The NordicTrack T5.7 treadmill is a decent entry-level model with a good motor, power incline, and a handy folding design.
On the console is a 6" backlit display to read and track your speed, time, distance, pulse, and calories burned. A scrolling 7x30 Crosstrainer Display also shows the workout graphically and prompts you when it’s time to do cross-training exercises.
The specs on the NordicTrack T5.7 treadmill include:
UPDATE: The NordicTrack T57 has been discontinued and replaced with all new upgraded models. Take a look at all of the new NordicTrack treadmills at the company store. They are currently having some great sales on many different models, including the comparable C Series.
The NordicTrack T5.7 has a decent 2.5 continuous horsepower motor that is spin-balanced and self-cooling for longer life. Other features of the treadmill include a 20" x 55" tread belt, a power incline on the deck that rises up to 10%, flex cushioning under the deck, hand grip monitors on the handlebars, wireless chest strap compatibility, a plug-in port for iPod/MP3 player, built-in speakers, and a folding frame for convenient storage.
The 20 programming options of the NordicTrack T5.7 treadmill include Target workouts, Calorie Burning, and Distance goals. Pick any one and the machine sets the speed, time, and incline for you. The compatible iFit feature gives you access to even more options. Using an iFit module (not included) and a wireless network in your home, you can download additional workouts from the web.
The iFit technology isn’t a top selling feature on these cheaper models since you really need a full-color HD monitor and a quality wireless network connection to really enjoy all the benefits and features of iFit and the internet. Also, the heart rate monitor is not accurate but they seldom are on all but the very best commercial treadmills.
The only user issues that have come up seem to be that it takes quite a lot of time to assemble, but otherwise it is a solid and impressive machine for such a low price. The warranty is short, so consider that you’ll spend extra to extend the parts replacement coverage for a couple of years. It’s relatively quiet, and provides decent value for the $599 price tag. Overall, this is a nice entry-level machine, but the NordicTrack T5.7 treadmill is a bridesmaid compared to the rest of the field. Even with these specs, why choose this one over the outstanding Best Buy winner, the Horizon T101, for the same price?