Please Note: The Nordictrack 2950 treadmill has been discontinued and is no longer available. A similar treadmill is the Nordictrack 2450 which has been upgraded with similar features to the Nordictrack 2950.
For a similar comparison, see our page on the Nordictrack 1750 vs 2450 Treadmill here.
The following comparison should not be taken as up-to-date since the 2950 treadmill has been discontinued.
The Nordictrack 1750 and 2950 are two of Nordictrack’s most popular “Commercial” series models. These treadmills are built with stronger motors, tougher decks and more substance than Nordictrack’s starter treadmills.
They’re ideal for runners or multi-user families who want a tougher, more commercial-grade treadmill.
The Nordictrack 1750 is the most affordable Commercial treadmill in the series. And it was recently updated in 2022 to a brand new, more sleek look, larger screen and and a lower step-on height.
The Nordictrack 2950 was the premium Commercial model in the series. However it was not updated like the 1750.
And it’s unclear whether Nordictrack will be continuing with this model or retiring it. For now they have it on closeout.
So how do they stack up when you compare them? And which one should you choose?
Here’s a rundown of the key differences between the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 vs 2950 treadmills to help you decide:
Nordictrack 1750 vs 2950 Treadmill – Price
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill has a slight edge here. It’s currently more affordable, coming in around $2499 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack 2950 treadmill – being the top model in the Commercial series – is a bit more. You can find it for around $2999 with Free Shipping here.
So is it worth the extra money for the Nordictrack 2950? Let’s take a closer look:
The console is where you’ll see one of the biggest differences between these two treadmills.
Both treadmills give you full-color, HD, touch-screen consoles, which is pretty cool. So you can see your workout stats in full color. Or connect with iFit coach to run trails all over the world or take high-energy fitness classes.
However the layout and the screen are different, due to the upgrade on the Nordictrack 1750.
Here is the console on the 1750 treadmill with a new 14-inch screen:
Also note that the screen tilts and swivels 180 degrees. So you can turn it around if you want to continue your workout off the treadmill.
The Nordictrack 2950 treadmill console screen is larger – coming in at a whopping 22-inches across:
This massive, interactive screen is like having a built-in TV in your treadmill. It’s a lot more fun to watch and can give you a much more immersive feel to your workout.
But again, keep in mind that while the 1750 console screen swivels, the 2950 console does not turn.
Here’s another view of the Nordictrack 2950 console:
And here’s the new 1750 treadmill;
Note that both consoles gives you one-touch speed and incline buttons for quick, on-the-fly changes. You also get a dual-speed cooling fan with both consoles.
Commercial 1750 vs 2950 – Motor
The motor is the heart of your treadmill. If you plan on using your treadmill for longer, more intense workouts – or if you have multiple users in your home – you need a stronger motor power.
The Nordictrack Commercial 1750 treadmill comes with a very respectable 3.6 HP motor. This is quite good and should hold up well for most people.
However the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 treadmill comes with a monster 4.25 HP motor, which gives you a much tougher machine that can weather more intense or longer workouts with ease.
Nordictrack 1750 vs 2950 – Heart Rate Sensors
Both treadmills will work with a wireless heart rate monitor to give you a heart rate reading. However it’s fair to note that only the Commercial 2950 treadmill comes with EKG grip pulse sensors in front of the console.
You can use these to get a heart rate reading at any time.
For some reason, Nordictrack took out the EKG sensor on the 1750 treadmill. So you don’t get it on that treadmill.
The Nordictrack 2950 also comes with an extra storage bar under the console. So you can easily store your keys, remote, phone, etc here.
Because of the updated, streamlined look on the Nordictrack 1750, there is no extra storage bar under the console.
So which is better when comparing the Nordictrack 1750 vs 2950 treadmills?
The most noticeable difference is in the size of the console.
You get a much larger screen on the Nordictrack 2950 treadmill – which can make your workouts a lot more fun and enjoyable. It’s like having a built-in TV in your treadmill.
The Commercial 2950 treadmill also has a stronger motor – so it can withstand a bit more use and abuse with ease.
On the other hand, the Commercial 1750 treadmill is more affordable and still gives you all the basics you need for a great workout.
Plus, it looks like the 2950 treadmill will be discontinued very soon. So the 1750 treadmill might be the only one available in a few months.
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.