This is the range topper in NordicTrack’s lineup of forward drive elliptical trainers. The NordicTrack Elite 16.7 boasts an integrated 15″ HD TV in addition to a 10″ color, touch screen with built-in web browser.
The user is able to select from up to 40 challenging programs to engage their interest and help achieve specific fitness goals. Additionally there are 26 digital resistance levels which can be selected to help burn more calories or just tone up.
A key design feature of this model is the power ramp. The user is able to adjust the incline up to 20% from a button on the console and so alter the shape of their stride. This allows the user to concentrate on developing one or more specific muscle groups.
This elliptical trainer is iFIT enabled. Using Google Map technology the iFIT facility greatly enhances the workout experience. Train with Jillian Michaels, and receive workout downloads. This requires a home wireless internet connection and subscription to iFIT which is sold separately.
Other highlights include: Silent Magnetic Resistance braking, heart rate monitor (with wireless chest strap), back-lit display, an automatic workout fan and a sound system with iPOD / MP3 connectivity.
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.
Here’s a list of the main features:
… power ramp
An innovative feature of this trainer is the “power ramp”. The elevation of the ramp can be adjusted between the values of 0 % to 20 % directly from a button on the control panel.
Depending upon the amount of elevation selected there is a corresponding change in the motion of the elliptical which enables different muscle groups to be engaged.
… digital resistance levels
This model 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 ellipticals 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.
… integrated HD TV
The focal point of this trainer is the 15″ high definition TV. Mounted directly above the control console, the screen is conveniently placed to make viewing easy and comfortable and comes with it’s own remote.
… upper body grips
Upper body grips allow the user to burn more calories and tone the muscle groups in the arms and trunk. These workout arms feature soft touch grips and are able to accommodate any height of user. They fall naturally to hand and remain comfortable throughout the workout.
… ergonomic pedals
This elliptical is equipped with large, cushioned pedals. These ergonomically designed pedals allow for a number of different foot positions and thus provide the user with greater stability and comfort during the workout.
… workout options
The model has 40 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 40 workout showcase everything the elliptical is capable of and assist you in achieving your fitness goals whether it be to lose weight or tone up.
… color touch screen
The 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.
… 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.
A wireless chest strap is also included which transmits your heart rate data continuously to the display without any need to touch the heart rate sensors on the handlebars.
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.
… iFIT enabled
This trainer is iFIT enabled with an iFIT module 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 membership to iFIT which is sold separately.
… iPOD connection
The audio system on this model is connected to an iPOD compatible music port.Simply plug in your iPOD, or MP3 player, into the Interplay Music Port situated on the control panel. You can enjoy listening to your favorite music or an audio book title during your work out session.
… auto cooling fan
A strenuous workout can leave you feeling hot and sticky, but this elliptical trainer provides the perfect solution with an integrated workout cooling fan.
The fan has a low, high and auto setting. When the auto setting is selected the speed of the fan will automatically adjust itself to the speed at which you are pedaling.
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.
… warranty details
The NordicTrack Elite 16.7 elliptical trainer is protected by a lifetime warranty on the frame, 5 years parts and 2 yrs labor.
- 15″ Integrated HD TV
- 40 Workout Programs
- 26 Digital Resistance Levels
- Intensity Stride Power Ramp
- Adjustable Stride Length
- Silent Magnetic Resistance
- 10″ Color Touch Screen
- iFIT Enabled
- CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
- Wireless Heart Rate Strap
- Cushioned Pedals
- iPOD Compatible Music Port
- AutoBreeze Workout Fan
- Water Bottle Holder
- Transport Wheels
- Footprint: 79.5″ L X 24.7″ W X 74.15″ H
- Stride Length: up to 20″
- Max User Weight: 400 lbs
- Flywheel: 32 lbs
- Warranty: Frame (Lifetime)
Parts (5 yrs)
Labor: (2 yrs)
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