NordicTrack A2550 PRO
Treadmill Review

 



This model has a 20" x 55" tread belt and incorporates the ComfortShox" cushioning system. The Nordic Track A2550 is powered by a 2.5 HP DurX Commercial motor and has a folding frame.

iFIT technology enables the treadmill to be connected to the internet to add interest and functionality to your workout. It allows you to manage your profile online and even work out with Jillian Michaels. This feature requires an internet connection, the addition of the iFIT module which is sold separately and paid membership to iFIT.

There are a total of 16 Workout Programs that automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill. There are 4 Performance workouts, 4 Weight Loss workouts, 4 Timed Workouts and 4 Distance workouts comprising 1 mile, 5k, 10k or half marathon training.

The console incorporates a Hi-Resolution Grafixx Display with 2 LCD Windows. This display tracks your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The console display also features a compatible Music port for use with an iPOD.

The treadmill comes with a Lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, with 2 yrs on parts and 1 year In-Home service.

Here are the main high lights:



… motor rating

This model utilizes a DurX 2.5 HP Motor. This is a commercial-grade motor that includes an internal fan which cools internal components and extends the motor's life. This design of motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time, while maintaining smooth, consistent operation.



... built-in workouts

Achieving your fitness goals with a treadmill is all about staying motivated and having a variety of preset programs. This model comes with 16 pre-programmed training workouts which automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill, each focusing on an aerobic, weight loss or performance goals.

These 16 workouts are broken down into 4 specific functional groups.

To begin with there are 4 "Distance Workouts" which are designed to help you train for specific races or runs. You can choose from either 1 mile, 5k, 10k or half marathon training.

Next there are 4 "Performance Workouts"for the ultimate performance training. These workouts are designed by Certified Personal Trainers and will help you to run faster and stay in shape.

Then there are 4 "Weight Loss" Workouts which as the name suggests are designed to assist people in losing weight. These workouts are designed to help you burn maximum calories. You simply select your workout and the A2550 PRO automatically adjusts your speed and incline to match your goals.

Finally there are 4 "Timed Workouts" Quickly select the amount of time you want to work out and the treadmill automatically adjusts your speed and incline to meet your goal. Choose between 4 workouts with different time lengths to fit the workout into your schedule.



... LCD display

The treadmill's console has the next generation of LCD technology - the Hi-Resolution Grafixx display with 2 LCD Windows. This high-resolution graphical display animates the screen, giving you more accurate, less machine-like readings.

This display tracks the following workout data: speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The console display also features 2 secondary LCD windows to give you access to all your workout information.




NordicTrack A2550 console





... iFIT compatible

This treadmill is iFIT capable. In essence this is a wireless connection between the Internet and the treadmill. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails all over the globe just as if you were running outside.

iFIT enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online and work out with Jillian Michaels. You can even add the thrill of competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos that are available for download. It should be noted, however, that this feature requires an internet connection, the iFIT Module that is available as an optional extra and paid membership to iFIT.


… heart rate monitor

A useful feature is the Club-Design CardioGrip heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate via sensors that are built into the handlebars. Monitoring your heart rate ensures that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. You can get a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.



… speed control

The treadmill comes equipped with 1-Touch control. Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch system allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0-12 MPH with the single touch of a button. You can decrease your speed immediately when you need a rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.



… incline control

The treadmill also uses the 1-Touch control technology in order to change the incline with the single touch of a button instead of tediously scrolling through options as you would with traditional incline controls. The incline can be adjusted between 0 deg. up to 10 deg. of grade.



... sound system

This model features a Universal iPOD dock. You can now enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in sound system. The Compatible Music Port allows you to plug in your iPOD, or MP3 Player and then place it on the console shelf where it's within easy reach and leaves the controls right at your fingertips.



... foldaway design

This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into an upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.



NordicTrack A2550 folded



... user weight

The user weight limit for this treadmill is 350 lbs which should accommodate the majority of users.


… warranty cover

The NordicTrack A2550 treadmill is underwritten by a warranty which offers a Lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, with 2 yrs on parts and 1 year In-Home service guarantee.



Features:

Commercial Grade DurX Motor

16 Workout Programs

iFIT LIVE Technology

"One Touch" Speed Adjustment

"One Touch" Incline Adjustment

"ComfortShox" Cushioning

Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor

Grafixx Hi Resolution Display

Space Saver (Folding) Design

iPOD Compatible Music Port



Specifications:

Motor: 2.5 HP

Belt size: 20'' x 55''

Speed: 0 - 12 MPH

Incline: 0 - 10 deg.

User Weight: 350 lb

Folding: YES

Warranty: Frame and Motor (Lifetime)

                 Parts (2yrs)

                 In Home Service (1yr)




  
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Customer Reviews


Recently we purchased a NordicTrack treadmill, the A2550 Pro, with iFit capability, an mpeg player input jack, and comfort shocks. We are extremely satisfied with this product! It is not only very stable, with a platform that supports our daughter's running workouts as well as our variable speed and incline walks, but most importantly, it is QUIET enough to allow us to do these things in the family room without disturbing other family activities. Exactly what we were looking for! This is my second piece of NordicTrack equipment, and I continue to value your company's attention to good design.




I can take full strides with no trouble. The deck is just as big as gym machines as far as I can tell. it has enough power and hasn't bogged down on me even when I walk as slow speed. High speeds do well also. It seems very sturdy.




We purchased this treadmill for my wife after comparing many other makes and models. It came down to either the A2550 Pro or the Sole F63. We decided that the A2550 Pro was by far a better buy. It had many more features than the F63 which is just Sole's base model treadmill. When we brought it home, it took only two hours to assemble and it worked flawlessly. My wife uses it 4-5 times per week and says it is the most comfortable treadmill she has ever used. This includes commercial brands she has previously used at the gym. We have not subscribed for ifit but intend to in the near future. The speakers for the ipod are great, the treadmill is solid and very quiet, and the deck is very comfortable. This is a great buy especially if you can get it on sale for $799!!!




This treadmill was easy to assemble and works FANTASTIC. It is far nicer than any of the treadmills at our local gym and is actually fun to use. The built in shocks are terrific and durable. If you are considering a treadmill for weight loss or exercise maintenance - this one is it!