NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review

In the fitness world, NordicTrack is a well name manufacturer and they are well-known for their quality products. NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill is considered as an entry-level home treadmill with an affordable price produced by NordicTrack. What are the pros and cons of this model? Let refer following reviews to have wider knowledge about it.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill description


The machine has a 2.6 horsepower CHP and its maximum speed is 10 MPH which can support running but just light running not heavy running.


This model frame is made from steel that is better than aluminum one. The frame can withstand trainees weighing up to 300 lbs.

Tread belt

At its price point, the belt of the treadmill is fairly thick and durable more than expected. The dimensions are 55 – inches long by 20 -inches width which you should pay attention to if you are planning to jog or run on the machine. The length of the T 6.5 S treadmill can be also used for runners. However this is the shortest belt length recommended for a runner.

Cushion System

NordicTrack always does a good job in providing great cushion systems. The system of the T 6.5 S treadmill has two settings. One provides maximum cushion. And another provides a feeling of running outside. This system is manually controlled by turning a structure underneath the treadmill’s deck.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill - Pros & Cons


  • High quality and durable product at an affordable price
  • Provide a comfortable and convenient design for user
  • Designed with a great console with many advanced features
  • Easy to assemble and use


  • Top speed is quite low
  • A little bit noisy
  • It’s hard to read heart rate monitoring through grips while jogging or running and it isn’t always accurate.
  • Not have a personal cooling fan

NordicTrack T 6.5 S - Personal review

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill


In its price range, I would rate the comfort which is provided by this treadmill or at the top. It's a comfortable run and that makes me happy. This comfort is mainly provided by the FlexSelect cushioning system found on most treadmills of NordicTrack that helps to reduce impact put on my joints. Besides, incline setting featured in the treadmill also take pressure off my knees by shifting my body position. However, I wish it had a cooling fan to keep me cool during my running. I have used a separated fan whenever training on it. This is really a small inconvenience.


The treadmill of NordicTrack is very easy to assemble and use and it has everything I need for an enjoyable workout. I only took over an hour to assemble it. A foldable design with an innovative EasyLiftTM Assist telescoping shock allows me to lift and fold the deck easily for convenient cleaning and storage. You can control the incline and speed of treadmill at the touch of a button. Moreover, with the great console, I can track my workout statistics to monitor my performance day after day. The console is also iPod compatible so that I can listen to my own music through its dual 2” speakers during my workout. It is loud enough to hear, but soft enough not to bring out the wrath of my neighbors. Plus, there is a ledge on the console to put a tablet or book easily, two bins for ample storage and easy access of cell phone, water, etc.


I did a pretty major search for treadmills with an incline and a few extra features that wouldn't break the bank. This is great option for me. Designed with a 2.6 CHP motor, this home treadmill can provide trainee with a max running speed of 10 mph and an incline up to 10% to burn more calories and target specific muscle groups. The motor operates quite smooth and quiet that makes me happy to use it in early morning without waking my baby. Moreover, the other main reason I chose to purchase this model is because it has a higher weight limit than other models at the same price range, allowing all of the members of my family to use it instead of just me.

Quality and durability

This treadmill met all my expectations. Several people have used it and most of comments are positive. Sturdy, reliable, and a great value are common reviews about this product. The NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill is a well-built machine with all of the whistles and bells you want to have in a cardio machine. Everything worked great when I turned it on without any hiccups. Beside a strong steel frame, this also has an excellent console that will be hard to beat by the competition with 20 built-in programs designed to improve cardiovascular fitness and burn fat and the ability to access iFit which can provide you with other many conveniences. As I mentioned, the belt of the treadmill is fairly thick and durable more than expected. The durability of tread belt is enhanced by 19-inch rollers through reducing stress on it. Additionally, these rollers also help extend the life of the drive system and motor. So far I have been still pretty impressed with this product.


When judge the true quality of a treadmill, you should know what type of guarantee is provided for it. This treadmill offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 25-years on the motor and 1-year on labor and parts. Although this warranty policy is not the best on the market, considering its affordable price, this is a good warranty.


This great treadmill of NordicTrack can be used for light and moderate cardio training (power walking and jogging) but not for intense interval workouts or frequent long distance running because of its size and power. In the terms of weight, I highly recommend this for users who looking for treadmill for low impact workout.


The NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill is exactly and even more than what you expect for the money you pay for it. If it meets your fitness demands, don’t hesitate to buy one immediately. I make sure that you will regret that why you didn’t do this before.

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