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Commercial treadmills are what you would typically see in big box gyms, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t live in your garage as well. After testing some of the best treadmills, our team truly believes that the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is one of the best-motorized options available–as long as you want interactive programming, a tech-friendly machine, and are willing to pay for it.

Since our initial NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill review two years ago, the brand has updated this machine with a larger touchscreen that swivels, lower deck, and what the brand calls “Active Pulse technology,” which means the machine uses your heart rate to adjust your workout. We got to test some of these features on the Commercial 1250 and are here to tell you all about it.

Expert-Tested and Reviewed

Several members of our team at Garage Gym Reviews, including myself, have used this treadmill for running and walking workouts. We have also tested its new sister, which you can read about in our NordicTrack Commercial 1250 review.

Additionally, our team has personally tested more than 50 treadmills using our in-depth equipment testing methodology. We specifically rate these machines on factors like:

  • Durability: Does it shake much during use?
  • Programming: Are the available workouts easy to follow?
  • Noise level: Is this treadmill loud during use and during incline changes?

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NordicTrack Commercial 1750

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

GGR Score: 4.5 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • Spacious running deck
  • Compatible with iFIT
  • 14-inch touchscreen
  • Incline and decline training
  • Financing available

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Compatible with iFIT
  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • Free trial of iFIT subscription with purchase
  • Treadmill with incline and decline training
  • Foldable to save space (EasyLift Assist)
  • Run that feels similar to road running
  • Financing options available through NordicTrack
  • Generous speed range
  • Wide running deck
  • Cooling fan

Cons

  • Big footprint
  • Heavy and not the easiest to move
  • Price is around $2,000
  • Warranty is voided if the treadmill is used/stored in a garage

Bottom Line

If you’re looking to add a workhorse of a treadmill to your home gym, we recommend the NordicTrack Commercial 1750.

A Quick Look at the NordicTrack Commercial 1750

NordicTrack is a mainstay in the cardio space, so we always expect nothing less than the best from their equipment. After putting the Commercial 1750 through our 14-point testing methodology, it received a score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which is one of the highest ratings we have ever given any treadmill.

As evidenced throughout all our NordicTrack commercial treadmill reviews, these machines are known for their interactive programming with iFIT. With iFIT, you have access to thousands of live and on-demand workouts that automatically adjust the settings on your machine for speed and incline.

We also love that this is a treadmill that features decline capabilities, has cooling fans, a cushioned deck, Bluetooth speakers, and many other tech capabilities we will dig into below.

Before You Buy:

  • Make sure you grab a friend or family member to help you properly assemble the Commercial 1750. It’s way easier with two people. 
  • Take full advantage of your 30-day free trial of iFIT; there are a variety of classes to try besides running-related ones.

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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Video Review

Is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Worth It?

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 packs a big punch but it might not be the best option for everyone. When it was released, it cost around $2,000. However,  with the 2023 updates, the price went up to around $2,500 (financing is available). That’s a lot of money for a machine, but the price is in line with all the features offered and NordicTrack has recently discounted this model, knocking the price back down to $2000. There are few other treadmills on the market in this price range that offer incline and decline capabilities, interactive programming, and a 14-inch touchscreen.

After testing this machine, we do believe that the cost matches the value of the treadmill. However, if you’re looking for one of the best budget treadmills, this isn’t it. You can definitely find machines for less money that only sacrifice a few capabilities you’ll find on the 1750.

Great for:

  • Someone who wants on-demand programming
  • People who have the space for a large machine
  • Anyone who wants a treadmill with conveniences: fans, speakers, big screen, etc.

Not Recommended for:

  • Someone whose budget is a concern
  • Anyone who needs a simple, no-frills machine
  • Athletes looking for something like a manual treadmill or form-correcting treadmill

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Performance Metrics

Our team of expert product testers has personally tested each treadmill and rated it on categories including durability, ergonomics, and tech capabilities plus more. Hover over the icons to learn more about these different topics, or scroll down for a more detailed analysis on each one.

