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NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer Review

Expert Rating:5 stars!

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NordicTrack’s Most Popular Cardio Machine With a 22″ HD Touchscreen!

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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.

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 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 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.

Dumbbells – The audio coaching for the x22i will include dumbbell workouts into your session both on and off the machine.  The machine is designed to work with two adjustable dumbbells that can be easily switched from 2.5 to 12.5 lbs.  They can be stored directly on the stand.  These dumbbells are no longer included with your purchase.  You can buy them separately from NordicTrack for $199.

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.  Some of the workouts are led by celebrity trainer Jillian Michaels.  These progressive workouts span several weeks and help you see real results over time.
  • Your stats will be shared with your online iFit account so you can track your progress.  You can also enjoy other features in the online community such as participating in virtual challenges.
  • 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: The x22i Incline Trainer requires a 1-year paid subscription to iFit Coach Plus.  Learn more here.

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 x22i Incline Trainer

The X22i takes an already popular machine, the x11i, and adds an enormous 22″ HD Smart Touchscreen.  It also includes adjustable dumbbell weights that you can use during your iFit workouts.  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.

You may also be interested in the NordicTrack x11i and x9i 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.

19 thoughts on “NordicTrack 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


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