Nordictrack T 8.5 S Treadmill Review
Over All Score 9.7
T 8.5 S Treadmill Overview
This treadmill has everything you need to reach your fitness goals whether walking, light running or serious jogging. Best part of the Nordictrack T 8.5 S Tread is that it is powered with a 1 year membership to iFit Coach. Designed to motivate and push you with on-demand studio classes that offer access to a wide range of trainer led destination runs, studio classes and intense cross-training classes in the comfort of your home. You are guided by world class elite trainers streamed right to your treadmill’s console in HD color. Workouts include destination runs through exotic and stunning locations across the world like Italy, Thailand, Antarctica, Iceland, New Zealand, Hawaii plus many, more U.S. locations.
The T 8.5 S has a 10 inch HD touchscreen, which you can also choose to cast onto a flat-screen TV via a smart device. If you want a slightly larger screen the
T 9.5 S is $400 more for a 14” HD touchscreen. Both have a cushioned running surface with FlexSelect that allows you to switch the surface to one that simulates road conditions. Because the T 8.5 S Treadmill is iFit enabled you can automatically synchronize incline, decline and speed with on-demand workouts being streamed to the treads display.
Motor and Frame
The Nordictrack T 8.5 S is a machine made to last and made to be used with a well sized motor designed for less vibration with self-cooling fans for less heat. The sturdy 3.5 CHP DurX Commercial Plus motor delivers smooth and consistent power. While maybe not the most interesting option for some, the motor is an important feature to consider when its comes to durability and longevity of your treadmill. See our recent treadmill buying guide to learn more about features important when selecting a treadmill.
WHAT WE LOVE
iFit Coach • 12% Incline • 10“ HD Touchscreen • Commercial Grade Motor
With your included 1 year membership to iFit you get access to trainer guided workouts in a studio environment and destination runs around the world. The elite trainers motivate and challenge you to hit your goals. Giddy, John, Tanya, Hannah and Betina are just some of trainers you can choose to workout with, they are among the top in the world having won Men’s Health and Women’s Health trainer of the year, have their own training celebrity clients like Jason Kennedy, Maria Shriver, Colton Hayes and keep themselves in championship shape.
With iFit you are getting access to be trained trained the best of the best! And your workouts are from the convenience of home – no more budget breaking gym expense and lost time getting there. You can workout on your schedule whenever you want.
With the 12% incline you can burn more calories in the same time. Incline training changes up your work-out and makes it more challenging for your leg muscles so they don’t get bored. The speed and incline adjustments are made through OneTouch® controls that make it easy to change difficulty. And with iFit trainers can automatically increase the incline and speed to match the class or terrain! Cool feature that adds a little intrigue to your workout.
The 3.5 CHP commercial motor is designed to last. Built with a powerful motor this treadmill was made for daily use — supporting runs over 30 minutes and supporting multiple individuals using it. It also sports duel fans that adjust to the intensity of your workout to keep you cool.
With iFit track your progress and stats on the dashboard with one swipe. Select from a wide selection of trainer led runs or cross training sessions — one on one or in the studio classes. The 10” touchscreen will display your progress as well as all your iFit workouts in HD color. Follow this link to Learn more about — why iFit Coach?
WHAT TO KNOW
✓ You can choose to walk, jog, and
run with speeds up to 12 mph with an incline range of 12%. The OneTouch® controls make it quick and simple to change incline and speed.
✓ With runner’s flex adjustment you can switch a suspension from a cushioning feel or a more road like feel for what is best for your comfort. by switching the deck cushioning to simulate road conditions or reduce impact on joints with the FlexSelect option.
✓ The T 8.5 S comes with 50 built-in workouts designed by certified personal trainers.
✓ You can check your heart rate using the built-in EKG grip sensors.
✓ There are dual workout fans built in with AutoBreeze™ so the fans automatically
adjust to match your workout intensity.
✓ The treadmill belt is 20” x 60” long enough for any size stride.
✓ The T 8.5 S comes with a lifetime frame & motor warranty, 5-year parts &
electronics warranty, and a 2-year labor warranty.
✓ The T 8.5 S treadmill is designed to support weights up to 300 lbs.
GOOD TO KNOW
When the cushion suspension is activated there is up to a 30% improvement in joint protection.
- Shipping is Free to your front door.
You can have the treadmill setup in the room of your choice for $249. A nice option to ease assembly and delivery. Two people can move it, but remember treadmills in general are heavy. If in doubt, it’s worth having it placed in the room where you will use it. This tread folds up and easily rolls to maneuver short distances. T 8.5 S is 36 inches wide which can make it a little challenging to move through a standard doorway — so plan ahead.
- NordicTrack provides a 30-day money back guarantee
- The T 8.5 S has a 78.9” L x 35.5” W x 59.4” H Footprint
iFit runs are guided by professional elite trainers at destinations around the world or you can pick a daily studio class that offers cross-training in the comfort of home. The T 8.5 S Tread has all the features plus you get one year of iFit Coach included to motivate and push you to achieve your fitness goals.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Nordictrack T 8.5 S Treadmill has a SpaceSaver® Design so you can fold up the deck and minimize the space the treadmill takes when not in use.
Choose the training you want with 50 on-board workout apps created by certified professional trainers —but remember you have iFit in addition to this giving access to a library of over 10,000 classes.
The controls to adjust speed and incline are one touch and you can see your stats with one swipe on the HD touchscreen.
The support team is available to help with delivery, selection and questions and can schedule delivery and assembly.
Who Should Buy a Nordictrack T 8.5 S Tread?
People who want a treadmill that can support multiple users, has an incline, and running speed.
- Nordictrack T 8.5 S Treadmill is for people who will use their treadmill often for
longer periods. This is a durable machine that supports daily runs.
- People who will take advantage of the elite iFit trainers ! Get the group
enthusiasm with iFit studio classes and take spectacular trainer led destination
- People who can benefit from an incline elevation range for weight loss or fitness.
AT THE END ── Our Final Thoughts
— The Nordictrack T 8.5 S is an excellent value treadmill for the money. With a 10” inch HD touchscreen this is a durable treadmill that will hold up to multiple users, daily runs and longer distances. It is a hard working machine that has a comfortable 20" x 60" deck. With a range of inclines up to 12% and speed up to 12 mph, this machine syncs well with iFit to motivate and push you harder. It has the power and options to support anyone's fitness goals at an excellent price for value offered. Recommended buy from maybe.yes.no.
If your more comfortable with a wider touchscreen checkout the T 9.5 S option which is exactly the same but comes with a 14 inch touchscreen and a 3.6 CHP motor vs. a 3.5.
T 8.5 S Score Breakout
|Motor, Rollers, Belt||9.7|