Wondering which one is the best option for you?
The Nordictrack Commercial 1750 is Nordictrack’s most popular mid-range treadmill. It’s also their most awarded treadmill and has been around in one form or another for over 7 years now (updated frequently to stay current).
It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular. It gives you a great mix of strong, stable construction – with some fun perks thrown in – for a reasonable price.
The Nordictrack X11i is currently the most affordable incline trainer in the high-incline treadmill series. It gives you the perks of an incline trainer (high calorie burning) with a few entertainment perks thrown in as well.
So how do these treadmills compare?
Which one is the better value for you?
This post will help you break down the differences between the Nordictrack 1750 vs X11i treadmills to help you decide.
So let’s dive in:
Nordictrack 1750 vs X11i Treadmill – Price
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill has the edge here. It’s currently the more affordable treadmill coming in around $1799 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack X11i incline trainer runs a bit higher price-wise. You can find it for around $1999 with Free Shipping here.
So is it worth the extra money on the X11i incline trainer? What do you get for it?
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill gives you up to 15% incline – which is standard for most high-grade home treadmills. You can build in some great high-calorie-burning intervals with this feature.
You also get up to 3% decline – which is great for crosstraining and a feature not usually found on other brands at this price point.
The Nordictrack X11i treadmill however gives you up to 40% incline – which is amazing. High incline training has the benefit of helping you to burn calories very fast.
In fact, according to the manufacturer, you can burn up to 5 times more calories with an incline trainer (versus walking on a standard treadmill).
So you can get faster results in less time with this machine.
If you’re looking to burn calories very fast – or lose weight and tone up quickly, then the incline trainer would probably be the better option.
The Nordictrack X11i also gives you a deeper decline than the Nordictrack 1750 – up to 6% (vs 3% on the Nordictrack 1750). So you get better crosstraining options as well.
Another thing people don’t realize about incline trainers is that they can be easier on the knees than a regular treadmill.
Because the belt is inclined, you’re not pounding down on the belt as much, jarring your knees.
You can actually walk slower on an incline (which is much easier on the knees) and burn the same amount of calories as you would if you walked faster or ran on a flatter surface.
So if you’re prone to bad knees, then an incline trainer might be the better option over a treadmill.
Nordictrack 1750 vs X11i – Console
Both consoles gives you 10-inch, full-color, interactive, HD consoles. So you can view your workout stats in full color or run trails all over the world with iFit Coach.
Both consoles also have dual-speed cooling fans and ports for your phone with speakers so you can play your workout music through the console.
The layouts of the consoles are a bit different however. Here’s the Nordictrack 1750 console:
And here’s the Nordictrack X11i console:
As you can see, the console windows are the same size.
However the main difference is that the X11i treadmill comes with push-bar and sled grips on either side of the console:
These are useful in adding new options to your workout. You set you machine to 1 MPH and use the treadmill in manual mode for a more intense workout. These are also incorporated into several of the iFit Coach workouts as well:
The Nordictrack Commercial 1750 treadmill does have one main advantage over the Nordictrack X11i treadmill – it folds up.
Because of the high-incline design of the machine, none of the Nordictrack incline trainers fold up (you can remove the top from the bottom deck for movement and assembly however).
So if your space is a bit limited – or you want a machine you can fold up and move around – the Nordictrack 1750 is the better option here.
Nordictrack X11i vs 1750 – Heart Rate
Both machines have EKG pulse grip sensors so you can monitor your heart rate. And they will both work with a wireless heart rate monitor.
However, as of this writing, if you get the Nordictrack X11i incline trainer through the Manufacturer here, you’ll also get a Free wireless heart rate chest strap included with your purchase. You don’t get this with the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill.
So which is better when comparing the Nordictrack 1750 vs X11i treadmills?
They both give you bright, full-color, interactive 10-inch consoles with iFit Coach. So you can run trails all over the world, see your stats in full color or take a high-energy fitness class from your treadmill.
However there are unique benefits to each.
The Nordictrack 1750 folds up and is easier to move around. Plus it has an accessories tray below the console that you don’t get with the X11i trainer. And it’s a bit more affordable.
The Nordictrack X11i however gives you a much higher incline and deeper decline – which is great for burning more calories and getting faster results in less time. It’s also easier on the knees and gives you more room to grow as your fitness level improves.
So it really depends on what you want at the end of the day.
Want to learn more? Check out the links below for full specs on either treadmill.