When it comes to reliable and trusted home cardio equipment providers, it doesn’t get much better than NordicTrack. And when it comes to high-end treadmills, NordicTrack as some of the best available. But deciding among the treadmills in the NordicTrack range can be difficult. Many people are especially confused when it comes to two of the most popular treadmills in the NordicTrack range, the NordicTrack C1650 and the NordicTrack 1750.
In this article, we compare the NordicTrack C1650 and 1750 so that you know which one is best for your home exercise needs.
At a Glance
The NordicTrack C1650 is an older model than the 1750. The 1750 is a more powerful model and is rated for commercial use. It has a larger motor, a larger running track, greater incline ability, more workout programs, and a commercial tread belt. While more expensive the 1750 is the better choice.
Side by Side Comparison
20” W x 60” L
22” W x 60” L
Footprint (in use):
39.25” x 81.25” x 71”
Footprint (in use):
35.75" x 78.3" x 56.4"
-3% to 15%
0% - 12%
2-ply, Commercial tread belt
Both the C1650 and 1750 provide you with a full-color touchscreen. They both also give you a year’s free iFit membership. This gives you access to hundreds of iFit workout videos from all over the world. iFit also gives you access to multiple workout videos including full-body workouts, yoga and cross-training workouts. The console on the older C1650 is actually slightly larger than on the 1750. It measures 10 x 7 inches, compared with 10 x 5 inches on the 1750. However, the 1750 allows you to connect your tablet so that you can view your iFit workouts on a larger screen.
Number of workout programs and iFIT
The C1650 provides you with 34 built-in workout programs, compared with 50 programs on the 1750. The extra sixteen programs certainly extend your training options. However, realistically, you will get more than what you need with the 34 programs that are built into the console of the 1650 so this should not be a game-changer.
You also get a 12-month subscription to iFit included with purchase as mentioned above
The running belt on the 1750 is slightly larger than on the C1650; 22 x 60 inches compared with 20 x 60 inches. That extra two inches may not sound like very much, but it provides you with more freedom of movement to move in a completely, free and unrestricted manner.
The motor on the 1750 is slightly more powerful than in the C1650. On the 1750 you get a 3.75 CHP motor, compared with a 3.5 CHP motor on the 1650. They both have the same maximum speed of 12 mph but the 1750 has more power and is more durable perfect for the treadmill that will be used daily.
Incline levels and speed
The 1750 provides you with more options here. The incline range is between -3 and 15 degrees. This compares to a range of 0 to 12 degrees on the 1650. That means that there is no decline capability on the 1650.
You get heart rate monitoring on both of these treadmills. Both the C1650 and 1750 provide you with a chest heart strap monitoring, though you will need to buy your own heart strap. You also get hand pulse sensors, though these are not overly accurate.
The C1750 provides you with a 2-ply cushioned deck to minimize joint impact. But the cool thing is that you have the option of turning this cushioning off, which is ideal for road runners who are training on this treadmill. The 1650 also features an on/off system but the cushioning is not quite as much as on the 1750.
Both the 1650 and the C1750 provide you with an Android browser to enable web connectivity. The C1750 is also Bluetooth enabled.
Both the 1650 and the C1750 are foldable. They both provide you with an easy one-button folding system so that the unit can be stored away under a bed or in a cupboard when not in use.
Max user weight
The max user weight on both of these treadmills is 300 pounds. That is an acceptable but not outstanding weight capacity for treadmills of this caliber.
The NordicTrack C1750 has a better overall quality of build than the 1650. It has larger belt rollers, at 2.5 inches in diameter, compared with 1.9 inches on the 1650. This not only gives you a smoother belt motion, but it also prolongs the life of your treadmill. Another design feature on the C1750 is that it has a pivoting tablet holder, compared with a fixed tablet holder on the 1650.
The warranties of the two treadmills are very similar, with the 1650 actually being a little better than the C1750's warranty. Here is how they compare:
NordicTrack 1650; Lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts and electronics, 2-year labor
NordicTrack C1750; Lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts, 2-year labor
The NordicTrack C1750 sells for a little over $2000, while the NordicTrack 1650 can be acquired for about a third less of that price.
What others are saying
Online reviews of both of these treadmills are, on the whole, positive. Reviewers of the 1650 praise it’s fluid motion, powerful motor, and quiet operation. When it comes to the C1750, online reviewers mention the wide running space, the incline/decline capability and the joint impact cushioning.