NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Review

The Commercial 2950 is the fancy BMW of all treadmills. If you want the newest and greatest treadmill, this is the perfect option for you. It comes equipped with a built in 15″ HD television that is secured in place, an HD color touchscreen that lets you read stats, browse the web, check emails, etc., 40 preset workout apps, and iFit Live built into the console. The 2950 also has a maximum decline of -3% and a maximum incline of 15%, which allows you to tone and work different muscle groups in the legs.

The best thing about this treadmill is the extremely large running belt of 22″ x 60″ that has Runner’s Flex cushioning that can easily be adjusted to an on or off setting, depending on if you want to replicate street training or not. Overall, this is a pretty solid buy, especially at the sale price it is currently at. Certainly it is one of the most advanced we have been able to review.

This treadmill might be a bit over-the-top for beginner users, but at the same time this treadmill is a lifetime investment, and you can count on its livability and at the least, feel safe about the excellent warranty. Overall, this machine will get the job done and offer even more to satisfy the user. This is one impressive machine and there should not be any disappointments.

Features 9/10

This is one of the greatest treadmills on the market. There is honestly nothing negative to say about the NordicTrack Commercial 2950, other than it is big and bulky, so you should find a place in your home for it and then never move it. Let’s take a look at the features that made this behemoth worth the space.

Motor Size – The motor is a powerful one, at 4.2 CHP. The added strength plus the 2.5” roller and internal cooling system make it a quieter machine in spite of the horsepower, and reduce friction that can cause a loud whine to develop.

Max Speed – The speed is moderate on this model, at only 12 MPH at the max, rather than the 15 MPH of other brands.

Incline/Decline – This is a treadmill rather than an incline trainer, so the decline and incline are pretty average. You can decline up to 3%, or incline up to 15%, which can make a huge difference in the results of your workout.

Running Surface – NordicTrack is becoming well known for their large belt size, and the Commercial 2950 is no exception at a remarkable 22″ X 60″.

Footprint (Folded) – This model has their patented Spacesaver Design, which allows you to fold and store it.

Footprint (In Use) – This machine has an admittedly large footprint, at 72.25″ L X 34″ W X 72″ H.

Weight Capacity – This machine has less of a weight capacity than many commercial treadmills at only 300 lbs.

Cushioning – Want to reduce the impact on your joints when you use this machine? Maybe simulate the conditions of running on a road? Either are possible, with customizable cushioning with the turn of a dial.

As you can see, this has a long list of features that make it a high end commercial treadmill. In spite of that, the price (currently half off) is much less than you would expect to pay for such a machine. The customization alone is worth much more, as it allows all users to make it the perfect workout solution for their goals and needs.

Tech Specs 9/10

Display – The Commercial 2950 comes with a beautiful 10” touchscreen display, featuring full web browsing capability and an Android based operating system.

Pre-Installed Workout Programs – Choose from dozens of pre made workout programs that will continue to challenge you long after you begin to see results.

Apps – Check out 40 workout apps, all designed by professional personal trainers. Search by calories burned, target goals, length, and more.

Bluetooth – Bluetooth powered iFit gives you even more content and features to choose from.

Heart Rate Monitoring – Use handlebar sensors to quickly grab and read your heart rate, then automatically adjust your speed and incline to keep you within your target zone.

Individualized Settings – There is no specific amount of users. However, you can change the height of the dashboard to match each user’s specific needs.

Other Tech Features

  • Wireless chest strap for a more accurate heart rate reading
  • iPod compatibility, complete with speakers and headphone port
  • Tablet holder, adjustable to match screen size or holding direction
  • OneTouch quick selection

Like the features list, the tech specs on the Commercial 2950 are fantastic. You can fully personalize your experience right down to changing the height of the dashboard. Use two different methods of monitoring heart rate and target zone. Stream media, and enjoy the web as your workout. It has so many possibilities, it is mind boggling.

Build Quality 8/10

Warranty – Like all NordicTrack machines, you get a lifetime warranty on deck, motor and frame. They also provide you with a 5 year parts warranty, and a 2 years labor warranty. For a commercial machine a little longer would have been nice, but it isn’t bad.

Parts and Service – Because it is a popular brand, finding replacement parts and service techs for this machine will be easy.

Customer Support – Customer support is available all day, every day, either online or by phone.

Return Policy – You can return your machine for a full refund within 30 days, no questions asked.

Manufacturing Location – Logan, Utah, USA

The build quality of this treadmill is adequate, with the frame and deck being sturdy. Parts are easy to find, and the warranties are solid.

Our Bottom Line Review of The NordicTrack Commercial 2950

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is one of the best treadmills we have been able to review. While better incline training might have been nice, it makes up for it with a multitude of other benefits, including:

  • High tech monitoring systems
  • Android and Bluetooth capability
  • Adjustable dashboard height
  • A powerful motor and customized cushioning

This is a great machine, and easy to use. It has a large list of features and benefits, right down to folding up for better storage. Anyone who wants a reliable fitness investment should look no further than the NordicTrack Commercial 2950.

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