NordicTrack C-990 Treadmill Review

About NordicTrack C-990

NordicTrack C-990 is the top contender in the NordicTrack C series treadmills. C-990 carries most of the top grade facilities. It has a full 60 inches long track that attracts running enthusiasts and gives a spacious moving area for people of all shapes and sizes. The buyers gain access to a variety of workout plans. The C-990 has many pre-installed workout programs that focus of different sets of body muscles and fitness target. You have professional trainers at your fingers tips with the iFit application. iFit has hundreds of workout available to the user after a subscription. You can bring the world in your room with the Google Maps program. C-990 lets you navigate through the controls with a 7 inch web-enabled color touchscreen. You can surf the web using the console or attach a tablet to the holder and enjoy internet access while running an a cushioned platform that can speed up to 12 mph and incline up to 12% on your command. C-990 has quick and responsive one touch controls, a sound system and a deck with comfortable cushioning.

Quick Review

The C-990 is for those users who want the best of both worlds by having the option to choose between extreme workouts and light hearted exercises. NordicTrack C-990 treadmill has a lot of athletic and entertainment potential intact. This model facilitates you with all your entertainment and exercising needs. This treadmill builds up your stamina, your lung capacity, improve your cardio health, shapes up your muscles, helps you stay a fervent exerciserbyreinforces your concentration skills. NordicTrack is a treadmill producer that aims to keep their products convenient and easily operable for users to the highest extent by installing up to the minute facilities in them. The C-990 brings you features that were previously solely available in high end treadmills. These features helps the user become more knowledgeable about underlying potential and benefits of a treadmills

The NordicTrack C-990 lets you start your workout easily with a single touch every day. The exercise that this treadmill offers is sufficient and comfortable. With this treadmill you full autonomy over your environment making it easier for you to control it and stay motivated in your own house avoiding negative outdoor impacts like privacy invasion, bad weather, pollution and safety of your own self.

Workout Variety

Nordic C-990 gives you 4 exclusive workout options like, walking, jogging, running and hill climbing. Beginners can avail this opportunity by starting a gradually proceeding workout plan. On this treadmill you can choose to walk on low speeds. Walking on the treadmill will promote joint flexibility, making the user more agile and allowing them to improve their exercises in the future, like jogging and running, easily. With FlexSelect cushioning on the machine the exerciser doesn’t have to worry about putting stress on their joints. The C-990 has an extensive line up of 32 pre-installed workouts. These workouts can help users focus on training specific muscles, improve your speed, endurance, burning fat, calorie burning, losing weight, etc.

With the pre-installed workout plans, the customers can go online with the iFit application and download a variety of exercises, designed by the finest professional, from the overflowing list of workouts. Creating a customized workout plan that suits them best is also an option available to users subscribed to the iFit application. The application tracks the progress made, performance statistics and even gives users permission to compete in online races against their friends. Using the Google Maps program in the iFit application users can choose any landscape from the entire world, providing users with a virtually inspirted real life experience.


The C-990 comes with a potent 3.0 Continuous Horsepower commercial grade motor giving users the option to run long distances on varying speeds and incline levels. This motor is capable of keeping up with any workout program you choose. It is also designed to be silent during operation so the buyer can work out in a serene environment. NordicTrack complimented the motor with a lifetime warranty. The machine has a top speed of 12 mph (19 km/h) making it an option to consider for runners when buying a treadmill. It also has a 15% incline limit. This feature is known to boost the calorie burning process and toning up different muscle groups in the body. Users can change speed and incline levels and set them according to a desired preference manually. Although, when working with a workout program, the speed and inclination changes automatically.

C-990 has a 60 inch long and 20 inch wide track. The full length provides ample space for customers to run, even if they are tall heighted. It has a 2.9 inch roller, with aircraft-spec bearings giving the roller a robust personality. The roller helps in maintaining a smooth and quiet performance. The deck is equipped with a high quality tread belt that administers a dainty grip, making the machine durable and reliable. FlexSelect cushioning on the track act as shock absorbers and provide excellent joint comfort while exercising. The cushioning can also be switched off if users want a more firm surface to run on, mimicking an outdoor experience. The treadmill has SpaceSaver technology installed. So, despite the treadmill having a large footprint the user can still save room because this feature restricts the machine from securing too much space. The treadmill can easily fold the deck up in a telescopic vertical position.

The 7 inch backlit LED console is possibly the most attractive feature of this machine. It displays speed, time, distance covered, calories burnt and heartrate. It also has a quarter mile digital race track to help users keep track of progress. This is an especially attractive feature on this machine. It gives a fine finished look to the treadmill’s console.

Heartrate sensors on the handle bars help users keep track of your heartrate and stay within your target heartrate limits. C-990 is also compatible with a wireless heartrate monitor that is connected via Bluetooth, making the workout efficient.

A tablet holder is also included where you can place your tablet and enjoy the luxuries of social media, news and online videos while working out or you can use outsider applications to aid you during your exercise.This makes the process of working out more enjoyable for users.

The C-990 has an InterMix Acoustics sound system installed.  It has 3 inch speakers with iPod compatibility, so users can adjust the atmosphere with their choice of music AutoBreezeis an additional facility with the machine. AutoBreeze is a cooling fan which helps with climate control. It automatically adjusts its speed according the intensity of the workout. The weight capacity is 325 pounds making the machine very sturdy and durable.



C-990 still isn’t the most perfect treadmill in the market by NordicTrack. It has some downsides that may cause customers to be reluctant when purchasing a treadmill. Even though, the treadmill is compatible with a wireless heartrate monitor, making it convenient for users, customers have to buy the wireless device separately as it is not shipped with the treadmill.  On the other hand, NordicTrack’s warranty plan on parts (3 years) and labor (1 year) is too short which further stresses the customer for possible extra expenditure in the future.

Final Pitch

Taking the drawbacks of C-990’s purchase into account, it can still be confidently said that this machine is an all-rounder when it comes to working out. It has great training features such as the iFit application, 32 pre-installed workout programs, durable and spacious track, high top speed and incline levels, etc. All these features combined provide customers a very convenient workout. The C-990 is an exceptional in-house exercising machine equipped an abundance of resources. This incorporates a large customer base for this treadmill.

Motor:3.0 HP
Incline:0 - 5%
Running Area:20" x 60"
Top Speed:12 MPH
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:78.3" L x 35.75" W x 56.4" H
Built-in Programs:32

NordicTrack C-990 Treadmill Review






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            • 3.0 Horsepower motor
            • Adjustable FlexSelect Cushioning
            • Easy single touch control maneuvers
            • Foldable frame
            • Speakers and ipod post


            • Short warranty on parts ( 3 year ) and labor ( 1 year )
            • wireless Heart Rate Monitor ( Chest Strap not Included when buying machine )
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