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3.5
Portability
5
Durability
5
Customizations
5
Ergonomics
5
Tech Capabilities
5
Value
3
Warranty

Looking for a treadmill that’s a bit more compact? Check out our best folding treadmills roundup for some options that fold up.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Specs

Footprint80” L x 38” W x 65” H
Running Deck Size20” W x 60” L
Weight 340 pounds
Speed0-12 mph
Incline -3% decline to 12% incline
Motor3.5 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor
Weight Capacity300 lbs
Warranty10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor
WiFiDual 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wi-Fi Connectivity
SpeakersTwo 3” Digitally-Amplified Speakers
Monitor14” Smart HD Touchscreen

Our Experience Using the NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Three members of our team at Garage Gym Reviews have used and tested the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. We gave this machine a 5 out of 5 for our workout experience, as we didn’t have any negatives when it came to our workouts. I know that sounds crazy, because we are actually looking for flaws, but all three of us have nothing but good things to say about using this treadmill.

You instantly know if you’re on a crappy treadmill because it’s jostling as soon as you step onto it. Not with this guy. Even as the treadmill adjusts incline and decline and faster or slower, there is little to no shaking or jolting. I tested the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 on workouts that went from 0 to 12 MPH on speed and tested the full range of incline and decline. It’s a smooth run.

I will say that the first time the machine started adjusting into a decline, it shocked me a little bit. I knew the change was coming, but this was the first treadmill I had run on that was capable of decline training.

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I really liked the fans that are built into the console. I’m 5-feet-4, so I wasn’t sure where they would hit, but they blasted me in the face. Someone taller might find the fans hit them in the chest.

NordicTrack advertises that it has “quiet drive” technology, which means that as the treadmill inclines and declines, you don’t hear it. Well, it’s not silent. No treadmill is. However, it is pretty quiet compared to other treadmills I have been on, especially commercial-grade ones. You definitely hear the hum of the motor, but there isn’t any loud clanging.

You can find all our NordicTrack treadmill reviews over on our Best NordicTrack treadmills page.

NordicTrack 1750 treadmill folded up.

Footprint and Portability

When it comes to footprint and portability, the 1750 scores just above average at 3.5 out of 5. This is for a few reasons.

First, similar to other commercial treadmills like the ProForm Pro 9000, the NordicTrack 1750’s footprint is 80  inches long, 38  inches wide and 65 inches tall. In other words, it’s not small. If you have ever been in a commercial gym, it’s about the size of the machines you see there which can feel even bigger when put in a small space like a garage or spare bedroom.

The running surface itself is 20 inches wide by 60 inches long, which is ideal for runners of just about any height. Short decks don’t often accommodate tall people, so I’m glad to see a standard-sized running space on this machine.

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This is a heavy machine at 340 pounds, definitely one of the heavier motorized treadmills. NordicTrack made it slightly portable with wheels along the bottom to scoot it around, but it’s not easy to move.

Bonus, however, for those who live in smaller spaces: This is not a compact treadmill, but it does fold. To fold it, you have to essentially deadlift the deck and lock it into place. Most healthy adults should be able to do it without a problem, though it’s a bit heavy and could be scary for children to do. To unfold it, you pull a little latch knob on the hydraulic piping, which puts it into auto-unfold and the deck slowly lowers.

I didn’t have any issues folding or unfolding this machine during my in-depth NordicTrack review.

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Conveniences and Ergonomics

If you want it, this machine has it, earning a perfect 5 out of 5 from us for all its conveniences.

  • 14-inch, full-color, HD touchscreen that swivels for off-machine workouts
  • Water bottle holder
  • Tablet holder, in case you want to stream something while you run
  • Big accessory tray to put your smartphone or headphones
  • Two speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity to your headphones
  • Two cooling fans that blow on you as you run

Cushioning

So, one complaint about treadmill running is the impact it has on the joints. Previous iterations of the 1750 NordicTrack had “Runners Flex” cushioning in the tread belt, which meant you could automatically adjust the cushioning level yourself. Initially, we noticed on NordicTrack’s site that the 2023 update of the machine did not have Runners Flex cushioning listed, but in the fall of 2023, we noticed they added this back.

Runners Flex cushioning gives you the option to turn on the machine’s cushioning to lessen the blow on your joints, making it one of the best shock-absorbing treadmill. If you turn it off, you have more of a road running experience.

Incline And Decline Training

One feature you don’t often see on treadmills is the ability to do decline running. It adds to the size of the machine as well as the cost. But, if you really want to feel like you’re running hills, without actually going out and running hills, then this is what you need. The Commercial 1750 can go to a -3% decline and up to a 15% incline, which is a nice value add.

