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NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer Review

Brand: NordicTrack
Expert Rating: 5 stars!

The NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer is ON SALE!


NordicTrack’s Most Popular Cardio Machine With a 22″ HD Touchscreen and Sled Push Feature!


The popularity of the NordicTrack Incline Trainers is the ability to get a intense cardio workout with a low impact workout.  The main advantage for an incline trainer over a regular treadmill is the extreme 40% incline that will help you burn more calories while just walking.  The x22i  is their top of the line model and offers an enormous 22″ HD Touchscreen Display.

More recently, Nordictrack has introduced the “Commercial” x22i Incline Trainer.  The powerful motor, serious incline and upgraded technology on the Commercial x22i Incline Trainer leave no doubt that this machine is prepared to put in serious work.   Best of all, they added a new “sled push” feature that allows you to simulate pushing a heavy sled of weights while pushing off an unpowered belt.  Good stuff!

Our team has reviewed several Incline Trainers and we can vouch for the effectiveness of the workouts.  On top of our opinion, we know for a fact that NordicTrack employees view these machines as favorites.  The NordicTrack incline trainers are primarily for walking and help deliver effective workouts without subjecting your joints to excess stress and strain.  They can certainly handle running with a top speed of 12 mph.

Besides the intense incline workout, the NordicTrack Commercial x22i also comes with industry leading interactive technology in the form of iFit.  This program will help you set goals, track your progress, and let you work out in exciting virtual locations around the world.

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NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer Features and Technology

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

Next-Gen Sled Push – This is going to be the only real difference between the features listed below and those on the x22i Incline Trainer. The Commercial x22i Incline Trainer features the addition of the Next-Gen Sled Push feature. Sled push workouts have gained major popularity for being a full-body blasting workout in addition to your cardio. They involve literally pushing a weighted sled in front of you for a certain distance.

Nordictrack has sought to replicate that particular workout on a treadmill. The added push bar and sled grips place your hand and body in position to properly perform the exercise. From there you simply put the treadmill at 1.0 mph and push your workout yourself.

Other NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer Features and Technology

x22i_console22″ Smart HD Touchscreen – This is the largest touchscreen we’ve ever seen on a treadmill.  At 22-inches, it provides a totally immersive experience.  Using the iFit Coach Plus technology, you can view landscapes around the world while you work out.  GoogleMaps also lets you observe the street view if you choose a more familiar route.  The machine will sync to your route’s terrain with increases and decreases in incline percentage.  You can easily switch between your workout route and your stats with the easy swipe of a finger.

4.25 Continuous Duty HP Motor – This is the same monster motor that is found on the X11i.  It will easily handle almost all users without straining.

22″ x 60″ Treadbelt – A 60″ belt is not uncommon in this price range, but you should take notice to the width.  This is an extra wide belt that will make your exercise service feel spacious.

x22i_inclineAbility to Incline and Decline – The x22i goes from -6% all the way up to 40% incline.  A decline feature is attractive because it lets you better simulate both up and down hills while you work out on virtual courses.  Plus, this helps you target additional muscles in your lower body.

iFit Live Enabled– We’ve mentioned a few of the features of iFit already.  This is the top feature available on all Icon Fitness products (Including ProForm and NordicTrack machines.)  iFit allows you to do the following:

  • Create custom workouts that are geared towards your personal goals.  These progressive workouts span several weeks and help you see real results over time. Each workout is led by one of iFit’s world class trainers whose only job is to help you be your best.
  • Your stats will be shared with your online iFit account so you can track your progress.  iFit will track all of your stats in real time so that you can see your progress. Watching yourself get healthier is a great form of motivation to keep you moving.
  • Use your iFit account to trace custom routes on GoogleMaps.  You will be able to view the street view of your course while you experience real time incline and decline.  Or, if you’d rather look at more exotic locations, you can use one of the filmed routes included with iFit.  Routes include famous landscapes and foreign cities.

Note: This machine comes with 1 year FREE iFit membership so you can test out the features before  you pay a subscription fee.

Check out a comparison chart with all of the NordicTrack Incline Trainer models here

Also, see a comparison of the NordicTrack x22i vs the x11i Incline Trainer here.

44 Installed Workouts – As with the X11i, this machine comes with 44 programs to keep the boredom out of exercising in place.

Warranty – The X22i has a great warranty: Lifetime Frame, Motor, and Deck, 6 years parts & electronics, 3 years labor.  A strong warranty is a good indicator of the quality of a machine.

Snap Assembly – This machine has “Out of the Box Assembly.”  We have not personally tried to assemble this machine, but it is encouraging that the company has taken this issue into consideration.

