The NordicTrack X7i is an incline trainer treadmill. With its track slope range of -3 percent to +40 percent, this unique fitness machine allows rapid calorie burn and impressive muscle toning.
The X7i is the most affordable of four NordicTrack incline trainers available this year.
The X7i Incline Trainer features a large track (60″ x 22″) with steep automated incline and decline. It’s powered by a 2.75 CHP motor, has a backlit LCD monitor and is ready for use with iFit technology.
Learn more from the full NordicTrack X7i review below.
|Model||NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer|
|Speed||0 - 12 mph|
|Incline||-6 - 40%|
|Deck||22" x 60"|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
Wireless Chest Strap
|Dimensions||70.2" x 39.6" x 69.7"|
|Display||7" Backlit Display|
Parts: 5 Years
Electronics: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Years
Rating: 85.7/100. The X7i Incline Trainer is easy on knees but tough on calories. By letting you walk or run on a steep incline, it can boost your calorie burn rate 500%! Upgraded for 2016 the X7i now features WhisperQuiet™ technology and has a tablet holder with adjustable angle.
Add your tablet computer to use the X7i with iFit or simply for distraction during workouts. Key specs include a 2.75 CHP motor, a tilt range of -3 percent to 40 percent, and a 7″ backlit monitor with 38 preset workouts. This is NordicTrack’s lowest priced incline trainer. It sells for $1,699 during online sales and carries an excellent warranty.
- Long and extra-wide track (22″ x 60″)
- Dramatic incline/decline (-3 percent to +40 percent)
- Enables rapid calorie burn for walkers and runners
- Gentle on joints compared with non-inclined treadmills
- WhisperQuiet™ deck absorbs sound from each step
- iPod-compatible with port and 3-inch speakers
- 38 built-in workout apps
- iFit-enabled for unlimited workout support and variety
- Lifetime guarantee on frame, deck and motor
- Adjustable tablet holder
- Easily assembled
- One-ply track
- Basic monitor compared with advanced NordicTrack incline trainers
- NordicTrack customer service is often criticized in reviews
The X7i Incline Trainer is a great choice for many shoppers. Others would be better served by hardier options or might prefer a machine with built-in web browser and touch screen control panel. The most popular alternative from this series is the X11i. It has a 10” touch screen with web browser, a two-ply track, a 4.25 CHP motor and a slope range of -6 percent to 40 percent.
Blast calories just by walking! Personal trainers such as Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser weight loss show have described incline training as “the fastest way to lose weight.” Mathematics back up this bold description: You can burn calories at up to five times your usual rate! Exercising on the NordicTrack X7i is relatively low impact too because your weight naturally shifts to reduce pressure on your joints.
Besides the impressive slope, highlights of the NordicTrack X7i include dozens of preset workouts, an iFit®-enabled console and an adjustable holder for your own tablet computer.
This particular model is intended more for walkers than for runners. Although it can support high speeds and carries a long warranty, it’s not as hardy as alternatives such as the X11i.
Train efficiently with guidance from 38 preset workout programs. The X7i’s training apps are professionally designed to target four goals: calorie burn, heart rate control, incline training and speed training. Each program can change the machine’s speed and slope.
For infinite workout variety and personalized guidance the NordicTrack X7i is iFit-enabled. With an iFit membership you can use iFit’s HD video workouts, download a new customized workout daily, enjoy interactive Google Maps™ workouts and get other benefits. iFit’s Google Maps™ feature lets you virtually experience any route: As the X7i Incline Trainer adjusts its slant to replicate the terrain, a Google Street View is shown for a truly immersive workout.
A chest strap is included for accurate heart rate monitoring, which can help you maximize efficiency. The X7i also has pulse sensors on its handlebars.
X7i Incline Trainer Features
The X7i is NordicTrack’s cheapest incline trainer yet it’s loaded with appealing features. These range from its impressive incline/decline to extras for integrating digital entertainment.
Obviously the main feature is the dramatic 40 percent incline. Blast calories at up to five times your usual rate! The X7i’s 3% max decline is useful too. It lets you train different muscle groups and provides realistic training for outdoor exercise. The incline/decline is especially fun to use with interactive Google Maps™ workouts. (An iFit® membership is required.)
The 22″ x 60″ track is wider than that of a traditional treadmill, and it’s long enough for almost any running stride.
For audio entertainment the NordicTrack X7i is equipped with 3″ speakers. Connect your MP3 player to the iPod-compatible port. The X7i also has an adjustable-angle bracket for your tablet computer.
To help keep you cool, two workout fans are built into the console. These AutoBreeze fans can automatically adjust their output to match your workout intensity.
OneTouch controls make it easy to adjust the X7i’s speed and incline during workouts.
Warranty & Guarantee
The NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Deck: Lifetime
– Motor: Lifetime
– Parts & Electronics: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 years
NordicTrack incline trainers are sold with a 30-day money back guarantee.
The X7i is an enticing treadmill alternative and is the lowest priced of all NordicTrack’s incline trainer options. It’s not as robust or feature-rich as models such as the X11i, but it can deliver almost incredibly effective workouts. The X7i competes well at the $1,699 price point.