Which is Best For You?
Trying to decide between the Nordictrack X9 vs Bowflex Treadclimber? Wondering which is your best option?
Well, both machines help you burn calories faster than a standard treadmill.
So both will definitely get you faster weight loss than a treadmill. But what are the main areas where they’re different?
That’s what this post is all about.
First of all, the reason I’m choosing the X9 is that it’s the most popular incline trainer right now. But for the most part, this comparison mainly also applies to the X11 and somewhat to the X7 (except for the full color console bit).
So here’s a rundown of the main differences between the Nordictrack X9:
and the Bowflex Treadclimber:
Nordictrack X9 Vs Bowflex Treadclimber
#1 Number of Belts
The incline trainer only has one main belt, whereas the Treadclimber has 2 smaller belts that move up and down to meet your feet.
So while the Treadclimber actually gets points for being the “cooler” looking machine, to me 2 belts is just double the things that can go wrong (and need to be fixed) vs having 1 belt.
#2 Running Vs Walking
You cannot run on a Treadclimber – maximum speeds go up to 4.0 MPH. That makes sense since the Treadclimber was built for walking workouts.
However if you want the freedom to walk or run, you’ll definitely do better with an incline trainer which gives you up to 12 MPH speed limits.
Bowflex has updated their consoles for 2016 to be much better than before. The TC100 (seen below) gives you a backlit console with a charging port for your iPod and a hand grip heart rate monitor. Not bad.
However the X9 goes a bit better than that – with a full color console, touch-screen web browser and wireless heart rate monitor (belt included). You can surf the net or connect to iFit LIVE to download new workouts or run trails all over the world.
The X9 incline trainer is currently around $1999 with Free Shipping here.
The Bowflex TC100 starts around $2399 and the TC200 goes up to $3599 (but you can use this coupon link to save a bit). If you’re looking at all incline trainers, the X7 is around $1599. So the prices are generally lower for the Nordictrack incline trainers.
The X9 has something (pretty big) that the Treadclimber does not have – decline. You can go up to 6% decline – which adds some great crosstraining options to your workout.
#6 Weight Loss Program
The Treadclimber does include a free weight loss guide with their machines that you don’t get with the incline trainers.
#7 Warranty Protection
The incline trainers have the better warranty protection: lifetime frame, motor, and deck warranty, a 5-year parts and electronics warranty, and a 2-year labor warranty.
The Treadclimbers give you from 2 – 3 years on the TC100 and TC200 respectively.
So those are the main differences between the Nordictrack X9 vs Bowflex Treadclimber. I hope you found it useful.
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