the plan didn’t get emailed to me for like 10 days after assembling my treadmill. Anyways even after asking questions and getting my plan confirmed by Nordictrack, I was on and off the phone in less than five minutes. So I was pleasantly surprised by that as well.I would say if you are looking for a treadmill to walk or jog on (or run), you don’t really have to look further than this, unless you 2-4x the money to burn, or you’re training for an ultra marathon. It’s a pretty awesome machine and the customer service seems great as well. Hope that helps someone.
J. Pusko –
Bought this treadmill 2 months ago and am surprised how often I’ve been using it. It is quite heavy but was easy to set up. It takes up remarkably little room when folded up. It seems to be well made and no, you don’t need iFit membership to use the machine. Set up my iPad on the tray and listen to audio books or music during my run. Highly recommend the treadmill.
We had our last Nordictrack for 10 years before the motor gave out, similar to this model with several incline features. Really appreciated someone’s review specifically for the Ifit as they referenced SCAM. It worked and was able to bypass. I’ve included it again here in case you want to get around it. We’ve been using it 3x a week and is a great workout vs. walking outside in the heat. The machine is easy to use and will order lube oil to maintain the belt usage every 140 miles or 2 month’s @6 miles per session, 3x /week.TO GET AROUND THIS SCAM, hold down the iFit logo on the treadmill for 30 seconds and your treadmill will work. I hope this helps people from being forced to give out their credit card and personal information.The treadmill was delivered to a bedroom & assembled through Amazon which i recommend, great service and took less than an hour. Worth the price and added a tip for his service.
Renee F –
This is the first treadmill I have ever owned and I love it. I waited a few months to write this review to make sure that it holds up well, and I am happy to say that it does. I use it for at least an hour a day and love that I don’t have to go outside to walk. It has also helped me lose 60 pounds in the 6 months I have had it (combined with a healthy diet, of course). The one drawback I can say about this treadmill is that it is a loud squeaker. It was quiet at first but after about a month I started noticing it squeaking and now it kind of squeals throughout my workout (yes, I do keep it maintained as per instructions). I usually have my music blasting so it doesn’t bother me as much but I do wish it were quieter. I don’t use the iFit feature or even fold it so I can’t really comment on those features. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and would consider buying from NordicTrack on my next piece of exercise equipment.
I waited a month before leaving the review to ensure it’s more accurate. It could have been easier to put together but can be done by one person. As another review stated that I related to, parts we hard to push into place as well as screw. But once it’s done it’s a great treadmill. I walk, run and incline with no problems. Feels sturdy and the screen is nicely laid out with lots of easy options to choose from. Yes you can bypass the iFIT but I tried the free membership and actually enjoy the app and workouts as well as the trainers it has to offer! I think it’s worth it if you are someone trying to get more involved with fitness and have a passion for being healthy. The trainers are knowledgeable and the sights are absolutely stunning. You get to see all kinds of trails and hikes and even city views form all over the world. I look forward to it. You can go manual if you bypass it. It hold the weight it says it can handle maximum. Im very happy with my purchase.
Kathy McKathy Mc –
I purchased this treadmill to replace a ProForm elliptical that replaced my ProForm treadmill…because I suffer from Arthofibrosis (AF) and my knee is frozen in place. I had to pass my previous equipment to my daughter. I need to do rehab from my home, so I do not want to cheat myself on quality! I selected this NordiTrack and I am so impressed with it! It came with a 30 day free trial of IFit An interactive workout with instructors, better than Peloton, but I have no chance of ever keeping up with them, So I do not utilize it, but I did enjoy the world tour!! I see people have made comments about it, but they obviously did not read the instructions!! ( no credit card info is required, and they send an email at the end of the 30 days if you want to purchase it monthly) I photographed the ledge where I store my IPad, because it is wide enough, I do not have to remove the keyboard! BONUS! And the ‘cup holder’ is way larger than others. Feel free to place your 1/2 gallon water bottle . (Someone really thought this out). Look at the large operation area! It looks like it belongs in a Commercial gym, yet it fits perfectly in my small gym, which is the size of my smallest bedroom. I can not go outside to walk, so this is a life saver for me. I treated myself without emptying my bank account. The shock absorbers under the platform are easy on my sore legs and the rails are long enough that I do not have to purchase separate medical safety rails! (They did not miss a thing on this model). The more expensive models are great too, with huge screens, but with the space for the iPad, I can still enjoy the large screen without the large price! My therapy room is complete and I am on my way to a healthier body!
Leann MichelLeann Michel –
TL;DR If you are looking for a affordable basic treadmill that can do moderate speed and incline this is the treadmill for you. (Hold down ifit button for 30 secs to skip activating ifit membership and use basic functions on treadmill).I’ve been really happy with this treadmill, bout it a little over a month ago. It was relatively easy to assemble (I was able to assemble it myself, and I’m a 5’1” female) — the instructions were a bit difficult to understand but I was able to find YouTube videos which were really helpful. The belt was very off to one side so I did have to adjust quite a bit.In terms of working out, it’s great my runs are typically 30-45 mins and I run 3-4 days a week (did 6 days the first couple weeks with no issues). With moderate speed and lower incline so this treadmill has been perfect for me. I like that as I make improvements to my speed and endurance I have room to increase both speed and incline. From what I can tell it uses low energy as well, have not seen a large impact to my power bill at all— to be fair I also don’t keep it plugged in when not in use.In terms of space it takes up very little space I have it in my living room near my patio and there is plenty of room to pass by without bumping into it. I normally keep the deck down because otherwise it feels like it cuts the room, but I like that it’s easy to fold when I need to vacuum or if I want to do a circuit and need more space. Deck is also cat approved.I know a lot of reviews complain about the ifit registration, I did research beforehand and knew that I wouldn’t need to activate the membership to use the machine (just hold down the ifit button for 30 secs). I can’t speak about the work out programs or HR monitor because I don’t use either feature, I prefer to set manual workouts and I wear a fitbit versa 2 when working out that tracks my HR and workout automatically for me. Overall this has been a very versatile machine I’m personally happy with.
Sae turnerSae turner –
These are discounted due to preexisting damage….They all Arrive pre broke that’s why there so cheap. there where several other reviews on here with same damage I have to support this
A. Holder –
I had my original NordicTrack for 12 years and was finally ready to upgrade. I used my previous one regularly, so it was worth it to buy a good one in the mid-price range. I love this one! My husband and 18 year old son assembled it in about two hours and set up with iFit was relatively seamless. I initially figured I would just use the trainers every so often, but I am now hooked on the various training series. I just recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro w/ Jake Norton and today walk/jogged up to Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle w/ Casey Gilbert (which was fun because I have actually been to the castle in real life). I can’t imagine walking on my treadmill without the videos now. However, it’s fully equipped to operate either way. I can do manual runs/jogs and follow a regular track, as well as follow an iFit trainer. The belt is smooth and I love that it saves my workouts and charts my progress. I bought a portable fan (which I desperately need because I’m in Florida), and it gives me ample space for my phone, water bottles, etc. It’s sturdy and the handrails are well situated. I actually love getting on it every morning. I’ve been using it daily for over a month and so far so good!
Bought mine July 2019, took until January 2020 before we actually started using it, but I knew we would, just takes time to get into the new habits especially working out. Lucky thing we got a head start too cause coronavirus sent the world home from gyms by March of 2020 so if we had depended on a gym to get in shape we’d be right back where we started. I don’t recall my husband having any issue setting this up and it’s worked perfectly ever since. I did read the review that tells you how to get out of signing up for the iFit, but my daughter actually liked using it so I had it for a while and then cancelled before the trial period was over, it’s not a big deal and no it’s not a scam, lots of people need the little help and motivation to get started huffing and puffing at home. NordicTrack is a brand used in gyms, not some fly by night operation, and we have loved the look and function of our treadmill so far. Easy to fold out and fold up, and pretty, even though we got the one without the buit in TV screen! I knew we could just do the regular display one because the only space we have for it is in the living room so I faced it to our 75″ smart tv and it’s been the best health tool next to the cooking utensils in here! I love this and will absolutely buy again when I have a home back in my home country to ship it to! My daughter and i no longer get out of breath going up stairs and we don’t have to worry about trying to exercise outside and some jackass that doesn’t have their dog on a leash rolls by. This has been great, 5 stars. I was 300 lbs when I started and it certainly held up without so much as a creak. I’m 239 lbs now and dropping. No matter the age, one of the safest ways to get in shape aside from improving your cooking frequency to avoid eating out more than once or twice a month (and learning how to cook if you don’t know at all) is speedwalking on a treadmill. Hoping one day we will be good enough to run on it, especially as we lighten up and don’t have to worry about stressing it at the edge of its weight limit. It’s used almost daily with no problems for nearly 2 years now though!I normally wouldn’t put the extra info here but wanted those who are bigger than average to know this is the treadmill to get if you are in the 200lbs-300lbs range! You may not realize it but a lot of these home treadmills are little lightweights and a bigger person can’t even try to get healthier on one of them because you’ll be over their weight limit! I didn’t realize they weren’t like elevators or something until I started shopping for one.
I was worried about the negative reviews, where the product arrived damaged. Mine arrived fine, although I’m slightly unhappy that Amazon lets you “choose” a drop-off time window and UPS unilaterally changed it. I chose 0600-0900 on Saturday and UPS said 1400-1800. However, UPS delivered it in the original Amazon time window (at approximately 7 a.m.), and not during the UPS updated window.As for the product, I don’t plan to use the fitness app, and I was able to disable the prompts immediately by pressing the iFit app button for several seconds, as another reviewer noted.As for the treadmill, I was able to set it up by myself, with a bit of difficulty. It is probably far easier to set it up with two people. As another reviewer noted, it is probably better to set it up in the room in which you intend to use it. It is fairly heavy, but the track lifts easily for storage. The cup holders kinda suck for most things other than cups, but there is a ledge you can use for phones/TV remotes.The functions are suitable for my purposes. I mostly intend to walk with it to increase my exercise while I watch TV. I tried the faster speeds, and this thing is FAST! I find walking to be most comfortable between 2.5 and 3.0. You can increase speeds and incline incrementally by 0.1 of a unit. I do not really use the incline, but it’s a neat feature I might explore if I advance in skill. I disabled the sound beeps, and it is now fairly quiet to operate. I can walk (at a fast clip) and watch my shows without disturbing my housemates one room over. I’m happy I went with this model over the cheaper budget units. Although I’m not ready to use all the features of this model, I’m glad I have that option for the future.Solid device, and about the only model at this price point with the features I wanted.
Charles Hancock –
The installation and construction is pretty straightforward, but but having an extra set of hands makes it much to put together, then go methodically over the instructions. The controls are very straight forward, and easy to use, when you’re on it. It’s fairly quiet to use. It does fold up and down easily, but still has a large foot print. Now the good and the bad:Pros- The unit is sturdy and looks nice. The speaker connection is nice.- In low speeds, the unit is quiet- The dampers allow you to run without much force on your feet- the one touch incline is quite nice- the heavy duty motor is good- The 20″ wide walking belt is great- The hydraulic support for folding the treadmill is genius.Cons- The Unit is very heavy. Requires two persons to assemble without risk of injury.- Some assembly routines are hard to do- Not easy to move around because of the weight. Wheels are not that helpful to move it around the room.
With COVID here for the winter and no access to our gym, we decided it was time for a treadmill. Our needs are pretty basic – the treadmill has to be able to handle two people running 5k about three times a week. I’m a 200lbs 6′ guy, and while I don’t run fast I do a bit more than jogging. Cheaper treadmills get too wobbly or bouncy at anything beyond a jog. Not this one! The T6.5S does just as well as the one at the gym as far as I’m concerned. The only difference is that the track is a bit more narrow, but it’s plenty wide for our needs.Assembly was pretty easy, or so my wife tells me – she put it together almost all by herself (there were a couple parts that are easier with two people). Our only hitch was that after it was all assembled, we couldn’t get the panel beyond the “register at iFit” screen. We thought we didn’t connect the panel properly or something, but after taking some things apart and putting them back together we realized we just needed to attach the safety key. Duh! This was our fault as it does mention this in the instructions. Still, an error message like “attach safety key” would have been nice versus an ambiguous “BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP” error.Now – this is all pretty complimentary, so why one star? It’s all about the digital ecosystem. This treadmill has bluetooth, which gives it the capability to sync detailed workout stats. However, this feature is 100% worthless due to intentional choices made by Nordictrack and iFit. Bluetooth stat syncing ONLY works with the iFit app. The iFit ecosystem does not integrate with any other ecosystem, like Apple HealthKit, FitBit, Google Fit, etc. The only ways to get your workout stats into those ecosystems are to either 1) input them manually, or 2) do a cumbersome export/import process, every time. This is ridiculous for a treadmill that essentially has this feature built in but intentionally disabled.So to our friends at Nordictrack, if you read this: please reevaluate your partnership with iFit. I understand that everyone wants a recurring revenue model. I understand that Peleton is super successful with theirs. It’s totally fine to offer a subscription service for live and on demand workouts. I like the model of offering on an iPad app for that purpose versus requiring a more expensive piece of equipment with an extra touch screen. What is totally NOT FINE is requiring a $15 per month PER PERSON subscription just to sync your workout data.And to our friends at iFit – you are getting the business model wrong. The correct model is to offer a free basic service with a fee based premium service. The free service really needs to do little more that store workout data and offer an API to sync them with other ecosystems. I understand you do not even have this capability today on the paid service. This is almost certainly an intentional decision, but let me be clear: you will never a dominant health ecosystem using only proprietary devices. You just won’t. I have no interest in switching all my health hardware to any single vendor. I have no desire to be forced to use your iFit fitness tracker instead of my FitBit or Apple Watch. And you will never keep up with all possible device categories – you don’t even have a connected scale. What about sleep monitors? Posture trackers? Blood pressure monitors? Stop. Just let your ecosystem integrate with others like every other successful health company ends up doing.OF NOTE: Previous negative reviews were upset that the seemingly “required” iFit activation also required you to input a credit card number to bill you for the monthly service unless you remember to cancel. This is NO LONGER THE CASE – the iFit trial registration does not require a credit card, and you can still bypass the whole thing by holding down the iFit button for 15 seconds. So, this is not what I’m upset about. I’m upset that I would need to pay $15/month/person to use the bluetooth, and even if I did pay I would have to use the iFit app exclusively to track my health data.In conclusion – if you just want a solid treadmill with no digital features, this is a great choice. If you want something that integrates with the rest of your digital heath data, look elsewhere.
DO NOT BUY THIS.!!! This treadmill was to come with one year ifit plan. To activate said plan you have to put in a charge card well ifit charged my card 396.00 and now I’ve been waiting 1hr (2 different times) min for someone to pick up the phone to ask why they charged my card . (update) Nordic Trac contacted me and argued with me that iFit was available and then transferred me to the same number that I waited on last time, Nordic Trac customer service is a joke! Should of gone with Rebox like my old one, I am replacing. If you want headaches, order this treadmill.
The thing is really heavy in the box. I’m a pretty strong guy and I was convinced I could get it to the basement myself, and I did, but even I had some doubts I could do it so by all means get a few people to help you move this thing. The treadmill was packed very nicely and I was able to remove the box and everything inside relatively easy. I went to the website plastered on a sheet on the manual for installation help and tried to do the video walkthru, it was pretty bad, thankfully the manual wasn’t too bad, it does read a little funny describing the screws it needs but it wasn’t the end of the world, assembly took me an hour and aside from the lift bar under the treadmill I didn’t need a second person.Now the elephant in the room, plastered everywhere and also listed in the manual is after your power up you need to sign up with iFit or your machine won’t work which is untrue. Not listed in the manual is after you power on hold down the iFit button and in about 20sec it will unlock. The only downside is you won’t be able to use the iFit service to track your progress while your use the machine, but there’s a plethora of apps to choose from on you phone that can do all nicely for free.iFit is a terrible inclusion to this device and completely unnecessary, only thing I can think of is to subsidize the price, because after you activate it you will be renting your machine for it’s lifetime, so if you subscribe to it and use your machine for 5 years guess what, you’ve payed an extra $900, that’s criminal. And what if iFit goes defunct or you stop paying, you have a useless treadmill? Just wrong.I did pay the $200 for 3+1 year premium service, figured it’s a good idea since this is the first time I’ve owned a treadmill and if someone can come out for the next 4 years and tune it up for 200 I’m fine with that.
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I have had this for a little over 3 months now and have been using it 2 to 3 times a week. There was a software update done recently and it has free video “walks” and runs with trainers in HD that make this an awesome treadmill. I said “walk” in parenthesis because speeds of 6+ are runs for me, lol. You don’t have to subscribe to anything to use this or see the videos. I also love the graphs that show you the speed and incline path that is coming up.
