The NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer turns a dull treadmill workout into a daily exercise experience you will look forward to doing. It offers both incline and decline, along with tons of great workouts and a powerful motor.
The 10" Smart HD touch screen console display includes a built-in web browser, powered by Android, so you can surf the web or watch videos while you work out. You can easily access exercise stats such as time, speed, distance, calories, etc., with just a finger touch. You also get a quarter-mile RaceTrack display to monitor your speed, pace, and distance.
The full specs on the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer are:
The X11i was redesigned for 2017 with several upgrades of note. Reviews have been very positive thus far.
The mechanical specs on the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer include a heavy duty 4.25 CHP DurX™ Commercial Pro Motor (a big jump up from the X9i 3.0 motor) and integrated belt drive system that delivers consistent and reliable power, with up to 12 mph speed for the 22" x 60" running belt. The advanced Reflex Cushioning under the deck helps to protect your joints by absorbing the impact of your foot strikes.
Other features on the treadmill include the touch screen Smart HD console, 2 workout fans, a wireless chest strap for the heart rate monitoring system and a plug-in for your iPod or MP3 player plus two 3" speakers.
The new iFit Coach technology gives you unlimited personalized workout programs, including those designed by pro trainer Jillian Michaels. With the Google Maps™ access, you can do virtual runs on any city street or park trail in the world. You also get meal plan suggestions, sharing and tracking capability and a free wearable activity tracker with your membership.
Another new addition on all incline trainers is a set of 25 lb. SpeedWeight adjustable dumbbells. This gives you the ability to work the upper body as well, something you can't do with a treadmill alone. The dumbbells rest comfortably on stands on either side of the machine until you are ready to use them.
But the main attraction of the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer is the incredible 0-40 % incline/6-0% decline (the base X7i only declines to 3%) ramp to help you burn calories up to 5x faster than on a traditional treadmill. To strength your legs, you can choose a manual setting, or use one of the iFit Coach programs that incorporate hill climbs and descents.
The programs automatically select incline/decline rates to simulate going up and down terrain – a great way to tone the muscles in the legs and butt, as well as condition the muscles of the heart and lungs.
UPDATE: NordicTrack added a new X22i incline trainer to the mix in 2017, with a large 22" HD display and dumbbells included. Take a look at that one as well.
The cool advantage of these new incline trainers over the first models of a few years ago is the longer deck – so you can use it as a flat running treadmill as well as take advantage of the incline features.
These newer models also get better reviews as they have worked out all of the kinks to produce a superior machine. The beefed up components plus the advanced touch screen console make it a dream to work out on. At $2,499 or less on sale, the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer will be a great addition to the daily workouts in your home gym.