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NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Review


Intro

NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Elliptical

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro is all about performance and thanks to their attention to detail, this elliptical is easily one of the highest rated on the market.

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro delivers in every vital category featuring Eddy Current Resistance (20 levels of resistance at the touch of a button); adjustable 18 to 22 inch stride length for comfort and maximum muscle definition; and innovative 12 inch Dual-Flywheels providing higher inertia.

If you demand only the best, this elliptical will help you reach your goals faster whether its losing weight, sculpting body definition or training for marathons.

Learn more by reading our full NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro elliptical review below…


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Specifications

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Model NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro
Rating

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90.8%
List Price

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Resistance

Resistance is what determines calories burned per stride. The more levels, the more precisely you can control the difficulty.

22 Levels
Resistance Type

The type of resistance affects the performance of your elliptical. Magnetic and Eddy-Current are the most common types.

Eddy Current
Stride Length

Stride Length is important for comfort and smooth strides. A stride length of 18-21 inches is ideal for most heights (5'3 - 6'7).

18" - 22"
Pedals

Elliptical pedals can be cushioned and adjustable for maximum comfort and minimum impact on joints for injury prevention.

Oversized Gel
Incline

Some elliptical trainers can be set at an incline to increase difficulty and burn more calories.

None
Flywheel

The flywheel controls the smoothness and resistance of your workout. In general, the higher the better.

25 lbs.
Programs

Elliptical Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

26
User Profiles

For each profile the elliptical allows, you can create a custom user account with saved programs and goal settings.

1 User
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

CardioGrip Wireless
Display

Elliptical Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

6" LCD
Max. Weight

Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

375 lbs
Dimensions

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this elliptical will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

51" x 34.5" x 61.5"
Upper Body

Most ellipticals have handles to hold while you're working out that provide an upper body workout.

Accessory Tray

Some ellipticals include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.

Speakers

Ellipticals that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (without headphones).

Cooling Fans

Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout on your elliptical.

Folding?

Some ellipticals are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).

Warranty

The warranty is an important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs.

Frame: Lifetime
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years

Rating: 90.8%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 90.8/100. Premium trainer features iFit Live access and oversized display, though be weary of the lack of electronics coverage in the warranty package. Heavy-duty elliptical supports just about any body size.

Pros:
– Precision integrated Eddy Current resistance
– Large selection of resistance levels (20 total)
– Adjustable stride length suitable for all shapes and sizes
– 20 pre-defined workout programs
– Compatible with iFit Live
– Music friendly (iPod dock, built-in speakers)

Cons:
– No warranty coverage on electronics
– No incline available on trainer
– iFit wireless adapter sold separately

Introduction

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro excels in every area of performance.

Along with the exceptional operation of the A.C.T. Pro, this elliptical boasts commercial grade quality built with a heavy-duty steel frame covered by a lifetime warranty.

Not only is the A.C.T. Pro solid accommodating up to 350 pounds, the 30 inch shorter compact design saves space in your home.

Full length hand rails allow extra support and aid you in stepping on and off of the A.C.T. Pro.

Workout Programs

For starters, the A.C.T. Pro offers 26 workout apps at the touch of your fingers.

The exercises are divided into 10 Weight-Loss Workouts designed for burning maximum calories and 10 Performance Workouts including running, jumping and strengthening.

Utilize the upper body arms to increase the intensity of your cardiovascular workout. Track your heart rate automatically through Cardiogrip handlebar sensors that guarantee you stay in your target zone.

In addition to the pre-defined workouts, the NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro is also compatible with iFit Live. Endorsed by celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels, iFit promises smarter workouts and faster results.

With iFit Live you can customize your fitness programs, receive automatic workout downloads, connect with Google Maps and manage your profile online.

NOTE: In order to enjoy this new feature you’ll need to purchase the wireless adapter and have Wi-Fi capability.

Elliptical Features

In addition to all the fabulous workout features, the NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro also has some really useful features:

The elliptical provides natural stance positioning pedals, closer than traditional models which NordicTrack says equates to a more comfortable workout experience.

Stay cool and fresh during your workout with a built-in CoolAire workout fan. The fan is built right into the console, just like the AC in your car, allowing you to quickly adjust the settings.

Enjoy all of your favorite tunes through the iPod/mp3 music dock and integrated 2.0 Acoustic speakers which delivers rich quality sound.

Shifting between resistance levels and pre-defined workout programs is extremely easy on the NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro courtesy of 1-Touch quick controls.

Make the most out of every workout with an accurate heart rate monitor from CardioGrip. The sensors will ensure you are in the right training zone for your goals.

Lastly, monitor all exercise data on an oversized 100 x 600 backlit display system from Grafixx.

Warranty & Guarantee

The A.C.T. Pro elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 Year

NordicTrack has a 30-day money back guarantee on all exercise equipment. Dial 1-866-896-9777 for questions and concerns.

Conclusion

NordicTrack is committed to building trust with the consumer by extensively testing the A.C.T. Pro ensuring you obtain the highest quality fitness elliptical on the market. It’s not perfect, but very good.

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