Trainer X7i Review

The NordicTrack incline trainer X7i is the most affordable version of the popular incline trainer treadmills. Incline trainers are popular for one main reason – they give you up to 40{cf86c5ad91905d3000d3118c438f54fc5b6223898bc50ae08477bb4da26cbb7e} incline.

And this high incline walking practically incinerates calories. In fact, according to the manufacturer, you can burn 5 times more calories on an incline trainer than on a flat plane treadmill.

So people looking to lose weight very fast like these kinds of treadmills. The X7 is a bit more streamline and simpler than the X9i or the X11i models.

So is it right for you? Here’s a review of the pros and cons to help you decide:

Pro #1 High Incline and Decline

This is the main benefit of the X7. You can go from 0 to 40{cf86c5ad91905d3000d3118c438f54fc5b6223898bc50ae08477bb4da26cbb7e} incline – or anywhere in between to build in high calorie burning intervals into your workout.

The incline trainer X7i also has a 3{cf86c5ad91905d3000d3118c438f54fc5b6223898bc50ae08477bb4da26cbb7e} decline option to add in even more cross-training challenge to your workout.

Pro #2 Extra Long Belt

The problem with older incline trainers like the X3 for example was that the belts were made very short. That made sense at the time since the incline trainer was originally only aimed at walkers.

But a lot of people wanted to run on these machines. After all, they’re just like a treadmill – but with a really high incline.

So NordicTrack lengthened the belt on the X7i to 60 inches. This gives you a lot of room to run or stretch out.

Pro #3 Backlit Console

The console is dual color and easy to read. There’s a scrolling message board that leads you through the next steps to your workout.

There’s also an iPod dock with speakers so you can listen to your favorite tunes. And a dual speed console fan to keep you cool.

Pro #4 Tablet Holder

NordicTrack has added a new tablet holder above the console to the new model this year. You can attach your tablet and watch your favorite shows or movies as you walk.

This adds even more entertainment options into the mix that will make your workouts go by faster.

Pro #5 iFit LIVE

The NordicTrack incline trainer X7i comes iFit LIVE compatible. iFit LIVE connects to the Internet and you can easily track your workouts over time or download brand new workouts to your treadmill.

Plus, you can also run famous trails all over the world – from Paris to Hawaii – and watch real life landmarks pass you by.

Note however that since the console is only dual color on this machine, if you want to use this feature you have to connect to iFit with your tablet and watch it that way.