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Everything You Should Know About NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 Treadmill [A Review]

nordictrack commercial 1750 treadmill review

NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 isn’t the biggest or strongest treadmill, but it comes with a cool combination of features for the price.

Most notably, there’s the 14″ HD touchscreen that allows the 1750 to pair seamlessly with iFit, giving you access to unlimited live and on-demand workouts to choose from.

Plus, there’s all the other cool stuff iFit brings to the table, like metric tracking, scenic routes, Automatic Trainer Control, ActivePulse, etc.

So if you’re looking to join the world of fitness streaming, NordicTrack’s Commercial 1750 might just be the treadmill you’ve been looking for.

But tech features aside, this treadmill also comes with some pretty impressive performance specs, like a 20″ x 60″ running surface, a 3.5 HP motor, and a robust, folding frame.

It can even reach a decline setting of -3% to mimic running downhill- something most treadmills in this price range can’t offer.

Overall, if you’re looking for a treadmill with an HD touchscreen, the 1750 is one of the best option in this price range, but it really depends on what you’re looking for.

So, is this the right treadmill for you?

Well, that’s what I’m here to help you decide.

In this review, I’ll go over everything this treadmill does and doesn’t have going for it- we’re talking specs, features, warranty, and everything else in between.

I’ll also talk about some of the other top treadmills in this price range, so you can get an idea of what the competition has to offer.

After reading, you’ll know whether or not the New Commercial 1750 is the right treadmill for your home gym.

There are larger, stronger treadmills in this price range, but the New Commercial 1750 offers a great combination of performance specs and streaming features for the price.

NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 Treadmill

nordictrack new commercial 1750
Image courtesy of NordicTrack

NordicTrack is one of the top fitness brands in the world and their treadmills find their way onto most bloggers’ “best of” lists year in and year out (myself included).

There’s really no secret to why either because they produce some of the best home treadmills out there.

I don’t think they’re THE best treadmill brand, but definitely in the top 5… but that’s a discussion for another day.

But if you’re interested in joining the whole fitness streaming craze that’s been heating up over the last few years, NordicTrack probably is the best brand to check out because they’ve invested heavily into their iFit app.

Pretty much all of NordicTrack’s cardio machines are designed to pair with iFit now, so if you already have an iFit account, it makes a lot of sense to go with one of their treadmills.

And when it comes to streaming treadmills, they have a lot to choose from.

Their lineup seems to change a little bit every year, or at least it has been recently, and the 1750 we’re here to talk about now is actually an updated version of a previous model.

Hence the “new” part.

Anyway, as I’m writing this, the 1750 is the mid-range option in their Commercial series, which also contains the higher-end Commercial 2450 and the more affordable Commercial 1250.

When comparing the above machines, you’ll notice that console size differs between models, but so does motor strength (you can check out my full NoridcTrack Treadmill Guide for a full comparison of all models).

And prices will vary too of course, but NordicTrack usually has the Commercial 1750 listed somewhere around $2299.


  • 20″ x 60″ running surface
  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • Heavy-duty frame
  • 300 lb weight limit
  • 14″ HD touchscreen console
  • Top speed of 12 mph
  • -3 – 12% incline/decline range
  • Folding frame
  • Bluetooth compatible (headphones and heart rate monitors)
  • iFit compatible
  • Automatic trainer controlled speed/incline (with iFit)
  • ActivePulse feature (iFit)
  • Cooling fan
  • OneTouch speed/incline settings
  • Large storage tray


  • Warranty could be longer
  • Rollers could be larger
  • Ton of competition in this price range

Running Surface

A treadmill’s running surface describes the physical dimensions of the belt, but this spec really tells you how much real estate you have at your disposal during workouts.

And having a larger running surface is always a good thing- at least I haven’t heard anyone as of yet complaining that their treadmill “feels too spacious”.

And if the running surface is too small, you could feel cramped, or worse yet, even have to shorten your stride to make sure you don’t step off the belt.

Well, the Commercial 1750 comes with a running surface that measures 20″ x 60″, which is good for a home treadmill, but there are plenty of treadmills in this price range with even more spacious, 22″ wide belts.

Sole’s F85, Horizon’s 7.8 AT, Spirit’s XT385… the list goes on.

To be fair, 20″ x 60″ is large enough to fit runners of all sizes, so you certainly don’t need the extra 2″, but again – bigger is always better (assuming you have the floor space).

