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One of our 10 Best Treadmills for 2017. A great treadmill with an added bonus of the best drive system parts we have ever seen in a NordicTrack! The Commercial 2950 also has the adjustable height console which is a great feature for taller runners. I talked to a 6?5? runner a few months ago that said this design was a lifesaver for his back because he has had to stoop to make changes for years on his old treadmills. Great components in key areas combined with too many features to point out. Good value for the money. The component quality starts to become exceptional on these models. For instance, while we sell tons of rollers for their lower end models, we almost never have to replace them on NordicTrack's high end machines. Not only are the rollers larger but more importantly, they are putting a higher quality bearing into the machine. Due to their engineering, the machine works smoother and puts less wear on the parts. NordicTrack finally listened to us and got rid of the integrated TV! Thank goodness for that because #1- few people used it and #2- you could put the money to better use in the quality of the machine. They have really stepped up with the 2017 model and it is one of the best treadmills ever offered to the marketplace in the $2,000 price range.
|Number of Programs||40|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||Dual CardioGrip heart rate monitor sensors & Chest Strap Compatible|
|Speed Range||0 - 12|
|Incline/Decline Range||-3 - 15|
|Weight Capacity||300 Lbs|
|Belt Size||22 x 60|
|Footprint||72 x 34 x 72.25|
|Weight of Unit||N/A|
|Warranty||Lifetime frame and motor warranty, a 5-year parts and electronics warranty, and a 2-year labor warranty.|
These products are produced by Icon Health and Fitness. They are the largest retail fitness company. This well-known brand name is heavy on features and their newer units are holding up quite well in the home if you don?t count some of the glitch prone features. The treadmills are beautifully packaged machines and look great in your home. NordicTrack is quickly becoming known for making a solid quality machine at a bargain price and they are selling more units that anyone else in their respective price range.
Quality / Philosophy
NordicTrack is produced by Icon, a company with thousands of employees and large resources. Put simply, their machines have the best design in the business. Icon has a long, storied history that provides an example of how the big keep getting bigger. Icon used to be the mass-market darling because of their cheap prices but they used to have quality to match. These days they put quality into the machines and pack them with features. We can no longer say Icon has the worst customer service in the business after experiencing the cheap treadmills sold on Amazon. We rate the machines by the individual machine quality, not the quality of their service.
Icon is the largest fitness equipment producer in the world with over $1 billion in sales. If the fitness industry were a solar system, Icon is so powerful that they would be the Sun. In terms of stability they are the best, but overall their customer service isn?t up to the standards of any of the lower volume producers. Although you get a value price for the product, you also get value service so keep this in mind when buying their machines- apparently they price their machines so low in comparison to other companies that they don?t have money left for service. Due to the sheer number of units they produce, we pick up support in many cases where this factory leaves off.