Nordic Track Elite 9700 PRO
Treadmill Review

This NON-Folding model is an 800 lb gorilla of a treadmill. The NordicTrack Elite 9700 PRO is laden with many advanced and innovative features to enhance your workout experience. 

It has a huge 60" x 22" tread belt which is driven by a colossal 4.25 CHP commercial grade motor.The running deck has the ability to decline, a feature which is usually only found on much more expensive treadmills.

The running surface is supported by the "QuadFlex" precision calibration cushioning which allows the user to adjust the feel of the cushioning to the user's liking. You can calibrate the level of firmness to any one of 9 different settings.

This treadmill utilizes iFIT technology. This innovative feature provides internet connectivity, allowing you to experience trails all over the world and watch your progress on the display map. The iFIT Live technology automatically adjusts your incline to simulate the physical topography of the terrain.

Users wishing to be entertained are well catered for on the Elite 9700 PRO. A 10" Full Color Touch-Screen Display with a browser Powered by Android allows you to get online while you work out. By connecting to your home's wireless network you can check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook

The control console has a built-in 8" AutoBreeze Workout Fan and an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system with high-end speaker and sub woofer components. This can be hooked up to an iPOD via the compatible music port.

Here is a list of the main features:

... color display / web browser

Employing the latest in interactive technology the NordicTrack Elite 9700 PRO utilizes a 10" Full Color Touch-Screen Display with a Web Browser Powered by Android.

You can increase your enjoyment and productivity of your workout by getting online while on your treadmill! You can connect to your home's wireless network to check the news, read email, watch sports highlights, or get on Facebook via the 10" touch-screen display.

... iFIT technology

The NordicTrack Elite Pro 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 that the user has an internet connection.

… adjustable cushioning

The running surface on this model is supported by the QuadFlex Precision Calibration Cushioning system. This cushioning system allows you to personalize your comfort to your particular preference. You can calibrate the level of firmness you prefer with 9 settings on this shock cushioning system.

… commercial grade motor

The treadmill is driven by a powerful 4.25 CHP commercial-grade motor. This unit includes high-grade wiring and insulation ratings, and a thermal cut-off switch. It uses high-end, commercial bearings and brushes and is dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise.

All of these features contribute to making the Elite 9700 PRO's drive motor smooth, quiet and powerful and it's makers are so confident in it's reliability that they offer a Lifetime Motor Warranty.

… motivating workouts

This treadmill presents the user with a choice of 42 workout programs split into two functional groups.

The first group comprises 32 workouts that have been designed by a Certified Personal Trainer in order to help you run faster, lose weight and stay in shape longer. The user is able to choose from calorie-burning, incline, speed or intensity goals.

The second group comprise of 10 preset iFIT LIVE Workouts which are presented by America's toughest trainer - Jillian Michaels and uses the amazing Google Maps technology.

... incline AND decline

In addition to the 15% of positive inclination that can be adjusted by a simple "1-Touch" system the deck is also able to decline to - 3%. 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.

... workout cooling fan

The equipment has an 8" CoolAire Workout Fan incorporated into the console. The user can adjust the settings of the fan from the console in order to stay cool and fresh during their workout.

… wireless heart rate monitor

The equipment is provided with a CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor with a Polar Wireless Chest Pulse strap. You can maximize your heart rate training by using the chest strap. A continuous heart rate reading is displayed on the console enabling you to stay focused and motivated in order reach your fitness goals. This treadmill also features 2 hand-grip sensors that are conveniently built-in to the handlebars.

... HD training videos

You can add visual excitement and engage more fully in your workout through the medium of high definition videos. The equipment  has videos of trails in Hawaii where you will be accompanied by a personal trainer in your own virtual world.

The trainer will highlight points of interest as you jog through this beautiful landscape as well as providing coaching advice and tips.

Incredibly, as you navigate the routes through these stunning landscapes the treadmill's running deck will incline and decline to match the actual topography. You are thus able to experience walking some of the most beautiful treks in the world.

... iPOD connection

In order to keep you entertained this equipment comes with an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system. Integrated into the treadmill's console, this premium sound system combines high-end speaker and sub woofer components to give you crystal-clear sound quality.

The sound system also includes a compatible music port for iPOD. This allows you to plug your iPOD, or MP3 Player, into the Interplay Music Port and listen to your music collection through the sound system. The iPOD rests on the console shelf, so that it is within easy reach.


