ProForm Pro 2000 vs NordicTrack Commercial 1750 Treadmill

The Commercial 1750 and the Pro 2000 are two of the top-selling home treadmills in the health and fitness industry. Though they differ in price slightly, we’ve done a side-by-side comparison of the two so you can have a clear idea of which treadmill is the right one for your needs.

You can read their independent, detailed reviews here: NordicTrack 1750 and the ProForm Pro 2000. We have also created in-depth videos reviewing each treadmill which you can find below. When you’re considering a serious purchase, a side-by-side comparison can help you make your final decision. In this review, we’ve compared general specs on each treadmill while offering our opinion when it comes to choosing one of these two great treadmills for your home gym.

Between the Pro 2000 and the Commercial 1750, our simplified recommendation would be to purchase the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. Between both treadmills, they are vastly similar when comparing major components. But we feel the Commercial 1750 is worth the extra cost because of its versatility, slightly larger motor, and ease of use.

Pro 2000 & Commercial 1750 General Spec Comparison

Commercial 1750
Pro 2000
Cost
$1,000-$1,500 Range
Cost
$1,000-$1,500 Range
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Weight Capacity
300 lbs
Available Programs
38
Available Programs
32
Dimensions
61” height, 72.25” length, 38” width
Dimensions
70” height, 77.2” length, 39.5” width
Running Surface
22” wide by 60” long, 2-ply non-stretch commercial belt
Running Surface
22” wide by 60” long, 1-ply non-stretch commercial belt
Folding
Yes
Folding
Yes
Motor Size
3.6 CHP
Motor Size
3.5 CHP
Incline Range
-3% to 15%
Incline Range
-3% to 15%
Max Speed
12 mph
Max Speed
12 mph
Fans
Yes
Fans
Yes
Heart Rate Monitoring
Pulse grip and chest strap
Heart Rate Monitoring
Pulse grip and chest strap
Treadmill Weight
310 lbs
Treadmill Weight
320 lbs

Cost – While these two treadmills fall into the same price category, the Commercial 1750 is generally a little over $200 more expensive than the Pro 2000. The price gap fluctuates depending on the sales running on their respective sites, but overall, the Pro 2000 is more affordable than the Commercial 1750.

Category Winner – Pro 2000

Weight Capacity – Both of these treadmills have the identical weight capacity of 300 lbs. Heavier users looking for a residential treadmill are better off looking at SOLE treadmills as they can hold users weighing up to 300-400 lbs.

Category Winner – Tied

Available Programs – While there are many programs available on both the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack 1750, there are six more exercise programs built into the NordicTrack 1750 than are available on the Pro 2000.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Dimensions – Both of these treadmills are fairly bulky, with the Pro 2000 measuring 70” tall, 77.2” long, and 39.5” wide, while the Commercial 1750 measures 61” tall, 72.25” long, and 38” wide. However, as you can see from their compared measurements, the Commercial 1750 is slightly slimmer in dimensions.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Running Surface – When comparing the treadmill belts, the Pro 2000 and the Commercial 1750 both have 22” wide and 60” long treadmill belts. These belts are also non-stretch and commercial but a key difference is that the Commercial 1750 belt is 2-ply while the Pro 2000 is only 1-ply. The ply difference will affect the durability of your treadmill belt, with the 2-ply belt able to last longer.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Folding – Both of these treadmills can fold up easily and have hydraulic systems to make the raising and lowering of the treadmill decks easy for a single user.

Category Winner – Tied

Motor Size – The 3.6 CHP motor in the NordicTrack 1750 is stronger than the 3.5 CHP motor in the Pro 2000 treadmill. This is an important feature for those who will be using their treadmill for regularly training as they will want a strong motor that will be able to keep up with them.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Incline Range – These treadmills have the same incline range, able to decline to -3% and can incline up to 15%. This can add extra difficulty to any workout and allow those who live in flat areas to fit in good hill workouts.

Category Winner – Tied

Speed – Both treadmills max out at 12 MPH. This is standard from most treadmills in this price range.

