Updated for 2016, the NordicTrack C700 featured in this review is an affordably-priced treadmill that still offers some cool features and specs. Currently on sale from NordicTrack at only $799, the C700 is a less expensive investment than many good-quality treadmills and can still help you achieve your fitness goals. This treadmill boasts some bells and whistles that you'd think would only be found on more expensive machines, yet the manufacturer has still managed to keep its price pretty attractive.
For the home user who wants to be fit -- without spending a ton of money -- we think the C700 is a solid choice.
The C700 offers most of the features basic users will need to get fit. For example, it comes with a 20” x 55” treadbelt, which is fairly standard. At 2.75 CHP, the motor isn't ultra powerful, but should be big enough for the beginner or typical home user. Though the C700 is one of NordicTrack's most basic treadmill models, it still comes with iFit compatibility, 20 pre-loaded workout apps, and space-saving design -- features any fitness-minded person can appreciate.
Motor Size - The C700's 2.75 CHP motor is a little smaller than higher-end treadmills, but sufficient for most home users.
Max Speed - With a maximum speed of 10mph, you might not burn a lot of rubber on the C700. But if you're looking to get in shape by walking and moderate jogging, it should suit you just fine. You can still adjust your speed and other options with one touch of a button.
Incline/Decline - There is no decline setting on the C700, but you can adjust your incline from 0 to 10 percent with a single touch, helping you burn more calories and target different muscle groups. Adjust it at any time during your workout.
Running Surface - At 20” x 55”, the walking belt on the C700 isn't the most roomy around, but it should be enough to make most people feel comfortable during even a strenuous workout. If you're very tall, make sure you give this treadmill a good test before buying, to make sure it's a good fit.
Space-Saving Technology - The C700 folds for convenient, compact storage, making it easier for most people to store anywhere. It also features NordicTrack's EasyLift technology to help with the weight when folding.
Footprint - While use, this treadmill measures 73" x 36" x 67.5". Pretty average size for a treadmill, if not a little smaller than average.
Weight Capacity - With a user weight limit of 300 pounds, the C700 is pretty standard when it comes to this capacity, making most users feel safe and comfortable while walking or jogging.
Cushioning - With FlexSelect, this treadmill allows you to choose from a shock-reducing cushioned walking surface or a harder, firmer one. Adjust it any time you like during your workout.
While the C700 isn't the fanciest or most powerful treadmill on the market, it should treat budget-minded users to a quality machine. It offers a great list of included features without a hefty price tag, and its 10mph speed limit and moderately-sized running surface should suit most people looking to get in shape or stay fit.
Tech Specs 8/10
Display - The C700 features a very bright and attractive multi-window LED display. This display shows all your important stats at a glance during your workout.
Workout Programs - 20 different workout programs are built right in, so you can select one based upon your goals and fitness level. 20 programs mean a decent variety of workouts to suit your mood.
Apps - The C700 makes use of iFit's automated stats tracking, Google Maps™ routes, and more. You can enjoy a different workout every time if you like!
Bluetooth - iFit Bluetooth enabled. Subscription to iFit required to use this feature.
Heart Rate Monitoring - Dual CardioGrip sensors are built into the hand-holds for accurate readings anytime during your workout.
Individualized Settings - Multiple user settings are not available on the C700.
Other Tech Features
Auto-Breeze workout fan keeps you cool, adjusting automatically or manually.
iPod-compatible sound system with 2” speakers built in, so you can ditch your earbuds.
Integrated tablet holder keeps your device secure for web browsing and more, without interrupting your workout.
One-touch adjustments to speed and incline.
Based on our review, the technical specs of the C700 aren't the most advanced around, but they're pretty solid, especially for such an affordable treadmill. It has the workout tools you'll need, such as heart-rate monitoring, one-touch adjustable incline, and 20 built-in workout programs. But just because you're working out doesn't mean you have to suffer through it! With this in mind, the C700 also comes with some fun entertainment features like iFit, iPod compatibility, and a tablet holder to help the time fly by while you get in shape.
Build Quality 9/10
Warranty - NordicTrack offers a generous warranty on all their machines, including a lifetime guarantee on the frame and 25-years on the motor.
Parts and Service - This treadmill come with 1-year coverage for parts and labor.
Customer Support - NordicTrack consultants are there to help users via phone and email anytime they have questions about their treadmill and how it can help them get fit.
Return Policy - NordicTrack offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on every purchase. That's great peace of mind!
Manufacturing Location - NordicTrack's treadmills are manufactured in Logan, Utah by ICON Health and Fitness. ICON also has operations in Asia, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and Brazil.
The NordicTrack C700 seems to carry high quality at a very reasonable price. With NordicTrack's no-interest financing for 18 months on orders over $1,000 (on credit approval), it's an easy investment to make. Plus, your treadmill can be delivered to your home for free.
Our Bottom Line Review of the NordicTrack C 700
Overall, this review finds the C700 to be a great place to start for most users. If you want to lose weight and improve your cardiovascular health without getting bored during your workouts, the C700 can definitely help you. If you want the $799 sale price, you'll want to order soon. Keep in mind that your new treadmill can be delivered to your home for no additional charge.