Nordictrack C900 or Nordictrack C900 Pro?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, it is a tie between the two models as they both feature a 3.0HP motor. As these two models have a 20” x 60” belt, its motors are more than enough for the machines as well as above average for most treadmills today.
Belt Width: It is another tie in the belt width category. The C900 and the C900 Pro both have a 20” belt width which is the standard for most treadmills.
Belt Length: Again, it is another tie for the two models. Their 60”-long belt are considered to be the average for most treadmills today. When looking for a treadmill, always take into consideration the users. If you are taller than the average, you should go for a treadmill with a longer running surface.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The C900 Pro gets a win over the C900 with its 32-20 advantage in terms of preprogrammed workouts. Having more variety in your workouts, the more successful it is going to be.
Notable Features: In the bells and whistles category, the C900 Pro wins. It offers the advantage of having a wireless heart rate monitor which you can strap on your chest. This is going to give great feedback as well as help you to your target zone. What’s more, it has a ComfortShox cushioning and deviates from the Quadflex cushioning that the regular C900 offers.
The C900 Pro is the improved version which probably means that it features a better shock absorption than the older one.
Parts Warranty: It is a tie between the two models in this category. They both offer a 3-year parts warranty which means that you don’t have to worry about spending money on getting something fixed on your treadmill for the next 3 years
Labor Warranty: It is another tie for the two as they offer a 1-year warranty on labor warranty. This is already considered to be average for treadmills that belong in the $700 to $999 price range.
Machine Weight: In terms of machine weight, both models did not indicate their actual weight which is disappointing since it is important that users know this information as this determines how sturdy and durable a machine is.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to weight capacity, the two are tied with 350lbs. This cannot be confirmed however since the machine weight are not indicated.
Money Back Guarantee: There is a 30-day money back guarantee for both models as this is the standard for most treadmills.
Conclusion: A treadmill is also an investment and it is important that you know what to look for in a treadmill. You should always choose the one that you can get more value for your money. Since both come from the same brand and the other is the upgraded version, these two have a lot of similar features. But the C900 wins due to the number of built-in programs as well as notable features such as the ComfortShox cushioning and the wireless straps and monitors.
As both models have the same price tag at the time of the review, we recommend the C900 Pro as it has extra number of programs as well as more bells and whistles.