Everything I excepted and more!
By Happy customer! (New York City, New York) on Apr 7, 2009
I spent a lot of time in choosing the right elliptical for me. I studied consumer reports and other review websites and found out that the auidiostrider 990 has been proven to be a reliable machine. After about one hour the machine was up and running perfectly. I purchased the extended warranty bein... (Read more)
A quick review - brand new elliptical
By kashmirkat (NJ) on Mar 4, 2009
My elliptical arrived today. As stated, the delivery is curbside and not brought into the house, but they did bring it into the garage (thankfully since the snow is melting and the driveway is wet). I cut open the box and cut the side off to get to all the parts - carried all but the main componen... (Read more)
Best Elliptical out there for the Money
By Ocala Blues (Ocala, Fl) on Feb 24, 2009
It comes in a huge box and assembly took about 2 hours. The manual states that two people are needed to put this thing together - I think two people are needed just to lift the thing. Anyhow, I couldn't wait for another person so I put it together alone and it was pretty simple - by the way, I am ... (Read more)
By CardioGirl (South Bend, IA) on Jan 29, 2009
This is the best elliptical I've ever used (except for when I had a gym membership) It's smooth, QUIET and the stride is natural. I've heard customer service is tough in January but I don't think I'll have any trouble with this machine. The sound is good and the ramp is very smooth. It's very advanc... (Read more)
By Sunbird (Pheonix, AZ) on Jan 29, 2009
Definitely a 5 star machine. My Husband wanted me to buy a treadmill but now he's glad we bought this. It's beautiful quality and has tons of features. It's very easy to figure out. I love working out to my music and the fan is much nicer than I expected. The pedals are close together which makes it... (Read more)
By Betty (Kalispell, MT) on Jan 29, 2009
I tried quite a few ellipticals before I bought this one and it's the smoothest machine I've used. I usually work out with head phones so I don't use the speakers very often but they sound great. I like to work out while I watch my favorite shows and the nordictrack is so quiet I don't even have to ... (Read more)
By jillybean (tacoma, wa) on Feb 11, 2009
I can see why this machine is a Consumer Reports best buy. It has to be one of the smoothest ellipticals I have ever been on. For the longest time I spent my mornings working out at a gym on a lot of different types of exercise machines including ellipticals. And I have to say this machine is as goo... (Read more)
Not too shabby
By Fandango Charlie (Fort Collins, CO) on Apr 9, 2009
Very smooth, sturdy. Get an occasional clinking noise (sounds like a loose piece of metal in the frame work). Incline doesn't always go to the level that you want. This is kind of annoying. Sound system is okay, but not as mind blowing as everybody makes it sound. Overall though, I really like ... (Read more)
Is what you see what you get?
By Debra (Gautier, MS) on Feb 12, 2009
I'll be surprised if this review is posted since the place I bought mine from declined to post my review. the assembly of this machine took about a half a day and a reservior of patience. Some screws won't go in and parts like the wong arm may not fit securely or at all. Still, I got the thing pu... (Read more)
GET THE WARRANTY!.... U WILL NEED IT
By FRANKY (CHICAGO, IL) on Feb 13, 2009
IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS OF USE I HAVE HAD SOME PROBLEMS WITH ONE OF THE ROLLERS BREAKING UP, AND THE CONSOLE SHORTING OUT FOR NO REASON, SO MAYBE THE WORKMANSHIP OF THIS MACHINE IS NOT ALL THAT ITS SUPPOSED TO BE. ITS NICE AND SMOOTH DON'T TAKE ME WRONG MY WIFE LOVES IT, IT GIVES U A GREAT WORKOUT I... (Read more)
I love this machine
By annie (grand rapids,mi) on Mar 1, 2009
excellent machine for not a big price.The music port is wonderful.The power incline is a plus.
great burning machine
By hyperxray (lakeview,NY) on Feb 22, 2009
This elliptical takes some time to put together (about 2 hrs.). The instructions are pretty easy to follow. It has some great weight loss programs, which kick butt in 20 min. The ipod shuffle fits great with nice loud speakers. The fan is positioned a little high for a 5'2" person. The best thing i... (Read more)
By StarrJust (Detroit, MI) on Feb 26, 2009
I've had this trainer for a year now and I still love it. It works as well as and even better than the machines at my local gym. The incline, the one touch resistance, and the programs are great and very user friendly. I've lost all my weight and I feel so healthy! The only problem I have with t... (Read more)
Machine is great!!
By Happy (NM) on Apr 9, 2009
I had some problems initially with how the machine was put together by the technician who came to my house. I paid extra so I would not have to put it together. The next technician was no better and finally the third that was sent by NordicTrack was excellent and fixed the problem. I love the mac... (Read more)
By newyorker (staten island, NY) on Mar 21, 2009
As far as the exercising goes, this machine is excellent. I love it. I always use it on consecutive days along with my treadmill workout. I gives you the calorie burn workout everyone wants. The intensity is always there if you want it via a click of a button for the incline and/or intensity in ... (Read more)
By tommielee (Murray,Ut) on Apr 9, 2009
I got the Audio Strider 990 July 2008. Had NordicTrack do the assembly and machine functions beautfully. I use it 45 minutes every other day. My wife uses it the other days. Between us we have lost 60 pounds.
this is the one for the "needs to lose 20 lbs"average person!
By don'tlikegyms! (LI, New York) on Mar 21, 2009
Before I buy anything, I do a lot of research. I'm 5'3" and my husband is 6'3". We both went to 3 sports stores, tried about 30 different machines, and both loved this one. It does take about 2-3 hours to put together and if you read the other reviews first, do the screws not too tight and not too l... (Read more)
Disappointing - Not reliable - Expect Problems
By Dissapointed in Oklahoma (Bartlesville, OK) on Mar 21, 2009
Ordered the Auidiostrider 990 in late November 2008. Also ordered ifit cards. The elliptical trainer shipped within 2 days, but the ifit cards did not ship for 3 more weeks. Set it up and used it for 11 times before I had the first problem. The nut that holds the back axle came off. I put it back on... (Read more)
I'm Pleased with My Elliptical Purchase
By Bunny (Liberty Lake, WA) on Mar 21, 2009
I'm glad I bought Audiostrider 990 Elliptical. I was considering purchasing a flimsier ProForm machine. This machine is stable and study. I love the variety of the power ramp. I don't think the manual ramp model would be of much value. My first shipment was totally damaged during transit. Nord... (Read more)
Best NorticTrack elliptical we have owned
By Home Gym (Atlanta, GA) on Mar 28, 2009
So far, this machine has done very well. We haven't had any mechanical problems, it is pretty stable and it delivers a good workout.