Nordictrack Pathfinder Elliptical Review

How about some music? With the internmix acoustics 2.0 sound speaker system, it’s like having your very own mini entertainment system just for you. Just connect to your iPod or any MP3 player and you’re good to go. The Nordictrack Pathfinder supports users up to 350 lbs and comes with a standard 1 year parts and labor warranty and a lifetime frame warranty.


 

Rated with a high maximum weight capacity with standard warranty New model Supports new iFit Live technology Retail price is attractive Special ramp workouts included (seems to be unique to this elliptical) iFit Live module is sold separately. Featuring the Perfect Path Intensity Ramp, the all new Nordictrack Pathfinder is in a class of own when it comes to challenging your muscles using a newly designed innovative shock system. When you equip this elliptical with the iFit Live module, you can experience what’s it like to train outside by using Google Maps and you can compete against your friends on Facebook. You can workout to 20 different built in programs on a stride length of 18″ to 20″. Additionally, you can ramp up the resistance under 15 different levels to give you even more of a challenge. When you’re not working out, you’ll appreciate the Spacesaver technology which allows you to stow it away using very little space. Think you’ll feel bored when you’re working out? Fitness meets entertainment and technology with one of NordicTrack’s innovation – a commercial-grade quality in your own home. Discover and enjoy the NordicTrack Commercial Pathfinder Elliptical. Now, you can experience an enjoyable workout with its Interplay Music Port. You can plug your iPod and listen to your favorite music in crystal-clear sound quality. It has Intermix Acoustics System so you get the ultimate listening experience while exercising. Not only that, you get 28 personal trainer workouts, which automatically adjust your speed and incline to reach your exercise goal. You can also customize 4 of your own workouts with its 4 Create & Save workouts which you can retrieve for future use. This Elliptical also has a Grafixx Resolution Display so you can see any information you need for a specific workout like your heart beat, calories, distance or elapsed time on its 2″ monitor. The built-in sensors on the handlebars could also monitor your heartbeat to see which exercise really works for you. The NordicTrack Commercial Pathfinder Elliptical also has features including an Airlight Shock with selflocking latch which makes storing (folding and unfolding) easier for you. Just like NordicTrack’s other Ellipticals, it has a very powerful motor and spacious treadbelt that can accommodate a capacity of up to 350 lbs. Good points: iFit live module not only is supported but is included unlike many of the other Nordictrack Ellipticals loads of workout programs 350 lb weight capacity, motor/belt combination and roller grade, 2 years parts warranty (1 year longer than normal) all suggest a sturdy and durable machine High quality sound system Beautifully and intelligently designed Excessively expensive if not on sale Took out air fans from previous version Would even be better if it had a built in TV Comments: There are actually two Ellipticals by the name of Nordictrack Commercial Pathfinder, one was just introduced in late and is thus a model. The other Commercial Pathfinder Elliptical is much older. We’re reviewing the newer one here. This newer Commercial Pathfinder Elliptical by Nordictrack is at the time of review, the only Elliptical that we’re aware of that comes with the iFit Live module. Whereas the other Ellipticals require you to shell out an extra (though a price drop is likely in the works) for the module that allows you to make use of the iFit Live module, this Elliptical includes it as part of the purchase. Compared to the older Commercial Pathfinder, this newer version is much improved with extra features without the extra cost. Unfortunately, if you’re a fan of Elliptical fans, this one doesn’t come with one. Take your workout to the next level using the NordicTrack Pathfinder Elliptical! Take advantage of the iFit Workout Card Technology with Audio Training. It’s the goal-specific workout technology that gives you incredible results in just 8 weeks! It controls the speed and incline of your Elliptical, verbally prompts you, and comes in a variety of result-specific categories such as Weight Loss, Wellness, Performance and more. It offers 5 weight loss, 5 aerobic, and 5 performance workouts. All in all, it gives you a total of 15 Personal Trainer Workouts that automatically adjusts the incline and speed of your Elliptical. You’ll be delighted with its Precision 1-Touch Speed also. You can change your speed in precise increments with this speed control that allows you to quickly refine your speed setting down to 1/10 of a MPH. Enjoy your workout more by playing your favorite music on your iPod. This Elliptical comes with an Interplay Universal iPod Dock which comes with a cable that plugs directly into the Elliptical’ss console and your iPod. Other features to enjoy are the DuraSoft III Adjustable Cushioning, the Grafixx Display, and CardioGrip Heart Rate Monitor. It has selected as the best Ellipticals based on customer compensation, stability, specialties and cost. Ellipticals are among the most famous pieces of cardio fitness machine for both gym and house use but buying a Elliptical is a big commitment, so we hope our rankings, reports and tools will help you get the ideal match. Please also visit our Best Buy Elliptical and Best Buy Elliptical pages for our current recommendations. Thank you! Good points: clean, nice and easy to use console iFit capable so can download new workout programs to your Elliptical iPod compatible so you can listen to music that plays directly from your Elliptical cushioning system helps reduce negative impacts to your Elliptical compared to running outside on the pavement 15 workout programs is a generous number for a Elliptical in this price range motor and frame warranty is lifetime the CardioGrip heart rate monitor may not be accurate weight of the machine is 190 lbs so runners heavier than the machine may not feel the Elliptical is stable enough to run on potential problems with the motor that may not be sufficiently powered to power the belt parts warranty is short at 1 year no fans Good points: Incline training at up to 40% is the main selling point of this Elliptical Endorsed by “Biggest Loser” celebrity due to its ability to help users get results Air fans iPod compatible iFit card technology enabled Belt is short at only 50″ (though the deck is 54″) which means high speed running is probably a bad idea Expensive since there are so few incline trainers available on the market Comments: **Black Friday deal update: We’ve never seen this incline trainer sell for so low a price. If you’re looking for an incline trainer without the newly introduced iFit Live system, this is one heck of a deal. The main selling point of the Nordictrack Incline Trainer Pathfinder is of course, the steep incline. The Elliptical by itself without the extended incline option is good but not extraordinary so a price of is certainly not justified. But since the Pathfinder is one of a kind, to some, the price is justifiable. Overall, the best incline trainer out there simply because there just aren’t a lot of incline trainers out there.

Loren Lillian

Loren Lillian is a passionate Certified Personal Trainer and a motivator. She is helping his clients to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.