NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Review
X22i Incline Trainer Review
Overall Score 9.8
The NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer is a calorie burning machine, a perfect fitness experience, and incline trainer treadmill. With its wide 22-inch Smart HD touchscreen you have access to follow streamed iFit coach trainer led classes, specifically designed for the X22i. This machine has an incredible incline range from a negative -6° to 40° for really challenging workouts and can burn up to five times the calories in the same amount of time without excessive joint stress and strain.
The x22i delivers an solid workout as you run or walk on an incline but still burn significant calories. The heavy duty 4.25 hp motor easily handles multiple users running with a top speed of 12 mph for more intense training.
With iFit Coach included your incline trainer is transformed into your personalized fitness coach with engaging, new workouts, regularly delivered and displayed on its wide HD touchscreen to provide an immersive workout experience. View breathtaking landscapes around the world while you work-out or draw your own Google Maps™ route allowing you to visualize the street view as you train. The X22i syncs to your route’s terrain with automatic inclines and declines to further enhance your session or alternatively you can make your own the adjustments if you prefer. Checkout the short video below.
Watch iFit Coach with the X22i in action
WHAT WE LOVE
Live Classes • 22” Smart HD touchscreen • 40° Incline Training
A Real Calorie Burner. You can add strength-building by walking or running inclines. The Commercial X22i incline trainer has up to a 40° incline that will help you burn more calories. The more you raise the incline, the more the session is focused on strength building not just a cardio work out. The negative -6° decline will strengthen the muscles and joints that are not used when you’re running or walking on flat or incline options. - View X22i video clip illustrating this below.
With iFit Coach integration you never have to touch your machine's controls. Your trainer can auto-adjust every setting to match your personalized workout or studio class bringing the excitement and motivation of a personal coach to you at home. Studio classes are specifically designed and available for the X22i. Feedback we have been given by X22i incline trainer buyers has been overwhelmingly positive.
This machine is solidly built with WhisperQuiet™ noise reduction for the deck.
The HD Touch Screen is very responsive with a smooth display action and surprisingly quick. This makes selecting classes or training videos easy.
Additionally you can purchase an iFit Vue wearable to track your steps, activity, sleep and calories.
WHAT TO KNOW
You can target a specific heart rate zone using the built-in sensor grips or the included iFit® Bluetooth® wireless chest strap.
We recommend ordering the two speed-weight adjustable dumbbells that can be easily switched from 2.5 lbs. to 12.5 lbs. ($199) The X22i iFit classes incorporate dumbbell workouts into your routine, both on and off the machine. iFit Coach studio classes also have dedicated sessions for just using the weights and for cross-fit training.
The deck is 22″ x 60″ extra wide for a spacious feel. The 60” length accommodates short to long strides. Plus there is Reflex™ cushioning on the deck to comfort your knees and back.
The X22i comes with a 4.25 HP Motor. It will easily handle intense daily workouts for multiple people using this machine. Designed to run longer and stronger, the 4.25 HP Commercial Pro Motor is self-cooling and has reduced vibration.
Top speed is 12 mph and the machine is rated safe for user weights up to 300 pounds.
The x22i goes from a negative -6% decline all the way up to a 40% incline. The decline feature lets you better simulate both up and down hills while you work out on virtual courses ─ Plus, the decline helps you target additional muscles in your lower body. Quick speed or incline changes made easy with one touch of a button.
The iFit Coach app provides access to over 800 cross-fit workouts to pick from so you won't get bored.
Selection is easy using the x22i touch screen or alternatively stream to your smart phone or tablet.
Two AutoBreeze fans are integrated into the console. These fans can adjust their output according to your workout intensity or you can manually adjust fan speed.
This machine is well built and as previously mentioned has WhisperQuiet™ noise reduction for the deck.
The X22i has a Lifetime Warranty on the frame, on the motor and deck, six years parts & electronics, and three years labor.
Footprint: 70.2" L x 39.6" W x 71.6" H.
GOOD TO KNOW
You get personal training with iFit Coach. Easily make speed and incline changes with a touch of a button. The live on-demand video workouts can automatically adjust the inclines and declines throughout the session.
The X22i provides two options for pulse monitoring. It has grip sensors on the handlebars and arrives with a Bluetooth® chest strap for wireless monitoring.
iFit is Included
The iFit Coach subscription for the first year is included with your purchase and adds a whole new dimension to your fitness program. Read our iFit Review here and why you need it.
You can purchase in-home assembly for $249. This is handled by in-house technicians (no third parties) and includes delivery in the room of choice, assembly of the machine, and making sure the machine is 100% functional. If you want to assemble the X22i yourself, (estimated time 30-60 minutes) The monitor maybe a little heavy for you to hold in place while you secure it, so you may want to have a friend on standby to assist.
Shipping is Free.
POINTS OF DESTINCTION
The X22i takes you through fast, high-powered cardio workouts while adding 40% to -6% degrees of incline/decline so you build strength at the same time. Better results in shorter time. You burn up to 5 times the calories with incline training.
A wide 22" LED display displays X22i specific classes led by pro iFit trainers as well as tons of cross-fit workouts to select from in the comfort of home with your iFit Coach subscription.
This machine is built sturdy and has WhisperQuiet™ noise reduction for the deck. Useful if you workout early or late at night.
The Auto-breeze fans adjust based on workout intensity. User feedback surprised us as to how popular this option extra is.
WHO SHOULD BUY THE X22i INCLINE TRAINER
People looking for low-impact intense workouts
Those who want to work out on their own schedule but want some professional coaching, motivation and variation to their workouts.
Folks who want to really want shred pounds (aka, loose weight/shape-up)
People who want to add cross fit training into their workout routine
The price of the Commercial X22i is competitively priced.
X22i $2,999 Regularly $3,999
iFit Coach 1st year subscription included
Shipping FREE to door
Room delivery and Assembly $249
Extended warranty available
SO IN THE END ── Final thoughts
─ Want to get fit and build strength with Low Impact?
the Nordictrack X22i is hands-down a great treadmill option.
This machine combines strength building with the adjustable weights and the 40° incline or -6° decline to simulate walking downhill ─ Awesome for a treadmill.
If you are looking to lose weight or get in shape, you cannot go wrong with the Commercial X22i ─ just looking at it makes you want to work out. Besides being cool looking, it provides access to exciting studio classes and destination treks from home, you feel like you are walking the trail when viewing on the wide HD screen. You get personal training with iFit Coach subscription ─ And you can burn many more calories walking the incline in beautiful destinations than just flat walking.
It is pricey, yes, but this machine adds a lot of value and benefit to make it a recommended buy. The savings on time, gym membership and classes alone makes it worthwhile. If you are committed to getting results this definitely is an exercise machine to seriously consider.
Commercial X22i Incline Trainer Score
|HD 22" Smart Touchscreen||9.9|
|Professional Live Coaching||9.9|