Good product, poor packing, shipping damage
By JD (TEXAS) on Apr 11, 2009
Sturdy machine, assembly was mod difficult d/t tight fitting screws etc. My control panel was severely damaged in transit, Nordic sent a replacement panel fast but no instructions on how to replace it. I fingered it out though. Other damage ( mostly cosmetic) cracked plastic they ignored my email me... (Read more)
Nice Unit but have problems with left arm control
By Brandi in IL (Belleville, IL) on Apr 12, 2009
Very pleased with elliptical but do have one major complaint about the arm control system. The right side seems to be emitting a white powder and the left side has play and causes jumpy movement until I push it back in. We recommended the 990 to my brother-in-law and they have the same white dust ... (Read more)
I really like it!!
By Leasy (San Diego, CA) on Apr 14, 2009
This elliptical has great stride and workout options! Very stable and comfortable workout. There are only a couple minor things that I don't like. 1)it doesn't show calories burned for all workout outs 2) the cord for your ipod hookup needs something to cover it because it makes a loud static noise ... (Read more)
Excellent for our purposes. Great for the money!
By Mom (Indianapolis, IN) on Apr 25, 2009
This is great for the price. It meets our needs (two old people who need some exercise--not daily marathon training)No complaints. Just wish the pulse monitors were on the movable handles rather than the stationary ones. Some noise with flywheel revolution, but after a while, we quit noticing.
would buy again
By statwizardress (cinci oh) on Apr 30, 2009
love the unit. love the ability to use my MP3 player. love the pre-programmed courses. not as impressed with the IFIT options. tried 2 cards a few times, went back to the unit's options.assembly took a while but was straight forward. was not thrilled with the mat arriving after the unit was ass... (Read more)
Smooth Assembly Team
By Diane (CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ) on May 18, 2009
I just want to congratulate you on your customer service. I ordered the Audiostrider 990 on Nordictrack.com and opted for installation. I must admit I was impressed with the operator s assurance that the installer would be here within 3 days. After the delivery I called and gave my next 3 available ... (Read more)
By Kathie (Oak Creek WI) on May 23, 2009
I have had my machine since March 2009 and I love it. It really gives me a great workout and I love to play my IPOD through the speakers and blast the tunes. I was surprised how smooth this elliptical is. I hired someone from NordicTrack to assemble it as I wanted to be sure it was assembled corr... (Read more)
As good as it gets for the money
By Mike (Alamogordo, NM) on Jun 19, 2009
If you compare this machine to the more expensive workout equipment found in that member s only gym I think you will be satisfied with your investment in this machine. The machine is easy to assemble with very little mechanical skill needed, I had my 15 year old son put it together he did fine. I ex... (Read more)
What a great piece of equipment!!!
By bjvroja (Germantown, Md) on Jun 20, 2009
I love my 990 Elliptical the only thing that I don't like about it is the fan. Doesn't give off enough, even when on high. You have to go real close to the console to feel the fan. Pretty hard to do when you are peddling. Otherwise, its a real good piece of equipment to have in your home if you a... (Read more)
wow what a workout!
By jenniemar (small town, TX) on Jun 29, 2009
I love Nordic Track equipment. Over the years I have owned a treadmill and a stairclimber. I started to have back problems when walking/jogging on the treadmill so I sold it and bought the audiostrider. I could easily walk at a high incline for an hour and barely sweat on my treadmill but the ell... (Read more)
The Real Scoop
By xrayray (New York) on Jul 1, 2009
Have used the 990 for two weeks and based on this experience the following are my findings. For reference I am 55 and weighed 173, about 15 lbs. over my target weight on day one. I now weigh 167 which was accomplished by doing 30 minutes 5 days a week and thinking twice about what I am eating.The pu... (Read more)
If you're looking for a gym quality machine...this is it!
By queenace (Jacksonville, FL) on Aug 8, 2009
This machine is everything I expected. For years I paid a gym membership to work out on their elliptical. But now I have it in my house and it is comparable to those I used in the gym (power ramp, heart rate monitor, digital display). Don't pay the insane fee to get it assembled...all you need is... (Read more)
By seattlesista (Seattle, WA) on Oct 31, 2009
Got my elliptical yesterday and had a friend who knows hoe to put equipment together get it hooked up for me. Not too difficult just make sure you have an electric drill and mallet. This machine is AWESOME!! I reviewed several other machines and am soo glad I got this one!! It give me a heck of a ... (Read more)
Very Good Investment
By Suey (Bronx, NY) on Nov 1, 2009
Purchased this model almost 2 years ago and still one of the best investments I made, exercise-wise.
Assembly took about 2 hours with clear directions.
The only thing I have to say is purchase the warranty. The fan burned out and got a replacement, gratis because I had the warranty.
The I-... (Read more)
Hard to tell.....
By Jim (Mooresville, NC) on Nov 11, 2009
It's hard to tell if this unit is going to be good or not. I received it 10 days ago and the incline motor did not work. Customer service ordered the parts and said someone would be in touch. The service tech said call me when the parts come in...and I'm still waiting.
Beware that there is no ea... (Read more)
Great Customer Service
By GEB (Idaho) on Nov 30, 2009
Even after experiencing problems with the pedal arms Nordic Track and the UTS extended service people have bent over backward to resolve the situation to everyone's satisfaction, this customer service is not often found these day's.
By Frank (South Carolina) on Dec 4, 2009
Got the machine. Out of the box. Assembled. Everything great. So far so good. Recommend to anybody. Great.
By Gunner (Dallas, Ga) on Dec 5, 2009
I was told by my doctor to exercise more. He said I should walk 30 minutes a day. I went on line to check on treadmills.
While looking, I came upon ellipticals. I found out ellipticals are better for older people. They are easier on the knees. I am 83 years old,
so I choose the easier on the knees... (Read more)
Minor flaws but great machine
By rc78374 (Milford, MI) on Jan 5, 2010
I have had mine for almost a year and haven't run into any mechanical problems. The fan is kinda a joke... and it would be nice if the workout programs had a minimum speed. They tell you when you're going too fast but there's no "too slow", so it's hard to determine the target without speeding up ... (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)