Summary: Technology meets comfort with the all-new Commercial 9.9 Elliptical Trainer from NordicTrack. This unit is packed with features. I love the redesign. It does not stray too far from that ‘classic’ NordicTrack look – though the clean lines and hooped handles give it a distinctive fresh feel. Features include auto-adjusting stride length, up to 20% incline, a hefty flywheel for super-smooth resistance plus integrated fan and Bluetooth speakers.
Where the Commercial 9.9 Elliptical trainer really comes into its own is with iFit. Interactive training sessions, plus an immense library make this a workout experience you will look forward to.
You can check the full impressive picture gallery – and find out how the iFit app will boost your training, over on this dedicated product page at amazon.co.uk – check it out now!
Unlike SpaceSaver ellipticals from NordicTrack, the 9.9 is a front-drive unit. These units have a smaller footprint (they are shorter) – which is popular for home users.
The Commercial 9.9 elliptical is still a big unit which is packed full of features. Once assembled it is 173cm long, 74cm wide and 174cm tall to the top of the handlebars. NordicTrack recommend it for users up to 159kgs (a little over twenty-five stone).
This unit has a 25lb flywheel, this is key to the smooth resistance – which is digitally controlled either via the console or remotely by your trainer through the iFit app.
A notable extra to this new 2021 model includes extra cushioning to the big pedals. You get soft touch handles and an integrated ‘AutoBreeze’ fan. All the commercial equipment from NordicTrack comes with an impressive warranty. This is 10 years for the frame, 2 years for the parts and a full year for labour. You do need to register your purchase to get the warranty.
This model uses an inertia-enhanced flywheel. It has twenty-two digital resistance levels, which you can change with the ‘OneTouch’ controls. Silent Magnetic Resistance reduces the noise level and keeps things smooth. If you are using a training program with different intensity levels, the resistance will change automatically.
An extra which you will not find on budget elliptical trainers is the incline. By mimicking uphill workouts, you will burn more calories. This goes up to a healthy 20%, again all digitally controls. Add in the auto adjust for the stride length, and you will see the flexibility of this elliptical.
With a 7-inch HD screen, you can stream interactive training sessions right to the console. iFit is hugely popular. This includes live interactive training with pro trainers, and a huge video library of past sessions. You can choose courses based on your fitness level and track your progress through them. You can also workout with beautiful scenery – or choose your own location on Google Maps.
iFit also has social aspects. Whether you join with friends to track your progress or make new ones online. You get a free year’s subscription with your purchase of the 9.9 unit.
This is a brand-new model, which means the feedback is not yet in. Based on the previous commercial range of elliptical cross trainers, this will be glowing. First time users of iFit regularly show that this system makes a massive difference to enjoyment and motivation. The build quality, features, and design of NordicTrack equipment also gets a lot of individual praise.
I will be back to this page as soon as enough feedback from the new Commercial 9.9 has appeared.
This is a stunning modern design, which is packed with the latest technology and features from NordicTrack. If you have used their equipment before, and looking for an upgrade, then the 9.9 is a no-brainer.
For anyone new to NordicTrack, the combination of smooth resistance, incline, auto stride adjustment and cushioning makes this an amazing unit.
When you add iFit – along with interactive sessions where the trainer controls your incline and resistance – it becomes a must-have.
While you will pay more than for the no-brand units, the warranty, service and quality mean that your elliptical will last for years to come.
Check out the monthly payment options, and see the impressive picture gallery for yourself now, over on this dedicated product page at amazon.co.uk!
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