NordicTrack C900 Review & Ratings

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The Nordictrack C900 first appeared in early November 2010 and was updated in 2011. This new 2011 model comes with your normal standard features but with some serious upgrades for the price. At this price range you never see something like a 3.0 HP motor, up to a 15% incline or a running surface as long as 60 inches. As with every new NordicTrack model it is ifit compatible so you can get a serious and fun workout. It has a great cushioning system, space saver design and hand grip heart rate monitor. These features and this price rarely meet, which is why the NordicTrack C900 is one of our top best buys. Lots of features for such a low price. Doesn't get much better than this. You simply don't see these kinds of upgrades in many treadmills at less than $1,000. This is why the C900 earns Best Buy in its price category.

The quadflex cushioning is one of Nordictrack's specialties. That and the reflex cushioning are what they use on nearly all of their treadmills. They continue to receive praise on it from happy satisfied customers all over the world for such a great innovation. When we speak of extra features, one of the things we're talking about is the ifit live compatibility, the 20 built in workouts, the music port and speakers, the large backlit screen, and other cool extras that make your overall experience more enjoyable. Sometimes these features are minimalized by reviewers of higher-end treadmills, to excuse the expensive treadmills for not having these, but anyone who has actually owned a treadmill with these features knows how much of a difference they can make. If you want a low priced treadmill with a great warranty, strong design, and lots of features, this is likely the best you'll find. 


The C900 is not the same as the C900 Pro. The only real difference between the two is that the C900 Pro generally costs a little more and comes with 12 more workout apps and the Wireless Chest Pulse heart rate monitor. Whereas the Wireless Chest Pulse gives a more accurate heart rate and the 12 more workout apps might give you more options to choose from, it may or may not be worth while depending on what sale is going on. Right now the C900 Pro costs about $100 more than the regular C900 and is a matter of preference to which pick is the best value.


The C900 and the C900 Pro are both very reliable and great workout machines to use. They are fairly priced and can offer you a lot of cool features that are not typical of other treadmills.

Price: $949.00
Walking Area: 9.25
Power: 8.50
Cushioning: 8.75
Reliability: 9.25
Noise Level: 8.25
Quality: 9.00
Value: 9.00
Warranty: 8.75
Overall Rating: 8.84

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Product Features

NordicTrack C900

Motor: 3.0 CHP
Treadbelt: 20" x 60"
Speed: 12MPH
Incline: 15%
Cushioning: Quadflex
Display: 7" Backlit display with Race Track
Heart Rate Monitor:CardioGrip Heart Rate monitor
Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
Folding: Yes
Ipod/Mp3 Connect: Yes
Speakers: Intermix Acoustics 3.0
Warranty: Lifetime Frame and Motor, 3 year parts, 1 year labor