Start with I’m a distance runner so it’s never getting used for less than 5 miles at a time. IT DOES NOT NEED TO BE CONNECTED TO IFIT. just hold the button for 30 seconds and it’s fine! IT DOES AUTOMATICALLY INCLINE AND DECLINE WHILE RUNNING. reviews are saying it doesn’t, I believe they are mixing up the incline with storage folding! You do have to lift it up to fold it for storage but it’s on a hydrolic arm making it very light! And letting it down you can just release and step back( because of the arm) it slowly lowers itself to the ground. Speaker isn’t very loud.
I put it together myself in a couple hours. Had to take a few breaks to deal w my kids. Not a 2 person job necessarily but I’m built like a brick sht house and handy enough.I had my teenager hold the track part up while I installed the hydraulic bar thing, and my daughter held the display thing while I did the last of the business w the wires. Fun build. LOTS of trash but just chopped it up w a box cutter to cram into the trash bins for haul away.Came on time, etc. I like it. It’s a step down from the $4k precor I’ve been used to at the gym but sturdy!Hold the Ifit button down for 15-20 seconds like someone said and bypassed the scam iFit thing. I had an iFit elliptical but it wasn’t high intensity enough nor a good enough workout and the subscription was a scam so I sold it.I like this a lot so far. Can’t say anything about how long it will last but if anything at all goes wrong in the first year I’ll charge it back. For 700 bucks it better hold up.Anyway yeah. Wanted a treadmill but thisnis the first time I have room for one so let’s see how it goes.
Pros:+ Large touch screen+ Great selection of programs on iFit+ Not too large – fits in my small 12×16′ office nicely+ Easy to fold up and take down+ Easy to use interfaceCons:+ No heartrate monitor included (I thought there was)+ Built in speakers are terrible – use headphones+ Installation is a pain+ Incline only (no decline) – Not really a con but some of the trainers in the programs will adjust your machine to a decline so you’re missing out on that experience with this machine. Not a big deal to me though.Verdict:I absolutely love my NordicTrack T6.5s. There is a huge selection of programs that include hiking in Ecuador, Hiking in Oregon while learning about depression, Walking/Jogging in the city and much, much more. I really like how the incline will adjust automatically to the incline the trainer is walking on. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a consumer sized treadmill that won’t break the bank.
When looking for a treadmill I was looking for a dependable brand that was as low cost as possible. And then I learned about iFit and decided to make that a requirement and I’m glad I did. This one is perfect because its low cost so it doesn’t have its own screen and we just use our iPad which works great. The iFit software is pretty awesome as it has training series where the trainer will run through Thailand or Greece or wherever and then the machine’s speed and incline will automatically change with the trainer as she / he goes through the run / walk / hike. We love it. Only downside is that the treadmill now makes some more squeaking noise as it moves so I’m going to check into oil and the like but I’m not worried as it seems to be well constructed. All in all – we’d recommend.
Amazon Customer –
Oh my God where do I start? I completely loveeeeeeee this treadmill. So, I am a woman and I was able to put my treadmill up in 2 1/2 hours. I was nervous at first because I saw a few reviews saying how it’s better to opt for the assembly company to put it up but no it is absolutely not necessary. Now I must be honest it took me an extra 15 minutes to add the long tube at the bottom of the treadmill so that it can let down slow I almost lost my mind until I looked on the paperwork they sent me and there’s actually a code you can scan with your phone and you have to download the app so it can show you how to put everything together. So I had to pull up the app to see how to hook up the tube looking thing lol. Once I got it to work, baby just believe me when I say, I felt like I was walking in Portugal with the guy on the treadmill tv loll also the treadmill has a camera and it’s touch screen that’s double bonus!!!!!!!
Michelle D. –
I am so happy with the purchase! I was able to get this during the recent Prime Day deals so the price was extremely affordable. This treadmill is heavy….a little over 200 ibs. Having two people;le to set it up is advisable.The delivery this purchase was horrible and quite frustrating. It was NOT Amazon’s fault.. I place the blame solely on the shoulders of the shipper. They promised a delivery date well in advance but did not own up to that date at all! No call to let us know they would not be able to deliver as promised!Amazon customer support however, was AMAZING! They stayed on the shipper to establish another ship date. Much to my disappointment , the shipper didn’t deliver as promised the second time around either!!If you purchase this item and are told that NSR is your shipper RUN to the phone and demand another shipper! It took two days off from work in order to finally get the treadmill delivered. Amazon customer support really helped get this purchase delivered and followed up until it was in my home. Without Amazon customer support I probably would still be waiting for delivery!
I use my NT treadmill every other day for approximately the past 4 months. Sturdy, quiet. I would definitely buy it again. You can’t beat the price for quality, and the payment option is appreciated. Caution – you definitely want to have an experienced technician assemble it unless you have the time and some ‘handyman’ skill. A second person might also be a benefit. Instructions are fairly clear.Criticisms: adjusting the belt tension is an aggravation and necessary. There needs to be a guide tube to enable easy insertion of the allen wrench (provided) into the two hidden sockets. Especially considering the need to lubricate (by loosening) the belt on the platform every 3 months. A smaller criticism, the platform on each side could be a couple inches wider to comfortably put your feet. I appreciate that the design is to be as narrow as possible. It’s a great machine overall.
Matthew Creel –
This review is for the NordicTrack T 6.5 Si Treadmill + 1 Year iFit Membership (WORTH IT!) with the 10-inch screen.I have owned this treadmill for 5 months 1 day as of the current date/writing of this review (May 9, 2020).This is the first treadmill I have ever owned (I actually bought it as a gift to my girlfriend) and it has been awesome! She loves it too, of course.Assembly: 4/5 – The assembly was interesting, to say the least, but with the help of my girlfriend, it took us between an hour or two to finish. I’m pretty sure it was much closer to two hours. I do not think it is possible to assemble by yourself but kudos to you if you manage to get it assembled on your own. Then again, try it by yourself and you’ll be so worked up from not having an extra 30 pairs of hands to help that you’ll be ready to run 30 miles when it’s all said and done. I personally would not recommend it, though. You, in some instances, need someone to hold the upper half of the frame while the other is screwing stuff in to anchor it all together. I mentioned the assembly was interesting earlier in the sense of how everything eventually came together so perfectly. There’s always one or two small hiccups with getting a screw hole to align…maybe it is just me but that seems to always be expected when I put anything together. I do recall having a slight issue where some wires on the right-hand side needed to be tucked away. I think we were able to rig it so they stayed put so no real big issues there – they are actually run through/inside the right bar that stands vertically touching the floor. The only bar connecting the bottom of the treadmill to the top…it’s maybe at a slight 20-degree angle. Anyways, those particular wires are used to connect either the speakers, monitor, or both. Either way, you have to have them. I rate the instructions and everything assembly related a 4/5 deducting one star because you need a second person. As far as how well written the instructions goes and the lack of wtf’s that DIDN’T happen, much (which is good by the way), I rate that a 5/5.Quality: 5/5 – I personally think the quality of the treadmill, build materials, the built-in 10 inch screen, speakers, and any other random odds and ends to be pretty good quality. There is a lot of plastic but it all feels solid and sturdy and should last for many, many years to come.Noise: 5/5 – I think the noise is about as quiet as you can make a treadmill. Then again, if you’re running in place on something suspended off the ground then there are bound to be thuds with each step…I speak from firsthand experience. The speakers get quite loud so that’s good noise if you are playing music or watching some of the iFit videos which will be discussed further down but not TOO far in-depth since I want to keep my review specifically on the treadmill itself. Yes, I realize iFit is more…fit…to be in the feature section below yet here it is. :)Features: 4.5/5 – If you want some good bells and whistles without dropping three grand on a Ferrari-like treadmill this is absolutely more than enough. Especially if you’re like me and have never owned a treadmill before. It is a 10-speed treadmill with 10 levels of incline that increment from being flat (0.0) all the way to (45-degree angle upwards maybe?)10.0 at 0.1 increments. The iFit membership I think is stunning! Running in another country or hillside with a trainer all while enjoying the scenery (don’t wimp out on monitor size or this is less enjoyable) while getting a good workout makes using this treadmill so much more enjoyable/pleasant. I’m not sure what the little orange/yellow cushion things are called but they are there as support for your joints. When you land, from jogging or running, they squish down to reduce the impact on your knees and other joints. I thought they looked silly but now that I know how well they work and what they are for I don’t think they are so funny anymore. The other features you can more easily see from viewing the posted pictures. Cupholders, how big the speakers are, buttons, other little knickknacks. I have not had to use the folding feature of the treadmill to “tuck” it away in a corner but I did enjoy playing with the feature when putting it together. I have only used it honestly like 2-3 times and from what I could tell it works well. I do like that there is a “no slam” feature where if when you are letting it down and it slips it won’t come crashing down. It will catch itself and slowly lower itself down automagically safe and sound…so that’s neat. I docked half a point because the heartbeat sensor(s) you put your hands on don’t really work all that well. I don’t expect them to be 100% perfect or accurate by any means but I found that I have to, more of than not, situate my hands jusssst the right way for it to start giving me a readout. No biggie for me personally, since I have a Fitbit watch, but for anyone out there who is curious…it doesn’t work very well for me personally. You might not have any issues with yours but I do with mine. Again, no deal-breaker for me by any means.iFit Membership: 5/5 – This I am going to briefly touch on and recommend everyone visit the NordicTrack website under the iFit section. I would post a link but I don’t know if Amazon filters those out or not so I’ll leave it up to you to learn your way around google. There is a TON of information there if you are interested for more information. Our purchase included the 1-year free iFIt membership. I am pretty certain that alone is a $300 value. What I like about it the most is that my girlfriend and I have created our own accounts and can share the membership. This way I can track my workouts and she can track hers on our own unique accounts. Logging in and out is pretty seamless (couple touches and you’re logged in). I believe once you login once it doesn’t log you out automatically so it’s a matter of swapping accounts based on who is about to workout. You can keep track of things such as what days we worked out on, what workout we did, for how long, calories burned, and a LOT more. The membership is honestly a really great idea though. Just make sure you have your treadmill somewhat close to your modem or router (for Internet). Like most things nowadays…the videos need to be streamed while you are viewing them. Aka, you need to be online and connected to the Internet. So be aware of your placement when deciding where to put your treadmill.I hope this review has helped anyone on the fence as to what they want for their next treadmill.Happy treading!
M. Caulfield –
I’ve been using this treadmill for three weeks, It has operated flawlessly. I typically run out doors, but weather gets in the way. This machine has more power than I need, though I run at 6 MPH at a 4% incline. It’s very sturdy, almost commercial grade. The belt size is more than adequate – I never feel cramped.The only complaint I have relates to assembly. There are four screws that are self tapping (pointed tips). Many have noted that the metrics didn’t line up for some screws. Those are certainly the ones. Further, the assembly directions state (and emphasized at the stage where those screws are to be inserted) not to use power tools. Well. without using my power drill with a screw bit I would have struggled to get those screws in. Just go slow and all will end well.I’m very pleased with this Treadmill.
For starters, I’m not an athlete or someone that is going to run long distances or anything like that. I want to do some walking and maybe a little jogging on it to my Apple Fitness workouts. My list of needs wasn’t long due to this.I wanted a treadmill that offered power incline, power speed adjustments, and had cup holders. Anything else was a bonus. It measures heart rate, mileage, and even has a lot of preprogrammed exercises you can do (that automatically change speed/incline) without using iFit.This treadmill has it all and at a great value. When looking, it was hard to get into a power incline/power speed controls under $600.00.I caught this one on sale for $549.00!I didn’t pay to have it brought into the room in my house, but in hindsight, that would have been great!We unboxed it in our garage and carried the individual pieces up the stairs and to the room it was going to. The track/treadmill part of this is HEAVY!!Assembly seemed easy for my husband though.A word of caution – I’m glad I read this in the comments before I purchased, but you DO NOT need to sign up for iFit in order to use this.When you unpack it, there are red pages that say you HAVE to sign up for iFit in order to use the machine because it is “locked”. You do not!When it prompts you to link it to iFit, simply hold the “iFit” button for about 15-20 seconds and it lets you move forward.I have heard iFit is a great program/app, but we use Apple Fitness so I didn’t have a need to pay for another subscription.I honestly cannot compare this to more expensive models. I’m sure the bells and whistles on those machines are incredible, but if you want a good, honest, cost-effective machine with the benefits of not having to manually change the incline, definitely give this machine a try!!
Have had this about two months and feel ready to write a review:First, It’s definitely possible to use this without iFIT using the tips you find in other reviews, however it’s pretty easy to just sign up and immediately cancel during the free trial (which is either a week or a month). I was able to do that completely online without having to call.I assembled this by myself and it works great. My in laws have a treadmill that was hard on my knees, so I was a bit worried about that, but I didn’t have any issue with this. I’m not really someone who likes to use the treadmill workout programs, so I just do manual workouts and this is great for that. It also folds up / down really easily.The water bottle holders on the sides of the display hold my 40oz hydroflask with minimal jostling as I run. There is a tiny shelf in front of the display that holds my iPad perfectly (even with its case on) – I prop it on the shelf to watch Netflix while running.I haven’t used the speakers or iFIT, but overall it is a GREAT basic treadmill, especially for the cost / the brand.
Joshua KerrJoshua Kerr –
Bought this on sale during Black Friday but would, hands-down, pay full price for this machine along with the iFit membership. The iFit program is really what makes my wife and I keep coming back everyday for more. We love the beautiful workout videos from places all over the world. You really do feel like you’re actually there. The live classes are really amazing as well. We love that we don’t have to adjust our speed and incline during workouts because the machine does it by itself to go along with the videos and the trainers. The 10-in screen is really perfect. I don’t think a screen smaller than that would suffice for the iFit programming. The machine itself seems really durable after a couple of months. The impact during running is not noticeable. I typically have knee issues after running a lot but haven’t had a single problem since I started with this. Assembly took a while but got it done eventually. The only thing is that the crossbar I think is supposed to have heartbeat sensors where you can grab but I don’t think they’re working. There’s no indication of your heartbeat anywhere on the screen when you grab them.
L C –
I purchased this item for only $599 before the weather got cold. My wife and I dropped our membership at the local fitness center last March because of COVID risk. We went to our local city park to exercise during the spring, summer and early fall weather. With the risk still high, I started shopping for something we could use during the winter. I had owned the Nordic Track ski machine for several years but at 72, I don’t have the wind to use it anymore. I looked at the Nordic Track web site and then checked Amazon. I got a great deal on the model I purchased because it has a much smaller screed display than the current models. I wasn’t interested in the iFit features so the smaller screen was fine. I paid for assembly but when the guys showed up (without masks) I decided to just assemble it myself. I had them unbox it and put the heavy parts inside the door. They were really nice guys so I didn’t even consider asking for a refund on the assembly. It took me 4 hours to assemble it, mostly because I was working in a pretty confined space. I did register for the 1 month of free iFit rather than using a simple override. It’s a good thing I did because the machine comes set to metric as the default distance setting. I switched it to miles on the iFit site and it retained the setting. The machine is heavy and seems to be very high quality. I plug my iPhone into it to play music while I workout and the speakers a surprisingly great. I had to do a good bit of tinkering to get the belt to stay centered but it’s fine now. There is a very intermittent squeak and I have not been able to get rid of it in spite of YouTube videos on lubricating a few points. I’m betting that when the machine gets a few more hours on it, it will stop. We are using the machine in a pretty confined area but once we put it in the storage position, it doesn’t interfere with using the area. Overall, we love the machine and the build quality should provide us with many years of usage and at the price I paid, it was a true steal.
Dee Flaten –
There’s a lot of hate for the iFit stuff. GOD BLESS the reviewer who shared the bypass trick. My experience with the treadmill has been smooth sailing as a result of that trick.It’s very heavy to move – you’ll need two strong friends or Amazon movers to move the box to where it should be assembled – but assembly isn’t too tough. (You’ll definitely need two people to hold stuff together, although the individual pieces aren’t as heavy as the box – they’re just awkward.)I’ve used it 4 times/week for about 5 months and it’s still going strong. I’m thinking about buying a treadmill maintenance kit to keep it in good shape.At first I was like, the incline only goes to 10? Psh! But then I got on it and huffed and puffed at 10 and was like, “Okay, I see you 10… we will meet again…. and I will be victorious….!” So the incline is plenty, in other words.You can’t find another treadmill for this price. Really great buy if you’re committed to using it. Pro tip, put your laptop on it and stream some Netflix while walking with a high incline on the days you feel like you got nothin. It’s a light workout, but it’s still somethin.
