Nordictrack T5.5 or Nordictrack A2750 Pro?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Nordictrack A2750 Pro wins over the Nordictrack T5.5 with a 2.75HP to 2.5HP advantage.
Belt Width: It is a tie between the two models as they both have a 20” belt width. It should be noted that this is the standard for most treadmills.
Belt Length: When it comes to the belt length, the Nordictrack A2750 Pro wins with a 60”-long belt while the Nordictrack T5.5 only has 55”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: In terms of preprogrammed workouts, the Nordictrack A2750 Pro slightly wins with 22 while the Nordictrack T5.5 only has 20 programs. It is important that there must be a variety in working out so that you won’t get easily bored.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles, the two models are tied. The T5.5 and the A2750 Pro are almost identical when it comes to this category so it’s a deadlock. Both treadmills are compatible with iFit Live module, both are foldable and they come with a shock absorption, quick speed and incline buttons as well as built-in sound system.
Parts Warranty: The Nordictrack A2750 Pro offers 3 years of parts warranty beating the Nordictrack T5.5’s offer of only 1 year.
Labor Warranty: It is another tie between the two models as they both have 1-year free labor coverage. Take advantage of this as labor costs can get pretty expensive these days. It should also be noted that a one year offer is above average for budget treadmills since most that belong in the sub-$700 only have 90 days.
Machine Weight: Both models did not indicate their machine weight. This is disappointing since the weight of the machine is a big factor in making a decision. The heavier the machine, the sturdier it is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: In terms of weight capacity, the Nordictrack A2750 Pro wins with 350 lbs. On the other hand, the Nordictrack T5.5 weighs at 325 lbs. However, since both treadmills did not indicate their actual weight, this cannot be confirmed. That is why, for your safety, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the maximum weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is another tie in this category as both offer 30-days of money back guarantee. This means that you can easily return the product as soon as you see signs of poor quality.
Conclusion: The Nordictrack A2750 beats the Nordictrack T5.5 in almost all categories. The A2750 is better equipped with features such as a faster max speed and higher incline levels, more programs, longer belt and a better offer when it comes to the parts warranty.
Having said these, the T5.5 is by no means a bad treadmill since it actually ranks 3rd among budget treadmills. On the other hand, the A2750 Pro is only ranked 10th for treadmill models belonging in the $700-$1000 price range.
Both models are tied in the bells and whistles category which means that even with a $400 difference, you still get the same set of bells and whistles.
The Nordictrack T5.5 lost over its counterpart the Nordictrack A2750 Pro because the latter is worth the additional $400 because of its better features. It should be noted however that there are a lot more worthy choices if you are willing to invest $999 on a treadmill.