NordicTrack Elite XT Treadmill Review

The NordicTrack Elite XT domestic treadmill with integral flat screen TV.

The highlight of this treadmill is a 7″ TV and Digital Tuner that will show your favorite TV show in crystal-clear color. The NordicTrack Elite XT also comes with a Compatible Music Port for iPOD which is coupled to an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system.

This is a space saver (folding) treadmill. It has a 20″ x 60″ tread belt that is driven by a 3.5 HP DurX commercial motor. The shock absorption is taken care of by the “DuraStride” adjustable cushioning system that employs a moveable isolator to enable you to customize the feel.

There are a total of 26 inbuilt workout programs split into functional groups. Of these 26 workouts, 20 are Personal Trainer workouts, 2 are Heart Rate workouts, and 4 are Create & Save workouts.

This model has iFIT workout card technology. Each card is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and plugs directly into the treadmill’s console, automatically adjusting the speed and incline, while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout. Three are iFIT workout cards for Wellness, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Performance.

The console contains a “CoolAire” workout cooling fan and an Intermix Acoustics 3.0 Equalized sound system with pair of 3″ high-excursion drivers to give the best in sound quality. A music port allows the sound system to be hooked up to an iPOD.

The product is covered by a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, with 1 year cover on all other parts and one year in-home service.

Here are the main features:

Drive motor

This treadmill utilizes a DurX 3.5 CHP Motor. This is a commercial-grade motor that uses commercial bearings and is dynamically spin-balanced. Using direct cooling it has been extensively tested to provide superior performance and to make it both smooth and quiet in operation.

Workout programs

This model comes with a total of 26 workout programs divided into functional groups.

The first group consists of 20 Personal Trainer workouts that automatically adjust the incline and speed of the treadmill, focusing on aerobic, weight-loss or performance goals.

The second group consists of 2 Heart Rate workouts that help you to stay in your target heart rate zone by increasing or lowering the speed when you need to raise or lower your heart rate.

The third group consists of 4 “Create & Save” workouts that give you the ability to create and customize a workout and then save it for future use.

iFIT workout cards

This treadmill utilizes iFIT interactive workout card technology. Each card is designed by a Certified Personal Trainer and plugs directly into the treadmill’s console, automatically adjusting your speed and incline, while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout.

iFIT workout cards come in Wellness, Weight Loss, Body Sculpting, Performance and MyProgress categories, giving you the most advanced interactive, result-specific fitness programs.

Quiet tread belt

An important component of the treadmill is the tread belt itself. This should provide the user with a secure running surface with sufficient space to accommodate the users stride length and be as quiet in operation as possible.

This model is fitted with a 20″ x 60″ Quiet Tread belt. The surface of this belt has been designed to keep you safer, while giving you the perfect amount of traction, whether you’re walking, running or sprinting.

At 20″ x 60″ this is a particularly spacious tread belt and will be appreciated by taller users or serious runners. The tread belt material has been designed to significantly reduce sound and produce a lower coefficient of friction in order to deliver smoother and quieter performance.

Flat screen TV

The console on this model incorporates a 7″ Flat-Screen TV with Digital Tuner. Allowing you to enjoy your favorite TV shows in crystal clear color the tuner gives you access to both digital and analog signals.

Nordic Track Elite XT console

Speed control

This model comes equipped with 1-Touch control. 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 also used 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 12 deg. of grade.

Heart rate monitor

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.

This model uses two hand-grip sensors that are conveniently built into the treadmill’s handlebars to give an accurate pulse reading.

Adjustable cushioning

This model takes the shock out of running with DuraStride Adjustable Cushioning. This is a full-length, adjustable cushioning system that has virtually limitless settings making it possible to customize the settings to your own requirements. Whether you want a firmer, street-running feel, or a softer feel the DuraStride Adjustable cushioning lets you choose your own preferred cushioning level.

Workout cooling fan

The treadmill comes equipped with an “CoolAire” workout fan. This console mounted fan ensures that you remain cool even during the most vigorous workout.

iPOD connection

A universal iPOD dock is mounted into the control console. You can enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the built-in “Intermix 3.0” Equalized Sound System. This features combines a high-end speaker and sub woofer components to give you the best in crystal-clear sound quality. The music port is also equipped with a shelf that is great for securing most devices.

User weight

Treadmills can vary in their load carrying ability. This treadmill has been designed to support users up to 350 lbs in weight which should be suitable for the majority of users.

Foldaway feature

This treadmill incorporates “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.

The folding mechanism features an “Airlight” shock and a self-locking latch, making the folding and unfolding of the treadmill relatively easy.

Nordic Track Elite Folded

Warranty details

The NordicTrack Elite XT treadmill is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, with 1 year of parts and 1 year “In-Home” service warranty.


  • DurX Commercial Pro Motor
  • 7″ Flat Screen TV with Digital Tuner
  • 20 Personal Trainer Workout Programs
  • 2 Heart Rate Workout Programs
  • 4 Create and Save Workout Programs
  • iFIT Workout Card Technology
  • “One Touch” Speed Adjustment
  • “One Touch” Incline Adjustment
  • “DuraStride” Adjustable Cushioning
  • Cardio Grip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Graffix Hi Resolution Display
  • Training Zone Indicator
  • Space Saver Folding Design
  • Airlight Soft Drop Shock
  • “CoolAire” Workout Fan
  • Acoustic 3.0 Equalized Sound System
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port


  • Motor: 3.5 CHP
  • Belt size: 20” x 60”
  • Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 – 12 deg.
  • User Weight: 350 lb
  • Folding: YES


  • Frame and Motor (Lifetime)
  • All other Parts (1yr)
  • In Home Service (1yr)

NordicTrack Elite XT Treadmill Motor Control Board Model Number NTL149080

$269.99  in stock
as of May 24, 2024 4:59 pm
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