NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum Review

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum represents an upgrade over the original Treadmill Desk. It features a more powerful, 3.0 continuous horsepower motor, higher speed capacity at 8mph, adjustable incline, and more. The sale price is $2,499.00.

In our review, we found that the Treadmill Desk Platinum takes staying active while you work to a whole new level. You can charge your devices via built-in USB charging, and view your progress on the 3-window LCD display that’s unobtrusively built right into the oversized work surface. When it comes to performance, comfort, and staying active while you’re at work, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum goes above and beyond.


Features 8/10

The Treadmill Desk Platinum offers some features that go above and beyond other treadmill desks. It has a 3.0 CHP motor, allowing speeds up to 8mph. And if you’re hip to taking on more of a challenge, you can incline the deck up to 10%. You also get a large work surface, designed to keep your work steady while you challenge your body.​

Motor Size – The Treadmill Desk Platinum offers users a 3.0 CHP motor. Feel like blowing off some steam with a run after that meeting? This motor is ready to oblige you.

Max Speed – The maximum speed on this machine is 8mph. It adjusts with a single touch, and allows you to fit a great workout into any part of your day. Take a stroll, jog, or run – it’s totally up to you and completely within reach.

Incline/Decline – Want to climb a hill while you climb the corporate ladder? You can do it on the Treadmill Desk Platinum. It offers up to 10% incline that you can adjust any time.

Running Surface – The tread belt on this machine measures 18 x 60 inches. The slightly narrower width helps save space, but still provides plenty of room while you exercise. It’s also designed for noise reduction.

Space-Saving Technology – You can fold the Treadmill Desk Platinum to save floor space. When folded, you can use the desk either sitting or standing.

Footprint – The Treadmill Desk Platinum has a footprint of 77.0″ L x 40.5″ W x 48.7″ H while folded out and in use. It’s definitely enough for exercise, but not so big that it’s intrusive.

Weight Capacity – With a limit of 350 pounds, the Treadmill Desk Platinum offers higher user weight capacity than the original Treadmill Desk.

Cushioning – This machine comes with built-in cushioning to make your workout more comfortable and easier on your joints.

Oversized Work Surface – The desk portion of the Treadmill Desk Platinum is 40 inches by 18 inches, and offers great stability even while the treadmill is in use.

The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum offers great functionality for both working and working out. The extra power in the motor, adjustable incline, and space-saving design mean you get plenty of practicality packed into your active day.


Tech Specs 8/10

Display – Instead of just one window, the Treadmill Desk Platinum offers a three-window LCD display. It’s integrated right into the desktop, and shows your calorie burn, speed, heart rate, distance and more. No need to interrupt your work to see your progress.

Workout Programs – While there are no pre-loaded workout programs, this machine is iFit enabled for workout variety and motivation.

Apps – iFit with Smart Bluetooth allows you to enhance your workouts with Google Maps, custom training programs, stats tracking and more.

Bluetooth – This machine is Smart Bluetooth enabled, helping users make maximum use of iFit.

Heart Rate Monitoring – Stay in the zone or keep yourself from working too hard with dual grip sensors that give you an accurate measurement in seconds.

Individualized Settings – Individual user settings are not available on the Treadmill Desk Platinum. But you probably wouldn’t want to share anyway.

Other Tech Features

  • USB charging – This machine has a built-in charging station to keep your devices going.
  • Incline and speed control – Adjust each of these settings at the touch of a button.

Though the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum is isn’t meant to be an all-out fitness machine, it can definitely help you meet your goals. The top speed of 8 mph and 3.0 CHP motor ensure you have plenty of power to support your active pursuits – even while the large work surface and convenient controls help you stay on track at work.


Build Quality 9/10

Warranty – This machine comes with NordicTrack’s lifetime warranty on both the frame and the motor.

Parts and Service – In addition to the above warranty, you receive 2 years parts and 1 year labor coverage.

Customer Support – NordicTrack is known for solid customer support. Specialists are available to help with your questions both over the phone and online at NordicTrack.com.

Return Policy – NordicTrack backs up your purchase with a 30-day money-back guarantee on every machine they sell.

Manufacturing Location – NordicTrack is manufactured in Logan, Utah by ICON Health and Fitness. ICON also has operations in Asia, Australia, Mexico, Europe, and Brazil.

We found the quality of the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum to be a step above the basic treadmill desks on the market. Our review took a careful look at the features, specs, and build quality of this machine to form a very positive opinion. And of course, NordicTrack backs up their products with a great warranty and a good reputation for customer service.


Our Bottom Line Review of the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum

The Treadmill Desk Platinum offers plenty of features, but these are the ones that stood out on our review as the most helpful to most users:

  • iFit and Smart Bluetooth compatibility
  • USB device charging
  • Cushioned walking surface
  • Easy speed and incline control
  • 8mph top speed with up to 10% incline
  • Integrated 3-window LCD display
  • Compact but very adequate walking belt
  • Oversized work surface

Overall, we were pretty impressed with both the working practicality and workout functionality of the Treadmill Desk Platinum. Users should find it very capable of supporting their fitness goals without distracting them from their other tasks. At $2,499 it shouldn’t be purchased on a whim, but if you’re serious about staying fit even with a desk job, it’s worth a look. NordicTrack does offer some attractive financing options, plus no-cost delivery. There will be some assembly required, so be prepared for that. But once it’s set up and in place, it should serve you very well.

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