Overall though, the 1750 comes with a generous sized running surface, so you don’t have to worry about feeling cramped or anything during workouts.


Moving on, the deck on this treadmill can also fold vertically for storage after workouts and with NordicTrack’s hydraulic EasyLift Assist, it’s easy to lift and lower the deck solo.

I also want to point out that the 1750 comes with an in-box weight of 340 lb.

I’m not sure how this equates to an assembled weight, but after removing all the packing and whatnot, I’m guessing you’ve got a treadmill that weighs around 300 lb assembled.

True, this makes moving this beast around more challenging, but trust me- that extra weight is a good thing in the long run because it’s going to make for a more stable base.

With a treadmill this bulky, you won’t have to worry about it feel wobbly or flimsy during workouts.

The 1750 also comes with a 300 lb weight limit, which is high enough to fit most users, but I’m a little surprised it isn’t any higher.

You know, given the size and weight of this machine.

Many competitors in this price range come with 350 – 400 lb weight limits, so I’d like to see the 1750’s limit a little higher, but it’s certainly not a deal breaker.

Unless of course you need the higher limit.

Oh, I also want to mention that this treadmill’s footprint is pretty large, so make sure you have the floor space for it before buying.

More specifically, this bad boy requires a space of 80″ x 38″, which isn’t crazy for a home treadmill, but there are plenty of more compact models out there.

Overall though, the 1750 scores pretty highly in this department – it comes with a heavy-duty frame that can easily fold for storage.

nordictrack new commercial 1750 frame
The Commercial 1750 comes with a robust, folding frame. Image courtesy of NordicTrack.


The whole “bigger is better” idea applies to treadmill motors too.

And that’s because regardless of whether you’ll be walking or running, the stronger your treadmill motor is, the less it’s going to have to work.

If you look at the top speeds on treadmills, most max out at 12 mph, regardless of what kind of horsepower (HP) they’re packing under the hood.

So, having a stronger motor doesn’t usually mean faster speeds, but it does mean a smoother feel while reaching those speeds.

FYI, most home treadmills come with motors somewhere in the 2 – 4 HP range.

If you plan on running regularly, it’s a good idea to go with a treadmill with at least a 3 HP motor to ensure smooth operation.

With all of this in mind, consider that the 1750 comes with a 3.5 CHP motor.

This is near the top of our expected range and definitely strong enough to keep up with running on the reg.

The 1750 comes with a top speed of 12 mph, which is standard, but it also comes with a top incline of 12% for added challenge.

Now Horizon’s 7.8 AT comes with a 4.0 CHP motor and an incline range up to 15%, so there are more impressive specs out there in this price range.

But unlike most treadmills, the 1750 can also reach a decline angle of -3%, allowing you to mimic the feel of walking or running downhill.

Something that could come in handy when preparing for road races or when you’re just feeling adventurous.

The motor on this model is impressive, but we should also consider the roller size.

The rollers are the parts that the belt glides over during operation and having larger ones is beneficial because it puts less stress on the belt, the rollers themselves, and even the motor to a certain degree.

Larger rollers also tend to hold up better and provide smoother belt action.

The new 1750 comes with 1.9″ rollers, which is small for a $2000+ treadmill.

For the sake of comparison, most higher-end treadmills in this price range come with 2 – 2.5″ rollers (and Sole’s F85 comes with even larger, 2.75″ rollers).

Overall, the 1750 scores highly with its powerful motor, but it would be nice to see larger rollers on this machine (you know, for a more heavy-duty overall feel).

commercial 1750 console
The New Commercial 1750 comes with a 14″ HD touchscreen for easy iFit access. Image courtesy of NordicTrack.


NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 comes with the following features:

14″ HD touchscreen display- the console is the real star of the show here and probably why many of you would be interested in this treadmill to begin with. At 14″, the HD touchscreen isn’t huge (especially considering how large some of NordicTrack’s other consoles are), but it’s still quite large for a treadmill. It’s designed to pair with the iFit streaming app, in which case you could watch and follow the instructors directly from the screen on your treadmill. And since it can rotate, you’ll be able to see it when doing off the treadmill workouts as well.

iFit compatible- ok, so iFit is NordicTrack’s streaming fitness app and they push it reallllly aggressively with all their fitness equipment. Through iFit, you get access to instructor led workouts of all kinds, metric tracking, and even scenic rides/runs. NordicTrack includes a free month with purchase and then it’s $39/month. But again, it’s completely optional. If you’re having a hard time getting past the iFit sign in screen, just push and hold the “bluetooth” button for like 20 sec and it’ll let you move on without signing up.

