These are both high-end, premium incline trainers with lots of bells and whistles.
They are both excellent for multiple-user families and they both give you a high 40% incline with deep 6% decline.
So what’s the difference and which is best for you?
Here’s a review of the main differences between them to help you decide.
Nordictrack X11i vs X22i – Price
The X11i is the most affordable incline trainer here coming in around $2499 with Free Shipping here.
The X22i is the next model up and comes in a bit higher around $2999 with Free Shipping here. So what do you get with the extra money with the X22i incline trainer? Is it worth it? Read on!
Nordictrack X11i vs X22i – Console
The X11i used to have the largest full color, web-browser console that Nordictrack makes – a full 10 inches across:
That was true until the X22i came out. The X22i more than doubles that console size with a 22” Smart HD Touchscreen. This is like having a huge touch-screen computer display built into your treadmill.
Nordictrack X11i vs X22i – Upper Body Workouts
The Nordictrack X22i comes with adjustable dumbbells and a stand to hold them that you don’t get with the X11i trainer.
With the X22i you get two 12.5-pound SpeedWeight™ adjustable dumbbells. These adjust starting from 2.5 pounds to 5, 7.5, 10, and 12.5 pounds. So you can start light and then work up as you get in better shape.
Nordictrack X11i vs X22i – IFit Differences
Nordictrack has revamped their iFit program this year. While it still works basically the same (you can download new workouts, track your stats online and even run trails all over the world), they’ve brought a new level of personalized training into the mix. It’s called iFit Coach.
The X11i does have the iFit coach feature where you get a new workout every day and can custom-tailor your training to your specific goals.
However the X22i comes with iFit Coach PLUS which is an upgrade to the standard iFit Coach. For example you can participate in livestreaming fitness classes that you can take from your treadmill every day.
You can also do new workouts with different personal trainers in different locations across the world. Choose from all different workouts from cardio to yoga. You also get custom meal plans based on your fitness goals, as well as a wearable to track your activity and sleep patterns.
So there’s a lot more you can do with the iFit Coach Plus – it’s kind of like having a fitness membership with fitness classes and personal trainers helping you reach your goals.
However here’s the main difference – unlike standard iFit – the X22i is sold with a one-year commitment of $39.00 per month, billed annually. So the iFit Coach Plus runs a bit more than iFit – and you have to buy it with the machine.
For some people that’s not a problem since it’s like having a gym membership (but cheaper). However if you want to have the choice to try it or not, then the X22i is not your machine. You’d be better off with the X11i where you can decide if you want iFit or not.
Nordictrack X11i vs X22i – Tablet Holder
This may or may not matter to you. The X11i comes with a tablet holder above the console which makes it easy to watch your shows as you walk.
The X22i does not have a tablet holder – mainly because the console can double as your tablet (only larger). So you don’t really need it.
Both the X11i and the X22i incline trainers have their benefits. The X11i is the more affordable of the two and still has the solid construction you get on the X22i (like the 4.25 Commercial HP motor, extra long belt and 2.5 inch rollers).
But the X22i has a much larger touch-screen HD console with adjustable dumbbells to add some upper body training to your workout.
It also has the iFit LIVE Coach PLUS where you can do live fitness classes every day or get new workouts from different personal trainers with more tailored programs to meet your goals.
So at the end of the day it depends on what you’re looking for.
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