if your like me you have spent a great deal of time looking for a treadmill and aren't sure how to determine what you want. Then you discover the one you want isn't available in an actual store so you can't test it out. Well, maybe this review will help. After looking all over the internet for reviews and top picks for treadmills, I started to think I wanted the NordicTrack 1750 commercial because of its features, price point, etc. I was disappointed to find that Sears didn't carry that model number, in fact, all their part numbers were different than the NordicTrack ones online. So I dug deeper, pulled the specs, read line by line the owners manuals for multiple models and found that the 5700 and the new (2014) 1750 are almost identical. (the older ones are different) They have the same 3.8hp motor, same adjustable running deck, same touch screen interface, same ifit features, etc. The only real difference is the fan/speaker layout and name. The biggest difference is you can go to sears and try it out, there you will learn to love this treadmill as I did.
First of all, I never do online reviews and the fact that I took the time to do this shows the passion I have for how bad this experience was. My wife and I went to the Sears in East Knoxville. We decided to make an investment and researched the decision heavily beforehand. We chose to go with this machine. We added their protection plan and install. We put all that on a Sears Card to get the 5% (or whatever it was) discount. We immediately paid off that card to zero balance (this comes into play later). The install guys were great. No complaints at all. The very first time I got on the machine, the screen froze and nothing worked. So, I unplugged it hoping it would reset. This happened 4 times in a row. After resetting it again, it started to work but I noticed the right speaker had no sound coming from it. Then touch screen continuously froze. So, less than 2 hours after having this delivered, I called Sears. Keep in mind, altogether, we spent about $2,000 for this treadmill (protection plan, delivery, tax, etc) and we have had it less than a half a day. The Sears manager told me...basically, "we can come get it or you can call Nordictrack." So, I patiently called Nordictrack and spent literally an HOUR on the phone "troubleshooting" the BRAND NEW machine. Naturally, you'd assume they'd be somewhat apologetic and concerned. Nope. Just no big deal to them. They decided "we" (meaning me) need to reprogram the Android software and install a new speaker. Its brand new! So... They mail me a speaker with instructions on how to install it. I installed it easily but I never should have had to do that. They should have sent someone out to do that in my opinion. The second item they mailed was a software chip. I'm not a professor in Business but you'd think a good gesture would be to overnight these items. Nope... they "cant do that". Just snail mail. The chip came literally 10 days after the call while the speaker came in about 4 days. I tried to install the chip and realized I basically have to take the machine apart to do so!! At this point, my blood was boiling. Why would a customer that just spent $2000 on a brand new treadmill have to take apart a brand new machine himself to fix it? Why wouldn't someone come out to my home in a timely manner and repair the machine? Why would a customer not get any kind of assistance or good service? These are questions that I have but I don't care to get them answered. I just wanted this waste of money out of my home asap. I called Sears and told them to come pick it up. I was told it'll be a few days before that can happen. On top of that, as I mentioned earlier, we put this purchase on a Sears card and immediately paid the card of so we would get the 5% discount. Now, when we return this clunker, we have to get credit back on the Sears card THEN call Sears Credit and request a check to be sent to us! So we have to wait to get the money back. Terrible experience!!!!!!!!!!!
I bought this used but got a belt lit from icon fitness. This treadmill is one of my most prized possessions.
Good product, needs to have the option for free custom programs for those that do not want to join Ifit.
This treadmill is ideal for someone who wants to jog at a medium pace. I love to sprint, do interval training and run long distance and I've managed to keep the machine in good working order for two years, but then it burned out. I extended my warranty and have had success with replacing parts. But I've learned that for the kind of workout I expect from my treadmill, this model doesn't quite keep up. That's to be expected at this price point. Great machine though for low impact and jogging. Great design and sturdy too!
I walk on the Treadmill daily for exercise for about 45 minutes. It is very quiet compared to my last one. I like the benefit of both incline and especially the decline to work different muscles. There are so many things it has that I do not use. I find the dashboard a little confusing at times but I haven't taken the time to read all the options. I usually like to start it on 3 which is my walk speed but it appears I have to hit start first and wait and then hit the number 3
You couldn't ask for a better machine. Although, I feel there should not be a subscription when it comes to the ifitness aspect. The machine itself, incredible!