NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill: A Home Gym Powerhouse?

Editor's Rating: 9.8 /10
Best Buy Award(s):Home UseFoldingFor Runners

I always enjoy getting on a NordicTrack Commercial 1750. Each season, we hop aboard treadmills manufactured by every brand. I have yet to see a year where the Commercial 1750 doesn’t come out on top. After our visit to the corporate headquarters of iFit in Logan, Utah, we not only got to try out this model, but each unit in an extensive lineup of exercise equipment, from treadmills and ellipticals to bikes. That’s what makes our work here at so different. I’ve been competing as a bodybuilder and powerlifter for years and am well accustomed to machines like this. But working with this site actually takes it a step further and we put our feet on the decks and belts for a run or two. We also take the units apart from tip to top and check out the motors, rollers, and other moving parts.

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 has certainly evolved over the years. From its very beginnings around 2014 it was designed to be an Everyathlete’s treadmill. Recent improvements of course focused heavily upon the screen and technology associated with the iFit workout program. In 2021 the model saw improved processing and dual-band WiFi compatibility to ensure better video experiences, and the iFit app became mobile-friendly. The big upgrade came the next year though when the high-definition touchscreen screen jumped in size from 10 to 14 inches. Other changes that occur every year include little tweaks to the overall size of the treadmill’s frame. My guess is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 will always be an upscale treadmill just below the jumbo models, but don’t be surprised to an inch added or subtracted every year.

What you have this year is a solid 340-pound folding treadmill with a 14″ high-definition screen that both tilts and pivots. Programmed to work with the iFit app, the treadmill still sports automatic trainer control and Bluetooth heart rate programming, workouts with live trainers and thousands of on-demand routines. The 3.5 CHP motor powers a both 12% incline and -3% decline, with top speeds up to 12 miles per hour, and a whopping 400-pound maximum in terms of user weight.

Read below to see the complete machine walkthrough and be sure to check out the links to important articles concerning decks, motors, rollers, and belts, if you have any questions about the mechanics. Rest assured, there’s a reason the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 continues to dominate the markets and happens to be among the brand’s lineup featured in regular sales.

Why You Should Trust Our Review Of The NordicTrack 1750

At, we bring you comprehensive reviews of treadmills so you can decide which one is right for you. Our staff thoroughly test all the treadmills we review. We install them, walk on them, run on them, and try out all of the features. We get to know each and every treadmill we review extremely well. Our reviewers log miles on the deck. We listen and record the sound of the motor, we test and measure the incline/decline, try out all aspects of the console and try the treadmill’s features, such as iFit.

Every treadmill we review undergoes the same rigorous process. That way we can compare and contrast them and give you an honest review of what we think. We have tried the NordicTrack treadmill in this article and we give an honest review of it, to help you make a buying decision.

Our reviewers are treadmill and fitness experts. Fitness Expert Brian Boyce, the author of this review, is an experienced professional bodybuilder, and is a 7-time national qualifier in both men’s bodybuilding and classic physique within the NPC competitions. He has coached and been coached on cardiovascular training, HIIT, and nutrition, particularly as it pertains to weight loss for competitions. He is an expert at treadmills. He runs on treadmills 5 to 6 times a week and has walked and run on treadmills for over 20 years. As a fitness expert, you can trust his opinion on all of the treadmills he reviews.

In Brief

The 2024 NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a solid, mid-priced treadmill with a “Goldilocks” combination of features for the average user. Not too big, not too small, priced just right. The biggest selling points include its connectivity with the iFit workout app and 14″ tilt/pivot touchscreen, automatic trainer control, and incline/decline options. The biggest downside is that if you opt out of the $39 per month iFit program, the screen’s value falls flat. But if you’re into connective cardio with live workouts and are shopping in the $2,000 range, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 remains a top choice. Frankly, I see this unit as stacking up well with another highly-rated treadmill, the Sole F80, similarly priced. The primary difference between those two will be Sole’s built-in programs and the free Sole+ app versus NordicTrack’s iFit programming and automatic trainer control. The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is really about as a big a treadmill can get and still remain a folding model. Measuring 80″ x 38″ x 65″ with a 400-pound user maximum, it’s big enough for some of the largest runners around, but still folds up with the touch of a finger. I’m a big fan of folding treadmills as you’ll read below.