Bluetooth compatible- this treadmill is bluetooth compatible with heart rate monitors and headphones (there are built-in speakers too, so you don’t have to use headphones if you don’t want to).

Automatic trainer control- if you do use iFit, you can take advantage of the automatic trainer control feature that lets the instructors control the speed and incline settings of your treadmill throughout the workout.

ActivePulse feature- this feature allows the treadmill to automatically adjust your speed and incline settings to help you maintain your appropriate heart rate zone. It’s a cool feature, but you’ll need to invest in one of NordicTrack’s heart rate monitors to use it.

One Touch controls- these convenient buttons let you instantly set the speed and/or incline.

AutoBreeze fan- there’s a built-in fan to help keep ya comfortable during those more strenuous workouts.

Storage tray- there’s a tray under the console, giving you room to store phones, remotes, keys, wallets, or really anything else you might want to store while exercising (cold beer?)


Putting the 1750 together shouldn’t be that challenging of a task, although keep in mind how heavy this thing is to begin with, so if you do purchase and decide to assemble yourself, do yourself a favor and have a few friends around to help.

The deck comes pre-assembled, so the majority of what needs to be done involves attaching the uprights, the media tray, and the console.

There are several covers that need to be attached as well.

The assembly manual is pretty easy to follow, but if you prefer, you can also find the assembly instructions through the free BILT app.

Overall, the sheer size and weight of this machine is the most challenging consideration to get around.

You’ll definitely want another person around when it comes time to attach the console, so they can hold it while you connect the cables.

But I think most handy folks will be able to assemble themselves.


NordicTrack backs their Commercial 1750 with the following residential warranty:

  • 10 year frame
  • 2 year parts
  • 1 year labor

This guarantee isn’t awful, but it’s a bit shorter than what the other top treadmills are offering.

For the sake of comparison, Spirit offers a lifetime frame and 10 year parts warranty for their XT385 – just sayin’.

Ten years on the frame isn’t bad and honestly, it’s unlikely the frame would break down anyway, but it would still be nice to see a lifetime warranty.

Two years on parts is ok, but again, there are much better guarantees in this price range.

A year on labor is pretty standard, no complaints there.

Overall, not an awful warranty, but definitely room for improvement.

Ha, oh- you might notice there is no commercial warranty for the “Commercial” 1750… The 1750 is by no means a commercial treadmill, but hey, you can’t blame NordicTrack for tryin’.

NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 vs The Competition

Commercial 1750Sole F85Horizon 7.8 ATPro 9000
Running surface20″ x 60″22″ x 60″22″ x 60″20″ x 60″
Motor3.5 CHP
0 – 12 mph
-3 – 12% incline
4.0 HP
0 – 12 mph
-6 – 15% incline
4.0 CHP
0 – 12 mph
0 – 15% incline
3.6 CHP
0 – 12 mph
-3 – 12% incline
Frame~300 lb weight
300 lb limit
294 lb weight
375 lb limit
330 lb weight
375 lb limit
~220 lb weight
300 lb limit
Console14″ HD touchscreen15.6″ touchscreen9.3″ LCD22″ HD touchscreen
Warranty10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
Lifetime frame/motor
3 year parts
1 year labor
Lifetime frame/motor
5 year parts
2 year labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
There’s some tough competition in this price range.

The 1750 is priced around $2k, give or take, putting it in a very competitive price range.

There are some great similarly-priced treadmills out there and I want to mention a few of ’em here right now so we can compare with the 1750.

The first treadmill that comes to mind is Sole’s F85, which usually sells for around $2300.

sole f85 treadmill

The F85 comes with a larger, 22″ x 60″ running surface and a stronger, 4.0 HP motor. It also comes with a more impressive incline range from -6 – 15%.

The F85 also comes with 2.75″ rollers, a 375 lb weight capacity, and a much better warranty.

Now the F85 isn’t iFit equipped and it doesn’t offer the Automatic Trainer Control feature, but it does come with a new 15.6″ touchscreen console.

And that console comes pre-loaded with all the best entertainment apps, plenty of workout programs, screen mirroring, and access to free instructor-led workouts through Sole+ (that’s right, free).

