Nordictrack Commercial 1500 or Nordictrack C900 Pro?
~~Side-By-Side Treadmill Comparison Review~~
Motor: Both the Nordictrack Commercial 1500 and C900 Pro have above average motor power for their prices but it is the former than wins with a slightly stronger 3.0HP motor.
Belt Width: Both models are tied in this category with the standard 20” belt width of any treadmill of any price range. This is just the perfect width for most users.
Belt Length: Long belts are always better for taller users. In this case, the Commercial 1500 and C900 Pro are tied in the belt length category with 60”.
Preprogrammed Workouts: The average number of preprogrammed workouts treadmills have are 10-24 but the Nordictrack C900 Pro has 32 and it wins over the Commerical 1500 which only has 24.
Notable Features: This round goes to the Commercial 1500 with its many improved features. This includes a decline feature which is rare for treadmills, an on-board cooling fan and 3.0” rollers that is more durable and can accommodate heavier users.
Parts Warranty: Any user would want a longer parts warranty and the Commercial 1500 offers 5 years. While the C900 Pro’s 3 years is considered to be a good offer, the Commercial 1500’s offer is better and it is a great indication of the treadmill’s quality and durability.
Labor Warranty: As labor costs soar, the Commercial 1500’s offer of 2 years in labor warranty is better than C900 Pro’s 1 year offer.
Machine Weight: Both models have not disclosed the machines’ weights and this is a downside for users when choosing Nordictrack machines.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Since both models have not disclosed the machines’ weights, the claim of both models of having a weight capacity of 350lbs is questionable. It would only be safe for users to not have more than a hundred-pound difference between the weight capacity and their body weights.
Money Back Guarantee: The Nordictrack Commercial 1500 and the C900 Pro both offer the 30-day money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the performance of either machine, you can easily return them provided that they come within the time period.
Conclusion: The Nordictrack Commercial 1500 is much better than the Nordictrack C900 Pro because of its more expensive price and the features that can justify it. However, it should also be noted that the C900 Pro is highly ranked in the $1000 and below price range, 1st among 27 other treadmills to be exact. However, this is more like a case of paying more and getting more.
The Nordictrack C900 Pro is a good value for your money but if you can spend another $300 then you can already have the extra and rare features that the Nordictrack Commercial 1500 offers.