NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill Review

The entry level NordicTrack T5.7 home treadmill with iFIT LIVE capability.
NordicTrack T5.7


Although designed as an entry level model, never the less the NordicTrack T5.7 has many innovative features making it useful for general exercise and weight loss. Employing the latest in treadmill technology, it is available at a budget price.

Benefiting from a spacious (20″ x 55″) tread belt, and driven by a powerful 2.5 CHP motor this model uses the “DualFlex” cushioning system. This is a Space Saver treadmill which means that after use it can be folded up into a near vertical position so as to take up less storage space.

This treadmill is iFIT compatible. This technology connects to the internet allowing you to add interest and functionality to your workout. You can recreate routes on GoogleMaps and even work out with Jillian Michaels. It should be noted that this requires the iFIT module and membership to iFIT which is sold separately.

The console incorporates a large, 6″ backlit 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 scrolling Cross-Trainer display

Cardio-grip heart rate monitors are built into the handlebars with the pulse rate information displayed on the console. The console also incorporates an Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound system with a compatible Music port which can be hooked up to an iPOD.

A Lifetime guarantee covers the Motor and Frame, together with 2 years of Parts and 1 year Labor.

Here are the main features:
… drive motor

This model utilizes a 2.5 CHP DurX Commercial Plus motor. This has been designed in order to allow the treadmill user to exercise for longer by the use of direct cooling technology.

During the manufacturing process the motor is also spin balanced in order to ensure that it is both smooth and quiet when in service.
… back lit display

The control console has a large (6 inch), backlit 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.



NordicTrack T5.7 display


… cross-trainer display

In addition to providing the essential workout data the console mounted display also includes a 7×30 scrolling CrossTrainer display that shows your workout graphically and prompts the user when it’s time to perform cross-training exercises.
… workout programs

Achieving your fitness goals with a treadmill is all about staying motivated and having a variety of preset programs. This model scores here with 20 workout apps which automatically adjust the incline and speed of your treadmill, each focusing on an aerobic, weight loss or performance goals.
… iFIT compatible

The treadmill is iFIT compatible. In essence this is a wireless internet connection to the treadmill, but there is a lot more to this technology than that. iFIT adds extra functionality, entertains and engages your interest by opening up a whole new set of workout experiences.

Using the data provided by Google Maps, iFIT allows the user to recreate any route they choose with the treadmill’s computer automatically adjusting the incline up and down in order to simulate the actual terrain. You have the choice of selecting a pre-planned program or draw a map anywhere on the globe.

iFIT also 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 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 an internet connection, the iFIT module and membership to iFIT that is available at additional cost.
… heart rate monitor

This treadmill has heart rate sensors 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.

Additionally this model is compatible with a wireless chest strap which enables your pulse rate to be monitored continually without having to touch the handlebars. It should be noted, however, that the chest strap is not supplied and has to be purchased as an optional extra.
… speed control

1-Touch control is used to regulate speed. Instead of 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.

1-touch control

… incline control

1-Touch control is also used in order to change the incline. A single touch of a button is all that is required instead of scrolling through options as you would with traditional incline controls. The incline can be adjusted between 0 deg. up to 12 deg.
… deck cushioning

The “DualShox” cushioning system employed on this model absorbs the energy created when your foot impacts the deck by flexing in order to maximize your comfort and enhance your treadmill experience.

… iPOD connection

A built-in Intermix Acoustics 2.0 sound sound system is built into the control console. Producing a broad range of frequencies and rich, equalized sound, you can enjoy your workout while you play your favorite music through the sound system. The system is iPOD compatible.
… safety key

A safety key and lanyard is provided with the treadmill. 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 users 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 users clothing. If the user were to accidentally 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.

… user weight

The deck on this model has a 325 lbs weight capacity which should make it suitable for the majority of users.
... fold to save space

This treadmill has been designed with “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.


NordicTrack T5.7 folded

… strong warranty

The NordicTrack T5.7 treadmill is underwritten by the manufacturer’s premiere warranty which offers a Lifetime guarantee on the Motor and Frame, 2 years on Parts and 1 year labor.


DurX Commercial Plus Motor

DualShox Cushioning

20 Workout Apps

iFIT LIVE Compatible

6″ Backlit Display

Scrolling Cross-Trainer Display

CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor

1-Touch Speed Adjustment

1-Touch Incline Adjustment

Intermix Acoustics 2.0 Sound System

iPOD Compatible Music Port

Space Saver (Folding) Design

Safety Key and Lanyard


Motor: 2.5 CHP

Belt size: 20” x 55”

Speed: 0 – 10 MPH

Incline: 0 – 12 deg.

User Weight: 325 lb

Folding: YES

Warranty: Frame and Motor (Lifetime)

                 Parts (2yrs)

                 Labor (1yr)           


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