NordicTrack arrived on the home fitness scene with the NordicTrack Pro Skier in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Since then, they have become major players in the home exercise machine market offering a line of machines. for home exercise, including treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical trainers. The company also continues to manufacture its famous ski machine.
NordicTrack’s Five Treadmill Model Categories
In the treadmill category, NordicTrack offers five product line categories generally ordered by features, component strength, fitness settings, and price. The five categories are Commercial, Series C, Incline, Fit (formerly Series A), and Elite. The NordicTrack C900 treadmill is part of the company’s C-series line of treadmills.
NordicTrack C Series Treadmills
The C Series machines are designed with strong components (tread, frame and motor) but not the strongest and most durable construction, which are reserved for the commercial line models.
There are two models in the C-Series category, the C900 and the C900 Pro. While the underlying components are the same, the C900 has a few more options that make it more attractive to the home user, while the smaller C900 offerings Pro make it more appropriate for a gym or professional training facility.
NordicTrack C900 Training Features
There are some additional training-related features that make the C900 a good choice for a home user. The C900 has 20 built-in pre-programmed workout routines to help kick-start a quick workout. There are five that focus on calorie burning, five for speed, five for incline, and five high intensity options.
Additionally, the C900 is compatible with the iFit Live training program (sold separately). IFit Live fitness software is a web-based program that tracks exercise progress across multiple workouts, recommends custom workouts, and allows users to run a virtual course using Google Maps and Google Streetview in which the machine matches elevation of the actual terrain.
The incline setting ranges from 0 to 15% and there is no incline option for the C900. The running speed of the treadmill is up to 12 MPH.
C900 comfort functions
The C900 features NordicTrack’s QuadFlex damping, a suspension system that smooths landings on the treadmill deck to reduce impact on bones and joints. Also aiding user comfort is a fan on the console that can be set to automatically adjust its speed to match the intensity of the workout or can be manually set to the desired speed.
The C900 has a space saving feature in which the treadmill deck folds up and stores vertically between the upper arms. To help users lift the platform, the C900 comes with a hydraulic arm, a feature of NordicTrack’s Easylift Assist brand.
NordicTrack C900 Specifications
The C900’s motor is a 3.0 CHP (Continuous Duty Horsepower) unit, which is in the mid-range compared to another NordicTrack treadmill model. The length of the tread is 20 “wide by 60” long and the rollers 2.5 “in diameter, a specification that, like the motor, is in the mid-range of those available. user weight is 350 lbs.
With mid-level components and a wide range of built-in fitness functions and available options, the NordicTrack C900 is an ideal treadmill for a regular home athlete. The components can withstand regular use and there are enough training and comfort settings to prevent frequent users from getting bored.