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Last Updated: November 17, 2022
The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill is one of our favorites for a number of reasons. It has a hearty motor, engaging content, incline as well as decline abilities, and a comfortable, large deck to run on. The new 2022 model also has a new streamlined look that is still highly functional as the previous 2021 version. In this review of the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill, I’ll highlight all of the new upgrades and everything you need to know. You can expect to get in a lot of running, walking, jogging, and even hiking on the 2450. We love this treadmill for all types of use, but it is excellent for running, HIIT, and speed work.
Homes with multiple users or those who need more intense training will appreciate this motor since it won’t overheat or lag even after extensive use. The 2450 also folds up when you are finished to clear floor space in your home. The large 22” touch screen makes viewing and navigating iFit’s expansive library of classes extremely interactive and easy to use. It also swivels from side to side for training on and off the deck.
2022 Treadmill Awards: Best Treadmill For Running
The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill continues to impress us with the new model for 2022. Our team has awarded the 2450 as the Best Treadmill For Running and given it a 4.8 out of 5-star rating. The 3.6 CHP motor is a workhorse that’s ready to handle miles and miles of running. Your joints will appreciate the softly cushioned deck that absorbs impact to help keep you comfortable. Plus, with the quick-touch adjustment buttons, you’ll be able to do all the interval training your body can take!
Why You Should Trust Our Review Of The NordicTrack 2450
Our process of reviewing consists of testing out treadmills to see how every aspect performs. We know how nerve-racking it can be to have to order a treadmill online without knowing how it works, and if it’s right for you. That’s where we come in. Our reviewers create these reviews for you, that way you’ll know what to expect from your new treadmill.
A big factor that helps us analyze a treadmill’s performance is comparing it to other treadmills on the market. In our studio, we hop from treadmill to treadmill to access every component. During our testing of the NordicTrack 2450 we compared it to the 2021 model, the NordicTrack 1750, the Peloton Tread, the Sole F85, and the ProForm Pro 9000.
Our NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill Video Review
- 22” Tilt & Pivot HD Touchscreen
- The 2450 touchscreen has bright graphics and finger-touch interactivity, the screen not only helps you navigate the system, but it is also engaging as you run. From the touchscreen, you can choose your workout and peruse iFit; as well as adjust speed, incline and display while using a program. Graphics are bright and easy to see. The screen can be adjusted by tilting up and down and pivoting up to 360 degrees to the side. This way you can take treadmill boot camp and mat classes on the touchscreen next to the treadmill.
- 30-Day Free Trial To iFit
- iFit comes with up to 5 profiles so each family member can create and use their own. iFit has over 16,000 classes that are live, indoors, outdoors, off the treadmill, and even features TED talks!
- 15% Incline to -3% Decline
- The combination of both incline and decline provides extra training variables so you won’t get bored. Varied incline training strengthens different muscles in the legs for balanced musculature. Walking uphill works more posterior muscles while downhill or lower inclines engage more anterior muscles.
- 0 – 12 MPH Speed
- QuickTouch control buttons will automatically take you to that set metric (5mph, 6mph, etc.) The manual control buttons adjust by .10th, so you can find the exact speed you want (6.1, 6.2, 6.3 mph, etc.). Hit any two buttons quickly in succession and you can jump to that specific speed. For example, if you hit the 6 button and then quickly hit 2, the 2450 will adjust to 6.2mph.
- Manual Mode
- Manual Mode allows the user to have full control and there is no time limit (at least that we’ve reached), so it’s perfect for when you want to go longer than 60 minutes or design your own workout.
- SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist
- The 2450 folds easily using a handlebar at the base of the deck. I can lift it with one hand. The deck will lock in place in a vertical position and stays locked when not in use.
- Bluetooth Headphone & Heart Rate Connectivity
- The console is Bluetooth enabled so you can connect your headphones. Also sold separately is the SmartBeat Heart Rate Monitor which syncs to the 2450 through Bluetooth to display your heart rate in iFit.
- 3.6 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor
- 2.5 Precision Balanced Non-Flex Rollers
- 22” wide x 60” long Tread Belt
- Weight: 353 lb in box
- Dimensions: 81” L x 39” W x 63” H
- 22” Tilt & Pivot HD Touchscreen
- Bluetooth Headphone & Heart Rate Connectivity
- Premium Audio Speakers
- AutoBreeze Fan
- Removable Water Bottle Holders
- Integrated Tray
- +15% Incline
- -3% Decline
- 12 MPH Speed
- OneTouch® Controls
- 300 Lb. User Capacity
- SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist
- AutoAdjust Technology
- 1-Month iFit Family Plan Membership Included
- 10-Year Frame Warranty
- 2-Year Parts Warranty
- 1-Year Labor Warranty
Changes From 2021 to 2022 Models
- Bigger Adjustable Touchscreen: The screen’s size has been increased from 14” to 22”. The new screen also tilts up and down and pivots to each side.
