nordictrack-commercial-2950-treadmill-review

Commercial 2950 Treadmill

4.2

Usability

4.3/5

Durability

4.0/5

Workout Programs

3.9/5

Motor Engine

4.4/5

Flexibility

4.5/5

Take your training to a new height with our NordicTrack Commercial 2950 treadmill. This ultramodern “space machine” offers amazing features that make your training routine a real fun experience to look forward to—easy, smooth and entertaining.

And no more skipping your training.  

Read through our brutally honest review of the NordicTrack Commercial 2950, to know the machine better. Our evaluation will help you understand why we recommend this machine for budgets between $2500-$3000.

We will now walk you through the key features of the Commercial 2950, highlighting helpful pros and cons.

Come with us!

Review Topics

Treadmill 2950 Overview

The nordictrack commercial 2950 genius is one of NordicTrack’s best home treadmills. Suited for workouts of any intensity, the Commercial 2950 features a highly optimized iFit Coach for treadmill workouts to guide you, a large 22” High Definition touchscreen display to entertain and encourage you for long workouts, a sturdy 4.25 CHP motor for durability, a flexible power incline-decline range for easier and wider range of use, a Runners FlexTM Cushioning to soften impacts and increase safety, and a 40 workout program range for more customizable use.

nordictrack commercial 2950

What’s more?

Nordictrack Commercial 2950 has high-end Google Maps feature that works with the iFit Coach to make your workout session more interactive and helps you keep track of your routines with world-class trainers from around the globe. You will also be able to adjust speed to your desired pace; Bluetooth feature lets you connect to your other devices: You can choose to play music from your sound systems using this connectivity.

Additional features include efficient cooling fans, water bottle pouches, sound absorption capacity, spacious, cushioned surface for your legs, and a foldable frame that fits into almost any space in the house.

Don’t forget:

The Commercial 2950’s sophisticated multitude of features make it an efficient all-in-one paraphernalia ready to attend to an impressive, multiple range of your household workout needs.

Don’t worry, the machine will not break down—at least not anytime soon. It is built for high intensity and durability.

And that’s not all.

Even though other treadmills exist which have equally great features, Commercial 2950 clearly stands out because it offers similar attractive features with a more justified price.

To crown it all, this great product, with all these amazing features, come with a competitively effective warranty deal that makes you safe, knowing that you are investing wisely.

We will now show you more about this great product, and why we recommend it above others.

Pros and Cons: Commercial 2950

Pros:

  • WhisperQuiet deck
  • 1-year FREE iFit membership
  • Large 22” x 60” running surface area
  • 22” HD touchscreen display
  • iFit-enabled
  • Powerful but quiet motor
  • Efficient, easy-to-use console
  • Bluetooth straps for audio playing and heart rate tracking
  • Cushioned deck for shock absorbance
  • Foldable frame for easy storage
  • Wide range power incline-decline
  • Warranty, with lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts and electronics, 2-year labor.

Cons:

  • Weight limit is 300 lbs.
  • Needs familiarity with smartphones (interface)
  • Some difficulty with assembling parts.

WHO can use?

The Commercial 2950  caters to all users. However, it will be a perfect fit for:

  • Regular or heavy users of home treadmills

Built tough and durable, the Commercial 2950 is ideal for regular and heavy use. Do you routinely run 15 miles and upwards on a treadmill? Are you going to be sharing this machine with other people? If YES, then you need a treadmill that can handle intense use.

The Commercial 2950 treadmill does this best.

  • Someone with some tech experience

The Commercial 2950 is a sophisticated tech device. It features a large touchscreen monitor with a 22” HD display and an interface similar to that of a smart phone. It also has a Bluetooth device which can be fastened to your chest to track your heart rate while you exercise. The machine also has a complex frame with several functional parts.

But don’t worry.

Anybody can learn to use the device with a little initial guidance. If you’re already familiar with tech devices like smartphones, iPads, tablets or similar gadgets, then you are guaranteed to be enjoying your new Commercial 2950 treadmill soon.

