NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill Review

NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill

Summary: The price / tech balance impressed me – this EXP 7i treadmill from NordicTrack combines the latest technology with classic style. With an impressive 12% incline and top speed of 22km/h this treadmill is plenty versatile enough for the whole family. Built with SpaceSaver technology, The EXP 7i is ideal for home use. It provides both low impact and road-running experience modes.

The iFit compatibility is a huge boost. This gives you immersive workouts, live and recorded training sessions and advanced tracking.

See the impressive picture gallery and latest discount options over on the EXP7i Treadmill page at the official NordicTrack UK store.


Detailed Review of the NordicTrack EXP 7i Treadmill

The NordicTrack EXP 7i is a low-impact treadmill with the all the best new patented technology. The easy to use folding mechanism makes this big treadmill a top choice for home use. Commercial gyms and fitness centres will also include this new model.

EXP 7i Treadmills have a 51cm by 152cm belt – in line with the Commercial series and incline trainer ranges. NordicTrack recommend it for users up to 136kg. This is the equivalent of 21.5 stone. Once assembled, this treadmill is 180cm long, 99cm wide and 151cm tall.

For convenience, this model comes with SpaceSaver design with EasyLift assist. This is a unique system of hydraulic rods which folds the running surface up effortlessly between uses. You get a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 10-year warranty on the motor and a 2-year full parts and labour warranty.

Fully iFit Compatible

This treadmill uses the popular iFit, and you get a free month’s family membership on purchase.

iFit software interacts directly with the equipment. Personal trainers taking the sessions will remotely adjust both the speed and the incline. Through iFit you will enjoy both live and on-demand training sessions and recommended workouts. Advanced software will track all your fitness activity.

The best part of the iFit compatibility is the ability to enjoy runs on some of the most scenic routes in the world, all powered by Google Earth. With family membership, you create multiple profiles, to track each person individually.

iFit with the EXP 7i

EXP 7i Treadmill from NordicTrack: Sound and Display

This NordicTrack treadmill features a 7-inch HD smart screen. Control both the incline and the speed with one-touch buttons and view all of your workout data. Being high definition, the screen is perfect to view the global routes that you can enjoy using iFit.

Bluetooth audio with wireless connectivity is standard for the best NordicTrack treadmills, including the EXP7i. Two two-inch digitally amplified speakers come as part of the treadmill.

Incline and Speed Settings

You have full control over the incline and speed settings via the ‘OneTouch’ controls. Incline can be raised from anything to level to a 12% incline with a simple push of a button. The same applies to the speed, which ranges from 0 to 22km/h.

For workouts via the iFit programme, your speed and incline are adjusted remotely. You can override this, or simply hit the stop button if you get worn out!

NordicTrack Technology: Combining Comfort and Engineering

The EXP 7i comes with FlexSelect cushioning which softens the impact on the joints using the low-impact cushion setting (this engages dampers). You can switch this to mimic a road-running experience. An auto-breeze workout fan keeps you cool as you run.

This treadmill is powered by a smart-response drive system using the 3.0 CHP Smart-Response motor. The motor ensures reduced vibration as you run and is also self-cooling.

Advanced Flex Select Cushioning EXP7i

Reviews of the NordicTrack EXP 7i

Overall, reviews for this NordicTrack EXP 7i treadmill are hugely positive. This model is said to be sturdy, with no shake or bounce when running. Buyers rated this treadmill is ‘pretty quiet.’ Much praise has been heaped on the iFit program, this described as ‘amazing’ where you have ‘a trainer running with you in a beautiful spot in the world and encouraging you.’ One user stated that they were ‘amazed at how immersive the running experience is with large speakers.’ Assembly will take around two hours. There was some confusion about the instructions from individual buyers, but it was easily rectified by moving the supplied screws around.

Is the NordicTrack EXP 7i Right for You?

This is the latest model from NordicTrack, and for me it has all the elements to become a best-seller. Buyers of the NordicTrack EXP 7i are sure to enjoy the smooth and versatile running experience – but it is the technology which brings this model to life.

Being iFit compatible (family membership is free for a month), you can get to enjoy an immersive running experience at some of the most picturesque sites on the planet. As you run, the incline and the speed react automatically to the action on the screen.

Check out the gallery, technology, and latest pricing now over on this page at the official UK NordicTrack store!

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