Freemotion 750 InteractiveNordictrack Commercial 1750 Interactive

Our treadmills today are the Freemotion 750 Interactive and the Nordictrack Commercial 1750.

Hello everybody. I’m back with a lot to share. It’s been a few days since the last post here. Since then Nordictrack has come out with a few new models. I’m not going to include them in this best buy tournament, but they’re worth checking out. I’ll be writing reviews for them soon.

As for these 2 treadmills, they are some of the best treadmills you’ll find in this middle price range. The Freemotion is a bit cheaper at $1,299 than the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 at $1,499. So we’ll try to cut a little slack for the Freemotion.

The Freemotion 750 Interactive has beat all of the other freemotions mainly because of it’s low price, and impressive specs (I suppose that’s the only reason any treadmill trumps another). The motor is a satisfying 3.25 CHP engine with power and strength enough to power almost any size runner at the full 12MPH, or at the low .5 MPH without sounding like it’s going to explode. The weight capacity is an impressive 350 lbs which gives this treadmill a strong and solid feel, as well as an almost unbreakable deck. The cushioning on the deck is Freemotion’s Surface Response Suspension. It’s a comfortable cushioning system. These are basically the cookie-cutter specs that you’ll see on most average to high quality treadmills. The incline is 15%, and the speed reaches 12MPH.

The Nordictrack Commercial 1750 has almost the exact same main specs. A more powerful 3.5 CHP motor, a strong 350 lb weight limit, a 20″ x 60″ 2 ply belt, 15% incline, 12MPH speed, etc. The same cookie-cutter specs as the Freemotion. If you’re spending over $1500 these should be a standard and a minimum. Since both of these treadmills are under that, you can feel good that you’re getting a good deal. The quadflex cushioning is 4 springs on both sides of the deck that act like shocks to give the deck a bit of give when you land. It’s a bit different method than the Freemotion uses, but feels a bit better to most users.

The features of the Nordictrack are a little better. The Nordictrack has a snazzy full color touch screen display and has Ifit Live built in. The Freemotion has a backlit display with Ifit Compatibility which means you have to get it separately. Both are fold up with the easy lift assist feature, both have plenty of built workouts to play on. The Nordictrack has a fan that the Freemotion doesn’t.

Here’s a little comparison table:

Freemotion 750 Interactive

  • 3.25 CHP motor
  • 350 lb weight capacity
  • 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • -3% decline to 15% incline
  • 12MPH
  • SRS Surface response suspension
  • Foldup w/Easy lift assist
  • 8″ backlit display
  • Ifit Live
  • 24 built in workouts
  • Ipod/Mp3 port w/ speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and motor
  • 5 year parts, 2 year labor
Nordictrack Commercial 1750

  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • 350 lb weight capacity
  • 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • -3% decline to 15% incline
  • 12MPH
  • Quadflex Cushioning
  • Foldup w/Easy lift assist
  • 7″ Full color Touch screen
  • Ifit Live – Built in
  • 30 built in workouts
  • Ipod/Mp3 port w/ speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and motor
  • 5 year parts, 2 year labor

Because these two treadmills are so similar, I’m going to have to give it up to the Freemotion 750 interactive for being $200 cheaper. If the touch screen, and extra .25 HP in the motor are worth that extra $200, then go for it, but the Freemotion 750 interactive is a better overall value for the price. Congratulations Freemotion, you win!

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