NordicTrack X22i Commercial Incline Treadmill Review

Brand: NordicTrack
Expert Rating: 5 stars!

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

The popularity of the NordicTrack Commercial Incline Treadmills 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 Experts Testing the Incline Treadmill at NordicTrack Headquarters

More recently, Nordictrack has introduced the x22i Commercial Incline Trainer.  The powerful motor, serious incline and upgraded technology on the Commercial x22i Incline Treadmill 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 Commercial 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 treadmills 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.

NordicTrack X22i Commercial Incline Treadmill Features and Technology

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial x22i Incline Trainer

Next-Gen Sled Push – The Commercial x22i Incline Treadmill 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 X22i Commercial Incline Treadmill 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  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.

4.0 Continuous Duty HP Motor – This is a monster motor that 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 – 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 30-day iFit Family Membership trial.

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

Warranty – The X22i has a great warranty: 10-year frame warranty, 2 years parts, & 1 year 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 Commercial Incline Treadmill

The Commercial X22i takes an already popular machine, the x14i, and adds an enormous 22″ HD Smart Touchscreen.  We have been thoroughly impressed with the entire NordicTrack Incline Treadmill 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.

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