NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer Review

The NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer with the comfort of Reflex cushioning and Android powered iFIT tablet with google maps.

The NordicTrack X9i incline trainer is the mid range model in their line-up. The trainer has a wide range of inclines and will work virtually all the muscles in your legs, especially those used in hiking and climbing.

This model has many amazing features including a touch screen display with built-in web browser. The user can check their email, surf the web or keep up with their social networking activities. A touch screen interface allows the to user navigate menus with a swipe of a finger.

Another benefit of this tread climber is the integration of iFIT technology which using Google Maps allows the user to recreate any route in the world in addition to downloading additional workouts and training with Jillian Michaels!

To help protect your joints from harmful impact, the trainer features NordicTrack’s legendary “Reflex” cushioning. This cushioning system 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 5 yrs cover on all other parts (including electronics) and 2 yrs labor warranty.

Here are the main features:

… 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 7″ full 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 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.

… iFIT technology

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 which is sold separately.

… 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.

... workout cooling fans

Dual “AutoBreeze” workout fans are mounted into the console. These are quiet in operation and automatically change the airflow to match your workout speed.

If you prefer, you can select one of several fixed speed settings. This innovative technology will help you find the right temperature so you can stay cool and comfortable during your workout.

… cushioning system

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.

… 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 in order to listen to their favorite music during the 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.

… tablet computer holder

Many people like to have access to apps stored on their tablet computers during their workout session and there is provision on this trainer to hold a tablet securely at a comfortable viewing angle.

Positioned at eye-level, immediately above the display is a strong removable bracket designed to hold your tablet computer.

… warranty details

The NordicTrack X9i incline trainer is underwritten by a warranty which offers a lifetime cover on the motor, deck and frame, with 5 years on parts (including electronics) and 2 years labor warranty.


  • 44 Workout Apps
  • Reflex Cushioning
  • Web Enabled Touch Screen
  • iFIT Technology
  • Set a Goal Workout Center
  • 1 – Touch Incline
  • 1 – Touch Speed
  • Wireless Heart Rate Chest Strap
  • CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor
  • iPOD Compatible Music Port
  • Dual AutoBreeze Workout Fans
  • Adjustable Tablet Holder
  • Accessory Trays
  • Magnetic Safety Key


  • Motor: 3.0 CHP
  • Tread Belt: 22″ x 60″
  • Speed: 0 to 12 MPH
  • Incline: 0 to 40 %
  • Decline: – 6 %
  • User weight: 350 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime on Frame, Motor and Deck

                         5 yrs Parts (including electronics)

                         2 years Labor

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