NordicTrack – X9i Treadmill Review

About NordicTrack – X9i

Calorie burning and effective results are made easier with the NordicTrack X9i. The X9i is an incline trainer that claims to burn calories five times fasteras compared to other typical treadmills. The X9i can help users tone their different muscle groups. The intensified training on this treadmill can also help users lose weight faster. It has a motor of 3.0 continuous horsepower that drives the track up to 12 mph. A 7 inch web enable touchscreen. The incline level reaches up to 40% on the treadmill and it can also decline to a limit of -6%. It has 44 pre-installed workout programs and is also iFit coach compatible so the user has a variety of workout plans available. The controls of this machine are easily accessible. The track is wider than usual treadmills and has WhisperQuite and Reflex cushioning that doesn’t allow the track to put strain on the user’s joints. It also has two cooling fans installed, an access tray and a music port.

Quick Review

NordicTrack – X9i has very modish functionalities for its users. The X9i has 44 built-in workout programs for offline training and a never ending content of workouts with the iFit coach subscription. Customers who want powerful workouts will have access to the incline and decline feature with which they can get an effective session and those who want to use it like a normal treadmill can use the machine on zero incline for jogging and walking. The WhisperQuite and Reflex cushioning technology serves the users with a softer and quieter experience. This exercising equipment is ideal for users to test their bodies underlying potential. If the incline speed levels are set properly the user is confirmed to get the best results. NordicTrack X9i has the functionalities the user requires for a consistently effective workout. The operations are easy to maneuverso the intimidating perspective of exercising is not in the picture anymore. With cutting edge features the user’s workout becomes worthwhile.

The operating components of this machine are simplistic. X9i has incredibly responsive controls. iFit subscribed users have the advantage of having a never ending variety of workouts. Those users who want to stay offline and workout they can use the 44 programs the treadmill comes with. Users have their motivational boundaries secured because they are given the power to adjust it according to their liking.

Workout Variety

NordicTrack’s X9i doesn’t let the user’s time go to waste. It offers 44 pre-installed workout programs that are created by top tier experts. The experts have distributed the workouts into 4 categories: calorie burn, incline training, heartrate control and speed training. The users are able to access these workout through the touchscreen console and choose a workout that covers different levels of intensity. Alongside the built-in programs iFit coach lets users go online and go through the copious library of workouts. The users also have the option to make workout plans for themselves through the app if the pre-existing workouts don’t feel sufficient. The Google Maps program in the iFit applicationgives a life like touch to the workout. It has a street view for any track you choose from around the globe that you can see through your console’s screen. The track also mimics the various terrain by automatically adjusting the speed and incline levels.

The 3.0 CHP motor supports these workouts with ease.It drives the track to the top speed of 12 mph. users have an uninterrupted training session when on the machine. Users can also jump between speed and inline levels.


The x9i has a powerful3.0 Continuous Horsepower DurX motor.This commercial quality motor is adequate for beneficial workouts. The motor is able to handle workouts on high level inclines supporting interval and speed training programs. During the operation the machine allows users to switch speeds and inclines quietly. Incline and Decline are highlighted functions of this treadmill. During inclined and declined workouts the machine starts to focus on particular muscles and tone them like your calves and thighs. It also have a top speed of 12mph that lets users run on high speeds on a steep ramp further making the process of calorie burning quicker. The Track is 22 inches wide and 60 inches long.This is a vast workout space that will accommodate users easily and allow them to move their body more freely.

The Tread Belt has ReFlex cushioning.The cushioning provides a softer workout surface. The softer surface reduces the stress put on the user’s joints making the workout safe and comfortable, but if the user still prefers a tougher surface he/she can turn the cushioning system off and workout on a road-like track

This treadmill has a large 2.5 inch roller. These rollers are usually found in more high-end treadmills. They increase the motor’s life significantly and even make the tread belt more durable by absorbing the impact. X9i has an efficient way forheartrate monitoring. The machine has 2 options for heartrate output. Users can usethe sensors on the handlebar.The more efficient manner of heartrate tracking is thewireless chest strap. The strap continuously tracks your heartrate and displays it on the screen. It connects to the console through Bluetooth.

A7 inch colorful touchscreengives users internet access so they can surf the web during their workout. The screen also displays your heartrate, speed, incline level, distance covered and calories burned. Alongside, there is an adjustable tablet holderfor users to place and adjust their tablet computers at a suitable angle. The users can use the tablet to access outsider fitness applications to complement their workouts or watch videos and read the news.

There is an iPod compatible music port in the treadmill with two 3 inch speaker which allows users to adjust their environment to make it more motivational towards their workouts.  The treadmill also has 2 AutoBreeze Cooling Fans that offer good climate control to the users consistently. The fans are programmed toadjust their speed as the intensity of the workout rises. Anaccess tray is available too. It’s a very useful facility for users to place their personal items in like keys, wallets and even books.


The treadmill is very expensive and may not fall in the budget line of every customer who is looking for all these facilities. It doesn’t have SpaceSaver technology which mean that due to the large footprint (70.2 inch long, 39.6 inches wide and 71.6 inches high) it will take up a lot of room which lowers the convenient aspect on this machine. If users are required to pay a fee for the iFit subscription or else when it comes to work out plans they will only have access to the 44pre-installed programs that come with the treadmill. With poor customer service users may not get a quick response for repairs.

Final Pitch

X9i is an exciting alternative for users who don’t need an intense and continuous running session as it offers better results in lesser time compared to normal treadmills.It has spacious deck that can handle all sorts of users, arobust 3.0 CHP motor and a track that offers good comfort when working out. It also has a quite operating motor and track. Thedesign is sleek and stylish and shares a couple of features with high-end treadmills. A decent warranty is given to users with the purchase.

Quick Review

Motor: 3.0 HP
Incline: -6 to 40%
Running Area: 22" x 60"
Folding: No
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Weight Capacity: 300 LBS
Dimensions: 70.2" L x 39.6" W x 71.6" H
Built-In Programs: 44

NordicTrack – X9i Treadmill Review






      Ease of use


        Tread belt





            • Efficient calorie burning
            • Impressive incline and decline limits
            • 44 pre-installed programs
            • iFit enabled
            • Adjustable cushioning


            • Expensive than normal treadmills
            • poor customer service
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