NordicTrack C 1630 PRO
Treadmill
Review





Bristling with hi-tech features, this is the NordicTrack C 1630 Pro. Although sporting many innovations perhaps one of the most surprising features is the ability of the deck to decline. This is a facility which until recently could only be found on high end models.

This model is powered by a 3.25 CHP Durx Commercial Pro motor which drives a 20" x 60" tread belt. The belt is supported by a "Quad Flex" cushioning system to protect joints and relieve pressure on your knees and back, resulting in a more comfortable workout experience.

There are a total of 34 in-built workout programs consisting of 9 Calorie Workouts, 8 Intensity, 8 Speed, and 9 Incline Workouts. The Calorie Workouts have been designed to burn the maximum number of calories and all of the workouts are easy to select due to the simple navigation system.

This model is iFIT enabled. Connecting to your home wireless internet network it lets you customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online, and even workout with Jillian Michaels. (This feature requires a wireless home internet connection, and subscription to iFIT.com). 

The console incorporates a 8" back lit display. Speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned are displayed together with a "RaceTrack" function that shows your progress in a track-style display. An iPOD or other MP3 player can be connected via a music port.

The product is covered by a lifetime warranty on the motor, frame, and deck with 5 yrs cover on all other parts (including electronics) and 2 yrs labor warranty.

Here are the main features:






… drive motor

The treadmill utilizes a DurX 3.25 CHP 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 this motor allows you to exercise for longer periods of time, while maintaining smooth, consistent operation.




... workout programs

This treadmill scores here with 34 Personal Trainer workout programs that automatically adjust the incline and speed of the treadmill, each program focusing on an aerobic, weight loss or performance goal.








… speed control

1-Touch control is used to control the treadmill's speed. 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.




... back lit display

Mounted at an easy viewing position on the control console is a large (8") back lit display. The user is able to keep track of total calories burned and is presented with other essential workout data including: speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. Additionally the user is able to check their progress on a visual quarter-mile racetrack.








… 0 to 15 % incline

1-Touch control technology is used in order to change the incline of the running deck 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 through the range from 0 % up to 15 %.



... iFIT enabled

This treadmill is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. This feature 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 that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.com available as an optional extra.






… 0 to - 3 % decline

This treadmill also has a decline feature. Usually only available on more expensive treadmills the deck is able to decline from level down to a - 3 %. decline. This feature allows you to activate different muscles for faster results by walking at a decline. walking on a decline will enable you to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.



… shock absorption

In order to address the problems associated with the constant impact that joints receive whilst running this treadmill utilizes it's "full-deck" cushioning with spring-encased dampeners at eight points across the frame that absorb the shock of every step.

The suspension provides cushioning along the whole length of the running deck. It helps to protect joints and relieve pressure on your knees and back, resulting in a more comfortable workout experience.






… heart rate monitor

This treadmill is equipped with a "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.

The treadmill is also supplied with a wireless chest strap, which when worn transmits the user's heart rate data to be displayed constantly on the display screen without having to lean forward to grip 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.





... iPOD compatible

This treadmill has a stereo sound system. You can enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in sound system.

The user is able to connect their personal music player such as an iPOD or MP3 player to the treadmill's sound system using an audio cable plugged into the audio jack on the control console.








... workout cooling fan

The treadmill is fitted with an "AutoBreeze" workout cooling fan mounted in the console. This high output fan automatically adjusts it's output to the speed of the treadmill so that the user receives more cooling air when it is required such as during a fast sprint.



... folding design

This treadmill employs a "space saver" frame which can be folded to an almost upright position when not in use. When in this position the treadmill then occupies considerably less floor space and is of benefit to those who have limited room.





... warranty details

The NordicTrack C1630 Pro treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the motor, frame, and deck with 5 years on parts and electronics and 2 years labor warranty.



Features:

  • DurX Commercial Pro Motor
  • Quad Flex Cushioning
  • 34 Workout Apps
  • iFIT Enabled
  • 8" Back Lit Display
  • 1-Touch Speed Adjustment
  • 1-Touch Incline Adjustment
  • Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Chest Pulse Strap
  • AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Space Saver Folding Design
  • Intermix Acoustics Sound System
  • iPOD Music Port



Specifications:

  • Motor: 3.25 CHP
  • Belt size: 20'' x 60''
  • Rollers: 2.5''
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 15 deg.
  • Decline: 0 to -3 deg.
  • User Weight: 300 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Footprint: 81.8" L X 35" W X 57.4" H
  • Warranty: Lifetime, Frame, Motor and Deck

                         5 yrs Parts (including Electronics)

                         2 years Labor 



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This will be my second treadmill from NordicTrack. The first one I had for many years and had no problems with it so I decided to purchase another one.

I absolutely love the new one. It has so many features and I love the built-in fan.

The motor is quiet so I don’t disturb anyone with my early morning workouts.

The incline feature is pretty cool. If you don’t feel like running, you can use the feature and still get a pretty good workout.





This machine delivers everything it promises.

It has great shock absorption so my knees never feel the strain and I love the fact that I can run downhill.





So far so good. Could not beat the price of there sale at the time. 18 month same as cash. What a deal. and when it was delivered box and machine in perfect condition.

Now as for my motivation that’s another story.

Thank you NordicTrack you have given my wife and I an opportunity to take our lives back. I will add reviews on performance as I use the machine.

Overall seems great.





Looks great. Runs great! Love it every time I use it!





I like the way it is designed. The preprograms seem to be for someone much advanced. So far I have only used the manual mode.

I have had back surgery and the design is better for me than my previous treadmill.

I like the layout of the counsel as it is easy to use even when jogging.





I really like the treadmill. I have not had a chance to use the IFit program but am looking forward to it.

The treadmill is very quiet. Nice quality, well built machine.





I wanted a treadmill that had incline and decline. A lot do not have decline.

I also wanted one with a fan. Again a lot do not have this feature.

I wish the screen was more basic. Some of us don’t care about ipods, ect...

Start and stop, incline and decline and the fan is all that I was looking for and this treadmill carried all those items.

Make a list of your top 3 requirements on a treadmill and then you can narrow down your choices easier.