One of the differences between the exercise machines, like elliptical trainers, you have access to at the gym and many of the models available for home use, is the screen size of the monitor. It makes sense that the commercial equipment at the gym would have larger more crisp and clearer monitors with sharper images.
However, given that the technology across the industry has improved immensely, you would think that the same large and crystal-clear screens would be available on the at home models. It has often been the case in the past that an elliptical trainer or other machine will have a generously sized monitor screen but will be lacking in other departments or will be extremely expensive. We say in the past because with the Commercial 14.9 elliptical trainer from NordicTrack you get a high-quality piece of exercise kit, reminiscent of a commercial machine, with a crisp and clear 10-inch touchscreen monitor. That’s not all, though, as you will see from our review.
Since the company was established in 1975, NordicTrack have been one of the leading and dominating names in the exercise equipment industry. The brand is known for their dedication to designing and manufacturing comfortable, sturdy and very high-performance machines. It’s therefore no surprise that when it comes to the subject of exercise equipment designed for the home that offers a gym experience, NordicTrack has produced a fair number that meet this brief, including the Commercial 14.9 elliptical.
Although we will go into greater detail about why the 10-inch touchscreen this machine comes equipped with is so good, it is worth noting that it’s not its only great feature. It is also extremely easy to assemble, straight out of the box, so there is no messing around with instructions and it offers a very versatile range of workouts, designed to meet your specific needs.
10-inch High Definition Touchscreen Display
With the iFit Coach technology, you really need a high spec display screen to get the full benefit of its services. That’s why this touchscreen is a real selling point for the 14.9 elliptical. It allows you to enjoy the stunning visuals from around the world without needing to screw up your face or look at it from a strange angle.
When you are trying to follow a workout conducted by a personal trainer, you want to be able to just concentrate on getting the movement and rhythm right and not to worry about not seeing things properly. This, thankfully, is not a problem with the Commercial 14.9 elliptical.
iFit Coach Controlled Incline Adjustments
When you are following one of the instructor-led workouts mentioned above, thanks to the incorporation of iFit Coach tech, the incline on the machine will come to life in line with what the instructor experiences or wishes. This means you don’t need to worry about adjusting when it’s time to intensify your workout, the trainer in effect will do it for you.
Quick and Easy Assembly Straight Out of the Box
Another huge issue many people have with at home gym equipment is that it can be quite complicated to assemble and setup. If you have ever had that anti-climatic experience of being excited for the arrival of your latest home-based gym purchase, opened the box and been dismayed to find several different parts needing assembly first.
NordicTrack has ensured that is not the case with the Commercial 14.9 elliptical, as you just need to complete a brief bit of flatpack assembly and then it is good to go.
- Simple to assemble
- High definition 10-inch touchscreen monitor
- Lots of customizable options and controls
- iFit Coach compatible
- On the expensive side of the price range
- The front drive design could impact on your lower back if you lean to much
Yes, forward and reverse
Buyers report that it is quite easy to assemble and should not take much time. But, if you don’t want to lose your time on the assembly, just order an assembly service
Have we convinced you? Is the screen one of the most important components for you? Even if it’s not, we would still say you should consider the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 elliptical. It has a plethora of great features, including customizable stride lengths, incline angles and resistance levels. You will also find it one of the easiest machines to put together when it first arrives.
From that moment onwards, you are in for a treat with this machine.
Specification: NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Training Machine