NordicTrack Commercial X22i Review 2020

          Our Rating: 4.8/5

 

With only one other NordicTrack treadmill that offers better specifications, the NordicTrack Commercial X22i is a treadmill juggernaut. If you’re looking for one of the top treadmills on the market, look no further.

With an insane inclining ability, motor power, and screen size, to name a few, the X22i is choc-full of features to make even the gnarliest fitness buff weak in the knees. If you’re chomping at the bit to learn more, this review won’t disappoint!

 

Build Quality

 

When purchasing big ticket items such as treadmills, there is such a thing as too much and too little once you narrow down which type of treadmill is right for you. That is why we appreciate how NordicTrack provides three options within their outstanding Commercial Incline Series to better suit the needs of any individual consumer.

As the middle option of the three, the Commercial X22i treadmill will have you feeling just right, like Goldilocks. Ramped up from the Commercial X11i’s 3.75 CHP motor is the 4.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor the Commercial X22i provides, making it much more ideal for runners or multiple users.

The strong Smart Response Motor will power you through your resistance cardio workouts, with you never having to worry about wear and tear on the motor, regardless of your speed. What makes the 4.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor so advanced is it’s smart ability to self-regulate while you exercise by keeping itself cool in order to safeguard the motor’s lifespan, which also results in less treadmill vibration and a more seamless stride.

The fierce motor will get you going up to 12 mph while taking you to new heights up with up to 40% incline. The Commercial X22i is well-rounded enough to recognize that it’s not just about the climb, but also the journey downward, as it offers up to a noteworthy -6% decline. The vast range of -6% decline to 40% incline provides the opportunity to experience as intense of a hike as you desire, all from the crowd-less interior of your cozy home.

The Reflex Cushioning on the Commercial X22i makes it the most cushioned deck NordicTrack provides, meaning if you’re concerned about protecting your joints and lowering impact so you can keep going, this is the treadmill for you. Adding to comfort are the Dual AutoBreeze Workout Fans, which help to simmer your body temperature down as your activity heats up.

The 22” x 60” Commercial Tread Belt on the Commercial X22i gives you the space you need to move and is a boost from traditional budget treadmills, such as the Horizon T101, whose belt is a meager 20” x 55”. In addition to the X22i being designed to care for the motor, the large 2.5” rollers are an incredible advocate to reduce motor stress so you can trust that the Commercial X22i will last decades.

Making it unlike many treadmills we’ve seen is the Integrated Sled Push. The built-in sled grips and push bar can be accessed in manual mode to create a whole different type of resistance workout for your body to be changed by.

The NordicTrack Commercial X22i treadmill is an easy pick for a multiple user household who have different fitness goals; whether the desire is to run, walk, or hike, this treadmill has the options available to suit varying needs.

 

Technology

If you’re looking for a treadmill that shines bright and gives your space that ‘wow’ factor, stepping up from the Commercial X11i treadmill is absolutely worth it. With over double the screen size, the Commercial X22i treadmill beautifully holds a 22” Smart HD touchscreen. This vibrant beauty will make user access much more friendly by amplifying stats and fully steeping you in any of the workout programs you select to follow for that day’s burn.

With six additional on-board workout programs when compared to the Commercial X11i, the Commercial X22i comes packed with 50 workout programs. As an astounding comparison, the Horizon 7.8 AT treadmill has the same motor power but only offers 10 on-board workout programs and no HD Smart Touchscreen.

As if the 50 provided options of exercise routines weren’t enough, NordicTrack decided they wanted to build an entirely new level of experience for their users to exclusively access through the iFit programming. With purchase of the Commercial X22i treadmill, you’ll receive a 1-year membership to iFit, which accommodates up to 4 different users. iFit provides personal training and live studio classes, with new ones posted daily.

If you get bored easily while working out or want to truly target your entire body, NordicTrack is the treadmill brand to choose. iFit provides over 17,000 different workout options, all of which are different from one another and ripe for the picking depending on how you feel on a daily basis. Highlighting options for the most well-rounded experience, this advanced programming not only provides basic cardio burns, but also yoga, lifting, sculpting and so much more.

If traveling is your forte, iFit is the best experience you can ask for as the Google Maps technology allows you to experience the world through your workouts. You can hike Machu Picchu, run the Oropendola Waterfall in Costa Rica, take a comedy walk through Bridal Veils, sprint through La Finca de la Orilla in Tenerife, or stroll through the Dutch Golden Age Town in North Holland. The options are never-ending and the 22” Smart HD touchscreen will make you feel as if you’re truly there.

The professional personal trainers leading you through these workouts have the ability to remotely control your incline and speed, so all you have to do to experience a quality workout is show up and let them guide your path. We love that there’s never any stress to make sure you’re keeping up with the varying speed, incline and decline levels.

The two 3” Digitally Amplified speakers provide high-end sound through your travels. That being said, if jamming out to your own playlist is more your thing, the Bluetooth Audio Capability has your back, offering the ability to seamlessly make a wireless connection with the treadmill.

