Overall, the NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill is a great entry-level machine for those looking to stay at home and get fit, with Personal Interactive Training. The T 7.5 S frame is light enough to handle easily while still sturdy enough for multiple users to enjoy the treadmill daily. The maximum weight capacity for the T 7.5 S is 300 lbs.
The T 7.5 S comes equipped with a DurX Commercial Plus 3.0 CHP motor capable of reaching top speeds of 12 MPH. This motor runs relatively quiet, allowing you to work out without disturbing family members or neighbors. In addition, the available incline range on the T 7.5 S is 0% to 12%, which is enough range to ramp up your calorie burn.
You can become immersed in your treadmill workouts when you use the 7” high-definition touchscreen. It is responsive to the touch, even when your hands are sweaty, and lets you easily navigate the workout programs and exercise data.
Choose from 50 different workout programs on the NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill, allowing you to enjoy variety when you exercise. In addition, the programs come organized to select them based on your fitness level, which allows you room to improve. You will receive a year of access to iFit Coach when you buy the T 7.5 S along with the comprehensive workout programs.
Learn more in my complete review below!
Product: NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill
Warranty: Frame 10 years / Parts 2 years / Labor 1 year
My rating: 8.25/10
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Details and Specifications
- Assembled dimensions: 78.5L x 35.5W x 59H inches (200L x 90W x 150H cm)
- Tread belt dimensions: 60L x 20W inches (152.4L x 51W cm)
- Supported weight: 300 lbs (136 kg)
- Motor: 3.0 CHP
- Speed range: 0-12 MPH
- Incline: Automatic, 0-12%
- Deck cushioning: FlexSelect
- Console: 50 programs, Bluetooth, iFit enabled
- Extras: Sound system, cooling fan, tablet holder, accessory trays, 1-year iFit membership
- Warranty: Frame 10 years / Parts 2 years / Labor 1 year
T 7.5 S Frame
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S treadmill features a steel frame and a durable deck rated for a user weight capacity of 300 lbs (136 kg). However, the machine also incorporates several ABS parts in its construction. For example, the motors cover, the side rail covers, and the console dashboard are ABS made.
The fully assembled machine is fairly large. It is approx. 78.5″ (200 cm) long, and 35.5″ (90 cm) wide, while the top of the console reaches approx. 59″ (150 cm) above floor level. It is also advisable to leave at least two clearance feet on each side of the deck and at least three clearance feet at its rear for safe usage. Therefore, the recommended usage area for it is approx. 120″ x 80″ (305 x 203 cm).
This treadmill is also weighty. Although its exact net weight is not specified, it weighs over 220 lbs (100 kg). All this weight provides extra stability for the machine. Despite its weight, the T 7.5 S treadmill is not too difficult to move once assembled. Its front metallic base comes equipped with transport wheels.
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S treadmill features a folding design. As a result, the deck can fold up to provide better storage possibilities. The folding mechanism involves a hydraulic cylinder, which slowly lowers the deck when you unfold it to prevent damage.
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S offers a standard running surface of 60″L x 20″W (152.4 x 51 cm). Therefore, the machine should accommodate users up to 6’5″ (196 cm) with no problem, promoting a complete range of motion.
It uses a multi-ply belt with an external rubber layer for a superior grip during running. Also, the internal rollers have a crowned design to provide better traction and increase the belt’s lifespan.
One last aspect to mention here regards the deck’s cushioning system. Like the other NordicTrack T treadmill models, the T 7.5 S comes equipped with the FlexSelect cushioning system.
The deck has six cushioning cells, three on each side, which can absorb up to 40% of each footstrike’s shock during running. Plus, each cushion is adjustable; you can increase or decrease its flexibility by a simple rotation.
T 7.5 S Incline and step-up height
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S treadmill comes equipped with an automatic incline system. This means you can adjust the incline as you walk or run on the treadmill. Also, some of the preset programs on the console can automatically adjust the angle.
The machine’s incline mechanism consists of a small lift system and a separate motor from the drive motor, placed at the deck’s front. As the incline adjusts from the console, the lift raises or lowers the deck’s front section.
There are 12 levels of incline available. The incline increments are 1%, so the incline range is 0% – 12%. The console features both quick incline selection (from 0 to 12) and gradual incline adjustment.
