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.

NordicTrack X7 Incline Trainer Treadmill


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.

This article is written after testing and reviewing

Nordictrack X5i Incline Trainer

Read the review here

Nordictrack Incline Trainer X3 Interactive

You can read this review at this here.

NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer

which review you can find here.

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