NordicTrack T 9.5 S Review
Last Updated: February 13, 2021
The NordicTrack T 9.5 S is the latest of the T-series treadmills from NordicTrack. As far as home treadmills go, this one is quiet and sturdy with a pretty good combination of features. It has a better screen and motor than its T-series siblings, along with all the specs we liked about the former models.
Whether it’s worth the extra pounds is up to you to decide, after reading our discussion below:
- 14-inch Interactive HD Touchscreen
The modest 7-inch and 10-inch screens of the two previous models are now succeeded by a larger 14-inch display with similar functionality. If you’re a gadget freak, you’ll be able to appreciate the full-colour HD touchscreen with a better view of all iFit features and your workout stats.
- 3.6 CHP Quiet Motor
They’ve slightly upgraded the motor in this model from the 3.5 CHP motor of the former one. As with most NordicTrack treadmills, this motor also hasn’t received any complaints of noise or vibrations from what we gathered, a key selling point for us when it comes to quality treadmills.
- iFit-Integrated with Free 1-year Family Access
As with most other NordicTrack machines, you get free family access to iFit for a year with the purchase of the T 9.5 S. This means you can create up to four user profiles and enjoy all features the app has to offer.
With iFit, you can train under world-class professionals who control your treadmill’s speed and incline. You may also choose to run on virtual locations that work in sync with Google maps to modify your treadmill’s incline according to their real-life steepness. Other than that, there’s an entire library of 16,000+ workouts, new challenges, and stat tracking for activity, nutrition, and sleep.
iFit is a great addition. However, some users have complained about log-in issues that might spoil the experience.
- Plenty of Speed and Incline Options
All the T-series treadmills by NordicTrack offer top speeds of 22 km/h along with a 12% max incline. You can turn up the incline level for multiplied calorie burn alongside lower body strength gains.
- 51 x 152 cm Running Belt with Adjustable Shock Absorption
The belt for this model is the same as for all treadmills in the series – big enough for 6 ft tall runners, although you might want to test it out if you’re on the larger side. NordicTrack’s signature cushioning feature appears as FlexSelect™ technology on this one, allowing you to protect your joints as you run by adding a padded feel to the deck.
- Convenient Foldable Design
A folding feature can be valuable for home treadmills, especially when you have limited space. EasyLift Assist™ technology on the T-series treadmills allows you to fold up the running deck conveniently after your workout.
- Heart Rate Monitoring
As you would expect from a treadmill manufactured by a well-reputed brand, the T 9.5 S has heart rate sensors integrated into the handgrips. This can help you tailor your workout according to your fitness goals by staying in the right heart rate zone.
- Other Features
Like its siblings, the T 9.5 S also has dual 2-inch Bluetooth speakers, a workout fan, and 1.9-inch rollers. The speakers won’t allow you to play iFit audio on your headphones but can play your phone’s music out loud. The warranty package is also pretty decent relative to what else is out there in the industry.
- 14-inch HD display
- 3.6 CHP motor
- Max 22 km/h speed
- 12% incline limit
- iFit-integrated with complimentary 1-year family access
- 51 x 152 cm tread belt suitable for most runners
- Optional cushioning feature for shock absorption
- Foldable design
- Dual Bluetooth speakers
- Integrated workout fan
- Good warranty package
- Heart rate monitor in handlebars
- The treadmill takes around a minute to start up
- Input-only audio – you can’t pair the treadmill with headphones but you may use the speakers to play music from your phone
- You may face technical glitches during iFit login
The T 9.5 S comes with:
- Lifetime frame warranty
- 10-year motor warranty
- 2-year parts and labour warranty
The T 9.5 S is a solid choice if you need a foldable treadmill with a good combination of features. It seems to cause lesser technical issues than the T 7.5 S, but the improved screen and motor power come with a larger footprint. If you have space and budget, it can be a great option.
|Specifications||NordicTrack T 9.5 S|
|Incline||0 – 12%|
|Running surface||51 x 152 cm|
|Display||14" HD Touchscreen|
|Training programs||Preset Workout Apps + iFit|
|Heart rate monitor||EKG grip handlebars|
|Dimensions||202 L x 91 W x 152 H cm|
|Product weight||97 kg|
|Max user weight||135 kg|
|Warranty|| Motor: 10 years
Parts & Labour: 2 years