Powerful Motor

For a home treadmill for running, having a super high-powered motor isn’t exactly all that important because, unlike treadmills at commercial gyms, at-home machines aren’t used by multiple people all day long. But, you also don’t want a super weak motor, because that can lead to the breakdown of parts.

The Commercial 1750 has a 3.5 continuous horsepower motor. I’d say the best treadmills for runners are the ones with a 3.0 CHP motor or higher. This supports higher speeds and heavier usage. (Just an aside, NordicTrack’s other treadmills in this line – the 1250, 2450 and the 2950 – boast motors at 3.0, 4.0, and 4.25 CHP).

Technology

Right away, you notice the 14-inch touchscreen display. While this isn’t the biggest screen on this line of treadmills (2950 has a 22-inch touchscreen), it’s still a beautiful sight.

The screen on the original 1750 was 10 inches. We thought that was pretty cool; now, however, the 2023 version has a 14-inch screen that swivels so you can do workouts off the machine. We were lucky enough to test this technology out! We found the touchscreen display to be sleek in appearance, responsive, and super easy to use.

Lindsay Scheele, tested the screen on the 1750 at our GGR equipment facility, and said:  “The touchscreen was so easy to use, I’m pretty sure if you can read, you can easily find what you are looking for. The bluetooth took a minute to find what it was looking for (I thought it wasn’t going to find my headphones) it eventually did, and it was able to connect them right away.” Our product testers rated the technology of the NordiTrack Commercial a 4.5 out of 5.

During your run, all the data is on a scroll across the top: time, distance, calories, speed, heart rate, etc. There is heart rate monitoring via the sensors on the handlebar, but of course, Bluetooth connectivity enables you to use a wireless heart rate monitor (strap not included).

There are two speakers through which the iFIT personal trainers give instruction, or you can listen to the iFIT music. The treadmill is Bluetooth enabled so you can sync your headphones with the machine and cut down on noise that others in your home or area would hear.

NordicTrack 1750 and iFIT Interactive Programming 

Arguably the most impressive aspect of the Commercial 1750 is iFit. Most major cardio brands are coming out with apps that provide some kind of interactive training: Peloton, Bowflex, Echelon, and many others have online programming of some sort.

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selection panel iFit

NordicTrack is part of the iFIT family that includes NordicTrack and ProForm. iFIT, formerly known as ICON Fitness, has actually been around for decades. iFIT programming has been around for almost as long, as it’s been on VHS and CDs, that’s how old it is. However, it wasn’t until 2016 that iFIT Coach was released, which is really what drives the connected fitness machines because it integrates Google Maps, health tracking, and more.

Why does this matter?

Because iFIT is like having a personal trainer with you while you’re on the treadmill. It will automatically adjust your speed and incline through different workouts. Also, you can run through Costa Rica or the mountains or countless other locations displayed on that big touchscreen.

I personally have completed the Hawaiian Endurance Series on iFIT using a NordicTrack treadmill. I found the coach to be really engaging and encouraging. You have the option to listen to the coach, or to turn up the accompanying music instead. I kept the music at a low volume so I could still hear the coach, because I really liked that he would share information about the places where we were running.

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iFIT isn’t just running: You can do all kinds of workouts. So your subscription covers everything: bike workouts, floor exercises, HIIT treadmill workout, stretching, etc. You can also use your membership on other NordicTrack or ProForm machines, like the NordicTrack S22i Studio Cycle.

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You get 30-day trial of an iFIT family membership with the 1750, which means you can set up different user profiles for three other people. When that trial expires, you can renew it for $396 a year or $39 a month. While there doesn’t appear to be an individual membership available when looking at the website, Reddit users have mentioned that you can email or call customer service to set one up.

NordicTrack 1750 iFit programming.

Compatibility

If you use other apps, like My Fitness Pal or Strava, iFit syncs your data … sort of. You have to log into your iFit account, export the information to a file and then upload that into My Fitness Pal. I like the idea of it, but I think this is definitely something that could be improved upon in future models. 

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Changes from 2021 to 2023

Since our first NordicTrack 1750 review, a few things have changed. Although subtle, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill did get a slight facelift in 2023. We have personally used the 2021 version of this treadmill, and we have also used the Commercial 1250, released in 2023.

The upgrades from the 2021 version to the 2023 version of the 1750 include:

  • Bigger HD touchscreen (from 10 inches to 14 inches) that swivels
  • Quicker decline and incline adjustment
  • Easier to step up on due to lowered deck
  • Better quality speakers
  • “ActivePulse Technology”

What Use is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Best For?

