Peloton and NordicTrack are established brands when it comes to fitness equipment. The former is known for their bikes while the latter offers a variety of fitness equipment that range from ellipticals to rowers, and more. Today, we’ll be reviewing and comparing their premium treadmill offerings—the Peloton Tread and the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. These two treadmills are feature-packed with smart functions that make your workouts more engaging and effective. If you are in the market for one, which of these treadmills should you choose? Here’s our in-depth comparison to help you decide.
Peloton Tread vs NordicTrack 1750 Comparison Chart
Design and Build Quality
The Peloton Tread is lighter and more compact, but the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 has a foldable design for storage.
The Peloton Tread and the NordicTrack 1750 are both built to be sturdy and stable. The frames are made of steel and composite materials that lend to their durability. They can support users that weigh up to 300lbs. That said, the NordicTrack 1750 is a bit more stable than the Peloton Tread as the latter’s uprights have a bit of wobble. The screen on the Peloton Tread, which is connected to the uprights, also wobble a bit when the machine is used.
When it comes to size and footprint, the Peloton Tread is more compact and it’s also lighter. Its physical dimensions are 68 x 33 x 62 inches and it weighs 290lbs. Meanwhile, the NordicTrack 1750 measures 80 x 38 x 65 inches and it weighs 340lbs. One notable feature of the NordicTrack 1750 is its SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist. This basically means that it’s foldable and it has a hydraulic system that lowers the deck down slowly when you need to use it. In comparison, the Peloton Track is not foldable.
At 20 inches wide and 59 inches long, the Peloton Tread’s running surface provides enough space for most runners. However, it is a bit short and narrow when compared to the NordicTrack 1750’s 22 x 60 inches deck. The difference here is minimal, but it’s worth mentioning.
Both treadmills come with their own fitness app.
These are premium treadmills, as such, they come with a slew of features that can make your workouts more fun and engaging. For starters, they both have touchscreen displays that allow you to immerse yourself with the workout plan you’re following. The Peloton Tread’s display is a notch above the NordicTrack 1750’s screen as it is bigger (23.8″) and has a higher resolution (1080p). The NordicTrack 1750, in comparison, has a 14″ HD display.
The Peloton Tread also has front speakers, Bluetooth, WiFi & ANT+ connectivity, a 3.5mm jack, microphones, an 8MP front camera and a USB-C port. The NordicTrack 1750, on the other hand, has front speakers, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, and an AutoBreeze fan. It doesn’t have the extra ports, camera and mic that you get with the Tread.
Both treadmills come with their own fitness apps that require a subscription and monthly payment. There are plenty of instructors and sessions available on both the Peloton App and iFit app, and there are live and on-demand classes as well. The Peloton App is priced at $39/month, whereas the iFit app is free for the first month, then it’s also $39/month.
The Peloton Tread and NordicTrack 1750 offer similar performance.
The Peloton Tread has a speed range of 0-12.5 MPH and can be inclined to 12.5%. The 3.0 HP motor is responsive and provides more than enough power for extended use. The cushioning on the Peloton Tread is sufficient and acceptable. It absorbs impact quite well to reduce strain on your joints while running, walking or hiking.
The NordicTrack 1750 has a 3.5 HP motor that’s also responsive and powerful enough to give you a smooth running experience. The speed range is 0-12 MPH, while the maximum decline is -3% and maximum incline is 15%. The cushioning on the NordicTrack 1750 can reduce impact by about 30%, and we found it to be more effective than the Peloton Tread’s. The NordicTrack 1750 can give you a better low-impact workout experience than the Tread.
The NordicTrack 1750 offers better bang for your buck than the Peloton Tread.
Both the Peloton Tread and NordicTrack 1750 are excellent treadmills. They are built to last and they come with many useful features. However, if we have to pick which one is better, we have to go with the NordicTrack 1750 as it offers similar performance, and more importantly, it is significantly cheaper, and thus, it provides better value for the money.
It depends on the models being compared, but in our comparison of the Peloton Tread and NordicTrack 1750, we found the latter to be better.
Yes, you can access Netfilx via the browser app on the Peloton Tread.
There are three options: $396/year (Family plan), $39/month (Family) and $180/year (Individual).
No, the tablet that comes with NordicTrack treadmills do not give you access to third-party apps.