NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Review

Last Updated - November 27, 2019
Editor's Rating: 9.0/10
Best Buy Award(s):Under $2,500
NordicTrack Commercial 2950
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Train with the ultimate view! NordicTrack’s premiere home treadmill, the Commercial 2950, has a 22″ touchscreen to encourage long workout

Train with the ultimate view! NordicTrack’s premiere home treadmill, the Commercial 2950, has a 22″ touchscreen to encourage long workouts. With iFit Coach it lets you virtually train along Google Maps routes: Get street-level views as you move! The wide screen is HD too, which makes the most of uniquely interactive iFit Coach video workouts. These let you virtually exercise with world-class trainers in scenic settings worldwide. Follow the preset speed or set your own pace; iFit Coach video will adapt!

Other than last year’s update where auxiliary audio input switched from cable connection to Bluetooth connectivity, the Commercial 2950 is effectively unchanged for 2019. It features a roomy workout surface with durable belt; a high-end 4.25 CHP motor; power incline and decline; cooling fans, water bottle holders and storage areas.

With impressive sound absorption and a foldable frame, the 2950 is a great match for just about any home workout space. A competitive warranty rounds out NordicTrack’s deal to create one of the best high-end treadmills.

What We Like:

  • 22″ Touchscreen : A 22″ touchscreen is the Commercial 2950’s control center. Use this high-def display to get immersed in scenic iFit Coach workout programs.
  • Incline and Decline: Treadmill incline training naturally boosts your metabolism and recruits your muscles in different ways for better definition. The NordicTrack’s workout surface can power-adjust between -3 percent and +15 percent slope. It’s especially fun to use with iFit Coach Google Maps workouts and personal trainer video workouts along scenic paths.
  • iFit Coach Workouts: The new 2950 is most popular for supporting iFit Coach workout programs with immersive views. These programs control the treadmill’s speed and incline to copy landscapes and help you reach specific fitness goals. Among other choices, you can choose from an infinite variety of Google Maps workouts and a robust collection of HD video workouts that let you virtually exercise with expert personal trainers. Some programs are cardio-only, and some combine treadmill exercise with strength training.
  • On-Board Workouts: Forty workout programs are stored on board. These support different exercise goals like building speed and burning calories.
  • Motor and Speed: The Commercial 2950 Treadmill has a 4.25 CHP motor by DurX. It supports a top speed of 12 mph and can easily power through sprints, long runs and interval training.
  • WhisperQuiet™ Deck: The treadmill deck absorbs the sound of your footfall. It helps make the Commercial 2950 a quiet fitness machine and a good choice for home use.
  • Tread Belt: This high-end treadmill has a spacious 22″ x 60″ workout surface. The belt area is long enough for a running stride, and it’s 2″ wider than the norm to allow extra elbow room. The tread belt is two-ply for durability and quiet operation.
  • Advanced Cushioning: The 2950’s Reflex suspension system lets you choose between a road-like workout surface or a cushioned deck. Just flip a lever to make the switch.
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitoring: Monitoring your heart rate during treadmill workouts helps you exercise efficiently, and Commercial Series treadmills make it easy. The new 2950 is bundled with a Bluetooth wireless chest strap to give you a continuous readout. The chest strap also works with iFit wearable devices to give pulse readings away from your treadmill. With an iFit Coach membership you can track your heart rate data long-term and see your progress in chart form.
  • Bluetooth for Music: Keep the pace with your favorite tunes! New for 2018, a Bluetooth connection for MP3 players replaces the old plug-in port on each Commercial Series treadmill. Three-inch stereo speakers are built into the console.
  • Triple Fan Power: Stay cool with help from three workout fans. These are AutoBreeze, so they can automatically adjust to your pace. You can also set the fans’ speed yourself. Two point toward your face and one helps cool your body.
  • SpaceSaver: With hydraulic shock-assist the deck folds upward to conserve floor space, and softly drops back to the floor when you’re ready to train again. Unfolded the Commercial 2950 is about average size for a home treadmill. It has a footprint 79.5″ long and 32.9″ wide.
  • Warranty: The Commercial 2950 Treadmill sale price includes lifetime guarantees on the frame and motor, five years on parts and electronics, and two years of labor. Additionally NordicTrack sells its treadmills with free delivery and a 30-day money back warranty.

NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill - Key Specs:

Star Rating:5-stars
Motor:4.25 HP
Incline:-3 to 15%
Running Area:22" x 60"
Folding:Yes
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:300 LBS
Dimensions:79.5" L x 32.9" W x 66.6" H
Built-In Programs:40
What We Don’t Like:

  • Assembly: This treadmill is heavy and requires at least two people for safe assembly. Paying extra for in-home delivery with assembly seems worthwhile.


Our Verdict:

The new NordicTrack Commercial 2950 is the top treadmill model from a top brand in home fitness. Loaded with great specs for performance and entertainment, it’s hard to resist! Its recent switch-over to Bluetooth audio was the last modern upgrade we had been waiting on, bringing it up to modern tech standards. The manufacturer’s competitive warranty helps make either choice a smart buy for the higher-end home gym.

Other members of the NordicTrack Commercial Treadmill Series are best buys in their price classes too. These are theĀ Commercial 2450 and the 1750.