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NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs Bowflex T7

In this post, we are going to take a look at how the NordicTrack T 8.5 S stacks up against the Bowflex T7.

NordicTrack T 8.5 S

Bowflex T7

NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill Bowflex T7 treadmill

NordicTrack T 8.5 S vs Bowflex T7 Specs Comparison

Pros
  • Great powerful commercial grade motor
  • Up to 12% easy to control power incline
  • Display size is great
  • 20″ x 60″ running deck, 375 lbs weight capacity
  • Incline of 15%, this is more than many other treadmills
  • Access to JRNY workouts, armband heart rate monitor included
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • 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
  • 7″ HD touchscreen console could be larger for this price range
Brand NordicTrack Bowflex
Model T 8.5 S T7
Motor Power 3.5 CHP 2.5 HP
Speed Range 0 – 12 MPH 0.5 – 12 MPH
Incline/Decline 12% incline with digital quick incline control 15% motorized incline
Folding yes yes
Belt Size 20″ X 60″ 20″ X 60″
Weight Limit 300 lbs. 375 lbs.
Heart Rate Monitor EKG Grip Pulse Heart rate hand grips and also comes with armband
Built-in Programs 50 Many built-in workout programs and JRNY programs and classes
Tablet/Device holder yes yes
Cooling Fan yes yes
Display 10″ Interactive HD Touchscreen 7″ HD Touchscreen console
Touchscreen yes yes
Handlebar Buttons no yes
Audio yes yes
Bluetooth Audio yes yes
Training Apps iFit (Includes 1-Year NordicTrack iFit membership) JRNY, ZWIFT
Rollers 1.9″ rollers Unknown
Dimensions 78.9 L x 35.5W x 59.4H inches 84.6L x 36.3W x 55.2H inches
Warranty
  • 10-Year Frame Warranty
  • 2-Year Parts Warranty
  • 1-Year Labor Warranty
  • 15-years frame warranty
  • 5-years mechanical parts warranty
  • 1-year electronics
  • 2-years labor warranty
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NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill console Bowflex T7 treadmill console
NordicTrack T 8.5 S treadmill frame Bowflex T7 treadmill frame

Side by side images of NordicTrack T 8.5 S and Bowflex T7 treadmills