Today we’ll be looking at two treadmills that come with all the features most people would need and fall into the same price point. Breaking down the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 vs Bowflex Treadmill 10.
NordicTrack is one of the most trusted brands in home fitness. With their treadmills being some of the highest rated on the market. Then there is the Bowflex. A brand not known for treadmills that has built a feature rich machine, featuring a great price and one of the warranties from any treadmill maker.
There is a lot to love about both of these treadmills. And there are a lot of updates to the 2022 models. Let’s get to the breakdown.
Nordictrack Commercial 1750 vs Bowflex Treadmill 10 – Treadmill Review
- The new NordicTrack Commercial 1750 (2022) has been upgraded from the older generations. While the Bowflex Treadmill 10 is being discounted and still a great value.
- Both treadmills feature a 12mph max speed. They both also offer a 15% max incline.
- But the Bowflex offers a -5% decline. Compared to a -3% decline on the NordicTrack.
- The Commercial 1750 has a 3.5 Continues HorsePower (CHP) motor. Bowflex does not list the engine strength on the Treadmill 10.
- Bowflex’s Treadmill 10 is larger and has a 400lbs weight capacity. Compared to a 300lbs capacity on the NordicTrack.
- The Commercial 1750 features a 14 inch touch screen with tilts and turns. The Bowlex has a 10 inch screen then raises and tilts.
- The the NordicTrack and Bowflex fold up. making both easier to store.
- Bowflex offers a 15 year warranty on the frame and motor. While NordicTrack offers a 10 year frame and 2 year parts. More info both below.
- The 2022 Commercial 1750 does not have adjustable flex cushioning. They have removed the ability to change the cushioning to “pavement” mode and have kept it at it’s most cushioned level.
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Price: $1,899 (Should Include Delivery)
Dimensions: 80” L x 38” W x 65” H
Folded Dimensions: Does not fold
Belt: 60” L x 22” W
Weight: 340 lb
Screen Size: 14″ LCD Screen (tilt & pivot)
Running Tread Space: 60” Inches
Speed: Up to 12 mph
Incline: Up to 15 Levels
Decline: -3% Decline
Motor Power: 3.5 CHP
Warranty: 10-Year frame, 2-year parts and 1-year labor.
Ceiling height minimum: 24″ greater than the user’s height.
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Price: $1,599-$1,999 (Should Include Delivery)
Dimensions: 39.6” Wide x 85” Deep x 65.3” Tall
Folded Dimensions: 39.6″ wide x 44.5″ deep x 70″ tall.
Belt: Not listed, estimated 62” X 22”
Screen Size: 10″ LCD Screen (raise and tilt)
Running Tread Space: Not listed
Speed: Up to 12 mph
Incline: Up to 15 levels
Decline: -5% Decline
Motor Power: Not Provided
Warranty: 15-year frame and motor. 5 year mechanic parts. 2 years labor. 1 year electronics
Ceiling height minimum: User height plus 21″.
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When it comes to recognizable names in the fitness industry, both of these brands have it. With NordicTrack being founded in 1976 and Bowflex 10 years later in 1986. Both have been around a long time. And while neither brand started out specializing in treadmills, they have each become giants in the fitness industry producing a variety of fitness machines.
As pointed out in the quick comparison above. These two treadmills have a lot in common. But with enough differences that each has its specific advantages. Below is a more in depth breakdown of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs Bowflex Treadmill 10.
Nordictrack Commercial 1750
Looking at the new 2022 NordicTrack Commercial 1750, it’s a sleek looking treadmill. The 14” HD touchscreen is huge. And the new feature allowing it to be tilted and tuned, so it can be used for workouts off the treadmill is a game changer. There are button controls located below the touch screen, just above the front handle for use while running. Although I really wish they would have extended the side guards a bit. There is not a lot of room to grab once you get going. Especially when running at an incline.It would also be nice to see it fold for smaller storage.
Running on the Commercial 1750 is a joy. The cushioning on the tread is standard NordicTrack and incredibly comfortable to run on. And with a 3.5 CHP engine the treadmill has no problem pushing, even at the 15% incline. There is also a -3% decline option that is great for downhill work. The treadmill also integrates with the iFit app for interactive workouts. Allowing you to import routes from all of the world.
