NordicTrack C 990 review

The NordicTrack C 990 comes equipped with a reasonably powerful 3.0 CHP motor which delivers a consistent level of power and consistency to the tread belt.

For home use, this treadmill has plenty of great things to offer including the ability to add an incline to your training, plus a low impact design thanks to cushioning built into the decking.

With a tablet holder and a great, but simple console, this is a cardio machine that’s iFit ready.

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As with any piece of fitness equipment, there are good things to be said, along with bad. In each of our reviews we always aim to provide the basic facts through analysis of a spec list along with presenting any extra information provided by the manufacturer and consumer ratings. Listed below, we look at the various ways the C 990 could benefit your own cardio training.

  • Sharing some similarities with the Adventure 3, and the Reebok Zigtech 710, a 12 miles per hour limit on the belt will be powerful enough for most users looking to exercise from the confines of their own household. However, advanced users looking to do more intensive types of training may want to look elsewhere for more power.
  • An important part of more modern designs is the incline levels include. This particular treadmill offers a twelve percent incline to enable users to mix up their training and make cardio training as a whole more challenging.
  • Compatible with iFit which will give people access to a whole other level of workouts. The Google maps training routes alone make cardio sessions more fun.
  • A nice large touchscreen, measuring seven inches will display all the necessary data from your workouts to track progress. The surrounding buttons are for operational purposes and are clear and easy to understand.
  • The tread belt area measures twenty by sixty inches which is plenty of room for lighter jogging sessions. The built in cushioning system actually allows the runner to pick between a lower impact feeling, or a hard surface, similar to roads.
  • Folds up and will save plenty of space when not in use. Ideal for a family home where space in the household really does matter.
  • Attached to the front of the machine is a fan that will help keep you cool.
  • A solid warranty policy comes with it. You will be covered on the motor and framework for life, five years on the various parts, and two years on labor.


  • Not ideal for full out sprinting. You will probably want something designed for commercial gyms for such requirements.
  • Not the cheapest, but still affordable considering the feature list.


Overall, we feel that the NordicTrack C 990 has the making of a great treadmill for home use. Looking through the specifications, we immediately saw there was plenty included to keep the buyer challenged. There is also some extra features that will make the walking or jogging more enjoyable such as the fan and iFit compatibility.