T 7.5 S

NordicTrack T 7.5 S Review

Last Updated: February 13, 2021

The entry-level model from NordicTrack’s T-series treadmills, the NordicTrack T 7.5 S is a home treadmill intended for light to moderate workouts. If you fancy a run now and then without exerting too much, this is a budget-friendly, space-saving, and sturdy option.

Here’s a breakdown of the features in this particular model:

  • 7-inch Interactive HD Touchscreen

In case you’re bored of the traditional LED treadmill displays, here’s a little perk – the T 7.5 S has a full-color 7-inch HD touchscreen on its console. You can use this to your advantage by availing iFit features or looking at your workout stats as you pace along.

  • 3.0 CHP Motor

The motor on this treadmill isn’t ideal for hardcore athletes. However, 3.0 CHP is often identified as the bare minimum horsepower that a treadmill motor needs to withstand intense running sessions. In case anyone weighing over 200 lbs will be using the machine, we recommend going for another model with a stronger motor of at least 3.5 CHP. One thing we appreciate about the treadmill is its surprising quietness, even while running at higher speeds.

  • 22 km/h Top Speed and 12% Incline Limit

You’ll get plenty of workout variety with a wide speed range and a max 12% incline. However, we don’t recommend running at high speed and steep incline levels for extended periods since it could compromise motor life.

  • iFit-Compatible with Free One-Year Family Membership

From our observation, previous T 7.5 S customers seem to have a love/hate relationship with this feature. Some appreciate the workout options that iFit provides. These include live personal training, over 16,000 workout videos, virtual running locations, fitness challenges, and stat tracking. However, others aren’t comfortable with the fact that the iFit setup requires credit card information before allowing free access. Some users have complained about treadmill function problems if you don’t install iFit, and about the system freezing or crashing during use.

  • Spacious Tread Belt with Optional Cushioning

The T 7.5 S belt is big enough to accommodate most people, even runners over 6 feet tall. The belt width also works for most people without taking up a lot of space. FlexSelect™ Cushioning technology allows you to add some padding to your running deck for low-impact workouts that protect your joints.

  • Heart Rate Monitoring

The EKG handgrips on this treadmill allow you to track your heart rate while working out. However, a few users have complained of incorrect readings, so it might not function correctly every time.

  • Space-saving Design

One thing you’ll appreciate about this home treadmill is the folding feature, allowing you to keep things compact when you aren’t using it. The footprint on this one is also on the smaller side compared to modern-day gigantic running machines.

  • Other Features

Other things worth considering are the cooling fan and 2-inch Bluetooth speakers. The warranty package on this machine is also fairly standard from what you would get from NordicTrack.

Positives

  • Sturdy frame with durable construction 
  • Full-color interactive HD touchscreen
  • Free year-long family access to iFit
  • Quiet self-cooling motor
  • 96 kg assembled weight makes it lighter than most treadmills
  • High max speed at 22 km/h
  • Up to 12% incline
  • Foldable design and slim footprint
  • Built-in workout fan
  • Dual 2-inch Bluetooth speakers
  • Heart rate monitor in handgrips
  • Affordable price for moderate home use

Negatives

  • Complicated assembly due to unclear instructions
  • The 3.0 CHP motor may not work well for heavier, high-speed runners 
  • Free iFit requires your credit card information so it can automatically charge you the membership amount
  • A few users have reported inaccurate readings from the heart rate monitor
  • A few users have complained about treadmill functionality issues when not signed in to iFit

Warranty Summary

The T 7.5 S comes with:

  • Lifetime Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 2-Year Labor Warranty
  • 10-Year Motor

Conclusion

The NordicTrack T 7.5 S seems like a hit or miss since some units are reported to have technical issues. We generally respect NordicTrack as a brand and so perhaps there is some work to be done or being done with respect to quality assurance on this specific model. We will keep you updated. We did, however, find it to have a good combination of features for the price. This is why it’s not uncommon to find happy customers of the T 7.5 S who would recommend it for casual use.

4.0

Specifications NordicTrack T 7.5 S
Rating
4.0
Motor 3.0 CHP
Speed 22 km/h
Incline 0 – 12%
Running surface 51 x 152 cm
Folding
Display 7" HD Touchscreen
Training programs Preset Workout Apps + iFit
Bluetooth
Web Connectivity Limited
Heart rate monitor EKG grip handlebars
Dimensions 887 L x 91 W x 151 cm
Product weight 96 kg
Max user weight 125 kg
Warranty Motor: 10 years
Parts & Labour: 2 years
Frame: lifetime