Nordictrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review (2022)

Nordictrack T 6.5 S treadmill review: When it comes to treadmills, there’s a lot to choose from. You need to decide which features are crucial to you. Are you looking for durability and comfort or advanced technology? The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a great introductory and budget-friendly treadmill if you’re just looking to walk or run.

With a compact, folding frame and several workout options, the T 6.5 S is a good bet for people operating on a budget and who want to invest in a treadmill. However, with so many budget treadmills on the market today, how can you tell if the NordicTrack T 6.5 S will suit your home gym? This review takes you on a comprehensive tour of everything this machine has to offer.

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About the Nordictrack T 6.5 S Treadmill

Although the NordicTrack T 6.5 S is one of the most budget-friendly machines, it comes with impressive features. This treadmill is an update of the previous model, and it seems NordicTrack has upgraded the treadmill at a very modest price increase.

The T 6.5 S folding treadmill comes with a patented SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist technology, has a commercial-grade 2.6 continuous duty motor, and can hold up to 300 lbs. The 20″x55″ running belt has FlexSelect Cushioning to suit your running preferences. This feature allows you to replicate on-road running or has sufficient cushioning on the running deck to minimize the impact on your joints as you work out.

However, you’ll notice that the treadmill makes some level of noise when the tread belt slows down. This isn’t a treadmill you should choose for heavy marathon training.

Although most basic specs remained unchanged post-upgrade, this model included the incline and speed on T 6.5 S can be controlled by live instructors, thanks to the interactive coaching system and free 1-year iFit membership.

Unlike the previous model, this treadmill has an HD touchscreen display allowing you to view the training programs and landscapes you prefer to use. Additionally, individuals can incorporate their gadgets into the workout. Overall, the NordicTrack T 6.5 S is an affordable treadmill with pretty respectable specifications.

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Specs at glance

Motor:2.6 HP
Running Area:20”x55”
Top Speed:10 MPH
Weight Capacity:300 lbs
Weight:203 lbs
Dimensions:54” H x 36” W x 73.5” L
Built-in programs20
Warranty:10-year frame warranty,
2-year parts warranty, and
1-year labor warranty

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What I Like:


The NordicTrack T 6.5 S resembles a standard treadmill when it comes to design. It doesn’t have anything that really makes it stand out, looks-wise, but it comes with a high-end feel. The console and belt are black, while the attached handles are brushed gray. This treadmill has bright orange accents in the NordicTrack logo and under the belt to give the machine a little pop of color against the dark design.

The T 6.5 S has an extremely sturdy frame ideal for walking or running at full speed. It is equipped with a FlexSelect 22”x55” tread belt that you can toggle between firm and cushioning.


The NordicTrack T 6.5 S has a backlit LCD screen that is clear and easy to read. The screen shows duration, distance, incline, calories, and speed. It has QuickControl buttons and an MP3 input jack to plug your phone into the built-in speakers. It comes with two built-in speakers and auxiliary audio input.

Ease of Use

This NordicTrack treadmill is very easy to use and comes with one-touch speed/incline settings that come in handy for interval training. You just need to hit the button and instantly set your speed or incline settings instead of doing it manually. It also has a tablet holder that allows you to use your tablet during workouts.


In terms of performance, this treadmill does everything you need in a treadmill. You can easily adjust the belt speed and incline with a simple button press. Even when running at high speeds, the frame remains strong and doesn’t shake or wobble.

Exercise programs

The T 6.5 S comes with 20 onboard workout programs that provide many preset options for hills, intervals, fat burn, calorie burn, etc. This model also includes a free 1-year iFit membership that offers several training options.


This treadmill folds easily to save space when not in use. It has a patented SpaceSaver design with EasyLift Assist to help you fold it in a few seconds.


Although this treadmill is one of the most affordable treadmills, it doesn’t feel cheap or a weak option.


The NordicTrack T 6.5 S comes with a 10-year frame warranty, 2 years parts, 1-year labor. This is a pretty solid warranty for this machine.


Nordictrack T 6.5 S Treadmill Review

What I don’t like

  • Speed and Incline: This treadmill has 10 mph and 10% incline that are a bit shabby. This incline and speed aren’t sufficient for those who want to do interval training or run.

My Verdict

The NordicTrack T 6.5 S is better suited for jogging and walking than serious running. This treadmill has impressive features like a folding deck, adjustable cushioning system, and durable frame that help you achieve your fitness goals in no time.