ProForm 9000 vs NordicTrack 1750 – Side-by-side Comparison of Mid-priced Treadmills

by Kevin Lee

February 10, 2020

ProForm 9000 vs NordicTrack 1750 comparison and review

If you’re looking for a high-end treadmill that offers extras like full-color touch screen and extra-wide running belt but don't want to break the bank, then a couple of options that should appear on your radar are the ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750. In this article, we compare these two popular models to give you the heads up on which one represents the better value and performance.

At A Glance

Both of these treadmills represent mid-priced offerings from established and respected players in the treadmill market. There are many similarities, including incline/decline capability and full-color touchscreen consoles. The key differences are that the ProForm 9000 is about a hundred dollars more expensive, but for that extra investment, you get a larger display on the monitor (10 inches vs. 7 inches), a more powerful motor and more workout programs. This makes the ProForm 9000 the best choice.

ProForm 9000

NordicTrack 1750

ProForm 9000 treadmill
NordicTrack 1750 treadmill

Motor:

4.25 CHP

Motor:

3.75 CHP

Workout Programs:

40

Workout Programs:

38

Monitor Display:
10 inches

Monitor Display:
7 inches

Incline / Decline:

15% / 3%

Incline / Decline:

15% / 3%

Dimensions:

39.15″ W x 77.16 L

Dimensions:

39.15 “W x 81” L

Display/Screen

Both the ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750 monitors provide you with all of the diagnostics that you would expect from a high-end treadmill. They also give you display screens, though the one of the ProForm 9000 is larger than that on the NordicTrack 1750 (10 inches vs. 7 inches). That extra 3 inches makes a big difference when you are running along to video training programs.

ProForm PRO-9000 Treadmill

Number of workout programs and iFit

You get a lot of built-in training programs on both of these treadmills. The ProForm 9000 packs 40 of them into the console, while the NordicTrack provides you with 38 of them. The difference doesn’t mean much at those numbers. In addition, both treadmills provide you with iFit capability, which opens up your training experience to a world of professionally-led fitness programs. With iFit, you get access to more than 12,000 workouts from all over the world. You are able to run along to famous landmarks and take guided tours of the world’s most exclusive running trails.

Both the ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750 provide you with a complimentary 12- month subscription to iFit.

Running Belt

Both of these treadmills have an extra-wide running belt of 22 inches. That makes them able to provide plenty of room to move with both your arms and legs for people of all shapes and sizes. Both machines also provide you with a 60-inch long-running bed.

ProForm PRO-9000 Treadmill

Motor

The ProForm 9000 is powered by a 4.25 CHP motor, which is a half CHP more than what you get on the NordicTrack 1750. The max speed on both treadmills is 12 miles per hour, but the ProForm will provide you with slightly more power, reliability, and running smoothness.

Incline Levels and Speed

These two treadmills provide you with the same incline/decline capability, with a max incline of 15 percent and a max decline of 3 percent. That offers plenty of range to ratchet up the intensity of your workouts.

Nordic Track Commercial 1750

HR Monitoring

Both of these treadmills provide you with the facility for chest strap heart rate monitoring. This allows you to get a far more accurate pulse reading than you would from handrail sensors (which they both also provide).

The ProForm 9000 comes with a complimentary heart rate strap, which you do not get with the NordicTrack 1750. In the latter case, you will have to purchase the strap separately, which will cost an extra $70.

Connectivity

Both the ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750 are Bluetooth enabled, opening up the online world of entertainment and training programs. You are also able to download your training data to the respective training apps to allow you to analyze them at a later date.

Dimensions

The dimensions of the ProForm 9000 are 39.15″ W x 77.16 L. This compares with 39.15 “W x 81” L for the NordicTrack 1750. As you can see, these are both pretty large units, with the NordicTrack being slightly longer than the ProForm.

Nordic Track Commercial 1750

Max User Weight

The maximum user weight on both of these treadmills is 300 pounds. They are both also foldable to provide for more compact storage when not in use.

Build Quality

Both of these treadmills are built to near commercial standards, with durable frames, smooth, cushioned running belts, and powerful motors.

Warranty

The ProForm 9000 provides you with the following warranty:

  • 10-Year Frame Warranty 2-Year Parts Warranty 1-Year Labor Warranty

The warranty on the NordicTrack 1750 is as follows:

  • 10-Year Frame, 2-Year Parts, & 1-Year Labor Warranty

Both of these ellipticals have the same warranty terms.

Price

Both the ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750 are priced between $1500 and $2000, with the ProForm being about a hundred dollars more than the NordicTrack.

What others are saying about the products

With both of these treadmills being so popular, it’s not surprising that there are a large number of reviews online from verified purchasers. The majority of reviews for the NordicTrack 1750 are positive, with standout mentions being the wide running belt, the 12-month iFit membership, and the generous incline/decline capability.

Reviewers of the ProForm 1750 mentioned many of the same features as the NordicTrack but were also appreciative of the powerful motor and the included heart rate strap. A couple of reviewers also mentioned that they had good experiences with the ProForm customer relations team.

Final Thoughts:

The ProForm 9000 and the NordicTrack 1750 have many similar features but the higher motor power, the larger screen and the inclusion of a heart rate strap give the ProForm the edge, even though it is slightly more expensive than the NordicTrack 1750.

About the author 

Kevin Lee  -  Health and fitness have always been a passion for me; whether its being in the weight room, going for a run before work or even participating in a half iron man triathlon. ShapeJunkie was created to share to knowledge and love of fitness with others.

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