A Rich Diet –
Without question, there are better and more advance treadmills out there but for the price of this one, you can’t beat it. I’m a runner, regularly training for marathons and I feel content saying this treadmill is everything you could need unless you are a competitive sub-6 minute mile runner. I’ve been using this treadmill for about a month and a half, mostly so I could get runs in with a newborn at home and I haven’t been disappointed in any way. I’ve seen a lot of home treadmills that look very fragile but this one is solid; i’m 180 lbs and run hard and even at various inclines, this thing is a rock. I’m not scared that its going to break or fall apart. I haven’t really played with the various training programs built in since I’ve been following my own running plan but there are quite a few and they do auto-adjust pace and incline which is nice.I elected to put it together myself and it’s rather simple, I had the whole thing together and running in maybe an hour? With it being such a sturdy treadmill, it is very heavy. I had it delivered directly into my garage and took everything out of the box there and then moved it piece by piece down to my basement. Most individual pieces are very light except for the running deck/track. I actually did it on my own using a handtruck but I DO NOT recommend doing it with out at least one other person. I was inpatient and couldn’t wait for a friend to come and slowly moved the deck down step by step…My only complaint, which is hardly a complaint since I didn’t order it for this feature, is the “speakers.” There is a 3mm input for your phone or tablet but the speakers are a joke… If you don’t care about sound quality, then maybe they’re ok but I’d recommend your own headphones. I did mount a TV to the wall in front of the treadmill (with FireTV) which when running at a fast pace, needs to have the volume turned up because the motor is a bit loud (but I don’t feel any louder than an average treadmill).If you’re in the market for a treadmill and don’t want to spend thousands, this is the one.. especially since Amazon offersfree shipping.. which for something over 200lbs, I feel is a deal.
In order to bypass iFit registration, I had to put the red safety key magnet in place and THEN hold down the iFit key. I tried holding the iFit key down for 30 seconds multiple times before that with no success per other reviews, but worked like a champ in about ten seconds after putting on the magnet.
Philip E Gregg –
I will start by saying this is such an amazing treadmill for the price. I love that there are custom plans and that you integrate your phone or tablet with it.It’s like your actually hiking through the mountains. I also love that my kids can not just function the treadmill without my phone which is great because they are 6 and 5 so I don’t have to worry about them getting hurt.Cleaning is simple, it’s super user friendly, and I love how it folds up.When you want to unfold it the treadmill slowly comes down without crashing it’s perfect.I absolutely love this treadmill my wife and I recommend this an amazing value for what your getting, plus it’s backed up by a big name. NordicTrack you now have a customer for life.Extremely pleased customer
C BreidC Breid –
This treadmill is AMAZING for the price. We wanted to get a cheap treadmill without spending thousands. We wanted a very basic treadmill, with incline, that was narrow for our bedroom. We specifically only wanted a treadmill for walking on incline or power walking. This one gets the job done. We paid for amazon to deliver and set it up. They were in and out in under and hour! IFit offers a one month free trial, but after that IFit is not required for use of the treadmill and you could cancel IFit. I tried out IFit and it was great, but the only downside is that the treadmill does not offer decline. IFit has many walks with decline so while they talk about how nice your decline break must be, your just walking on flat surface. Not a big deal, and nothing to take a star away – just don’t use the IFit if you don’t like it. The treadmill itself is pretty quiet, good quality. This one is better for walking or power walking. You could run, however the treadmill does tend to bounce side to side a little with heavy feet and quick movement. I would recommend a different treadmill if you’re main purpose will be running. But if you want a treadmill for the same reasons as us, buy it! You won’t regret it!
Kristen H. –
I wanted to write a review on this because of all of the reviews saying the ifit was a scam or whatever. I got the old model and it came with the basic ifit 1 year plan. I set it up when I set up the machine. I didn’t have to input my credit card number or anything, it will just end after the year is up. You can still use the machine without it, I usually just use the track anyway because I listen to my own music and the ifit coach people annoy me. My kids use the ifit coaches because they like the videos of people going into pyramids or caves. It only has the walking, jogging, and running videos. Anything that involves other workouts is not included with the basic ifit membership.Now, my review. This machine was super easy to set up. I did pay the 20 bucks to have someone bring it into the house since it had to go up a flight of stairs and around a tight corner. My husband set the machine up in maybe an hour. I only had to help with a couple of things.I absolutely love the incline on this machine. It does it automatically and totally rules. You can make the machine go faster and the incline higher in single increments or .1 increments. I’m not an athlete so I’ve been slowly working my way up. For example, I started at 2 mph and a 0 incline and I’m now at 3.5 mph and a 6 incline. It’s nice to take things down or up a notch depending on how I’m feeling.The machine is also very easy to fold up and down. I do it with every workout since I have the machine in our bedroom.It doesnt have a fan or anything but theres a fan in my bedroom so it’s fine. It’s just kind of annoying if I get started and forget to turn the fan on. But it’s easy to pause the machine as well so not a huge deal.I dont like the big power switch on it for some reason. I’m on computers all day so it feels like there should be a shut down switch on the screen. It makes that “you shut the computer down manually” click noise that makes me uncomfortable. But that’s just a personal preference and not a real complaint. This treadmill is the best for the money!
Amazon Customer –
The treadmill itself works great. It is sturdy and much quieter than the one we had previously. The one hesitation I had buying this was the iFit trap they try and pull you into, but the recommendation on how to skip it worked for me: just hold down the iFit logo on the console and it will bypass it. Once bypassed it does not return. For assembly, I was able to put it together alone just having my girlfriend hold pieces upright now and then. Just make sure you have your own tools, the ones they provide you are not adequate. Of particular note is that their screws are very shallow, so you may need to play around with different Phillips heads before you find one that works properly.On a side note I had my delivery time with Amazon listed as between 12 pm and 3 pm on a Saturday but woke up to repeated phone calls and text messages at 7:15 am that morning because the delivery guys were outside. I am not going to have this reflected in the product rating because it was clearly a mix-up with the delivery company but I was not happy about it.
Amazon Customer –
This was everything and more than I expected. Sturdy, quiet and filled with options. I paid to have it put together and the men were so profession and did a great job. Great purchase!!!
I wanted a treadmill and not spend a small fortune on it. This fit the bill. Several reviews have said it’s not a good purchase but I disagree. It’s been solid. Two people can assemble it fairly easily. We did pay to have it delivered to our room of choice ($20) and well worth it. I wouldn’t want to carry it down a flight of stairs. We’ve only moved it once and it was easy to move. I do have an iFit membership and have enjoyed the workouts–I do use it with a tablet (not included). My husband uses it without iFit. We have not had any major issues. A minor squeak easily fixed with treadmill belt lubricant. We did purchase an extended warranty but have not used it yet.
John M. Krumenacker –
First and foremost (since you seem to have to sort through this topic on toooo many reviews) – stop friggin whining you have to actually engage with your smart treadmill and activate an app. If you are purchasing a piece of “smart” gear then I would think that using an app clearly wouldn’t be a shock (or a negative attribute worth whining about). If you don’t want to have the option for smart features and app control – buy another treadmill instead of whining about this one. Or just bypass it. Hold a button down for 30 seconds and get to work! That being said, since I am on the topic -> the i-fit app is easy to setup and sign up for. If you set it up on your iPad/iPhone, you can quite literally immediately go into the subscription settings on your apple device and cancel it so you don’t even have to worry about going back later. I have to note that the app controls the treadmill via Bluetooth and works pretty well. It really is a help to keep you from just droning away on the treadmill on a single setting, and I will say helps you to vary up some of the workouts you can do. I am a runner, so I appreciate the ability to have something to keep me entertained a bit, as I am on this thing a bit. Bonus – you can airplay to a TV and it is a whole lot better than looking down at a tablet screen. You get what you pay for in subscription here, but to me this is a great value for the money. No contract, so use it in winter and then suspend it is summer if you wish. I have to say that the option for the live classes is cool. They have a means for you to interact in a limited way, that will put a smile on your face. With the built in control it is really a set it and forget it experience and you just go along while the machine is adjusted for you. As someone who really appreciates classes and the social exercise environments – this will fill a void created by pandemic life. You need to really engage with the app to appreciate it, and I promise you that will will enjoy it.The actual treadmill: I purchased this treadmill after sorting through the reviews to find the serious and helpful ones. Long story short – *trust these positive reviews*. I am a tall (6’2’) and heavier (200lbs) man who runs significant paces and hills and started to train with this treadmill. I travel for work and routinely have to use horrible hotel treadmills – so I can tell you some things about these machines and this one is really good and I expect will serve me for sometime. Overall (factoring in specifications and price point) this is a quite suitable machine! I have walked on it, ran on it, did incline drills, used the app for workouts, and put it to the paces. Climbed some hills, ripped the pace work at top speed for what the treadmill will do, and it works well. It is up to the challenge. Look, you paid ~$600 and you get the motor/features you get. Treadmills are expensive for a reason! In this case it is suitable and works well even with my height and weight on the machine. I didn’t feel like dropping significant cash on more, and I feel like for the money this machine works quite well. The belt doesn’t drag, the motor appears to keep up really well (even when set to a high incline and a higher pace), and you have a good experience when you use it. (I would like to see longevity but again, you get what you pay for). I am a runner, and I will use this treadmill daily thought out the winter as I am in a colder icy climate – and it has performed well and is expected to perform well. Back to the app – I rather like this added feature to the specifications and I feel like it just makes the whole package a better value. Just a little more than any other budget friendly treadmill – but worth it.Environmental: motor is not loud at all – what you would expect. Sounds good and solid when you strike the deck. Buttons are responsive to the touch, and really I struggle to see how you would get better from a machine at this price point. Mine is in my basement and no one can hear me down there. I would venture to say you could even have this in a spare room and close the door to have minimal interruption to others in your home. Solid.The (limited) things I would call out so far – the incline / decline motion is a little lets call it sluggish. Takes a bit to get up (and maybe creaks a bit) and takes a bit to get back down. I would assume because you only get so good of a motor on this feature for the price. It’s lifting a treadmill with 200lbs of runner on it and does the job! That’s the important part. I would perhaps mention this as something to watch out for, but so far seems OK. Has a headphone jack and speakers you *could* use but I favor to connect to a smart speaker. I suppose though it would be better that just using your tablet speakers and in testing them they really aren’t terrible. Finally, power switch is on the back of the motor housing. Little bit of a pain to turn it off and on – but not miserable. Anymore – I just leave it on.Summing it up: All in all, for the money, I would say performs better than most in the same price range, plus the app integration. I would rate it a good buy based on the treadmill alone – but the app makes it better! If you are on the fence, envision this – you pay $15/mo for the app which works with the treadmill and also allows you to have workout routines to keep you motivated. Take 2-4 “classes” and week and do yourself a favor make one of them a live class. Then, airplay your smart phone to your TV. Tell the family this is your time to get into the zone and really commit to it. Interact with the live session and have the trainer respond to you. Get a good workout in. Trust me when I tell you when you have the class (either recorded or live) on your 50″ LED TV in front of you, the sound through the sound bar, and the interaction of the machine with the app – you will get what they are going for here – and all at a really really great price point. Ignore the cynics who left bad reviews but never really dove into the experience – just buy it. Heck, its amazon, if you truly hate it – they let you return it?!? You can’t loose (except that belly!)(note: If something arises that makes the think otherwise… I will update the review. But if your reading this nothing changed! It’s a solid choice!)
First, Awesome treadmill!!! Has been great!!!! Very very sturdy and quiet!!!!Before buying the treadmill, I read many reviews that were helpful, but one of the reviews show a video of a person not being able to bypass the iFit registration. The customer did not have the red magnet button attached to the treadmill first, before pushing and holding the blue iFit button.**KEY** In order to bypass iFIT registration, payment, credit card, you must first plug the machine’s power cord into the wall, then put the red magnet button on the safety area on the treadmill, and *then* press and hold the blue iFIT button.Before buying it, I read multiple reviews about “parts missing” or “damaged treadmill”. Mine arrived clean and works great! I’d recommend when they deliver it to you if the box is at all damaged just “refuse delivery” and don’t accept it. Then just order it again. Repeat these steps Until a clean one is delivered.It takes some doing to put the treadmill together, so if you are at all concerned about it arriving damaged, don’t even start putting it together, just refuse delivery, and order it again.Awesome treadmill!!! Has been great!!!! Very very sturdy and quiet!!!!
Angelina ArtherAngelina Arther –
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Absolutely love this treadmill not a bunch to assemble took my husband about 20 minutes to set up and we used it right away with no problems. The quality is exceptional. Came really fast even during quarantine. Happy customer. No fan but it’s still a great product
Amazon CustomerAmazon Customer –
I received the treadmill today and my husband put it together. It is exactly what I was looking for and I’m sure I will be happy with it. Unfortunately, the bottom right rail next to the track is cracked. The box was damaged as well upon receiving but was unable to see the cracked piece until removing all of the contents. I emailed Nordictrack and am notifying Amazon as well and I’m hoping the piece will be replaced and sent out ASAP. Disappointed to receive a new item damaged but should be an easy fix. Otherwise, I’m anxious to start using it.
Catherine Decocq –
ProsIncline adjusts from 0-10 and speed from .5 MPH to 10 MPHEasy to fold, even for a 5′ granny like me and unfolds with lift assist cylinderFairly easy to assemble, I did it with my grandson. The hardest part was the screw for the ground wireRapid response to speed adjustmentsEasy to access the drive motor area (Had a wonky connection and Customer Support walked me through it) so it looks like maintenance will be a breezeMost treadmills at this price range do not have incline adjustment or very little. This one has 0-10I watch my tablet when using the treadmill and the ledge for it is large enough that I don’t worry about the tablet bouncing offIt’s great to have 2 cup holders – I use one for my iPhone to monitor my heartrate with a MyZone belt. The Pulse Rate on the treadmill is usually pretty close to my chest strap readings, although sometimes wildly off.Neutral – I did not use the iFit feature so I cannot comment on that.ConsThe audio is horrible – really very little volume. Use your headphonesThe display is very small. That is a non-issue with me. When using the treadmill I stream Amazon Prime or Netflix videos to my Fire tablet.Overall impression – It’s a great basic treadmill without a lot of bells and whistles. It’s made for you to work out, not watch TV or play music. You’ve got other devices to do that!
Lady Godiva –
Delivery: I received my Nordictrack T 6.5 S via local delivery truck the morning of Dec. 14, 2018. The delivery guys called me 30 minutes prior to arrival to give me a heads-up on their arrival time. They brought the treadmill down my driveway ramp through my basement level garage and into my basement. They removed and disposed of the giant cardboard box and all the styrofoam. What a great delivery service! I paid an additional $19.99 to have the treadmill delivered to a room I specified. This was totally worth the price.Then came assembly. My techie roommate was able to assemble the treadmill in about 75 minutes. There was a point when I provided an extra set of hands to help with something. I can’t remember what, but it was nothing major. I see that Amazon is currently offering professional assembly for no added cost. This is a pretty amazing offer that I would have been thrilled to have, especially had I not had the techie roommate that I have. At the time I purchased the treadmill, the professional assembly cost was around $100.Performance: I am so happy with the Nordictrack T 6.5 S treadmill! I am able to walk and run to my heart’s content. The belt runs smoothly and is not excessively loud. The controls are great. If I am running at 6.0 mph (I am short, so this is fast for me) and get tired, I can simply press the number 3 button on the right side of the panel, and the belt quickly slows to a speed where I can recover safely. If I want to slowly speed up or down in decimal increments, there is an up/down button on the bottom of the panel. There is also an up/down incline button to adjusts in .5 increments on the bottom left panel, or I can use the buttons on the left side of the panel to increase the grade in whole numbers. I had been looking at purchasing the Nordictrack 1750, which is more of a commercial treadmill with a much steeper price. I am so happy I did not purchase that more expensive treadmill! I do not think it would have been worth the price difference.iFit: I am not using iFit, so I cannot comment on it. I learned how to make YouTube playlists, so I am now watching the music videos, etc., that I want to watch. It’s a heck of a lot better than being subjected to whatever it is they have playing at the gym.
After looking at online and box store treadmills, I was confused as ever. I decided to go with the T6.5S. Amazon delivered fast and put in my living room. Took my time following paper instructions and youtube video and finished in about 2 hrs. It’s big and might look out of place in my living room, but I use it almost everyday while watching TV. The speed range is from .5 to 10mph and has incline options. Includes 20 workout apps that I hope to advance too when I get in better shape. I don’t use the ifit service, screen may be too small. Anyway, I can say this purchase worked out very well for me. Lost weight and stopped sitting down watching TV, “best walks ever”. Not very loud, but I do have to turn up the TV volume a bit. Hope to start running soon.Pros: Folds up, Lost of useful info on display, not too noisy, speed/incline settings. speakers.Cons: Big foot print, may need two people to move, small display screen.
