NordicTrack C2000 Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack C2000 Treadmill has a very impressive specification and one of the cheapest on the market to our knowledge with iFit software.

You choose from a number of programmes depending on your requirements such as weightloss, improving fitness or body sculpting and then insert the card into the console.

The iFit programme now controls your treadmill and actually starts talking to you! Technology can be a wonderful thing and we feel this is a great feature to help you achieve your fitness targets – if you can used to the American accent, why don’t they do Brummie or Geordie :0)

They look like the cards you use in a digital camera so be careful not to lose it. The iFit SD card programmes cost around £25 and look to be good value for money – Sweatband.com have treadmill cards starting at £19.99 – click here to see what’s on offer.

Anyway, enough of R2D2, what about the treadmill? Well, as you’d expect from NordicTrack it looks very stylish almost to the point of minimalist. It has a good sized belt with plenty of width and feels comfortable and stable under foot. You can adjust the feel of the deck with NordicTrack’s DurastrideTM slide cushion with 3 settings to replicate the sensation of the road through to grass.

The ability to change the shock absorption setting is very useful. If you’re overweight or recovering from an injury the higher levels help to reduce stress on your joints. As you lose the weight and feel more confident the lower settings could be used to prepare you for road-running.

The NordicTrack C2000 comes with 15 programmes that include weightloss, performance and aerobic options plus whatever you choose to add if you buy an iFit card. You can measure your heart rate using either the grips on the handles or use the strap included in the price. The folding mechanism is easy to use and it folds into quite a compact size.

The console has a good sized display which is easy to read, the controls are straightforward with one touch speed and incline functions. It has speakers and a port for your iPod or for use with the iFit workouts.

The 2.00 HP motor is quiet and according to NordicTrack can be run non-stop for up to 5 hours! That should be enough for most runners we think or for all the family to go one after the other.

The warranty is excellent, it comes with lifetime frame cover, 10 years on the motor and 2 years full on site parts and labour.

Best Price

The C2000 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Review Summary - In Brief

The NordicTrack C2000 treadmill is a decent piece of kit but it's aged now and has been surpassed by newer machines with modern features and better value for money. If you're interested in a treadmill along the lines of the C2000 then we'd suggest the new  ProForm 545i that we've just tested. It's made by the same manufacturer that makes NordicTrack and has a full-sized deck, good motor power & top speed and is very comfortable to run on, plus it offers excellent value for money.

C2000 Specifications

  • 2.00 HP commercial grade motor
  • 0 – 20 km/H speed range (0 – 12 mph)
  • 0 – 12% Incline
  • Digital Quick InclineTM changes incline with one touch
  • Fold-up treadmill using Space SaverTM technolody
  • LCD high resolution backlit display see below with iPod USB plug and 2 speakers
  • 15 pre-set programmes
  • iFit SD Card compatible for interactove workouts
  • DurastrideTM adjustable cushioning
  • Maximum user weight – 135 kg (300 lbs)
  • 50 x 152cm walking/running surface
  • Hand Grips or chest strap heart rate sensor
  • 185 (L) x 90 (W) x 160 (H) cm floor (open)
  • 89 (L) x 90 (W) x 191 (H) cm fold-up (closed)
  • 98 kg machine weight

NordicTrack C2000 - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack C2000 Treadmill console

NordicTrack C2000 - User Reviews

The Pros

  • The wide running belt.
  • The adjustable cushioning system.
  • The look and feel of the machine.
  • The iFit SD card programmes for motivation and guidance.
  • The console controls and socket for an iPod.
  • Excellent warranty on a machine costing this much.

The Cons

  • Apart from the accent on the iFit programmes we can't really find any yet.
NordicTrack C2000 Reviewer Ratings

Power - 8
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 8.5
Comfort - 8.5
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Controls - 8
Warranty - 9
Best Price

The C2000 is not currently available from any retailers we're aware of in the UK.
It may be worth looking for a used machine on ebay

Also see our Treadmill Comparison Table

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