NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs. Nordictrack Commercial 2450 Comparison
Running is one of the easiest methods of exercising that we could do to stay fit. Some of us used to run regularly but have stopped the routines due to some changes in our lives. If you are one of those former runners who want to re-pick up the habit but can’t fit the outdoor run schedule into your busy life, the second best thing is to use a treadmill.
The problem is in choosing the perfect treadmill that can fit your needs. There are literary tons of brands and models out there to choose from. Treadmills are not cheap, and most people wouldn’t take the purchase lightly. Trying them one by one is not the easiest way to do it, you would fare better if you do your researches and make the comparison. But you don’t have to worry because we have taken the pain of researching from your hands and made our comparison.
During our research, two names keep popping up as the best of the best. They are NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and NordicTrack Commercial 2450. Let’s compare them side by side and see which one is better.
Since both the 1750 and 2450 models come from the same manufacturer, they share similar traits. Both treadmills have also been updated with the latest 2016 version with several upgraded features. But there are also few differences that you should put into your consideration before making your decision.
Because nobody likes looking like a hamster running in place, so if you are going to do it, you have to do it in style. A big full-color touchscreen will keep you entertained while you do your daily miles. You can use it to catch up on your favorite TV shows or boost your spirit while pretending that you are competing with other runners in the recording of Boston Marathon.
NordicTrack Commercial 2450 comes with a whopping 10-inch full-color touchscreen display, while its younger siblings the Commercial 1750 has a smaller 7-inch display with more or less similar specifications. Both are equipped with Android browser.
The Incline and Decline
If you are the kind of person who loves challenge, then you will like the incline/decline feature in the treadmill. The feature is to resemble uphill and downhill running, and it will add a new dimension to the usual zero degrees running. Both the 2450 and 1750 model have similar incline/decline feature. You can tilt the running platform up to 15 percent incline and 3 percent decline by pressing the side button using One Touch control.
The figures might not seem much, but most casual runners would need to slow down the pace. Keeping up with the speed is harder at angled surface.
The Fan System
One of the best way to regulate your body temperature during treadmill running is to use fans. While most fans system at your friendly neighborhood gym’s treadmills is lame, the fan system at both of these machines is way better than those hurricane simulators you find on ordinary treadmills.
Both machines use Autobreeze Workout Fans technology. The 2450 model is equipped with three fans while the 1750 model comes with dual fan system. The engineers at NordicTrack calibrate the fan system to perfection so that the users will have the best experience. The fan speed will not blow you away from the treadmill, and the angle is also adjusted to hit the best spot.
The iFit, the Internet, and the Workouts
To keep up with the latest technology, both treadmills come with support for iFit with all of its the bells and whistles. If you connect your treadmills to the internet, you can have a blast exploring everything that iFit has to offer. For example, you can have a virtual run through one of the thousands of available routes around the world. Select a location and the video mode will display the scenery of the place using Google Street view. The machine will also display the virtual route of the path on the lower screen.
The overachievers can use iFit to connect to their peers or other people who use iFit-supported treadmills and race against each other.
Both machines also come with built-in workouts programs. The difference is that the 2450 model provides users with 40 programs while the 1750 model has a slightly less number of 38. Designed by certified personal trainers, these exercises help you work on speed training, interval training, calorie burn and heart rate goals.
And as with everything that connected to the internet, the display gives you virtually unlimited usages. You can use the internet-connected touch-screen display to browse the web, check emails, or – god forbid – finish your office work. All of these while completing your daily running goals.
Nobody’s perfect. And that goes for treadmills too. If there’s one thing that is wrong with both the 1750 and 2450 models, it’s the dimension. Moving them around is a pain. Literally. The best way is to decide where you want to put the treadmill before you assemble it, move the item to the location in parts, build it, and let it stay there.
But if you need to move the already assembled treadmill, you’d better off paying the extra fee to hire someone to move the huge and heavy machine. Especially if you are dealing with stairs. At 76″ L X 38.5″ W X 73” H and over 300 lbs each, these two treadmills are not something that you want to take lightly. You don’t want to get hurt before starting your training, do you?
Luckily, both machine comes with the Space Saver design and can be folded for easier storage, even though the weight isn’t going to decrease in the folded form.
The two machines have similar features regarding the running area. Both have the same generous size of 22″ x 60” and the maximum speed of 12 mph. This speed can cater the need of almost all the home-based runners to do a light walk to a fast sprint. The deck is powered by 2.5” rollers and powerful motor. The 2450 model comes with 4,0 HP motor while 1750 model has a slightly less powerful 3.8 HP motor.
Both treadbelts have the maximum load capacity up to 300 lb; you can use it without worrying that it would break from constant thumping of your body weight. The belts also come with Flex Cushioning technology that can “soften” the suface by absorbing the impact of your running to protect your joints. When the feature is activated, it will reduce the physical shock of the exercise up to 30 percent. You can adjust the level of absorbtion to create different feel of your running track to be as soft as the grassy yard or as hard as concrete or asphalt pavement.
The speed and cushioning control can be accessed using the one-touch control.
And if the already full-featured running area is not enough, there’s also the WhisperQuiet technology that built-in to the deck. This technology will absorb the sound from your steps to create less noisy exercise. That’s why both treadmills are perfect for home usage.
Health and Workout Monitor
Even the best of workout machines out there would only be half useful or less without the health data. That’s why good quality treadmills always come with some system to monitor their users’ vitals related to the workout. NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and 1750 address the health data collection using their wireless chest-strap heart monitor. The strap will send continuous readings to the display to help you stay in the optimal training zone without interfering with your running.
To acquire more accurate data, or if you prefer not to use the chest strap monitor, you could use the additional sensors on the handlebars. These data can be used with the interactive heart rate control workouts that built into the machine.
Other than the internet-connected Android-powered full-color touchscreen monitor, there is also the wide range of entertainment features offered by both machines. For all the music lovers out there who want to run to their favourite tunes, both NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and 1750 support external digital music players such as iPod and other portable MP3 players. Add the high-quality stereo speakers to the mix and you will find yourself in the music-filled running heaven.
You are not limited to the built-in display as both treadmills have additional tablet computer holder. If you don’t want to constantly switch between your health data, workout statistics, maps, street views, and other things that you want to display, you can add another tablet for an extra screen.
All treadmills from NordicTrack are covered by very generous warranties. NordicTrack Commercial 2450 and 1750 are also the same. The sale price of both machines includes a lifetime guarantee on the motor and the frame, five years on parts and electronics, and two years of service.
You are also protected by the additional 30-day money-back guarantee. But please note that to claim this guarantee, you’ll need to disassemble the unit and pay for the return shipping.
And Our Verdic Is
An old saying goes “we make decision with our emotion and rationalize with our logic.” While all the technical aspects matter, the real features that determine our buying decision is the ones that makes us fell good doing the exercise. The two machines that we compare here pass with the flying colors on both logic and emotion ends.
And as far as the similarities goes, NordicTrack Commercial 2450 is practically similar to the popular NordicTrack Commercial 1750. The slight differences are in the touchscreen size, motor power, the number of built-in workout programs, and the price range.
If you need larger screen and more power, you can opt for the 2450 model. But if you can live with smaller monitor and other minor differences, you can save few hundred bucks by going with the 1750 model. But either way, you are getting an excellent deal with these machines.
Read full review about NordicTrack Commercial 1750 HERE.
Read full review about NordicTrack Commercial 2450 HERE.
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