Specifications

  • Model: Commercial 2950
  • Rating: 5-Star (98.8%)
  • Best price: $2,600
  • Speed: 12 mph
  • Incline: -3 to 15%
  • Motor: 25 HP
  • Running deck: 22” x 60”
  • Belt: Runners Flex Cushioning, 2-ply
  • Foldable: YES
  • Built-in programs: 40+ programs
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Heart rate: EKG pulse grips, Bluetooth Chest Straps
  • Dimensions: 5” L x 39.2” W x 66.6” H; Rollers: 2.5”
  • Roller size: 5”
  • Display: 22” Smart HD Touchscreen
  • Electrical requirements: 120 V
  • Cooling fans: YES
  • Accessory tray: YES
  • Speakers: YES, Bluetooth capable
  • Quick controls: YES
  • Warranty: YES

PLUS:

  • iFit connectivity
  • Audio Jack
  • Device & water holders
Nordictrack 2950 user interface
Nordictrack 2950 User Manuel

Key Features Description

We singled out the following key features for more description. We like them, and we feel you would too.

  • Touchscreen HD display

The 22” HD touchscreen is one of the most impressive feature of the Commercial 2950, especially in the esthetics department. And there’s not where it ends—it does lots more!

It can totally transform your living space into any scenic setting from around the world with the preinstalled Google Maps feature. This amazing HD monitor engages you in panoramic iFit Coach workout programs, all the while monitoring and recording visible data like calorie burn, time, distance, speed, heart rate, pulse, among others things.

  • iFit Coach

The NordicTrack Commercial 2950 has 40-plus preinstalled workout programs with a 3-category difficulty levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Upon purchase, you will be given a FREE one-year subscription for the iFit Coach. One of the impressive things about this particular fitness iFit Coach on this NordicTrack is that it provides more interaction, engagement and flexibility than the other versions before it. It features up-to-date technology and fitness systems.

Good thing about the NordicTrack 2950 is that you can still get quality benefits out of your workout programs with the prebuilt, excellent workout choices. The iFit subscription is basically about getting more. We still recommend it, but the final choice is yours.

The iFit feature has even more options.

You can join an individual or community live training sessions led by real top-level personal trainers. You can also bring the spirit of live outdoor jogging in any scenic location in the world into your home with the iFit’s Google Streets Maps feature. This displays beautiful landscapes from some of the most aesthetically pleasing locations in the world, helping simulate feelings of actually training there live. Needless to say, this makes your workout session lively and real.

You can also create a user profile on your iFit Coach system. This helps you efficiently measure progress against your goals along the way.

  • workouts programs

What’s your workout goal—burn calories, improve cardiovascular endurance, or build speed? There are 40-plus programmed workout systems to help you reach your goals.

  • Incline/decline power

NordicTrack 2950 has an effective incline-decline adjust range of -3 and +15 percent. This helps improve your metabolism and engages the muscles better.

  • Speed motor

What’s your workout plan—sprints or long runs? Whatever your speed plan, NordicTrack 2950 can support it. With a motor of 4.25 CHP, this equipment can handle an impressive maximum speed of 12 mph. You can adjust speed settings to your preference.

  • WhisperQuietTM Deck

The treadmill has a well cushioned deck which dampens the sound of your footfalls, making it a noiseless equipment to have in your household.

  • Padded cushioning

Which do you prefer—a workout surface with a real tarmac feel or a padded deck? 2950 provides both choices. A gear switch is all you need to select your preference. And both features are optimized for ankle and body shock absorbance.

  • Wireless heart rate tracking

Monitoring your heart rate and pulse are essential to recoding goal progress and keeping safe during workouts. The follow-come Bluetooth wireless strap can give out audio readings as your work out. There is also a pulse reading device for a more rounded body check.

The heart rate tracker is designed to store data readings and to display them in chart form for easy read.

  • Bluetooth for audio

Soak the hours away playing your favorite songs with the wireless Bluetooth connectivity while sweating it out on the Commercial 2950. This feature can either be supported by your smartphone, tablet or computer, or it can be totally independent of these. Either way, working out while listening to tunes from your favorite artistes makes your workout easier and more fun.

  • Speakers

Built into the console, just below the fans, are stereo speakers with outstanding sound quality. These speakers are better at mid-range volume minimum, if you have the equipment’s fans on during your workout session.

  • Cooling fans

Built for people who are looking for serious workout sessions, Commercial 2950 engineering provides a 3-fan system to help regulate your body temperature and save energy. There is one to chill your face and two other to cool your body.

  • SpaceSaver

Powered by a hydraulic shock-assist, 2950’s deck can fold up after use, to save up space. It can drop back down whenever you wish to resume workout. Unfolded, the Commercial 2950 is about the size of an average treadmill.

  • Warranty

Commercial 2950 treadmill comes with an attractive and reliable warranty offer which includes 10 years guarantee on the frame, two-year guarantee on the motor, two-year guarantee on parts & electronics, and a one-year guarantee on labor.

Plus, a 30-day money back guarantee.

