Nordictrack C900 or Nordictrack T7.0?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: In this first category, the Nordictrack C900 beats the Nordictrack T7.0 with a 3.0HP motor to a 2.75HP motor advantage.
Belt Width: In this category, it is a tie between the two models as they both offer the standard belt width that most treadmills have which is 20”.
Belt Length: When it comes to the belt length, the Nordictrack C900 slightly beats the Nordictrack T7.0 with its 60”-wide belt as opposed to the latter’s 58”. It should be noted that the average belt length for their price range of $700-$1000 is 53” to 55” which means that even the losing belt is still considered above average.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The Nordictrack T7.0 wins this category with its 24 preprogrammed workouts. The Nordictrack C900 on the other hand only has 20 programs to offer. Having more variety means that users get to have more options.
Notable Features: The Nordictrack C900 gets a win over the Nordictrack T7.0 because it offers improvements on its components. Though both models are iFit Live module compatible, have a SpaceSaver design, wuick speed and incline buttons, the C900 has Quadflex cushioning as opposed to the T7.0’s Dualflex cushioning.
The Nordictrack C900 also offers an improved sound system, a 3.0 version of the Intermix Acoustic. They also differ in cooling fan names.
Parts Warranty: The C900 wins this round with its 3-year parts warranty as opposed to the T7.0’s 2 years.
Labor Warranty: In the labor warranty category, both are tied with a 1-year offer. This is considered to be the average in most treadmill models. Having free labor coverage means that you can save on cash as labor costs can be quite expensive these days.
Machine Weight: It is a tie between the two models as they both did not indicate their machine weight. This is disappointing since the weight of the machine is also a factor in the purchase decision because it implies how sturdy the machine is. The heavier it is, the sturdier it must be.
Machine User Weight Capacity: When it comes to weight capacity, it is a tie between the two models. However, this cannot be confirmed since both did not indicate their actual machine weight. For safety purposes, there should only be a 100-lb difference between the machine weight and the weight capacity.
Money Back Guarantee: It is a tie between the two in this category as they both offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
Conclusion: At the time of the review, there is a $200 difference between the two models, the Nordictrack C900 being the more expensive at $999.
These days, if you pay more for a treadmill, surely you will get more. In this case, you get 4 additional programs, stronger motor power, better incline range, belt length and parts warranty deal with the C900 as well as a more improved cushioning and sound system.
Both models are compatible with iFit Live module. This means that you can go with the T7.0 and pay $150 or so to have an iFit Live-ready machine for less than $1000. However, we recommend the Nordictrack C900 if you can afford to spend $200 more as this offers better features and parts warranty as well as it being in the Top 5 in the $700 to $1000 price category.