These are two very popular mid-range treadmills that have similar features like the full-color HD, touch-screen console, extra long 60 inch deck and iFit coach option.
They’re both also great choices for runners and walkers alike as they come with strong motors, high power inclines and even 3% decline.
But what about when you compare them head-to-head? Which treadmill comes out on top?
And which is the best choice for you?
Here’s a review of the main differences between the Proform 5000 vs Nordictrack 1750 to help you make a more informed decision.
Proform 5000 vs Nordictrack 1750 – Price
While prices do jump around a bit, as of this writing the Proform 5000 treadmill comes in around $1599 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack 1750 comes in around $100 less at around $1499 with Free Shipping here. So the Nordictrack 1750 has a slight edge when it comes to affordability.
Proform 5000 or Nordictrack 1750 – Motor
Although both models have stronger-than-industry-standard motors, the Proform Pro 5000 edges out the Nordictrack 1750 treadmill with a slightly stronger motor: 3.75 vs 3.6 HP.
It’s not a huge difference – but if you’re looking for the toughest motor you can find (say if you’re a runner or are planning on extra long workouts), this is something you’ll want to consider.
How Do the Consoles Compare?
The consoles both have the full-color, HD, touch-screen consoles and tablet holders above the console. However they do differ in that the Proform 5000 treadmill has a larger 10 inch console display seen below:
The Nordictrack Console display – seen below – has a smaller display window at 7 inches across:
The larger console on the Proform 5000 can make your workouts a lot more fun and enjoyable to watch.
Also note that even though the pic above does not show it, you do get a tablet holder with the Proform 5000 treadmill just like the Nordictrack 1750.
You may notice a few layout differences between the two consoles as well.
The one-touch speed and incline buttons run up and down the sides of the console on the Nordictrack 1750 whereas they run along the bottom of the console on the Proform 5000. The speaker position is also slightly different.
Proform 5000 vs Nordictrack 1750 – Size
The Nordictrack 1750 has a footprint measuring 81.3″ L x 39.2″ W.
In contrast the Proform 5000 treadmill measures 77″ L x 39.15″ W. So while it’s not a huge difference, the Proform Pro 5000 treadmill is slightly shorter than the Nordictrack 1750.
About iFit Coach:
Both treadmills will work with iFit Coach. With iFit you can run trails all over the world from the shores of Santorini to the temples in Thailand and watch real landmarks pass you by in the console screen.
You can also take guided tours and workouts of famous landmarks with personal coaches. These coaches lead you through the workout and point out various points of interest along the way.
You can also take workout classes from your console – everything from HIIT Training to Yoga to stretching, depending on your mood that day.
As of this writing you can get a 1 year membership to iFit included on the Proform 5000 treadmill here.
The iFit Coach option alone puts these two treadmills way ahead of other mid-range treadmills on the market. But you can see again, how the larger console screen on the Profrom 5000 can make a difference in your enjoyment of the iFit scenery.
So what’s the bottom line when comparing the Proform 5000 vs Nordictrack 1750 treadmills?
Well, they both give you a lot for the money – not just in terms of construction quality, but also entertainment options.
They both have those amazing color consoles that you can use to watch over 12,000 iFit Coach videos as you run. And they both also have strong motors and extra long running belts.
The Proform 5000 has the slight edge in terms of console size (larger) and motor power.
However the Nordictrack 1750 has been around a bit longer and does have a few more high ratings than the Proform 5000. Some people also find that the console is bit more finished-looking on the Nordictrack 1750 model.
So it really depend on what you’re looking for.