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NordicTrack T 6.5 Si vs NordicTrack T 8.5 S, Main differences

This article focuses on the differences between the NordicTrack T 6.5 Si and the NordicTrack T 8.5 S to help you make the right decision.

NordicTrack T 6.5 Si

NordicTrack T 8.5 S

NordicTrack T 6.5 Si treadmill NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill

NordicTrack T 6.5 Si vs NordicTrack T 8.5 S Specs Comparison

Pros
  • Motorized incline with a tilt up to 10% is great
  • The FlexSelect cushioning is great, it helps to protect your joints by absorbing impacts
  • The T 6.5 S is very easy to fold with EasyLift hydraulics
  • Great powerful commercial grade motor
  • Up to 12% easy to control power incline
  • Display size is great
Cons
  • Tread belt is 55″ long, it would be nice if it was 60″
  • The 10 MPH top speed is not ideal for serious runners
  • Warranty could be better in this price range
  • There is no chest strap for heart rate monitoring but the EKG grip pulse monitor is working fine
Brand NordicTrack NordicTrack
Model T 6.5 Si T 8.5 S
Motor Power 2.6 HP 3.5 CHP
Speed Range 0 – 10 MPH 0 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 10% incline with digital quick incline control 12% incline with digital quick incline control
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 chest strap (not included) EKG Grip Pulse
Built-in Programs 20 50
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan no yes
Display 10″ Smart HD Touchscreen 10″ Interactive HD Touchscreen
Touchscreen yes yes
Handlebar Buttons no no
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio yes yes
Training Apps iFit (30-day free membership included ) iFit (Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit membership)
Rollers 1.9″ rollers 1.9″ rollers
Dimensions 74L x 36W x 54H inches 78.9 L x 35.5W x 59.4H inches
Warranty
  • 10-year on frame
  • 2-year on parts
  • 1-year labor
  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty
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NordicTrack T 6.5 Si treadmill console NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill console
NordicTrack T 6.5 Si treadmill frame NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill frame

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