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NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill Review

Just avoid. Couldn't find anything positive that worth stating.

Made by Icon Health and Fitness. Uses low end components embedded in cheap metal frames and wrapped with a lot of plastic. These treadmills are targeted to consumers looking for an attractive plastic wrapped treadmill. Consider it treadmill infused with Botox.


The NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill is available exclusively through Sears under the ICON brand. This treadmill is offered in the affordable “under $1,000” category. Its main feature people buy it for is the ability to fold for easy storage under the bed. This is one of the only areas in which this treadmill exceeds expectations. In comparison to all of the other available models, this treadmill has been found to be just as lacking as the NordicTrack T7.0 folding treadmill.

The NordicTrack T7 Canada model and the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill are both shadows of what the NordicTrack name used to mean in terms of quality. Once the ICON brand took over the brand, the quality and craftsmanship of the treadmills has gone downhill severely. This NordicTrack T7 Sears model is no exception.

We searched far and wide for Nordic T8 and Nordic T7 reviews to find even the Pros that are listed below. While the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill still has a following of dedicated users, it seems that there is a lot more than can be provided to make this foldable treadmill better.

The wide footprint does offer a stable workout surface for both running and walking on the treadmill. Just be careful how you step because the machine can still rock from side to side if you are moving too much from side to side. Additionally, do not put too much weight on the handles of the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill because you might accidentally fold the treadmill while you are trying to use it. This will create an unfortunate accident you do not want to encounter.

Pros Of The NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill

  • Folds Quickly
  • Great Belt for Long or Short Strides
  • One Touch Incline Control
  • Built-In Fan

Cons Of The NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill

  • Low Power
  • Poor Service
  • Unreliable
  • Bad Warranty


What We Think

Instead of wasting your time with the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill, you should purchase the AFG 3.1 Treadmill. This is manufactured by Johnson Fitness, a respected name in treadmills that still makes their own treadmills. The solidity of the AFG 3.1 far exceeds that of the NordicTrack T8.0. This allows you to run fast or slow without having to worry as much about footing because you will not have to worry about the treadmill collapsing.

Just at a glance, you will notice that there are more features offered in the AFG 3.1 treadmill than you can find with the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill. This provides you with more options when you are exercising which is a definite bonus when looking for reasons to work out – there are many excuses not to go walking or running in Toronto, Canada. The cushioned belt helps to reduce fatigue while the stable handles offers you respite from tired legs.

The warranty on the AFG 3.1 Treadmill is far superior to that of the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill. Not only does the warranty last longer, but it also covers more of the parts on your treadmill. This comes in handy when you are in need of repairs and not willing to spend as much as you paid for the original treadmill to have it fixed. Just contact the manufacturer and they will help you to get the repairs you need as long as it is covered.

The belt itself is wider to offer a more stable footing even for long strides. Running, jogging or walking are all acceptable when working out on the AFG 3.1 Treadmill. You will be able to choose more varied workouts or even go through a workout routine that includes various inclines and various speeds. It is the closest thing you can come to running outside without having to brave the Canadian winters.

The integrated incline controls on the AFG 3.1 Treadmill offers you the ability to change incline elevation on the fly while the speed controls can be monitored closely for easier workout regulations. Digital interface assures accuracy in your calorie count as well as the ability to keep track of every step you are taking on the treadmill. This is something you will not be able to find when you are using the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill.

Overall, the total value of the AFG 3.1AT makes it a superior purchase over that of the NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill. Everything from the warranty to the stability of the treadmill itself makes this a great purchase for working out at home. It is suitable for use in home gyms as well as professional gyms with its range of controls and personalization features. The relatively low cost of the treadmill also helps to make this a better purchase overall.

Keep the AFG 3.1AT in mind the next time you are in search of a great treadmill you can use for years to come. You will discover that this treadmill will actually make you want to work out rather than making excuses to get out of burning some calories.

NordicTrack T8.0 Treadmill – Key Specs:

Frame Type: Standard
Drive Motor: 3.0 CHP
Speed Range: 0 – 12 mph
Incline Range: 0 – 12%
Running Area: 20×58
User Capacity: 350lbs
Warranty – Frame: Lifetime
Warranty – Motor: Lifetime
Warranty – Labor: 1 Years
Warranty – Parts: 2 Years



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