- Upgraded Design: The overall design has been streamlined for a sleeker look that’s all black. The sides of the belt are now tucked under the side rails for a cleaner look, too.
- Lower Step-Up Height: A part of the sleek design is a lower deck height at a 0% grade. The 2022 is about an inch lower than the 2021 model. It might not seem like much, but it can make a difference.
- Non-Adjustable Cushioning: The previous model had cushioning that you could turn on and off. The new 2450 has shock absorption that isn’t adjustable. The cushioning instead remains the same and provides the same amount of cushioning when you’re using it.
- Motor: The new 2022 model has a 3.6 CHP motor, while the previous model had a 4.0 CHP motor. Side by side they adjust, perform and sound the same.
- Storage: There is less storage on the upgraded model for items you might need nearby.
In-depth Review – NordicTrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill
iFit is a fitness training app that provides guidance when you’re using the NordicTrack 2450 Treadmill.
The outdoor classes are really engaging and each trainer serves as your own personal tour guide. I prefer them and have found iFit’s library to be the most expansive for outdoor classes than other fitness apps.
There are indoor classes filmed in professional studios as well. These feel like taking in-person studio classes. iFit offers live and on-demand workout classes that you can schedule ahead of time to take. Both kinds of classes feature a leaderboard to see how you rank among other members. iFit uses a radio-like music experience that lets you choose between different genre stations. The music isn’t built into the classes, so you can change the music station throughout the class. Unfortunately, the speakers no longer let you connect through Bluetooth to listen to your own music. You can choose to mute the music and/or the instructor and play something with an external speaker though.
In addition to treadmill classes, there are also classes like strength training, yoga, cycling, rowing, and meditation. Some classes require equipment, while others just require a mat. There are even TED talks as well as numerous mindful talks related to healthy living that you can enjoy as a cooldown or on your own time. iFit has a mobile and tv app for on-the-go training, so you’re not limited to just using the screen on the 2450 or other enabled equipment if you have it at home.
In my opinion, iFit is a complete training program for your entire body and mind. With a monthly subscription, you’ll have full access to the library and with the number of classes offered, you’re sure to add a lot of variety and value to your fitness journey with iFit.
If following along with an instructor isn’t for you, manual mode is available with and without a subscription to iFit. Without a membership, you can access onboard workouts that have preselected speed and incline/decline levels. There are some iFit trainer-led classes available to take too. Just know, that you won’t get full access to iFit’s selection of classes and features without paying for a monthly subscription.
A lot of the functionality of the 2450 consists of on and around the large 22” touch screen. The screen is definitely a major component of the console as well as the treadmill. The screen has a lot of adjustability options. It tilts up and down and swivels to either side for you to train on and off the treadmill. So, you can take a trail run on the 2450 through parts of Montana and then turn the screen and take a yoga class on a beach in the Bahamas.
The screen has been updated from a 14” touch screen to a large 22” touch screen. I find that I prefer this size on other equipment, like NordicTrack’s Incline Trainers, as well as on the S22i Studio Bike. 22” is the perfect size to see everything on the screen well. It also helps with navigating iFit because the numbers and letters are larger than on the 14” screen found on the NordicTrack 1750. So, when I tap manual mode in the top right corner, I have a bit more space to select it on the 22” screen.
One thing to note, however, is that with this large of a screen, it can shake a bit when you’re running. This is to be expected when screens are attached to treadmills. We noticed more movement with the 2450’s screen than the 1750. We’ve experienced shaky screens on the ProForm Pro 9000 and Peloton Tread, too.
We really appreciate the quick-touch buttons on both sides of the screen, too. On the right, the numbers can be selected to change your resistance, and the buttons on the left control the incline/decline. These make the NordicTrack 2450 perfect for interval training because you can quickly change your resistance and grade, and switch back and forth between high and low levels. I can also use these buttons to get to specific levels like 3.3 if I press the number 3 on the right side twice.
There are adjustment buttons below the screen that let you change the incline/decline by 0.5% and the resistance by 0.1. When you’re taking an iFit class the 2450 will adjust as you go to match the terrain and the instructor’s cues. This is convenient to eliminate having to constantly change the speed and grade yourself, although you can bypass it anytime and manually adjust it.
The soundbar below the screen provides a wide volume range and sounds really clear even at the highest setting. The volume can be adjusted in iFit to balance the sound levels between the trainer’s voice and iFit’s music or you can choose to mute one or the other. You can turn the volume up and down on the console, too. Below the speakers, is a fan that provides a nice breeze. With four power settings, you can select a suitable airflow for your workout. It is nicely situated and hits my neck and face when I use it. I’m 5’1” for reference. The fan does make some noise, but it’s not excessive or distracting.
