NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill Review

Whether you’re considering buying your first treadmill, or are in the market for an upgrade, NordicTrack has made it its business to make sure that there’s something in the range to suit you. We took a look at their C 700 treadmill to get the low down. Here’s what we found..

Assembly of the C 700 is very much like most treadmills of this size. While not complicated, the assembly definitely requires two people to complete, especially when needing to move the base around while fitting the uprights, and also when attaching the console. Allow about an hour for this build in total if you’re handy. If you’re not handy, allow a little more and you should be fine.

First impressions are that this is a solid bit of kit. A quick ‘shake test’ reveals that while the C 700 does move about a bit, it’s still solid enough for us to be able to say that this is a sturdy, well put together running machine. With a footprint of 185cm x 85cm (72.8″ x33.5″) and a kerb weight of 93kg (205lbs) this is certainly isn’t a compact model. That being said, it’s not a full-sized behemoth either putting it in the upper-mid sized bracket of machines. This is reflected in the 51 x 140cm (20.1″ x 55.1″) running belt which provides plenty of space to move around while feeling safe. The impact absorption is provided by NordicTrack’s Flexselect™ cushioning system which allows you to adjust how hard or soft the landing is. The harder setting mimics running on the road while the softer setting will appeal to anyone who wants to look after their joints a bit more! This system is tried and tested and provides plenty of joint protection, especially on the softer setting. As a result, the C 700 feels good to run on and whether you’re training for a marathon or just want to lose a few pounds.

The C 700 has a top speed of 20kph (12.4mph) and an maximum incline of 10%. These specs will be fine for the majority of users but for those who are involved in competitive running events or those training for more challenging types of competition such as Tough Mudder or Triathlon then the maximum 10% incline is likely to fall short of providing suitable training. Should your aim be to lose a few pounds and improve your cardio fitness then the cushioning system and the 2.75 horsepower continuous duty motor make this is a respectable choice of machine.

All training data including calories, time, incline, pulse, and speed is displayed in realtime on the multi-window LED display making it easy to track your progress throughout your run. The LEDs are bright and easy to see, even in bright light conditions making it suitable for just about any room. In terms of workouts the console features 20 preset workouts, target based training and a manual mode. This provides plenty of different ways to train and to target different goals effectively. The buttons are laid out logically and are easy to understand with fast access one-touch keys for both speed and incline making it easy to switch to different settings with the single press of a button. If you need more help in terms of motivation then you can subscribe to the iFit service for access to personal trainer-led workout videos, races against other runners across various courses, mapped running routes on Google maps and quite a bit more. Subscribe to iFit and you’ll get access to roughly 400 videos in a library that’s growing all the time. While iFit is a paid subscription service a 12-month subscription is included for free to purchasers of this model. For full details on everything iFit click here to visit their website.

Other features include Bluetooth heart rate receiver (chest belt sold separately), dual 2 inch speakers, workout fan, accessories tray and tablet holder. The NordicTrack C 700 also comes with a lifetime frame, 10-years motor and 2-years parts and labour warranty.

Best Price

Currently available for £699.00 from NordicTrack

Review Summary - In Brief

The NordicTrack C 700 is very much what you'd expected to see from a mid-priced NordicTrack running machine. It's got plenty of programmes, features a good-sized deck and has all the trimmings of workout cooling fan, speakers and Bluetooth connectivity et al that are the hallmarks of a modern NordicTrack machine. It makes a decent, sensible choice for general fitness maintenance/improvement but isn't so great for event training despite the adjustable cushioning. If it's the latter driving your treadmill purchase or if you're worried about outgrowing the C 700 then it's worth considering the DKN EzRun which for a little less money provides you with a steeper 12% incline, a slightly wider running deck, and more onboard workouts making it a better choice, as well as a cheaper one, for this type of training.

NordicTrack C 700 Specifications

  • 2.75 HP Commercial Motor
  • 0 – 20kph (0 – 12.4mph) speed range with OneTouch™ controls
  • 0-10% digital incline range
  • 51 (20.1″) x 140cm (55.1″) running deck
  • Console Multi-Window LED Display
  • Console feedback: Calories, time, incline, pulse, HR, and speed
  • Programs including 20 built-in workouts plus iFit Bluetooth Integrated (requires iFit account)
  • Heart rate measurement via dual EKG pulse grips with Smart BlueTooth (BLE) Chest belt Compatible
  • Additionally: 1-year iFit Membership included, dual 2″ Speakers, AutoBreeze™ workout fan, tablet holder, dual water bottle holder
  • Conveniences: 1.9″ Roller, SpaceSaver® folding design with EasyLift™ Assist
  • Product weight: 93kg (205lbs)
  • Max. user weight: 125kg (275.6lbs)
  • Dimensions in use (L x W x H): 185cm (72.8″) x 85cm (33.5″) x 150cm (59″)
  • Dimensions folded (L x W x H): 91cm (35.8″) x 1cm (0.4″) x 176cm (69.3″)
  • Lifetime frame warranty, 10-years for motor, 2-years for parts and labour (registration within 28 days of purchase and getting 2nd year of coverage required)

NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • iFit compatible
  • Powerful motor
  • Easy to see LED display

The Cons

  • 10% incline not all that steep
NordicTrack C 700 Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8
Appearance - 7
Running Area - 7
Comfort - 7.5
Reliability - 7.5
Noise - 7.5
Ease Of Use - 7
Controls - 7
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 7
Best Price

Currently available for £699.00 from NordicTrack

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