NordicTrack Reflex 8500 PRO
Treadmill Review


NordicTrack Reflex 8500 Pro Treadmill

 

This treadmill is driven by 3.5 CHP Commercial Pro motor and a huge (20" x 60 ") running surface. The best feature of the NordicTrack Reflex 8500 Pro, however, is the unique "Reflex" cushioning system.

There are 20 performance workouts that automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill. These workouts have all been designed by a certified personal trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session.

This model uses the new iFIT technology to connect the treadmill to the internet allowing you to add interest and functionality to your workout. You can manage your profile online and even work out with Jillian Michaels. It should be noted that this feature requires a wireless internet connection and membership to iFIT.

The console incorporates an attractive 7 inch full color touch-screen display which is integrated with iFIT, this screen displays your workout progress with a Google Map. You can select your favorite route from the built-in workouts. The console display also features a compatible Music port for use with an iPOD.

The manufacturer provides a Lifetime guarantee on the motor and frame, with 2 year of parts and 1 year In-home service.

The main highlights of this model are listed below:



… drive motor

A DurX 3.5 HP Motor is used to power this treadmill. This is a commercial-grade motor that includes high-grade wiring and insulation ratings, and a thermal cut-off switch. It uses commercial bearings and brushes, and is dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise to make it both smooth and quiet in operation.




... workout programs

Keeping motivated is an important factor in trying to achieve your fitness goals and having a good variety of workout programs on a treadmill can help with this.

20 pre-programed Performance Workouts are available each of which automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill. These programs have been designed by a Certified personal trainer to help you push your limits during your workout.

 

  

NordicTrack Reflex 8500 Pro Console

 

  

... iFIT technology

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 that this feature requires a wireless internet connection, and membership to iFIT.




... touch screen display

A 7 inch Full Color Touch Screen Display is housed in the control console. This attractive display when integrated with iFIT, will display your workout progress with a Google Map. You can select your favorite route from the built-in workouts. You could for example run the Delicate Arch Trail at Arches National Park, the Diamond Head Trail in Hawaii while you view the landmarks on the full-color display.




… heart rate monitor

Monitoring your heart rate ensures that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. A Club-Design CardioGrip heart rate monitor is used on this model. By monitoring your heart rate via sensors that are built into the handlebars you can get a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.




... reflex technology

The running deck is the strongest and most durable of the NordicTrack decks, and it also offers the best cushioning. In fact the Reflex Deck is so strong and durable that the manufacturer guarantees that it will never break and they back their claim by offering a lifetime deck warranty.

The Reflex Deck is acknowledged by many users as offering the softest cushioning that is the easiest on the joints making for the most comfortable, enjoyable treadmill workout.




… speed control

1-Touch control is used to regulate speed. 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

1-Touch control technology is also used to change the incline of the running deck. The incline can be adjusted between 0 deg. up to 15 deg. of grade by single touch of a button instead of scrolling through complicated menus.




... iPOD connection

An "Intermix Acoustics 3.0 EQ" Sound System featuring 3" high-excursion drivers is housed in the control console and allows the user to enjoy music from their iPOD or MP3 player. Simply plug in, press play and listen to your favorite music while you exercise.




... foldaway design

Treadmills can take up a lot of floor space but this model offers a solution with it's "Space saver" technology. 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 Reflex 8500 Pro Folded

 

 

… warranty details

The maker's warranty offers a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, with 2 years of parts and 1 year in-home service warranty.



Features:

Commercial Grade DurX Motor

20 Calorie Burn Workout Programs

10 All Terrain Workout Programs

Reflex Cushion Technology

Commercial Tread belt

iFIT LIVE Compatible

7" Color Touch Screen Display

One Touch Speed Adjustment

One Touch Incline Adjustment

Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor

Space Saver (Folding) Design

Intermix acoustics 3.0 Sound System

Music Port for iPOD




Specifications:

Motor: 3.5 HP

Belt size: 20'' x 60''

Speed: 0 - 12 MPH

Incline: 0 - 15 deg.

User Weight: 350 lb

Folding: YES

Warranty: Frame and Motor (Lifetime)

                 Parts (2yrs)

                 Labor (1yr)  





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