What To Know Before You Buy!
The Nordictrack Commercial 2950 treadmill is the luxury model in the Commercial series – it’s basically the “Ultimate” treadmill for runners.
You get a very healthy 4.25 HP motor, extra long running belt, incline and decline, adjustable cushioning and the largest, full-color web browser that Nordictrack makes.
One of the main things that sets it apart from other Nordictrack Commercial models is the power vertically adjustable console. So you can easily find the right fit for your height.
So is the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 a good buy for your home? Here’s what you need to know:
Price: $2299 + Free Shipping
Motor: 4.25 HP
Incline: 15% and 3% Decline
Belt: 22 x 60″
Footprint: 76″ L x 38.5″ W
Weight Capacity: 400 lbs
Warranty: Lifetime Frame, Motor & Deck Warranty, 5-Year Parts & Electronics Warranty, 2-Year Labor Warranty
Nordictrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill Review – The Benefits:
Strong 4.25 HP Motor
This is one of the largest motors that Nordictrack makes. It easily powers the extra long, extra wide belt with ease.
(If you have too much belt and not enough motor power, you can quickly burn out your motor).
It’s also what you want if you’re planning on longer, heavier workouts on your treadmill.
Extra-Large Web Browser To Surf the Net
The console comes with a large 10 inch, touch screen web browser. You can see your workout stats in full color or go online to surf the net, read emails or watch Youtube videos.
You can also connect to iFit LIVE through the console and watch real world landmarks pass you by or run famous trails all over the world.
At a full 10 inches across, this is the largest web browser Nordictrack makes and it’s easier to read than the 7 inch browser on the 1750 treadmill model.
Tablet Above the Console
Nordictrack has put an adjustable bracket above the console for your tablet. You can easily adjust your tablet to your preferred angle for easier viewing. And because it doesn’t cover the console you can also use the web browser console while watching shows on your tablet.
Vertically Adjustable Console
This is another feature that the other Commercial models do not have. You can easily adjust the console up or down to suit your height. It’s power-adjustable which means you just press a button to adjust the console, no heavy lifting. This is great especially for keeping the tablet at eye level.
The Commercial 2950 treadmill also comes with iFit LIVE built-in. iFit is an online service where you can connect your treadmill to the internet and download countless new workout programs.
You can also run trails all over the world using Googlemaps. There are famous world trails you can run that are already mapped out for you – or you can map out your own using the Googlemaps feature.
As you run the trail, you see actual landmarks pass you by in the console screen.
Another way to customize your workout is the adjustable cushioning deck. Choose a firm surface for a more road-like feel or a softer surface for higher cushioning protection.
Incline and Decline
The Nordictrack Commercial 2950 treadmill gives you up to 15% incline and even 3% decline for extra crosstraining options. The incline/decline works with the built-in workouts (and iFit workouts) to automatically change the terrain as you run or walk.
You can also change the incline/decline manually with the one-touch buttons on the console.
Extra Accessories Tray Below the Console
Store your water bottle, keys or remote control on the accessories tray between the deck posts.
The extra tray also carries a second fan (along with 2 fans on the main console) to give you double cooling power. So you can stay cool and comfortable as you workout.
Free Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
A lot of people prefer the wireless heart rate monitor because it’s more accurate (and easier to use since you don’t have to keep holding on to the hand sensors).
The Nordictrack 2950 Commercial treadmill comes with a free wireless heart rate monitor included.
iFit LIVE Subscription Extra
While you don’t need to have iFit LIVE to use this treadmill (or the web browser), if you want to try the iFit program out, you’ll need an online subscription (around $99 a year).
The older models used to have a TV attached above the console. Some people don’t like that they removed it. However the tablet holder does open up your options (as a lot of people now prefer to watch Netflix, YouTube, etc. on their tablets instead of TV).
Also, Nordictrack has actually dropped the price on this treadmill from older models to reflect this change.
If you’re looking for the ultimate runners treadmill, you’ll definitely want to consider the Nordictrack 2950. It’s built to take a beating and last for years (with an extra-long warranty to protect your investment).
Plus you’ll never get bored with all of the options on this treadmill. Watch HD workout videos or explore the world with iFit. Binge-watch Netflix on your tablet while walking.
Or just surf the net on the extra-large console browser as you walk. While it may be a bit over the top for occasional walkers, most runners or regular exercisers will love it.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new 2016 Commercial 2950 treadmill model right now direct from the Manufacturer. You can also get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.