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NordicTrack 1750 vs Bowflex BXT216

The NordicTrack 1750 and Bowflex BXT216 are both high end treadmills that has many positive feedback from the users.

The BXT216 has a slightly more powerful motor (3.5 CHP vs 4 CHP), it has a larger maximum user weight capacity. The NordicTrack 1750, on the other side, can both incline and decline and has iFit support.

Note: We have updated our comparison to include the latest version of NordicTrack 1750!

NordicTrack Commercial 1750
Bowflex BXT216

The Nordic Track Commercial 1750 is one of the best treadmills you can buy under $2000. It has an extra large running area, a 3.5 CHP motor, and a 14-inch  iFit Coach ready console.  You can set the incline and decline angle between -3  to  +12% degrees with quick Incline/Decline Control.

The Bowflex BXT216 is a treadmill with all features you need. It has a strong 4 CHP motor, 9-inch display, quick control buttons, wireless heart rate chest strap for comfort. It can reach 12  MPH speed, %15 incline. It features Explore the World App so the treadmill automatically adjusts itself as you run through virtual terrain around the globe.

The treadmill also has a  3-speed fan and Bluetooth connectivity.

Spec Comparison

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Bowflex BXT216

Running Area

When choosing a treadmill consider how you will use the treadmill mostly and the space available in your room. An 18-inch belt is suitable for walking. For runners, we recommend  20 inches or wider.

The length of a belt can vary from 50” to 65”.  55 inches will work for most people but, if you’re taller than 6 feet go longer.

22″ x 60″

22″ x 60″


Foldable treadmills allow you to fold up the machine in seconds and store away to conserve space. Both treadmills are easy to fold up.

Motor Power (HP)

The more power a treadmill motor has the faster it’ll be at changing speeds. We recommended treadmills with a motor of at least 2.5 horsepower or more.


Maximum Weight Capacity (LBS)


Maximum Speed (MPH)

Today there are many entry-level treadmills that reach 12 mph. 10 mph is the minimum speed for running, but we recommend you to get one that can reach 12 mph.


Incline, Decline Features

-3% – 12%, automatic incline/decline.

15%, automatic incline

Heart Rate Monitor

Knowing your heart rate during a workout is important for maximum fitness benefits. Today we have many methods to measure our heart rate, but a built-in heart rate monitor has other advantages, like heart rate oriented workout programs.

It supports Bluetooth heart rate monitoring but it is not included so you have to  purchase it separately.

Wireless heart rate chest strap

Console and Display Properties

The NordicTrack 1750 has a 14” Smart Tilt and Pivot HD Touchscreen.

9″ full color back-lit LCD display

Touch Screen

Cooling Fan

Tech-Features and Connectivity

  • iFit Live Technology Compatible
  • Workout routes powered by Google Maps
  • 14″ Smart HD touchscreen, iFit coach ready
  • Bluetooth audio capabilities
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Connect with Explore the World™ App
  • 11 “Push and Go” workout programs
  • Wireless heart rate chest strap
  • 9″ full color back-lit LCD display
  • USB charging port for devices
  • Integrated handrail controls