3 Great Alternatives to the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill
Looking for a Nordictrack 1750 alternative?
While the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 is one of the best selling treadmills in the mid-range price class, some people are looking for similar treadmill alternatives.
Maybe they want something a bit cheaper. Or maybe they don’t want to have to get iFit (which is now sold with the 1750 model).
Good news – there are some excellent alternatives to the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill!
This post will give you 3 of your best options, with short reviews of each, along with links to where you can read more about them.
Nordictrack 1750 Alternatives:
The Nordictrack C1650 is one model below the Nordictrack 1750 coming in around $1299 with Free Shipping here. It gives you slightly less incline (12% vs 15%) and there is no decline unfortunately.
However it does carry solid construction and a similar strength motor to the 1750 model. You also get the extra large belt and full-color touch-screen console.
The best part?
The web browser on the 1650 is actually LARGER than the one on the 1750 treadmill – a full 10 inches across vs only 7 inches across. And while iFit is an optional add-on to the Nordictrack 1650, it’s not required with this treadmill like it is with the 1750 model.
A lot of people really like the 1650 treadmill but it doesn’t get the press of Nordictrack’s other treadmills. It’s pretty much a hidden gem at this point. Read the full review here.
This is one of the best alternatives to the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill. Because ICON owns both the Nordictrack and Proform brands, these treadmills look remarkably similar to each other.
The Proform Pro 5000 also runs around the same price – $1499 with Free Shipping here. It also gives you the full color, touch-screen 7 inch web browser in the console and the extra wide 22 inch belt.
The construction is quite similar with the extra large 2.5 inch rollers used (which help reduce static and prolong the life of your treadmill) and sleek console with one-touch buttons.
A bonus is that you get a stronger motor with the Proform 5000 treadmill – 4.0 HP vs 3.6 on the Nordictrack 1750.
You also get the decline option as well with this model. Decline is a great way to rest after those long, intense intervals.
And while iFit is required to buy with the Nordictrack 1750, it is only an add-on option on the Proform 5000 (currently anyways – this may change in the future). So you can try iFit when you’re ready – or just leave it.
#3 Sole F80
This is an oldie but a goodie. The Sole F80 has been in direct competition with the Nordictrack 1750 for years now. Both treadmills constantly get positive reviews and awards for their strong construction.
The Sole F80 doesn’t come with some of the goodies of the Nordictrack 1750: The console is only dual color and there is no web browser or tablet holder. And there is no decline or adjustable cushioning option either.
Where the Sole F80 does shine however is in the construction. It’s built like a tank and is one of the most solid, stable mid-priced units on the market. Plus the cushioning is also top-notch.
The cushioning was actually shown in a study to reduce impact by up to 40% as compared to road running. So it’s great for runners wanting that extra joint protection.
And while the Sole F80 doesn’t have iFit, it does come with a Bluetooth tracking option. You can use the Sole App to track your workouts over time. And the best part? The Sole App is free (for now).