Received it and it broke within a week. Nordic sent us a bunch of different parts to fix it but none of them worked and they refused to replace the unit. Out 600 bucks. I cannot say enough to avoid this brand
I think it’s important to leave reviews for others on a purchase of this size. Especially considering there are so many negative reviews. My package was delivered without any issues. No damage, and it even sat out in the frigid Upstate NY air for over 24 hours before being brought inside. I also opted for the free service which meant it was delivered to my front porch. It’s heavy, don’t get me wrong, but two people can easily carry it up a flight of stairs. When I say “two people,” I mean two women, one of which has zero upper body strength. Talking about myself here. Anyway, assembly is certainly complicated, but not impossible. The hardware is all labeled by each step of installation. I think it’s important to read each step carefully, and even jump ahead 2-3 steps to get more information. Some of the parts has screws already attached that were discarded before assembly. Just pay attention and you’ll be good to go. You only need a second person for installation of the hydraulic leg for folding by the way. Everything else can easily be managed on your own.Enough about this iFit nonsense. Get your phone out, indicate that you have the standard screen (not color touch screen), and select the option to skip set-up using your smart phone/tablet. It unlocks the treadmill practically in an instant. Anyone with a healthy set of eyes should be able to figure that out no problem.So far so good on the operation of the machine. It’s not any louder than any other treadmill and the flex step definitely absorbs a significant amount of shock. No wobbling, squeaking, shaking or anything else that shouldn’t be happening. I’m a bit confused by the way it tracks distance by the 100th of a mile instead of 10th, but I can get used to that.I prefer to run outdoors; hate the gym setting. However, I’ve still got my Planet Fitness membership when a feel the need to run with a buddy while the sidewalks are covered in snow. Really excited to have this treadmill for those quick morning or evening workouts that don’t require driving, let alone changing in a smelly locker room. I’ll update this review if I find any issues with continued operation.
Steve T –
We received this machine this morning. I was curious to see what type of delivery we were going to get as it was free with my prime membership, but the delivery guys even brought it downstairs for us (It weighs over 200 lbs), so I wouldn’t hesistate to use Amazon again. I still need to figure out how the iFit works on this machine as it was included in the elliptical we have along with wifi connectivity, but as far as a treadmill goes, it works great. Assembly did take a while, but we were being very cautious throughout the process. Make sure you have a good ratchet set because the provided hex key would have been brutal to do manually. Using my ratchet set, I was able to make sure everything was nice and tight. Also, follow the directions carefully. There is a reason they tell you not to tighten the screws all the way sometimes. Oh and don’t forget, like any workout equipment, the machine won’t turn on until you put the magnetic key in (with the safety strap). I quickly realized that after I plugged it in and the screen turned on and then turned off. We gave it a quick test run so far and the incline works, speeds seem good, it tracks all of the information you expect from a treadmill. We haven’t tried the MP3 input jack yet for music, but we have a TV in front of the unit, so I’m not sure how much we will utilize the speakers anyway. The cup/bottle holders on each side are nice. It folds up nicely and the provided pump ensures that it unfolds smoothly and won’t come crashing down on your feet if it slips out of your hands. We plan to get the extended service plan just in case any of the parts go within the first few years (its included in the directions), but it seems pretty solid and I don’t anticipate any issues. If I do, I will be sure to update my review.
I am 218 pounds and 5’10. It shakes a little when I am on it. The handrails are a bit short and the front plate should be further up so people that want to stand really close to the console are able to do so without stepping on it and tripping.All that said I love this treadmill. I personally feel it is sturdy, I LOVE the one touch buttons to change speed and incline. I don’t know why I didn’t buy one of these for my home sooner. I got a good sweaty workout as soon as my ex boyfriend set it up for me! He set it up basically by himself but the delivery men put it where we needed it (for a fee) so we did not have to move the heavy box at all. The large cups hold my remote, my hydroflask, and my cell phone, while the lip of the console holds a book (with a book opener clip holding it open hands free).Lastly, holding down the ifit button for 30 seconds did not work even after multiple attempts. I bit the bullet and put in my credit card. I was able to immediately cancel the membership online via ifit.com > my account > cancel benefits.Pro Tip: watch a youtube vid on assembly, there are multiple.I am very pleased with my purchase!I will update if I get charged for ifit or if the machine malfunctions in anyway.
Not listed on this web page are the warranty requirements. A friend stopped by while it was being delivered, and after discussing his experience I learned some surprising details after confirming it with NordicTrack support.1) This treadmill must be placed in a climate controlled room. If it’s used in the garage your warranty is void.2) It can’t get warmer than 85 degrees while upright. This will stretch the belt, and void your warranty. This is a problem for people like me who go on vacation during the summer, and turn off the A/C while I’m gone (in a triple digit climate).3) This treadmill requires a dedicated circuit. If not, your warranty is void. After hearing it needed a climate controlled room, I figured I’d put it in my office, until I learned that room has a single circuit for all the outlets (like most bedrooms do). An electrician offered to run a dedicated outlet for $400. YMMV.My friend had his NordicTrack warranty voided when the motor died 10 months into ownership. The service guy had a long list of reasons why they can void the warranty. Make sure you know the fine print because repairing a broken treadmill can be expensive.Given this information that isn’t mentioned anywhere in this description, I’ve decided to return the unit. It’s not worth the total cost and inconvenience of meeting the unmentioned warranty requirements.
Vince S –
I am handicapped. Was unable to function for a few months because of life saving surgeries. One planned, two not planned. I became an inviolate. My top weight was 290 lbs. I have extreme breathing issues. I am left with only one lung and it has asthma. I needed a treadmill with arms that I could hold onto while walking. This was very, veryImportant in my rehabilitation. I can not run (yet). This treadmill is perfect for me. Once I was able to move again. I’ve been married to this thing. I’ve lost 38 pounds and am on my way to getting healthier. I will never be normal again but this treadmill is a Blessing! It’s wide enough for me to comfortably walk. The arms are at a nice level. It runs smoothly and quietly. Has a nice cup holder and my ipad rests easily on the dash so I can watch movies as I walk. I do not use IFIT. I would if I were more able to do so. As it is now, I couldn’t keep up. I need to move at my pace. For me, this treadmill is more of a rehab machine than an exercise machine.Although I hope to gain enough strength to walk at a faster pace. I used the incline feature and It easily increases or decreases nicely. I did have an issue with a Section of lights on the digital screen going out. So I called customer service and they sent me a new board within days. Very friendly service people. They apologize for the issue and followed up with a call after the new board arrived making sure my issue was taken care of. I’ve had the new board and machine since 8/2021 and have not had any other issues. I recommend this treadmill. I should also add, my body has numerous issues. I was involved in two different accidents that left my body permanently damaged. A five car accident and a freak accident where I was inside a store and got struck by a car.I ended up on the hood as the car took Me through store shelving and into a wall. Now I must admit, I’m not adjusting well in being handicapped. I call it being determined. My wife calls it being stubborn. I. Either case. This treadmill is heavy but I can now fold it and move it around by myself if needed. Once you press the pole in to lower the walking surface. It slowly lowers. The only complaint I can think of is the location of the on/off switch. It’s on the base of the machine. I would have preferred it on the dash. I recommend this treadmill. Just my opinion.
I am 5’6″ female, and wanted a solid, no-frills treadmill to walk in in the winter when I can’t get outside. I followed the other reviews to hold down the iFit button to get past the “subscription” and that worked fine. I can use it as a normal treadmill with no monthly fees. Its easy to operate and select speed and inclined.This winter, my husband, who is 6’8″ started using it, and the belt of wide/long enough for him to comfortably walk at a brisk pace.We are happy with the treadmill and this is comparable in size to one for quite a bit more money from Scheels.
I only need a treadmill to run on days it’s too cold/ hot to run outside. I bought the simplest Nordic Track T-Series because I did not require any extra features.* It’s great so far with my maximum speed of 6.5 mph (yet I’m more in the zone of 5+ mph until I rebuild some speed and endurance!).It’s relatively quiet and, just for assurance, I padded the front legs through the middle roller (for now, with a repurposed yoga mat) to cushion on wood floors in an older 1940s home.For a home treadmill, it recalls what I liked and needed the most from a gym machine. The lip on the display easily holds a magazine or an iPad. I really like to zone out and listen to music when I run, so all is well here.Regarding assembly, I wish I added that option with delivery. A local handyperson helped me with most of it, yet at one point needed help stabilizing the treadmill while adding the hardware that helps it fold and re-lower. Three thoughts on this: 1) for safety, it’s a two-person assembly, 2) don’t overestimate how strong you are, and 3) when you discover how this treadmill lifts and lowers to save space, it makes you happy you bought this product! It gliiiiides down to the floor.I am so happy this fits in my 2nd bedroom. The folding-up feature will help with guests in town.*I heeded some reviewers’ advice and held the i[???] button down for 30s. It worked? I was able to run and such without needing to subscribe to anything else. I already subscribe to a running app and try to keep myself accountable in other ways.
J. M. Springer –
We have had a great experience with the NordicTrack treadmill since purchasing it last summer. We hired someone local to assemble it for us so I can’t speak to the ease of assembly, but we’ve used it almost daily since we purchased it and it shows no signs of wear and tear.Because of its location in our guest bedroom, we’ve had to move it around a few times in the past year and have no issues with folding and moving it, aside from one time when we must have jostled the motor cover and squeezed a wire. It stopped working. But, when we called customer service, they quickly explained to us how to realign the cover, which did the trick.We used iFit for a few weeks but we prefer the Peloton app or to just watch a streaming service while using the treadmill, so we didn’t really take advantage of the year subscriptions.We’re happy with our purchase and actually recommended the treadmill to my sister, who ended up buying her own a few months ago.
Jason P. –
THE GOOD:Easy for 2 people who have put together a lot of you-build-it furniture over the years to assemble and took about 90 minutes.The belt, motor, and critical mechanical parts appear to be well-made with quality materials. The display console doesn’t quite have the same premium feel as the rest of the assembly, but on a machine at this price point I’d rather made tradeoffs there than the mechanical parts.iFit is a double-edge sword, with half of the experience falling in the “this is a total game changer” and the other half falling in the “this is an unacceptable trainwreck” category. When you manage to navigate your way through the impenetrable user experience to finally load the workout you were looking for it justifies the price — the live video instructor-led workouts are phenomenal at this price point.THE BAD:You won’t actually be able to find this stated anywhere online, but the treadmill has no outputs or bluetooth capability so you’re forced to watch everything on the 10″ screen (the S has bluetooth because it doesn’t have a screen, but you lose bluetooth with the Si). The 10″ screen is great if you don’t have the ability to connect to a larger external monitor, but from the number of questions on this topic it’s safe to assume that, like myself, many people want to output the video to a larger screen. Some of the more expensive Nordictracks apparently have this capability, and frankly had I known this I would have purchased a step-up model. It’s fine if you don’t want to offer this on the economy model, just make sure it’s called-out (e.g. “video output through integrated screen only, no support for external monitors or TV”).You can’t use headphones with iFit workouts and must use the integrated speakers. Non-starter if you’re working out when others are sleeping or if you live in a smaller space and don’t want to disturb others. Again, it’s fine to not offer this, but it needs to be called-out (e.g. “audio output through integrated speakers only, no support for headphones”)iFit in general: thousands of confused and angry users have said everything you can possibly say about the terrible iFit user experience: it’s doesn’t reflect professional commercial software standards for interaction design, lacking even such basic functions as search… it’s true, there’s no way to search the large library of iFit videos unless you pay some dude who scrapes the content another 30 bucks a year for access to his private database. The lack of search is just the tip of the iceberg though — iFit is one of the most poorly-designed interactive experiences I’ve come across in the last few years, falling down at almost every step of the user journey.iFit people, if you’re listening: the actual service you provide is stellar and the quality of the content is exceptional. You’re shooting yourselves in both feet by ignoring basic usability, and this has been going on long enough that if you don’t get serious about fixing it one of your competitors is going to eat your lunch and steal your users by doing the exact same thing you’re doing but actually delivering an experience that works. You’ve already done the hard stuff, for crying out loud — the work to get the experience out of the gutter isn’t rocket science. Fix it.
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I bought this treadmill back in June of this year and was waiting a little bit to give my review. Even though it came with a tiny chip on the plastic cover on the right hand side (probably damage during transit), it’s not such a big deal because it doesn’t affect its functioning.When I bought this treadmill, I wanted something that would be reliable, great quality, foldable, quiet and not so big that it wouldn’t fit on the corner of my room. I have to say this treadmill checked all the boxes and even more. I am glad I took my time to do my research and decided on this treadmill.As other reviews had mentioned, the box is really heavy, so make sure you have someone to help you with it. Thankfully I was lucky that my husband assembled it which didn’t take that long to do it.I made sure I bought a mat to protect my white floors.I’ve been using this treadmill for a good 2 months now and I certainly love it. It is easy to fold and also easy to unfold. It is quieter than I had expected which is a win for me. I have attached a video for you to see.The machine feels sturdy. It has 2 cup holders that are large enough to fit a bottle of water and even more. Incline and speed controls are on both sides of the front panel to select in intervals from 1-10 or if you wish to select a specific speed for example 3.1, you can adjust it in the controls that are at the bottom of the panel. Incline can also be adjusted the same way. I opted out of the iFit feature by following the instructions of other reviewers: hold down the iFit logo for 30 seconds and you’ll be good. For me it took me probably less than 10 seconds but I held it down for more time to avoid any issues. I haven’t been able to use the auxiliary music port yet because I mainly use my iphone and wireless ear buds for my workout.In summary, I am absolutely happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend others to buy it.
Jahn BraquetJahn Braquet –
I happened to find this treadmill for about $685 and quickly researched and then purchased. I’m glad I did because the price immediately went back up to almost $1,000. Although I don’t remember the description mentioning the machine folding, I’m glad that it does. The deck is long and comfortable to run or walk on, and the incline feature works great. By the numbers the deck might not be quite as wide as what you may use at the gym, but I can’t feel the difference. My one and only gripe is that the front of the deck ends too close to the controls for my liking, so I’m constantly feeling like I’m too far back compared to machines that I’m used to. The iFit nonsense is easy enough to bypass and at this point it’s obvious that it’s there. The whole number speed and incline buttons are nice and work well, but I wish the “+” and “-” buttons felt a bit more responsive on the display. The start to 1mph and stop ramp up/down a bit faster than what I’m used to, but I’ll get used to that. Overall, the quality feels solid and the machine isn’t overly loud – I have it in my living room for reference. The additional cushioning for the running deck is nice too. Lastly, you really don’t need a media screen for double the normal price of this machine. The phone/tablet ledge works great and I can watch shows on TV or a device while running just fine on this machine.
I bought this model 6.5 S on purpose because it said it was compatible with the iFit… I was aware of a monthly iFit subscription of $9.99 a month for 2 years totalling $220 upfront … however there is no true compatibility and this machine requires an extra iFit module to be purchased for $150…Very misleading in the pictures and the info. Wouldnt have purchased this if was really clear it would take another $350 just to have the iFit work on this machine. Be aware.
HARBIR BRARHARBIR BRAR –
1st thing 1st.DO NOT sign up for ifit. I said DO NOT.Just turn the machine on, insert the red safety key and hold the blue ifit button for 30 seconds and there you go.Now to the rest of the stuff, we had a proform treadmill for 6 years and it worked fine.After a lot of research and returning 2 treadmills back to amazon and samsclub we settled on this one.Returned the Proform T7 as it had an ifit screen and had software crashed from the box, couldn’t use it without the screen working.We don’t use ifit so got the treadmill without all the fancy features. We just use the speed and incline function tbh.Now I am 190lbs 6’1″ and my wife is 135 lbs and we have no problem running on it for an hour session at 4-5mph. The machine is stable and not that loud.The built-in speakers are ok if you walk but for running they are below average as you hear the machine’s noise more, not that machine is loud but still.It holds our Samsung Tab 8 ultra just fine, side storage for a water bottle, a phone without any issue.Get a treadmill mat as it helps from vibrations and noise level, we got our’s from Academy for like $30 6 years back.