… more room to run

The running surface consists of a long (60") and wide (22") tread belt. You will appreciate the advantages of this spacious running area when you come to use the treadmill. The belt is constructed from a heavy-duty, commercial-grade tread material and is specifically designed for quiet operation.

... user weight

The running surface on this model is supported by a deck which is rated at 400 lbs. This should make it suitable for most users.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack Elite 9700 PRO treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime frame warranty, a lifetime motor warranty, lifetime deck warranty plus a 5-year parts (including electronics) and 3-years labor warranty.


  • Commercial Pro Motor
  • 10" Color Touch Screen with Web Browser
  • iFIT Technology
  • QuadFlex Precision Calibration Cushioning
  • 42 Workout Programs
  • 2 HD Video Workouts
  • Decline Feature
  • 1-Touch Incline
  • 1-Touch Speed
  • Pulse Monitor with Wireless Chest Strap
  • Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Sound System
  • Compatible Music Port for iPOD
  • 8" AutoBreeze Workout Fan
  • Safety Key and Lanyard


  • Motor: 4.25 CHP
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 15 %
  • Decline: 0 to - 3 %
  • Belt Size: 22" x 60"
  • Rollers: 3"
  • Folding:NO
  • User Weight: 400 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime Motor, Frame, and Deck
  • 6yrs Parts (including electronics)
  • 3yrs Labor

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I love my new treadmill!!!

It is absolutely better than I even thought it would be. Easily equivalent to those I would use at the gym probably even better than other brands.

Everything happened exactly how the sales rep explained. The shipping company called and arranged for a drop off date.

My husband was able to put the whole thing together without a problem.

It's been here less than a week and I've already used it five times!!! Definitely will be able to handle my marathon training and more.

I purchased the 9700 elite treadmill a month ago & I am very happy with this treadmill.

It is very strong & quite. I am amazed with all the different exercises I can do.

This treadmill was a wise choice & I am looking forward to many years of use from this treadmill.

This is my second NordicTrack treadmill. The first one survived 3 moves, one of those to an upstairs apartment, and it never let me down!

Unfortunately, like most of us with age and wear and tear, it finally wore out.

I ordered my new Elite 9700 Pro after a lot of research on treadmill models. I could not have made a better choice.

Paying a little more for a higher quality treadmill like the Elite 9700 is definitely worth it!

I have only had this treadmill for a few days and I’m in love.

I have owned two previous ones and used many others at Gyms and this by far the nicest, coolest and easiest to use.

Of the many treadmills I've ran on, this one offers the quietest operation.

It's also very smooth with fantastic programming capabilities.

Having the ability to track with GoogleMaps and enjoy incline AND decline capabilities that automatically simulate the pitch of real places is really cool.

This is a great treadmill. Solid treadmill with lots of bells and whistles.

Delivery was superior and the delivery company was very accommodating.

My husband and I put this together in about 1 hour. I am very happy with this purchase.

This treadmill optimizes my workouts.

The console is very interactive, and I love hooking up with new places to run with my membership to Ifit.

Great upgrade for me.

I did a lot of research before I decided to purchase this machine. There were many questions unanswered but the online chat helped with that.

The deciding factors were the ifit and the 10 screen.The family could not be happier with the decision.

The ifit works seamlessly and you can make your own workouts online and they automatically download to the treadmill.

Also the iphone app lets you see your progress. Having YouTube and other apps is great.

Ordering and delivery was very easy along with set up.

This is an excellent treadmill. The white glove service is highly recommended do to the weight of the machine.

IFIT membership is a great option and setting up the internet on the machine was quick and simple.

Im 63 years old and this is my best treadmill ever.

This machine is what my husband and I were hoping for:

something that doesn’t feel or sound like you are breaking it when you walk or run on it.

Good quality construction.

Wonderful touch screen and Ifit capability. Also there is a built in FAN! (MY FAV).

Assembly was OK, there were two of us and it seemed at times we could have used a third person to help! It took us about 2 hours to unbox and assemble it.

I wholeheartedly recommend this.

We are both 60+ and very active. This is our first treadmill, and we love it.

It is very stable and feels great under foot. We both run 2+ miles on it daily.

It has definitely exceeded our expectations.

Purchased approximately 3 months ago and I couldn’t be more pleased. Every day I look forward to getting home for my next workout.

The programs are amazing - speed changes, elevation changes, video images on Google maps, etc.

It has improved my running immensely!

The integrated ipod is also wonderful. Finally, I love having everything integrated with iFit.

Most comfortable, quiet and best treadmill I have ever used and I’m so happy I own it!