NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Review

With so many different models in the current NordicTrack range, it’s easy to feel like a kid in a candy shop and be presented with so many options that it’s very difficult to decide which model is right for you. The NordicTrack EXP 10i is a high-end model in the current range that we decided to get a closer look at to see how it compares.

Like all treads, the C2450 requires assembly. Being a NordicTrack product it’s not surprising that we didn’t encounter any issues during the installation process and that the instructions make complete sense and are easy to follow. 35 minutes after opening the box we were ready to embark on a maiden run.

Whatever your size, you won’t be pushed for space on this treadmill. There’s a generously proportioned 55 x 152cm (21.6″ x 59.8″) running deck which is more than plenty for anyone that doesn’t have a special requirement. The belt is driven by a powerful 4.0 horsepower motor which made light work of every single tester that stepped on board. Even when set to the maximum, and rather monstrous, 15% incline and with runners of well over 100kg stamping away it seemed not to bat an eyelid. There’s also a -3% decline function on the C2450 which helps to simulate real-world conditions on your run, something that’s bound to be of interest to the more hardcore runners out there. The run this treadmill delivers is very good and that’s not just because you’ve got acres of space to move around on, it’s also because the cushioning on this model is NordicTrack’s proprietary FlexSelect system that makes it possible to change the settings from high-impact absorption to road simulation. It works well and there’s a very noticeable difference depending on the setting so this isn’t just a gimmick. This is also a quiet treadmill and that’s down to the large motor never having to strain and the large 2.5″ diameter front and rear rollers which do a great job of eliminating “whine” and help to increase the lifespan of the machine by allowing for slower rotation at higher speeds. When set to its maximum speed of 22kph it’s still really not that loud which really does highlight the quality of the internal components used here. All of these elements come together to deliver a really comfortable and always challenging run.

It’s highly unlikely that you’ll get bored running on this particular treadmill because NordicTrack has fitted a 10″ HD touchscreen display that’s used to interact with the menus. There are also hard buttons that allow for quick selection of speed an incline settings with a single press and controls for the stereo speakers and 2-speed cooling fan. That 10″ touch-screen is great, making it effortless to access all the different workouts. It’s worth noting here however that all the available workouts are streamed to the console so you’ll need a WiFi connection to access them. The manual mode doesn’t need a connection, but all the workouts do.  Even more training options are available via the subscription-based iFit interactive training service. Subscribe to iFit (subscription sold separately) and you can download even more workouts, track your fitness improvements, plot your own running routes anywhere around the world using Google maps and access a whole range of other features such as dietary advice and personal trainer developed 8-week fitness programmes. There’s also a large library of more than 400 HD videos featuring pro personal trainers that run through exotic global locations staying with you and encouraging and motivating you and we found these to be really entertaining and effective. There’s also a Bluetooth connection available so you can connect a smart device and access your iFit account while running. iFit does a whole lot more than this and if you want to know the details it’s worth visiting the iFit website for all the details.

There’s also an accessories tray, dual water bottle holders and a stabilising crossbar for increased stability. The C2450 is also covered by NordicTrack’s lifetime frame, 10-year motor and 2-year on-site parts and labour warranty.

Best Price

Currently available for £1804.05 from Sweatband.com

To get the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill for only £1804.05, enter voucher code NT5 on the Sweatband.com basket page!

Review Summary - In Brief

We really like the NordicTrack EXP 10i. It's as well built as anything on the market in this price bracket right now, it's easy to use, delivers a great running experience and has enough training options to keep you from getting bored. It also has the option of iFit if you like to compete against other runners or like guided training videos. This is an excellent choice as a family treadmill. But if you do need something even more impressive, then it's worth considering the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 which gives you a significantly larger 4.25hp motor, features the incline/decline system but gives you more incline at 15%, has larger 2.5" rollers, and features a larger running area that's 4cm wider than the EXP10. But, thanks to an almost unbelievable offer, the C2950 currently costs under £100 more than the EXP10 making the choice between the two a bit of a no-brainer in our opinion.

NordicTrack EXP 10i Specifications

  • 3.5 CHP motor
  • 0-22kph (0-13.7mph) speed range with Quick Speed™ controls
  • -3% to +12% power-adjustable decline/incline with Quick Incline™/Quick Decline™  controls
  • 51cm (20”) x 152cm (60”) running surface
  •  1.9” precision machined and balanced non-flex rollers
  • FlexSelect ™ cushioning technology
  • 10″ full-colour touchscreen display
  • Feedback: Incline, time, calories, distance, speed, pulse
  • Programmes: Manual mode, access to 50+ video workouts and a daily updated map based workout
  • iFit® Coach Enabled (30-days Family membership included)
  • All programmes, as well as iFit® Coach require a Wi-Fi based Internet connection
  • Heart rate measurement via Bluetooth® Smart wireless receiver (chest strap optional)
  • SpaceSaver® design with EasyLift™ Assist
  • Audio: iPod®/mp3 player compatible Bluetooth audio, dual 2-inch speakers
  • Extras: Accessory tray, dual water bottle holder, AutoBreeze™ workout fan
  • Dimensions in Use (L x W x H): 180cm (71”) x 99cm (39”) x 151cm (59”)
  • Folded Dimensions(L x W x H): 110cm (43″) x 99cm (39″) x 181cm (71″)
  • Max. User Weight: 136kg (300lbs)
  • Product Weight: 92kg (203lbs)
  • Transportation wheels
  • Mains powered
  • Warranty: Lifetime frame, 10 years motor, 2 years parts and labour (if registered within 28 days of purchase)

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill - User Reviews

The Pros

  • Large oversized running area
  • Adjustable cushioning
  • Full colour touch-screen
  • Wide range of workout options and videos
  • Large motor
  • Well built

The Cons

  • WiFi and good internet connection a must
NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8.5
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 9
Comfort - 9
Reliability - 8.5
Noise - 9
Ease Of Use - 8.5
Controls - 9
Warranty - 8.5
Value for Money - 9
Best Price

Currently available for £1804.05 from Sweatband.com

To get the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill for only £1804.05, enter voucher code NT5 on the Sweatband.com basket page!

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