  • iFit programming for limitless workout variety
  • Adjustable Tilt and pivot interactive 14" touchscreen
  • Wide range of incline and decline, from 12% incline and -3% decline
  • Cushioning turns on and off, letting you simulate outside walking
  • Very quiet 3.5 CHP motor, even when adjusting incline/decline, allows you to walk and not bother others
  • Short 2 year warranty on parts and electronics, versus 5 years on the same parts from competitors
  • Assembly can be difficult, even with video instructions
  • Incline now 12%, used to be 15%
  • Without iFit the screen loses value

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill: A Home Gym Powerhouse? - Key Specs:

Star Rating:4.9-stars
Motor:3.5 HP
Incline:-3 to 12%
Running Area:20" x 60"
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:400 LBS
Dimensions:80" L x 38" W x 65" H
Built-In Programs:iFit

In-Depth Review of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Why We Like It

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is powerful, fun to use with iFit, and priced right at $1,999. The refreshed model for 2024 includes a handful of minor upgrades that are set to improve your overall running experience, such as packaging the machine into a more compact size. But what remains is the incredible connectivity afforded by the iFit workout app. If you’ve never used iFit, you’ve never really worked out with artificial intelligence (AI). This program not only brings live trainers to your home, but it allows them to control your treadmill’s resistance from remote locations. Incline, decline, as well as speed, can all be managed via automatic trainer control. The same is true for on-demand workouts, which happen to be my favorite. I can hike the mountains of Scotland on my NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and the program will automatically change the elevation and speed to match. This also syncs with their Bluetooth heart rate training program ActivePulse, which can also alter the resistance to match your heartbeat. 

As someone who’s used this treadmill daily while cutting weight for a bodybuilding contest, I really liked the way iFit auto-controls the resistance. I particularly like mountain hiking workouts and because the treadmill automatically changed the incline and speed, I was able to better focus on my workouts. As far as I’m concerned, the iFit programming is probably one of the bigger reasons to buy a NordicTrack treadmill.

It Comes With An Amazing 14″ Console

This treadmill comes with what I see as a perfect 14″ HD touchscreen that tilts and swivels. Sure, you can have a treadmill with any sized screen, or none at all. But for my time on a treadmill, I’d say 14″ hits that sweet spot of not-too-big, not-too-small. It’s easy to keep clean and use with the touch of a finger. This display has improved graphics processing capability, faster dual 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, and the ability to pair to Bluetooth headphones. A new incline drive system promises even quieter operation than before, which is always a good thing, and automated incline and speed control for live workouts has been improved upon as well.

What I like about this sized console is how it reminds me of watching television. You’re getting a more immersive experience for sure. If you’re not into that this might not be a treadmill for you, but in my case, I think the larger screen really adds to the experience when using video workouts.

NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Tilt/Pivot Console

NordicTrack 1750’s console is able to tilt and pivot. This allows users to easily engage in iFit programming off the machine to expand fitness options with strength, flexibility, balance, and much more. Photo by: Oleksandr Kosheliev /

The included 30-day iFit plan gives you a taste of the program. A couple downsides to point out up front, since these are top questions about any NordicTrack or ProForm machine. Yes, you can use the treadmill without continuing the $39 per month iFit package, but, but, but, the screen is then only good for the manual workouts. Without iFit, you’ll lose the automatic trainer control and access to live and on-demand workouts. And no, unfortunately the 1750’s screen is not compatible with Netflix, just that iFit program, although I think we all wish they would open that up a bit. The good news is that as a folding treadmill, it’s easy to roll in front of a television if you want to combine a movie with the exercise.

Take A Look At What iFit Can Do on the NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Video Courtesy of iFit

A Very Quiet Motor

A quiet 3.5 CHP motor that’s still strong enough for runners is amazing when you live in a small place. In my own experience here at home, you can’t hear my own NordicTrack Commercial 1750 motor in the next room when I’m running. My dog actually sleeps on my couch right next to the unit as I run. That said, I’ve had zero problems myself with this machine pictured below and I’ve been using it extensively for hard hiking programs while wearing a 45-pound weight vest.

