Comparing Horizon Fitness T101-05 and NordicTrack T 6.5 S

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Horizon Fitness T101-05 ranks #27 out of 124. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
Consumer Score
In comparison:
NordicTrack T 6.5 S ranks #3 out of 124. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
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NordicTrack T 6.5 S: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Horizon Fitness T101-05 more than NordicTrack T 6.5 S

As of 8 Aug 2022, experts prefer Horizon Fitness T101-05 over NordicTrack T 6.5 S, but both Treadmills have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Horizon Fitness T101-05 received 2 recommendations: from Forbes (11 Jul 2022) and CNET (19 May 2022). By contrast, NordicTrack T 6.5 S received only 1 recommendation from The Home Gym (16 Dec 2021).

Rank Change Price Treadmill
Forbes
TreadmillReviews.net
SELF
NBC News
Spy
Verywell Fit
Runner's World
CNET
The Home Gym
Treadmill Review Guru
17
- $790
Horizon Fitness T101-05
2
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-
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6
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51
N/A $649
NordicTrack T 6.5 S
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-
-
-
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-
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12
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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 11 Jul 2022 Forbes ranked Horizon Fitness T101-05 as #2
    Rank Treadmill Comment
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    #2 out of 13 Horizon Fitness T101-05
    Best Value Treadmill
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  • On 19 May 2022 CNET ranked Horizon Fitness T101-05 as #6
    Rank Treadmill Comment
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    #6 out of 7 Horizon Fitness T101-05
    Best budget treadmill
    ... ... ...
  • On 16 Dec 2021 The Home Gym ranked NordicTrack T 6.5 S as #12
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    #12 out of 12 NordicTrack T 6.5 S

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 107 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Horizon Fitness T101-05 outranks NordicTrack T 6.5 S. This is not to say that NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a bad option. Like Horizon Fitness T101-05, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like NordicTrack T 6.5 S noticeably more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Horizon Fitness T101-05
NordicTrack T 6.5 S
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Horizon Fitness T101-05.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling treadmill receives a consumer score of 6.9 (good). Both Horizon Fitness T101-05 and NordicTrack T 6.5 S receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Horizon Fitness T101-05
In comparison:
Horizon Fitness T101-05 ranks #27 out of 124. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
NordicTrack T 6.5 S
In comparison:
NordicTrack T 6.5 S ranks #3 out of 124. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
Median best-selling Treadmill
In comparison:
ProForm Performance 400i ranks #63 out of 124.
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6.9
Good





NordicTrack T 6.5 S is more popular than Horizon Fitness T101-05

It's fairly safe to say that NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a more popular treadmill than Horizon Fitness T101-05, based on its 20,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Horizon Fitness T101-05 and NordicTrack T 6.5 S often consider Horizon Fitness T101-05, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Horizon Fitness T101-05 and NordicTrack T 6.5 S
Horizon Fitness T101-05 $790
In comparison:
Horizon Fitness T101-05 ranks #27 out of 124. It is in the top 20%.
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8.1
Great
2 expert recommendations
Xterra Fitness TR300 $750
In comparison:
Xterra Fitness TR300 ranks #7 out of 124. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great
No expert recommendations
ProForm Pro 2000 $1300
In comparison:
ProForm Pro 2000 ranks #71 out of 124.
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6.7
Good
6 expert recommendations
Sunny Health Asuna 8730 $580
In comparison:
Sunny Health Asuna 8730 ranks #19 out of 124. It is in the top 20%.
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8.3
Great
No expert recommendations Cheaper
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Horizon Fitness T101-05 is mentioned by key experts in Aug 2022, while NordicTrack T 6.5 S is not.
Rank Change Price Treadmill
Forbes
TreadmillReviews.net
SELF
NBC News
Spy
Verywell Fit
Runner's World
CNET
The Home Gym
Treadmill Review Guru
1
- $1599
NordicTrack 1750
-
1
6
-
-
1
1
-
9
3
2
- $1300
ProForm Pro 2000
3
-
1
-
2
3
-
4
-
5
3
- $2100
Sole F80
11
2
3
-
14
-
4
5
-
11
4
- $2300
NordicTrack Commercial 2950
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-
7
-
1
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3
3
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [7]

80
Total expert reviews: 7
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 4
Highest score by SmartReview
90
Average score based on 7 reviews
80
Lowest score by Treadmill Doctor
70

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [19]

79
Total expert reviews: 19
  • with a score: 7
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by Fitness Equipment Reviews
99
Average score based on 19 reviews
79
Lowest score by Treadmill Doctor
40

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Horizon Fitness T101-05: Buy | Customer Reviews
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From Seller:
  • BEST-SELLING & MOST-RELIABLE: Horizon's most-awarded treadmill with simple, intuitive controls and durable components. Get started with an exercise routine or train for your next event in the comfort of your home. Easy set-up in 30 minutes.
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From Seller:
  • 30-Day iFIT Membership Included; Stream live & on-demand workouts on your equipment with Global Workouts & Studio Classes; Elite trainers adjust your equipment (15 Dollar value)
  • 10% OneTouch incline control; 10 MPH SMART OneTouch speed control; With iFIT, your trainer auto-adjusts your speed and incline through a smart Bluetooth connection
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0763165411721
UPC Numbers: 763165411721
Model Numbers: HTM1233-01US
EAN Numbers: 0043619995817
UPC Numbers: 043619995817
Model Numbers: NTL17915
Physical Features
Dimensions
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Weight
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203 lbs
 
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Handling and Capacity
Treadmill Type What is the treadmill designed for?
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Electric
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Foldable A major reason that many people do not own home treadmills—apart from cost—is their size. Treadmills take up a lot of space. This can be avoided by choosing a folding treadmill, which folds in half by ... Show more
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Yes
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Belt Size The belt size is an important feature to evaluate based on the height of the user and your planned activities. First, taller individuals have a longer stride, and therefore need a longer belt. Second, ... Show more
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1.8 x 4.6 ft
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Belt Length
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4.6 ft
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Belt Width
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1.8 ft
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Roller Size The rollers are the part of the machine that rotate to propel the belt. In general, bigger rollers are better for a few reasons. First, a wider diameter means the belt is bending less as it rotates ar ... Show more
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1.9 inches
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Continuous Horsepower Treadmill manufacturers will report horsepower in two ways: peak horsepower (sometimes listed as simply “horsepower”) and/or continuous horsepower. Sometimes you get one or the other, sometimes you ge ... Show more
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2.6 CHP
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Peak Horsepower Horsepower (HP) or peak horsepower tells you the maximum horsepower the treadmill can achieve at any time. While this may seem important, it doesn’t tell you anything about how the treadmill will oper ... Show more
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2.6 HP
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Cushioning/Shock Absorption A major benefit to running on a treadmill versus running outside is that it’s typically easier on your body and joints due to the shock absorption. As you run or walk, the treadmill absorbs the impact ... Show more
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Yes
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Weight Capacity All treadmills are rated with a maximum weight capacity to indicate the heaviest person that can use the treadmill. Going over this weight limit, especially for long durations, is not only going to br ... Show more
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300 lbs
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Top Speed (MPH)
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10 MPH
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Top Speed The top speed is the highest number of miles (or kilometers) per hour that the treadmill will go. Most traditional machines support 0 to 10 mph (0 to 16 km/h). For runners and sprinters, you might loo ... Show more
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10
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Incline and Decline

Inclining allows you to raise the front of the treadmill to simulate walking or running uphill. This is done manually or automatically. Usually found on the least expensive machines, manual incline treadmills require you to step off the machine and adjust the positioning of the running platform by hand. While it can be a price saver, there are some drawbacks. First, these adjustments present a safety issue if you do not properly secure the deck. You could fall or crush a limb in the process of adjusting the incline. Second, frequently moving parts will cause quicker wear and tear on the machine. Third, stepping off the machine could cause you to lose motivation or momentum, and you’ll have to get your heart rate back up to get the full benefits of the cardio workout. Still, if you don’t plan on using the incline feature frequently, this won’t be an issue for you and you can get a more budget-friendly model.

Alternatively, you have the option of choosing a motorized (or automatic) incline. With this feature, users press a button on the treadmill’s dashboard to activate the incline motor to move the deck up or down. This is much more convenient as it can be done while you’re still on the machine, and it can be adjusted to the angle you want without much effort.

Whether manual or automatic, treadmills will be rated with a maximum incline and minimum decline. This is reported as a percentage grade—a number that measures the slope of the surface. The higher the percentage, the stronger the angle or slope. Most treadmills will have a maximum incline around 12%. Less common are treadmills that can simulate a decline or walking downhill, which can use muscles that usually don’t get attention in standard cardio workouts. For these machines, there will be a lowest decline number reported as a negative percentage grade.

