NordicTrack T14.0 Treadmill Review

The Nordic Track T14.0 Treadmill is a premium range machine from the gobal fitness equipment giant Icon. The Nordic Track brand represents their higher-end products and in turn the T14.0 is close to the top of the Nordic Track treadmill range.

Let’s start with the basics: This treadmill is powered by a large 2.75 horsepower continuous duty motor, has a 20 inch by 60 inch running belt, a top speed of 22 kph (13.7 mph) and a maximum incline of 12%. These specifications are among the best for any machine that retails for under £1000.

We found the Nordic T14.0 treadmill to be a solid and sturdy machine and the roomy running belt provides an extra sense of security when running.  The running deck is cushioned using Nordic Track’s “ComfortShox” cushioning system. Certainly, we can confirm that this does provide a nice feel when running on the deck and that the deck is able to absorb heel impact well.

The console of this treadmill is one of the most intuitive that we’ve come across. On either side of the console are a set of short-cut keys which enable the speed or incline of the treadmill to be set with a single touch – perfect for those that just want to get on the treadmill, press start and then manually control their workout! The center-piece of the console is a large touch screen LCD – something that we’ve not seen on a treadmill at the mid-level price point! This touch screen display provides a very easy user interface for accessing all of the immense programme functinality available on this treadmill.

There are 22 pre-set programmes grouped as 16 performance workouts (10 timed and 6 distance ones) and 6 weight loss workouts. Navigating throught the comprehensive range of programmes is straightforward using the touch screen and the display shows all of the important characteristics of a programme (including its speed profile in a chart) and with the proformance workouts, the intensity levels of individual programmes can be set.

In addition to all the pre-set programmes, the Nordic T14.0 features a competition training facility. This type of functionality was first seen on the highly successful C2500 treadmill and proved to be a major attraction of that treadmill (now discontinued). The functionality has been upgraded and enhanced to take advantage of the T14’s large, graphics capable LCD screen. Using this facility you either race against a single computer generated opponent or alternatively, a pack of virtual opponents. This feature provides motivation to runners of all fitness levels, as the the fitness levels of the virtual opponents can be set to try to match the user’s fitness level!

The most impressive feature of this treadmill is unlocked by inserting the optional iFit Live module into the console and registering for you iFit Live account online. With iFit Live, the Nordic Track T14.0 makes use of a home WiFi network to access your iFit.com account. At its most basic level, this enables custom programmes that are designed online to be downloaded to the treadmill and for all the exercise data from a particular session to the uploaded and stored against your profile online. However, iFit Live is a rather polished offering that is intergrated with google maps. This enables you to plot the course of a run anywhere in the world. When running a customer designed iFit Live trail, a laptop may be placed on the console of the T14.0 and the it’s possible to see the actual course being run in an updating Google street view mode. The iFit Live functionality is truely impressive and brings treadmill running into the Internet age, and for those with an iPhone, there is even an app available that allows food intake to be recorded against the profile, enabling goal specific tracking on iFit.com.

As expected with the premium grade treadmill, there is a Polar heart rate receiver built into the console and the Polar chest belt is included as standard.  The built-in speakers are of a decent quality, though we would never rate a treadmill by the quality of speakers! A dual speed cooling fan is also provided – whilst seemingly trivial, it provides a very welcome stream of air to cool the body during a running session.

In terms of warranty, it’s standard issue NordicTrack: Lifetime frame, 10 years motor warranty and 2 years onsite parts and labour as long as the machine is registered on their website within 28 days of purchase. Whilst not the longest warranty period on the market, it’s pretty decent. Please note that due to the weight of this machine, the warranty is invalidated if the product is not delivered using a 2-man delivery service. We can confirm that Sweatband only delivery this item using a 2-man service.

Best Price

The NordicTrack T14.0 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 T14.0 folding treadmill is a heavyweight treadmill that is both powerful and feature rich. It has a big motor, large and well cushioned running deck, a very high top speed as well as decent incline. These characteristics alone would make this one of the best value treadmills at under £1000. The competition training and iFit Live feature propel this treadmill into a league of its own!

NordicTrack T14.0 Specifications

  • 2.75 HP commercial grade motor
  • 0 – 22 km/H speed range (0 – 13.7 mph)
  • 0 – 12% Incline
  • Digital Quick InclineTM changes incline with one touch
  • Fold-up treadmill using Space SaverTM technology
  • Large, clear LCD which is also a touch screen
  • 22 pre-set programmes
  • iFit Live compatible
  • Competition Training Center for virtual racing
  • ComfortShox cushioning
  • Maximum user weight – 159kg (25 stones)
  • 50 x 150cm walking/running surface
  • Hand Grips and chest strap for heart rate monitoring

NordicTrack T14.0 - Console / Display Unit

NordicTrack T14.0 - User Reviews

The Pros

  • The large running belt.
  • The feel of the cushioned running deck
  • The iFit Live and Google Maps integration
  • The sound quality from the speakers
  • Competition training feature
  • Value for Money
  • The cooling fan

The Cons

  • Initial assembly requires two people and can take about an hour.
NordicTrack T14.0 Reviewer Ratings

Power - 9.5
Appearance - 8.5
Running Area - 9.5
Comfort - 8
Reliability - 8
Noise - 8
Ease Of Use - 9
Controls - 8
Warranty - 9
Value for Money - 9
Best Price

The NordicTrack T14.0 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

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