The contestants today are the Nordictrack A2750 Pro and the Livestrong 8.0T. Two lightweight, but very popular and high selling treadmills on the market today.

Both of these treadmills are currently going for $799, so we’re on a level playing ground today. Let the battle begin! We’ll start with the engine. The Nordictrack engine is slightly larger and more powerful than the Livestrong. The .25 difference isn’t much, but makes for a better, stronger engine. The Nordictrack has a 2.75 CHP motor while the livestrong has a 2.5 CHP. The Nordictrack, however, makes a bit more noise than the Livestrong which is its only downside.

The winner of overall look and feel would have to go to Livestrong in my expert opinion. Livestrong is very meticulous about the way their treadmills look, they spare no pains in making them look like a piece of art. They are both low-cost and light weight, and therefore neither of them feel extremely sturdy. They’re both held together with nuts and bolts, and made of low-cost materials. They don’t feel rickety, they just don’t have that grounded, solid feeling that higher end treadmills have. The weight capacity of the Nordictrack is 350 lbs, and the Livestrong is 325 lbs. They both have a similar cushioning system, but the Nordictrack’s system reflex deck feels better in my opinion.

In performance and functionality, the Nordictrack wins. Both treadmills go up to 12MPH, and reach up to 12% incline. The treadbelt on the Livestrong is 20″ x 55″, 5 inches shorter than Nordictrack’s full 20″ x 60″ treadbelt. The Ifit compatibility is much better from my experience than the Livestrong’s LIVETRACK fitness Journal system. The Nordictrack is IFIT compatible, which allows you to track your progress on Ifit.com, which lets you create trails of your own, race against others, download new workouts, and much more cool stuff. It also uses a wireless connection to the internet, which is much easier than using Livestrong’s tedious USB drive.

The Nordictrack A2750 Pro has 22 built-in workouts, compared to the Livestrong’s 9. They both fold up just as easily. The Screen on the Livestrong is pretty small and old-school. The Nordictrack’s display screen is bigger, and it is a touch screen. Both consoles have an Ipod/MP3 dock with built-in speakers which work great. The Livestrong has a workout fan, that the Nordictrack does not have.

Here’s all the specs side by side.
Weaker specs are shaded out.

Nordictrack A2750 Pro

  • 2.75 CHP Durx Motor
  • 20″ x 60″ treadbelt
  • 350 lbs weight capacity
  • 12MPH
  • 12% Incline
  • Fold Up With Easy Lift Assist
  • Comfort Shox Cushioning
  • Heart Rate monitor – Dual Grip
  • Ifit Live Compatible
  • 22 built-in workouts
  • Ipod/MP3 player with Speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty,
  • 3 year parts, 1 year labor
Livestrong 8.0 T

  • 2.5 CHP motor
  • 20″ x 55″ treadbelt
  • 325 lbs weight capacity
  • 12MPH
  • 12% Incline
  • Fold Up With Easy Lift Assist
  • MaxComfort Adjustable Cushioning
  • Heart Rate monitor – Dual Grip
  • LIVETRACK Fitness Journal
  • 9 built-in workouts
  • Ipod/MP3 player with Speakers
  • Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty,
  • 2 year parts, 1 year labor

The Warranty on the Nordictrack comes out a little better than the Livestrong, as well as the overall quality, strength, and features. It’s a close game on a lot of aspects, but the Nordictrack wins by inches on too many points. The Nordictrack A 2750 Pro is the winner.

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