Please Note: The Proform 5000 treadmill is no longer available and has been discontinued. A similar treadmill is the Proform Pro 9000 treadmill – which is more similar in features to the Nordictrack 1750.
For a full comparison, please check out our latest comparison of the Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000 treadmill here.
Also note that the following comparison is out of date and no longer accurate.
Well, both treadmill are popular mid-range models with some impressive benefits like full-color web browser consoles, strong motors and extra long running belts. They’re suitable for both runners and walkers alike.
But they look very similar to each other (in fact the Proform 5000 treadmill is the our top recommendation to people looking for a Nordictrack 1750 alternative).
So how are they different? And which is the best choice for you?
Here’s a look at the main differences between them to help you decide which treadmill works best for you:
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 – Price
While prices can jump around a bit on either treadmill, as of this writing, the Proform 5000 comes in a bit cheaper. You can get it for around $1599 plus Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill comes in just $100 above that at $1799 with Free Shipping here. So what do you get for the extra money? Let’s take a look.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 – Console
The consoles on these two treadmills are incredibly similar. Both give you full-color 7-inch touch screen web browsers and one touch speed/incline keys.
However there are a few slight differences that may matter to you. Here’s a look at the Proform 5000 Console:
And here’s the Nordictrack 1750 Treadmill console:
As you can see the Nordictrack 1750 has the one touch speed and incline buttons running up the sides of the consoles whereas the Proform 5000 has them down below the web browser window.
Overall I think that the Nordictrack 1750 console is a bit more well-laid out and polished looking.
But they both have other popular features like the built-in cooling fan, iPod docks with speakers and a tablet holder above the console.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 Treadmill – Motor
The Proform 5000 comes out slightly ahead here with a 4.0 HP motor. This is a bit stronger than the Nordictrack 1750 which comes with a 3.6 HP motor.
However the difference here is really not that great. For this price point, both motor powers are excellent and they’re both covered by a lifetime warranty to protect your investment.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 – Cushioning
While both treadmills have much better cushioning than a standard starter treadmill, the Nordictrack 1750 does give you something the Proform 5000 does not – adjustable cushioning.
You can easily turn the cushioning up for more protection on your hips, knees and joints. Or turn the cushioning down for a more road-like feel.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 – Extra Cooling Fan
Both treadmills comes with the extra stability bar below the console to help make the console more stable and shake-free.
However Nordictrack has added a 3rd cooling fan (there are 2 in the main console) to the stability bar below. So you’re getting extra cooling in the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill.
On the other hand, the Proform 5000 doesn’t have the fan – but it has more storage room for your keys, remote etc. So it really depends on what you’re looking for.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 – Footprint
There are also slight differences in the size of these treadmills – which may matter to you depending on the size of the room where you’ll be placing your treadmill.
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill measures about 72.25″ L x 38″ W. The Proform 5000 treadmill measures about 77.16” L x 39.15”.
So the Proform 5000 treadmill is a bit longer and will take up a bit more space than the Nordictrack 1750.
So whats the final verdict on the Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 5000 treadmill question?
Well, I honestly thought there would be more differences between these models. But in reality they’re very similar treadmills – both with the web browser console, extra-large running belts, same levels of speed and incline.
However overall, the Nordictrack 1750 does edge out the Proform 5000 just slightly with the addition of the adjustable cushioning and an extra cooling fan.
On the other hand, the Proform 5000 comes in for a bit less and has a slightly stronger motor.
So at the end of the day, it really comes down to what’s most important to you.
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