NordicTrack C 1750 vs. Nordictrack Elite 9500 Pro
While the online stores have leveled up the retailing playing field for some manufacturers, many customers are still making their purchases offline. These variations of products are not making customers’ life any easier. Such as the case of NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro. In a glance, these two product looks similar, but there are differences between them. Let’s compare the two head to head to see which one is the perfect one for you.
Sometimes, releasing more or less similar items with slight differences using different code names is a common practice among consumer products manufacturers. One of the most obvious reasons behind this move is to keep a good relationship with the retailers. Many major retailers want exclusivity; they don’t want to have any competitor selling similar products with better price. Since many manufacturers rely heavily on the retailers to sell their products, many have to play the retailers’ game.
First, let’s list down all the similarities between these two NordicTrack machines.
Both machines can satisfy all types treadmill users, from amateurs who want to have extra exercise at home, pro marathon runners who want to keep their stamina, or even sprinters who need to increase their speed.
With adjustable speed up to 12 MPH, you can set the machine to simulate a brisk walk or an extended short range dash. To add extra difficulties to the table, you can also adjust the running track to have up to 15% incline to imitate the uphill running and up to 3% decline to get the feel of downhill running.
The running tracks are powered with drive motor with 3.8 CHP. There’s also another motor to adjust the level of incline and decline.
While these two treadmills are not exactly small machines, both can be folded. They come with SpaceSaver and EasyLift Assist features to help you store them somewhere unobtrusive around the house.
The two machine come chocked full with workout features that you can be sure to get the best out of your exercise. First, there’s iFit fitness program that will bring you customized exercises that suit your needs. There are also goal-oriented workouts along with the videos that you can regularly follow to maximize the result. There are 40 training programs available.
Everything is complimented by the heart-rate monitoring system that will help you keep track of your health. You can use both the wireless chest strap and the sensor system located in the hand grip to send your heart rate date to the machine to analyze.
There are the hand grips that you can hold on to keep you steady during your running. These grips are equipped with remote/handrail control that you can use to adjust the speed and incline. There are also the dual auto-breeze fans to keep your cool during your exercise.
If you want to reduce the risk of getting leg injuries during the training because of the load your foot received from the constant thumping to the running track, these two machines come with Shock Absorbing Deck. You can customize the FlexSelect cushion to the softness level that you desire. You can also turn off this feature completely to get the feeling of hard pavement on your feet.
These two treadmills come with entertainment features to keep your spirit up during the countless training. You can connect any compatible mp3 player, or your iPod, and have the music played via the high-quality speaker system.
There’s also the internet browser that you can access via the built-in full-color touchscreen tablet. You can use the browser to access the web or to check your emails during the running. Adjust to console to the best viewing position. And for those who prefer to read the actual book, you can use the reading rack to put the book and read without having to hold it, except for the occasional turning the page.
The tablet can also display all the exercise data such as speed, incline, elapsed time, distance, pulse/heart rate, calories burned, workout profile, and track.
All machines from NordicTrack are covered by a very generous lifetime warranty for frame and motor. It means you don’t have to worry about abandoning your machines, ever. However, the parts and electrics are covered with five years warranty, and two years for labor.
Now let’s compare the differences between NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro. The former comes with higher store price than the latter. However, the price gap is justified by the dimension. The 1750 model is bigger at 81 x 36 x 69 inches (L x W x H), while the 9500 model is smaller at 79 x 37 x 71 inches (L x W x H). But both have similar stride area of 1320 sq in, it means that the 9500 model is slightly cramped.
NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro doesn’t have external tablet holder and tablet syncing capability, nor the ability to save workouts like NordicTrack 1750 does (up to 30 workouts).
The 1750 model has the bigger maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds compared to the 9500 model that can only hold up the maximum of 375 pounds.
But other than these minuscule differences, both machines are practically the same.
Which one should you choose?
Looking at the almost non-existent differences, you’ll do fine with either of the machines. Should you decide between the two, the factors that you should consider is the budget, the dimension, and the maximum weight capacity.
If you have a smaller budget, less storage space, smaller built, and you don’t need the extra external tablet holder and tablet syncing capability; you might consider NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro. But if you can find a good deal for NordicTrack Commercial 1750 with small differences or similar pricing, why don’t you go with NordicTrack Commercial 1750? You’ll get more features to go with your exercises.
But whichever machine that you choose, you will be covered by NordicTrack generous warranty that you won’t likely find on other product lines from other manufacturers. This ensures you to have worry-free exercise.
NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro: This treadmill has been discontinued.
Read NordicTrack Commercial 1750 review HERE.
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