The NordicTrack C1250 treadmill has a touch screen display with an internet browser pre-loaded so you can surf the Web while you workout. Another interesting feature is that iFit® Live is included as standard equipment.
The console has a 10" full-color Touch Screen with a built-in browser window powered by Android™. The display also tracks your workout speed, time, incline, distance, pulse, and calories burned. Pre-set programs of the NordicTrack C1250 treadmill include 7 high intensity, 7 incline, 6 speed, and 6 calorie-burn workouts, as well as iFit® Live accessibility.
With the integrated iFit Live, you can train with Jillian Michaels, run trails all over the world via Google Maps, customize your own fitness program, and manage your online profile.
The full specs on the NordicTrack C1250 are:
*requires access to your home’s wireless internet network.
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Nordictrack has pulled out all the stops to produce a new feature-rich treadmill for 2011. The Nordictrack C1250 treadmill is a dream machine that offers air-based QuadFlex™ Cushioning, a durable commercial pro motor, 20" x 60" running area, heavy duty treadmill belt, an incline up to 15%, and 1-Touch™ speed and incline controls.
The NordicTrack C1250 has a plug-in port for your iPod® or MP3 player that can play through interactive speakers with 3" high-excursion drivers. The warranty is one of NordicTrack’s best ever: 5 years for parts and electronics, 2-years for in-home service, and lifetime on the frame and motor.
There are no reviews on the NordicTrack C1250 yet, but the treadmill component quality and warranty matches what competitors such as Lifespan, Sole, Pacemaster, and Vision are doing. The wireless network access is sure to attract buyers who want to read emails and news, and download videos while walking or running.
So the proper question to ask is, do you want to web browse while you walk, and is this your ideal way to stay entertained during workout sessions? The touch screen display + internet access is the only reason to buy this model, otherwise, there are many many treadmills to choose from that offer this level of power, cushioning, programs, warranty, etc.
NordicTrack is developing the technology and features so they can be more competitive in the plus-$2000 treadmill market. They have a winner here: the specs are all standard for machines in this price range and the inclusion of the 10" Touch Screen, web browsing, and iFit Live programming sweetens the deal, and it is a Good Deal.
The NordicTrack C1250 treadmill is $2,499 including free shipping. You can also opt for No Interest payments for 6 months. NordicTrack has periodic sales on most products, so you may want to wait and see if the price on this one drops $500 or more.