- Expert Review
- About This Factory
- Where To Buy
Our Treadmill of the Year pick for 2018 and the Best Buy pick for the $1,500 price range! The Commercial 1750 is back with an updated design and additions to the model to help reliability and performance. Unless you have the budget or desire to go for a very serious runner’s treadmill, the NordicTrack 1750 is an exceptional value for the price. 2 drawbacks: 1) the Icon customer service dept. but these days, all big company service is non existent but you shouldn’t need it on this treadmill and 2) they have been playing with forcing you to buy an iFit Coach subscription with it. Love the coach but if you don't want it, buy the NordicTrack 5750 from Sears (same machine…branded for Sears). Can you get a better treadmill? The quick answer is yes, but you will have to pay substantially more for it. A great overall treadmill and the best in the $1,500 price point.
|Number of Programs||38|
|Heart Rate Sensor and Type||CardioGrip sensors|
|Speed Range||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline/Decline Range||0 - 15 %|
|Belt Size||22" x 60"|
|Footprint||72.22" x 33.87"|
|Weight of Unit||N/A|
|Warranty||Lifetime Frame, Motor Warranty, 5-Year Parts & Electronics Warranty, 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.