By GiantsDevilsGuy (Jackson, NJ) on Jun 26, 2012
Comments: I've always hated working out, even when I played sports in school. So, when I say I don't hate working out on this, it's saying a lot. The machine is sturdy and well-built. The sound quality of the speakers are decent, but this isn't a stereo system so that's fine by me. The machine changes resistance levels very smoothly. The only downside I have experienced is the heart monitor. It's totally inaccurate and worthless. You could be mid-workout and it gives heart rates that would be low for people in comas. I have been sticking with the pre-programmed workouts so far, and they are good (challenging enough to motivate, but not so much that you'll give up). I am considering the IFIT upgrade. But, I would really like to see NordicTrack come up with a better (wrist or finger) pulse monitor that can replace the garbage included with the bike. I think the IFIT system would be more helpful if it had accurate readings.