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 great choices for runners or multiple user families.
They both also fold up for easier storage and movement.
And 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 9000: Console
The consoles are slightly different on these two treadmills.
They both give you full-color, HD, touch-screen consoles with iFit streaming for a more immersive training experience.
And you get an impressive sized 22-inch screen with both models. But the design is a bit different.
The Proform 9000 screen is part of the main console and sits a bit lower and flatter.
Nordictrack updated the 2450 treadmill this year. They raised and separated the screen from the main console.
This is similar to what you see in a health club treadmill. The screen sits a bit higher and more at eye level – so it might be easier on the neck since you’re not always looking down.
You can turn and swivel the console on the Nordictrack 2450 treadmill 180 degrees.
This makes it a lot easier to get off the treadmill, turn the screen and continue your workout to the side of your machine.
Proform 9000 vs Nordictrack 2450 – Price
As of this writing the Proform Pro 9000 treadmill is bit more affordable than the 2450 treadmill, coming in around $1999 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill runs a bit higher. You can usually get it for about $2799 with Free Shipping direct from the Manufacturer here.
So the Profomr 9000 treadmill gets points for being more budget friendly.
Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 9000: Incline
The Proform 9000 treadmill gives you up to 12% incline and 3% decline, which is pretty good.
The Nordictrack 2450 gives you up to 15% incline and 3% decline, which is better. You have more room to grow and challenge yourself with the higher incline on this machine.
Both treadmills will respond to iFit trails by inclining and declining to match the terrain – which is very cool.
You can also control incline and decline yourself from the main console. You just get a bit more with the Nordictrack 2450.
The Nordictrack 2450 Commercial treadmill is made with a higher grade of construction than the Proform 9000. This will directly affect how well your treadmill lasts under heavy or continuous use.
For example, the Proform 9000 uses 1.9 inch rollers – which is ok. The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill uses 2.5 inch rollers – which is better. (Larger rollers help to reduce static on the belt and extend the life of your treadmill).
The Nordictrack 2450 also has more weight to it, adding to the stability of the machine.
For example, the machine weight of the Proform 9000 treadmill is 263 pounds. The machine weight of the Nordictrack 2450 treadmill is 353 pounds.
This extra weight helps the machine feel more stable, especially when you pick up the pace.
Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform Pro 9000: Belt Size
The belts on both treadmills measure 60-inches long – which is enough room for runners or walkers alike.
The Nordictrack 2450 treadmill gives you a slightly wider belt than the Proform 9000 treadmill: 22 vs 20 inches.
So you have a bit more room width-wise with the Nordictrack vs Proform.
Heart Rate Options
Nordictrack added a few upgrades to the new 2450 treadmill this year – including ActivePulse Technology.
This is an option you can use that automatically controls the treadmill speed or incline to maintain your optimal heart-rate zone.
You don’t need to monitor anything or change your speed or incline. The treadmill controls the workout for you with both the speed and incline in order to keep you in your target heart rate zone.
The Proform doesn’t offer this option. But it will work with a wireless heart rate monitor to track your heart rate.
So which is better when comparing the Nordictrack 2450 vs Proform 9000 treadmills?
Well, both have their benefits.
The Proform 9000 is more affordable. And it still gives you the larger screen that can make your iFit workouts more enjoyable.
The Nordictrack 2450 has the sleeker design and rotating screen. You also get a higher incline to challenge yourself, a wider running belt and interactive heart rate programs.
Plus with the heavier-grade construction on the 2450, it should hold up better to heavier use or multiple-user families over time.
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.