NordicTrack T7.0 Treadmill Review
treadmill Doctor Note :
Another so-so treadmill from NordicTrack. If you pony up extra for the T8.0 or if you can step up to the Commercial 1500, you really won't regret it.
The T7.0 is not a bad effort but it is not a great effort either.
The NordicTrack T7.0 is a fairly mediocre treadmill. It sells for $899, so it's not really a bad deal. Still, we'd recommend saving your money so you can spend more on a better model. You'll be glad you did.
The walking area on this model is pretty good. The belt measures in at 20" x 58", so it's a good 2" shorter than your standard 20" x 60" walking belt. This should still be long enough to accommodate most users' stride comfortably.
The motor isn't bad. You're certainly not going to find a machine with better power producing capabilities in the sub-$1,000 range. It can reach speeds of up to 12 mph. This would be enough to challenge experienced runners, but we don't recommend using this model for anything more than walking. The structure and drive system might have trouble holding up to a running regimen.
The cushioning system is impressive in this price range. Dualflex Cushioning is used to reduce the impact that running has on your joints and back. There are several models that cost an extra $1,000 that offer a similarly forgiving running surface.
The projected reliability is better than expected in such an inexpensive model. It has a life expectancy that can meet or exceed many of the treadmills that cost several hundred dollars more. The quality of parts is also impressive.
The noise level isn't great. There are plenty of models selling around this price that make less noise, but we doubt that this one will be noisy enough to bother the average user.
The warranty on the NordicTrack T7.0 is a bit disappointing. Labor is covered for 1 year, parts are covered for 2 years, and the motor and frame are covered for life. This isn't the kind of coverage you hope for, but it's pretty good in this price point.