I actually ordered a different treadmill from a different company but it was extremely damaged when it arrived so I ended up online searching for another one and I must say some of the reviews on this treadmill almost changed my mind on getting this one but I took the chance . All the features and the size and everything was exactly what I wanted so I ordered it and crossed my fingers it arrived in better shape then the last one and I was extremely happy to see it arrived perfectly and it’s been a great machine so far ..it’s sturdy and very well made and I had no problem with exiting out of the ifit , I held the button down for a few seconds and the treadmill was ready for me to use with no problems . Putting it together took awhile but my husband had no issues whatsoever and I was happy about that bc reading some of the reviews some have said they had to try calling Nordictrack for help and were on hold for hrs and that right there almost kept me from purchasing bc if you can’t easily get a hold of the company something is wrong somewhere ! But while my husband was putting it together I figured I would test that theory to see if I would be left on hold forever, so I dialed customer service , put it on speaker and went about my business and I kid you NOT I was ON HOLD waiting for customer service to get to my call for a WHOLE 3 HRS AND 42MINS !!!!!!!! That is insane and unacceptable !!! They need to fix that issue and I pray I never have issues like many have to where I ever have to call them again and if that wasn’t bad enough after purchasing the treadmill I returned to try and find a review with some helpful tips on putting it together and I wanted to show my husband so I signed on to Amazon and starting looking through the reviews and my husband was like are you sure thats the same one we ordered and I said yes why ? and he said didn’t you notice the price drop from just 1 day ago ?! I about lost my lunch when I looked up and saw the price was 300$ cheaper then when I had ordered it the day before !!!! I have shopped on this site for years and have never seen that happen …I was instantly sick to my stomach !!! 300$ is a huge difference ! My husband was shocked too but he assured me if I contacted Amazon they would more than likely refund the difference since we just bought the damn thing and I was thinking he was right bc I know walmart and other stores do exactly that …so I contacted Amazon and was told they no longer do that , so ya I was out an extra 300$ for a treadmill I could have waited just hrs later to order and would have gotten it way cheaper… I frankly think that’d pretty sickening BUT the fact the machine is everything I was looking for and has given me zero issues I will be happy with that but I might shop around a lot more next time before ordering from Amazon again ! They are a billion dollar company …300$ shouldnt be anything to them but their greed has gotten the best of them !
Bryan E. Hickman –
This treadmill is a great value. I paid close to double the amount for a treadmill with less features approximately 5 years ago. At home equipment keeps getting better and cheaper!Amazon coordinated the delivery service and that was a tremendous value. I was very happy that I paid for it here. To coordinate the same service through NordicTrack’s website was going to cost triple the Amazon price.I consider myself to be pretty handy, but this still took me about an hour to assemble. Nothing terribly difficult, just time consuming!I don’t love the graphical user interface and the fact that it works over WiFi. I tend to use manual workout mode, so the extra features aren’t very desirable to me. Starting a manual workout is pretty easy and quick though. It’s not really a negative – I just don’t care for it.This treadmill provides a smooth, steady, and quiet ride.
It runs it good like it better than my old Proform I had for 12 years put 3,000 miles on it when it stopped working. The repairman I called told me it’ll $160 just to come to the house to look at it then at least another $150-$300 to fix it! He talked me into getting a new one. I didn’t get the ifit I bypassed it by holding down the button! When I register the treadmill at NordicTrack.com for the warranty I bought the Cadillac maintenance/repair plan they gave me six years for the price of 5 years. They’ll come once a year to lube it for me and whenever it needs repair. Paid for Amazon to put it in my room of choice that went great good idea if you are living alone, it’s heavy. I had to flip out of the box then flip it back over to put it together. Counting clean up 3 hours to put it together it’s a workout. The speakers sound good, could go louder as we know some downloads are louder than other. It’s not enough to wake my neighbors up and don’t burn 200 watts of electric like my stereo. I did have to center the belt it kept going to the left so I tighten up the left side a turn it wasn’t enough then I loosen the the right side a turn it still wasn’t enough, so I tighten up the left another 1/2 turn and that did it. The video should be higher quality I don’t know what amazon did to it. Still happy with the treadmill & highly recommend it!6 months update: Still love it, I walk 5 miles every other day, lift weights the other days.
Charles J. Hampton-Snow –
I am writing this review after having the NordicTrack for 3 1/2 months and can say , as of today, that I thoroughly enjoy it and it accomplished for me what I wanted it to, which was to lower my A1C. I have been a type 2 diabetic for about 7 years, but by watching what I eat and exercising have kept my A1C mainly below 6.5. I have never taken any medication for my diabetes and am very thin, but 4 months ago my A1C jumped to 7.2, most likely because I’d been cheating with food and exercising less, especially through the winter. I immediately bought this treadmill instead of turning to drugs and now after 3 1/2 months of daily use, my A1C has dropped to 6.7. My doctor says I don’t need drugs unless it stays above 7 so I’m very satisfied that this has worked for me. It does help if you like walking to begin with , but now there is no worry about bad weather and I use it after almost every meal. Music for me is the key to enjoying it and not becoming bored. I do 2 to 3 hours a day total. I do not use any of the preset programs but set and vary the speed and incline myself as I walk. I find it to be fairly quiet and can’t hear it at all with earbuds in. It can be assembled by yourself if you use something like a short step ladder as a stand-in for someone holding a section up. Assembly was not easy but once together it works great and I hope it lasts many years.
Drew H –
Purchased for my wife this past Christmas 2021 and she absolutely Loves it! Instructions for assembly could have been a little better but I was able to get it done! She loves that it’s a Powered incline and de-cline, 1 touch button for whole # inclining and incline Up and Down arrows for specific numbers for example: 2.2, 4.4, 8.7, etc. Has built in speakers for music, or videos, easy to fold by Lifting the whole track, has a hydraulic under the track for easy folding and unfolding. No need to assist the track to unfold, the hydraulic does it’s job by not allowing the whole track to slam down. Very easy to use, includes a power on and off switch and comes with instruction to download the IFit app for the Smart Nordic track! Well Worth the $$ and under $800!
When researching this treadmill, I saw a lot of negative reviews. I realized that all of the negative reviews were due to Nordic Track’s partnership with iFit. I was a little apprehensive about having to deal with iFit but decided I would give it my all. A few months later, I can say that I am not a fan of iFit. It was hard to use and would take so long to start the workout that i felt I’d rather just do without it. It wasted my time (taking so long to load) and would be a source of frustration. Therefore, I unsubscribed after the first free month and thankfully, that’s was quick and easy.As for Nordic track, I recently purchased my very first treadmill from them. However, I’m very familiar with Nordic track. I’ve witnessed my cousin using a Nordic track treadmill for years! She raves about its durability, comfort, and quality. I am excited to finally be able to start my own journey with Nordic Track.Finally, At checkout I choose to pay Amazon an extra fee in return for delivering the machine to “room of choose”. Upon arrival, the delivery company was unwilling to take it up the stairs (the stairs were included in the package I paid for). I had an impossibly heavy treadmill sitting in my front room for a few days. Amazon was unsympathetic about this and were unwilling to help, even though I had paid to have them take it up the stairs. In the end, they refunded the amount and my husband and I carried it up the stairs. It was back-breaking work but well worth it.
My wife and I enjoy this treadmill very much, and feel it is one of, if not the best treadmill for the money.-The treadmill was fairly simple to assemble, however, I used to be a mechanic and home builder, but I think as long as you have some basic mechanic/diy skills and follow the instructions it wouldn’t be to hard for DIYers-I did not know that you can adjust the cushioning, which I enjoyed the softer impact much more.-The Ifit button depressed after about 15 seconds activated the treadmill for manual mode-No issues with any abnormal noise or shaking-Everything worked perfectly for me-It is comparable to my $2000 plus, 10 year old Nordic Track Treadmill, which I still have at another home, but it is not as heavy.
This is a great treadmill and I got it for a great deal ($454 on Black Friday). The treadmill was very easy to assemble (took about 2-2.5 hours) and it works great! You don’t need iFit to use the treadmill. Just make sure you have the key on the treadmill and press the iFit button for ~20 seconds or so and you’re ready to go. It’s very comfortable to use. The only thing I don’t like about it is you can’t use the Bluetooth feature unless you subscribe to iFit. So, I picked up an audio cable and play my music that way. You won’t regret buying this treadmill!
Ordered on Prime Day for nearly $200 off. Used $15 from my Amazon card rewards and saved that much more! Was going to purchase this or another sooner but waited for a sale on one or the other. This won out. Paid to have a local guy assemble it, bought a treadmill mat and surge protector and final cost including tax was the same as regular retail as of 6/30/21, $650 total. Pretty good deal as it feels like someone else paid for assembly, accessories, and sales tax! Delivery was as promised, box and contents in perfect order. Thanks Amazon.The treadmill itself? Good stuff. You get what you pay for and a bit more. All things being equal this is as good as it gets in this price range for a home treadmill. It’s not intended for heavy duty, high impact use, though sturdy. It’s more for walking and jogging. Sprinting in spurts. Just look at some videos of it in use and you’ll get the idea. It looks nice enough and not like a big, cheap plastic eyesore. It operates smoothly and is reasonably quiet. The control console is well designed and laid out. It has twenty preset routines and manual adjustments which include increasing speed and incline by increments instead of whole numbers. So the treadmill will run at say 3.7mph and incline at 4.5 percent, etc. Cushioning is adequate and it feels solid beneath you. No shaking or otherwise. Very stable.And that’s it, really. It’s a treadmill and it works. What sets it apart from others in this price range is its size. It is indeed bigger / roomier where it counts. The tread board and belt. I found just two other treadmills in the $650 to $1000 range that offered a belt with a 20in width. And one of those while promoting it as “heavy duty” lacked an incline feature and has a 19.3in wide belt. It makes a difference! Especially when most of these lower end home treadmills come with 16-17.5in wide belts. No matter how BIG they make the treadmill look in their ads with doctored photos. If your feet aren’t too big this NordicTrack should be nice. Just take out a measuring tape and measure 20in against 16 or 17 and the difference is clear. The belt is also 50in long. Which is beyond standard in this price range. What I found are many $650+ treadmills are really $400 and $500 treadmills that are being oversold on their features. And show ad pics that make the machine look big and the user small. Open the box and set it up and you’ll find you paid $700 for a $450 product. But this NordicTrack will be the “more” you pay for. The only other one close is the Horizon T101. Take a close look at both imo, weigh pros and cons and pull the trigger on one or the other.I can’t touch on the speakers as they are not being used. iFit integration was easily bypassed and not being used. Really no big deal to bypass it so I don’t know why people complain. The unit itself is a good deal. The materials used for the machine are of quality you’d expect in this segment, and the look is basic but a bit sleek and sporty. Seems a great buy so far and a good, basic home treadmill. Don’t expect more unless you pay more. And even then. If this lasts a year or two and is trouble free I’d happily buy another to replace it. If it lasts longer, even better. Sure as hell beats the time, effort, expense, inconvenience and patience it takes for me to go to the gym. And even gym goers like some activity at home. It can be convenient and Its nice to have options.
Amazon Customer –
I will start with the main reason why you should not buy this treadmill before going into details.NordicTrack deceptively makes you believe that the treadmill will not work unless you sign up for their iFit program requiring your credit card and other info. The info on how to bypass is not found anywhere in there manuals, their website, youtube or google. Shameful strong arm tactic. After you give them your credit card number then they will tell you to HOLD DOWN THE IFIT BUTTON FOR 30 SECONDS. I found this out after hours of trying to figure out of how to avoid giving them my credit card number.After I signed up, I called the next day to cancel the subscription and was on hold for 64 minutes before the call was disconnected on their end. The second call , I held for about 50 minutes before I hung up. The 3rd time I called when they first open and held for 15 minutes before someone picked up.Extremely disappointed that this is Amazon’s Choice. Purchased this treadmill based on the fact that is showed Amazon’s Choice. Assembly date had to be rescheduled a couple of times, finally came on a Sunday about 4pm. Assembly guy was a good guy, not his fault. He let me know that the cover to the motor was broken. I am now on hold 35 minutes and 52 seconds trying to get a replacement.
After years of contemplating buying a treadmill but always deciding it wasn’t worth the money since I’d rather run outside and had access to them at the gym, I started looking seriously a few weeks ago. The weather in DC is atrocious right now and at 17 weeks pregnant with 3 other little ones, I wasn’t able to find the time to run. I saw this deal and HAD to take the chance. The cost was less than 4 months of gym membership when you factor in child care and would allow me to run at home anytime I wanted. I could run or walk during naptime, while the kids played, etc.I’ve had it a week and I’ve used it almost every day. I love it! I can’t believe I waited so long to get it! As an avid runner, an athlete and half marathoner this treadmill is perfect. I haven’t even used any of the settings yet but the basic machine itself is wonderful (Incline and speed, comfort, etc). Spacious enough to not fall off the back, a wonderful ridge to hold an iPad but still able to see the information display, etc. It’s awesome! I see a lot of time spent with it this pregnancy and even in the future once baby #4 is here (running during naps, walking if he won’t sleep with him in the ergo, etc). Such a great machine at a great, affordable price.
katie l.katie l. –
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A little loud but overall it feels very sturdy! I followed other Amazonian advice and bypassed the iFit activation and it worked perfectly! (Hold down iFit button for 30 seconds). It recommends two people to put it together but I put it together by myself- sorta handy 30 year old female, out of shape since quarantine. I was able to open the box and unpack it (after about 30 minutes of pep talks and trying to figure out the best way) but it was much easier than I expected to be honest. I added a review video and a couple of pictures. Will update if I have any issues.
Candace LewisCandace Lewis –
First, THANK YOU!!! to all the reviewers who gave clear instructions on how to avoid the iFit subscription to make the machine work. Honestly, I would not have purchased it without those tips. Simply hold the iFit button down for 30 seconds and presto! Admittedly, I admittedly made the mistake of trying to do this without the emergency key in place and nothing happens, so thank you to the other reviewer who explained that mistake.The machine came pretty quickly. I like the free Prime option for threshold delivery. I was able to open my garage and the gentleman sat it in place. I opted not to pay for the installation due to reviews that said it was easy to put together. The instructions said 2 adults need to put it together; however, I didn’t have another adult so my teenage son helped during 3 steps towards the end. Here’s a tip…. Download the 3D instructions versus using the paper instructions.I put the machine together in four hours, mostly by myself. It would have taken less time had I not stopped for lunch and a wine break.All in all, the machine is easy to put together with the 3D instructions and it works great. I LOVE how easy it is to fold up.I called NordicTrac prior to purchasing to price out a similar model if I bought direct. They wanted $1,800 and that did NOT include delivery or installation. Immediately purchased this instead.Definitely buy it. It’s great for walking and running. Good length and width.
Grand LodgeGrand Lodge –
Where to begin… I did a lot of research I am 233 pounds 6 foot 2 I needed to do something! Who likes to get on the treadmill and just run? I have had one before only a hand full of programs you can work out on. Before I found this treadmill, I was looking for something cheap and compact… well that will get you only a 15-16-inch-wide belt not very long as well. Also doesn’t seem like it would hold up. Then I stumbled across this bad boy NordicTrack T series! 20-inch-wide belt also good for tall people controls are perfectly set, also very sturdy it does not wobble or anything and keeps it place. Wife and I put it together. It is pretty simple after a couple of arguments it was together! haha! Has like 20 work out apps pre-set but that doesn’t even touch what you are going to unlock!?! I-fit is one of the best things they have invented. I got the free trial with purchase, didn’t even realize it came with it.… never really heard of it. I decided to do the free trail. I originally hooked treadmill up to my phone but that wasn’t good enough. I wanted a bigger screen. I found a really good tablet for 140.00 bucks Vastking pad k10 10 inches (I will be writing a review on that as well) sat that up and the videos are so amazing… you walk up stair’s trainer will raise your incline… he makes you go fast, slower feels like you are actually there. Endless library of videos, you can pick the beach, sand, mountains whatever you heart desires it will take you there and work you out. After my free trail you can bet, I will pay for the service each month… I hook the tab up through the speakers on the machine and it sounds good. The 1st one I did was a 7-workout series hiking Mt Fuji… Man it’s so amazing, you see it all and its culture the trainer that walks with you was the one who taught me how to actually breathe while doing that 10 inclines! It’s really like you’re hiking it. Breathtaking experience! Breath taking trainer too. Haha Once I finished that I started a 5k training… 30-workout series. Trainer he teaches you how to breath as well but did something different than Mt Fuji. He gets you off the treadmill at end of each work out for stretches… I never stretch and when I started mocking his stretches, I am so loose and not sore the next day. I am on work out 10 on that. I stepped on the scale and I have lost 9.4 pounds 223.6! Only 22 days into the diet and workouts. I don’t even realize I am working out on this 5k set in Vietnam! You not only learn about the culture you also have a trainer that is pushing you through. Before I started on the treadmill there is no way I would be able to jog 4.8 mph for 6 min straight… well I killed that last work out… I can breathe better have more stamina my stomach is getting way smaller. I cannot say enough good things about this treadmill I would recommend this to anybody that wants to get fit and lose weight… even if you don’t want to jog, they have walking programs that you can walk on the beach. They have live programs a certain time too… there was a live 5k run last Saturday at 11:30 am! My coworker just bought her a NordicTrack paid 2500 bucks it’s the same as mine but has a screen built in for your I-fit programs so spending 600 plus 140 for tab got same experience. I am so glad I decided to spend a couple more hundred dollars for a much better treadmill… It does fold up nicely too just like the picture.
Amazonaddict mother of two –
Warning, treadmill box delivered is 200lbs. Couldn’t lift it myself, had to slide the box into the house, but box wouldn’t fit through the door. Took treadmill out and slid it on a rug into the room. Assembly instructions were really straightforward. Took me a couple hours. Also, the threads on the 1 silver ground screw were defective, so it wouldn’t screw in. This screw is important because it grounds the machine to prevent electric shock. Replacement screw is .99 cents plus shipping. Amazon support credited me for the replacement screw. Will update this review again once I receive the replacement screw. Edit- never received the replacement screw. Bought one from local hardware store.
