The X22i first joined NordicTrack's Incline Trainer lineup late in 2016 as a brand new 2017 model. It is the first machine to feature a 22" Smart HD display, one of the largest you will find anywhere else. With all of the features and capabilities of the popular X11i model, this one is sure to be a hit.
The NordicTrack X22i is solidly built, mostly dark black with gray accents. As we mentioned, it features a huge, vibrant touch screen display, multi grip handlebars and easy adjust One Touch controls...
Let's take a look at some of the most important features...
The NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer is receiving a ton of buzz in the industry, and reviews have been very favorable. The treadmill offers features that we've never seen before, and it's going to be interesting to see how it is received.
The new X22i is an improvement on the previous top-of the line model, the X11i, which itself saw an upgrade this year. It shares many of the same great features, but takes it to a whole new level.
The most noticeable change, as I'm sure you are aware, is the addition of a huge 22" Smart HD touch screen display, twice the size of any screen NordicTrack has had to date. It's like having a large tablet right on your machine, eliminating the need for any additional devices. Your iPad will be very jealous!
On the screen you can access the latest version of the company's interactive program, now called iFit Coach Plus. In addition to seeing all of your workout stats like calories, incline, decline, time distance, etc. the new GlobeTrek workouts feature a personal trainer who will guide you through workouts in locations throughout the world.
There are also daily workout videos and customized meal plans based on your fitness goals. Lastly, you get a free wearable workout tracker with your iFit Coach Plus membership, which runs about $39 a month currently.
The other major change is the inclusion of two adjustable SpeedWeight dumbbells, which you can use on and off the treadmill. The personal trainer also shows you how to use them with different routines. There's a stand for each on either side of the treadmill.
On top of the huge new screen, iFit Coach Plus and new dumbbells that were never included previously, the X22i Incline Trainer is packed with great features and capabilities.
You get up to a 40% incline and -6% decline on all models, including the base X9i, so you can really target all of the muscle groups effectively. You get a generous 22" x 60" deck that can accommodate all users. You get 44 built in workout apps on top of the ones you get with iFit. You also get a free wireless heart rate monitor for more accurate readings to keep you in your ideal range.
The new 2018 NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer really has it all. It's the cream of the crop treadmill from the company, and is sure to be one of its biggest sellers.
The only downside we can see is that it is expensive compared to all of the other models, so it is probably out of the reach of many potential buyers. If so, one of the other Incline Trainers might be a more affordable option of you're looking for incline/decline capability.
There are currently three NordicTrack Incline Trainers on the market: you have the base X9i at around $1500; the mid-range X11i at around $1900 and the top-of-the-line X22i at around $2700.
The only real difference between all three is the size of the touch screen display. The base X9i has a 7" Smart HD screen, the X11i has a 10" screen and as you've read, or already surmised, the X22i has a 22" screen.
The two higher end models have the stronger 4.25 CHP motor, while the X9i has a 3.0 CHP motor. They also have a stronger parts, electronics and labor warranty.
Other than that, all 3 machines are pretty much the same. All have grip and wireless heart rate monitoring, iFit Coach Plus, up to 12 mph speed, 40% incline, 6% decline, 300 lb. max weight capacity, Reflex cushioning, Dual AutoBreeze fans, 22" x 60" belt and 44 built-in workout programs.
So deciding which one to choose should basically come down to your budget. The NordicTrack X11i Incline Trainer is the most popular model, followed by the X9i. But if you have the budget for the X22i, the huge screen is really something to behold.
How does it compare to the other NordicTrack treadmills? The Incline Trainers are a different animal than the rest of the lineup, but they compare most closely with the Commercial Series, which includes the 1750, 2450 and 2950.
Choose the Incline Trainers if you want more extreme incline and decline levels for enhanced cardio training and leg muscle targeting. Otherwise go with one of the Commercial treadmills. The 2950 has the same 22" touch screen as the X22i.
The NordicTrack X22i is probably the most exciting release from the company in some time. The large Smart HD display and the included dumbbells really take your workout to the next level. Add to that iFit Coach Plus personal training, incline/decline, easy assembly and loads of workouts and this one is a real winner.
If it's a bit out of range for you then consider the X11i or X9i...both are also great choices for an incline/decline workout.
Incline trainers give you a great, challenging cardio workout that you can't get on a regular treadmill, and you can target lower body muscles much more effectively.
NordicTrack Incline Trainers are as good as it gets, and you'll be more than happy with your purchase.