The NordicTrack Elite 7500 Treadmill – Close to Commercial Quality

A runner’s machine with advanced cushioning, the NordicTrack Elite 7500 treadmill offers a full compliment of serious performance-driven programs plus a 7" TV so you can stay up to date on your favorite shows as well as the news while training indoors.

The Machine

Along with the LCD Hi-Resolution Grafixx™ display that shows the readouts of your training progress, the NordicTrack Elite 7500 treadmill comes with a loaded console: a flat screen TV, speakers, an iPod music port, iFit workout card plug-in, and 1-touch incline and speed buttons. On the 35 pre-programmed workouts, you get 15 personal trainer programs, 4 heart rate, 4 create & save, 4 event training (5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon), and 8 calorie-burn programs (300, 400, 500, 600 calories with 2 time options).

The full specs on the NordicTrack Elite 7500 are:

NordicTrack Elite 7500 Treadmill
  • 3.5 HP DurX™ Commercial Pro Motor
  • 0-12 mph 1-Touch™ Speed
  • 0-15% 1-Touch™ Incline
  • 20" x 60" Commercial Tread Belt
  • Durasoft™ Advanced Cushioning
  • 35 Workouts
  • 7" Flat Screen TV with Digital Tuner
  • iFit® Workout Card Technology
  • Music port for iPod®
  • Intermix Acoustics™ Sound System
  • Polar® Wireless Heart Rate Telemetry
  • 350 lbs User Weight Capacity
  • SpaceSaver® Folding Design
  • Warranty: 15 years motor & frame, 1-year parts & labor

The Buzz

UPDATE:  The NordicTrack Elite 7500 has been discontinued and replaced with all new upgraded models.  Take a look at all of the new NordicTrack treadmills at the company site.  They are currently having some great sales on many models, including the popular Commercial Series.

Experts are impressed with the quality components on the NordicTrack Elite 7500 treadmill, which include 2.5" precision rollers, a whisper quiet 3.5 hp motor with direct cooling system, a 20" x 60" 2-ply tread belt, adjustable cushioning that reduces impact by up to 33%, a 350 pound max user weight, a free wireless heart strap, and AirLight Shock lifting mechanism with a self-locking latch for easy fold-up storage. The NordicTrack Elite 7500 also comes with one of the best selections of programming of all treadmills at this price, including a full 26.2-mile marathon.

Treadmill reviews are in agreement that this is a heavy, solid-built machine with great cushioning, a big motor, and superior components. While it isn’t a commercial club model, it comes pretty close. The NordicTrack Elite 7500 is definitely designed to be a runner’s machine with heavy use, and not as a walker’s treadmill. Walkers will get better value and save money by buying a NordicTrack in the $1000 range such as the NordicTrack A2550 Pro treadmill.

What We Say

For the MSRP $2,999, there are better alternatives out there, but when its on sale between $1,499 to $1,999, the NordicTrack Elite 7500 offers decent value. Its outstanding features are the programs and the TV. While it compares favorably to others that dominate the $1500-$2000 range, it nevertheless remains a tough choice between this Nordictrack and at least three others: the Livestrong 16.9T treadmill, the Smooth 9.35HR, and the Sole S77.

Those machines may cost a bit more, but just remember that you must buy an extended warranty on the NordicTrack Elite 7500 Treadmill in order to match the 5 yr parts/2 labor of competitor models, and that will raise the final purchase price a few hundred dollars.

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