You get the longest running belt you'll currently find on an incline trainer - a whopping 62". So there's plenty of room to stretch your legs and run.
Plus you also get a full-color, built-in web browser. So you can surf the net, read email or visit with Facebook friends as you workout.
Other highlights include a 6% decline and iFit LIVE built in - so you can run trails all over the world and download new workout programs to your machine.
Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know:
Motor: 3.0 HP
Speed: 0 - 12 MPH
Incline: 0 to 40 %
Decline: 0 to -6%
Belt Size: 20 x 62"
Heart Rate: Yes, Hand Grip + Wireless
Weight Capacity: 350 lbs
Warranty: Lifetime Motor & Frame, 5 years on Parts and 2 years on Labor
1) Burn Almost 400 Calories in 20 minutes
Want to lose weight fast? This is your machine. You can burn up to 398 calories walking at a 40% incline for 20 minutes - vs. burning 74 calories walking at a 0% incline. That's more than 5X the calorie burning. With your body chewing through calories like this, you'll see results super-fast.
2) Longest Treadbelt - Great For Runners
One of the past complaints with many incline trainers was that the belts were too short to run on (they were originally designed only for high incline walking).
However, Nordic Track has fixed this by adding an extra long 62" belt to the X9 incline trainer. This gives you extra room to really stretch your legs and run. It's also ideal for taller users as they won't feel like they're going to fall off the treadmill.
3) Built-In Web Browser
Imagine surfing the net, reading emails, catching up on the latest business news or even checking in with Facebook friends - all while working out. The web browser is built right into the console and uses the wireless internet in your home to connect you.
Plus the console is larger than other Nordictrack trainers - 10" (vs 7"). It's also full-color and is touch sensitive so you can surf the Net or see your workout stats with the swipe of your finger. Very easy and convenient.
4) 6% Decline
In addition to a high 40% incline, the X9 also comes with 6% decline which gives you even more crosstraining options. It's also really neat because when you run different world trails using the iFit feature, the treadmill inclines and declines to match the actual trail.
5) iFit LIVE Built-In
iFit LIVE is a feature that uses the wireless modem in your home to connect your trainer to the Internet. From there you can download new workout programs (including ones where Jillian Michaels from 'The Biggest Loser' coaches you through the program), run trails all over the world using Googlemaps and track your fitness activity online.
Plus, the iFit LIVE comes built-in - so you don't have to buy the iFit module separately as you do with other NordicTrack machines.
6) Full Color 10" Touch Screen Console
You can see trails and landmarks from the iFit LIVE workouts in full color with the touch screen console on the X9. It's easy to map out your trails on the console and it also shows your workout feedback stats while you're exercising.
7) Reflex Cushioning
This is one of NordicTrack's more advanced cushioning systems - built from the same materials they use to make professional snowboards. It absorbs impact when you heel hits the belt and then give you a firmer push-off. This helps to return energy to your stride and keep you running longer and further without fatiguing.
If you don't have wireless internet in your home you won't get full use out of the X9. Also, while you don't have to buy the iFit LIVE module - you will have to subscribe to iFit if you want to try it out.
The NordicTrack X9 Incline trainer gives you everything you could ever want in a treadmill/incline trainer. It gets our vote for "Best Buy for 2013".
You can burn calories ultra-fast with a 40% incline or tone your lower body with the 6% decline. Plus with an extra long belt and strong cushioning system, it's perfect for runners.
If you're looking for the ultimate incline trainer for under $2000 (currently) this is it.
Where To Buy:
You can buy the NordicTrack X9 incline trainer directly from the Manufacturer. You can also watch a video of Jillian Michaels showing you how it works as well as read the latest user reviews.