Wondering which is best for you?
These 2 popular, runner-friendly treadmills pack a lot of value into the price.
The Nordictrack 1750 has been one of Nordictrack’s best-selling treadmills for years. And it was recently updated with a new streamlined look with lower step-on height.
The Proform 9000 is the top model in Proform’s “Pro” line. The Pro line is a runner-friendly line from Proform that offers stronger motors and larger consoles than their starter models.
Both treadmills offer full-color, HD touch-screen consoles where you can stream world trail workouts or even live studio classes to your home with iFit.
Both treadmills also give you spacious 60-inch long belts and fold up for easy cleaning.
However, if you’re trying to choose between them, there are some key differences that you should know.
This post will help you compare the differences between the Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000 treadmills to help you choose the best option for you:
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000 – Price
As of this writing the Proform 9000 has a slight edge. You can currently get it for around $1999 direct from the Manufacturer here.
The Nordictrack 1750 comes in a bit higher at around $2499 direct from the Manufacturer with Free Shipping here.
So is the 1750 worth the extra? Let’s find out.
Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000 – Console
The Proform 9000 treadmill has an edge here when it comes to the size of the console. Both treadmills have large, HD, full-color consoles.
The Nordictrack 1750 console screen runs 14 inches across:
However the Proform 9000 comes in even larger at 22 inches – as seen here:
So clearly the Proform 9000, with the larger screen – gets big points here.
It pulls you into the action and it’s a lot of fun to watch, especially with the iFit world trails and the fitness classes streamed into your living room.
That’s not to say the Nordictrack 1750 console is small. It’s actually larger than many consoles on mid-range models. So it will be fun to watch as well.
However there’s another difference to consider – layout.
The Nordictrack 1750 console has been redesigned to be more like a health-club treadmill. The screen has been separated from the main console, which has been lowered. The screen sits more like a tv on your console.
It’s more in your direct eye line with less stress on the neck (since you’re not looking down at the console the whole time you’re running).
It also tilts and pivots – so you can turn the screen and watch it while you’re working out off the treadmill (for example if you’re doing a stretching program on iFit).
The Proform 9000 console does tilt. But you can’t turn or swivel it like you do on the Nordictrack 1750
So the console on the Nordictrack 1750 does have it’s own advantages vs the Proform 9000.
One isn’t necessarily better than another – it just depends on what you prefer at the end of the day.
Nordictrack 1750 or Proform 9000 – Stability
Runners especially need a stable treadmill that doesn’t wobble or shake when you pick up the pace. And stability can be largely affected by the weight of the machine.
A heavier machine will feel more solid and stable when you pick up the pace – other things being equal.
The weight of the Proform Pro 9000 treadmill is about 263 pounds – which is fairly heavy.
But the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 treadmill comes in even heavier at around 340 pounds.
So overall the Nordictrack 1750 has more weight and stability to it than the Proform 9000 treadmill.
Proform 9000 vs Nordictrack 1750: Smart Drive System
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill comes with something that is not on the Proform 9000 treadmill: the Smart Response Drive system.
This is something Nordictrack introduced a couple of years ago that basically gives you a more immersive experience.
It allows the treadmill to respond faster in real time to the iFit Coaches and workouts. So for example, your treadmill will speed up or slow down, incline or decline faster to match the trail that you’re running.
So when your coach tells you “We’re going to speed things up here”, the treadmill responds in real time – you don’t have to wait as long for the treadmill to increase your speed.
This is a subtle thing – but it lends a much more realistic, real-time feel to your workout
You may have experienced something like this yourself when going back and forth between a health club treadmill and a home treadmill.
Health club treadmills tend to respond faster to your speed or incline changes. Home treadmills tend to be a bit slower.
Again, this is a subtle thing but it is worth knowing when comparing the Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000 treadmills.
Nordictrack 1750 or Proform 9000? Active Pulse
The new Nordictrack 1750 also comes with ActivePulse technology that you don’t get on the Proform 9000 treadmill.
This is basically a program that monitors your heart rate for you and keeps you in your target heart rate zone as you run. You don’t have to adjust anything on the treadmill – it does it automatically for you.
This is pretty cool – kind of a “Smart Training” option that you get with the 1750 treadmill.
So which machine is better for you – the Nordictrack 1750 vs Proform 9000?
Well, the Proform 9000 treadmill has the benefit of the much larger console screen – 22 inches vs 14 inches.
It also gives you everything you need for a great workout including the iFit streaming, solid cushioning, incline and decline.
The Nordictrack 1750 treadmill however has the advantage of the pivoting, swivel console that sits more upright.
You also get a heavier, more stable-feeling machine, a sleeker design with faster motor response time and the smart heart rate training option.
So it really comes down to what you’re looking for at the end of the day.
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