Nordictrack T5.5 or Nordictrack A2550 Pro?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Nordictrack T5.5 and the Nordictrack A2550 Pro are tied with their 2.5HP motors.
Belt Width: It is another tie between the two models as they both have a 20” belt width which is actually the average for most treadmills.
Belt Length: When it comes to the belt length, the two are tied with 55” which is sufficient for most users but it is above average for the T5.5 as treadmills that belong in the $700 and below price range normally have 51”-53” belt lengths.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Nordictrack T5.5 wins this round with its 20 preprogrammed workouts as opposed to the 16 of the Nordictrack A2550 Pro.
Notable Features: When it comes to the bells and whistles category, the two are tied. They have identical shock absorption feature, both are foldable, they have a one-touch speed and incline settings, an MP3 player support with a built-in sound system and are iFit Live compatible.
Parts Warranty: In terms of the parts warranty, the Nordictrack A2550 Pro has an advantage over the Nordictrack T5.5 with its 2-year offer as opposed to only 1 year.
Labor Warranty: It is a tie in the labor warranty category as both treadmills have a 1-year offer. This means that you can get your treadmills fixed for free for a year.
Machine Weight: When it comes to the machine weight, it is a deadlock between the two. This is because they both did not disclose the data regarding their actual weight.
Machine User Weight Capacity: The Nordictrack A2550 Pro wins this round with 350 lbs while the Nordictrack T5.5 only weight at 325 lbs. However, since they both didn’t mention their actual weight, this cannot be confirmed.
Money Back Guarantee: This category goes to a tie because both treadmills have a 30-day money back guarantee. This means that you can return the machine if you are unsatisfied with the overall performance of the machine, provided that it is within the time period.
Conclusion: There is a $150 difference between the two models at the time of the review. The two treadmills belong in different price groups. Specifically, the T5.5 belongs in the budget category while the A2550 Pro belongs in the $700-$1000 price bracket.
Based on our rankings, the T5.5 ranks 3rd while the A2550 Pro is at 20 on their respective price brackets. This means that even though the T5.5 lost to the A2550 Pro in the comparison, it is still a good treadmill in an affordable price. On the other hand, the A2550 Pro has improved features for an additional $150.
For practical reasons, you should go for the Nordictrack T5.5 but if you can afford the additional $150 for more improvements on the machine, the Nordictrack A2550 Pro is also not a bad choice.