I have an older cheap Gold’s Gym treadmill that I’ve been using for close to 10 years. Bought my wife the Nordic Track and the difference is night and day. The Nordic Track feels like you’re running on a new age cushioned track and it’s so quiet! Very easy on the joints. I love how it folds up and it’s hydraulic.
Michael SimpsonMichael Simpson –
Using it for rehab. We like it.I have been in gyms pretty much all my life—back to the days of Jack Lalaine. This treadmill is an impressive midrange machine. No question, it’s not gym strength, but for home use it appears to be an outstanding choice. Couple of points. One, get the install . Unless you can tap a hole, you need to get someone to put it together. Delivery was very good as was the packaging. We ran into trouble on step 8 which involves attaching the crossbar. Short story, I had to retap the holes with a 10/24 tap and buy 10/24 1-1/4 screws. Also, the replacement grounding screw was unusable so we used the shipping screw. Anyway, unless you are comfortable taping a hole get somebody to assemble it. Customer service (Donna) was a pleasure to work with and did what was possible with step 8, but we couldn’t fix it without retaping the holes. Search the reviews for step 8 for all the horror stories. This machine has all the features one would expect in a treadmill. You can get better features (larger screen, industrial strength, etc), but you have to “open the vault” for those. Much was made about iFit, but I feel it’s irrelevant to the machine itself. One last thing, the machine goes to 10 miles an hour and that’s nice, but since we brought it for rehab it is more importantly to me is that it goes down to .5 miles an hour. Nice machine we’ll see if it lasts.More on step 8. Like many others, we got stuck at step 8 (search step 8 in comments). The problem, I believe is that the screws do not match the tap used for the holes. For one, they are wood screws. Anyway after the usual unsuccessful calls, we re-tapped the holes with a 10/24 tap and brought the corresponding 10/24 by 1.25 inch machine screws. It’s fixed. I do not recommend this to anyone, it’s just what we did to get to step 9. Photos attached. PS. we watched the YOUTUBE video on assembly, and wow! nothing on step 8 . Also, the grounding screw was uninstallable and we just used the original.
Where I failed: don’t tighten anything until you have the whole thing assembled, not just at the end of each step. I was able to get it together though it took some rather strong language and a call to customer service to figure out what had gone wrong. I still managed to get it together without help, but the difficulty I faced in assembly was of my own making.That said, it’s a great machine. It feels completely solid and the ease of moving it even once it’s setup is thoroughly impressive. The menus are intuitive and easy to navigate, and the presence of the quick-shutoff chain is minimal and easy to use when wanted. The only physical things I would like to see different would mostly be with the app functionality, eg the complete lack of integration for iPhone’s health stats app, the lack of a search function in the guided workouts, the inability (to my knowledge) to map out custom workouts ahead of time with sliders or some form of paragraphic interface, and that it can’t turn the unit’s display screen when the app is in use. The incline works beautifully and smoothly, plus is gradual enough to not risk a fall or injury if you aren’t paying attention.Very satisfied with my purchase
I would of given it 4.5 if I could. Let me start by saying that I am more than satisfied with this treadmill. Some people were saying that this treadmill was only good for fast walking or light jogging. This is absolutely inaccurate. The speeds are 1-10 and most of the time I can’t even go past 6 for my fast jogging. I also read people saying that you couldn’t increase speeds in increments, another inaccuracy, you absolutely can! Incline is very good, solid, and responsive. I feel as if people are trying to knock this perfectly solid treadmill to make way for newer models.OK, so it doesn’t have fans, or TV screen, or a doughnut maker. Really people? Are you here to get a good workout or watch TV? Most of the time I use my phone for music anyway, that way I can have the music blasting in my ear. My basement is perfectly cool for my treadmill and if necessary I could always just put a standing fan in front of it. I agree that the panel speakers suck. Use earphones or your stereo, problem solved.The cup holders are nice and large to put your keys, watch, socks, if you like running barefooted like an animal, cellphone, or your Big Gulp drink that you got form 7-Eleven.The panel has plenty of options to keep track of all kinds of stuff. Honestly I only use time, or distance, but I understand it’s cool to have little preset workouts and other options. I might want to keep track of how much lard falls of my body one day with the calorie option.I guess my light humor comes from the fact that I got such a great deal for such great quality and competent treadmill 🙂 .
Took a bit to put together but we got it done. All the parts are there. As long as you allow a couple hours so you can take your time and do it right it was easy. You’ll need a phillps screwdriver, 15 and 13 size wrench. You can bypass the ifit by putting the safety key in and press and hold the ifit button for 30 seconds. Then the screen will show the regular menu options. Easy. I will start using the treadmill this week and if it ends up being a POS I will update this review.
Jonathan & Catherine Ward –
The first treadmill was dropped off the truck onto our driveway so we declined it and the second one arrived with a damaged box but it is ok. Easy to set up if you follow the clear instructions. Once setup I tried to bypass iFit but the console just kept going beep beep beep anytime I pushed the button and nothing happened. I realized that you have to attach the safety cutoff key for the console to work. The user instructions mention this further on in the booklet, once I did that the bypass trick worked and the machine is working fine. Very easy to fold and drop but awkward to move on it’s little wheels when folded.
C. Wright –
First off I want to tell you that I did not even try the iFit trial, so I can not speak to that. I was looking for a good treadmill to use with Zwift and have found this treadmill works perfectly for that. I needed to be able to pair it with the Zwift program and found that the Zwift Runn paired with this treadmill and the speeds matched exactly with no calibration of the Runn needed. I had first tried the Zwift running pod, but found the speeds it recorded were not accurate. I highly recommend this treadmill for indoor running, especially for pairing with the Zwift platform.
Uh-MAZING. I paid for assembly and delivery to the exact room where my treadmill would go. After months of stalking treadmills online, scouring Offer Up, and diving deep into the Reviews sections of websites, I decided to go with this treadmill as my quarantine machine. Honestly, I wish like heck I had just taken the plunge sooner because this has been one of the BEST purchases of my year. I’m not the best runner, but I like to get a good sweat in and wanted something that offered at least up to 10mph of speed. This treadmill offers that and level 10 incline. The fold-up mechanism is also brilliant! It’s so easy and there’s some sort of suspension thing that make folding it up/down a breeze. I have had no problems with this treadmill and I’ve used it every day since owning it–usually, walk/run/sprinting anywhere from 2-4 miles. There are pulse-tracking sensors on the handles, but I don’t use them because I have an iWatch. I also don’t use the Bluetooth speaker stuff because I prefer to use my Alexa as it works better to annoy my Slytherin upstairs neighbors. All-in-all, I’m enamored with this treadmill and honestly wish I had gotten this thing as soon as the pandemic hit so that “quarantine fifteen” would have been in the opposite direction on the scale. This is a great piece for the casual runner and you can get your workout in any time of the day. For reference, I’m about 5’10, weigh around 185, and have a pretty long stride. The treadmill has a bit of a quake when I run, but it doesn’t feel unsturdy. Final take-away: This is a good little machine. Spring for the assembly if you don’t like lifting a 200-pound box and doing spatial math. You won’t be disappointed!!! Can’t recommend her enough! 🙂
I’ve had it since January and it’s been working fine until the Firmware was updated this week. Now I just get a loading screen and can’t use it when trying to do an activity. When trying to see if a newer firmware is available it is stuck on “checking for update”.Update: I wasn’t able to find information on online how to do a Factory Reset, but I found it at the top of the machine.Factory Reset Steps:Turn off the machineGet a paperclip and push it in the hole as seen in the picturesTurn on the power with your foot or a second person, but keep the paperclip held inTake out the paperclip after you see it updating (see picture)
B. Vernaglia –
My initial review here. Will update after additional usage:This is a solid mid-range home use treadmill. As someone who has only every used professional grade ones at the gym, I was a bit afraid I’d see a big step down. I don’t. The treadmill does a good job maintaining consistent speeds and is rated to up to 300 lbs (I weight about 165). The track bed is amply sized for my 6ft height yet folds up conveniently. NB, it is still big even when folded up. There are a bunch of preprogrammed workouts but I have no intention to ever use these nor will I pay for IFIT. The controls are intuitive, but I do have a few gripes. I wish it listed pace not just speed. I wish you could see distance and time at the same time, but they alternate back and forth. I also wish the speakers were a bit louder. Some have complained that the treadmill is loud, but it is no louder than any I have ever used in the gym. The acoustics of a small room might perhaps make it seem loud.Delivery was on time and they brought it right inside. It is heavy so make sure they do. Assembly was a mix bag. Scheduling and rescheduling was a pain. When they did come, the gentleman was nice and efficient but he made a few mistakes while assembling. I fixed these but how do I know there aren’t more. For the discount price of $15 not a bad deal, but I might be really annoyed at $80.So far I am pleased with this purchase.
Miriam Miriam –
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April 2021:So far it’s been a great purchase. It’s a great treadmill for home. My husband assembled it fast and it was his first time putting a treadmill together. In the video you can see how heavy and big I am and I can jog or at least try to jog. What I read on other reviews helped me a lot. You have to press the “ifit” button for a few seconds and you’ll be ready to use your brand new treadmill without having to subscribe/pay a membership. Don’t fall for that scam!!!I do have to say something weird that happened once so far. When I turned it on a few days ago, the treadmill immediately started inclining and wouldn’t let me stop it until I turned it off and unplugged it, after that it was back to normal. Anyways I’ll be back updating my review.
The Phantom –
Please listen closely to this review. I just recently purchased this treadmill. All the reviews you read about how difficult it is to put together is not accurate. If you are just the least bit handy you can set it up no problem. It took me about an hour and a half to get it setup and running once I got it out of the box. The only reviews that are accurate are the ones that mention the IFIt subscription. They state you must login to activate the machine then you are asked to pay $15 a month. This is true however all you need to do once the treadmill is setup is turn it on and hold down the ifit button for 20 to 30 seconds and it will immediately activate. Shame on Nordic track for that however from scam perspective I bet they have a great legal team that could argue to that point. Now to speak to the treadmill itself it works perfect, very sturdy can’t even hear the belt or motor while using.
Yo Soy Tico –
We’ve owned this treadmill for 6 months now and absolutely love it. Glad I read the reviews that state how to disable the ifit program prior to purchase so there were no surprises. Definitely a lot harder to assemble this unit than I realized. I ended up hiring a professional to assemble it using the Thumbtack app. It cost me $80 and was well worth it. The only thing we’ve had to do maintenance wise is adjust the belt. The belt had shifted to one side and was rubbing against the side molding. I watched a 2 minute video on youtube that showed how to fix it easily. The instructions for how to align the belt on the nordictrack website were useless, so glad I found what I was looking for on youtube. I’m very happy with this purchase.
Hoa C. –
Delivery drivers were super careful with the box and I’m happy it arrived without any damage. I feel bad reading the negative reviews from others who didn’t have such luck because assembling and then disassembling this would be a nightmare.I didn’t pay for assembly so my fiancee and I assembled it ourselves. As long as you have a socket wrench, philips screwdriver and an allen wrench (included), you will be just fine.Just a few tips:- Other reviewers said the same thing but this tip might be buried: attach the magnetic safety key to the console and press the iFit button for about 10-20 seconds. This will bypass the iFit registration and you can start using the treadmill manually. You don’t have to sign up for iFit if you don’t want to!- The BEST way to assemble this treadmill yourself is to download an app called BILT. Look up the NordicTrack treadmill in the app and you will get step by step visual instructions plus verbal instructions. This made the process SO MUCH EASIER. Trust me and use the app instead of following the manual.- Try to buy treadmill lubricant before or with your purchase. We applied lubricant and let it run for about 3 minutes at 3MPH.- Having a socket wrench will make the process a lot smoother than using a regular wrench.My fiancee used it for the first time today and it was great. Not too loud, sturdy and bigger than we thought it would be in person. Pretty happy with the purchase!
Charlie K –
I have been looking for a treadmill for some time, since working from home in the age of Covid means I am more sedentary than I would like. I am nothing like an athlete. I am in my 70’s and have some mobility problems so walking is essential but I am not likely to be running at any great speed. I do, however, prefer an incline.This treadmill was a relatively good price. For the aforementioned reasons, I had no interest in the iFIT program and did not need a large screen. So I purchased the 5-inch screen which is far lower in price than the larger ones.What I liked about this machine was:1. It has a wide 22-inch belt which seemed safer and more comfortable than a narrow one2. It supports 300 lb people which means it’s sturdy and solidBoth of these appear to be accurate.It’s a heavy monster. I lavishly tipped the delivery drivers who graciously wrestled it down a flight of stairs for me. And I hired a fitness repair company to assemble it. Both were well-spent investments in my opinion. YMMV.I also purchased a 3-year maintenance agreement. If you look at the prices on Amazon, they range all over the place for the same deal, so shop around. In my case, $89 got me a three-year agreement with a yearly preventive maintenance visit. Assuming it is fulfilled, it seems like a worthwhile investment.There are elements of the unit that I do not love. The heart rate monitor does not seem accurate. The instructions are meh and the website is as well.I avoided the iFIT scam because of the reviews here that noted that all I had to do was to hold down the start key for 30 seconds to bypass the credit card request. There is a big notice on the device that says STOP! and tells you that a credit card is required to start the machine. Not true and tacky.At the end of the day, I spent less that $1000, including the extended warranty, delivery and assembly. I feel it was a good value and it appears to be a solid machine. It fits my needs well. It may or may not be what you need.
This is a large heavy machine but was expertly delivered to the room where we installed it. Delivery was well coordinated beforehand and arrived within 30 minutes of the committed time. Instructions on the outside of the container were very clear and the instruction book inside were very clear. There were 2 missing parts that were needed early in the assembly process so I contacted customer service and after a substantial wait of 30 minutes or so, the agent was exceptionally helpful and responsive. They sent the parts by air freight, and I had them in a couple of days. Assembly could be done by one person, but I had help holding the console while installing it. Once it was assembled, I disabled the Ifit subscription by turning on the machine, plugging in the power plug and holding the Ifit switch for about 20 seconds. That being done, it was ready to go. The speeds and inclination are very easy to control, and I use the Ipod feature plug to listen to audio books while exercising. It’s a great treadmill for a very attractive price.
Brent Seymour –
To the reviewer that gave a heads up on unlocking the treadmill, huge KUDOS to you! It does unlock if you hold the iFit button. As one reviewer stated, it doesn’t work at 30 seconds. I has to hold it down for what seemed like a minute. I started my timer after I had been holding it down for a little while because I wanted to make sure I had held it long enough and it was still a good 40 seconds on the clock before it finally unlocked. I set it up a few weeks ago and after being on the road, I finally got to use it for the first time. It’s “very” sturdy. I’m 240 pounds right now and it totally supported my steps. The setup wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I didn’t use a second person, but I’m also mechanically inclined and have a large variance of tools available. For the part where you need to have it up right, I used a 2×4 stud to hold it up. I wouldn’t recommend assembling it with less than two people as you can be seriously hurt or damage the treadmill or nearby objects if it falls during assembly. It “can” be done with one person, but requires skill and luck! (AND takes longer!). I truly enjoy using this bad boy. It feels just like the expensive equipment at the gym. I haven’t used all the features yet and probably won’t, but it definitely has a LOT of bells and whistles! I highly recommend this for everyone and specifically for larger people!
S. Hutchins –
This treadmill is a great no-frills, utilitarian model that I’ve enjoyed greatly. I didn’t want or need a multimedia screen built-in to my treadmill (I use my iPad for watching content while using this treadmill), nor did I need a monthly subscription for exercise routines. This gives me exactly what I wanted – the ability to walk and run, apply incline levels as I need it, at a reasonable price. I’m no speed demon, so a 10mph max speed is more than enough for me. The incline feature also provides an extra challenge to any walk or run. The treadmill also folds up nicely for compact storage.Assembly took about an hour or so, and while it wasn’t difficult, definitely take your time reading the instructions and assembling it – there are a couple of steps (specifically with attaching the arms supporting the screen) where, if missed, will cost you lots of extra time to disassemble and reassemble to fix. The treadmill belt came centered out of the box, but if you need to tweak that, it does include a large allen key. As with any treadmill, if you are going to purchase this, be sure you also buy silicone treadmill lubricant to keep the belt silky smooth and quiet.Yes, the treadmill has all kinds of stickers saying something like “This treadmill is locked, you must unlock by registering with iFit” etc. As others have stated, and I want to reiterate, upon first power up, all you do is hold down the blue iFit button for ~30 seconds to bypass the lock, and voila, you’ll never see it again. Even after a complete power off and unplugging, it has never popped up again for me.I use this treadmill almost every single day in some capacity, and would recommend it without hesitation.
