New NordicTrack 1250 Treadmill – Feature Packed

The NordicTrack C1250 treadmill is an all new model in the Commercial series, with a touch screen display, incline and decline capability, tons of iFit workouts and so much more.

It debuts as the new base model in the company's most popular series, joining the mid-range 1750 and top end 2450 treadmill. It's the first new offering from the company in over 10 years, so we're sure it's going to get a lot of attention.

The Machine

The console has a 10" tilting touch screen with a built-in iFit technology. The display also tracks your workout speed, time, incline, distance, pulse, and calories burned. You can choose from an endless library of on-demand and live iFit workout options, which you can use on and off the treadmill.

The full specs on the NordicTrack C1250 are:

NordicTrack Commercial 1250
  • 3.0 CHP Motor
  • 0-12 mph 1-Touch™ Speed
  • -3 Decline 12% 1-Touch™ Incline
  • 20" x 60" 2-ply Commercial Tread Belt
  • Quadflex™ Cushioning
  • 10" Touch Screen Display Console
  • iFit® Enabled
  • Premium Audio Speakers
  • Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor
  • Autobreeze™ Workout Fan
  • 300 lbs User Weight Capacity
  • SpaceSaver® Folding Design
  • Warranty: 10 year frame, 2 years parts, 1 year labor
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The Buzz

Nordictrack has pulled out all the stops to produce a new feature-rich yet affordable new treadmill for 2023. There was an older model C1250 that was discontinued years ago. It seems they are brining back the model number since it fits right in with the current Commercial Series.

The lineup used to consist of the popular Commercial 1750, 2450 and 2950. They then discontinued the higher end 2950 so only the two models were being offered for sale for many years.

Now with the new Commercial 1250, there are once again three treadmills in the series to choose from.

The Nordictrack 1250 treadmill is a sleek looking machine that offers advanced cushioning, a durable commercial pro motor, 20" x 60" running area, heavy duty treadmill belt, decline up to -3% and incline up to 15%, along with 1-Touch™ speed and incline controls.

The NordicTrack 1250 has Bluetooth headphone connectivity that can play through premium speakers with 3" high-excursion drivers. The warranty is standard for NordicTrack’s: 2 years for parts and electronics, 1-year for in-home service, and 10 years  on the frame and motor.

Looks-wise, it is very similar to the top end Commercial 2450, with its tilt and pivot console which allows you to view the screen at the ideal angle. Most treadmills these days still have the fixed console.

Since it's such a new model there aren't many customer reviews on the NordicTrack C1250 as of yet, but we'll add those once we start receiving feedback.

Of course, the highlight of the 1250 and other NordicTrack treadmills is the iFit program. This is the company's patented interactive membership based program that offers endless on-demand and live workouts with trainers all around the world.

With iFit you can track your workouts, choose locations all over the world for virtual runs via Google maps, set goals, work out on and off the treadmill, and so much more. The company often offers a month free so you can try it out before you join.

So far it looks like the Commercial 1250 will fit right in with the other models. It's more affordable so that will help, and it has pretty much everything the other models have, except a smaller screen a slightly smaller belt. Other than that it's very similar.

NordicTrack Commercial 1250 Screen

How Does the NordicTrack 1250 Compare to the Other Models?

Currently NordicTrack offers the Commercial Series, Incline Series and EXP Series. The EXP is more of an entry level series, while the incline and commercial are more advanced (and more expensive).

Let's take a look at all of them so you can make a more informed decision...

EXP Series

The EXP Series consists of the EXP7i, EXP10i and top of the line EXP14i. All of these treadmills have touch screen of varying sizes. The EXP10i and 14i have decline capability and all models incline up to 12%. The upper end models also have 3.5 CHP motors.

The EXP series currently costs in the $1,200-$1,500 range, but periodic sales affect these prices.

Incline Series

The Incline Series consists of the Commercial X22i and more advanced X32i. These treadmills have larger touch screens (22" and 32"). They both have larger decks (22" x 60" and 22" x 65"), more decline and incline (-6% to 40%) and stronger motors (4.0 CHP and 4.25 CHP DurX Commercial Plus)

The Incline series currently costs in the $3,500-$4,500 range, but again periodic sales affect these prices.

Commercial Series

As you learned about above, the Commercial Series consists of the 1250, 1750 and 2450. It sits between the EXP Series and Incline Series price wise and feature wise.

The Commercial 1250 has a 10" touch screen, 3.0 CHP motor, 20" x 60" belt and -3% decline to 12% incline.

The Commercial 1750 steps it up with a 14" touch screen, 3.5 CHP motor, 22" x 60" belt and -3% decline to 15% incline.

The Commercial 2450 steps it up a bit more with a 22" touch screen, 3.6 CHP motor, 22" x 60" belt and -3% decline to 15% incline.

The Commercial series currently costs in the $1,999-$2,999 range, but again periodic sales affect these prices.

So the Commercial 1250 is a step above the top model in the EXP Series, but not as advanced as the Incline Trainers. But if you don't need the 40% incline and 6% decline, it's a solid choice that has few rivals.

How Does the Commercial 1250 Compare to the Competition?

Essentially the Commercial 1250 is taking the place of the 1750, which used to be the base model in the Commercial Series. As such, it goes head to head with the Sole F80 and F85, two solid models from NordicTrack's competitor.

The Sole treadmills are very solid and worth comparing to see which ones appeal to you. Sole is known for high quality and very strong warranties, although they don't have touch screens on most models and their Studio interactive programming isn't as expansive as iFit.

You can also take a look at sister company ProForm's Pro 2000, which has very similar features...touch screen, decline/incline, iFit workouts. It's also a couple of hundred dollars cheaper so it's worth looking at.

Other than these two if you want something a bit more commercial-grade you can take a look at the entry level offerings from Matrix Fitness and Life Fitness. These are two gym brands that now offer great residential treadmills.

Bottom Line

NordicTrack is well known for their use of advanced technology and packing on the features so they can remain competitive in the plus-$1500-$2500 treadmill market. With the 1250 they have another has just about everything you could want in a home treadmill, and given that fact the price is definitely competitive.

You can take a look at the other models in the series: Commercial 1750 and 2450 for comparison, and also look at the offerings from Sole and ProForm as they are similar in many ways.

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