By jhailstone (St. George) on Dec 22, 2011
Comments: I'm amazed at all the things this machine can do. I can walk at a slow pace or run while watching a video on the machine that makes me feel like I'm in Hawaii passing areas and seeing the ocean. It also monitors my heart rate on the handle bars, so I know if I'm overdoing it. And, there are all kinds of guidelines and tips for weight loss and workout according to my age and weight. Then, it's entertaining, because with the touch on the world icon, I can access the latest news and get on email; google and yahoo are already there. This helps me to be moving while on the computer instead of sitting so much. It is easy on level 1 to just walk at a leisurely pace while exploring the options. But, if I hit the icon to train for a race, it goes faster and simulated for actual races, there's even someone to race with somewhere, amazingly. The incline part makes it harder as if I'm climbing a mountain and really challenges my legs. This machine is awesome. I'll never be bored while exercising. But, I need to watch out, when I touch the start button, I better be ready to move my feet fast or just rest them along the sides, until I'm ready to train for a race, because it just starts going after a few seconds. I like being able to escape by touching the stop button - not quite ready for the upper levels of speed.
Amplify your fitness training with the X9i incline trainer's exceptional versatility and cutting-edge features. Its incredible 40% to -6% incline/decline range lifts it above traditional treadmills and lets you burn up to five times the calories, just by walking. Every step is completely cushioned thanks to Reflex shock absorption beneath the wide, stable tread belt. A 10-inch integrated color tablet with an iFit® Technology-enabled Android browser keeps you focused throughout your workout. Re-create real-life hikes on a treadmill with workouts powered by Google Maps™ and bold color Street Views on a touch display. The incline and decline adjust automatically to match the terrain of your trail.