When it comes to offered technology, you’d be hard pressed to find a brand that does it better than NordicTrack; the Commercial X22i treadmill is a stunning reflection of their forward thinking creations.

 

Price Point

The NordicTrack Commercial X22i Treadmill is an elite treadmill with unmatched technology, outstanding features, trusted power and long-lasting durability; that being said, it doesn’t come without cost. However, this luxurious option is bar none when it comes to treadmills with the vast function it provides, including the built-in Integrated Sled Push.

The Commercial x22i is far more than a treadmill, it’s a whole new routine from the peace and quiet of your home. Although quite a bit more expensive than the Commercial X11i treadmill, the Commercial X22i grants you over double the smart HD touchscreen size, .25 CHP increased motor strength and 6 more on-board workout programs.

However, if you’re someone who takes pride in knowing you have the absolute best of the best available, the even higher end Commercial X32i treadmill is the most optimal decision if price isn’t a factor. It’s up to you to decipher what you value most should you be deciding between the three treadmill models within NordicTrack’s luxury Commercial Incline Series.

When it comes to price, commercial treadmills come at an additional cost due to their strength and longevity. In addition, incline treadmills come with an added cost because of the steep incline grade and ability to decline. To marry the two and create a Commercial Incline Treadmill is the cream of the crop when it comes to treadmill selection. The Commercial X22i treadmill, although expensive, is accurately priced considering what it offers.

 

Pros and Cons

While the Commercial X22i Treadmill has various pros, there are some cons to consider, one being the lackluster NordicTrack warranty provided, which is detailed below. Adding to this, due to its remarkable reinforced build in order to accommodate -6% decline and 40% incline, as well as the Integrated Sled Push, the Commercial X22i Treadmill does not have the capability to fold up like the treadmills in NordicTrack’s Commercial or T Series do. If space is a concern for you but you still want the advanced technology NordicTrack provides, we recommend you opt for a treadmill in either of those classes instead.

Another consideration is if you’ll want to continue with the iFit programming after the first free year of membership. Coming in at $39 per month, the membership isn’t exactly cheap. That being said, the membership can always be canceled and then renewed at a later point in time. Other treadmill brands can’t provide you this choice, so it’s nice to have available.

Making the NordicTrack Commercial X22i Treadmill even more unique are the Integrated Sled Push and Grips which allow you to manually use your treadmill for a different type of workout. The 40% incline makes traditional treadmills and their average incline of 10-12% pale in comparison and can strengthen your body in a way you’re not used to with less advanced treadmill models. This increased incline results in 321 more calories burned when at 30%, 157 calories more calories burned at 10% and activating new muscles with decline results in 63 more calories burned at -6% decline.

If you’re looking for a treadmill, whether to run, walk or hike, the 4.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor will easily accommodate your changing exercise needs throughout the years for you and yours. The Commercial X22i is a treadmill that creates new experiences for you, rather than you having to come up with them on your own.

 

NordicTrack Commercial X22i Treadmill Specs

Weight Capacity300 pounds
Running Surface22″ x 60″
Dimensions70.2″ x 39.6″ x 71.6″
Workout DisplayYes; 22” Smart HD Touchscreen
Motor4.0 CHP
Speed0-12 mph
Incline0-40% and 0-6% Decline
FoldingNo
Total Programs50

 

Warranty and Guarantee

When looking at other competing brands such as Sole and Horizon, NordicTrack has some work to do in the warranty coverage category. While Horizon and Sole are deficient in advanced technology, they each offer lifetime warranties on their frames and motors.

Unfortunately, NordicTrack does not offer a motor warranty and only offers a limited 10-year warranty on their frames. With that said, it helps to remember that the Commercial X22i treadmill is built in a way to automatically reduce motor stress with its larger roller size of 2.5” and the Smart Response Motor, which certainly makes longevity less of a concern. You can also take solace in the 2-year parts warranty and 1-year labor warranty, considering those match up to competing brands.

An extended service plan can be purchased at an additional cost should coverage be a concern. The options for doing so will provide in-home repairs, coverage on labor and parts, and preventative maintenance. However, regardless of which extended service plan you choose, this coverage can only be extended for 1-5 years from the purchase date.

While NordicTrack is a reputable and trusted brand who has been creating quality fitness equipment since 1975, warranty coverage is a topic you’ll want to research thoroughly when making a large investment such as the Commercial X22i treadmill.

Summing Up This Review

If you’re looking for more motor power, on-board workout programs and way more screen size than the Commercial X11i treadmill provides, the Commercial X22i treadmill is ideal. The boosted 4.0 CHP DurX Commercial Plus Motor is a great match for multiple users looking to go as hard as their hearts desire without wondering if their treadmill can keep up.

If you enjoy hiking as well as opportunities to do far more than walk or run, the NordicTrack Commercial X22i treadmill will grant you access to a whole new world of exercise possibilities to prevent mundane activity and instead make working out a new and different experience to be excited by everyday.