Like most of you reading this, I did a lot of on-line research before making a purchase. It seems there is no perfect treadmill in a modest price range. I read professional reviews which contain a large number of Icon machines under various names (Proform, Nordictrack etc.) and decided on Nordictrack/Icon with the Proform 995 as a runner up. The extra 10% Sears discount helped me decide on the Elite 3700 by Nordictrack. I?m a ?DIY? guy so customer service reviews don?t scare me off do long as they send out the parts I need while under warranty. Treadmill was delivered to the end of my driveway so I had to get it in my basement. The 200+ LB Deck/motor unit is heavy and difficult to grab onto. We used cargo straps Slung under unit as handles to provide a good two handed grip which made stairs much easier. In hindsight, the assembly fee may have been money well spent but I?m a hard core DIY guy (translated to cheap by my wife). Assembly took about 3 hours not including leveling my baseme nt floor. All holes matched up perfectly for a stable treadmill free of annoying rattles. Some holes appeared misaligned at first but once they were snapped in properly the holes matched up perfectly every time. Finger tight all hex drive bolts first to avoid cross tread and use only hand tools, no motorized. There are 18 self tapping Phillips screws that drive into hard plastic. Hard plastic is nice as it won?t break but makes for difficult assembly. Use a quality Phillips #2 screwdriver (new) with a large comfortable handle to produce torque. I leveled my basement floor using the 12? stick tiles, .39 cents each at HD. The front of the unit is about 3x3 feet and the rear of the unit has adjustable feet to level the rear deck. I used 24 tiles in the process. Treadmill display is monochrome giving the basic feedback. This works for me as I did not want to pay for color screens and have to interest in surfing the internet while running. I watch TV while running or Velcro my iPad to the console for ip TV. Deck is very stable and, in my humble opinion, looks to be top quality. It is a full one inch thick with two cushion settings. I don?t know the material but know it is very ridged. Deck makes noises while running if the rear feet are not sitting perfectly against the floor. Aligning them is an easy turn of the adjustable feet and back to quiet. Motor holds up nicely! It gets to speed fairly quickly. I am 210 LBs and run about 6 MPH. If I lose synch the motor never changes sound, just keep humming along. My previous treadmill would complain and take time to get back up to speed. Motor has not trouble moving the 22? wide belt (which is fantastic in itself) Treadmill runs quiet, most of the noise produced is from my feet hitting the deck. I have only a few days with the treadmill but love it so far. I?m normally difficult to please but feel good about this purchase, would not make another choice given the opportunity. I looked at Sole, Smooth and decided on Icon due to their experience and resources.
I purchased this item for my wife interest free financing with Sears. She used it for about a week before the console stopped working. I hadn't even made the first payment, and now I am making payments on a broken treadmill. Be warned that Sears does not have the same return policy on treadmills as other items. I am waiting for NordicTrack to send a new console.
I'm 240 lbs. This treadmills power is sufficient for walking and running. There are no delays in the increase of speed or like my last treadmill, where the belt somewhat pauses when I land rough during my strides. As far as performance, I would give it 5 Stars.
I was not efficient in my research. The Treadmill is Ifit COMPATIBLE. it doesn not come ready to link up to an Ifit account if you have one. I had to purchase an Ifit module for another $100.00. I currently have a Nordic Track Bike that has the module built in, so I assumed I could connect to my wifi and track my workouts. After receiving the module all is well.
Lastly, I may just have not found it yet, but I haven't been able to locate a Tablet holder. My wife and I use our Ipad on our Nordic Track bike, which is rather convenient. This model doesn't seem to have attachment points on the back of the console even if I found one. Of the 3rd Party tablet holders i have seen on line, none look like they would work/look sturdy enough to last.
If anyone knows of a tablet holder specifically made for this model, that would be great.
If you pick this up, you need a truck. If it is delivered, the box needs to be broken down and each component will need to be carried in the house.
I had a buddy help me carry the motor/belt in the house. I have decent strength and so did my buddy. I would highly advise if you can afford the delivery and set up to do it, but if not get someone strong.
As mentioned, Im happy with the power. The width and belt length is great. I dont feel cramped and I can take it up to full speed and have plenty of room with my stride. The Treadmill is sturdy. There is no shaking or rattling.
It took me an hour to put it together by myself with a new puppy in the room. Very easy. A second person is highly recommended as there are a few assembling points that someone should hold the component being attached while being fastened.
If I needed to buy a treadmill again with the same budget, I would purchase this one again.
Very nice treadmill. Track is a little wider (22 vs 20 inches) than our last one which really does make a difference. Purchase was very easy at Sears. Bought online and picked up at store in less than an hour. Assembly was easy, no reason to pay to have it done. Huge box though, barely fit in a GMC Yukon. Yukon XL/Suburban would have no trouble though. Very quiet and easy to use. Great warranty as well. Very pleased.
Great product and knowledgeable salesperson
Great treadmill! The extra long and wife belt really makes a difference compared to the smaller ones. Have zero complaints about this treadmill in our first uses.
I really love my treadmill. It was easy to install. It is very sturdy. I would definitely recommend purchasing this treadmill. Very worth the price. It is quite large so make sure you have the space for it.