NordicTrack Incline Trainer or FreeMotion Incline Trainer?
The idea for this article crossed my mind after a reader asked me what I recommended to him: a NordicTrack Incline Trainer or a Freemotion Incline Trainer. He wanted also to buy the iFIT cards but he wasn’t sure which of these options were more efficient.
I’m sure he is not the only one who wonders which of these products are better. So I hope this article will answer the question for you.
Similar Features between NordicTrack Incline Trainers and FreeMotion Incline Trainers
They are built by the same manufacturer
Icon Health & Fitness owns both brands. They are built with the same components, the same consoles and the same entertainment features.
They have the same quality
All Incline Trainers we tested, either from NordicTrack or FreeMotion have the same components and implicitly the same quality.
The motor power differs from one model to another and what you choose depends on what type of exercises you want to do. But the other details such as the belt, cushion system and frame are built from the same material.
They have the same console features
There are common console features we noticed on all Icon incliners (NordicTrack or FreeMotion).
You have the 1 Touch Speed and 1 Touch Incline, maximum 40% incline and same motor. You also have the same heart reading options.
All Incliners are compatible with iFIT Workouts
The NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer is compatible with the iFit Live Module Workouts. The other NordicTrack Incline trainers and the FreeMotion Incline Trainer are compatible with iFIT SD Cards Workouts. We invite you to read more details about this option in the iFIT Workouts article.
You receive the same warranty
The warranty includes lifetime for frame, motor and deck, 5 or 6 years for parts and 2 years for labor.
Differences between NordicTrack Incline Trainers and FreeMotion Incline Trainers
Price versus features
The FreeMotion Incline Trainer for example costs the same as a NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer but it has less features.
From our point of view, either you choose a NordicTrack Incline Trainer or a FreeMotion Incline trainer for your home gym, you choose the same brand and the same machine.
Pay attention to features versus price so you choose the best deal.