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 sports a powerful motor sufficient for running, jogging, or hiking. Photo by Brian Boyce

Heart Rate Training Options

The 1750 does not have built-in handlebar sensors like other units, but it is Bluetooth-enabled and the iFit package is designed to sync with ActivePulse and the SmartBeat armband. It’s easily the best system I’ve ever used and matches up with my Apple 7 watch and Oura Ring in several trials. What I like about ActivePulse technology is the ability of the program to not just monitor your heart rate, but to adjust, and even override, the automatic trainer control’s resistance. So if I’m on an iFit run and the program has me moving up to an incline of 9% and speed of 5mph, but my heartrate is going too high, the little ActivePulse icon on the screen will alert me and communicate the new plan, which can be adjusted again if my heartrate goes down. Frankly, I’m amazed that two completely separate programs can interact that dynamically and still be right as rain about my pulse. ActivePulse technology comes with the machine and the iFit package, but the SmartBeat armband is sold separately by NordicTrack, or often give for free as a promotion.

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 syncs with iFit’s SmartBeat armband monitor for heartrate monitoring.

Good Incline/Decline Features

The 2024 NordicTrack Commercial 1750 has a 12% incline and -3% decline. Prior years saw the incline as high as 15%, and this does represent a reduction. That said, I very rarely go over 12% in my own training. If you’re looking for a real mountain to climb, read our review of the NordicTrack X22i and X32i, which both sport 40% inclines. The difference between 12% and 15% just isn’t that significant. The good news is, the unit still features decline, which is terrific in that it works completely different muscle groups. Whether using one of iFit’s travel workouts or the iFit’s Google Maps, these incline/decline settings really do mimic the hills and hollers of tracks in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, or even Anarctica.

I really can’t emphasize enough how important incline and decline training are when it comes to weight loss. It really doesn’t matter how much of an incline you add into the mix, but the simple fact you’re going up and down makes your body adapt while in motion. You’re just not getting the same workout without adding incline to the mix.

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 folds up easily with the touch of a finger. Photo by Brian Boyce.

Easily Folded Up and Stored Away

I love folding treadmills and have written extensively about them here. Don’t think folding means flimsy. Quite the opposite. With the patented EasyLift Assist button, you can simply lift up the rear of the unit and watch it slide up into place. It’s also incredibly simple to unfold thanks to the hydraulics, and you can read my step-by-step here with pictures. The whole process times out at about 8 seconds up, and 12 seconds down, per my own stopwatch. Folding treadmills roll easily about a floor on two front-mounted wheels. But they’re also easier to keep clean, repair, and lubricate the belts. If you do want to roll the unit to the side of the room when not in use, you’ll find the process easier than moving a bookshelf.

Editors Brian and Jessica visit the iFit showroom and corporate headquarters in Logan, Utah for training with their lineup, including the NordicTrack 1750. Photo by: Oleksandr Kosheliev /

NordicTrack 1750 Dimensions

The dimensions of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 are 80’L x 38′ W x 65′ H.

To ensure the entire dimensions of the Nordictrack 1750 will fit, we suggest having space around the deck clear for when you use the treadmill. Proper ceiling height is very important to consider as well, as this treadmill has a 9.5” step-up height from floor to top of the side rails when at a flat grade. Make sure to factor 6” in deck height when at full incline. If you are an avid runner, and are 6’0″ or taller, make sure you put the treadmill in a room with at least a 8.4 ft high ceiling height or you won’t be able to use all of this treadmill’s features.

NordicTrack 1750 Weight

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill weighs 340 lbs.

What We Like:

  • The Motor

    The Commercial 1750 offers a 3.5 CHP motor and reaches speeds of up to 12 mph without making a ruckus. This makes it ideal for long-distance running as well as smooth and steady interval training.

  • Pivot/Tilt Touchscreen

    These days, it’s a must that fitness equipment comes with a touchscreen panel. With this model comes a 14″ touchscreen which allows you to flip between workout programs, check calories and miles, and use iFit so you can take advantage of on-the-go fitness guidance. You’ll also be able to run through real streets by checking out Google Street Views or using HD video feature that offers exercise paths around the world.

