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Nordictrack Commercial X22i Treadmill Review

Quick Summary

A treadmill that will without a doubt take your fitness level up a notch, the Commercial X22i by NordicTrack is made to help you see faster success with any workout program plan. What’s unique about this treadmill is the incline feature, which goes all the way up to 40% incline, giving you a hybrid workout that is almost more like a treadmill and a stepper. This steep of an incline will torch calories, all while keeping your joints protected.

With other perks such as a 22-inch touchscreen TV, built in speakers and fan, as well as a 4.25 CHP motor, you’ll be very impressed with what this model has to offer.

Whether you are a walker looking to up your walking game or a serious runner, you can find your place with the Commercial X22i.

Specifications

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Model NordicTrack Commercial X22i
Rating

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96.1%
List Price

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

$3,999
Best Price

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$2,999
Speed

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

0-12MPH
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.

300 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.

22 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: 96.1%

Our Rating

Rating: 96.1/100. All in all the Commercial X22i is a fantastic machine for those who are looking to take their workout up a notch. We really like the fact that it can incline to such a high degree, way beyond what most normal treadmills on the market can do. Using an incline as you walk or run is one of the best ways to dramatically raise the intensity of the workout without increasing the impact on the joints. It’s also possible this way for walkers to get as intense of a workout as runners.

This treadmill also comes with such a huge touch screen that you will really feel like you’re right there in a workout session when you stream live broadcasting with your iFit membership. While most treadmills on the market give you a 7 or 9 inch screen, this one smashes through that to give you the best user experience possible.

The motor is also something that you’ll want to take note of. It offers a 4.25 continuous horsepower motor, which will keep you going no matter how fast or hard you choose to workout. This is essential, especially in a commercial setting since multiple users may engaging in using this machine. If the motor is not up to par, it becomes hard to run continuous workout sessions over time.

One thing you do want to take note of however is that to utilize the full features that this machine offers, you will need an iFit membership. While your first year is included in the cost of the machine, beyond that you will have to carry this on your own and the membership is $9.99 per month and can provide access to four different users. While it is a small price to pay for the value that it will bring to this machine, it is an ongoing cost to know about when making purchasing decisions. This membership does come with terrific personal training benefits however that extent beyond just running and can also coach you through strength training and even nutrition topics as well.

On the drawback side of things however, this treadmill does only come with a max user weight of 300 lbs. Now this may seem fine as most people using it are below this limit, do keep in mind that this can be a determinant of stability. If you are even nearing the 300 lb. mark and are at 250-270 pounds, you may notice the machine feels a bit shaky and less stable while you are using it.

Generally speaking, the higher the weight limit, the sturdier the treadmill will feel so it’s always nice to see machines that go up to 350 to 400 lbs.

This said, the machine does come with an excellent warranty, so if something should go wrong with it, you will be well covered.

Let’s look at a list of pros and cons associated with this treadmill.

Pros:

  • Very large HD touchscreen to make the user experience very pleasurable
  • Incline capabilities from a 6% decline to a 40% incline. This is far greater than most other treadmills on the market, giving this one a firm advantage.
  • Extended warranty coverage means you’ll be well covered no matter what happens with this treadmill.
  • Comes with 44 programs built right into the machine so if you do choose to forgo the iFit membership once your free period is up, you’ll still have plenty of things that you can do on this treadmill without a problem.
  • Gives you the ability to do sled pushes by gripping the handlebars and putting the treadmill on a very low speed. This is a fantastic way to build total body strength and endurance
  • The powerful motor will keep up to just about any workout you dish out. The fact that it’s a high power motor and continuous ensure that it won’t sputter out on you no matter what you have planned for your session.
  • You’ll enjoy staying cool with the built in fans that come with this model and on top of that, the treadmill also contains self cooling mechanisms to prevent overheating

Cons:

  • Storage space isn’t super huge with this treadmill so while you do get a bit of room, it may not be as roomy as other treadmills on the market
  • The user weight capacity is on the lower end of things, so heavier individuals may find this treadmill a bit less sturdy to be on. This can also mean it may break down more easily due to the less durable build

Introduction

The NordicTrack Commerical X22i is a fantastic treadmill for walkers and runners alike who want to try out a number of new workouts and take their workout performance to their personal limit.

With a 40% incline, you simply have so much potential for fitness development and you’ll also enjoy the fact that you can exercise without so much pain in your joints. Flat ground running can be quite a burden, even with a good cushioning system but walking on an incline is much easier on the joints and will have you feeling great every single workout you do.

This machine also brings you a luxurious HD touchscreen that when coupled with the iFit capabilities it offers, will make it seem like you are doing a live workout right in front of your very own eyes. The speakers only add to the effect, and you may just feel like you are right there with an instructor sitting in front of you.

Workout Programs

This machine has no shortage of workout programs. Because it does come with iFit, this means you have access to over 16,000 streamed workouts created by certified instructors with more being added every single day.

Want to forgo your membership after your year long trial has expired? No problem. You’ll still get 44 built in workout programs right in with the treadmill. This way you can pick and choose based on your mood and you’ll constantly be working towards seeing better progress than ever before.

NordicTrack Commercial X22i Features

The main features of this treadmill include a 4.25 continuous horsepower motor that will keep going no matter what workouts are taking place. It also offers the ability to program four users into the machine so it’s a great one for families looking to get it all at once.

The cushioning system is also an advanced model and will absorb impact with every single step you take, while still mimicking the feel of a real life road run.

You’ll get heart rate tracking by simply placing your hands on the sensors, so this allows you to keep good tabs on what’s happening at all times with your workout session.

Furthermore, the treadmill does offer a standard belt size at 22 by 60 inches, so will accommodate to most users. Only those who are extra tall will need to look into a longer belt size as they may find this one on the slightly smaller side.

Warranty & Guarantee

You can rest easy when it comes to the warranty with the Commercial X22i machine.  You’ll get a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor coupled with six years warranty on parts and electronics. You’ll also receive three years warranty on labor, so if anything goes wrong in those first three years, everything will be covered.

Conclusion

Apart from the really only serious drawbacks with the maximum weight of this treadmill, it is a fantastic machine that has a lot to offer just about every user imaginable. Whether you are beginner or advanced, you will find your place with this treadmill.

Because of all the many different programs that are offered, boredom will be a thing of the past with your workout sessions and you should find that you are able to make continuous progress at all times. The worst thing you can do for your fitness goals is repeat the same workout over and over again and this treadmill ensures that doesn’t happen.