NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill Review 2021 – Pros And Cons

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Last Updated: March 2, 2021

In this Spec Review, we’ll look at the new EXP 7i treadmill from NordicTrack. The EXP 7i is one of the newer models in the NordicTrack line up. It is compact and folds up but still has a good sized motor and deck. This treadmill is excellent for walking or light jogging but probably not the best for intense running. It will work great for users in an apartment or other small space and would work on an upstairs floor.

NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill review 2021
The EXP 7i has a 12mph max speed and a 12% incline. The console has a 7” touchscreen and comes with iFit free for the first year. With this hearty little treadmill you can walk on an incline or even turn up the speed for a fast pace. iFit programs have automated speed and incline built in, so while you watch the program the treadmill will automatically adjust for you.

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Who It’s For: Walkers who want a compact treadmill that features NordicTrack iFit content

The NordicTrackEXP 7i is best for users who:

  • Plan to walk or lightly jog
  • Need something that folds up
  • Enjoy the iFit content on the 7” touchscreen
  • Want a treadmill with a compact footprint
  • Need something quiet that will work in an apartment or upstairs floor
  • 7” Touchscreen provides easy access to the full iFit library
  • iFit comes free for the first year with over 16,000 workouts for walking, hiking, jogging and off-treadmill classes as well
  • Folds up and locks into place when not in use
  • Has Flex Select cushioning to reduce impact on your joints and spine
  • The 3.0HP motor is powerful enough for walking, hiking or light jogging
  • Screen size may be slightly small for users with limited vision
  • The 3.0HP motor will not support long, extensive training

NordicTrack EXP 7i

Treadmill FeaturesSpecifications
  • FlexSelect™ Cushioning and 20” x 60” Commercial Tread Belt
    • The EXP 7i has NordicTrack’s FlexSelect cushioning in the deck which absorbs some of the shock from walking or running on the deck. This reduces strain on your joints and spine as you exercise. The 20” wide and 60” long belt also provides plenty of space for either walking or jogging.
  • 7” Touchscreen
    • The touchscreen controls the speed and incline and most of the functionality of the programming on the EXP 7i. A purchase of the EXP 7i includes a free year of iFit with over 16,000 classes and programs.
  • 3.0 CHP Commercial Plus Motor
    • While not the most powerful motor, this 3.0HP motor will support walking and light jogging.
  • 12% Incline and 12 MPH Speed
    • The EXP 7i inclines to 12% so you can work uphill when needed. The 12mph max speed should also provide enough range for most users.
  • 300 Lb. User Capacity
    • Despite its compact size, the EXp7i still supports up to 300lbs, so people of all sizes can use this treadmill.
  • Folding, SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist
    • The EXP7i does fold up, so you can fold it upright and move it out of the way when you’re not using it.


  • FlexSelect™ Cushioning
  • 20” x 60” Commercial Tread Belt
  • AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan
  • Integrated Tray
  • 3.0 CHP Commercial Plus Motor
  • 12% Incline
  • 12 MPH Max Speed
  • OneTouch® Controls
  • Smart-Response Drive System
  • 1.9” Precision and Balanced Non-Flex Rollers
  • 300 Lb. User Capacity
  • EKG Grip Pulse
  • SpaceSaver® Design with EasyLift™ Assist
  • 222 Lb In Box Product Weight
  • 77.3” L x 35.3” W x 59.6” H Footprint


  • 7” HD Smart Touchscreen
  • 1-Year iFit® Membership Included ($468 Value)**
  • Bluetooth®1 Audio Capabilities
  • Two 2” Digitally Amplified Speakers
  • Automatic Trainer Control


  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty

Bottom Line

The NordicTrack EXP 7i is one of the newer treadmills in their lineup. This compact, folding treadmill works well for those who want to walk or jog in the comfort of their own home. You can access any of iFit’s full library of training videos on the 7” touchscreen. The EXP7i has heart rate sensors in the horizontal grips so if you want to track your heart rate you can do that as well. This machine is ideal for those who need something simple and efficient with impressive tech at a reasonable price.