Nordictrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill Review – 2019

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NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Features

10/10

Tech Specs

9/10

Build Quailty

10/10

Treadmill Review

Updated:7/12/2019


The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 is a step up from the NordicTrack Commercial 1750—which is currently one of the best-selling treadmills in production. With the increase in price, NordicTrack gives you a bigger motor and a larger touchscreen display. We like this treadmill! But for the price, you can find models that are really similar for less cost. That being said, this treadmill is built well and is a great home treadmill for any type of user, especially if you aren’t concerned with the price. We give it 4.5 stars for treadmills between $1500 and $2000.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Price

We purchase our treadmills out of pocket, without letting the manufacturers know we’re a review site. We aren’t getting any special discounts or special treatment. This allows us to get the same experience as our readers, from start to finish. The Commercial 2450 has an MSRP of $2799 but is regularly marked down to $1999. You can even find online coupons that save you a few bucks on your purchase or check their site during holidays for special promotions. Checkout other treadmills under $2000.


The NordicTrack 2450 Is Built For Users who:


  • Run extensively - This treadmill is built to handle enstensive, daily use. If you’re running 10+ miles a week on your treadmill, consider a stronger model like the 2450. On the flip side, if you’re planning on doing very little running and lots of walking, you’d be fine with purchasing a less expensive treadmill.

  • Need help staying motivated during their workout - With 50 built-in exercise programs to choose from and free year access to iFit Coach trainers, the 2450 provides plenty of motivation for fitness novices and veterans alike.

  • Want a folding treadmill - The Commercial 2450 is a heavy-duty treadmill with a powerful frame, yet unlike other sturdy treadmills, this treadmill can also easily fold to free up floor space in your home gym!

What We Like Best About The 2019 Commercial 2450

The NordicTrack 2450 is a great treadmill. We have very little complaints about it after extensive reviewing and testing, which is why it has earned a high 4.5 star rating. As far as a home treadmill goes, this is a very good one. If you’re in the $2000 range and want a treadmill for running and cross training, this is a great option.

  • High-end motor - With a 4.0 CHP commercial plus motor, the Commercial 2450 has no problem powering you through back-to-back, intense workouts, making it a great option for households where multiple users will be utilizing the treadmill.

  • Packed full of features - From the workout programs to the incline range, there are many ways that you can tweak the settings on this treadmill to make it perfect for each workout.

  • Offers an excellent warranty - With a lifetime warranty on both the motor and frame, as well as having a 5-year parts and electronics warranty, the 2450 is a great deal. Add to that the 2-year labor coverage and you have an excellent warranty.


NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Build Quality 4.8/5

Model OverView

Motor Size: 4.0 CHP
Running Area: 22” W x 60” L
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Folding: Yes; EasyLift™ Assist
Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 39.25” x 81.25” x 59.25“
Footprint Folded (W, L, H): 39.25” x 42.6” x 72.9”
Max Speed: 12 MPH
Incline Range: -3% to 15%
Electrical Requirements: 120V
Warranties - Lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts and electronics, 2-year labor
Belt - 2-ply, Commercial tread belt
Roller Size - 2.5” Precision and Balanced Non-Flex Rollers
Cushioning - Yes, not substantial.
Customer Support - NordicTrack fitness consultants are available online and over the phone to answer the questions of both users and prospective buyers.
Return Policy - NordicTrack offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for anyone not satisfied with their purchase.

The NordicTrack 2450 is built very well. The assembly requires two people, but is not complicated and comes with detailed instructions. The treadmill is sturdy, and you’ll notice very little movement from the console while running even at high speeds. The frame, deck, and motor have lifetime warranties which is a good indication of NordicTrack’s confidence in their treadmill’s build.

Motor Size - The 2450 has a 4.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus motor which is on the higher-end of treadmill motor power—we like to see this in a treadmill. A stronger motor is going to take a better beating. Many treadmills you’d find at your local gym use a commercial model with a 4 HP or CHP motor. But you’d have to spend nearly $5k for one of those if you can find one at all. So, if you plan on using the NordicTrack 2450 treadmill daily, for extended periods of time over the years, go right ahead.