Category Winner – Tied

Fans – Unsurprisingly, the NordicTrack 1750 fans outperform the Pro 2000 fans. We’ve found this to be true at nearly every price point. NordicTrack treadmills come with fans that produce a good amount of wind while their competitors have fans that are practically useless. While the Pro 2000 fans aren’t useless, their cooling output is less strong compared to the Commercial 1750.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Heart Rate Monitoring – Both the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack 1750, have handlebar grips as well as Bluetooth wireless chest straps for heart rate monitoring. Neither treadmill handlebar grips are very accurate in their measurements. However, the Bluetooth chest straps are an accurate way to receive heart rate tracking information. The NordicTrack 1750 comes with an iFit chest strap and the Pro 2000 comes with a Polar chest strap.

Category Winner – Tied

Treadmill Weight – There is a 10 lbs difference between the Pro 2000 and Commercial 1750, with the NordicTrack 1750 being the lighter of the two treadmills.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Look and Feel Of The Treadmill


Materials – There are many material similarities between the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack. Both have several molded plastic parts as well as heavy commercial-quality frames.

Category Winner – Tied

Sturdiness – With heavy, wide bases, these treadmills are both sturdy treadmills whether you are using them for walking or for running. Even at a 15% incline, both the Pro 2000 and the Commercial 1750 will hold steady.

Category Winner – Tied

Moving the treadmill – Both of these treadmills need to be tilted to be rolled and moved. However, the Commercial 1750 is a little lighter and easier to maneuver compared to the Pro 2000.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Cushioning – The decks of both the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack 1750 are well-cushioned. ProShox™ cushioning comes with the Pro 2000 and Flex™ cushioning comes with the NordicTrack 1750. However, the NordicTrack 1750 allows users to change the flexibility of the deck to the user’s preference.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Assembly – Putting together the Pro 2000 is a little simpler than assembling the Commercial 1750.

Category Winner – Pro 2000

User Interface


Speed and Incline Controls – On both the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack 1750, the speed and incline controls are responsive to the touch. Some difficulty can come when using the controls on the Pro 2000, as the incline control are stacked directly above the speed control. Making a mistake can cause issues during the workout. The separated controls on the NordicTrack 1750 are easier to use as there is little opportunity for confusion or accidental mixup.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Fan Controls – There are two-button fan controls on both the Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack 1750. The position and ease of use of these controls is identical between these two treadmills.

Category Winner – Tied

Program Selection – It is easier to select a workout program on the NordicTrack 1750. The touchscreen makes for easy scrolling and all the workout programs are broken down into targeted exercises and arranged from beginner to advanced levels. On the Pro 2000, you will have to cycle through the various programs and the different workouts aren’t labeled beyond a number saying which workout you are accessing.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Visual Display – Both displays on these treadmills are 7” displays. But the NordicTrack 1750 comes with a touchscreen that allows to stream iFit Coach workouts while the Pro 2000 display is only a static, backlit display.

Category Winner – Tied

Entertainment Features


Speakers – The speakers on the NordicTrack 1750 is superior to the sound quality of the Pro 2000. Overall sound quality of both is good up to the mid-volume level but the sound quality of the Pro 2000 starts to deteriorate at the higher volumes sooner than it does on the NordicTrack 1750.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

USB Port – Neither of these treadmills have a USB port.

Category Winner – Tied

Other Entertainment Features – Users can place a tablet in the integrated tablet holder of both of these treadmills. However, the NordicTrack 1750 allows users to access the internet or use a variety of apps such as news apps, Facebook, YouTube, and more, allowing users to enjoy more entertainment while using the NordicTrack 1750.

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Data Tracking


Data Display – During your workout, both treadmills display sets of data so you can measure your progress. If information metrics are important to your workouts, it may be important to you to see what feedback you can receive from these treadmills. For the most information and feedback, users should choose the Commercial 1750.

