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NordicTrack Commercial X11i Review

Quick Summary

Want a treadmill that gives you a great user experience but is also built to last at the same time? You might want to check out the Commercial X11i by NordicTrack. This treadmill will have you looking forward to each workout session with its iFit programming apps and its smooth user experience. It’s a treadmill not to miss.

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack Commercial X11i
Rating

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95%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,999
Best Price

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$2,499
Speed

Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0-12 mph
Incline

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

-6-40%
Motor

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

4.25 CHP
Deck

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

22” x 60”
Belt

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.

Reflex™ Cushioning
Folding?

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

Programs

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

44
Max. Weight

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

350 lbs
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.

EKG Grip Pulse
Dimensions

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

70.2” x 39.6” x 71.6”
Display

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

10 inch Smart HD Touchscreen
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

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

Speakers

Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

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 a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Lifetime: frame and motor
Parts and electronics: 6 years
Labor: 3 Years

Rating: 95%

Our Rating

Rating: 95/100. All in all, if you are looking for a great treadmill that will serve your gym members well or just want a really great user experience at home, you can’t really go wrong with the Commercial X11i treadmill by NordicTrack. This treadmill comes with a reasonable price tag and has some pretty impressive features.

From the incline capabilities it offers to the superior warranty coverage, it’ll serve you well for many years to come. The console is one of the best, giving you everything you need: a large touch screen, cooling fans, speakers, and a place to store your tablet or phone. There really aren’t many drawbacks to this particular treadmill.

Pros:

  • Reasonably priced. This treadmill comes in at $2999, which, for a commercial grade treadmill is very reasonable, especially when you consider all the great specs this particular model is going to offer.
  • Offers massive incline capabilities. You can take this model up to a 40% incline, which is way higher than most other treadmills on the market. Why is this beneficial? Calorie burn, strengthening of your lower body, improved cardiovascular fitness, and less stress on your joints are all things that you can look forward to.
  • Easy to use interactive HD touch screen. You’ll get a 10-inch touch screen with this model, making it easy to tune into your instructor led classes with iFit without having to peer or lean forward. Big screens can dramatically increase the overall user experience.
  • iFit compatible. If you’re someone who wants to change things up regularly, iFit is the way to do it. This treadmill is going to give you plenty of different workout opportunities so no matter what your goals happen to be, you can strive to reach them – and get the guidance you need while doing so. iFit gives you not only instructor led classes but also gives you the ability to run all around the world, choosing any pathway that you desire.
  • Workout tracking abilities. You can also track your workouts seamlessly and accurately with this machine. It’ll keep track of all your stats so you can compare your performance over time and make absolutely sure that you are seeing the progress that you desire.
  • 4 user profile capabilities. This makes this machine a great option for families who are looking to get fit together and see superior results from their training.
  • Strength building options. Your treadmill can also double as a sled. Simply grip the handle bars like you were pushing a sled and set your treadmill to manual mode. Now push with your legs and watch how much of a challenge you’re going to face.
  • Great cushioning provided through their Reflex CushioningTM, which is designed to make it feel like you are running on a road but still give you the impact support you need.
  • Continuous horsepower motor. This motor is one of the strongest in the industry so you can rest assured it’ll hold up to even the most intense workouts that you dish out.
  • Cooling capabilities to prevent overeating. This can keep the machine working better in the long run and therefore, requiring less maintenance.
  • Good warranty coverage. No matter what goes wrong, you’ll be fully covered for 3 years and after that, you’ll only be paying for labor until you reach the 6 year mark.

Cons:

  • Relatively light max user weight. It supports just 350 pounds, which may seem fine since most runners are going to be under 350 pounds, but do keep in mind that this also can influence the overall sturdiness of the machine. The lighter the max weight, the less sturdy it will feel.
  • There are ongoing costs associated with the iFit membership, which may put some people off continuing it.

Introduction

The Commercial X11i treadmill is a fantastic option for anyone who wants to do more with their treadmill. This treadmill is actually more like a treadmill and a stair climber combined almost as the incline goes all the way up to 40%. Set it to that incline and it’s going to feel like you’re climbing a very steep flight of stairs.

The treadmill also offers the beneficial iFit workout app, which will keep you on your toes, giving you new workout programs each week. This can help boost overall user adherence, which can then increase your results over time.

The treadmill also features extra shock absorption, but still will feel like you’re running on a real road, so this can make it extra pleasurable to run on and is a fantastic option for anyone who may be training for a full or half marathon. The high grade continuous motor also ensures that it can keep up with such workouts if you are raising the intensity and duration.

Workout Programs

Don’t want to maintain the iFit workout app? No problem. At $39/month, many people don’t. You’ll still have 44 built in programs that you can choose from that will help you further progress your workout sessions and add more excitement to your workout routine.

NordicTrack Commercial X11i Features

This treadmill has a number of features that make it a very attractive model to invest in. This includes a nice steep incline at 40%, which will allow you to burn a massive number of calories without having to run, a superior shock absorption deck that still gives you that real life feel you’re looking for, a top notch console that comes with a large touch screen coupled with cooling fans, speakers, and a tablet holder, along with a strong motor that won’t skip a beat on you.

From beginner to advanced trainees, this is a machine that you’ll want to be on the lookout for.

Warranty & Guarantee

NordicTrack doesn’t leave you hanging with their warranty on this machine. You’ll get a 3 year warranty for labor, giving you the peace of mind that if something goes wrong in those initial years, you’re fully covered. You’ll then get 6 years of coverage for parts and electronics and then an added 10 years warranty for frame, motor and deck.

Conclusion

All in all, the Commercial X11i treadmill is a fantastic option for those who want quality at a reasonable price. It will accommodate most users, offer a great experience, and hold up over time, so there really isn’t all that much more you could ask for in a machine. The only drawback is the weight capacity but this shouldn’t be an issue unless you are a heavier individual at the 200+ pounds mark and plan on doing intense interval training on it.