NordicTrack C 1650 Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack C 1650 treadmill is a mid range model which features a deck with negative incline, adjustable cushioning and iFIT technology.

The NordicTrack C 1650 treadmill includes many hi-tech innovations including the ability of the running deck to decline. This is a facility which until recently could only be found on high end models.

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 workouts are easy to select due to the simple navigation system.

The control console has a 10″ full color display with web browser. This allows the user to check their email, surf the web or keep up with their social networking activities. The touch screen interface lets the user navigate menus with a swipe of a finger.

This model is iFIT enabled. Connecting to your home wireless internet network it lets you customize your own fitness program, receive workout downloads, and replicate real life runs with Google Maps. This feature requires a wireless internet connection, and subscription to

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.

It’s available at a discounted price from NordicTrack

Here are the main features:

… web enabled display

The 10″ color, touch screen incorporates a web browser. This enables the user to connect to their home’s wireless internet network and check their email, surf the web or participate in social networking activities.

Just like a normal display screen the user can check their progress, but the user is able to navigate through menus and pull up relevant workout data with just a swipe of the finger.

The touch screen display works with the built in iFIT module to enable the user to enjoy the experience of watching their workout progress in real time via the Google Maps Street View technology.

… 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.

… 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.

… 0 to 12 % 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 12 %.

… iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides the following benefits:

  • MAP: Exercise anywhere in the world with Google Maps
  • TRAIN: Download workouts to help with your fitness goals
  • COMPETE: Compare progress to others in the iFIT community.
  • TRACK: Upload your workout data to monitor your progress.
  • GOAL: Set Calorie, Time or Distance goals for your workouts.
  • VIDEO: Watch high definition videos with simulated workouts.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Download sets of weight-loss workouts.

It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and a subscription to which is sold separately. 

… 0 to – 3 % decline

This treadmill also has a decline feature. Usually only available on more expensive models 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 enables more calories to be burnt and stimulates more muscles.

… 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.

… 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.

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.

… tablet holder

This treadmill includes an integrated tablet holder which is attached to  the control console and has been  designed for use with most full-size tablets. The holder keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.

… 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.

... 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 C1650 treadmill is protected by a lifetime warranty on the motor, frame, and deck with 5 years on parts and electronics and 2 years labor warranty.


  • DurX Commercial Pro Motor
  • 34 Workout Apps
  • 10″ Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • iFIT Enabled
  • Flex Select Cushioning
  • 1-Touch Speed Adjustment
  • 1-Touch Incline Adjustment
  • Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Space Saver Folding Design
  • iPOD Music Port
  • Tablet Computer Holder
  • Accessory Tray


  • Motor: 3.5 CHP
  • Belt size: 20” x 60”
  • Rollers: 2.5”
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 12 deg.
  • Decline: 0 to -3 deg.
  • User Weight: 325 lbs
  • Folding: YES
  • Footprint: 78.3″ L x 35.75″ W x 56.4″ H
  • Warranty: Lifetime, Frame, Motor and Deck

                         5 yrs Parts (including Electronics)

                         2 years Labor 

       NordicTrack C 1650

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