  • iFit Treadmill Workouts

    This treadmill’s -3% to 12% decline/incline feature syncs with the elevations and dips of the landscape you choose to explore through iFit’s Google Maps feature, ensuring that it really does feel like you’re running outside on that terrain. This feature is ideal for those who struggle to stay motivated to keep exercising as it allows you to explore new locations. The incline is fast and quiet, going up and down at a rate of about 1 second each degree. So you can be at the 12% mark in the just 12 seconds, then back down to -3% in 15%.

  • iFit Data Tracking

    iFit keeps tabs on fitness stats with every session. Whenever a workout is completed, the data is logged into the treadmill and then paired with any other device on iFit. This makes getting exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations easier.

  • Incline & Decline Abilities

    The NordicTrack 1750 offers both a 12% incline and 3% decline to burn calories, increase your resting metabolic rate, ramp up cardiovascular conditioning level, and build muscle strength simultaneously. If you’re into interval training you can simply use an incline to complete your interval rather than having to run if you so choose. Those prone to injuries will also find that going on an incline is far easier on their body as even a 1-2% gradient can help take some of the impact off the joints. Best of all, with new and improved auto-adjust technology, incline/decline transitions are fast and smooth, great for HIIT training.

  • Bluetooth Audio

    Bluetooth audio capabilities allow you to listen to your favorite workout playlists through Premium Audio Speakers wirelessly, as well as sync with any number of other devices. The ability to connect instructor-led training to your Bluetooth headphones is a nice plus. I’ve never had a problem syncing with my unit and I even have satellite Internet. It usually takes about 5 seconds to connect.

  • Tread Belt

    This 60″ x 20″ tread belt gives you plenty of space to move, and at 2″ wider than the industry standard, it easily accommodates larger individuals. What’s more, the belt’s thickness helps to minimize the amount of noise it makes while offering better overall longevity. Also, this is a 2-ply belt which is the preferred type, as opposed to a cheaper 1-ply belt. A regularly lubricated 2-ply belt could last you 10 years depending on use.

  • Cushioning Preferences

    Prepping for a road on a cushy deck makes things too easy. This treadmill offers the ability to turn the cushioning on or off according to your preferences so you can save your joints and use the cushioning only when you need it. Keep in mind that by having it off, you’re adding 30% more impact to your joints, so you shouldn’t train this way in the long term.

  • Cooling Options

    If you want to stay cool while you run or walk, the Commercial 1750’s dual AutoBreeze workout fans will do the trick. While this may seem like a treadmill luxury rather than a necessity, it’s definitely nice to have while you work out.

  • Foldable Options

    Looking for a treadmill that you can tuck away into storage after you work out? As a folding treadmill that can be stored upright to be easily packed, the Commercial 1750 is an ideal option for this. It measures 80″ L x 38″ W x 65″ H when unfolded.

  • Weight Capacity

    This is a pretty heavy-duty treadmill and can support users of up to 400 pounds.

What We Don’t Like:

  • Short Warranty

    Yes, you get 10 years on the frame, but only 2 years on parts and electronics. Rival treadmills offer 15 years to life for the frame and at least 5 years for the motor.

  • iFit-Dependent

    Yes, the machine will work without the $39 per month iFit program, but you’ll lose all the features which make the treadmill a great buy. The treadmill effectively goes into a manual-only mode as there are no built-in programs.

  • Hard to Assemble

    NordicTrack is like most treadmill manufacturers these days and they’ll offer you in-home assembly. My advice is to take it. I outline the steps of treadmill right here but go ahead and figure on needing at least three friends and an hour. There’s really no way for you to do this alone. It’s no more complicated than building with Legos, if the Legos are 340 pounds. The deck is just too big at 80″ in length and 38″ in width. I’ve assembled Echelon, NordicTrack, and ProForm units myself and come to the conclusion you’re just better off having it done by the moving team. You can see how to install and assemble this treadmill by following the NordicTrack installation video:

TreadmillReviews Editor Folding NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

The NordicTrack 1750 condenses down to 37.25” L x 39.25” W x 75.75” H when folded, a great feature for small spaces without compromising on variety in programming. Photo by: Oleksandr Kosheliev /

This Treadmill Could Be For You If You Want:

  • Lots of extras to keep you motivated like unlimited workout programs
  • Incline and decline
  • A quiet treadmill motor that can accommodate long-distance running, interval training, and speeds up to 12 mph
  • Cushioning for joint protection with an option to disable to mimic outdoor road running

