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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill Review

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$1,799.00


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How long will the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 last?

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

Brief Overview

The Commercial 1750 is one of NordicTrack’s quality machines that comes with a durable build and decent amount of workout programs. While we have some reservations with the iFit membership that is now standard for Icon's (NordicTrack's parent company) higher-end products, we do still like to see a treadmill built with a balance of style and functionality. This treadmill has been built with notable quality and improved reliability, however, we are disappointed to see that NordicTrack increased the Commercial 1750’s price while decreasing the value. Even still, when we compare this treadmill to the others in this price range we can see how much value there is compared to the others. So, we have made the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 our 2020 First Place Best Buy Winner for the $1,500 to $1,999 dollar category.

Overall Quality

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

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

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

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

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

Things we like

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

Things we dislike

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

Specs

Heart Rate Sensor and Type Dual CardioGrip heart rate monitor sensors & Chest Strap Compatible
Speed Range 0 - 12
Weight Capacity 300 Lbs
Belt Size 22 x 60
Footprint 72.25 x 34 x 61
Folds Yes
Horsepower 3.75
Incline/Decline Range -3 - 15
Unit Weight 309 Lbs
Warranty 10 Yr Frame, 2 Yr Parts, 1 Yr Labor
Pre-Programmed Workouts 50, 1 Yr iFit Free Membership

History

Consistently, the Commercial 1750 has proved to be one of the best treadmills in its price point for the past seven years. Unfortunately, the Icon poor customer service has been just as consistent. Overall, this treadmill has been a good quality machine year in and year out despite the occasional run-in with a dysfunctional machine and frustrating service department. We even awarded the Commercial 1750 with First Place in our 2019 Best Buy list among the $1,300 to $1,499 dollar treadmills. But we fear the price no longer resembles the value these days.

Conclusion

Consistently, the Commercial 1750 has proved to be one of the best treadmills in its price point for the past seven years. Unfortunately, the Icon poor customer service has been just as consistent. Overall, this treadmill has been a good quality machine year in and year out despite the occasional run-in with a dysfunctional machine and frustrating service department. With that said, we would recommend shopping around a bit since NordicTrack has increased the Commercial 1750’s price tag while decreasing its overall value. But if you can find the Commercial 1750 on sale then you may agree that this treadmill is the 2020 Best Buy for the $1,500 to $1,999 dollar range.

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Mike- C1750 Issues from 2 machinesJun 12, 2019

Bought a C1750. Seemed ok for a while and then got a clicking noise with every step. Found a weld on the deck bumper support and frame cracked. Sent Nordictrack a video and they sent us a brand new replacement. Sounds great huh! New treadmill didn’t last very long before computer control problems began. Got cracked frame repair welded and started using it instead of the faulty replacement. So now it wants to be permanently in the declined position. Run the calibration cycle, level it and in a one hour run it’s back in the decline position. Not the best of luck from two C1750s.


Meghan Brown- Was great for a couple monthsSep 23, 2019

We all loved this until it broke about 6 months after we got it. First the speeds started to be way off. One day it just stopped working. The control board was replaced. It worked again but I had to put it at 10.0 just to get it to run 10 min miles. Then we were sent a new console. One day while running the belt just stopped and I went flying off it. Now we are being sent anew motor. We will see if it does anything. Yesterday I turned the treadmill switch on and the belt started running the console did not think it was. How dangerous is this? We spent a lot for a decent treadmill.


Diamond- Great Machine - POOR WHITE GLOVE SERVICEOct 09, 2019

Treadmill is great, customer service excellent. Their white glove service is a ZERO. The company outsources its "white glove" delivery and assembly. Two guys showed up- caused damage on my den wall, knocked a picture off . The moron stripped assembly screws in the machine (in the arms), cant adjust. Customer service great, credited me white glove charge, ordered the parts for a technician to fix machine. It has been over a month since purchase, waiting for this issue to be resolved. Customer Service = a "5", delivery and installation "ZERO".


Sean Everitt- Rusting IssuesNov 19, 2019

Purchased the I1750 a year ago. Wanting a machine that would last, I purchased a "gym quality" machine. After 6 months the grill covering the speakers starting rusting. After waiting on hold for over 30 minutes I am told that rust is not covered under the warranty. If this is a "gym quality" machine I can't imagine what it would look like if were being used that often. Another point, if your phones are "busier than usual" all the time than there is a new usual time. I won't buy another Nordictrack machine if this is your standard of quality.


Adrian Barajas- The C1750 is Very cheaply madeDec 11, 2019

My recommendation is, DO NOT BUY IT! The C1750 is not worth your hard earned money. I bought it to replace my old one, thinking that higher price meant better quality. I went with the "Commercial grade" but within one month, the mother board went out, then a month later the deck (very cheaply made of particle board!) split in half. then after I, had to replace it, the mother board went out AGAIN!. all this happened with in 4 months of the purchase date. Cheap plastic parts all around the tray and foot board are made of the cheapest plastic and break very easily. Don't buy it!!