Last Updated on February 12, 2021 by JP
NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Overview:
The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is the more affordable option among NordicTrack Treadmill desks and provides the benefits of a standing desk and more—allowing you to walk, and even break out into a slight jog at 6 MPH, if you so desire. The large work area of 40” by 18” is ideal for trainees who wish to spread out their workload while they stand or walk.
In general, this treadmill has a quality commercial 2.6 CHP motor which is satisfactory for walking and will provide a quiet and smooth experience. It’s tread belt is also of high quality, being thick and durable, and lubricated for a smooth experience. In addition, the ability to fold and store the desk may be important to some trainees who do not wish to use it all the time. Aside from the large surface area and slightly larger range of speeds compared to other Treadmills desks on the markets, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is minimalistic—it does not come with many whistles and bells, such as a media or tablet holder, speakers, or a fan. In addition, it is important to note that this model does not provide the ability to incline, which separates it from other treadmill desks available. Another potential setback could be the 55” tread belt, which, while not unusual, could be too short for some taller trainees. However, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is a great entry-level model that has quality parts, and gets the job done for trainees looking for a great working and walking desk.
- Height: 43.8”
- Width: 45.3”
- Length: 74.9”
- Item weight: 219 lbs
- Max user weight: 300 lbs
- The Integrated Desktop Display and oversized working surface of 40” by 18” provides a large working area made out of laminated mahogany.
- 0-6 MPH at the tip of your fingertips and easily accessible on the console to adjust the speed and intensity of your workout using OneTouch controls.
- 2.6 CHP motor powers you while providing a smooth and quiet workout.
- SpaceSaver® design allows for easy storability so you can clean up your home gym when it’s not in use.
- Integrated tablet holder with available USB allows you to plug in your devices for use during your workouts.
- 2.5” Precision-machined and balanced non-flex rollers.
- Frame: Lifetime
- Motor: Lifetime
- Parts & Labor: 1 year
Shipping and Assembly:
Shipping costs will vary for the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk will vary depending on where you purchase from and what type of delivery you prefer, however they do offer free shipping to the contiguous states of the continental U.S.
Like most treadmills, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk comes with a number of parts and wires to put together. Fortunately, it also comes with a step-by-step assembly manual. Without professional help, it’s going to take you a little time to get together, somewhere around four hours. Many customers who assembled it on their own said that if they had to do it again, they would hire assistance.
What We Love About the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk:
Large Working Surface
The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk has an oversized workout surface of 40” by 18,” and was truly designed with the worker’s needs in mind. For those who desire the space to spread their work out on a table, this large, mahogany surface will do the job. In addition, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk comes with a USB port for charging and computer connectivity, Bluetooth compatibility, and other features designer for the trainee who’s looking to get their step count up while staying on track with their work commitments.
The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk allows for a speed range of 0-6 MPH, which is slightly higher than most office or work treadmills. This feature is ideal for the trainee who may want to increase the pace from a walk to a slow jog. While most trainees will use this treadmill for walking and working at the same time, it can’t hurt to have the option to increase the pace when you see fit. Keep in mind, this treadmill is truly meant for the worker—so option to train at higher intensity levels is not available on this model.
What Isn’t So Great:
While the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk provides a large, open surface for work, it doesn’t allow for much else –there is no tablet or device holder (aside from the table itself), fans, speakers, and in addition, the warranty is very limited, capping at 1 year for parts. In addition, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk does not have the power incline, so you will not be able to perform any uphill walks. This limits your workouts to walking, and slight jogs.
How the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Compares to the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum
The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is the more affordable option compared to the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum. While the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk has no power incline, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum comes with a power incline adjustable up to 10%. Subsequently, the motor on the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum is slightly more powerful and of a higher quality. The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum also comes with a larger tread belt, which may be important for taller trainees.
Final Word on the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk:
The NordicTrack Treadmill Desk provides the benefits of a standing desk and more, allowing you to walk or jog at a slow pace while continuing your office work. This model is ideal for trainees who want to increase their daily step count but are short for time. With its quality parts at an entry-level price, and the rare ability to increase the speed to a slight jog, the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk is a pretty great option for those looking to shake up their workdays.