My Verdict:

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is voted one of our Best Treadmills for Home Use. I’ve been using this model since it’s been released and think it’s great. The biggest point I continually make about NordicTrack treadmills is they’re iFit-dependent, meaning yes, you can use the machine without the app, but it’s not much fun. If you’re into live workouts and automatic trainer control which can take you on virtual mountain hikes, then the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a Cadillac unit for just $1,999. With both incline and decline, as well as a solid 3.5 CHP motor, you’ll not outgrow this unit. That said, if you’re not into connected workouts and just want a model on which you can run, then the Sole and Horizon lineups are strong too. Consider a quick comparison chart below…

Horizon 7.8AT$1,9994.015%20″ x 60″
Sole F80$1,8993.515%20″ x 60
NordicTrack Commercial 2450$2,9993.612% / -3%20″ x 60

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Where to Buy This Treadmill

One of the great things about the popularity of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is just how easy it is to find. In addition to finding the unit at the NordicTrack website, you can also buy it online or in-store from Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, or

To Learn More

To learn more from the manufacturer of the treadmill beyond our own expert review, you can visit the NordicTrack Website and see the product details for the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill click here.

What’s Changed For The 2023 Model Year

Each year a few models get upgrades. Larger screens, stronger motors, or better tech are common. Occasionally you will see two treadmills with the same name on the manufacturers site, which is confusing enough for us treadmill experts, let alone a new consumer. Below is a quick breakdown of what is new on the latest version of this treadmill.

New for 2023 (January 2023 release)

  • Measurements: The height, width, and length of the unit has been made more compact for the 2023 model.

New for 2022 (January 2022 release)

  • Improved HD Touchscreen: Along with the improved ability to both tilt and pivot, the upgraded touchscreen also increased in size from 10 to 14 inches.
  • Auto-Adjust Response: Auto-adjust technology allows for quicker, smoother transitions in the decline/incline, a great feature for HIIT training.
  • Interactive Heart Rate Controls:  AudioPulse Cardio Cruise Control enables auto-adjustments in incline and speed based on heart rate.
  • Improved Audio: Whether you listen to music or use interactive training features, the new premium audio speakers enhance your acoustic experience.

2021 Upgrades (November 2020 release)

  • Updated HD Touchscreen: Improved processing and dual-band WiFi compatibility will ensure a more seamless video experience when following along to live or streaming workout classes.
  • New Mobile App: iFit is now also available as a mobile app for your smartphone.
  • Quiet Drive Incline Tech: The incline drivers on the 1750 are smoother and quieter than ever, and allow for more precise control during instructor-led classes. Quieter is always better, especially when you need to follow guidance/instruction.
  • Bluetooth Upgrade: Previously you could use Bluetooth to pair your phone to your treadmill, allowing you to listen to your own playlists while working out. Now, you can pair your Bluetooth headphones to your treadmill, so that you can listen to your instructor without disturbing the whole house.
  • Expanded iFit Offer: In previous years, these treadmills would come with an individual 1-year iFit membership, but for 2021 these memberships have been upgraded to family memberships—perfect for households with multiple runners.

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Recent Updates

  • February 8, 2024: Updated specs
  • September 16, 2023: Updated pictures from personal use.
  • July 21, 2023: Updated specs and pricing.
  • October 21, 2022: Added photos from personal use, updated FAQs, and added pros and cons table.
  • February 16, 2022: Updated review to reflect recent changes made to this treadmill for 2022.
  • July 13, 2021: Added some FAQs to the page.

NordicTrack 1750 FAQs

Can I watch TV on a NordicTrack 1750 treadmill?

The NordicTrack 1750's console is limited use with iFit, Google Maps trails, and stats monitoring.

Where is the best place to buy the NordicTrack Commercial 1750?

Buying your treadmill directly from NordicTrack online is usually the cheapest option.

Can you use the NordicTrack 1750 without iFit?

Yes, you can use the NordicTrack 1750 without iFit.

How much does the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 weigh?

Treadmill weight is approximately 320 lbs. Shipping weight is around 340 lbs.

Is the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill loud?

It is a very quiet treadmill. Your feet hitting the deck is louder than the actual machine.