Best Ellipticals with iPod Docking of 2017
Music motivates! With that fact in mind, engineers have included iPod-compatible docks on many of this year's top elliptical trainers. Ellipticals with iPod docks have built-in speakers that let you ditch your earbuds during workouts. This popular feature is becoming a standard across the industry; it's available on the best ellipticals in all price categories.
The elliptical comparison chart below shows five of the best ellipticals with iPod docks and speakers. Beneath the chart you'll see our "Ellipticals with iPod Docks Buying Guide" and a list of additional good-value ellipticals with iPod ports and speakers on board.
Five Best Ellipticals with iPod Docks
These "five best ellipticals with iPod ports" are top trainers from three popular brands: NordicTrack, ProForm and Sole. Each elliptical trainer shown here not only lets you bring tunes along, but also offers good resistance and a smooth stride. Collectively their stride lengths range from 18" to 38", so here every shopper can find an ideal fit.
Top 5 Best Rated Ellipticals with iPod Docking
NordicTrack C 9.5
Rating: 94.2 %
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Rating: 93.6 %
Rating: 93.5 %
Rating: 93.3 %
|Resistance||20 levels||15 Levels||24 Levels||n/a||24 Levels|
|Stride Length||20"||18" - 24"||0" - 38"||58"||18" - 20"|
|Flywheel||27 lbs||34 lbs||20 lbs.||n/a||25 lbs|
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Ellipticals with iPod Docking Buying Guide
Music technology has come a long way over the past few decades. If you were born in the 1970s or earlier, then you probably remember rocking out with a Walkman or boombox during exercise. Now iPods and other MP3 players are the top-choice devices for adding your own soundtracks to workout sessions. The exercise industry has responded by producing elliptical trainers with built-in iPod docks and high fidelity speakers.
Not long ago iPod docks were a luxury feature in the cardio trainer industry. Today they’re becoming a standard on elliptical trainers in all price categories. With discount ellipticals, luxury ellipticals and everything in between, you can sync your MP3s with the elliptical console. Set an organized playlist to match your routine — choose specific songs for warming up, training at high intensity and cooling down — or let the MP3 player shuffle your songs.
While ellipticals in all price categories have sound systems, the more expensive ellipticals tend to have speakers with higher fidelity. Many brands of ellipticals use speakers from Intermix Acoustics. In 2016 Intermix Acoustics speakers are either 2″ or 3″ tall, with the larger speakers producing the best quality sound. These speaker sets are called Intermix Acoustics 2.0 and Intermix Acoustics 3.0, respectively. But whichever sort of elliptical with MP3 integration you choose, you’ll appreciate the extra motivation that your favorite songs provide.
More Ellipticals with iPod Docking
The following did not make the Top 5 Ellipticals with iPod Docking, but are still worth a look: