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The Nordic Track EXP2000 Vs. ESP1000 Treadmill

author image Jolie Johnson
Based in Austin, Texas, Jolie Johnson has been in the fitness industry for over 12 years and has been writing fitness-related articles since 2008 for various websites. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English and philosophy from the University of Illinois.

The NordicTrack EXP1000 and the EXP2000 treadmill models were produced around the same time. The treadmills look similar; it is difficult to distinguish the two models by looks alone. Both treadmills have the same speed and incline options. The biggest differences lie in the console features and program options.


The EXP1000 and the EXP2000 have similar designs. They both feature cushioned walking decks that are 20 inches wide by 55 inches long. Both are fold-away models. Lift the walking deck to secure the machine in an upright position and roll it on wheels to a storage area. The EXP2000 treadmill has a slightly more powerful 1.75-CHP motor. The EXP1000 has a 1.5-CHP motor. The EXP1000 has a user weight capacity of 250 lbs.; the EXP2000 has a user weight capacity of 275 lbs.


These two treadmills have the same basic features. They both support speeds from 0 to 10 mph. The console has 10 quick-set speed buttons. Select your desired speed with one press of a button. The incline ramp is adjustable up to a 10-percent grade. The handles feature pulse sensors for you to measure your rate. Both models are compatible with a chest pulse sensor that you have to purchase separately.

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The type and number of program options are what distinguish these two treadmill models from each other the most. The EXP2000 offers more program options than the EXP1000. You can select from three preset programs or two custom-made programs on the EXP1000 treadmill. The three preset workout options are the Mountain Trail, Gorge Trail or Canyon Run. The treadmill will automatically adjust the speed and incline settings of the workout for you. The EXP2000 offers five preset programs and two custom-made programs. In addition to the three preset workouts available on the EXP1000, you can also select from a Power Hike or a Trail run. The EXP2000 also offers a pulse-driven program. You must have the optional chest pulse sensor to use this program. The treadmill will adjust the speed and incline settings to keep your heart rate near a target level.


Both treadmill models offer iFit technology. Connect the machine to your CD player or computer to access additional workouts. You can purchase iFit CDs separately. A virtual personal trainer will guide you through the workout and the treadmill will adjust the incline and speed for you. If you connect the treadmill to your computer, you can download more workouts from the iFit.com website.


The EXP1000 and EXP2000 were manufactured around the year 2000. The EXP2000 was priced higher than its lower-end counterpart. The EXP1000 retailed for about $800, the EXP2000 retailed for about $1200. As of December 2010, you cannot purchase either model as a new product. They are only available as used machines.

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