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This is the sickest TV you've ever seen in a treadmill

iFit's upcoming NordicTrack Escape Treadmill incorporates a 60-inch curved 4K OLED TV to enhance the illusion that you're running in exotic locations.

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The iFit NordicTrack Escape Treadmill is scheduled to ship this fall.

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Well, someone has finally found a good use for a 60-inch curved OLED TV.

Behind closed doors at CES in Las Vegas, iFit was showing off a prototype of its upcoming NordicTrack Escape Treadmill, which incorporates a giant 4K OLED TV turned vertically on its side. It also has a lot of other fancy technology built into it, including the ability to follow Google Street View images on the screen -- the treadmill not only tilts up and down but side-to-side to mimic the actual terrain of your chosen destination.

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As for watching more standard programming, fear not, you can do that, too. The Escape is Web-enabled so you can stream whatever you want to it over Wi-Fi. Oh, and it will offer personalized workout suggestions, track your workouts, and connect to iFit's growing line of wearables.

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If you're wondering what kind of OLED TV is in the NordicTrack Escape Treadmill, the prototype I saw was using a Samsung OLED, but no model has been confirmed yet for the final unit.

Needless to say, the Escape will be expensive, somewhere in the $8,000-$10,000 range, depending on how prices for OLED TVs go. (That converts to around £5,470 to £6,840 in the UK and AU$11,360 to AU$14,200 in Australia.) It's scheduled to ship this fall.

Check out the rest of CNET's CES 2016 coverage here.

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Runner's POV of the Escape.

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