For those wanting to get into home treadmill ownership the entry level NordicTrack C 600 is an attractive proposition and has some really nice features for a budget priced machine.
A spacious (20" x 55") tread belt, supported by an adjustable cushioning system is driven by a powerful 2.6 CHP motor. A folding frame allows the equipment to be folded up after use so as to take up less storage space.
The console incorporates a large, 6" back lit display. With a wide viewing angle you can easily track your total workout progress. Other essential workout data such as speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned combined with a "race track" display.
The console also incorporates an Intermix Acoustics
sound system with a compatible Music port which can be hooked up to an iPOD.
Cardio-grip heart rate monitors are built into the handlebars with the pulse rate information displayed on the console.
This model is iFIT compatible. Users can track their progress, train with Jillian Michaels, and custom their workouts to individual requirements. This particular feature requires the iFIT wireless module which is sold separately and membership to iFIT.
The treadmill comes with a Lifetime guarantee on the Frame and 25 yrs on the Motor, with 1 year Parts and 1 year Labor.
Here are the main highlights of this model:
… drive motor
At the heart of this treadmill is a 2.6 CHP DurX motor. This unit has been designed in order to allow the user to exercise for longer by the use of direct motor cooling technology.
... back lit display
The console has a large (6 inch), back lit display that shows all your essential workout data including: speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to track your performance during your workout.
... race track mimic
In addition to providing the essential workout data the console mounted display also includes a "Race Track" style graphic on the display which allows you to monitor your progress on a quarter mile race track.
... workout programs
All of the pre-loaded workout programs on this treadmill have been put together by a certified personal trainer to assist the user in getting the most from their treadmill experience.
This model benefits from 20 workout apps which automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill, each focusing on an calorie-burning, incline, speed or intensity goals.
... iFIT compatible
This treadmill is iFIT compatible. In essence iFIT is a wireless internet connection to the treadmill, but there is a lot more to this technology than that. iFIT LIVE adds extra functionality, entertains and engages your interest by opening up a whole new set of workout experiences.
iFIT gives you the opportunity to train with fitness coach Jillian Michaels. If you are trying to burn calories and lose weight Jillian's voice will spur you on, offering encouragement every step of the way!
Another benefit of iFIT is that new workouts are automatically downloaded to the treadmill every day during an 8-week program. These workouts take control of the treadmill, automatically adjusting the speed and incline to provide new challenges to keep you motivated.
Other features include the ability to track your nutrition and other activities, train for a race, lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle with the online food and activity log available at iFIT.com. You can even race against other iFIT members and compare your time with people from around the world!
It should be noted that this feature requires the
iFIT wireless module that is available as an optional extra and
membership to iFIT.com.
… adjustable cushioning
Cushioning is provided by six cushioning dampers supporting the walking surface along the entire length of the treadmill. By turning the orange cushioning isolator one half turn the user is able to select on of two different settings.
In the first setting a fully cushioned walking surface that offers both comfort and joint protection is provided. Using the second setting, however, a more solid surface such as that encountered when walking on roads is obtained.
… heart rate monitor
Conveniently placed heart rate sensors are built into the handlebars which monitor your pulse and display the live reading on the console display, helping you to stay within your target zone.
... user weight
When choosing a treadmill it is important to select a model that has been designed to support the weight of the heaviest anticipated user. This model will support a user up to 325 lbs in weight.
… speed adjustment
The treadmill is fitted with 1-Touch control. Instead
of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch system lets you
instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0-10 MPH with a
single touch of a button. You can decrease your speed when you need a
rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.
… incline adjustment
This 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.
... cooling fan
Users are able to enjoy a refreshing blast of cool air from the fan unit mounted in the center of the console. Unlike regular fans, the "Autobreeze" fan fitted to this model alters it's output according to the speed of the treadmill. So when you are pushing your limits the fan speeds up to deliver a stronger stream of cooling air.
... iPOD connection
Listening to music can be great motivator during a workout and enhance the treadmill experience. On this model a music port has been provided that allows the user to connect their iPOD to the Intermix Acoustics Sound System and enjoy their favorite sounds through two powerful 3-inch speakers.
... safety key
The equipment comes with a safety key and lanyard. In order for the treadmill to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the treadmill cannot be operated by unauthorized uers such as small children.
The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic
clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the uers clothing.
If the user were to accidently trip or fall while on the treadmill the
key is pulled away from the console causing the treadmill's walking belt
to slow to a stop.
... folding design
When not in use the deck on this model can be folded upright to a near vertical position, so that the treadmill occupies a lot less floor space.
An "Easy Lift" system utilizing a telescoping shock unit helps the user to lift the deck upright for storage. When the equipment is required for use the mechanism drops the deck slowly back into place.
… warranty details
The NordicTrack C 600 treadmill is covered by a warranty which offers a Lifetime guarantee on the Frame, 25 yrs on the motor with 1 year on Parts and 1 year Labor.
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I am completely satisfied with my purchase of the C 600. I don't have to turn my TV up high because the motor runs good and quiet. Thanks NordicTrack!
It is very comfortable, light to pick up. it is a very good machine and very easy to use. It is also Hard for little kids to go on it or use it because it needs a key and also if they detach it and it is falling, it falls very slowly and gives the child about 30 seconds before reaching the ground. It is very good.
Works great picked it up two week ago runs smooth inclines nice speed really good !