NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill

Even as an older model, NordicTrack still offers a lifetime frame and motor warranty on this solidly built treadmill.

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The NordicTrack C 990 is one of NordicTrack’s older model of treadmills, that you can usually get a good deal on. It is super affordable when compared to other treadmills on the market, but this does not mean NordicTrack slacked off on quality. The C 990 still offers the same features that can be found in the more expensive treadmill series:

  • iFIT Coach program
  • Touchscreen monitor
  • Heart rate monitor chest strap

And there are many more features that are available that can all be priced under a $1000. Overall, the NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill is another quality treadmill this company has to offer.

A Light Exercise

This treadmill is made generally for individuals who primarily want a treadmill to walk or jog on. This treadmill is not properly suited for high speed running, as injury could occur. The treads are layered over a cushioned deck that mimics the resistance you will find when running on normal ground, or change it to a flexible surface through the FlexSelect option.

The C 990 has a max user weight of 300 lb., as the frame is built with strong, durable materials. This is an ideal machine for users who want to start working out in the comfort of their own home. Some individuals have reported that running on this treadmill for long periods of time (half an hour for example) can start to become very uncomfortable. The treadmill might not provide enough cushion, especially for people who have already suffered an injury. On the brighter side, this treadmill can condition you to run on level ground again, so you can be ready for the next marathon. For most users, they are comfortable just walking and jogging on this treadmill.

The Best Bang for your Buck

If you are looking for a treadmill that won’t break the bank, consider checking out the NordicTrack C 990. Firstly, it is built with top quality materials and can compete very well with other treadmills in its price range. If you decide to not continue with the iFIT Coach membership, there are still many workout programs installed on the treadmill for you to challenge yourself with. The touchscreen is even able to connect to your wi-fi, so if you want to browse your favorite sites, you have the power to do so.

Looking at the specs of this great treadmill, you will see that it offers a lot. It has a standard motor that allows it to reach a max speed of 12 MPH. The noise output is fairly standard, and it has an incline range of 0-12%. Like other NordicTrack treadmills, this one is able to be folded due to its compact size.

The C 990 treadmill has pretty decent gripping threads, so slipping while jogging on here will not happen when used properly. The treadmill is lightweight and is easy to move around, and does not leave a large footprint, so pick any corner of your room to make a home for it.

Treadmill Features

The C990 is equipped with Workout Apps that provide a decent amount of entertainment for the user. There are 32 different programs, including thousands more when you sign up with iFIT. You select the type of workout you want to begin from the start screen.

The Heart Rate program allows you to create a program to train your heart that will consider your abilities. If you are looking to burn some calories, the treadmill offers a few options in this category. High intensity interval training workouts are a popular venture with many workout machines, and this treadmill is no exception. Or you can work with incline programs that mimic walking or jogging up a hill of your choice. Lastly, you can test your speed through the other programs offered, and they have levels from beginner to advanced.

The touchscreen is a bit on the smaller side, sizing up to a mere 7″, like a standard tablet. It is super responsive to touches and is easy to navigate. The C 990 treadmill also comes paired with powerful speakers, so if you want to grind away while listening to music or a podcast, go right ahead. Just plug your device to the treadmill with the audio jack provided.

Working out will make anyone work up a good sweat, but fortunately, this treadmill comes with one fan. The fan can be set to different two top speeds, and you will feel cool while going for a light jog.

The C 990 is built very well, but if there are any problems, the treadmill does come with a lifetime frame and motor warranty. The electronics and parts only come with a 3-year warranty. The NordicTrack C 990 Treadmill is a great option if you are looking for a home gym equipment that can give you a good workout at an affordable price. From the many programs offered, you too can lead a healthier and brighter life.


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