The Best Treadmill for Your Home Gym? The Nordictrack 2450 Reviewed

This NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill Review will provide all the information you need before you buy. NordicTrack’s 2022 line of home treadmills is among the most advanced available. The 2450 is no exception. You can read the whole story below.

Review of NordicTrack 2450

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Here’s a quick overview of NordicTrack 2450

NordicTrack 2450 premium folding treadmill connects to iFIT classes via the included 22" HD touchscreen. The 2450 folds up quickly and easily thanks to its EasyLift Assist.

This is the most advanced foldable treadmill that we have ever seen. It features a touchscreen that can rotate 360 degrees, an auto-adjusting speed and incline, and a super-comfortable running suspension system.

NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill specifications

Weight353 lbs
Maximum user weight300 lbs
Dimensions81" Lx39" Wx59" H
Running Surface22" W x60" L
Inline-3% decline to 15% increase
Maximal Speed12 mph
Motor3.6 CHP DurX™ Commercial Plus Motor
Touchscreen22’’ Tilt&Pivot HD Touchscreen
Auto AdjustYes
Speakers30 Watt Directional Speakers
Warranty10-year frame warranty
2-year parts warranty
1-year labor warranty

The NordicTrack 2450 treadmill - 2022 model

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Foldable design

The NordicTrack 2450 folds up so easily that it takes up very little space. This treadmill folds up almost effortlessly thanks to the ‘EasyLift Assist.

The 2450 also stows down very slowly and safely when it is folded. There is no need to be concerned about the treadmill falling onto an animal or kid.

The 2450 (on the right) can easily be folded up to save some space

‘FlexSelect’ Suspension deck

NordicTrack treadmills are also a favorite of mine because of the ‘FlexSelect" suspension system. These treadmills are very comfortable and allow for a lot of flexibility.

The cushion gives me the ability to run 30% more than usual. The difference is even more evident after spending a lot of time testing the Echelon treadmill and Peloton.

Acceleration and inclines

The NordicTrack 2450 treadmill can reach speeds of 12 mph with a range of -3% to 15% incline. This treadmill has a better incline range than others and can be adjusted quickly. Here’s a reference: This is the time it takes for the treadmill 2450 to adjust from 0-12 degrees incline.

  • Nordictrack X22i: 10 seconds
  • NordicTrack 2450: 15 seconds
  • Peloton Tread: 21 seconds
  • NordicTrack EXP14i: 34 seconds
  • Echelon Stride-5s: 43 sec

Another thing I love is the ease with which you can change the speed or incline. You can adjust most things with one press. You can use these buttons to adjust the speed of your screen by pressing each button one after the other (press 7 and then 2 to change speed to 7.2).

You can adjust your speed and incline by pressing the buttons on the screen. However, you might not need them as often due to the auto-adjust features.

The NordicTrack 2450 has an incline range of -3 to +15 degrees

‘Smart Adjust’&‘ActivePulse’

The NordicTrack 2450 treadmill automatically adjusts your incline or decline to match the terrain. Smart Adjust will adjust your speed to match your current fitness level throughout class.

ActivePulse is an alternative to Smart Adjust. ActivePulse uses heart rate data to determine how to adjust speed according to the class goals. If a workout portion is set for heart rate zone 3, your speed will adjust accordingly to keep you there.

Both auto-adjust functions work extremely well. Smart Adjust is my preference for most sessions, particularly interval training. ActivePulse works best for endurance runs with few speed changes.

Smart Adjust can be toggled on or off

Speakers and touchscreen

The NordicTrack2450 has a 22" HD touchscreen. This screen looks great and can be tilted up or down as well as rotated 360°. This screen is great for bootcamp, strength, and yoga classes.

They are also quite nice, with the two 30-watt speakers. They sound good at low volumes, but lack bass. The volume control system allows for the instructor and music to be adjusted separately.

AutoBreeze fan

The NordicTrack 2450 also comes with two “AutoBreeze” fans, which are placed under the touch screen. There are three speed options for these fans, as well as an “auto breeze speed”, which adjusts depending on how fast you run.

I prefer to use the fan speed at maximum. This delivers plenty of air and is great for when it starts heating up during a workout.

iFIT Workouts

Without a NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill review, it would not be complete without an overview of iFIT: its fitness program. iFIT offers a lot of high-quality content as part of its membership. The cost of a membership is $15 per month for an individual plan and $39 per month for a family-plan with up to 5 accounts.

There are five to seven daily studio workouts, but the best thing about iFIT’s platform? The instructor-led scenic content. The scenic runs, which are great for connecting to fitness platforms, are also the best and most enjoyable.

The rotating screen allows for additional classes off the treadmill

It is important to remember that iFIT focuses on specific programs. Peloton and Echelon are two other connected fitness platforms that offer a ‘buffet-style" of workouts, with no overarching focus nor progression.

iFIT does exactly the opposite. Most of their scenic runs are part of a larger program that has a specific goal. You may be able to run a 5K, 10K or marathon. Some programs will have you trekking through a series progressive hikes like the Emmy-nominated 18 part ‘Treking Through Everest Base Camp’ series.

There are many options, from walks to runs to hiking to walking to walks to running, as well as plenty of fresh content that will keep you entertained.

Emmy-nominated “Everest: A Trek to Base Camp” series

NordicTrack EXP 14i, vs. 2450, vs. X22i

NordicTrack’s premium foldable treadmills, the 2450, is part of their range. This treadmill is a lot more durable than the EXP 14i. I recommend it if you have the budget. The NordicTrack 1750 is also available at a lower price. It has a smaller screen of 14 inches.

Nordictrack X22i is a more affordable option for those who don’t require a folding treadmill and can afford it. This treadmill is worth considering. It has an incline range of -5% to 40 percent for those who want to truly hike.

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Connect the Watts’ Take

The NordicTrack2450 treadmill is the best folding treadmill in 2022. It is well worth the $2499 price due to its space-saving folding design, comfortable running surface, and auto-adjusting functions. Highly recommended.

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