By Bupcrab (Tybee Island, GA) on Jan 7, 2013
Comments: After having a Bullet Proof "Summit 4500" NordicTrack since 2000, I figured this would be a no brainer...that is to buy another NT product. So after debating pros and cons, we decided on the Elite 9700 Pro. We received unit and was delivered and installed. All in a timely manner. However after getting the unit setup, found that the treadmill was not operating correctly. The installers do set up the machines...they however were quick to point out they do not check to see if they operate correctly. Delivered on 10-2-12 repairs made 10-9-12...not so bad. The console unit had to be replaced. Jeff the repairman was great, however the setup guys had stripped a couple of screws...one of which we never did get out. NT shipped new ones out along with a HR monitor that had been left off the order (fast shipping back to me!!). Now to performance. From the minute I started working out on the 9700 I really loved it. The Google maps feature is great and being able to map your own route makes working out fun. The fan was a great idea as was being able to hook up and also charge your smartphone and use your mp3 player. Also the adjustable Quadflex deck is a great addition. The The only problem is the belt is loud. Jeff, the repair guy, even after adjusting said it might get better, but not so far. The one real downside is the Terrible I-Fit site...have been pretty much shut out of seeing my prior workouts (and being able to use them again, since November). They had a great site, but their upgrade must have went terribly wrong. Bottom line.....This is a great machine...I walk 2 to 4 miles five times a week and so far has been great. Once they get the site back to where it should be I'll be on cloud nine. I did buy the extended warranty, not because I was worried about NT quality, but just because the new machines do have so much more tech that could go wrong. Will be purchasing an Elliptical this year for our home gym...got a feeling it will be made by NordicTrack.
Our biggest, strongest motor and iFit® Technology, the world's most advanced fitness technology, power the Elite 9700 Pro treadmill. A quiet drive train; bold, 10-inch integrated touch tablet; smooth incline and decline training; and reliable Google Android™ browser merge to provide a robust workout experience. Customize your comfort with QuadFlex™ Precision Calibration cushioning. Enabled with iFit® technology, this treadmill offers incredible workout variety, including training with Jillian Michaels and workout routes by Google Maps™. If you are ready to take your fitness to a new level, discover where the Elite 9700 Pro treadmill can take you.