Although the NordicTrack Commercial 1500 has been streamlined and is very modern and accessible, it still may require the user to brush up on some knowledge when initially learning to operate it. Whether it is the screen or the mechanics, there are some things that will likely be useful to know.
One of the most important things to remember about this machine is that it must be plugged into a very specific power source. It is imperative that it is always plugged into a surge suppressor in order to reduce the risk of damage to the treadmill. Only a single-outlet surge suppressor will do, with a voltage rating of 400 volts or less. In addition, the surge suppressor must be plugged into an outlet that is grounded to reduce risk of electric shock.
The display monitor is one of the aspects of the treadmill that make it most enjoyable to use. It allows you to track all-important statistics, like elapsed time, calories burned, vertical feet that have been climbed, and much more. Pressing the ‘increase’ and ‘decrease’ buttons next to the ‘enter’ key will allow you to scroll through different tabs displaying different information. In any situation, the ‘home’ button returns to the default menu.
Heart Rate Monitoring
Measuring your heart rate throughout the course of the workout can be beneficial. Using the handgrip monitor must be done separately from the chest-strap monitor. If this is the way you choose to monitor, first remove the sheets of plastic from the metal contact strips on the handlebars. Then, stand on the foot rails, hold the pulse bar with palms on the metal contact strips, and remain still for ten seconds. When the machine is finished, it will show the heart rate on the screen.
The NordicTrack Commercial 1500 has a fan that should be utilized to prevent users from overheating during intense workouts. It features several speed settings and an automatic mode that will adjust with the intensity of the workout. Press the ‘manual’ fan button repeatedly until the desired speed is achieved. Press the ‘auto’ button to achieve the auto mode. Pivoting the levers up and downward will change the direction of the fan.
Please reference all user guidance before using your treadmill.