Overall, the new Commercial 1750 is a winner. There is no question they have packed a ton into the treadmill while keeping it at a dub $2,000 price point. Being a new model we don’t know how well the electronics will hold up. And they are only covered for 1 year. So that’s also something to take into account.
Bowflex Treadmill 10
By comparison, when you first see the Bowflex Treadmill 10 it feels a bit clunky. Not in a bad way. It’s just a little bit larger in footprint and you can tell they have packed a lot of features into this machine. Minus the “sleek” design that comes with the brand new 2022 design of the NordicTrack. It’s also being sold at a bit lower price point and has the ability to fold up. Which I’m sure played a part in the larger design. This larger design also comes with a 400lb weight capacity. 100lbs heavier than the NordicTrack. And has -2% more decline, with -5% total available.
Feature wise the Treadmill 10 has everything you could want. The 10” HD touchscreen raises and tilts. There is room for your tablet and two water bottle holders. Running on the Bowflex feels great. The larger size makes for a roomy running space and the tread seems to have a good amount of cushion. And I love the ability to run at a good decline. One of the things that most runners really need to work on.
For me, the motor felt good even at the 13% incline. But Bowflex doesn’t list the motors CHP which does give me a bit of pause. Considering it has 400lb capacity. I’m a big fan of having heavier users walk at an incline instead of running. Which can put a lot of strain in the motor. But they have a 15 year warranty on the motor which is one of the longest in the industry. Beyond that, this is a solid treadmill. And with the recent price drop for 2022 it may be one of the best bang for your buck treadmills on the market.
Below are images of the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 vs Bowflex Treadmill 10 for you to compare. They haven’t released any videos for the 2022 NordicTrack, but I’ll post it once they do.
Nordictrack Commercial 1750 Display
Bowflex Treadmill 10 Display
Looking at the Nordictrack Commercial 1750 vs Bowflex Treadmill 10, it’s easy to understand why a lot of people end up deciding between these two models. Both are feature rich and priced well compared to their competitors. And because they are so close in features and performance, to me it really comes down to aesthetic and design.
Which should I buy?
The new 2022 Nordictrack Commercial 1750 is a sleek looking machine that will stand out in your workout area. It is incredibly technology rich and with the 14 inch HD swivel screen, it’s designed for your off bike workout too. It’s everything you get from the Bowflex for just a couple hundred more. So for my needs I’m going with the NordicTrack.
Now there are a couple of reasons I would look at the Bowflex. If you are limited on space, the folding design seems to be a little more compact. It also has a 100lb higher weight capacity. So if you are looking for something to get started on your weight loss journey that can handle more weight. The Bowflex is a great choice at a lower price.
I just got the 2022 Nordictrack Commercial 1750 and I’m so so disappointed. They advertised runners flex cushioning like they had for years. There is zero cushioning. After days going back and forth with Nordictrack, they “apologize” but my brand new 2022 model doesn’t have that feature that was advertised. It feels extremely hard like concrete. Furthermore, they offered a tiny (insulting) credit for my “trouble”. I said I’d rather return it and get a treadmill with some kind of cushion. Not my fault it doesn’t have it when advertised. They said ok but you have to pay a $250 return fee. Unbelievable.
Hey Kimberly, I’m sorry you had that experience and really appreciate you leaving the comment so others will know. I’ve heard mixed reviews about Nordictracks customer support and $250 for a return for their mistake is ridiculous. I’m going to look into the runner flex cushioning on the 2022 model an make an update the article too.
Have you looked into this? I just ordered one of the newer models and the sales rep said, while it didn’t have adjustable cushioning like last years model (Pavement & Cushioning) they kept the cushioned setting and did away with the “pavement” option. I can’t imagine that a treadmill would feel like concrete. It should have some form of flexing, no?
I reached out to NordicTrack and this was their response. “We have removed the adjustable flex cushioning from the new 2022 model. It has been left at the most cushioned option but will not give you the option to stiffen up the cushioning.” So based on their response the deck should be on the most cushioned option.