The only storage available is two cupholders for your water bottle and a personal item like a phone. There is no longer a tray below the console filled with multiple pockets. The cupholders are small and shallow, but I find they suffice for holding my water bottle and iPhone. They can also be removed as well as easily cleaned.
Construction Quality & Durability
In addition to some impressive features and functionality, the NordicTrack 2450 feels solid and has impressive construction. We really like this new design for 2022. The 2450 has a 300 lb weight capacity making it only suitable for users up to this capacity. 400 lb weight limits are typically the largest we see on treadmills, so if you’re looking for a treadmill closer to this, then check out the Sole F85.
Built on an all-steel frame, the 2450 treadmill has a sturdy feel. With a 10-year frame warranty, NordicTrack is confident in the design and durability of this machine. The NordicTrack 2450 can handle a lot of use and then folds up when you’re done using it.
From the steel frame, steel stabilizers connect and extend up to support the console and side handles. The coating on part of the side handles feels luxurious and serves as a nice surface to offer some grip for balance. The front handle is now a singular, straight bar as opposed to two separate handles on the 2021 model, ProForm Pro 9000, and Sole F85. This makes it easier to hang on to when needed, and it’s slim enough for me to wrap my hands around. There aren’t any pulse grips on any of the handles.
Those interested in the NordicTrack Commercial 2450 might have noticed that motor is smaller on the new model. Previously, the 2450 had a 4.0 CHP motor. Now, it has a 3.6 CHP motor size. This was a concern for us as well, but when we performed a speed and sound test with the two treadmills side by side, they performed practically identically. They both took the same amount of time to go from 1 mph to 12 mph and back down to 1 mph. They also were within 1-2 decibels of each other for sound output. So, even though there is a numerical difference in the size of the motors, they perform the same and can handle the same amount of use.
We really appreciate that the 2450 inclines and declines. Most treadmills only offer an incline function. The 2450 goes up to a 15% grade.
The 3.6 CHP motor adjusts the speed and grades consistently, evenly, and quietly. With a 12 mph max speed, 15% incline, and -3% decline, you’ll have plenty of variables to work with to vary your training. Users should be able to do a lot of working out on the 2450.
In addition to the hearty motor, the deck is a perfect length to do some serious training on. It’s 60” long which we’ve found to be perfect for most users to have plenty of room to run/sprint on. The deck is also 22” wide, so if you like a bit of extra room for running, the 2450 is great for that. We like that the sides of the belt are tucked under the side rails for a cleaner look, too.
The new design also has a slightly lower profile from the 2021 model. The belt is about 9” high off the ground at a 0% grade, measuring about an inch lower than the previous version of the 2450. It might not seem like much, but it can make a difference in getting on and off the treadmill for some users. We definitely appreciate the slimmer build.
The rollers pull the belt along the running surface and then underneath the deck. When roller diameter is large, less belt tension is necessary because there is additional surface area to grab the belt and move it along. In machines with smaller rollers, the belt must be strung very tight which wears out the belt and increases foot drag. The 2.5” rollers on the 2450 move the belt along smoothly to extend belt life and reduce foot resistance.
Treadmills from NordicTrack have some of the softest cushioning we’ve run on. The 2450 feels soft and has nice shock absorption to help prevent discomfort in your legs. We notice a significant difference in running on the 2450 as opposed to outside on asphalt, and even running on the Peloton Tread and Sole F85, which both have firm cushioning. The cushioning feels comparable to the 2021 model, but it is no longer adjustable. The cushioning now remains on at all times. I appreciate this level of cushioning because it makes the 2450 comfortable to use.
Performance & Functionality
Running on the 2450 feels smooth and sleek! The features work cohesively to provide a solid, cushioned, quiet experience. The motor and incline function works to handle all levels of training while providing a pretty low sound output. The motor does get louder with higher speeds, but so do most treadmills. The thudding that comes from when your feet land on the deck as you run, is pretty quiet, too. Overall, we consider the 2450 to be one of the quietest treadmills we’ve tested.
During our testing, the NordicTrack 2450 handled everything our reviewers put it through. We highly recommend this treadmill for running, sprinting, jogging, hiking, and walking. Whether you’re a more serious runner, a casual walker, or an interval junkie, this treadmill should accommodate a wide range of training levels. Users of most sizes should get a lot of use out of it as well.
I definitely suggest subscribing to iFit in order to get full access to the 22” touch screen. It’s designed to display only iFit’s programming, rather than streaming apps like Netflix or internet browsing. So, be aware that you can’t do the latter on this screen.
We recommend having at least two people assemble the 2450, to ensure a smoother process. NordicTrack backs up the 2450 with a standard 10-year warranty for the frame, a 2-year warranty for parts, and a1-year warranty for labor.