NordicTrack C 1650 review

A powerful 3.5 CHP motor, check. A nice large touchscreen, check. Reasonably spacious on the belt? Check. The NordicTrack C 1650 is the latest item to be reviewed from our treadmill category.

First impressions are good with a set of features to keep the user entertained as well as providing the functionality needed to get results. This falls under the higher price tier, so if you’re working with a tight budget, you may want to check out our list of treadmills.

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When focusing on the positives a machine could bring to your exercise regime, we have a set criteria which we mention in our buying guide. We look at individual workout features as well as various accessories, design, and console functionality.

The C 1650 certainly packs a punch with a great set of specs that look good at first glance. But lets take a look closer and line them up below to help us better understand the quality.

  • Sometimes cardio machine consoles can be quite limited in their design with smaller screens that visually prevent runners from reading statistics clearly. However, with a larger than average, ten inch, web enabled touchscreen data and feedback will be presented to the user in a clear and visible format. Included within this data will be everything you will ever need to understand about your jog / walk including time, distance covered, current heart rate, and calories burned off. Each of these will, to a certain extent, help the user understand how they are progressing and what areas they need to improve upon.
  • A nice and powerful 3.5 CHP motor will propel the belt to a reasonable speed with the much needed stability and consistency that some cheaper options may lack.
  • A folding design that saves plenty of space in your down time. Other top treadmills to include this in their design include the LifeSpan TR 1200i, for which you can find our review here. It’s a important feature for those of you living in a smaller household, and certainly worth thinking about.
  • Up the intensity and difficulty of your training by adding a hill into the mix. This machine comes with power adjustable incline that can be programmed up to twelve degrees.
  • The inclusion of thirty four workout apps puts it ahead of much of the competition. Many of these are designed by qualified trainers that will ensure you’re on the right track without the need to splash cash on a hiring a personal trainer.


  • The main negative from our point of view is the price tag. You may be able to find it cheap if you wait for deals to pop up, but for the most part, this is not a low budget machine. If that’s what you’re looking for, why not check out our Weslo Cadence G 5.9 review.


After finishing up our research into the NordicTrack C 1650, we believe it could make an excellent addition to most home gyms. Feature and functionality wise, there isn’t too many negatives with a great deal of choice in how you train with many differing applications and incline settings. One to watch.