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NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill Review

by on December 19, 2015
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NordicTrack was once synonymous with good quality of treadmills and other products they manufactured. They were popular for both their good customer service and the high-quality products they manufactured despite the fact that they mainly focused in manufacturing ski equipment used by skiers. However, things changed in the mid-90s. The company’s sales dropped drastically. As a result, it was forced to file for bankruptcy.

A company known for producing low quality, low budget products took over and tarnished the brand once known for quality. This company used the name ICON. Instead of continuing with what NordicTrack had built, they did the exact opposite. They released treadmills of low quality and with a low pricing and stamped the NordicTrack name in order to make it easy to sell more units.

Do not over rely on the NordicTrack brand name. The NordicTrack treadmills of today are not same as those manufactured by the company which was once the best company in terms of quality. Nowadays, the treadmills are not up to standard and efficiency compared to those manufactured years back.

These low budget treadmills are not in any way worth what you are paying for even after discounting. The 50% off sales you see hanging on the NordicTrack treadmills in Sears should not trick you into buying them.

In order to help you in determining whether one of the company’s leading product, NordicTrack T5.7 is of good quality or not, we felt it was our responsibility to review it for you and give you the pros and cons of the machine.

NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill PROS

-Has quality LCD display for analysis and progress reports.

-IPod compatible

-Compatible with iFit technology powered by Google Maps.

-Pre-programmed workout guide by Jillian Michaels

-Pulse grips to help in accurately monitoring your heart.

NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill PROS

-2.5 chp motor

-Low budget, low-quality product with high price tags.

-A top running speed of just 10 mph

-Restricted running area of only about 20 by 55 of space available.

-Even with assistance it is very hard to assemble the treadmill.

-In order to make sure that all the features are fully used, you have to look for expensive accessories.


Our Take

You can now purchase Nordic Track T5.7 exclusively through Sears. Many Canada customers are not yet decided on whether they should invest in this market leader. Based on what we have seen on the different NordicTrack treadmill reviews, mostly concerning the NordicTrack C2150 and NordicTrack T5.7, it is wise to avoid buying any NordicTrack Treadmill.

There is no need to buy a product that is not worth your money. We are always looking for a product that can last long enough and not for a product you pay a lot for and end up regretting your decision if it underperforms than you expected.

Besides the whistles and few little bells that come with the Nordic Track T5.7 treadmill, there are no other advantages associated with the treadmill. These features have nothing to do with the quality or efficiency of the treadmill. Fitness expert Jillian Michaels has a collection of DVDs and video games that can offer training advice on how you should perform your workouts.

Nordic Track T5.7 is not in any closer to the only treadmill compatible with MP3 players and your iPod. If you do not need the whistles and bells associated with the Nordic T5.7, then it is better for you to choose another type of treadmill from the many varieties in the market.

Horizon T101 should be your choice if you want a powerful treadmill that is both efficient and of good quality and also worth your money. This treadmill has a 2.25 horsepower motor. However, it is able to work well continuously and quietly every single day you workout.

You have the ability to maximize the 20 by a 55-inch belt that comes with the treadmill as it can reach an incline of 10%. In order to make sure you get the most out of your workouts, the treadmill, you have about ten programming options to choose from. These include calories, time, intervals, calories and overall weight loss.

The Horizon T101 comes with sonic surround speakers meaning that you do not have to worry about enjoying your music on your MP3 player. Because the treadmill is fully equipped to handle a maximum weight of 300 pounds you do not have to worry about how heavy you may be to avoid being too heavy for the treadmill.

Even though you will get a one year warranty on parts and labor, the treadmill comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor and the frame of the Horizon T101. We hope that you will go out there shopping for your fitness equipment with a keen mind. All the best during your workouts and may you shop for the best equipment.

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