Nordictrack T7.0 or Nordictrack T5.5?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: The Nordictrack T7.0 wins the first category with its 2.75HP motor while the losing Nordictrack T5.5 only has 2.5HP.
Belt Width: Both models are tied in this category with a belt width of 20” which is considered to be the average for most treadmills.
Belt Length: The 58” belt length of the Nordictrack T7.0 wins over the Nordictrack T5.5’s 55”. It should be noted that most treadmills that belong in the $700-$1000 price range have a 53”-55” belt length which means that the Nordictrack T7.0’s belt length is above average.
Preprogrammed Workouts: Variety is always important in a treadmill which is why the Nordictrack T7.0’s 24 preprogrammed workouts wins over the Nordictrack T5.5’s 16.
Notable Features: The Nordictrack T7.0 gets another win over its counterpart. This time, it wins the bells and whistles category.
Both models may have the iFit Live module and have the same cushioning features, folding design and sound system and even their one-touch adjustment buttons, but the T7.0 offers a built-in cooling fan which can make you feel refreshed while working out.
Parts Warranty: When it comes to the parts warranty, the two models are tied as they both offer a 2-year deal. It should be noted that this is the average for treadmill models that belong in the $700-$1000 price group.
Labor Warranty: The two are tied again with their 1-year labor warranty. You should take advantage of this as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days.
Machine Weight: This category ends in a deadlock as both Nordictrack models didn’t indicate the actual weight of their machines. In looking for a treadmill, the weight of the machine should always be considered since the heavier the machine is, the sturdier it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: This category ends in a deadlock as both Nordictrack models didn’t indicate the actual weight of their machines. In looking for a treadmill, the weight of the machine should always be considered since the heavier the machine is, the sturdier it is.
Money Back Guarantee: In terms of money back guarantee, both models are tied with their 30-day offering. This means that you can easily return the machine if ever you are not happy with it within the allotted time period.
Conclusion: There is only a $50 difference between the two models at the time of the comparison review. The Nordictrack T7.0 is more expensive but it is undoubtedly better than its more affordable counterpart if you look at the different categories.
The T7.0 has a slightly stronger motor, a longer belt and has more options when it comes to the workout programs. What’s more, it has a cooling fan feature which the T5.5 doesn’t have at all. Although it wasn’t mentioned in the categories, it also has a better incline range at 12% compared to the other’s 10%. This means that you get to have a more intense workout which can earn you better results.
Clearly, the extra $50 gets you a better deal out of the two machines.