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NordicTrack T 6.5 S vs XTERRA Fitness TRX3500

As a popular treadmill, the NordicTrack T 6.5 S is often compared to many models from other brands. A popular alternative that people often consider is the XTERRA Fitness TRX3500. Both models are highly rated amongst customers, but there are many differences that could make you prefer one over the other. Here are the ways that NordicTrack’s T 6.5 S differs from the XTERRA’s TRX3500.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S

XTERRA Fitness TRX3500

NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 treadmill

NordicTrack T 6.5 S vs XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 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
  • Connects to third party apps like Zwift, Kinomap, Tacx, and more
  • 350 lbs weight capacity
  • 20″x60″ deck, 3 HP stron motor
  • Good warranty
  • Some users find it more noisier than similar treadmills.
  • Tread belt is 55″ long, it would be nice if it was 60″
  • Display is very basic
  • No decline
Brand NordicTrack XTERRA Fitness
Model T 6.5 S TRX3500
Motor Power 2.6 HP 3 HP
Speed Range 0 – 10 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 10% incline with digital quick incline control 12 levels
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 55″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 350 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor Contact, Dual CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor Integrated handlebar heartrate sensors
Built-in Programs 20 30 Preset, 2 Custom, 1 Heart Rate
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan no yes
Display Monocolor LCD 5″ 6.5″ Blue Backlit LCD display
Touchscreen no no
Handlebar Buttons no yes
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio no yes
Training Apps iFit (30-day free membership included ) Connects to FTMS-enabled third party apps like Zwift, Kinomap, Tacx, and more
Rollers 1.9″ rollers No info
Dimensions 73L x 36W x 54H inches 77.2L x 35.5W x 56.1H inches
  • 10-year on frame
  • 2-year on parts
  • 1-year labor
  • Lifetime Frame
  • Lifetime Motor
  • 2 Years Deck
  • 2 Years Parts
  • 1 Year In-Home Labor
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NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill console XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 treadmill console
NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill frame XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 treadmill frame

Side by side images of NordicTrack T 6.5 S and XTERRA Fitness TRX3500 treadmills