The NordicTrack 2950 treadmill has been my first treadmill that I enjoy using for the past few months.
After having used a Peloton Bicycle for most of 2020, it was exciting to finally be able experience a connected treadmill and also what iFitbrings.
It was hard to get the treadmill, but this was because of how I received it. To pick up the treadmill from someone who had originally planned to review it, I drove three hours. I was able to see the NordicTrack repair process after the treadmill had been damaged. When I called to arrange the repair, I was contacted by someone from my area. He informed me that the local technician would contact me to schedule a time to work on the treadmill. It was amazing how quickly he was able repair it. He was able get the part back in working order in less than an hour after it arrived just a few days before. The treadmill was running when he left. He was observant of social distancing, wearing a mask all the time, and the treadmill was working again after he left.
Although it isn’t common to review a service experience, I was able experience it. You want to be confident that the service you receive in the future will be of high quality for something like a connected treadmill.
Experience in setting up
The process of connecting the NordicTrack 2950 to Wi-Fi is the same as any other Wi Fi connected device in your home. The process of connecting the NordicTrack 2950 to your network, creating an Account, and setting up your profile will be explained.
iFit powers the treadmill. Although it might seem crazy to separate the software and hardware branding, iFit can be used with multiple hardware types. You can even take your profile along with you to hotels. iFit made a lot of sense to me once I realized it could be used on many devices. iFit can be downloaded on Nordictrack, ProForm and FreeMotion.
The iFit Classes variety
iFit’s class selection is what makes it a great running experience. There are both studio and on-location classes. Peloton was my first choice, but I have found that I prefer the studio classes. However, I find myself using the on-location classes more frequently.
Peloton’s classes on-location are very simple and only offer one view. The on-location classes at iFit are a great experience. The instructor is running alongside you (using what I presume to be a drone). Instructors put a lot into making sure you feel right alongside them. They point out unique items in the area. These classes are why the treadmill is so popular.
Studio classes are also very well-produced. Peloton provided a better experience than studio classes, but music was the one thing I did not like. Peloton’s class experience revolves around the instructor’s playlist. There are some basic radio stations on iFit but none that can compete with Peloton.
Peloton is not the best option for me. I sometimes want to listen to podcasts or audiobooks instead of listening to music. It’s difficult to do this while still hearing the instructor. The NordicTrack 9950 allows you to connect your smartphone via Bluetooth, and then send your music, audiobook or podcast through the integrated speakers. You can adjust the mix of your content and the instructor’s voice using the controls included in the software.
However, the auto-follow function is what really makes the experience. You can have a mix of speed work and hills by letting the instructor set your speed. There are plenty of times where I would have normally avoided speeding up to match the instructor, but with the patented auto-followfunctionality, I wasn’t able to slack off. This feature is a great addition to your workouts.
NordicTrack 2950 hardware
You’ll be struck by the NordicTrack 2950’s weight. The treadmill is not something you will want to move very often. Although it has wheels that can be moved around in a room, moving it up and down stairs will require the help of your closest friends. It’s of commercial-grade quality. It’ll be a joy to use once it’s installed.
The touch screen measures 22 inches, making it easy to read and see everything. It has a fan built in to the treadmill, which quickly became my favorite part of the hardware. My Peloton bike has a battery-powered fan. It needs to be charged once per week. It is a great benefit to have it in your unit.
The treadmill has a 22-inch x 60-inch work surface. It also features a reflex suspension system that allows you to choose between a road-like or cushioned surface.
The treadmill folds up so it takes up less space. EasyLift Assist allows you to fold your treadmill deck after every workout. SpaceSaver makes it easy to store the treadmill. It can be lifted effortlessly thanks to the compression system.
NordicTrack 2950 treadmill
Commercial 2950 Treadmill comes with a 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warrantee, and a 1-year labor warranty. This treadmill is not cheap. It can cost up to $3,000 depending on its sale price. However, it is the best treadmill that I have ever used. It’s the only treadmill I haven’t called a “dreadmill” – thanks to its incredible hardware and experience with Fit, I actually enjoy running on it.
A one year membershipto IFit is included. There are three options available: a Yearly Family Plan starting at $396/yr, $39/mo and a Annual Individual Plan starting at $180/yr.
Nordictrack is a trusted brand and I recommend it to anyone looking for a treadmill that they will love for their 2021 exercise goals.