The step-up deck height is approx—10″ (25 cm). Plus, with the incline set to 12%, its front section becomes elevated by a few extra inches. Therefore, it is advisable to use this machine in a room with a ceiling height exceeding your height by at least 20″ (51 cm).
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S comes equipped with a Drux Commercial Plus motor. It’s a 3.0 CHP motor designed to withstand lengthy workouts without overheating or losing performance. It has a small flywheel for extra motion stability and vibration reduction. It also has a built-in cooling system.
The unit’s motor makes available a speed range of 0.5 – 12 MPH. The incline increments are 0.1 MPH. Therefore, you can easily adjust your pace when you change the speed settings.
The console features both gradual speed adjustment keys and quick speed selection keys, just like the inclines. They’re on the console’s right side; the quick adjustment controls cover all the main speed settings from 1 MPH to 12 MPH.
The motor produces a relatively low level of noise. However, even with all the deck’s cushioning, your cadence will still be heard when running at full speed. Therefore, in an apartment building or household with thin walls, the other persons will listen to you.
Since it’s a motorized treadmill, it requires an external power source. Therefore, a standard US plug (for 120V) is (included) with the machine. The connector for its cable is placed at the deck’s front, next to the power button.
T 7.5 S Console
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S features a 7.5″ diagonal display. It’s an LCD-type display with touchscreen technology and an LED backlight. Thus, you can use it just like any other tablet or multi-function display.
The console keeps track of all the important workout metrics, including time, distance, calories, pulse, speed, and incline. The speed and distance metrics are by default set to imperial units (MPH and miles), but metric units (km/h, km are also available).
About the pulse reading function, the machine has two sensors integrated into its front grips. However, the console is telemetric as well. This means it can communicate with a wireless HR chest strap. This accessory is optional (not included).
The console has built-in wireless connectivity and is iFit enabled. Therefore, you can connect it to your WiFi to access the iFit workout database or run on a virtual trail based on Google Maps. One year of iFit membership comes included with the treadmill.
But even if you’re not going to use the iFit workouts and interactive interface, the console has its database of workout programs. It offers 50 preset programs covering all types of exercises, from interval and HRC-oriented programs to weight loss and muscle toning programs.
Among other notable features are the integrated sound system and the cooling fan. The sound system consists of two prominent speakers placed on each side of the console. It is compatible with most MP3 players or smartphones and offers Bluetooth connectivity.
The AutoBreeze™ workout fan is at the bottom of the console unit, right above the main keypad. It provides several speed settings and provides reasonably decent performance, enough to keep you cool during a more intense workout.
T 7.5 S Assembly and Maintenance
The treadmill’s deck with the belt, motors, shock absorption system, and other parts, comes pre-assembled. Then, all you have to do is attach the two upright bars and the console. This may take 30-40 minutes, but it’s not a complicated task. The manual provides step-by-step instructions for it, and a set of necessary tools comes included with the machine.
In terms of maintenance, the unit’s deck requires periodic lubrication. However, it comes pre-lubricated from the factory and doesn’t need lubrication before the first use and for a relatively long while. It’s also advisable to keep the running belt clean to prevent any debris or textile fibers from being caught in the motor.
- Sturdy frame construction;
- Solid deck, being able to support users up to 300 lbs;
- Folding deck, space-saving design;
- FlexSelect deck cushioning with six adjustable cells;
- Transport wheels on the front base;
- Automatic incline, 0% – 12%;
- DruX Commercial Plus 3.0 CHP motor;
- Speed range between 0.5 and 12 MPH;
- Speed adjustment increments of 0.1 and 0.5 MPH;
- Quick selection controls for both speed and incline;
- Advanced iFit console with a 7.5″ HD display and touchscreen technology;
- One-year iFit membership included;
- Contact and wireless pulse reading function;
- 50 preset workout programs;
- WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity;
- Sound system included;
- Workout fan included;
- Accessory trays included;
- Quiet operation;
- Reasonably easy to assemble;
- Little maintenance required;
- Excellent warranty.
- An HR chest strap does not come included;
- No tablet holder.
NordicTrack T 7.5 S Treadmill Summary
The NordicTrack T 7.5 S is a heavy-duty treadmill made for home use. It comes equipped with a 3.0 CHP motor, an automatic incline system with up to 12% incline, and an iFit enabled console with 50 preset programs. The treadmill also includes one year of free iFit membership.
Moreover, it’s an excellent machine for light to intense cardio training, interval training, stamina development, and weight loss, offering great value for the price.
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