Thinking about the Nordictrack 990 treadmill?
Not sure if it’s right for you?
You came to the right place!
I get a lot of different questions on this blog about popular models like the C990 treadmill.
So I decided to do a post on the most common questions I get about the Nordictrack 990 treadmill here.
My answers are based on the latest 2018 model of this treadmill.
(Note that many of these questions can also be answered by looking over the full review of the Nordictrack 990 Treadmill here)
Nordictrack C990 Treadmill – Common Questions and Answers:
#1 What is the Console like? Does it have a web browser?
The console is a full-color, touch-screen HD console – however it does not have a web browser. It does however have iFit Coach included (you don’t pay a yearly subscription).
With iFit you can watch workout videos, run trails all over the world from the streets of Paris to the shores of Thailand – and watch real world landmarks pass you by – all in full color.
There’s also a tablet holder above the console on the 990 treadmill – so you can attach your tablet and surf the web that way (i.e. if you want to watch YouTube videos or read email etc.)
The console is 7 inches across – not as large as other treadmills – but still excellent considering the price point!
#2 Can You Move the Nordictrack 990 Treadmill Around?
Yes, it’s fairly simple to move around (although it can be heavy).
You just fold it up and lock it into place (there’s a shock assist to make it easy to fold up). Then there are wheels on the bottom so you can use these to roll the treadmill to the new location.
#3 Do I Have to Buy iFit with This Treadmill?
As of this writing, no.
While iFit is a yearly subscription service, if you buy the Nordictrack 990 treadmill from the Manufacturers website here you can get a 1 year membership included with your treadmill. That way you can try it out and see if you like it – and then decide to renew – or not – the next year.
#4 Is This Treadmill Quiet?
Yes, it’s very quiet. The new motors that Nordictrack started putting on their treadmills a few years ago, made things run much quieter. However it is fair to note that at high running speeds (over 4.0 MPH), this treadmill does get a little louder.
#5 Can You Pause the Treadmill – and Have it Keep All the Information?
Yes, you can pause the treadmill and it will keep all of your current workout stats. However this only lasts for about 10 minutes. After that, the treadmill will shut off and the treadmill stats will reset when you next get on the treadmill.
#6 Can You Turn the Fan Off on this Treadmill if You Don’t Need It?
Yes, if you don’t want it on, you just turn it off. The fan also has several settings you can choose from depending on your intensity level.
#7 What are the Measurements On This Treadmill?
The footprint of the 2018 model C990 treadmill when unfolded is 79.5″ L x 35.5″ W x 60.3″ H.
The measurements when it is folded up are 42.6″ L x 35.5″ W x 70.9″ H
#8 Is the Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap Included
No it is not. However the treadmill does work with a wireless polar chest strap monitor. So if you really want one you can buy it separately.
#9 Does the Calorie Burn Rate Take Your Weight Input into Account?
On this treadmill, no. You do not put your weight into the treadmill for a more accurate calorie burn rate. However if you use iFit Coach, you can get more accurate calorie counts as it takes your weight into account.
#10 Recently I Bought the Nordictrack C990 from My Neighbour But it Doesn’t have the iFit Color Console – What Happened?
Unfortunately older versions of the Nordictrack C990 treadmill (see the pic below) only came with the dual color console – and no color, touch-screen console. It’s only the latest models of the C990 treadmill that carry the color, touch-screen console (plus a stronger motor).
#11 Where Can I Buy?
You can purchase the 2018 Nordictrack C990 treadmill model with the warranty included direct from the Manufacturer Here.