By ultraCassie (Dayton, OH) on Feb 2, 2011
Comments: When the treadmill arrived, it was missing a few parts (like the display console), and the guys who were sent to set it up were not treadmill technicians. Thankfully, Andrew at NordicTrack (who I found via NT's Facebook page) helped. Without him, this purchase would have probably been a disaster. Thank you, Andrew! There were two things that set this treadmill apart. The first was the iFit feature. Let's face it, treadmills can be pretty boring after a while, especially if you are looking at 6+ miles. The idea that I can compete in races and run actual routes with elevation changes while viewing images along the routes is amazing. I was surprised and happy to find NordicTrack heading down this road. So far I've done a race and a self charted route, and I love it. I have mapped out different parts of a marathon course and am using the treadmill to simulate the course since it is not possible for me to train at the location of the event. I am looking forward to one day seeing videos of the route rather than still images. Big kudos to NT for making the wireless connection so incredibly easy to setup. The other feature of this treadmill is the decline. Most treadmills don't have it. If you want to simulate a route, it only makes sense that you need to go both up and down in elevation. Great job on this one, NT! This machine feels solid. The deck has plenty of room, and I have to say it feels great on my legs. The fan works very well! The speakers work well. One of the few improvements I could see is with the layout of the console area. Once my laptop is in holder, I don't have access to volume or fan controls. Making the iFit web dashboard a bit more robust could solve this problem if the controls for fan and volume were placed on the webpage. Once my computer is placed in the holder, I shouldn't have to remove it to access any of the functionality. No matter as that is a small issue. I highly recommend this treadmill. It is a solid machine with great features that other treadmill companies just don't offer.