Running Surface - The running surface is what you would expect from a NordicTrack treadmill! It’s nice and grippy, stays on the roller, and there are no thunking sounds when the belt is running. The size is on the larger side for a treadmill belt at 22” wide and 60” long.

Weight Capacity - Users are limited to a max of 300 pounds on this treadmill. If you’re close to, or over this weight limit, then a different treadmill would be a better option. In the $2000 range of treadmills, the SOLE F85 has a 400 lb weight limit.

Folding - The 2450 is a folding treadmill. NordicTrack treadmills all use their Spacesaver™ Design, which is a hydraulic system that does about 80% of the work for you when raising and lowering the treadmill deck. Really, anyone could raise and lower this treadmill. It doesn’t take much strength. The instruction manual recommends that a user must be able to comfortably lift 45 pounds before attempting to fold and move the treadmill around.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Folding Treadmill
Commercial 2450 Folding NordicTrack 2450 Folding

Space / Footprint - This footprint is a bit large when compared to other machines but nothing out of the ordinary for a durable treadmill in this price range. Machines this capable are usually stationary, non-folding, and heavy. But with one or two people, you can move this treadmill around easily.

Noise Level - To start our test, we measured the rooms current volume which came to an average of 54.9 dB.



Then we measured the noise output from the 2450 at 1 mph, 6 mph, and 12 mph hour with the fans at full blast. You’ll see the outcome below.

  • 1 mph with fans running = 64.9 dB ave
  • 6 mph with fans running = 69.7 dB ave
  • 12 mph with fans running = 76.0 dB ave

The fans actually contribute a bit more to the noise compared to other treadmills. On the plus side, the fans put out a really good amount of wind whereas most other treadmill fans DO NOT.

Lastly, the controls on the console all make a beeping sound when pushed. Their noise level reaches approximately 58.7 dB.



Max Speed - The 2450’s max speed is 12 mph. This is the standard max speed for most treadmills. Nothing in this price range will exceed 12 mph.

Incline - With a range of -3% to 15%, the 2450 offers a wider incline range than most of the treadmills in this price range.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Incline Treadmill NordicTrack 2450 Incline
Cushioning - The deck can be set to two different cushion settings: road and soft. This is done using the handle shown below. The cushioning is slightly more comfortable than the road setting which will benefit anyone in need of extra support. But it really isn’t a substantial amount of cushioning. If you need a treadmill with a lot of cushioning, you may want to check out one of the NordicTrack Incline Treadmills.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Cushioning
Electrical Requirements: This treadmill requires a nominal 120-volt circuit capable of carrying 15 or more amps.

The instruction manual for the 2450 recommends the use of a surge protector with your treadmill as it can be damaged by surges in electricity. It states “Use only a surge suppressor that is UL 1449 listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor (TVSS). The surge suppressor must have a UL suppressed voltage rating of 400 volts or less and a minimum surge dissipation of 450 joules. The surge suppressor must also be electrically rated for 120 volts AC and 15 amps.“


NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Features & Accessories 5/5

Incline Range: -3% to 15%
Display: 14” touchscreen
On-Board Workouts: 50+
Speakers: Yes, Bluetooth Capable
Fans: Yes
Heart Rate Monitoring: EKG pulse grips
USB port: No
HDMI port: No
Audio Jack: Yes
Water bottle cubbies: Yes
Tablet holder: No

Workout Apps - I’m not sure what NordicTrack means when they state the 2450 has “50 onboard workout apps”. They’re underselling themselves here. The workouts on this treadmill blow every other treadmill in this category out of the water. They are really engaging, eliminating the boredom that tends to accompany treadmill running and therefore the desire to quit. And all that is before you utilize your free year access to iFit Coach.

Should you choose to utilize iFit Coach, you’ll find yourself with countless options when it comes to workout programs, encouragement, motivation, data tracking, and more. NordicTrack treadmills are great all on their own, but iFit Coach integration makes their product unmatchable to competitors.

