Wondering which is the best choice for your home gym?
Both treadmills are higher-end commercial grade models with something you don’t usually find on a home treadmill – a built-in TV above the console
The TVs are the same on both models – 15 inch HD, cable-ready TVs.
But there are a few other key differences between these two treadmills you should know.
With that in mind, here are some of the main differences between the Nordictrack Elite 4000 and the Nordictrack Elite 5000 treadmills to help you choose the best fit for you:
Nordictrack Elite 4000 vs 5000 Treadmill – Price
The Nordictrack Elite 4000 treadmill comes in at a more affordable price – around £1999 with Free Shipping here.
The Nordictrack Elite 5000 treadmill is the luxury model of the two with a few more upgrades and features for you. It comes in around £2999 with Free Shipping here.
So what do you get on the Elite 5000 treadmill – and is it worth the extra money? Let’s find out!
Nordictrack 4000 vs 5000 Treadmill – Console
While both consoles do have the separately attached 15 inch HD TVs, there are still some differences between them you should know.
The Nordictrack Elite 4000 treadmill comes with a full-color, touch-screen web browser in the console, which is very cool:
The Nordictrack Elite 5000 treadmill also comes with the built-in Android web browser in the console as you can see below – but it’s larger at 10 inches across (vs 7 inches on the Elite 4000 Treadmill):
So you get a larger screen console on the Nordictrack Elite 5000 treadmill – which makes it easier to see your workouts stats or watch YouTube videos, read your emails and more.
Also, the console on the Elite 5000 is a bit sleeker and better designed.
For example, you may notice that the fans are on the sides with the speakers more center on the Elite 5000 treadmill. Whereas the Elite 4000 treadmill console has the fans out front and center with the speakers on the side.
This is an older set up and not as impactful (better to have the fans on either side for more optimal cooling).
Nordictrack Elite 4000 vs 5000 – Motor Power
The motor is the heart of your treadmill. While both treadmills comes with well-built, strong motors, the Nordictrack Elite 5000 has the edge here.
It gives you a whopping 5.0 continuous duty horsepower. This is pretty much the largest, most powerful motor that Nordictrack makes. It will stand up to the toughest, longest use of any Nordictrack treadmill.
The Nordictrack Elite 4000 treadmill is no slouch either however. It gives you a 4.0 HP motor – which is again excellent.
Nordictrack Elite 4000 vs 5000 Treadmill – Speed
You get a slightly higher speed limit on the Elite 5000 treadmill – 24 km/hour vs 22 km/hour. This may not matter to occasional walkers. But if you’re a runner and really want to push you limits, it is a major benefit.
Nordictrack Elite 4000 vs 5000 – Speedring
The Elite 5000 treadmill also comes with something completely different that you don’t get on any other Nordictrack treadmill (including the Elite 4000) – a speedring.
This sounds a little futuristic and trendy – but it’s actually pretty cool.
You can wear this ring on your finger as you run and make quick speed changes on the fly without having to reach up to the console to do it. Runners who don’t want to throw off their stride in the middle of a sprint will love this option.
The ring uses Bluetooth wireless technology and you can make speed changes in 0.1 km/h increments.
Both treadmills look very similar with the same-size TVs and full color consoles – so it can be hard to tell the differences between them.
However there are some key differences.
The Elite 5000 gives you a much larger console screen (with web browser) which can make surfing the net as you walk or run, much more enjoyable.
It also gives you a stronger motor power, higher speed limits and even a speedring to make changes on the fly.
On the other hand the Elite 4000 treadmill is more affordable and still packs a lot of value into the price as well.
So it really comes down to what you want and what’s most important to you at the end of the day.
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