Nordictrack T 8.5 S Treadmill Review

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 $300 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.

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featuring a 10 inch touchscreen

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featuring a 14 inch touchscreen


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.

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10 HD smart touchscreen

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? 

iFit and the coaches are AMAZING! I look forward to my daily workouts! Totally LOVING the Italy running series with @johnpeelfitness “
— @janika_lifeelevated
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Discover Trainer-Led Workouts from across the globe

iFit is SO unique, I’m former professional athlete, but I pick iFit as my program in exercise and workout, really it motivated me to go back to my skinny body.
— heidi_rasooli
Easy to use console with simple one touch buttons  to change speed or incline. 10” HD Touchscreen, pivots to view streamed on-demand interactive iFit classes

Easy to use console with simple one touch buttons to change speed or incline. 10” HD Touchscreen, pivots to view streamed on-demand interactive iFit classes


WHAT TO KNOW

The T 8.5 MOTOR IS BUILT TO LAST

✓ 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.

Adjust the treadmill’s deck cushioning by switching the Runners-Flex-Select settings

Adjust the treadmill’s deck cushioning by switching the Runners-Flex-Select settings

- 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       

WHY iFit COACH IS INCLUDED

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.

Having access to awesome trainers has helped me become motivated again
— Verified T 8.5 S buyer, S.Silvermoon

POINTS OF DESTINCTION

  • 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.


The T 8.5 S Treadmill   features up to a 12% incline for more challenging runs, walks or jogs & syncs well with  iFit Coach trainer  led runs and studio classes

The T 8.5 S Treadmill features up to a 12% incline for more challenging runs, walks or jogs & syncs well with iFit Coach trainer led runs and studio classes

T 9.5 S Treadmill

Checkout the T 9.5 S treadmill if you prefer a larger screen. You will pay a little more for a 14” Smart HD Touchscreen to view your iFit sessions and trainer led destination runs. Follow-link to learn more and for best deal price.

For a wider 14“ touchscreen see the T 9.5 S  option where you can also make quick easy selections

For a wider 14“ touchscreen see the T 9.5 S option where you can also make quick easy selections


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
runs.

- People who can benefit from an incline elevation range for weight loss or fitness.


PRICES

Excellent Value for the Money

  • T 8.5 S Treadmill $1,099 or the T 9.5 S for $ 1,399 (14” screen)

  • iFit Coach 1 year subscription included

  • Shipping free to door

  • Room delivery and Assembly available for $249

  • Extended warranty OPTIONS available in cart


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

SCORE BREAKOUT Points
OVERALL SCORE 9.7
Motor, Rollers, Belt 9.7
Suspension 9.6
Deck Size 9.5
Durability 9.7
Cool (fans) 9.7
Customer Service 9.0
Price 9.8

Lets do it with a  Nordictrack T 9.5 S Treadmill  powered by iFit to kick-off your fitness goals. Same as  the T 8.5 S  but features a 14 inch screen vs. 10 inches

Lets do it with a Nordictrack T 9.5 S Treadmill powered by iFit to kick-off your fitness goals. Same as the T 8.5 S but features a 14 inch screen vs. 10 inches


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