Type of Incline Do you have to adjust incline manually, or is the incline system automatic?
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Automatic
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Highest Incline The highest percentage grade the treadmill can go.
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10 %
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Lowest Decline The lowest percent grade the treadmill can go.
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0 %
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Heart Rate and Programs
Heart Rate Monitor Treadmills can support heart rate monitoring in several ways. Most commonly there could be metal heart rate monitors on the handlebar in front of you. This works well for walking, when you can hold on ... Show more
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Yes
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Chest Strap Included <p><strong><p dir="ltr"><br></p></strong><p dir="ltr">Another option is remote heart rate monitoring via a chest strap. Not all treadmills that measure heart rate support this feature, but those that ... Show more
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No
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Workout Programs Preprogrammed workouts on treadmills guide you through an activity focused on a certain goal or type of workout. This can range from hill training, where the treadmill automatically adjusts the inclin ... Show more
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20
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Progress Tracking In order to keep a log of your workouts and stats, such as time, distance travelled, calories burned, etc., you may want a treadmill that does this for you automatically. Some machines come with autom ... Show more
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Yes
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Display
Treadmill displays offer a wide range of features that vary greatly from one machine to another. The display can be as simple as analog LED lights that show time and distance travelled or as complex as a fully functioning TV screen with cable network connectivity. Displays vary in size and type, with higher end machines displaying more stats (time, distance, incline, speed, heart rate, workout program status, etc.) and offering more advanced features (such as a virtual tour that simulates running through real-life environments). There are positives and negatives to this level of complexity. On the plus side, sophisticated displays allow you to easily monitor and adjust your workout based on the information. They may also provide a distraction from the lull of running or walking. At the same time, this kind of distraction can be harmful to your workout because it may cause you to fall or injure yourself or be overly conscious of the clock and distance.


Advanced display screens or TV screens could have the added benefit of linking with your smartphone, so you can watch video content on the display as you run. The suite of features will be dependent on your needs, but know that you’ll pay significantly more for complex displays and TV screens - and most budget models come with a shelf for a tablet or an e-reader anyway.

Display Screen Does the treadmill console have a screen?
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Yes
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Display Size
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5 inches
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Type of Display
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LED
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Touch Screen Is the display touch screen?
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No
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Metrics Displayed What metrics are displayed on the treadmill console/screen?
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  • Speed
  • Time
  • Distance
  • Calories
  • Heart rate
  • Incline
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Dashboard
The treadmill’s dashboard can have a number of useful features. A device shelf allows you to place your smartphone or tablet on the dashboard, so you can use your device—safely—while you work out. Yes, that means watching Netflix or reading an ebook! 


Similar to the device shelf is the water bottle holder. It may seem insignificant, but believe it or not, the placement of the water bottle holder can have a huge impact on your workout. You want your water bottle to be within easy reaching distance, so you don’t have to stop your entire workout to grab a drink.


Finally, some treadmills come with a built-in fan on the dashboard, which is great for some added comfort while you exercise.

Device Shelf For holding your smartphone, tablet, or other media device.
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Yes
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Fan Does the treadmill console include a fan?
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No
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Water Bottle Holder
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Yes
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Console Extras
Console Speakers Some treadmills have speakers built into the dashboard. Through Bluetooth or a basic auxiliary cable, you can connect your phone or media device to the treadmill to play music, listen to podcasts, or ... Show more
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Dual 2 inch
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Auxiliary Port

An auxiliary port or headphone jack lets you connect your smartphone or media player directly to the treadmill to listen through its speakers.

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Yes
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Software Features
Sync with Third Party Apps Can you sync workout data with third part apps, such as MyFitnessPal and FitBit?
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Yes
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Compatible Apps Which apps can be used on or with the treadmill?
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iFit
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iFit Compatible iFit is a comprehensive mobile app and online service that supports treadmill workouts. You can download workout programs, track stats and progress towards your goals, and even draw Google Maps routes ... Show more
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Yes
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Warranty



Treadmills separate their warranties into three sections: Parts, Labor and Motor.

Parts warranties range from 90 days to 5 years to lifetime warranties. For light use, 90 days to 1 year might be an acceptable parts warranty, though you should not expect that machine to be very durable. You may also come across frame warranties, for which the standard is a lifetime warranty. Cheaper models might have 10- or 20-year warranties, but depending on how long you plan to use or keep the machine, that may suffice.

Labor warranties range from 90 days to 3 years. For light or moderate use, choose a treadmill with at least 1-year labor warranty. If you plan to use the machine long and often, it’d be best to find a labor warranty of 2-3 years.

Finally, motor warranties are often listed separately from parts and labor. One can easily tell the quality of the motor based on the duration of the warranty. A 90-day motor warranty would indicate the motor is likely cheaply made and not very reliable. A warranty of 10+ years would suggest a much higher quality motor.

Motor Warranty
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25
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Parts Warranty
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1
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Labor Warranty
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1
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Horizon Fitness T101-05 is a very popular option in the middle of the treadmills price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling treadmills and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Pro-Form City L6 or Sunny Health SF-T7874 .

Horizon Fitness T101-05 is $19.98 more expensive than an average treadmill ($769.99).

NordicTrack T 6.5 S is a top selling option in the middle of the treadmills price range. It's a #1 bestseller in treadmills category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Ksports LJJ1001 or Exerpeutic TF2000 .

NordicTrack T 6.5 S is $120.99 cheaper than the average treadmill ($769.99).

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