Spicy Mamma –
This is a nice solid treadmill. All pieces were securely wrapped in the box, which came undamaged. We are slow but it took about 2 hours to put together. Time went fast. This thing is heavy, which is good when using it, but not so great for moving it around. We like it enough to deal with that though.The iFit… I know you don’t have to subscribe but we took them up on the free trial. We didn’t have to put in a credit card number. That was optional.I thought iFit was going to be glitchy and gimmicky but it’s really great for keeping you company while walking and also keeping your mind off of how long you’ve been on the treadmill. For walking, there are guided tours of so many places around the world and you learn so much. The treadmill automatically adjusts the incline and speed so you get to keep up with the tour guide and get a workout at the same time. It’s very smooth and not choppy when changing the incline and speed to match terrain.You can use this treadmill manually without IFit, but it really is worth trying out if you have some sort of tablet. We are using a 2nd generation iPad and it works great.The belt is longer than our old treadmill, and it is wide enough that I dont scrape the sides constantly. I feel like we got a decent bargain getting this treadmill.—— update——-We have had this treadmill a while now And it still runs great. Still loving IFit. Even my husband is using it. Nordic track customer service has been good too. I had to call because it was squeaking and they sent a free bottle of lubricant for it. It takes a while to get them on the phone but once you do they are very helpful. Love the new treadmill.
Excellent treadmill and I love the free trial of iFit which is like having a personal trainer and at-home running buddies. I will definitely keep the subscription of iFit after these 30 days. I wish I knew this kind of technology existed before. It’s so awesome being able to run from the comfort and safety of your own home without worrying about early morning or late night runs on a trail outside. I highly recommend this and it’s also nice being able to “exercise” in different countries without actually paying for the plane ticket to go there using iFit. The treadmill is fairly easy to assemble (I did it by myself). The instructions are very easy to understand. I do wish it had wheels on the front so it could move better but I guess you can’t have everything. Overall for paying 550.00 with it on sale I feel like I got a great deal. The delivery was smooth too. The amazon deliverers dropped it right inside my house at my front door as requested. They were very friendly.
Markus F. Hay –
So far I’ve been using the treadmill for just over a month and I have no major complaints. My intent was to eliminate the need to go to the gym in the morning and instead get on a treadmill at home, primarily to save on time. In that respect, it’s done it’s job extremely well and there is no major difference between this treadmill and the ones you’d see at your local gym.I can’t really speak to iFit as I have no intention of using that since I’d rather listen to audio books during my workout, but I did find it a bit odd that I had to first register with iFit before I could even use the treadmill. Not a big deal, but this seems like an unnecessary setup step that I would rather have avoided.Pros:- Gets the job done without getting in your way; quick start controls are nice- Stable and maintains consistent speed- Easy to fold when not in use (to conserve space)- Well-written assembly instructions; although time consuming, it was easy to put together mostly on my own and only needed help when securing the hydraulic liftCons:- Had a couple of missing bolts that were required during assembly (hydraulic lift bolts), however I was able to find some replacements at the local Home Depot- Heart rate monitor doesn’t seem to work all that well (takes a really long time to normalize). That said, I use FitBit for tracking my heart rate so not really a big deal for me.
Literally would purchase 4266284 times over. I despise running with a passion and I am now running between 10-20 miles a week which is unheard of for me. I love the recorded sessions, and I am absolutely in love with the fact that the instructor controls the incline and speed. I think over time I will go ahead and purchase the more expensive version but at this time this is absolutely perfect for my beginner/intermediate running level. I’m slowly climbing the classes intensities and am beyond happy. A piece arrive broken and the customer service was prompt and sent me a new piece immediately!
do not tighten all upper frame bolts till you have attached control panel once all screws and bolts are in finger tight go back to base and tighten all of them bottom to top
This treadmill is exactly what we needed to take our daily walks indoors when it’s too hot or the weather is bad. We needed something that would allow us to continue meeting our fitness goals even when the weather outside wasn’t conducive to taking a walk. This treadmill does exactly that. It’s got all the features we wanted, including built-in workouts and adjustable incline. You can also pair it with their iFit service if you wish, in order to get more specific results, or participate in instructor-led workouts. All you need is an iPhone or iPad and you’re all set. There’s even a handy little shelf for holding your smart devices. It was pretty tough to assemble, and I’d recommend paying the additional fee for installation if you’re not super handy. It took me a few hours to put together and required more than one set of hands on several occasions to complete some of the assembly steps. All in all, however, we love this treadmill and recommend it for anyone who’s looking for one at a price that doesn’t break the bank.
Lord Soth –
This is a good treadmill. I don’t care about having a large display for watching TV or movies as I just listen to podcasts on my phone while on the treadmill. I don’t care about having a built-in fan because no treadmill built-in fan will cool you down as well as simply putting an actual fan in front of the treadmill and it’s just one less thing that can break. The treadmill feels solid and the belt runs smoothly while running on it. The base is heavy so some people might find it a little difficult to fold. You might need to lift 40-50 lbs to fold it? As far as assembly, you will likely need someone else to move the base into place. If you need to install it upstairs, it might be worth the extra $20 delivery fee to have it delivered to the room where you plan to use it. So far I’m happy with the purchase.
I love this treadmill! My husband and I put it together ourselves, it’s not too much work, and you can as others say use the treadmill without registering for iFit as I did that as well (hold down the iFit logo on the treadmill for 30 seconds and your treadmill will work). We purchased this treadmill due to it’s small footprint. We’ve had no issues with it and have nothing but a positive experience using it! We were not looking for a crazy new treadmill with all big screens, etc, but a simple high quality one that gets the job done. Love the holders on each side to put stuff in like water bottle! Very happy with the purchase as it’s a sturdy reliable treadmill!
Kindle Customer –
I don’t need a lot of fancy stuff on my treadmill, so I was looking at the cheaper ones to replace the one I had for about 5 years that cracked one day while I was jogging. However, that treadmill went to a 10% incline and 10mph, and once I noticed that the cheaper ones only went to 7/7.5 on those measures, I moved up to this price range.I was immediately frustrated that I was REQUIRED to sign up for iFit to use the treadmill. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Fortunately, the installer (my order came with free installation) told my son a fantastic tip to what I guess he heard as a common complaint. if you hold down the iFit logo on the console for 15-30 seconds, you can bypass the opening screen and actually use the console/treadmill. It is ABSOLUTELY ASININE that Nordic Track attempts to force buyers to sign up with iFit. I can’t tell how much of a major turn off that is.PROS- 10% incline and 10 mph- Once you figure out how to bypass the initial console screen demanding an iFit registration, console is pretty easy to use (though instructions are scant on the buttons immediately below the screen, and what instructions there were were not consistent with the screen’s behavior)- Unit “appears” sturdy but only time will tell- 20 built-in exercise routines, though I am a ‘manual workout’ person myselfCONS:- See iFit comment above. ASININE, ABSURD, RIDICULOUS- Plastic protector at head of running board is about 3 inches too close to my feet, so I occasionally land on it while jogging. Yes, I like to hold the rails and interact with the controls while running. This was also an issue on my last treadmill.- The cupholders are plastic and thus quite noisy with a plastic bottle or remote control on them. Come on, for $600 you could afford a little felt. I had to insert my own felt to cut down on the ridiculous noise.- The side bars and pulse bars are about 6 inches too low for me (I am 6 feet tall). They are almost ok at zero incline, but at 7% incline, it is uncomfortable. I have to stoop over to use the pulse bars. Again, for $600, it seems like it would have been extremely easy to make the console/side bars adjustable so everyone could be comfortable.- There is no ‘pause’ button. You must hit ‘stop’ and after some indeterminate relatively short time, the console will reset.- When I use the pulse monitor and the reading appears, often it intermittently returns, overtaking the calorie reading, and I haven’t figured out how to get that to stop.- Pulse monitor is erratic and does not seem to give consistent, accurate readings.- See comments above re: screen settings- No control buttons (e.g., speed/incline) on hand rails- The incline does not return to zero after you are finished. This is actually quite shocking. You have to hit zero to return it to flat before powering off- Console does not power off unless you remove the emergency key; there is no ‘off’ button for the console.- Instructions tell you to power off AND unplug the machine after every workout!!! Or it will shorten the life of the unit!!! Really?!?! Fortunately, the power off button is very small and near the floor. Why not actually put it where it’s easy to reach if it’s so vital??? Does anybody think about how to best design a treadmill before they build it?
Christopher O. –
The product arrived on time and the xpo delivery people were kind and friendly. This has been one of those rare instances where Amazon was not helpful and has made me reconsider making these types of purchases through their website. While the product arrived in good shape, one of the advertised aspects of this product was FREE in home assembly. I contacted Amazon on 3 separate occasions trying to get help in this regard. They reassured me repeatedly that they would get it taken care of and that free in-home assembly was included; however, no one knew how to help me and they just kept transferring me from department to department. Eventually the home services people called, but just placed me on hold immediately and then hung up.I was left needing to find a way to move and set up a very heavy treadmill. With some help, it go taken care of…but looking back I wouldn’t have purchased the treadmill if I had known that the advertisement for in-home setup is just a ploy that Amazon makes very difficult to make a reality.The treadmill itself is operating well and seems solid. The controls are not the most advanced, but for the price I feel it is nice. The operation is not noisy at all for a 6’1 175 lbs person and operates smoothly at running speeds. The incline and speed changes (10 speeds with fractional speeds in 10ths) are a great feature and good for this price.I will update after 6 months. Right now I would say its a decent treadmill and I’m glad to have it; however, the set up experience was deceptive and difficult and a service that was part of the purchase was never instigated by Amazon and never performed after multiple contacts.
So far so great! This treadmill is wonderful! Quiet, easy to operate, it does exactly what I need it for.Delivery was great, they texted for a delivery window and were on time. The folks delivering it were super nice and helpful. There was some minor box damage which was noted on the tracking information, but there was no damage to the machine at all. All the pieces required for assembly were there. The assembly instructions were very clear and the diagrams were spot on.One note on assembly – I’m a 58 year old female, 5’2″ and weigh about 140 lbs. This was difficult for me to put together because I didn’t have the upper body strength to hold/position/lift several of the pieces. It definitely is a 2 person job at some points. If it weren’t for the current pandemic, I would have gladly paid for assembly. As it was I did get it done, but it took me several days because of my own strength limitations. It was my issue, not NordicTrack’s fault by any means. I look at it like I got a bonus workout just from putting it together! lolI did not sign up for iFit – I held the button down to bypass it as described in the top comment. Worked like a charm. I may sign up for iFit later, but I want to choose to do it, not “have” to do it just to try out the machine.The treadmill’s display works great, the interface works perfectly and is easy to use. I did have to set it to “English” as opposed to “Metric”, that was the only change I had to make.I purchased a mat to go under it so I wouldn’t risk damaging the floors.Overall this is a fantastic treadmill and I’m looking forward to getting into better shape with it.
I’ve only had this about a week, but so far I love it and everything works great. Assembly really is a 2 person job, but I am a 68 year old woman and I put it together with the help of my 67 year old female friend (it took a few hours, lol). It has a shorter walking platform, so it doesn’t take up so much space and when you’re 5’4″ you don’t need a 60 inch running space. The walking/running platform is cushioned, so it isn’t as hard on these old joints as walking outside. On the negative side, it is challenging to maneuver on carpet, but duh. Also, they include written materials that say you MUST register with iFit in order to use the machine. That is misleading, or to be blunt a downright lie. You just hold the iFit button for 30 seconds (maybe less) and you can use it like any other treadmill. All in all, a great investment in health and wellness and yes, I recommend it!
Michael Luckey –
So far so good. I have had this treadmill (6.5 Si – 10 inch screen) for almost 4 months and it is still going strong. Putting it together was not difficult but it just took a while. The functionality is good for a light runner/walker. The iFit software is great and I have just completed a 6 week beginners running program. It really helps to give variety to working out on the treadmill. I had an issue where the iFit programming stopped and there is a way to submit an issue straight from the treadmill and it was resolved quickly. You need to have wifi to connect to and you can still use it without logging into iFit, but it comes with a free one year subscription and I was able to activate it without providing any credit card info. Without iFit, you still have some stat measured workouts like speed, distance, incline based workouts but it just shows a lap graphic screen or there are some map based screens. Not as exciting without the trainers motivating you but it is still good.As far as treadmills go this one is a good one comparable to ones I used to use in gyms. Sure there are nicer ones but they are a bit more expensive.
Dadimus Max –
The Mrs. and I were wanting “just a treadmill”. We didn’t want, nor need the wifi enabled, networked, ifit instructors on the screen yelling at you to run faster, 1080p 64″ TV screen so you can watch your movies while running “running experience” . . . . we just wanted a solid treadmill that we can get on for 20 minutes a day and get a workout on. And this is the PERFECT machine for what we were looking for.It’s solid, so don’t expect a 1 person lift . . . . this thing is heavy, and you’ll need a dolley to move it around to where you want it in the house. It’s also not super easy to assemble. It took my teenage son and I about 2 hours to get it all unpacked, assembled, and remove all the packing boxes and material. There are several pieces that you really should assemble with 2 people . . . one person holding the part/s and the other one screwing bolts together. Now, that being said, the assembly was not complicated, and the instructions were easy to understand and follow. I would just strongly recommend that you move it around and assemble with 2 people.And so far, this machine is working awesome, and is used just about every day. It’s also very intuitive to get it going.1) turn on the power2) step on the treadmill3) push the big green “start” button4) push the big “+” or “-” buttons until you get it to the speed you like5) push the big “<” or “>” buttons to incline to the ramp to the slope you want6) enjoy until you want to stop, and then you just hit the big red “stop” button.That’s it . . . too easy.Now, it does have programmable settings, and a heart rate monitor, etc. etc. etc. . . . but we’ve not even looked at those. The Mrs. gets on and puts the speed to 3.5 at slope 1, and goes for 12-15 minutes. I get on and put the speed at 5.0 at slope 1.5 and go 20 minutes; and we’re both happy.Would highly recommend this product.OH, and FYI . . . if you want to turn it on without having to register with IFIT online . . . just hold the little blue ifit button that’s just below the LED screen for 30 seconds . . . and you can bypass all the online registration for ifit. That’s one we had to figure out the hard way. We had to register online for an ifit subscription for them to tell us that all we have to do it hold the button for 30 seconds to not have to register. of course, they tell you that after you register.
Julie W. –
Picked this up due to covid gym closures in my area. It’s a nice basic model with everything I wanted, minus the fan (but no biggie, I have a standing one near by).Assembly was easy, and I was able to put it together in about 1 hour max. Instructions suggests 2 people to assemble, but I was able to do it myself taking extra caution when needed. When attaching the folding spring under the unit, I used a chair to prop it up as I saw someone in another review. It worked great.The treadmill is super heavy, so if you’re moving it upstairs, you’ll def need two people. It’s pretty sturdy, though not as solid as a commercial treadmill.I don’t care for the ifit programs and was able to set this up and bypass the sign up prompt by pressing the ifit button for 30 seconds (as mentioned in other reviews). Contrary to the unit saying it’s locked and can only be started by using the ifit program, you can get around it with no problem!It has nice size cup holders that can hold 5 lb. dumbbells (I use these intermittently when I power walk). And it has a good size ledge that can hold a iphone, ipad, remote and skinny water bottle all at once.All in all, 5 stars from me! I do recommend this for anyone looking for a decent basic treadmill with horsepower to run, jog or walk, along with a push button incline. And I believe it’s made in the USA!
I’ve had this treadmill for a week and it’s safe to say it has exceeded my expectations. NordicTrack doesn’t make junk. I was a little worried that at this price point it might be suited to walking only. No way! I’ve been running at a 4.5 -5.5 mph pace and it’s incredibly sturdy. The folding feature is super easy. When you let the track down from the upright position it releases very slowly so as not to crush toes/kids/pets. The iFit feature is a slight annoyance, but just make sure the red safety key is in place and hold the iFit button for 30 seconds to disable. Worked like a charm for me. This is, by far, one of the best purchases I’ve made in years. The downside is that the machine is really heavy (200lbs) and, while I paid someone to do it for me, assembly sounded like a beast. I’d recommend paying for the assembly. Also, this NordicTrack isn’t loud in comparison to the average treadmill at the gym, but it’s still loud enough that I can’t walk on it in an otherwise quiet house without waking up the baby sleeping in the next room. So, use that information as you will. Bottom line? I have no regrets about this purchase. I love this treadmill!
Joy R. –
We bought this treadmill to replace one that required service twice a year each year for 3 years. This treadmill has been so easy to set up and use for both myself and my husband. We don’t use ifit, we just select manual workout” and get exactly what we want from it. I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend this treadmill to anyone.
