The NordicTrack Elite 2900 Treadmill with iFIT® Technology

The NordicTrack Elite 2900 treadmill comes installed with the innovative iFIT® technology which allows users to plug in “cards” containing workouts designed by certified personal trainers. There are four cards, each with 24 workouts that cover an 8-week period. In addition, an audio program on each workout contains recorded tips by the trainer on motivation, breathing, posture and so on.

The Machine

Included in the 21 programs on the NordicTrack Elite 2900 treadmill, 15 are pre-programmed, 4 are for heart rate, and 2 are custom. The iFIT® cards cover four categories of wellness, weight loss, performance and body shaping. The display console even includes a cartoon — an animated display of yourself walking, jogging or running. It’s kind of silly, but definitely something you don’t see on other treadmills. The spec sheet of the NordicTrack Elite 2900 includes:

NordicTrack Elite 2900 Treadmill
  • 2.75 HP motor
  • 12 mph max. speed
  • 12% max. incline
  • 20" x 60" running area
  • Reversible deck
  • 21 workout programs
  • 350 lbs. max. user weight
  • Hand grip heart rate monitor
  • Built-in fan
  • One touch speed and incline control
  • Odometer with MyMiles™ Tracker
  • Lifetime warranty on motor, 10 years frame
  • 1 year warranty on parts and labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  The Elite 2900 treadmill is not being sold any longer.  For a comparable machine check out the NordicTrack Commercial and C Series treadmill options at the official online store.

While trainers are pleased with many NordicTrack treadmills, they have a few reservations about the warranty on this one. It would receive better recommendations from fitness experts if the manufacturer didn’t shy away from offering a better warranty. A lifetime warranty on the motor and 10 years on the frame is great, but why not a longer parts warranty? It’s the one year warranty on parts that strikes reviewers as lame, in which case the quality and reliability of the NordicTrack Elite 2900 has to be questioned with such a glaring shortcoming.

Owners like that the NordicTrack Elite 2900 treadmill is a gorgeous, well-designed model that will be the show piece of your home gym. And it’s durable enough to use every day. It’s powerful, with a huge belt deck, tons of pre-programmed workout options, and that miles tracker for those who are registered in a Silver Sneakers program or who are just curious to see quickly they can rack up 500 miles.

What We Say

NordicTrack treadmills are head and shoulders above the rest in the competitive field of exercise equipment. And they should be: the company is a division of Icon Fitness, the largest manufacturer of quality treadmills in the world. The cushioning, running area, and powerful motor on the NordicTrack Elite 2900 treadmill are exceptional and overall the treadmill is a reasonable value for around $1500.

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