Other Features – Speakers, MP3 input, fan, grip heart rate monitor, wireless heart rate monitor and large 2.5″ rollers.  This machine does NOT include a tablet holder.

Our Review – NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

The Commercial X22i takes an already popular machine, the x11i, and adds an enormous 22″ HD Smart Touchscreen.  We have been thoroughly impressed with the entire NordicTrack Incline Trainer line.  This newest model will provide an even more immersive experience.  Best of all, the Icon Fitness employees view the incline trainers as favorites.  Of all the options, this is the one that they prefer to use.  That says a lot.

Remember, the Commercial x22i comes with the addition of the Next-Gen Sled Push feature. The push bar and sled grips give you the proper body placement to turn your treadmill into a weighted sled push. You hold onto the handles in either of the two predetermined locations, put the speed on 1mph and push your way to a full-body workout. There is no doubt that the popular sled push workout is effective.

You may also be interested in the NordicTrack x11i for similar quality and a lower price.

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Video recorded at NordicTrack corporate headquarters!  This shows the x11i Incline Trainer in action.

NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Review

23 thoughts on “NordicTrack Commercial X22i Incline Trainer”

    1. administrator

      Hi Douglas,
      You can not watch TV on the 22 inch display. Research tends to suggest the best motivation is a personal trainer and with the IFIT Live coach, you will definitely be motivated. Let me know if you have additional questions.


    1. administrator

      Hi Jose, an active one year subscription is required when you purchase the X22i. Currently, you can’t purchase the X22i without adding in the Ifit membership.


  1. John

    I am hesitating between x22i and c2950. I am runner and need treadmill to prepare for Boston Marathon. I will be using it mostly for running.



    1. administrator

      Hi John,
      If you need the advantage of the steep incline the X22i will provide the best of both worlds (incline and running).


  2. scott beasley

    Can you put the screen into sleep mode it’s not on does it just stay all the time. Just set mine up and wasn’t sure


    1. administrator

      Hi Scott,
      The previous models we tested featured either on/off function or sleep mode. Let me know if yours doesn’t function in that manner? thanks Brad


  3. J

    For the NordicTrack X22i, Regarding the one year ifit subscription, can my husband and I both use that subscription to “personalize our goals” or do we each have to buy our own?


  4. william jimenez

    I live in an apartment and concerned about not disturbing my neighbors. How suitable is it for an apartment?


    1. administrator

      Hi William,
      I would think if it’s an apartment complex with neighbors underneath they will be able to hear you running/pounding on the machine. If there isn’t anyone under you, doubtful it’s an issue.


  5. Deniece Selvin

    Is the 22inch screen web enabled? Can I watch YouTube ?
    Does it have a fan?
    Does it have speakers ?


    1. administrator

      Hi Deniece,
      The 22 inch screen is for iFit Live and it is not web enabled for youtube and such. The X22i is equipped with fans and speakers. Let me know if you have additional questions. thanks, Brad


  6. Matt

    Hi am Matt we have Just bought the X22i
    We took out 3yrs IFit, & also Extra Warrenty
    10 yrs parts 7yrs labor…

    I thought you got the Dumbells with the X22i?
    But we had to Order separate:(

    Is This Right?

    Thx Matt.


    1. administrator

      Hi Matt,
      We will get our page updated as it appears Nordic has now made the dumbbells optional, but I notice they included iFIT live at no additional cost to offset. Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Brad


  7. Matt

    I see that some people have their treadmill delivered damaged.. & very poor response from the support teams…

    Can I ask has any of the X22i owners here had any upsets with damage or the unit faulty…

    I am abit concerned My unit will arrive damaged, or may develop a fault… 🙁
    What’s been your Story?…
    Thx Matt


  8. Sue Moorhead

    I am considering purchasing the X22i incline trainer. I see that iFit is included for the first year. What happens the following year if I am not interested in the iFit. I don’t think it is something I will want to use. There isn’t one at a store nearby that i can go see in person. Personally I don’t like the workout trainer videos or travel scenes (mainly because they don’t keep base with your speed) that come with the Peleton Bike and I am guessing this is similar. Is there an option for the screen to just show your workout progress or tempo/circuit like a typical treadmill? I wouldn’t want it to just be a black screen. I like to see how much time is left in my workout and calories burned etc.


  9. Trisha Bowman

    Hello, looking at purchasing the x22i. Wondering if the platform is long enough to do the push sled bar without feeling like your stride is cut short or your feet falling off the back. Any users have a problem with the length of the treadmill?


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