NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review (2023): Entry-Level Model With iFIT Capabilities
Author: Lauren Strong, CPT
In our NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill review, we’ll hash out if this budget treadmill is going to become your favorite piece of cardio equipment. Read the full review.
Pros & Cons
What we like ...
20 on-board workouts
iFIT- and iPod-enabled
300 pound weight capacity
Cushioned running deck
What needs improvement ...
Requires a separate viewing device to take advantage of the benefits of iFit
Small 5-inch display
Customers consistently report that the T 6.5 S is very noisy
Motor will not support sustained running
If simplicity is a priority and you are looking to save some cash while investing in a treadmill, this may be a great fit. The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a basic treadmill at a low price point. For under $600, this treadmill offers access to automatic stats tracking, iFIT capabilities and an iPod compatible sound system. It also comes loaded with 20 onboard workouts offering users variability in their cardio routine. If you want to utilize iFIT, you will have to run the app and watch training via your iPad or tablet.
The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is equipped with a surprisingly cushioned 22-inch-by-55-inch tread belt. While this smaller size is great for those looking to save space, taller people may find it constricting. It does, however, have a weight capacity of 300 pounds, which is pretty standard for this sized treadmill.
This NordicTrack T 6.5 S maintains speed ranging from .5-10 miles per hour and an incline up to 10 degrees. While the 2.6 continuous horsepower motor will not support long distance or heavy running, the varied speed and incline is enough to get your heart rate going. As such, it is best suited for walking or light jogging.
CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitors, iFit compatibility, iPod sound system and one touch controls
22” x 55”
67.5” x 35.75” x 73”
10 year frame; 2 year parts; 1 year labor
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The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a value purchase with some notable features. WIth a foldable design and compact footprint, it is a great choice for those with small spaces looking to dive into the world of cardio.