Data Tracking While Workout Is In Progress

NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Data Tracking

Data Display For Workout Summary



Home Screen - iFit Options



Home Screen Without iFit Options (Workout Library)



Most Popular Workout Videos



Red Rock Series Workout Videos



Google Maps Runs



Interval Training



Incline Training



Calorie Burn Targeted Training



Speed Training



With the free year iFit Coach subscription you receive when you buy the Commercial 2450 through NordicTrack, you can create your own route on Google Maps. As you progress through the run, your treadmill automatically adjusts the incline to match the natural terrain of your route.



Display - The NordicTrack 2450 comes with a pivoting 14” HD touchscreen. It’s very responsive to your touch, easy to navigate, user-friendly, and bright. The ability to pivot the screen is great because you can eliminate glare when needed or adjust the view for varying heights of different users. It’s also sweat-resistant, so feel free to push yourself as hard as you want!



Speakers - There are 2 speakers, each 3” in diameter. They put out more than enough sound that is clear and crisp. Also, you can either choose to plug in your music or sync it via the Bluetooth connection. We recommend using the Bluetooth sync, as the sound quality is slightly better than when plugged in. Volume controls for the speakers are clearly visible on the console.

Fans - Hallelujah for NordicTrack’s fans! So many treadmill companies include a fan in their machine that is a total waste of production cost. The 2450 has two fans and 4 settings for these fans. They do not pivot, which many other treadmill fans seem to do, but they put out a very efficient gust of wind. If zero pivot equals more power, we’ll take it!

This is a big deal because you get hot, sweaty, and pretty uncomfortable as you’re working out which can be a big contributor to calling-it-quits too soon. You will not have that problem with this treadmill. The fans are a lifesaver when your heart rate is consistently raised, and you’re dripping embarrassing amounts of sweat from all parts of your body. The controls for the fans are also easy to spot on the lower part of the console. You can see them in the image below.

Heart Rate Monitoring - The 2450 has EKG pulse monitors on the handle bar. They’re no longer being sold with the chest strap heart rate monitor. The good news though is that most Bluetooth chest strap heart rate monitors will pair with the 2450.

Other Tech Features
  • iFit Coach free access for a year
  • Input/output audio plugs

Just like every other NordicTrack treadmill, the 2450 has an impressive set of tech features which is why they tend to always outrank their competitors. Though other treadmills in this price range come with impressive motors, decent warranties, and other similar features, the 2450’s entertainment and training components lend to a more engaging workout.

NordicTrack Commercial 2450

Subscription Service 5/5

Name: iFit Coach
Brief Description: View an expansive library of studio treadmill classes, outdoor running, walking, and hiking tours, google maps, and more. iFit classes control your treadmill to change your incline/decline and speed to mimic real-world terrain and training scenarios.
Cost: $15+
User Profiles: $15 per month for one user profile OR $33 per month for up to 5 user profiles

Class Varieties:
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Elliptical
  • Bootcamp
  • Outdoor
  • Strength
  • Yoga

Community: Share results, create and join challenges, post to message boards
Subscription Limitations: We’re crossing our fingers that iFit can make their UX more user-friendly and intuitive. Currently, the learning curve is a little uncomfortable.
Other: iFit has apps that track nutrition, daily activity, and more. These apps are good, but a bit more reliable with additional purchases like the iFit Sleep App’s heart rate monitor and an iFit wearable and/or bluetooth chest strap heart rate monitor.

Bottom Line Review Of The NordicTrack Commercial 2450

With all things considered, the NordicTrack 2450 is one heck of a treadmill. You cannot go wrong with this purchase. The programs offered, the data tracking, the iFit integration, the reliable build, the stronger motor, and the user-friendly console make for a very good product.

There is a good argument for saving a few bucks and going for the Commercial 1750 but your budget will have to decide that for you. Additionally, NordicTrack’s incline treadmills are worth considering for their incline/decline capabilities, but the 2450 is still a great treadmill. To read more reviews of popular treadmills, check out our list of BEST TREADMILLS for 2019.

Best Place To Buy The NordicTrack Commercial 2450

We always recommend buying treadmills directly from the manufacturer. This gives you access to the best prices, better customer service, good financing options, and easier returns if it comes to that.
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