NordicTrack 2450 Commercial Treadmill Review

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NordicTrack 2450 Commercial Treadmill

$2,799

It’s always with mixed emotions when we review a Nordic Track product.  Nordic Track is the 800lb gorilla in the fitness industry and they dominate treadmill sales on Amazon.  Not by a little but by a lot!  They spend a huge amount of money on advertising and key words so anywhere you search online, you will see something about Nordic Track.  This also means they can cover up their poor customer service and service issues by advertising more.  That is one of the benefits of being one of the largest in an industry.

Also, one thing you need to know about Nordic Track.  None of their products are warrantied for commercial use even though almost all their products are referred to as “commercial”.

 https://www.nordictrack.com/warranty-terms-and-conditions

This warranty will automatically be voided by the following conditions: … (5) if the product is used for commercial or rental purposes.

So, how do they do this?  We called Nordic Track customer service to find out.  After being on hold for almost an hour, the customer service person on the phone explained to us that their machines are called “commercial” because they have been featured in TV commercials.  Yep.

Now that we got that out of the way, what did we think about the Nordic Track “Commercial” 2450 Treadmill?

First and foremost, if you do not want to sign up for the iFIT, do not buy this treadmill, you will regret it.  The huge upper display will constantly nag you to pay $40 a month and if you don’t, the screen will be worthless.  You will not have worthwhile programming.  So, if you are ok with signing up and paying the $40 per month, then read on.  This is actually a pretty decent treadmill.  If you do not want to pay the $40 per month, don’t bother reading any more.  Find a different machine.  Trust us!

With all the negativity above, we will now focus on the treadmill.  It is actually a nice machine.  The upper TV display is impressive and (aside from the monthly cost) if you want technology, you will certainly have it.  In terms of performance, this treadmill also checks out positively.  It has a quicker than average acceleration from 2mph – 8mph (12.5 seconds) so it is possible to do H.I.T training or speed intervals.  It does seem to easily handle Big Mike’s 296lb weight too (the Nordic Track states a 300Lbs max weight capacity).  The NT 2450 also has a new “Peloton” type frame design which gives more room to run with the motor mounted underneath.  This is also a nice change from some treadmills where you may feel like you are about to kick the motor cover (looking at you Sole).  Another impressive feature is that the Nordic Track 2450 treadmill speed is accurate: both without a person using it and with a heavier person using it.  The true speed remains consistent.  This matters for runners because you should have an idea of how fast you are going!  Some of the other things we like are the position of the handlebars, the texture and feel of the side running rails and the treadmill is solid, although a little noisier than average (65.3 decibels).  Out of the box most treadmills will have a “shwooshy” sound under the belt (you can hear this in the review video) from the wax but that will dissipate over time.  The 2450 is also easy to fold up and fold down.  Other than the few big issues above, we do like the feel of this treadmill (as long as you are ok with the monthly subscription fee).  Please keep in mind that we do not test for “longevity”.  We are giving an “in the moment” review and we do not have an opinion on how these will hold up over time.  You should do more research and see what customers report.

Pros: Good feeling, solid treadmill with accurate speed ratings.  Plenty of room to room, plenty of power in the motor and good handle bar position for waking and running.

Cons:  Worthless upper display unless you pay $40 per month.  Misleading non-commercial warranty.  Lousy overall home warranty (2-Year Parts Warranty 1-Year Labor Warranty) Not super easy to roll around.  Poor customer service and poor reliability as reported by online reviewers.

NordicTrack 2450 Commercial Treadmill

$2,799

It’s always with mixed emotions when we review a Nordic Track product.  Nordic Track is the 800lb gorilla in the fitness industry and they dominate treadmill sales on Amazon.  Not by a little but by a lot!  They spend a huge amount of money on advertising and key words so anywhere you search online, you will see something about Nordic Track.  This also means they can cover up their poor customer service and service issues by advertising more.  That is one of the benefits of being one of the largest in an industry.

Also, one thing you need to know about Nordic Track.  None of their products are warrantied for commercial use even though almost all their products are referred to as “commercial”.

 https://www.nordictrack.com/warranty-terms-and-conditions

This warranty will automatically be voided by the following conditions: … (5) if the product is used for commercial or rental purposes.

So, how do they do this?  We called Nordic Track customer service to find out.  After being on hold for almost an hour, the customer service person on the phone explained to us that their machines are called “commercial” because they have been featured in TV commercials.  Yep.

Now that we got that out of the way, what did we think about the Nordic Track “Commercial” 2450 Treadmill?

First and foremost, if you do not want to sign up for the iFIT, do not buy this treadmill, you will regret it.  The huge upper display will constantly nag you to pay $40 a month and if you don’t, the screen will be worthless.  You will not have worthwhile programming.  So, if you are ok with signing up and paying the $40 per month, then read on.  This is actually a pretty decent treadmill.  If you do not want to pay the $40 per month, don’t bother reading any more.  Find a different machine.  Trust us!

With all the negativity above, we will now focus on the treadmill.  It is actually a nice machine.  The upper TV display is impressive and (aside from the monthly cost) if you want technology, you will certainly have it.  In terms of performance, this treadmill also checks out positively.  It has a quicker than average acceleration from 2mph – 8mph (12.5 seconds) so it is possible to do H.I.T training or speed intervals.  It does seem to easily handle Big Mike’s 296lb weight too (the Nordic Track states a 300Lbs max weight capacity).  The NT 2450 also has a new “Peloton” type frame design which gives more room to run with the motor mounted underneath.  This is also a nice change from some treadmills where you may feel like you are about to kick the motor cover (looking at you Sole).  Another impressive feature is that the Nordic Track 2450 treadmill speed is accurate: both without a person using it and with a heavier person using it.  The true speed remains consistent.  This matters for runners because you should have an idea of how fast you are going!  Some of the other things we like are the position of the handlebars, the texture and feel of the side running rails and the treadmill is solid, although a little noisier than average (65.3 decibels).  Out of the box most treadmills will have a “shwooshy” sound under the belt (you can hear this in the review video) from the wax but that will dissipate over time.  The 2450 is also easy to fold up and fold down.  Other than the few big issues above, we do like the feel of this treadmill (as long as you are ok with the monthly subscription fee).  Please keep in mind that we do not test for “longevity”.  We are giving an “in the moment” review and we do not have an opinion on how these will hold up over time.  You should do more research and see what customers report.

Pros: Good feeling, solid treadmill with accurate speed ratings.  Plenty of room to room, plenty of power in the motor and good handle bar position for waking and running.

Cons:  Worthless upper display unless you pay $40 per month.  Misleading non-commercial warranty.  Lousy overall home warranty (2-Year Parts Warranty 1-Year Labor Warranty) Not super easy to roll around.  Poor customer service and poor reliability as reported by online reviewers.

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