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 (22 inches vs. 10 inches), a more powerful motor and more workout programs. This makes the ProForm 9000 the best choice.
Incline / Decline:
12% / 3%
Incline / Decline:
15% / 3%
35.3″ W x 77.3" L x 59.6" H
39.25“ W x 81.25” L x 71"H
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 (22 inches vs. 10 inches). That extra 13 inches makes a big difference when you are running along to video training programs.
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.
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.
The ProForm 9000 is powered by a 3.6 CHP motor, which is a 0.15 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 similar 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.
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.
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.
The dimensions of the ProForm 9000 are 335.3″ W x 77.3 L x 59.6" H. This compares with 39.25 “W x 81.25” L for the NordicTrack 1750. As you can see, these are both pretty large units, with the NordicTrack being slightly longer than the ProForm.
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.
Both of these treadmills are built to near commercial standards, with durable frames, smooth, cushioned running belts, and powerful motors.
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.
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.