In our experience, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is best for runners or those who want to improve their running due to its spacious running deck, powerful motors, and high-quality iFIT training classes. It could be used as a walking treadmill, though we wouldn’t recommend spending more than $2,000 for something you’re just going to walk on.

Financing, Warranty, Returns

NordicTrack has a 10-year warranty on the frame, a two-year warranty on parts, and one year on labor. Industry-wide, this is the middle range. Brands like Horizon offer lifetime warranties, and Peloton offers a 12-month warranty.

The warranty will be voided by NordicTrack if you store 1750 in the garage. I find this to be ridiculous, but it is unfortunately in the fine print and something to be aware of.

There is a 30-day window for trying out the treadmill. If you don’t like it, you have to return it before those 30 days are up to even be eligible for a refund, which isn’t actually a full refund. Even if the product is new, you will have to pay a 10% restocking fee, and you have to pay $250 for shipping. If there is damage, you could be held responsible for it. 

We do love good financing, and NordicTrack financing is pretty solid. As of this writing, you can finance the 1750 for $52 /month at 0% over 39 months, which doesn’t even increase the price since the current financing option is interest free.

NordicTrack 1750 side view.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs ProForm Pro 2000

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill

GGR Score: 4.2 starstarstarstarstar

Product Highlights

  • 10-inch interactive touchscreen
  • Built-in console cooling fans
  • Bluetooth audio capabilities
  • 60-inch-long running deck
  • Incline and decline training
  • 3.25 CHP motor
  • Speeds up to 12 mph

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 10-inch interactive touch screen
  • Cushioning reduces impact on joints
  • Folds up and locks when not in use
  • Motor is ideal for walking or jogging
  • iFIT comes free for 30 days
  • Large running surface
  • Incline and decline training
  • Built-in cooling fans
  • Bluetooth speakers

Cons

  • Motor doesn't support long-distance running
  • iFIT requires a subscription

Bottom Line

At an affordable price, the ProForm Pro 2000 is a great buy with notable specs, features and size for anyone looking to walk, jog or do some light running.

ProForm and NordicTrack are in the same family; they both fall under the iFIT umbrella, which means both the NordicTrack 1750 and the ProForm Pro 2000 are compatible with iFIT programming.

We have personally used the ProForm Pro 9000, which has just slightly upgraded features compared to the Pro 2000. So we can confidently say that we know how the Pro 2000 operates, and that it’s a good machine.

Both of these treadmills have spacious running decks, incline and decline capabilities, and top speeds of 12 MPH. There are just a few difference. First, the price: The 1750 is about  $300 more expensive when not on sale. Why? Well, it comes with a slightly more powerful motor and it has an upgraded 14-inch tilt and swivel touchscreen. The 1750 is also a much heavier, sturdier machine.

If you want a treadmill with all the bells and whistles, go with the 1750. If you’re willing to make some smaller sacrifices on tech and durability, go with the Pro 2000.

Read more in our NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs ProForm Pro 2000 comparison.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750ProForm Pro 2000
PriceAround $2,000Around $1,800
Footprint80” L x 38” W x 65” H77.3” L x 35.3” W x 59.6” H
Running surface20” W x 60” L20” W x 60” L
Workout programsCompatible with iFIT (subscription sold separately)Compatible with iFIT (subscription sold separately)
Display14-inch HD touchscreen display10-inch HD touchscreen display
Weight340 lbs262 lbs
Motor3.5 CHP 3.25 CHP
Incline and decline-3%-12%-3%-12%
Speed range0-12 MPH0-12 MPH
User weight capacity300 lbs300 lbs
Wi-Fi2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivityWiFI connectivity
Warranty10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor

Customer Reviews

iFIT workouts on the Commercial 1750 has, at the time of this writing, 19 customer reviews on the brand’s website with an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These people are mostly reviewing iFIT, and not the machine itself.

On Amazon, there are more than 3,500 reviews with an average of 3.9 out of 5 stars. Most complaints have to do with the technology not working seamlessly.

My sister, who owns a NordicTrack treadmill, has said that the programming does get a little glitchy on occasion, but she has been running on it for years without issue.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 review

Ordering and Assembling the NordicTrack Commercial 1750

You can order the Commercial 1750 from Amazon, which gives you free shipping to the “first dry area” at your residence. Probably your driveway or porch. Other options include a fee to get the machine delivered to the room of your choice and an extra charge for delivery and assembly.

