When comparing high-end treadmills, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and Proform Pro 5000 models each share many similarities, including strong motors, large screens, power incline/decline capabilities, and support for a maximum user capacity of 300 lbs. In terms of construction, both models are built with durability in mind, with the ability to fold for easy storage.
However, they also have key differences that set them apart, let’s find out the differences.
Note: We have updated our comparison to include the latest models of NordicTrack 1750 and ProForm Pro 5000 for 2023! These latest versions come with some new features, improvements, and changes.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is one of the best treadmills you can buy around $2000. It has a 20″x60″ 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. It is an excellent treadmill for users of all abilities, from beginners to serious runners.
The PRO 5000 is one of the best treadmills you can buy if you are serious about your cardio training. It has a large 22″x60″ running area, a strong 4 CHP motor, and 14-inch touchscreen. You can set the incline and decline angle between -3 to +15% degrees with quick Incline/Decline Control.
NordicTrack 1750 vs ProForm 5000, Key Differences:
- While both offer iFit compatibility with their 14-inch screens, the NordicTrack 1750 is better optimized for iFit with a pivoting screen feature.
- The ProForm 5000 has a slightly stronger motor (3.75 CHP) compared to the NordicTrack 1750 (3.5 CHP).
- ProForm 5000 offers a larger incline range (-3% to 15%) than the NordicTrack 1750 (12% incline, -3% decline).
- The ProForm 5000 provides a wider running surface (22″) than the NordicTrack 1750 (20″).
- The ProForm 5000 has a better cushioning system.
NordicTrack Commercial 1750
Proform Pro 5000
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.
20″ 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.
-3% – 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. It does not have built-in pulse grips.
It supports Bluetooth heart rate monitoring (ArmBand Sold Separately). It does not have built-in pulse grips.
Console and Display Properties
The NordicTrack 1750 has a 14″ Smart HD touchscreen that allows you to go between workout programs, check your calorie and distance, watch TV, check your email, etc. It is iFit compatible.
The console’s 14-inch touchscreen gives access to iFit workouts. The Pro 5000 is enabled for iFit Coach, so you can simulate outdoor hiking on your treadmill with any Google Maps route.
Tech-Features and Connectivity
- iFit Live Technology Compatible
- Workout routes powered by Google Maps
- 14″ Smart HD touchscreen, iFit coach ready
- Bluetooth audio capabilities
- Workout routes powered by Google Maps
- iFit Enabled 14” HD Interactive Touchscreen Display
- iPod compatible audio with two speakers
- Android web browser
The PRO 5000 treadmill offers a lifetime warranty on both frame, alongside a 1-year labor warranty and a 2-year warranty for parts and electronics. In contrast, the NordicTrack 1750 provides a 10-year warranty on the frame, a 2-year warranty for parts, and a 1-year labor warranty.
In conclusion, the NordicTrack 1750 is perfect for those who want a technologically advanced, compact, and sturdy treadmill with an excellent iFit integration, whereas the ProForm 5000 might be more suitable for those looking for a powerful motor, a wider running area, and superior cushioning.