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NordicTrack T 6.5 S vs Bowflex BXT8J, Similarities and differences

Two popular options that we should consider when we are looking for a treadmill for your home gym are NordicTrack T 6.5 S and Bowflex BXT8J. Let’s see how do these models really measure up against each other?

NordicTrack T 6.5 S

Bowflex BXT8J

NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill Bowflex BXT8J treadmill

NordicTrack T 6.5 S vs Bowflex BXT8J Specs Comparison

  • Motorized incline with a tilt up to 10% is great
  • The cushioning is high quality, it helps to protect your joints by absorbing impacts
  • The T 6.5 S is very easy to fold with EasyLift hydraulics
  • 15% incline, 12 MPH maximum speed
  • HR chest strap included
  • Large Rollers and triple Ply Belt
  • Quiet Operation
  • Great warranty
  • Some users find it more noisier than similar treadmills.
  • Tread belt is 55″ long, it would be nice if it was 60″
  • Very basic display
Brand NordicTrack Bowflex
Model T 6.5 S BXT8J
Motor Power 2.6 HP 2.5 HP
Speed Range 0 – 10 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 10% incline with digital quick incline control 15% Digital motorized incline
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 55″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 300 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor Contact, Dual CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor Heart rate hand grips also comes with HR chest strap
Built-in Programs 20 26 built-in workout programs and JRNY programs and classes
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan no yes
Display Monocolor LCD 5″ DualTrack LCD displays, 7-inch
Touchscreen no no
Handlebar Buttons no no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio no yes
Training Apps iFit (30-day free membership included ) JRNY Workout app
Rollers 1.9″ rollers Unknown
Dimensions 73L x 36W x 54H inches 78L x 37.6W x 62.8H inches
  • 10-year on frame
  • 2-year on parts
  • 1-year labor
  • 10-years frame warranty
  • 3-years parts warranty
  • 2-years labor warranty
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NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill console Bowflex BXT8J treadmill console
NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill frame Bowflex BXT8J treadmill frame

Side by side images of NordicTrack T 6.5 S and Bowflex BXT8J treadmills