I put the machine together myself because I like to know what it’s like and pass that information on to you. Also, I’m pretty good at assembling fitness equipment by now. That said, paying $199 might be worth the professional assembly if you aren’t comfortable with the thought of using tools and doing some heavy lifting.

This treadmill weighs 339 pounds, so be prepared for a bit of a sled push workout in addition to assembly as you scoot the box around your space. Word to the wise: assemble the machine where you plan to use it.

It took me about 90 minutes from start to finish, which isn’t surprising for a machine with all these bells and whistles (if you want a treadmill with a super-easy assembly, check out the Echelon Stride). Attaching the console, doing the wiring, and putting the hydraulics in under the deck really makes this a two-person job. The wiring you have to do involves pulling a few wires up from the bottom of the treadmill through one of the arms to plug into the console. You can really mess this up if you don’t follow instructions or you’ve never had to thread wire before.

NordicTrack includes the tools you need, but I used my own socket wrench and screwdriver to speed up the process. Overall, the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. If you’ve ever put together furniture from IKEA, you will probably be just fine to do this on your own. Otherwise, just spend the money.

View of the tread of the NordicTrack 1750.

Final Verdict of Our NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Review

After spending some time with the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill, here are my biggest takeaways:

  • Really love the workout programs offered through iFit membership
  • Machine performs really well in terms of offering a smooth, comfortable run
  • The extras are cool, like the big screen and fans
  • The assembly can be complicated and overwhelming

If you’re into tech, interactive programming, and a bunch of conveniences, this could be a great fit. However, it’s important to note that with more features, there are more things that could eventually require maintenance. If these things aren’t as important to you then there are plenty of other options for finding the best treadmill and best cardio machines for your home.

Full Rating on the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

Commercial treadmills are what you would typically see in big box gyms, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t live in your garage as well. As I found in reviewing the NordicTrack Commercial 1750, these machines can be an incredibly valuable (and expensive) asset in your fitness equipment arsenal.

Product Brand: Nordictrack

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 1899

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.5

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Footprint and Portability – 3.5
Delivery and Setup – 4.5
Durability – 5
Customizations – 5
Adjustability and Ergonomics – 5
Tech Capabilities – 5
Conveniences – 5
Dynamic Programming – 5
Customer Reviews – 4
Value – 5
Policies – 4.5
Customer Service – 3
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NordicTrack Commercial 1750 FAQs

Can you watch YouTube on NordicTrack 1750?

Despite the big, beautiful screen, there is no streaming functionality on this treadmill. There is a tablet holder where you can place your own device. If you’re looking for a treadmill that streams shows, check out the Bowflex Treadmill 10.

Is NordicTrack 1750 quiet?

It’s as quiet as any treadmill can be, which is to say it makes minimal noise but there is some sound from the tread.

Does the NordicTrack 1750 screen tilt?

Yes, the 2023 update to the NordicTrack 1750 is a bigger screen at 14 inches that tilts and pivots.

Is NordicTrack worth it?

NordicTrack makes some of the most high-end treadmills and cardio equipment on the market today, but they’re not a good choice for people who are on a budget. We think it’s worth the investment for those looking for a high-quality machine with all the bells and whistles

Does the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 require a subscription?

No, you don’t necessarily need to subscribe to iFIT in order to use the 1750; however, this is a very expensive machine that only has a few free iFIT workouts included. iFIT is one of the main selling points of the machine, as you get running workouts as well as strength, yoga, and more. If you don’t want the subscription, I’d recommend looking for a more affordable treadmill.

Is the NordicTrack 1750 hard to assemble?

I personally put together the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. While the brand says it has an “out-of-the-box-easy-assembly,” this isn’t quite true. It took me about 90 minutes to put together by myself. I would have preferred to have someone else there for a few reasons. First, this machine weights more than 300 pounds, so moving the deck around before you get this assembled isn’t easy.

Secondly, attaching the console is tricky because you have to hook up some wiring and hold the console in place while screwing it in tightly. Another set of hands would have made this easier on me.

While NordicTrack supplies you with the tools you need, I found it much easier to use my own socket wrench instead of the basic wrench you get in the kit.

What is the top speed of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750?

The Commercial 1750 has a speed range of 0 to 12 MPH.

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