The NordicTrack 1750 and NordicTrack T 8.5 S are both top-notch treadmills from NordicTrack. The 1750 is a commercial treadmill that has a 3.5 CHP motor and has an extra-large 22” x 60” running area, just slightly wider than the 20” x 60” belt of the T 8.5 S.
Note: We have updated our comparison to include the latest models of NordicTrack for 2023! These latest versions come with some new features and improvements.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is one of the best treadmills you can buy about $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 NordicTrack T 8.5 S is a great treadmill with many handy features. It has a strong 3.5 CHP motor, a 10-inch smart HD interactive display, quick control buttons, and an EKG grip pulse heart rate monitor. It can reach a maximum speed of 12 MPH and a 12% incline.
Nordictrack 1750 vs T 8.5 S, Key Differences
What really sets the Commercial 1750 apart is its 14” Smart Tilt and Pivot HD Touchscreen which is larger compared to the 10” touchscreen of the T 8.5 S. Both treadmills are iFit ready and come with a free 30-day iFit Family Plan membership. However, the 1750 allows you adjsut the incline and decline between -3% to +12% degrees, while the 8.5 S caps out at +12% incline without any decline. They both share the SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist so you can fold them up easily when not in use.
The NordicTrack 1750’s touchscreen display is not only bigger but also pivots, giving you that extra bit of customizability. Both machine have 50 onboard programs for those who don’t want to use or pay for iFit after the trial.
Both the NordicTrack 1750 and NordicTrack T 8.5 S offer the same solid guarantee. They come with a 10-year frame warranty, a 2-year parts warranty, and a 1-year labor warranty, ensuring you have peace of mind with your purchase.
One key difference is that the 8.5 S comes equipped with EKG grip sensors on the handlebars for heart rate zone training, whereas the 1750 does not have any built-in heart rate monitors. If you want to monitor your heart rate on the 1750, you’ll need to use a wireless monitor, which, unfortunately, is not included with the treadmill.
- The NordicTrack 1750 has a 14” Smart Tilt and Pivot HD Touchscreen, compared to a 10” touchscreen for the T 8.5 S.
- Both treadmills have a 3.5 CHP motor and are iFit ready with a 30-day free trial.
- The 1750 features incline/decline from -3 to +12 degrees, while the T 8.5 S has up to +12% incline with no decline.
- The running area of the 1750 is wider at 22” compared to 20” on the T 8.5 S.
- Both have SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist for convenient folding and storage.
- The NordicTrack 1750 does not have any built-in heart rate monitors.
NordicTrack Commercial 1750
NordicTrack T 8.5 S
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″
20″ 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% to 12%, automatic incline/decline.
12%, automatic incline / no decline
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.
EKG Grip Pulse Heart rate monitor, Heart rate chest strap not included
Console and Display Properties
The NordicTrack 1750 has a 14” Smart Tilt and Pivot HD Touchscreen that allows you to go between workout programs, check your calorie and distance. It is iFit compatible.
10″ HD Interactive Touchscreen Display
Both devices can connect to the internet but it is limited to manufacturers provided services and content.
Tech-Features and Connectivity
- iFit Live Technology Compatible, comes with 30-day free iFit membership
- Workout routes powered by Google Maps
- 14″ Smart Tilt and Pivot HD Touchscreen, iFit coach ready
- Bluetooth audio capabilities
- 0-12% Digital Quick Incline control
- iFit Compatible, comes with 30-day free iFit membership
- Innovative SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist
- Two 2-inch Amplified Speakers
- 10″ HD Interactive Touchscreen Display