NordicTrack Commercial VR PRO Exercise Bike Review

Exercise while reclining on the NordicTrack Commercial VR PRO, recumbent exercise bike. Combining superior build quality with hi-tech features.

The NordicTrack Commercial VR PRO Recumbent Exercise Bike

This is a recumbent exercise bike. The NordicTrack Commercial VR PRO allows the user to exercise in an almost lying down or recumbent position. The padded seat has a lumbar support, and the user operates the pedals with their legs stretched out in front of them.

The arrangement of the seat and pedals on this type of exercise bike puts less stress on the joints than an upright bike. This makes it ideally suited to people who are out of condition or who are recovering from an injury, although all users will benefit from using it.

The bike has 32 challenging programs consisting of 16 calorie workouts and 16 performance workouts. 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.

This exercise bike is iFIT compatible. Using Google Map technology, the iFIT facility greatly enhances the workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels and receive workout downloads. This feature requires the iFIT module and a subscription to iFIT which is sold separately.

Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, CardioGrip heart rate monitor, Polar wireless chest strap, back-lit display, workout cooling fan, and a sound system with iPOD/MP3 connectivity.

The machine is covered by a warranty which offers a Lifetime warranty on the frame and brake with 3 years parts and 1 year labor.

Main Features:

  • Control Console
  • Workout Programs
  • Web-Enabled Touch Screen
  • Precision Flywheel
  • One-Touch Resistance
  • Magnetic Braking
  • Ergonomic Pedals
  • Adjustable Seat
  • Cooling Fan
  • Heart Rate Monitor
  • iFIT Compatible
  • iPOD Connection
  • Tablet Computer Holder

Specifications:

  • Footprint: 70″ L x 21.75″ W x 54.5″ H
  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs
  • Flywheel: 23 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame and Brake (Lifetime), Parts (3 years), Labor (1 year)

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 26 digital resistance levels which can be selected from the conveniently located buttons on the control panel.

Magnetic Braking

Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR) braking is used on this model. This system offers a frictionless, resistance braking which is very smooth in operation and allows the user to adjust the intensity of their workout without having to break the continuity of their workout.

Back-Lit Display

A 7″ back-lit display provides feedback. The screen has a wide viewing angle making it easy to keep an eye on all relevant workout data. The display provides information on the following parameters:

  • DISTANCE
  • PULSE
  • RESISTANCE
  • SPEED
  • TIME
  • CALORIES

There is also a “My Trail” tab which shows a graphical representation of a 1/4 mile (400 m) race track.

As the user exercises, a flashing rectangle will show their progress. The “My Trail” tab will also show the number of laps completed.

Ergonomic Pedals

This exercise bike is equipped with large pedals to fit any size of foot. These ergonomically designed pedals are also fitted with adjustable straps to hold your foot in place.

Adjustable Seat

To ensure a good seating position during your workout, the bike is fitted with an oversized, padded seat with lumbar support. The seat is mounted on a rail and can be slid forward or back and then locked into position to ensure the optimum seating position for the user.

Heart Rate Monitor

The exercise bike is also equipped with a “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate with sensors that are built into the handlebars.

Polar Chest Strap

A “Polar” chest strap is included with the exercise bike. When worn, this device sends information regarding the user’s heart rate to the bike’s computer via a wireless link.

The user benefits from having continual feedback on their heart rate presented on the display screen to ensure that they are training in their optimum heart rate zone.

iFIT Compatible

This equipment is iFIT compatible. In essence, this is a wireless connection between the internet and the exercise bike. The iFIT feature allows you to experience trails by using Google map technology.

The iFIT feature also enables you to customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads, manage your profile online, and even work out with Jillian Michaels!

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

Precision Flywheel

An important component of any exercise bike is the flywheel. This model has a 23 lbs, inertia-enhanced flywheel that has been designed to give a silky smooth operation. This will benefit the user with a much more natural, fluid feel when pedaling.

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 has two-speed settings which can be selected for the optimum cooling effect.

iPOD Connection

The user can plug in their iPOD or MP3 player into the 3.5 mm jack situated on the control panel using a suitable audio cable (not supplied).

The user is able to enjoy listening to their favorite music or an audiobook through the speakers built into the control console rather than being constrained by a dangling earphone cable.

Warranty Details

The NordicTrack Commercial VR PRO recumbent exercise bike is protected by a Lifetime warranty on the frame and brake, 3 years parts, and 1 year labor.

Features:

  • Recumbent Seating Position
  • Step Thru Design
  • 32 Workout Programs
  • 26 Digital Resistance Levels
  • One-Touch Resistance Controls
  • Adjustable Seat
  • Lumbar Support
  • Ergonomic Pedals with Straps
  • 3 Piece Crank
  • Back-Lit Display
  • RaceTrack Graphic
  • iFIT Compatible
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Polar Wireless Chest Strap
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • CoolAire Workout Fan
  • Water Bottle Holder
  • Transport Wheels

Specifications:

  • Footprint: 70″ L x 21.75″ W x 54.5″ H
  • Max User Weight: 350 lbs
  • Flywheel: 23 lbs
  • Warranty: Frame and Brake (Lifetime), Parts (3 years), Labor (1 year)

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as of June 20, 2024 3:58 pm
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