NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 EllipticalNordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

Web Price: $1,999 | Sale Price: $1,499

Recently redesigned this elliptical replaced the older 16.9 model retaining its best features and improving upon the design. A 10″ Smart HD web-enabled touch screen, 35 workout apps and iFit Coach technology top the list of special features.

Overall Rating From Elliptical Review Guru: 4.0 / 5.0

Capacity:
Resistance:
350 lbs
26
Stride Length:
FootPrint:
19″
70″L x 34.5″W x 70″H

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Overview: The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is a brand new model, recently redesigned, replacing the previous upper-end 16.9 elliptical yet retaining all of its most popular features. With a web-enabled touchscreen, wireless heart rate monitoring and power incline, this one has a lot to offer for the price.

Let’s look at some of the best features…

Advanced Touch Screen Console

The 14.9 features a 10″ full color, web-enabled Smart HD touchscreen display, an upgrade to the 7″ display on the previous, similarly-priced 16.9 model. Note that the 16.9 also came with an HDTV, something none of the current models do. The new touch display shows all of the relevant workout metrics such as speed, incline and calories burned, and you can browse the web, watch videos and take advantage of all of the iFit workout tools that it offers. Which takes us to our next feature…

iFit Coach Enabled

Just like most of the other ellipticals in the series, the Commercial 14.9 is iFit enabled, which means you have access to even more workouts than the 35 that are built in, as well as tracking and sharing capability and Google map integration to work out in any destination across the world that you choose. Keep in mind that this does require a yearly subscription (sometimes included in the price), but most users agree it is well worth it for all of the features that are included in the package.

Easy Customization

NordicTrack really focuses on the comfort and enjoyment factor, and they strive to make everything as user friendly as possible. To this end the 14.9 offers power adjustable incline and stride at the touch of a button, oversized adjustable pedals, and easy out of the box assembly.

Heart Rate Monitoring

Similar to the previous 16.9 and C 12.9 elliptical, the new 14.9 offers dual CardioGrip sensors as well as a free wireless chest strap that sends a signal to the machine for more accurate readings. So you can ensure that you are in the correct target zone for the duration of your workout.

Other Great Features

In addition to everything discussed above, you also get an AutoBreeze workout fan, water bottle holder, integrated tablet holder and an iPod compatible sound system with 2 inch speakers.

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Test Drive

Just like the other front drive ellipticals in the series, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has a very comfortable, natural feel and quiet operation. There isn’t too much difference between the base C 7.5 and the upper-end C 14.9 in terms of the workout, you just get a little more of everything with the top of the line model. You do get a heavier flywheel which makes it a bit smoother and quieter, and it is definitely ideal for heavier use or use by multiple individuals. But if it’s just you working out alone, you’d be just fine with one of the lower priced models.

You get a 19″ stride, which is OK for most users, 20 degrees of incline for ramp training, and 26 different resistance levels to choose from. The Commercial 14.9 gives you an impressive 35 built in workouts, plus you can tap into hundreds more with iFit Coach, an exclusive program that lets you train one on one with personal trainers around the world, choose locations anywhere with Google maps and get recommendations for nutrition, sleep and more.

Controls are easy to access and you can make changes at the touch of a button…you have oversized adjustable pedals, soft touch grips, workout fan, music port with speakers and of course, the 10″ Smart HD touch screen which displays everything in a clear easy to view fashion. Whether you’re just viewing your workout stats or working out in an exotic location, it all unfolds right in front of you while you train, making for a very enjoyable experience.

You also get a wireless chest strap included with the elliptical, which allows you to accurately measure your heart rate throughout your workout. Many machines in this price range only offer grip heart rate, which is not as accurate.

The Commercial 14.9 comes with a very impressive warranty as well: lifetime frame, 6 years on parts and 3 years on warranty. That’s better then you’ll find anywhere else, which should give you peace of mind.

Conclusion

This new popular elliptical from NordicTrack is packed with great features just like the previous models it replaces. There are really no drawbacks to point out.

You get 35 workouts, a heavy 32-pound flywheel for smooth, quiet motion, a large web-enabled touch screen and iFit compatibility, as well as tons of comfort features and free wireless heart rate monitoring. All for around $1499 which is really a great price for all of that.