NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer Review

The NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer with the revolutionary Reflex cushioning and touch screen display.

This is the 2017 version of the NordicTrack X7i incline trainer which is a fully featured exercise machine designed for home use and powered by a heavy-duty 2.75 CHP motor.

This equipment has an incredibly wide range of inclines ranging from -3 % to 40 % which will work virtually all the muscles in your legs, especially those used in hiking and climbing activities.

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

An exciting feature is the iFIT Coach. This lets you check your progress, download new workouts and allows you to travel virtual tracks all over the world. This feature requires a tablet computer and subscription to

The product is underwritten by a lifetime frame, motor and deck warranty, 5 years parts (including electronics) and 2 years labor.

Here are the main features:

… workout programs

Having a good variety of preset programs on a trainer is a key factor in order to maintain motivation and achieve your fitness goals. This model has 38 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

A DurX 2.75 CHP motor is used to power the unit. Through the use of high-end, commercial bearings and brushes, this motor delivers the longest, most powerful drive possible.

The unit is also dynamically spin-balanced and extensively tested for superior performance in vibration and noise.

… back lit display

The control console features a 7″ back lit display. This display tracks your speed, time, distance, heart rate, and calories burned, and you can see your progress on a visual, quarter-mile racetrack.

… heart rate monitor

A “CardioGrip” heart rate monitor is built into the handlebars. This helps you to make the most out of every workout by monitoring your heart rate via sensors. 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.

A wireless chest strap is also included which transmits the user’s heart rate information to the control console without having to make contact with the sensors mounted in the handlebars.

… iFIT coach ready

Be entertained and engaged with your exercise regime using the latest in fitness technology – the iFIT Coach. You can check your progress, download new workouts and using Google maps technology you can run virtual tracks from all over the world.

The iFIT wireless technology is built in and you can access your iFIT account from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

It should be noted that this feature requires a tablet computer or similar device and subscription to which is sold separately.

… speed control

“1-Touch” controls used to control speed. The 1-Touch system allows you to instantly change the speed of the trainer between 0 to 12 MPH with a 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 control

The “1-Touch” control technology is also used to change the inclination of the running deck with a single touch of a button.

The incline of the running deck can be raised up to 40 % and declined down to – 3 % of grade. Exercising on the running deck at the various inclinations uses different sets of muscles to help tone your lower body.

... workout cooling fans

The trainer is fitted with dual “AutoBreeze” workout cooling fans mounted in the console. These high output fans automatically adjusts their output to the speed of the trainer so that the user receives more cooling air when it is required such as during a fast sprint.

… built-in speakers

The incline trainer features an auxiliary music port. This enables the user to hook their music device up to the treadmill and listen to their favorite  music or audio book title via the built-in, twin, 3″ speakers.

… safety key

A safety key and lanyard is provided with the equipment. In order for the incline trainer to be operational the key must be present in the control console. This means that with the key withdrawn the equipment 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 trainer the key is pulled away from the console causing the walking belt to slow to a stop.

… tablet holder

This incline trainer 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.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack X7i incline trainer is underwritten by a warranty which provides a lifetime cover on the motor, deck and frame, with 5 years on parts (including electronics) and 2 years labor warranty.


  • DurX Commercial Motor
  • 38 Workout Programs
  • 7″ Back Lit Display
  • Reflex Cushioning
  • iFIT Coach Ready
  • 1 – Touch Incline
  • 1 – Touch Speed
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap
  • Dual Auto Breeze Workout Fans
  • Adjustable Tablet Holder
  • Auxiliary Music Port
  • Magnetic Safety Key


  • Motor: 2.75 CHP
  • Tread Belt: 22″ x 60″
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 40 %
  • Decline: 0 to -3 %
  • User weight: up to 300 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, Motor and Deck

                   5 yrs Parts (including electronics)

                   2 yrs Labor

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