How to Bypass iFit on a NordicTrack Treadmill

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

You get a limited time free iFit subscription when you purchase a NordicTrack treadmill. If you don’t want to activate it, you can use your NordicTrack as a manual treadmill for workouts instead. GadgetsWright will show you how to do this.

iFit is a platform that helps you with workouts, but it’s also expensive. That’s why you might not want to pay for it after your free one month trial. If you do, the company will charge your credit card.

Nordictrack and ProForm treadmills have a smart console attached to their screen. This is an Android tablet, and it can run any of the usual apps. However, ICON Fitness – which makes NordicTrack and ProForm – doesn’t want you to watch anything other than their iFit workout videos. They do this by locking the console.

If you’re on a treadmill, you can find the iFit button on the display screen. It should be a blue button with an iFit logo on it. Press it firmly and hold it down for 10-20 seconds. Keep pressing down until you hear a second beep. Once the device has been reset, it should now display your important stats on the screen.

This should only take a few minutes to complete, and you’ll be able to use your nordictrack treadmill without iFit. However, you’ll lose some of its features such as the ability to track your workouts. Thankfully, you can always buy another treadmill with iFit, if that’s what you prefer.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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