NordicTrack X7i Incline Trainer
The NordicTrack X7 Incline Trainer is the pretty much the ultimate incline trainer on the market right now.
You get up to 40% incline which can help you burn 5X the calories (vs walking on a flat treadmill). You also get a 6% Decline to work different muscles.
The X7 has a longer belt than other incline trainers (55″) which means most people can run on it comfortably. It also has a stronger 3.0 HP motor and a higher 12 MPH speed limit than other trainers.
The icing on the cake is the 7″ full color touch screen display which works with iFit LIVE to give you a visual display of the trails you’re running all over the world (powered by Google Terrain).
- Price: $1999
- Motor: 3.0 HP
- Speed: 0 -12 MPH
- Incline: 0 – 40%
- Decline: 0 – 6%
- Treadbelt: 20 x 55″
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes
- Workout Programs: 20 Calorie Goal Workouts + iFit Live
- Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
- Warranty: Lifetime Motor & Frame, 1 year on Parts and Labor
Verdict: Highly Recommended
If you’re looking for the ultimate incline trainer, the X7 really does have it all: a strong 3.0 HP motor with 55″ long deck, specialized Reflex Deck cushioning to protect your joints, high 40% incline with a 6% decline and higher 12 MPH speed limit.
The entertainment options will blow you away too – iPod dock with speakers, iFit LIVE WiFi capability, Google trails where you can run famous trails all over the world and a 7″ Touch Screen display giving you a clear picture of each trails. It’s like a virtual reality game in your machine.
NordicTrack Incline Trainer X3
The NordicTrack Incline Trainer X3 offers from 0% up to 40% incline which can help you burn 5 times the calories (vs walking on a flat treadmill).
In fact, many of the contestants on the TV Show ‘The Biggest Loser’ used an incline trainer to drop pounds fast.
So if you’ve struggled to get results in the past – or if you just want the biggest bang for your buck, you may want to consider the X3 trainer.
- Price: $1199
- Motor: 2.8 HP
- Speed: 0 -10 MPH
- Incline: 0-40%
- Treadbelt: 20 x 51″
- Heart Rate Monitor: Yes with Wireless Chest Strap
- Workout Programs: 9 Incline Trainer Programs + iFit workouts + Random Trail Generator
- Weight Capacity: 250 lbs
- Warranty: Lifetime Motor, 1 year on Parts and Labor
- iPod dock with Intermix Acoustics™ 2.0 EQ Sound System
Verdict: Highly Recommended
The NordicTrack incline trainer X3 is an upgrade on your typical treadmill. With up to 40% inclines, you can burn 5X the calories (vs walking on a flat plane) and see results in a very short time.
If you don’t really care about high-incline walking or you’re a runner you may want to go with a machine with better cushioning and a longer belt like the Sole F80
Bowflex TC3000 Treadclimber
The Bowflex Treadclimber TC3000 is the mid-priced unit in the Treadclimber series – adding an upgraded console, more workout stats and higher speed limit over the TC 1000.
The main advantage of the Treadclimber is that you can burn calories twice as fast as regular treadmill walking. This means faster results in less time.
Plus the design of the units (dual treadles that move up and down to meet each step) help to reduce impact on your joints and get you into the fat-burning zone faster.
- Price: $2099
- Speed: 0.7 – 4.0 MPH
- Resistance: 0-12
- Electronic Functions: 6 – Speed, Distance, Time, Calories per Minute, Total Calories and Total Steps
- Heart Rate Monitor: Not Included
- User Weight Capacity: 300 pounds
- Warranty: Motor – 3 Years; Parts – 2 Years; Electronics – 2 Years; Hydraulics – 1 Year
The Bowflex Treadclimber TC 3000 offers an upgraded console with more workout feedback (including calories burned) than the TC1000. You also get higher speed limits of up to 4.0 MPH to build in higher calorie burning intervals. The warranty is also longer which helps to protect your investment.
And then there are the advantages of the Treadclimber machines themselves – faster calorie burn than the traditional treadmill, more compact design and lower impact workouts.