Nordictrack Desk Treadmill Treadmill Review

Work out while you work it. In just a couple of seconds, transform your workspace into a treadmill. The fully assembled NordicTrack Desk Treadmill can literally give you all that once you take it out of its box.

Everything is just within a touch of one button. Adjust the desk to your height preference and control all the other settings right from your trusty tablet.

Mount your tablet on the integrated tablet holder. Not only control can you your unit from your tablet, sync everything because it’s iFit-enabled. Explore various routes on Google Maps and access an unlimited library of workouts.

It is a desk and treadmill and one but when folded vertically, it only measures 12 inches. It owns a cushioned deck and is equipped with a 1.9″ precision machined and balanced non-flex rear roller that’s powered by a 3.0 CHP Mach Z Commercial Plus motor.

Other features of the NordicTrack Desk Treadmill includes a 7” backlit display, quick incline and decline features, a workout fan, and a lot more. Of course, you can expect the standard NordicTrack warranty with the unit.


Review Price

We’re reviewing the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill based on a sale price of $1749.

Price Comparison of the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill and the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill

The Nordictrack Desk Treadmill currently sells at $1999. On the other hand, the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill has a whopping $1749 price tag right now.

Comparison of the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill and the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill

Coming from different brands, both models were specifically designed to double up as a treadmill and a workstation.

The main similarity between these two models is their motor capacity of 3.0HP, which is considered average for models priced between $1500 and $2000. However, there are quite a number of differences between these two treadmills. Looking at the running area, the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk treadmill has the wider and longer belt measurement of 22″ x 60″ while the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill has a 20″ x 55″ treadbelt size.  However, we’d like to emphasize, that in this case bigger may not be better because we should also consider the power of the motor to drive the belt. In our experience a 3.0HP motor capacity would be sufficient to power a 20″ x 60″ belt. Additional belt size may cause undue stress on the motor causing it to be overworked.

To continue with our comparison, we find the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill taking the lead when it comes to maximum speed and number of built-in workout apps. With regards to bells and whistles, this model also has a cooling fan and built-in handle controls which the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill does not have. Furthermore, if you’re a serious runner, you’d be glad to know that the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill also has a decline function.

However, if you’re more into aesthetics, the design of the Nordictrack Desk Treadmill will surely impress you. The surface has a mahogany wood laminate finish making it look more attractive.  It even allows you to use the treadmill as a desk top even when the unit is folded.

Given all these information, it’s clear to see that the less expensive Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill takes the win when comparing both the basic and notable features of both models.  Not unless you’re after the design, we’re pretty sure it’s a no-brainer that you’d go for the Proform Thinline Pro-Desk Treadmill.

What Makes The Nordictrack Desk Treadmill Worth Buying?

This model’s integrated work desk is its unique selling point.  If you’re a person who wishes to combine work and exercise then this model is worth considering. It has a clever design that lets the console display fold over from the upright position to the horizontal position. The back of the console then becomes a sturdy desk area that can support a laptop, a writing pad, or your paper works.

– This unit also has a patented, revolutionary design that allows the treadmill deck to fold vertically to help you save space. This is ideal for homes with limited space.

– Basic features include a 3.0HP motor capacity, 10mph maximum speed and 10% incline level

What Makes The Nordictrack Desk Treadmill NOT Worth Buying?

The 55-inch belt length may be a bit short for a runner’s stride.

-The Nordictrack Desk Treadmill claims to accommodate a 350-pound maximum user weight capacity. Based on our experience, there should be no more than a 100-pound difference between the weight of the machine and the user.  Otherwise, the treadmill might wobble and may not feel solid during workouts. It would have helped if Nordictrack provided information regarding the model’s weight.

– Although you can alter this treadmill’s speed and incline levels, it does not have any built-in workout apps, so you’re on your own when it comes to your daily exercise routines.

– The model is iFit compatible but you still need to buy the wireless model separately. That’s an additional investment for you.