Is the Nordictrack X15 A Good Buy For You?
The Nordictrack X15 Incline Trainer is the brand new super-high-end incline trainer for 2016. It comes with something no other trainer has – a large, LCD TV above the console.
Since Nordictrack is removing the TV’s from most of their other treadmills as of this writing, this makes the X15 very unique.
Plus you also get all of the benefits of incline trainer treadmills like the high 40% incline, 6% decline, web browser and iFit LIVE online workouts.
So is the Nordictrack X15 worth a look? Here’s what you need to know:
Price: $2999 + Free Shipping
Motor: 4.5 HP
Incline: 40% and 6% Decline
Belt: 22 x 60″
Speed: 0 – 12 MPH
Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
Warranty: Lifetime Frame, Motor & Deck Warranty, 6-Year Parts, 3-Year Labor Warranty
Nordictrack X15 Incline Treadmill Review – The Benefits:
Burn 5 Times More Calories Just By Walking
The main benefit of any incline trainer is the ability to lose weight faster because you’re burning more calories.
According to the Manufacturer, you can burn up to 5X more calories with an incline treadmill trainer than with a regular treadmill. So if you’ve resolved to lose weight and get in shape – but you don’t want to spend months losing 1 pound a week, this might be your dream treadmill.
Large HD TV Above the Console
The 15 inch HD TV sits above the console at your eye level. The benefit to having the TV come with the machine is that the treadmill can be placed in any room in your house – and you can still enjoy your workout.
The TV comes cable ready and you can also hook it up to a DVD player. This is the only Nordictrack incline trainer – or treadmill – that currently carries the built-in TV.
Strong 4.5 HP Motor
This is one of the largest motors that Nordictrack makes. It easily powers the extra long, extra wide belt with ease.
(If you have too much belt and not enough motor power, you can end up burning out your motor).
It’s also what you want if you’re planning on longer, more intense workouts on the incline trainer.
Extra-Large Web Browser To Surf the Net
The X15i incline trainer gives you the largest full color web browser that Nordictrack makes – a full 10 inches wide. You can see your workout stats in full color or go online to catch up with Facebook, read the latest business news or watch Youtube.
You can also connect to iFit LIVE through the console and watch real world landmarks pass you by or run famous trails all over the world.
Of course the X15 comes with iFit. If you haven’t heard about iFit, it’s a technology that lets you take your treadmill online where you can track your workout stats and set new fitness goals.
You can also download new workouts from Jillian Michaels. And you can run famous real-world trails where actual landmarks pass you by in the console screen. So run through the streets of Paris, or along the shores of Hawaii, this is a great way to make your workouts fly by!
Along with the 40% incline, you also get 6% decline for more crosstraining options. The trainer works with Googlemaps to mimic the trail that you’re running. So it will incline and decline to match the trail, very virtual reality.
iPod Dock and 44 Built-in Workouts
Don’t want to try iFit LIVE yet? No problem. There are 44 other workouts that come built-in with this treadmill. Plus you can plug in your iPod and listen to your favorite workout music through the built-in console speakers.
Free Wireless Heart Rate Monitor
A lot of people prefer the wireless heart rate monitor because it’s more accurate (and easier to use since you don’t have to keep holding on to the hand sensors).
The Nordictrack X15 treadmill comes with a free wireless heart rate monitor included.
Nordictrack X15 Treadmill Drawbacks:
High End Machine
At just under $3000 with everything and the kitchen sink thrown at it (iPod dock, TV, web-browser, iFit, etc.), it may be overkill for the occasional walker on a budget.
Does Not Fold Up
Incline Trainers are great treadmills – but they don’t fold up. So if space is really tight in your home gym, this may not be the machine for you.
If you’re looking for the ultimate treadmill with TV – that can take the weight off fast, the Nordictrack X15 is definitely your treadmill.
It’s built with everything you could ever want entertainment-wise. And the super-tough motor with 2.5 inch spin balanced rollers and extra wide belt make for a treadmill that will last for years – even under heavy running.
Where to Buy and Save
You can get the new 2016 X15i model right now direct from the Manufacturer. You can also get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.