Put bluntly, the F85 is a very tough competitor for the 1750.

Another top comp is Horizon’s 7.8 AT, which sells for around $2k. I personally own the 7.8 AT and can attest to its awesomeness.

This is a beast of a treadmill, coming with a 22″ x 60″ running surface, 4.0 CHP motor, and one of the heaviest-duty frames on the market.

horizon 7.8 at treadmill

It doesn’t come with a touchscreen console, but its bluetooth compatible with apps and comes with these cool quick dial speed/incline controls.

Speaking of incline, the 7.8 AT doesn’t decline at all, but can reach a 15% incline.

But Horizon’s warranty is the best of the bunch.

The last treadmill I want to mention is ProForm’s 9000, which often sells for around $2300.

proform pro 9000

The Pro 9000 is very similar to the 1750, as it comes with a 20″ x 60″ running surface, a 3.6 CHP motor, as well as the same speed/incline ranges and same sized rollers.

It’s also backed by the same warranty and comes with an even bigger, 22″ HD touchscreen for iFit streaming.

The Pro 9000 isn’t quite as heavy-duty as the 1750, but otherwise, these treadmills are pretty identical (so it’s a good idea to compare prices).

FYI, NordicTrack and ProForm are owned by the same company.

NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 vs Their New Commercial 2450

New Commercial 1750New Commercial 2450
Running surface20″ x 60″20″ x 60″
Motor3.5 CHP
0 – 12 mph
-3 – 12% incline
3.6 CHP
0 – 12 mph
-3 – 12% incline
Frame~300 lb weight
300 lb weight limit
~260 lb weight
300 lb weight limit
Console14″ HD touchscreen22″ HD touchscreen
Warranty10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
10 year frame
2 year parts
1 year labor
The biggest difference between the Commercial 1750 and the Commercial 2450 is console size (and of course price).

The last treadmill I want to compare the 1750 to is NordicTrack’s own New Commercial 2450.

The 2450 is an upgraded model and it usually costs around $3000, making it about $700 or so more expensive than the 1750.

But when you compare these two treadmills, you see there really aren’t many differences between ’em.

Both treadmills come with the same 20″ x 60″ running surface, the same 1.9″ rollers, the same -3 – 12% incline, and the same weight limit.

Both treadmills basically come with the same motor too – I mean is there any real difference between 3.5 CHP and 3.6 CHP?

The Commercial 2450 is actually a little smaller and sleeker than the 1750, but the only real difference is the size of the HD touchscreen console.

At 22″, the 2450’s console is quite a bit larger, but otherwise, these two treadmills are pretty identical.

Is the larger console worth the extra cash?

Maybe, but that really depends on what you’re looking for.

Final Thoughts

Ok, I think it’s about time to wrap things up here.

I like the New Commercial 1750 and I think it has a lot to offer in both the performance and features departments, but if you ask me, it’s the streaming capabilities that make this treadmill worth considering.

Because as I’ve mentioned several times above, there are several options in this price range that come with stronger motors, heavier-duty frames, and longer warranties.

So, if you’re not planning on taking advantage of all the stuff iFit offers, I don’t think it makes sense to invest in this treadmill.

In that case, I’d highly recommend you check out Horizon’s 7.8 AT or Sole’s F85, both of which come with better performance specs and longer warranties.

But on the other hand, neither of those treadmill’s come with iFit or Automatic Trainer Control.

So, if you plan on signing up for iFit and using the instructor-led workouts and all the other cool features it offers, the 1750 could make a lot of sense.

But I’d still compare prices with ProForm’s Pro 9000.

Either way, when it comes to gorgeous consoles and streaming workouts, NordicTrack is king.


Will's a licensed physical therapist (DPT) with over 15 years of experience treating patients from all backgrounds. He's been lifting weights and exercising in one form or another since middle school and has been working out in his own home gym for over a decade. When it comes to fitness equipment, there isn't much he hasn't tried. In his spare time, if he isn't writing or working out, he's likely playing basketball, watching movies, or hanging with his family.

2 thoughts on “Everything You Should Know About NordicTrack’s New Commercial 1750 Treadmill [A Review]”

  1. Electronics is worst part. It is controlled by software. Software is not current. Control boards fail on two years. No support from service centers. The worst buy for money.
    It is white elephant with all kind of software problems and no one knows how to fix them.

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