Wondering which is best for you?
These are two premium treadmills built with a higher grade of construction than your standard starter treadmills.
With super-strong motors, tough decks and extra-long belts, they’re both ideal choices for runners or multiple user families.
They both give you up to 15% incline and even 3% decline for better crosstraining.
Plus you can explore famous trails all over the world or take fitness classes from your home through the touch-screen, HD console on either machine (with iFit Coach).
So how are these treadmills different?
This post will show you the key differences between the Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 9000 treadmills to help you decide!
Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 5000 Treadmill – Price
As of this writing the Proform Pro 5000 treadmill has the edge. It’s a bit more affordable, coming in around $1799 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill isn’t too much more. While prices tend to jump around, you can usually get it for about $1999 with Free Shipping here.
So right now, the Proform 5000 treadmill is more attractive price-wise.
Both treadmills give you full-color, HD, touch-screen consoles – which is far more than you get with many other brands of treadmills. You can also stream iFit Coach workout classes or even explore famous world trails with iFit guided workouts on either treadmill.
However there are some differences in the consoles. The Proform 9000 console window is a bit smaller at around 10-inches across:
The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill console upgrades to a larger console at 14 inches:
So the Nordictrack 2450 console is easier to read and will be more enjoyable to use – especially with the iFit scenery and HD workout videos. It’s kind of like having a bigger phone or computer screen – for many people bigger is better.
You’ll also notice there are some layout differences between the consoles. The Proform 9000 console is a bit more boxy and square – while the Nordictrack 2450 is a bit more curved.
One isn’t necessarily better than another – it really comes down to personal preference. They both have EKG hand grips to measure your heart rate, dual-speed cooling fans and music ports with speakers.
Here’s another angle on the 2450 treadmill:
And the Proform 9000 treadmill:
Proform 9000 or Nordictrack 2450: Tablet Holder
You may have also noticed that there’s a tablet holder above the Proform 9000 treadmill.
So you can attach your tablet and surf the net as you walk. A lot of people like this feature and Proform has been taking it off of some of their treadmills lately. So it’s nice to find here.
The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill does not come with a tablet holder.
While the Proform 9000 treadmill comes with the higher-end Proshox cushioning system, the Nordictrack 2450 goes one better. It gives you adjustable cushioning.
So you can get more cushioning protection for your joints, hips and knees by turning the cushioning up. Or turn the cushioning down for a more road-like feel.
Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 9000 – Built-in Workouts
You get a few more workout programs with the Nordictrack 2450 treadmill – 50 vs 40 on the Proform 9000 treadmill. So you have a few more options to challenge yourself.
However if you buy either machine right now, you can get a 1-year membership to iFit included with your treadmill. And since iFit has thousands of workout videos and world trails to choose from, you may not care about the differences in built-in workouts.
So which is better when comparing the Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 9000 treadmills?
Well, both have their benefits.
The Proform 9000 is a bit more affordable and it comes with the included tablet holder, which many people like.
However the Nordictrack 2450 treadmill has a larger console screen.
This makes it easier to read your workout stats – and more fun when running the iFit world trails. It also has the adjustable cushioning and a few more built-in workouts.
So it comes down to what you’re looking for at the end of the day.
Want to learn more? Check out the links below for more information on either treadmill.