NordicTrack Commercial 1500 Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack Commercial 1500 treadmill with negative deck decline.

This home treadmill is fitted with many advanced features. The NordicTrack Commercial 1500 has a 20″ x 60″ tread belt that is powered by a 3.25 CHP Durx Commercial Pro motor. The shock absorption is taken care of by the “QuadFlex” cushioning system which has been designed to offer the ultimate in stride comfort throughout your workout.

There are a total of 24 in-built workout programs consisting of 6 Calorie Workouts, 6 High Intensity, 6 Speed, and 6 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 compatible. Connecting to your home wireless internet network it lets you experience different trails and watch your progress on a map while adjusting the incline to simulate the actual terrain.

Other features include the ability to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, and manage your profile online. (This feature requires the iFIT module which is sold separately and subscription to iFIT). 

The console incorporates a 8″ back light display. The display has a large viewing angle so that you can always keep track of your workout progress. It displays your speed, time, distance, pulse and calories burned. The RaceTrack function allows you to monitor your progress in a track-style display.

The console also contains an Intermix Acoustics sound system that can be hooked up to an iPOD or other MP3 player via a compatible music port. The iPOD is able to rest upon the console shelf leaving the controls within easy reach.

Perhaps one of the most surprising features is the ability of the deck to decline. This feature is usually only found on more expensive treadmills and has the benefit of activating different muscles by walking at a decline. This is claimed to burn more calories than walking on a flat surface and stimulate more muscle for faster results.

The product comes with 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 is a run down of the main features:
… workout programs

This treadmill scores here with 24 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.


NordicTrack Commercial 1500 console


… display screen

This model has the next generation of LCD display screen technology. This screen includes a 1/4 mile Race Track display and can show the following information:

• Distance that you have walked or run
• Workout intensity bar
• Approximate number of calories you have burned
• Incline level of the treadmill
• Number of vertical feet you have climbed
• Speed of the walking belt
• Your heart rate

… iFIT capable

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 an internet connection, and paid membership to iFIT.


NordicTrack Commercial 1500 treadmill iFIT

 … 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.

… deck cushioning

The treadmill takes the shock out of running with proprietary “QuadFlex” cushioning. This cushioning system has been designed to reduce the impact on your ankles, knees and spine.


NordicTrack Commercial 1500 treadmill cushion


… heart rate sensors

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.
… iPOD connection

This treadmill has a universal iPOD dock. You can enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in “Intermix Acoustic 3.0” Sound System. The music port is also equipped with a convenient shelf to rest your iPOD upon leaving the controls within easy reach.

NordicTrack Commercial 1500 treadmill iPOD


 … 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.

… incline control

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 between 0 deg. up to 15 deg. of grade.
... foldaway design

Storing a treadmill can be a problem but the “space saver” feature on this model lends a hand. This facility allows you to fold the treadmill into a near upright position after your workout where it will then occupy a lot smaller floor area.


NordicTrack Commercial 1500 folded


 … user weight

The running deck on this model has a 350 lb weight capacity which should make it suitable for the majority of users.
.. warranty details

The NordicTrack Commercial 1500 is underwritten by a warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, with 5 years on parts and electronics and 2 years labor warranty.

DurX Commercial Pro Motor

QuadFlex Cushioning

iFIT Compatible

24 In-built Workout Programs

8″ Back Light Display

“One Touch” Speed Adjustment

“One Touch” Incline Adjustment

Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor

AutoBreeze Workout Fan

Space Saver Folding Design

Intermix 3.0 Acoustics Sound System

iPOD Music Port


Motor: 3.25 HP

Belt size: 20” x 60”

Rollers: 3”’

Speed: 0 to 12 MPH

Incline: 0 to 15 deg.

Decline: 0 to -3 deg.

User Weight: 350 lb

Folding: YES

Warranty: Lifetime, Frame, Motor and Deck

                 5 yrs Parts (including electronics)

                 2 years Labor           


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