A basic but quality treadmill for joggers at an affordable price.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review

Whether you’re a casual walker or an athlete, the NordicTrack has a range of treadmills that can meet your needs and budget very well.

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is an affordable entry-level treadmill packed with a good combination of features that can give you a smooth and stable training experience.

But, can you run on this treadmill? Who it’s for? And is there any better option available on the market?

Read on the NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill review to know all the features, pros, and cons of this machine. We’ll also compare it with its competitors and give you our opinion so that you can make a sensible decision in the end.

Note: We independently select, test, and review the latest and popular fitness products to help you make better buying decisions and get more from your purchase.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review


Specs

Editors’ Rating: 4.2/5
Display:5″ Backlit Console
Membership:30-Day iFit Membership Included
Tread Belt:20″ x 55″
Motor:2.6 HP
Speed:0.5–10 MPH
Incline:0-10% Auto
Cushion:FlexSelect cushion
Folding:Yes
Item Weight:203 lb (92 kg)
Weight Capacity:300 lb (136 kg)
Dimensions:73″ L x 35.8″ W x 67.5″ H
Warranty:10-year frame, 2-year parts, and 1-year labor warranty.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill: A Closer Look

Let’s have a closer look at the NordicTrack T Series T 6.5 S treadmill.

Technology

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S has a 5″ LCD monitor that displays your workout data such as time, distance, speed, calories, incline, and pulse.

It includes a 1-month iFit trial membership with your purchase which is excellent for enjoying training with the professional trainers on the planet.

Your iFit trainers can live-control your machine to match each trainer prescribed workout’s speed, incline, and duration so that you can push your limit and progress faster.

Along with interactive programs, the T 6.5 S treadmill has Bluetooth capability and dual 2″ speakers so you can connect your device and enjoy your favorite music throughout the session.

Its EKG grip pulse pads and iFit tracking capabilities make it easier to track your heart rate efficiently.

Performance

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill builds with a 2.6 HP DurX commercial plus motor that goes up to 10 MPH speed — an ideal combination for walking and jogging.

This treadmill gives you a 10% motorized incline control so you or your iFit trainer can adjust the deck elevation to make your workout more challenging and effective.

Comfort

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is equipped with a 20″ x 55″ tread belt that offers plenty of space where you can walk or jog comfortably.

The NordicTrack integrates a FlexSelect cushioning technology on its deck that softens the impact on your joints and/or simulates a real road-running experience with a single turn.

The treadmill gives you the weight capacity of 300 pounds which is likely to cover all your family members.

However, if your body weight is 300 pounds and higher, you should look for a high-capacity treadmill for better stability and durability.

Convenience

The T 6.5 S treadmill comes in a space-saver design, allowing you to fold the machine and save space in your room.

Its EasyLift Assist and transportation wheels help you easily fold the deck and move the machine anywhere.

Like other best treadmills in this category, the NordicTrack protected this T 6.5 S treadmill with a 10 years frame, 2 years of parts, and a 1-year labor warranty which is pretty good at this price category.

What We Like

Interactive Personal Training: In NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill, your iFit trainer can adjust your machine speed and incline in real-time.

Cushioning: This treadmill is equipped with FlexSelect cushioning system, which effectively minimizes your stride impact to keep your joints healthy in the long run.

Smart-Response Motor: The T 6.5 S treadmill is built with a 2.6 HP quick response motor which is very effective for interval and endurance training.

Speakers: NordicTrack integrates dual 2″ speakers so you can listen to music and stay motivated.

Tread Belt: Although it hasn’t a huge deck, the deck may be sufficient for jogging and reasonable at this price category.

Space-Saver Design: The T 6.5 S Treadmill comes in a folding design with transportation wheels, so you can conveniently fold and store the treadmill anywhere.

Affordable: This is an affordable treadmill, allowing you to start your fitness journey without spending much on a piece of equipment.

What We Don’t Like

Membership Required: You need to pay for the iFit membership after the free trial ends.

No Interactive Console: The NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill provides a basic LCD console, which may not be so appealing.

