The NordicTrack X11i Commercial 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" full color 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 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 console, 2 workout fans, a wireless chest strap for the heart rate monitoring system, 44 preset programs, and a plug-in for your iPod or MP3 player plus two 3" speakers.
The iFit technology allows you to download new programs, including those designed by pro trainer Jillian Michaels. With the Google Maps™ access and the color iFit tablet, you can do virtual runs on any city street or park trail in the world.
But the main attraction to the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer is the incredible 0-40 % incline/6-0% decline (the base X7i is not web enabled) 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 pre-set programs or iFit 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 now since the issues of motor reliability have been addressed. The beefed up components plus the advanced touch screen console make it a dream to work out on. At $2,499 on sale, the NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer will be a great addition to the daily workouts in your home gym.