NordicTrack Exp 7i Treadmill Review (2022)

NordicTrack recently made adjustments to their treadmill models, including eliminating the old models and releasing some new ones. One of their most popular treadmill models is the NordicTrack Exp 7i treadmill. This treadmill comes with tons of features that every fitness enthusiast will love, from avid runners to those looking for casual cardio.

With the introduction of the NordicTrack Exp 7i, this model is designed for in-home use at an affordable price. This treadmill brings a respectable warranty and solid engineering to match its features. If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable treadmill that will help you achieve your fitness goals in no time, here’s what you need to know about NordicTrack Exp 7i.

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About the NordicTrack Exp 7i Treadmill

The NordicTrack Exp 7i Treadmill is a great machine for joggers, walkers, and light runners. This treadmill is powered by a 3.0 CHP Commercial Motor that’s strong enough for continuous and heavy use. The 12 MPH speed and 12% incline will give enough room to grow your workouts. The Exp 7i comes with a 30-day trial subscription to iFit so that you can keep your workout routine fun, challenging, and exciting.

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This treadmill by NordicTrack comes in handy when engaging HIIT and sprints over long periods of use by people up to 300 lbs, both in running and walking. A machine that handles stress well is important, and the Exp 7i is designed with a Smart-Response Drive system. It’s built atop 1.9″ precision, balanced non-flex rollers, and FlexSelect ™ Cushioning to minimize impact and shock. The NordicTrack Exp 71 is known to provide a solid base for cardio exercises.

The machine has a 20″x60″ commercial tread belt with up to a 12% incline. However, the Exp 7i doesn’t have decline capabilities, but the machine offers an industry-standard 0-12 MPH speed capability. With this treadmill, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of an AutoBreeze Workout Fan and an integrated tray.

Overall, the NordicTrack Exp 7i is an excellent buy considering the multiple online workout programs and great value for the money.

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Specs at glance

Motor:3.0 HP
Running Area:20”x60”
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:300 lbs
Dimensions:77.3” L x 35.3” W x 59.6” H
Built-in programsiFit only
Warranty:10-year frame warranty,
2-year parts warranty, and
1-year labor warranty

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What I Like:


The NordicTrack Exp 7i is a mid-level treadmill designed to handle walking, running, or jogging. It has a 20-inch x 60-inch running deck that is ideal for tall guys and those with long strides. This treadmill is perfect for high-speed sprinting. It comes with a sturdy tread belt with a Smart-Response Drive System and FlexSelect Cushioning to help minimize vibration and shock.


This treadmill is built with a 7” HD Smart Touchscreen, two 2” digitally amplified speakers, and automatic trainer controls to help you keep up with the iFit program. It also has Bluetooth connectivity that gives you a number of additional options, from smartphones to fitness trackers and listening to your favorite tunes through the speaker system. Additionally, the EKG Pulse Grip Sensors are attached to the handlebars, so your cardio checks will not have issues.

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Ease of Use

The NordicTrack Exp 7i comes with a Smart touchscreen that allows you to adjust your settings easily without disrupting your workouts. It has an AutoBreeze Workout Fan that keeps you cool when working out. What’s more, it has an integrated tray that allows you to set phones and other valuables inside while running, which helps you focus on your workouts.

Exercise programs

This treadmill is iFit-enabled with an included 1-month membership upon purchase. The iFit exercise community has live and on-demand workouts and also professional trainers in remote locations who can control the treadmill’s incline and resistance during the workouts. The automatic trainer control helps you relax and focus without worrying about losing the stream or slacking off.

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The NordicTrack Exp 7i has a foldable design that helps you save on floor space. It has a SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist that enables you to lift the deck with an easy push.

Weight Capacity

The NordicTrack Exp 7i can hold up to 300 lbs weight capacity. However, the treadmill’s weight limit can be unfavorable for some heavy users.


This treadmill has a 10-year frame warranty, 2-year parts warranty, and 1-year labor warranty.

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What I don’t like

NordicTrack Exp 7i Treadmill Review
  • It Lacks Built-in Programs: The treadmill only includes a 1-year iFit subscription and doesn’t have any built-in workout program.
  • Smaller Screen: At this price range, this machine should have a minimum screen size of 10-inch. A 7-inch HD display has limited function compared to larger screens.

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My Verdict

The NordicTrack Exp 7i is reasonably priced and is a great addition to your home gym. It is specially designed to fit in an average home gym. If you’re looking for a treadmill for walking, running, or interactive programming, the EXP 7i is a great choice.