NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Review

NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer - 2018 Treadmill

Overview

The NordicTrack X22i is one of the newest Incline Trainers from the popular company, joining the base X11i, mid-range X15i and top-of-the-line X32i treadmills.

With a huge 22″ Smart HD touchscreen and loads of extra features and capabilities, this treadmill is taking the home workout to a whole new level.

It has incredible incline up to 40% and decline to 6% so you can really take your workouts to the next level, with tons of built in programs and access to on demand workouts with personal trainers across the world.

Specifications

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Speed : up to 12 mph 1-Touch

Incline : up to 40% 1-Touch

Decline : -6-0% 1-Touch

Motor : 4.25 CHP DurX Commercial Pro

Belt : 22" x 60"

Cushioning System : Reflex system

Heart Rate Monitoring : Grip and Wireless (free strap included)

Maximum User Weight : 300 lbs.

Footprint : 70.2” L x 39.6” W x 71.6” H

Warranty : Lifetime on motor, frame and deck, 6 years for parts & electronics, 3 years for labor.

NordicTrack X22i - Best Features

Huge Vibrant Display

Of course it is all about the workout. But we had to start off with mention of the new 22″ Smart HD Touch Screen Display.

It is one of the largest screens we have ever seen on a treadmill, besides the 32″ screen on the 2019 X32i, and the picture is crystal clear and vibrant.

It offers all of the relevant workout stats, and you can go online or tap into the endless workouts of iFit Coach technology, including Google maps putting you anywhere in the world you choose to train.

Seeing it unfold right in from of you on such a large screen is a real treat.

Incline/Decline Capability

One of the most attractive features of the NordicTrack X22i is the fact that it not only inclines up to 40%, but also declines up to -6%.

NordicTrack X22i - Calorie Burn with Incline and Decline

With this flexibility you can really target all the different muscle groups in your legs, giving you an extremely challenging workout. Not to mention the huge amount of calories that you burn at the highest incline levels.

Note that all of the Incline Trainers, including the base X11i, now offer the same -6% decline.

Advanced Cushioning

The NordicTrack X22i has the unique Reflex cushioning system, which is more advanced than you find on other NordicTrack treadmills.

It provides the ideal amount of cushioning and support where you need it, helping to keep you in the ideal position and minimizing impact on your knees and joints.

iFit Coach Plus Technology

As we mention above, the X22i is equipped with the latest version of ICON Fitness’ popular program, iFit Coach Plus.

Choose from a library of customized workouts and work out anywhere in the world with Google maps. You can watch daily videos, get meal programs to help you reach your weight loss goals and work out right in the gym with actual classes led by top trainers.

There is a monthly subscription fee, but it’s well worth it for all of the features you are getting.

(Note that they often give you one year for free as part of the purchase price)

Other Great Features

The X22i Incline Trainer also has a powerful 4.25 CHP motor, a generously sized 22″ x 60″ deck, a music port, wireless and grip heart rate monitoring with chest strap included, easy assembly, dual AutoBreeze fans as well as a very generous warranty.

NordicTrack X22i - Pros and Cons

Pros

There are a lot of pros on this machine, as you can see from the list of best features above.

You get a very strong motor, incline capability, decline, tons of built in workouts, a huge touch screen display, iFit Coach Plus technology, commercial-grade cushioning and a large deck for a comfortable workout.

There really is nothing missing from the X22i, as they have packed everything you could ever want in a treadmill into this one.

From the workout to the design to the functionality and entertainment, the X22i has it all.

Cons

There are not too many drawbacks to mention here. If we had to choose something, it would probably be the price tag, which may be out of reach for some people.

The sale price is around $2,999, which is definitely very good given all of the features and capabilities, but it may not be within your budget.

You can save a little money with the X15i or X11i, so definitely look at those treadmills as well. The only real difference is the size of the screen.

Summary

The new 2019 NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer is a real beast of a machine, and the new screen size is really something special. It’s like having a flat screen TV built right into the treadmill, with intuitive touch screen capability.

Although it is on the expensive side, with incline, decline, iFit and everything else, it’s well worth it if you have the money.

8 Responses to NordicTrack X22i Incline Trainer Review

  1. George Watanabe says:

    Can the screen connect to internet?
    What size are the belt rollers?

  2. admin says:

    Yes, the NordicTrack X22i has a Smart HD touch display that is internet ready. So you can watch videos, search, post to social networks, etc. The belt rollers are 2.5″. Let me know if you have any additional questions.

  3. Are there programs that automatically adjust to keep heart rate in range?

  4. Rob says:

    Which of the incline trainers have hdmi output?

  5. Marcus says:

    You say it is internet ready? I currently have one and I can see no way that you can use it for that? What am I missing?

  6. admin says:

    Hey Marcus,

    All of the NordicTrack Incline Trainers were upgraded for 2019 and they have internet access for the iFit Coach program and all of the on board workouts but they don’t currently have search or other app capability. It’s probably to encourage you to try out the iFit program, which offers you a ton of workouts, Google maps, nutrition recommendations, tracking capability, etc.

    You can always use your tablet if you want to go online, or if you have a Smart TV in your workout area that’s an option as well.

    – Run Reviews Team

  7. admin says:

    I don’t think any of the incline trainers currently have an HDMI output. The older version of the X15i did I believe, but the newer Commercial X15i does not have one.

  8. admin says:

    Yes you can access those workouts via the iFit Coach program, along with a huge library of additional personal trainer led workouts.

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