By Jenny (Bellevue, NE) on Aug 19, 2012
Comments: I purchased this treadmill with the open mind that it may not work exactly as I was hoping it would. I traditionally hate treadmills even though I love running, but I thought I'd give this a try especially since I have a little one at the house and a husband who is in the military and recently transferred over 3,000 miles away to Alaska. The technology on this machine is nothing short of amazing. In fact, my husband told me of a 4 mile loop that he would hike close to his apartment along some of the roads. I mapped this route using the feature on ifit (mapping was much easier than I'd imagined it would be). My husband and I were than able to take a 4 mile walk together up and down a major hill (both walking at the same incline) while on the phone. I would tell him what I could see and he would describe everything in more detail. We are currently 3,300 miles away from each other yet we were able to take a walk together. This was all possible due to the technology of this machine. I would recommend this treadmill to anyone!
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.