At the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, I decided to purchase the NordicTrack. We comparison shopped and selected NordicTrack based on price, features and company reputation. We anticipated our local athletic facility would close and did not want our cardio health to suffer.Given the ongoing pandemic crisis, I am so glad this was purchased!OBSERVATIONSIt is width is greater than a standard doorway! You’ll need to assemble where you want to use it. OR have an extra wide doorway. I moved mine and had to remove the monitor.Place 1 inch padding underneath unless you place it on concrete.Reasonably easy to move… 2 wheels on baseIt is heavy and requires 1 person to relocate (200lbs+)… if moving in narrow spaces…. 2 people.Power cord is not long enough. A nice extension cord works or circuit protected outlet strip would work nicely.Installation is fairly easy, just follow the directions – no freelancing.Packaged nicely and parts are marked.This model has a small screen with character graphics…. really Nordic this is 2020. 10in “real” screen drives price to $1k and for me that defeats the purpose of a backup while we wait for Covid-19 to pass.Be careful the tread bed seems shorter than a commercial model… so beware and adjust accordingly.It’s Made in China! However fit, form and function is good. Again nicely packaged. We’ll see how long this lasts.So far we are very happy with it.PROSPrice – Overall performanceFeel of the beltGeneral features are great (Note: this is not a commercial product)It feels substantial not inexpensiveIn closing, this product fits our needs – nicely and at a reasonable price.Recommend it for home use.
Kindle Customer –
Great TM for the price. The only difference between this model and the Si is the size of the video screen and $300 to $400 higher price for the Si. Another great feature is an app called BLT you can download. The app lets you see the assembly instructions in 3D. The app allows you to expand and rotate the pictures in the assembly instructions. Assembly was straight forward, I took my time and it took 3 to 4 hours and I’m 66 years old. A second person is needed for 2 steps but they are complected quickly. The TM does fold but it weighs over 200 lbs so I would not call it a fold away. The deck raises and lowers with the help of a strut similar to a shock absorber. This reduces the foot print but you can’t slip it under a bed or in a closet. Also note that it’s worth the $20 charge to have the carton put in the room you plan to assemble and use it in. You don’t have to sign up for I Fit to unlock the TM as the directions state. This is misleading and an attempt to get your CC and to sign you up for a $15 a month subscription. As stated in other reviews I read prior to ordering it I held down the I Fit button for 30 Sec. and the TM unlocked and started without having to contact I Fit. Overall after the first 2 weeks we are very happy with the TM.
I bought this for my mother, it arrived on time. No issues. I paid for the expert installation, which we had no problems. 15 minutes after the technician left, the thing stopped working. Of course I was at work, so when this occurred my mom did not know what to do. She called the tech back and he confirmed he could not figure out why it stopped. Later that evening I stopped by my moms house to see what the story was. Everything seemed to work except the belt. Now I have to call NordicTrack and see when they can send someone out. Amazon, is pretty good about offering solutions as far as returns.I was given 3 options.1. Call Norditrack2. Have a local repair person fix it, and they would refund me $120.003. Complete refund on both the unit and shipping (I would assume the 3 year maintenance plan).I am giving this 1 star because despite some of the good and bad stories, there should be no reason why this thing should have died.I am hoping I get a quick response tomorrow and we can work from there.I will update as we go along.***************UPDATESo it was initially decided that the motor was broken on the machine by the technician who was dispatched about a week later. It took about 2 weeks to receive another motor. Add a few days to dispatch another tech at this point we are talking almost a month since the machine has arrived. (I was actually contemplating of just doing a return because it was nearing the time to pay the charge on my credit card.) Back to the story, so the tech shows up, we have the new motor, and an excited mom, I then find out that its not the motor, but the control panel. Again back to square one, another 2 weeks for delivery. Again a couple days to dispatch a technician once the part arrived. Tech arrived installed the new control panel and the machine runs, and hasn’t had a problem since. Its been working with no issues for about 2 months now. Mom is happy, but I’m not really sure it was worth it. At this point I can’t recommend purchasing this unit through this sales channel. Amazon was perfect but I don’t know if it is Norditrack, the warehouse who holds this equipment, XPO who ships this equipment, the tech who installed this equipment… bottom line… a product was purchased for over $700 and it didn’t work for almost two months from the day the transaction was completed. We weren’t given anything for our troubles. Yes we weren’t told “oh well sorry no refunds, all sales are final”, we were offered a refund of $120 if we decided to let Norditrack off the hook and go with a local repair person, but there was nothing saying “we are sorry for what happened, the month and a half that was lost will be on us” (the company that failed to delight you as a customer). The only power as a customer is a review, to forewarn others of such an awful experience.I work in the customer service industry, so I know how hard it can be to please customers. In this case, the product offer and the services to support it were abysmal.Sincerely,Sam K.
For me the unboxing and assembly took some time. In fact I still don’t have the bar underneath the treadmill so you can fold it upright connected. First off I’m only 5-3 120 and I was able to get the Treadmill from the garage to the basement family room by myself. A don’t do this at home idea. As far as the assembly it was a little more difficult compared with other complex assemblys. The parts were all there. That was nice. All you need is a wrench, and phillips screwdriver. There are very few parts. I normally have tons more screws when assembling another product. The manual is clear enough. I wish the holes in a couple of important parts were a tiny bit larger. However, I switched to my own screws and then came back and used there’s. In other words it takes a lot of force for there’s to go through the steel. A power drill might work better than screwdriver. I had a confusing part with the dashboard cable caught in the bolt hole area and called customer support. They took had me take a photo and she was able to determine how the cord was misplaced. Excellent support help that I might not have figured out.I don’t see what everybody is complaing about this ifit problem. My theory is take the one month free and see what the maximum features are and if you want to eliminate the monthly charge just cancel and it runs great without ifit. The features on ifit are fun and I love the way the coachs control the incline and speed according to your exercise. You do have the ability to override the features.The product is typical Nordictrack quality. A very nice treadmill to run on. Its big, comfortable, runs quiet, variable incline and speed measurements at 1/10 intervals. Plenty of room on the sides so if you want to hop off and keep the trainer going while you rest is nice. The bluetooth connect to the ifit works great. With an ipad it works nice. You can realign the belt which I didn’t need to use. I haven’t tried the ipod speaker idea. There are speakers but haven’t had a chance to use them. I like the display with many different features to so and emphasise in front of you. Nice pulse tracker if you like. Being able to just hold onto the crossbar and measure how much effort you are putting into the exercise. Nice easy to read display and I have the smallest one. That is plenty large for me. Again I watch the videos on my ipad which sits nicely on the display.Overall, I wasn’t happy during the assembly. Always complaing but that seems to be the norm when its a difficult assembly. Once I had it together I really like this machine. Its heavy, sturdy and made to last. Haven’t had it for long but for the price its a top of the line model and glad I didn’t go with a lesser known brand. I would recommend.The free one month Ifit just isn’t all that bad and you can bypass that idea but I didn’t consider that idea.
Heather Riddles –
Thanks to other reviews left for this item, I decided to go ahead and purchase it. It took me and my husband about 2 hours to assemble but the instructions were straight forward. There is a QR code on the manual you can scan and get an easy video tutorial on the assembly, and it goes forward one step at a time so you can replay if you didn’t quite understand the first time.I can confirm, after plugging in the fully assembled product and switching the power on (the power switch is located at the front where the power cord is sticking out) it will try to tell you to sign up for some kind of subscription service. To bypass it, hold down the iFit button for 5 seconds. And for anyone who may have this question: No, you don’t have to bypass the subscription every time. Once you hold it down the first time, it acts as any other treadmill.The controls are super easy to work, especially when you’re sweating up a storm during a workout. Because it can incline, we can work up a sweat real fast and get our workout done quickly.The only con I can think of is that I specifically bought this treadmill because it has a weight limit of 300 pounds and my husband is exactly 300 pounds. We noticed the belt slows down when he tries to speed up. But this con won’t be a con forever because he’s going to drop the weight anyway.This treadmill is BIG, and even folded up it is going to take up a lot of space. I was hoping to maybe put it away in a closet in between workouts, but it is way too wide to fit through the door. So we just turned that room into a workout room.Also, this treadmill is HEAVY. If you are 5’3 like me, you may want to get another person to help you move it around.Overall, it’s the nicest piece of gym equipment I have ever purchased. Looks very professional!
Brief background on me, so you can compare your running style and needs to mine in your decision for this treadmill or another:• My details: mid-40s, 5’1″, small to medium build.• Running history: I’ve been consistently running 3 miles 4-6 times a week for over 20 years• Speed: At the moment, 8:30 to 8:45 minute miles (I’d like to get back to 8:00 to 8:15 minute miles, though)• Style: Almost entirely treadmill running, which has allowed me to avoid major injuries and strains.When the gyms closed due to the pandemic I was forced to take my running outside, which left my feet, ankles, and knees aching. I knew I needed a treadmill. I am a treadmill fanatic, having run on many over the years. I am very picky about what I like and don’t like and knew what I wanted: a durable treadmill with good shock absorption which would stand up to almost daily use. I ended up choosing the NordicTrac T Series with the 5-inch screen. I have had this treadmill for over two weeks now and have run on it almost every night since I got it. It meets and exceeds my needs in almost every way.Pros:• Running is very comfortable, the shock absorption is very good–I noticed a difference right away in how my legs and feet felt compared to running outside. It has been comfortable every night I have run on it, no aches or strains.• It sits flat–I absolutely hate running on a treadmill that is slightly inclined when it is supposed to be at a 0 grade. If you’ve ever experienced this you know what I’m talking about.• The size is comfortable, plenty of room on the belt–but I am short so take that into consideration.• The screen allows me to track my distance in either laps (.25 miles per lap) or with a standard distance tracker. I’m a total nerd about tracking my pace and this shows distance to the thousandths spot rather than the more usual tenths and hundredths (i.e. it shows you have run 1.457 miles rather than 1.45 or 1.4). It’s dumb, but I love this feature.• The speed and incline buttons are intuitive and user-friendly in their positioning on the console.• It’s very easy to fold up and pull down.• You can crank it up for a hard run or interval training. I have it up to 8 mph on occasion and there is no wobble or shake.• The range of incline is good and the movement up and down is smooth. If inclines are your thing you should have plenty to work with here.• The price was right–for a treadmill of this caliber it was a great deal. Higher-end commercial-grade treadmills can be upwards of two grand or more, and this was less than half that.Cons:• During assembly there were a couple of times where the screws almost or just didn’t quite fit where they were supposed to. We “fixed” it by brute force and a drill, but it was frustrating at the time.• I do wish this version had a fan, but you can always purchase one to attach to the treadmill if you need one.• The heart-rate monitor is useless, but whatever.Unknowns:• I haven’t tried the speakers. I watch my tablet or listen to music/podcasts on my phone and use headphones. The shelf for your tablet is really nice though, for what that’s worth. UPDATE: I tried them, they’re pretty terrible. Definitely don’t rely on them. They are too quiet and the sound quality is pretty bad.To summarize, this is a worthwhile investment if you want a solid treadmill for your running routine (or if you’re looking to make running part of your daily life). I’m extremely happy with it and will be using it for my daily run from here on out.UPDATE:I’ve been using the treadmill about 5 times a week or so since I bought it a couple of months ago, so I thought I would update on how it’s holding up (if that is useful). Overall, still sturdy and comfortable. Still very kind to my knees and ankles, which is important to me. No issues with shaking or squeaking.Two issues I do notice:1. the belt has a tendency to slide to one side or the other while running, so I have to keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get chewed up by sliding too far. Adjusting the belt does help but it still does slide. For whatever reason, once the machine seems to be warmed up and I am running faster, the sliding is much less of a problem. (Also, as a side note, the last home treadmill we had was far more prone to sliding than this one–it may just be something endemic to home treadmills).2. On occasion when I switch the treadmill on it goes all the way through an incline cycle. By this I mean the platform raises itself as far as it can and then lowers itself again. Then it’s fine and I start my run.I would not deduct from my original rating for these issues. It’s still a great treadmill and I’m so happy not to have to go to the gym right now!
Carrie Long –
Took less time to assemble than it did to unpackage! Easy lift and lowers with an automatic shock. I read previous comments and learned you can skip the ifit registration by simply holding down the ifit (blue) button for about 30 seconds- then you don’t have to pay to subscribe and it works like a regular treadmill. I’d suggest to watch for a good price bcz they seem to list the same product with different prices occasionally. The week before I ordered it was 599, when I ordered it was 679. So far I love it and it’s not holding any clothing yet!
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Hi folks, if you’re wondering whether this treadmill is for you please check the video for more detail.I’m happy with this for sure. It doesn’t take up too much room because it folds when not in use.It is sturdy enough for walking and running – I am 145 pounds, my partner is 185 and he also experienced no issues. I think that will be true up to 200 pounds and maybe more.I’m using it in manual mode but there are 20 programs to use without needing iFit.I’m able to use this with my Mac Book Air on the tray when WALKING, so I can walk and watch a movie or a youtube video.I did get the assembly service and I’m very happy with that.RECOMMENDEDIf this review and video helped you to make a buy/do not buy decision: please consider tapping the HELPFUL button. Thank you!!
Donna Sue Taylor –
Great for the price! Definitely well made. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that the more expensive treadmills has, but I didn’t care about that. It does what I need. The only thing I wish is that the display was larger.I did download and checked out the iFIT ap. But decided it wasn’t something I would use. I prefer to simply listen to music when I work out.It was easy to cancel IFIT through their website.Under my name, I clicked the down arrow and chose settings. Under settings, I selected Account and then chose Membership Plan. Then I had to select my membership plan type and choose cancel membership. Pretty straight forward.I still get to use IFIT for the remainder of the free 30 day promotional period if I choose to. Plus it says I can join again later if I want.If you are looking for a basic, well made treadmill that’s going to last you for awhile and not cost you a fortune. Then this may be the one for you.
Samantha Perez –
Although we had to subscribe to the ifit (which came with free 30day membership) just to start using the machine, we haven’t had issues with the treadmill. I was also easily able to cancel the ifit membership after a week of the free 30 day trial because i didn’t even use it. I didn’t get charged like most of the other customers are complaining about. Other than the shaking and the machine being loud it does whats its suppose to do! Glad I made this purchase because i got it on Black Friday sale and treadmills are expensive lol. If you are thinking of buying this and worried about the reviews just give a shot. Bought it in November and its still going strong. My kids and husband even use it to run. Its used about every other day.
Let me preface this by saying that I bought two smaller treadmills off of Amazon over the past year before FINALLY biting the bullet on this one. Each of those treadmills lasted no more than two months. SUPER disappointing! I can’t describe to you what a pain it is when you have a treadmill that you constantly have to either loosen or tighten the belt, or keep the belt lubed up. Both of these things are an art form and if anything is off even a little bit, it renders your treadmill useless.I read through all of the reviews for this treadmill as well as several others before I made my purchase. All of the negative reviews seemed to be in response to the app being required for initial setup. To me, thats not a big deal. There’s a free trial and you can cancel right after you activate your treadmills and you won’t be billed. The app was *actually* kind of cool and I thought about keeping it, but ended up canceling anyway. I have enough subscriptions.Now for the treadmill itself-this bad boy is durable! The belt doesn’t require an initial lube and according to a person I spoke with on the phone from Nordictrack, it should never need to be lubed. It will never flot to the left or the right due to the fact that it is supported on the underside by two guides that hold the belt off of the track slightly and eliminate the wiggle room. It hits high speeds and does well even on the low speeds. Its smooth and the best part is-its BUILT TO LAST.I will say as far as any less than glowing things to consider-when its folded up, its still a beast. Its HUGE. I moved it from my casita to the main house and going through doorways was a bi$&@, but my wife and I made it happen pretty quickly. Assembly was pretty easy and I only needed her help for one part towards the end. I cant think of any other negatives at this time.I recommend this one for anyone looking to get something that they can count on at this price point.
Once upon a time, I was an All-American track athlete. But alas, age, life and children have caught up with me. Enter my new mechanized running apparatus. I bought it for the sole purpose of losing weight; it’s working.The rundown.It’s a treadmill, and does what a treadmill is designed to do; relentlessly circulate a belt at variable speeds helping the user lose weight and get in shape.Look, it’s not hard to put together if you or someone you know has any inkling of mechanical knowledge, and if you can read and follow basic directions for assembly, then you’re golden. If not, pay someone who is to do it for you. I’d wager It’ll take most people 1-2 hours to assemble; make sure you have help, it’s a two person job.The iFit is a joke for the price. Bypass this feature by installing the red, magnetic kill switch thingy…then simply hold down the blue iFit logo for 15-30 seconds. Boom, done. You can now use your treadmill without paying a king’s ransom for a gimmick that is in all honesty, not worth the price.This is perfect for what I need it for. 45 minutes a day, 5 days a week. And a great coat rack in between.