By Exercising Mama (Pittsburgh, PA) on Apr 9, 2009
Comments: I never owned an elliptical but heard so many good things about them. I did my research thoroughly and found the 990 was the best bang for my buck within my price range. Sure it has a few squeaks but foot placement on the pedals can cure that. I enjoy using the iFit cards which provide a different, progressive workout each time. I have definitely noticed my butt and hips have gotten smaller (albeit without dropping a lb- go figure). I have had this machine for almost 2 months and today I am glad I got the extended warranty! My console blacked out on me and reset (very frustrating when you're 1/2 way thru your iFit workout and have to start over again). At first I chalked it up to my iPod being plugged into the console and me changing the song-I thought it created an overload and that's why it reset. Needless to say, I turned everything on again except this time the iPod was not connected...nope- it shorted out again.My advice to you if you are looking to buy this equipment is GET AN EXTENDED WARRANTY!!!! I still enjoy the machine and am glad I bought it for all the use it has gotten, but I am even more thankful I listened to the others on here and bought the warranty!
Workouts are even better with the all new AudioStrider 990 elliptical that features a new 18" to 20" stride length. The stride adjusts from 18" to 20" as you increase the incline up to 30% so you get even more muscle recruitment in each motion. Our legendary smooth motion is still intact as well as all of the features that made the last AudioStrider 990 our most popular elliptical. Experience what thousands of NordicTrack customers have already discovered with the AudioStrider 990.