Commercial 1750
Pro 2000
Current Incline
x
Current Incline
x
Vertical Gain
x
Vertical Gain
x
Vertical Loss
x
Vertical Loss
Current Speed
x
Current Speed
x
Current Pace
x
Current Pace
x
Average Pace
x
Average Pace
Lap Time
x
Lap Time
Distance
x
Distance
x
Time Elapsed
x
Time Elapsed
x
Current Heart Rate
x
Current Heart Rate
x
Average Heart Rate
x
Average Heart Rate
x
Current Heart Rate Zone
x
Current Heart Rate Zone
Total Calories Burned
x
Total Calories Burned
x
Calories Burned per Hr
x
Calories Burned per Hr
x
Data Graph
x
Data Graph
x

Category Winner – NordicTrack 1750

Fitness Apps – Both of these treadmills can sync with iFit Coach, which gives users access to thousands of workout videos and interactive workouts. Users will need to sync a tablet or phone with their Pro 2000 to use iFit Coach.

Category Winner – Tied

ProForm & NordicTrack Financing Options


NordicTrack Financing

  • No money down purchases
  • No interest if paid in full in 18 months.
  • Standard APR of 29.99% after 18 months. Interest will be charged starting from the purchase date. After 18 months, interested is backdated to the purchase date and also charged from the current date on the remaining balance (+backdated interest).
  • So this is a great option if you’re able to pay the treadmill off within the promo period (18 months). But you’ll get hit with outrageous interest fees if you do not pay the treadmill off within 18 months.
  • You are required to make minimum payments each month. BUT the minimum payment is not calculated to pay off the treadmill in 18 months. You’ll need to make a higher payment than the minimum in order to avoid interest fees. This calculation will vary depending on the original purchase price.
  • Subject to credit approval.

ProForm Financing

  • No money down, no interest if paid in full in 18 Months; Interest is charged from the purchase date if the purchase amount is not paid in full within 18 months. Standard APR 29.99%. Advertised payment is greater than required minimum payment.
  • The ProForm Financing program account is issued and administered by TD Bank, N.A.
  • All non-UPS shipments are curbside delivery and require a customer signature. Return shipping and a 10% restocking fee will apply.
  • If you receive a machine that is damaged beyond repair we will be happy to send a replacement machine or give a full refund.
  • ProForm allows a 30-day trial period on all products. You pay return shipping and a 10% restocking fee.
  • Products being returned must be disassembled and packaged in the original box or comparable package. If you do not have a box, we can provide one for you.
  • You can expect a refund in the same form of payment originally used for the purchase within 30 days of our receiving your returned product.

Category Winner – Tied

NordicTrack and ProForm Warranties


NordicTrack Warranty

  • 30-day trial period. Full refund minus 10% restocking fee and shipping fees unless the machine is damaged or defective on arrival.
  • Treadmill must be returned in good condition, including original packaging and paperwork. If these things are missing, you will also pay an additional 10% fee.
  • Lifetime warranty on motor and frame, 5-year parts and electronics, 2 years labor
  • Service can be performed in your home for a fee. You may also be asked to ship your treadmill for service, then being charged for the shipping.
    ProForm Warranty

  • A 30-day trial period for a full refund (minus shipping and restocking fees)
  • Lifetime warranty on motor, deck, and frame; 5 years for parts; 2 years for labor.
  • The warranty extends only to the original purchaser.
  • Repairs first need authorization. Shipping to service centers for repairs is at customers cost. Shipping for replacement parts sent to your home is also at your cost. For in-home service, the customer pays a minimal trip charge.

View The Pro 2000 and the Commercial 1750 Individual Video Reviews Here:


Overall Favorite


The NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Total Categories Compared: 27
Total Ties Between the 1750 and the Pro 2000: 12
Total NordicTrack Favored Categories: 13
Total ProForm Favored Categories: 2

The ProForm Pro 2000 and the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 are similar treadmills, enough so that they tied in 12 of our 27 categories. But, the Pro 2000 was only able to beat the Commercial 1750 in 2 categories outright while the Commercial 1750 was the best in 13 of the 27 categories we used for measurement. Since these treadmills are so similar, it makes sense to choose the Commercial 1750 for purchase as it easily outperforms the Pro 2000.

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