No Cooling Fan: There is no cooling fan on this treadmill.

Slow Customer Service: Due to NordicTrack’s huge customer range, you may experience little delayed response to your call or emails.

Comparing with Competitors

The competitor treadmills we picked are based on the following criteria:

  • almost the same price category
  • should provide unique or greater value
  • the brand should be well-known and trusted
NordicTrack T 6.5 SHorizon T101ProForm T7
List Price< $700< $700< $800
Display5″ Backlit ConsoleThree LCD Monitors7″ HD Touchscreen
Built-in Programs20Calorie, Distance, Fat Burn, Hill Climb, Intervals, ManualNone
Subscription30-Day iFit Membership IncludedN/A30-Day iFit Family Membership Included
AudioDual 2″ SpeakersBluetooth SpeakersDual 2″ Speakers
USB PortN/AYesN/A
Heart RateYes, Contact GripsYes, Contact GripsN/A
CushioningFlexSelect Deck Cushioning3-Zone Variable Response CushioningISO Flex Deck Cushioning
Deck Size20″ x 55″20″ x 55″20″ x 55″
Motor2.6 HP2.5 HP2.6 CHP
Cooling FanN/AN/AYes, Dual Fan
Item Weight203 lb180 lb221 lb
Max User Weight300 lb300 lb300 lb
Dimensions73″ L x 35.8″ W x 67.5″ H70″ L x 34″ W x 55″ H73.5″ L x 35″ W x 57.5″ H
Warranty10 Years frame, and 2-year parts and 1-year laborLifetime frame and motor, and 1-year parts and labor10 Years frame, and 1-year parts and labor

Okay… Which one is best for you?

In terms of performance, all three treadmills have almost the same features and can give you a smooth and stable walking and jogging session. The primary differences between these models are consoles, programs, and warranty.

If you’re looking for a treadmill with an interactive training facility (like iFit membership), you can go with the NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill, which is an affordable option.

However, NordicTrack doesn’t provide an HD console where the ProForm T7 (read review) might win the race with its 7″ interactive console and cooling fan. Remember, the Proform T7 doesn’t offer a heart rate monitor and may be slightly more expensive than the T 6.5 S treadmill.

The Horizon T101 (read review) is best suited to people who want a basic walking and jogging treadmill with many in-built programs and an extended warranty period. It’s our top choice (basic) treadmill in this range.

Summary: If you want an interactive personal training experience in your living room, you can choose either the NordicTrack T 6.5 S or ProForm T7 treadmill. If a basic treadmill with in-built programs and an extended warranty is your priority, then the Horizon T101 is best for you.

Final Word

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is one of the best-rated treadmills for walkers and joggers at this range. This treadmill’s iFit training, auto incline, and quick response motor can make your workout more interactive and exciting.

Before making the final decision, we’d recommend going through the “comparison” section above to make the best decision for you.

So… There we have it: NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill review.

If you have questions regarding NordicTrack or any other treadmill, feel free to ask in the comment section below. We’d be glad to help you out.

FAQs

Is NordicTrack T Series 6.5 A good treadmill?

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is an excellent treadmill for walking and jogging in the budget range. Its iFit interactive personal training and affordability make it stands out from its competitors.

However, its LCD console might not be so appealing to you if you’re a streaming person.

Does the NordicTrack T 6.5 S have Bluetooth?

Yes, the NoordTrack T 6.5 S treadmill has Bluetooth capability, which helps your iFit trainers to adjust your machine’s speed and incline in real-time.

How much does a NordicTrack T 6.5 S weigh?

The T 6.5 S treadmill weighs 203 pounds (92 kg) with a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

Is the NordicTrack T 6.5 S good for running?

No, because the NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill’s motor capacity and deck size aren’t sufficient for running.

However, smaller users may do light running on this treadmill.

We need at least a 3.0 HP motor, 12 mph speed, and 20″ x 60″ trade belt for running. The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 can be an excellent running treadmill.

What are the folded dimensions of NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill?

The folded dimensions of the NordicTrack T 6.5 S treadmill are 48″ L x 36″ W x 70″ H (estimated).