In this NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill review, we will cover everything you should know before you decide to buy. NordicTrack’s new 2022 lineup of updated home treadmills are among the best available. The 2450 is no exception. Read below to get the full scoop.
Table of contents
- NordicTrack 2450 video review
- A quick overview of the NordicTrack 2450
- NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill specs
- Using the NordicTrack 2450
- iFIT workouts
- NordicTrack EXP 14i vs 2450 vs X22i
- Connect the Watts’ Take
NordicTrack 2450 video review
A quick overview of the NordicTrack 2450
The NordicTrack 2450 is premium foldable treadmill that connects to iFIT classes on the included 22″ HD touchscreen. With its ‘EasyLift Assist,’ the 2450 is easy to fold up and quickly save space
With a touchscreen capable of rotating 360 degrees, auto-adjusting incline and speed, and an ultra-comfortable running suspension system, this is the best foldable treadmill we have seen yet.
NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill specs
|Max User Weight||300 lbs|
|Dimensions||81” L x 39” W x 59” H|
|Running Surface||22” W x 60” L|
|Incline||-3% Decline to 15% Incline|
|Max Speed||12 mph|
|Motor||3.6 CHP DurX™ Commercial Plus Motor|
|Touchscreen||22″ Tilt & Pivot HD Touchscreen|
|Speakers||30 Watt Directional Speakers|
|Warranty||10-Year Frame Warranty|
2-Year Parts Warranty
1-Year Labor Warranty
Using the NordicTrack 2450
One of my favorite features of the NordicTrack 2450 is how easy it is to fold up and save space. The ‘EasyLift Assist’ included here is well designed making it almost effortless to fold the treadmill up.
Also appreciated is that when lowering down from the folded position, the 2450 does so very slowly and safely. No need to worry about the treadmill collapsing onto a kid or animal.
‘FlexSelect’ Suspension deck
Another reason I am a big fan of NordicTrack treadmills is because of their ‘FlexSelect’ suspension system. Running on these treadmills feels very comfortable and forgiving.
For me, the extra cushion allows me run a good 30% longer than I could otherwise. Having spent lots of time recently testing out the Peloton and Echelon treadmill, the difference has become even more noticeable.
Speed and incline
The NordicTrack 2450 treadmill has a max speed of 12 mph and a range of -3% decline to 15% incline. The incline range here is better than most, as is how quickly it can be adjusted. For reference, here is how long the 2450 and other treadmills take to change from 0-12 degree incline:
- Nordictrack X22i: 10 sec
- NordicTrack 2450: 15 sec
- Peloton Tread: 21 sec
- NordicTrack EXP 14i: 34 sec
- Echelon Stride-5s: 43 sec
Another thing I really like is how easy it is to change the speed and incline. The screen is surrounded by buttons, allowing most adjustments to be made with a single press. These buttons can even be used to get to an exact speed by pressing one after another (press 7 then 2 to change your speed to 7.2).
Additional fine-tuning of your speed and incline can also be made by pressing the large + and – buttons in front of the screen, though you may not need to use them often because of the included auto-adjust features.
‘Smart Adjust’ and ‘ActivePulse’
Whenever you take a class on the NordicTrack 2450 treadmill, your incline and decline will automatically adjust relative to the current terrain you are seeing. With ‘Smart Adjust’ selected, your speed will also be automatically adjusted throughout the class to your current fitness level.
An alternative to Smart Adjust is a feature called ActivePulse. ActivePulse uses your heart rate data to determine when and how much to adjust your speed based on the goals of the class. For example, if a portion of a workout is designed for heart rate zone-3, your speed will automatically adjust to get and keep you there.
Both of the auto-adjust features work exceptionally well. Personally, I prefer Smart Adjust for most sessions, especially interval workouts. I find the ActivePulse is best for longer endurance runs where there are not frequent speed changes.
Touchscreen and speakers
The NordicTrack 2450 comes with a 22″ HD touchscreen. Not only does this screen look great, but it also is able to be tilted up and down, as well as be rotated 360 degrees. This is perfect for taking strength, yoga, or bootcamp classes which take you off the treadmill..
The two 30-watt speakers are also fairly nice. Though without much bass, they do not sound great at the highest volumes. There is also a well designed volume adjustment system here which allows the volume of the music and instructor to be changed separately.
Additionally, the NordicTrack 2450 comes with two ‘AutoBreeze’ fans which are well placed underneath the touch screen. These fans have three speeds to choose from and a 4th “auto breeze speed” which adjusts based on how quickly you are running.
I mostly stick with the highest fan speed which delivers a good amount of air and feels nice when you start to heat up during a workout.
A NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill review wouldn’t be complete without a look into iFIT: the fitness program it runs with. iFIT provides a huge amount of high quality content within its membership. A membership which costs $15/month for an individual plan or $39/month for a family-plan (up to 5 accounts).
While there are five to seven daily live studio workouts available, the best part of iFIT’s platform is its instructor-led scenic content. The scenic runs are easily the best of any connected fitness platform and, alongside the auto-adjusting incline, are a lot of fun.
Another thing to note is iFIT’s focus on dedicated programs. Other connected fitness platforms, like Peloton and Echelon, provide a ‘buffet-style’ of workouts with typically no overarching focus or progression.
iFIT does the exact opposite with almost all of their scenic runs being part of a larger program with a specific goal in mind. Some programs are built to improve your 5K, 10K, or even help you build up to a marathon. Others have you trekking through a series of progressive hikes, like the excellent Emmy-nominated 18-part ‘Treking Through Everest Base Camp’ series.
There is a ton of variety here from runs, to walks, to hikes, and more than enough fresh content to ensure you always have something new to do.
NordicTrack EXP 14i vs 2450 vs X22i
The 2450 is part NordicTrack’s most premium foldable treadmills. The quality here is quite a bit better than the EXP 14i, so I would strongly suggest this if your budget allow. There is also a lower cost version of this treadmill called the NordicTrack 1750 with the only difference being a smaller 14″ screen.
If you don’t need a foldable treadmill, and have a little more money to spend, you may also want to consider the Nordictrack X22i. With an incline that can go from -5% all the way to 40% for those who really want a true hiking experience, this is definitely a treadmill to consider.
Connect the Watts’ Take
The NordicTrack 2450 treadmill is currently the best foldable treadmill available in 2022. With the space-saving foldable design, comfortable running deck, and auto-adjusting features, it is well worth the $2,499 price. Highly recommended.
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