Programs & Applications

Nordictrack Commercial 2950 has a built-in 40 workout programs designed by trained and certified exercise experts. Each program is expected to fulfil all the basic goals a treadmill workout is meant to serve:

  • Calories burn
  • Speed training
  • Interval training, and
  • Heart rate regulation

Nordictrack commercial 2950 has a wide range of prefixed programs and also lets you customize and save programs. The equipment gives you access to unlimited exercise programs, along with a 1-year FREE membership for iFit Subscription.

With the iFit Coach feature, you have easy access to a limitless workout program possibilities. You can also create a personalized workout routine for yourself, but this might be going the long way. The NordicTrack 2950 can set up a customized routine, tips and recommendation for you. This makes it easier for you to track your progress and stay in line with your set workout targets. It’s so easy.

iFit Coach also gives you a chance to travel anywhere in the world at anytime—on your foot—with the built-in Google Maps Streets Views. The Google Maps Streets View is an engineering ingenuity that tries to reproduce the image you are viewing on the 22” screen into your workout experience. Choose your preferred workout conditions—location, environment, terrain, weather, time of day, program, or difficulty level. NordicTrack 2950 can simulate qualities and adjust settings to your preferences.

Commercial 2950’s iFit Coach systems provides preset and live training videos with top-level personal trainers to walk you through a range of super helpful programs and training to max out your specific workout goals.

Pricing

Commercial 2950 has a reasonable price tag. And for a treadmill as sophisticated and durable, we would say that you will be getting way more than value than you bargained for.

How so?

Let’s go through some of the Unique Selling Features of the Nordictrack Commercial 2950 again.

In terms of sturdiness and durability, Commercial 2950 has a strong advantage over most of its competitors in the same price range. It has a thick and strong metal frame which gives it great endurance against onslaught from intensive use. It has a hydraulic system that reduces the treadmill’s weight, making it so much easier to fold up the equipment.

Commercial 2950’s deck cushioning is impressive. It features a bimodal, on and off, cushioning. The OFF mode gives a more solid feel, while the ON mode provides a more softer deck. There is really nothing to worry about as there is no much difference between these two capacities. Both have been optimized to protect your joints and entire body.

The Commercial 2950 is built to handle regular, long, and intense use. For this reason, it features strong metal frame to withstand physical abuse of any kind; durable motors to endure long, intense, or regular workouts; and a tech ingenuity to reduce the weight of the equipment.

Taking these impressive engineering factors into consideration along with the scientific marvels, we see that spending $2,600 on the Commercial 2950  treadmill is an investment worth considering.

The offering becomes even more appealing when we consider three things:

  • Commercial 2950 is the best among its competitors within the same price range. And that’s if you’re looking for a good balance between durability, sophistication and expense.
  • Treadmills in the $3,500-$5,000 range have only small features advantage over Commercial 2950.
  • It has an attractive warranty.

Warranty

Warranty on the NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is provides a guaranty of:
    • 10 years on frame
    • 2 years on motor
    • 2 years on parts
    • 1year in labor
And a 30-day money-back coverage.li

Final Words

If you want a home-suitable treadmill with a good balance between advanced features and price, then the new NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is an ideal option.

With impressive features like the big a 22” HD touchscreen, the iFit systems, latest Bluetooth enhancement, noiseless motors, durable parts, strong frame and lots more, you will be investing on strong, durable performance and engaging, real entertainment.

We believe that the $2600 selling price is not only reasonable but a bit below what it should be. Check out home treadmills in the $3,000-$5000 range. Looking with a keen buyer’s eyes, you will realize they don’t feature significantly enough better specs than Commercial 2950 to justify their exorbitant price tags.

If you want more with less, then get yourself the new NordicTrack Commercial 2950.

FAQ

  • 1. What does commercial treadmill mean?

    Commercial treadmills are built for providing gym quality exercise experience and they are the highest quality products for professional use. Great for heavy workout hours with the best features available.

  • 2. How long does a commercial treadmill last?

    Commercial treadmills last for 10 years with proper care and use. They are most reliable and usually comes with a long time servicing pack. Normally a commercial treadmill can run for 10k miles before any parts get damaged.

  • 3. What is the weight limit of Nordictrack Commercial 2950 treadmill?

    All Nordictrack commercial in this category have 300 lb weight limit.

  • 4. How to reset a Nordictrack treadmill?

    To reset a Nordictrack treadmill, make sure it’s not running or in a program. The reset button is placed underneath the console. You will need a Q-tip or such type to press the button in the reset buttonhole, and the treadmill functions reset is done.

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