NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
We think NordicTrack putting out entry level models like this one is a mistake on the scale of a sculpting error on Mt. Rushmore.
One of the best treadmills you can get for $700, with that said, you still are getting a cheap treadmill and keep that in mind if you buy one of these.
The NordicTrack T5.7 is an inexpensive treadmill that sells for $699. At this price range, it is very competitive, but that isn't saying a lot. Spending this little on your fitness equipment all but ensures that you will have problems with it down the line.
The walking area isn't bad at all considering the price. The belt measures in at 20" x 55", which is a good 5" shorter than the standard treadmill belt. It should still be long enough to fit the stride of most users. You can find models that sell for more than $2,000 that use similarly sized belts.
The motor in this machine isn't very good. There aren't many models that we reviewed that have lower power producing capabilities than this one does. You can reach speeds of up to 10 mph on this treadmill, but we don't recommend using this model for running. The structure and drive system won't hold up well to anything more than walking.
The cushioning system is okay. DualShox cushioning is used to reduce the impact of running on your joints and back. You're not going to find a more forgiving running surface for less than $1,000.
The projected reliability is poor, which is to be expected in such an inexpensive treadmill. Its life expectancy is one of the shortest on the market. The quality of parts is also disappointing. This isn't surprising as we sell some replacement parts for about half the cost of this machine.
The warranty is poor on the NordicTrack T5.7. Parts and labor are covered for 1 year, the motor is covered for 25 years, and the frame is covered for life. This is the kind of coverage we would expect on a treadmill like this. It's hard to stand behind a model that you don't expect to last.