NordicTrack X15i Incline Trainer Review

The NordicTrack X15i Incline Trainer provides the challenge of exercising on an up to 40% incline with hi tech features such as iFIT and a high defintion TV.

The NordicTrack X15i incline trainer presents the user with a range of inclines that will work virtually all the muscles in your legs, especially those used in hiking and climbing.

This incline trainer boasts an integrated 15″ HD TV in addition to a 10″ color, touch screen with built-in web browser which allows the user to check their email, surf the web or keep up with their social networking activities.

The integration of iFIT technology using Google Maps allows the user to recreate any route in the world in addition to downloading additional workouts and training with Jillian Michaels!

The “1 -Touch” power incline can take you instantly to slopes varying between 6 % to 40% of grade. With the power incline, you can start out flat and simulate a climb as you warm up without interrupting your fitness workout.

To help protect your joints from harmful impact, the trainer features NordicTrack’s legendary “Reflex” cushioning. Reflex cushioning suspends nearly the entire length of the deck between two isolators, giving it the ability to absorb more impact.

The product comes with a lifetime warranty on the motor, frame, and deck with 6 yrs cover on all other parts (including electronics) and 3 yrs labor warranty.

Here are the main features:

… workout programs

Achieving your fitness goals with an incline trainer requires motivation and having a variety of preset programs. This model scores here with 44 in-built workout programs.

Each one of these have been designed by a certified personal trainer and automatically adjust the incline and speed of the machine. The workouts focus on calorie-burning, incline, speed or intensity goals.

… drive motor

Powering this trainer is a DurX 4.5 CHP Commercial Plus motor. This motor has been designed to deliver smooth, quiet performance during the most vigorous workout.

The motor employs an internal cooling system, has ample power and is very responsive to whatever demands are placed upon it. This makes it especially suitable to interval training or hill climbs.

… speed adjustment

1-Touch control is used to control speed. Instead of tediously scrolling through options, the 1-Touch system allows you to instantly change the speed of the treadmill between 0-12 MPH with the single touch of a button. You can decrease your speed immediately when you need a rest, or increase it instantly for a challenging workout.

… incline adjustment

1-Touch control technology is also used in order to change the incline. A single touch of a button is all that is required instead of tediously scrolling through options as you would with traditional incline controls. The incline can be adjusted between -6 deg. up to 40 deg. of grade.

… web enabled touch screen

This trainer features a web enabled, color, touch screen. This innovative feature brings the whole treadmill experience bang up to date by enabling the user to get online while indulging in an exhilarating workout.

A 10″ full color touch screen incorporates an Android based web browser. This enables the user to connect to their home’s wireless internet network and check their email, surf the web or keep up to date with their social networking activities.

Just like a normal display screen the user can check their workout data, but the user is able to navigate through menus and pull up information such as speed, time, distance, incline, decline, calories burned, pulse with just a swipe of the finger.

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

… goal workout center

The “Set-A-Goal Workout Center” feature allows you to make your workouts your own. By simply selecting your time, calorie and distance preferences the treadmill automatically creates a workout which is individually tailored to you.

By using the Goal Workout Center you can reach your personal goals while fitting the workout into your individual schedule, instead of the other way around.

… iFIT enabled

The trainer is iFIT enabled with the iFIT unit already built in. This forms a wireless internet connection between the internet and the X15i. Using Google Maps, iFIT allows you to experience trails all over the world and watch your progress on the color display map.

To further enhance your hiking experience, iFIT automatically adjusts your incline to simulate the physical features of the terrain.

You can work out with Jillian Michaels, customize your own fitness program, receive automatic workout downloads and manage your profile online. You are also able to add competition to your workout with 5k races against your Facebook friends.

Other exciting features include a nutrition and activity tracker, motivating text messages and emails, and workout videos available for download.

It should be noted that a home wireless internet network connection and membership to iFIT is required in order to use this feature.

… premium cushioning

This trainer takes the shock out of running with “Reflex” cushioning. This specially developed cushioning increases workout comfort, while keeping your joints protected from the rigors of exercise.

Most cushioning systems use a single isolator in the middle of the deck to absorb impact. The Reflex cushioning system, however, suspends nearly the whole of the deck between two isolators. This allows it to absorb more impact at heel-strike, while maintaining stability at toe-off.

… high definition TV

Many people now expect to be entertained whilst exercising and what better way than to have a High Definition TV to watch during your  workout.

The 15″ flat screen TV is mounted rigidly on a custom mount at the optimum viewing height and provides an unobstructed view, while leaving the important workout data displayed on the control screen below it.

You can now enjoy your favorite TV shows while at the same time committing your self to a thorough workout.

… wireless heart rate monitor

Monitoring your heart rate ensures that you’re always in the right training zone for your goals. You can get a more effective workout, burn more fat, and improve your cardiovascular health.

This model is equipped with a dual grip “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate via sensors that are built into the handlebars.

In addition to the CardioGrip sensors this model is also fitted with wireless heart rate monitoring. By wearing the supplied wireless chest strap the user is able to monitor their heart rate continually during their workout without having to hold the hand grips.

... workout cooling fans

The trainer is equipped with two large, “AutoBreeze” workout fans. These twin fans will automatically adjusts their output to the speed of the workout so that the user receives more cooling air when it’s required.

If you prefer a definite setting, just select one of several fixed settings from “low” to “high”. This innovative technology will help you stay cool, focused and on the road to success.

… safety key

The treadclimber comes with a safety key and lanyard. In order for the equipment to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the machine cannot be operated by unauthorized users such as small children.

The safety key has a lanyard with a small plastic clip attached to one end which can be clipped onto the users clothing. If the user were to accidentally trip or fall while on the equipment the key is pulled away from the console causing the walking belt to slow to a stop.

… sound system

The model features the latest, Intermix Acoustics 3.0 sound system with two 3″ speakers that deliver full, rich sound. The user simply plugs their iPOD or any other MP3 player into the music port press in order to listen to their favorite music during the workout.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack X15i incline trainer is underwritten by a lifetime warranty on the motor, deck and frame, with 6 years on parts (including electronics) and 3 years labor warranty.


  • DurX Commercial Pro Motor
  • Reflex Cushioning
  • 15″ High Definition TV
  • 10″ Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • iFIT Enabled
  • 44 Built-in Workouts
  • Set a Goal Workout Center
  • 1 – Touch Incline
  • 1 – Touch Speed
  • Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Dual AutoBreeze Workout Fans
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Accessory Trays
  • Safety Key and Lanyard


  • Motor: 4.5 CHP
  • Tread Belt: 22″ x 60″
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 40 %
  • Decline: 0 to – 6 %
  • User weight: 350 lbs
  • Footprint: 70.2″ L x 39.6″ W x 77.5″ H
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, Motor and Deck

                         6 yrs Parts (including electronics)

                         3 years Labor

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