Currently available for £749.00 from John Lewis
NordicTrack T10.0 Treadmill Review
The NordicTrack T10.0 is a full-sized, mid-range general purpose running machine that’s aimed at just about everyone and anyone who wants to train on a treadmill. It’s positioned as the go-to machine for casual runners that want to improve their fitness and burn a few calories and also as the go-to machine for more serious runners that train every day and participate in events. Priced at the higher end of the scale for mid-range treadmills it doesn’t come cheap for a treadmill in this class, so what do you get for your money, and can it really satisfy more serious running needs at a sub-premium price point?
Before being able to test it we had to put it together first but being a NordicTrack machine this wasn’t a big deal. Once out of the box (getting it unpackaged is a process in its own right) assembly takes 2 people around 40 minutes to complete. Once assembled it’s reasonably sturdy but it’s a pity that NordicTrack has opted against fitting a stabilising crossbar underneath the console. Treadmills fitted with one are, 99.9% of the time, more sturdy and shake less when you’re running on them. It’s only a small thing too so it’s a surprise and a bit of a disappointment that one hasn’t been included here as it does mean that the T10.0 shakes a bit more than it really needs to when being run on. Still, it’s relatively sturdy and the quality of the components is, of course, a match for most other running machines in this class.
In terms of performance, the T10.0 offers up plenty enough of it to satisfy all but the most hardcore of runners. The 3.0 horsepower drive motor is nice and quiet and powerful enough to propel the running belt along to its top speed of 22kph (13.6mph) with the deck raised to the maximum 12% incline and someone approaching the max user weight running on it, without showing any signs of straining. That should be plenty enough performance for anyone that this treadmill is aimed at.
At 50cm x 152cm (19.7″ x 59.8″) the running area is approaching the maximum size that you’re ever going to find on a treadmill that’s anything less than a top-end premium model. It provides plenty of space to move around on both in terms of width and length and it’s unlikely that you’ll find yourself needing more room. The cushioning on the T10.0 is, as you’d expect from a NordicTrack machine, very good. It’s adjustable too so it’s possible to make the deck a bit firmer or a bit softer according to how you prefer to train. In practice, most people will find a setting and just leave it there but it’s easy enough to adjust so if different users really need to make changes each time it’s their turn to run, then this shouldn’t be a problem.
There are plenty of training options here with 20 preset workouts built into the console, a manual mode, and the added option of signing up to the iFit interactive training service which currently costs just under £100 a year and opens the door to a huge world of high definition personal trainer-led workouts, the ability to race against other runners, and a lot more. The 7″ backlit LCD display does a perfectly acceptable job of displaying the training data (speed, distance, calories burned, incline and so on) and it’s also possible to switch the unit measurements from kilometres to miles which is a nice touch. All the buttons on the console make logical sense and it’s possible to just jump on and start a manual run without having to read the instructions proving a no-frills option for those that can’t be bothered with technology.
The T10.0 also features stereo speakers, cooling fan, water bottle holder and tablet holder. It also comes with NordicTrack’s lifetime frame, 10 year motor and 2 year parts and labour on-site warranty for peace of mind.
The conclusion here is that if you’re happy to pay something of a premium, then you’ll get a treadmill that’s good value for money and likely to satisfy your needs. It’s not perfect however and we’d say that some of those premium features, like the large motor, are only marginally premium when compared with other models. So while the spec is a leading one, it is only marginally so. As such it’s down to the buyer to decide whether it’s worth paying that bit more than the alternatives out there.
The NordicTrack T10.0 is definitely suited to a very wide range of people and uses. With a comfy, spacious deck, powerful motor, good number of workouts and a proper 12% incline. Though, given its price, the lack of a stabilising crossbar is disappointing as it would make it more sturdy.
NordicTrack T10.0 Specifications
- 3.0 HP DURX™ Commercial Motor
- 0 – 22kph (0 – 13.7mph) speed range
- 0 – 12% incline range
- Console with 7″ backlit iFit display with 1-Touch™ controls
- Console feedback: speed, distance, time, calories, pulse, workout intensity level, vertical meters climbed
- Adjustable FlexSelect cushioning
- 20 preset programmes (including Manual, fitness goals, target calorie-burning, incline, speed and intensity.) with iFit® technology interactive workout program
- Heart rate measurement via pulse grips and wireless receiver
- Additionally: Bluetooth® Smart enabled, audio port and built-in sound system, 2-inch speakers, tablet holder, workout fans, SpaceSaver® technology with EasyLift™ Assist
- Conveniences: foldable, transportation wheels
- 51cm (20’’) x 152cm (59.8’’) running deck
- 93kg (205lbs) product weight
- 125kg (275.6lbs) max. user weight
- Dimensions in use (L x W x H): 202cm (79.5’’) x 91cm (35.8’’) x 161cm (63.4’’)
- Dimensions folded (L x W x H): 176cm (69.3’’) x 91cm (35.8’’) x 105cm (41.3’’)
- Mains power supply
- Warranty: Parts and labour for 2 years. Frame for lifetime. Motor for 10 years. Registration required within 28 days
NordicTrack T10.0 Treadmill - Console / Display Unit
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