NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro Exercise Bike Review






The NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro exercise bike allows you to experience a more realistic riding experience by simulating the natural ups and downs of the outdoors with power adjustable incline. This can be adjusted at the touch of a button without letting go of the handlebars.

The bike has 35 challenging workout programs. Additionally there are 26 digital resistance levels which can be selected from a button on the control console to help you burn more calories or tone up.

The trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. This facility allows you to customize your workout, track your progress and receive workout downloads. This feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and subscription to iFIT.com.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, cardio grip heart rate monitor, extra large (10") web enabled, touch screen, workout cooling fan, sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity and a tablet computer holder.

The machine is covered by a strong warranty which offers a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years on all parts and 2 years labor.

It's available at a discounted  price from NordicTrack

Here's a list of the main features:




... adjustable incline / decline

A unique and innovative feature of this bike is the adjustable incline / decline feature. At the touch of a button and without having to let go of the handlebars, the bike can be inclined up to 10 degrees or declined down to - 10 %.

This allows the user to experience the same sensation as a bike rider would have if they were cycling outside and following both uphill and down hill routes.







... workout programs

The exercise bike has 35 built-in workout programs. Each workout has been designed by a certified personal trainer in order to help you get the most out of your workout session.These workouts consist of:

  • CALORIE BURNING
  • INCLINE
  • SPEED
  • HEART RATE
  • INTENSITY TRAINING




... web touch screen

The extra large (10") color, touch screen incorporates a web browser. This enables the user to connect to their home's wireless internet network and check their email, surf the web or participate in social networking activities.

Just like a normal display screen the user can check their progress, but the user is able to navigate through menus and pull up relevant workout data with just a swipe of the finger.

The touch screen display works with the built in iFIT module to enable the user to enjoy the experience of watching their workout progress in real time via the Google Maps Street View technology.








... one-touch resistance

This exercise bike makes it easier to burn calories and increase your muscle tone by allowing the user to increase or decrease the amount of resistance that is applied to the bike's motion.

There are a total of 24 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.



... adjustable seat

To ensure a good seating position during your workout the bike is fitted with an oversized, padded seat. The seat can be adjusted both up and down as well as forward and back to ensure the optimum seating position for the user.






... workout cooling fan

Pedaling hard during your workout can leave you feeling hot and uncomfortable, but this exercise bike provides a solution with an integrated workout cooling fan.

The console mounted fan is operated from a button on the control panel and helps to keep you to keep cool during the most strenuous workout




... iFIT enabled

This trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built into the console. This feature provides the following benefits:


  • MAP: Exercise anywhere in the world with Google Maps
  • TRAIN: Download workouts to help with your fitness goals
  • COMPETE: Compare progress to others in the iFIT community.
  • TRACK: Upload your workout data to monitor your progress.
  • GOAL: Set Calorie, Time or Distance goals for your workouts.
  • VIDEO: Watch high definition videos with simulated workouts.
  • WEIGHT LOSS: Download sets of weight-loss workouts.


It should be noted that this feature requires a home wireless internet connection, and a subscription to iFIT.com which is sold separately.









... heart rate monitor

The trainer is also equipped with a "CardioGrip" heart rate monitor. By monitoring your heart rate using the sensors that are built into the handlebars you can make the most out of each workout.

By monitoring your heart rate you can ensure that you're always in the right training zone for your goals. This results in a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.





... iPOD connection

The user can plug in their iPOD, or MP3 player, into the music port situated on the control panel and enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.

Buttons on the control console allow the volume from the twin speakers to be adjusted to taste.





... tablet computer holder

The bike includes a tablet computer holder which is attached to  the control console and has been  designed for use with most full-size tablets. The holder keeps your tablet secure and in close proximity so that you can access any online training tools or entertainment.



... hand weights

A pair of 3 pound hand weights are provided so that the user is able to add upper body exercise to their workout regime.

The hand weights can be used while pedaling and when not being used they can be stored in the rests provided in front of the control console.








… warranty details

The NordicTrack Grand Tour Pro exercise bike is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years parts and 2 years labor.



Features:

  • Adjustable Incline / Decline
  • 35 Workout Programs
  • 26 Digital Resistance Levels
  • 10" Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • One Touch Resistance Controls
  • Over Sized Cushion Seat
  • Ergonomic Pedals
  • iFIT Enabled
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Integrated Tablet Holder
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Hand Weights
  • Transport Wheels




Specifications:

  • Incline: 0 to 10 %
  • Decline: 0 to -10 %
  • Max User Weight: 375 lbs
  • Footprint: 57.5" L x 23.5" W x 62" H
  • Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)

                         Parts (5 yrs)

                         Labor: (2 yrs)



$1499 - Grand Tour Pro Exercise Bike











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