NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Review 2018

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Features

8/10

Tech Specs

8/10

Build Quailty

8/10

Treadmill Review

Updated: 5-3-2018


The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is a quality treadmill desk for an entry-level price. A standing desk can cost upwards of $600, so by spending $999, your treadmill desk allows you movement or the option to just stand at your desk.

The Treadmill Desk also comes with the ability to shake up your workday by allowing users to reach 6 MPH. Most treadmills, like the similarly priced LifeSpan TR800-DT5, can only reach 4 MPH. It also has a powerful, yet quiet, 2.6 CHP motor. There is no incline ability with this model of Treadmill Desk, which the slightly more expensive Desk Treadmill Platinum has. However, keep in mind that a treadmill desk isn’t a replacement for a regular home treadmill if you want regular workouts.

Overall, if you want a quality, entry-level treadmill desk, then the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk would be an excellent choice.

Price

The Treadmill Desk usually runs consumers $999.

The Treadmill Desk Is Built For Users who:

  • Want to hit their step count - Working long days can make it difficult to hit personal fitness goals, like your step count. Add the Treadmill Desk can help people reach their goals.  
  • Need a cushioned walking surface - The Treadmill Desk has a commercial-grade cushioned deck for users to walk on.
  • Want space to spread work out on - With a 40” by 18” workstation, you will have plenty of space to utilize while working from the Treadmill Desk.


Why The Treadmill Desk Earned 3.8 Stars

Overall, as the Treadmill Desk is a good machine for its subset of treadmill.

  • Good speed range - Choose to go from 0.5 - 6 MPH on your Treadmill Desk. While most users will keep the speeds to a walking pace, it is nice to have the option to break into a jog.
  • Made with work in mind - The Treadmill Desk has a USB charging station, Bluetooth syncing ability, and other features which cater to the working professional.
  • Missing features users may want - Some of the missing features are the ability to incline the treadmill, device holders, no fans, no speakers, and also limited warranty.


While the Treadmill Desk is better than competitors’ treadmill desks, it can’t replace a regular treadmill.

Main Specs - x/10



Specs “Quick Review”:

  • Motor Size: 2.6 CHP
  • Running Area: 20” x 55”
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Folding: Yes
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 45.3" x 74.9" x 43.8"
  • Incline Range: No
  • Max Speed: 6 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers
  • Electrical Requirements: 120V


Motor Size - The motor in this treadmill is 2.6 CHP. This motor is larger than competitor treadmills in this price range while still running quietly so your work is not interrupted.

Running Area - The running surface is 20” by 55”. The Treadmill Desk gives users more space than similarly priced treadmill desks like the TR800-DT5, which only has 18” by 45” of running area.  

Weight Capacity - Users up to 300 lbs can use the Treadmill Desk. Heavier users can check out the Desk Treadmill Platinum, as it can hold users up to 350 lbs.

Folding  - When folded, the Treadmill Desk deck is tucked behind the actual desk. This allows you to adjust the desk height so you can sit and still use the desk portion of the Treadmill Desk.

Space / Footprint -  The Treadmill Desk measures 45.3" wide, 74.9" long, and 43.8" high. It is fairly space-friendly for most workspaces. However, if you are taller than 6’ tall, you may not find the Treadmill Desk a comfortable height.  

Max Speed - The treadmills max speed is 6 MPH. Stick to an easy walk for when you need to focus on your work, then jog when you need to shake off a mental block.

Incline - This treadmill has no incline range. If you are looking for a treadmill desk with an incline range, check out our review of the NordicTrack Desk Treadmill Platinum.

Features - x/10



Features “Quick Review”

  • Display: 3” LCD
  • PreInstalled Workout Apps: N/A
  • Speakers: No
  • Fans: No
  • Heart Rate Monitoring: CardioGrip™ heart rate sensors
  • USB port: Yes
  • Audio Jack: No
  • Water bottle cubbies: No
  • Device holder: No


Workout Apps - There are no workout programs with this treadmill desk. However, it is Bluetooth-enabled, so you can sync a tablet with an iFit app to your treadmill desk and utilize the iFit programs with your treadmill desk.

Display - A 3-inch LCD screen is embedded in the right-hand, bottom corner of the treadmill desk. It displays your calories, distance, speed, and time. There is also a speed adjustment button next to the display screen.

Speakers - There are no speakers with the Treadmill Desk.

Fans - No fans come with this model.

Heart Rate Monitoring - The Treadmill Desk only has CardioGrip™ heart rate sensors for heart rate monitoring. However, this isn’t much of a downside, as you likely aren’t doing heart rate training while working from your treadmill desk.

Other Tech Features
  • iFit connectivity - The Treadmill Desk comes with the ability to connect to the iFit app. When you choose to use the iFit app, you can receive more programs to utilize your Treadmill Desk, receive coaching, dietary advice, store work out data and more.
  • Height adjustment  - Enjoy easy height adjustment with the Treadmill Desk. Adjustment knobs are located along the front of the desk.
  • USB charging station - If you find your electronics are low on battery charge, then the USB charging station embedded in the desk will be perfect for you.


Build Quality - x/10



Treadmill Desk Review: Build Quality

  • Warranties - Lifetime frame and motor, 1-year parts and labor
  • Belt - 2-ply
  • Roller Size - 2.5” front and back
  • Cushioning - Commercial grade
  • 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 Treadmill Desk has a welded steel frame. This allows your desk to handle the weight of your computer, books, and whatever else you need.

The warranty on parts is a bit shorter than the average NordicTrack treadmill warranty. However, the frame and motor are covered for life.

Bottom Line Review Of The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk

We are fans of fitting in exercise wherever and whenever you can, which is why we loved the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk. The price is reasonable for $999 and it comes with better features than similarly priced competitor treadmill desks.

For those looking to add some versatility to their workspace without breaking the bank, the Treadmill Desk is a great, entry-level option.

Best Place To Buy The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk

The best place to purchase the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is straight from the manufacturer's website. You can be assured of the best customer service while working with NordicTrack, as well as the latest model and prices.
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