Reasons Why You Should Buy The Audiostrider 990 Pro The Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 Pro has been around for a long time and we’ve seen Nordictrack make various upgrades to it over the years. From what we’ve seen, Nordictrack usually does not sell ellipticals under the same name unless it has been a consistent top seller. In other words, the Audiostrider 990 has been a consistent top seller and that is why you’re seeing an upgraded version of it for 2014. For the new 2014 model, it seems a lot of emphasis is being placed on its new smaller footprint (when folded) and easy assembly. According to Nordictrack, the Audiostrider 990 Pro has “the smallest folded footprint of any home elliptical” and “assembles in minutes.” Comes with a pretty solid set of features (relative to its price) including adjustable pedal positions, 24 workout apps, adjustable incline, and 22 resistance levels Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy The Audiostrider 990 Pro There was a time when ellipticals didn’t come with built-in speakers hence the use of the word “AUDIO” in Audiostrider. Nowadays, all new Nordictrack ellipticals do in fact come with the ability to plug in your iPod or MP3 player so the audio feature is no longer a strong incentive to buy Though there is an adjustable power incline, how far the incline goes up to is a mystery The 18″ stride length is on the short end for especially tall users Is This The Right Elliptical For You? If you’re in the market for a budget priced rear drive elliptical, the Audiostrider 990 Pro is likely your best bet.
At the time of review (January 13th, 2014), this is one of two Nordictrack rear drive ellipticals and retails for. When sale time comes, we expect the price to drop to which is a more suitable time to buy. Although there weren’t any special features we were particularly impressed with since it’s a budget elliptical, we do feel some somewhat assured since Nordictrack decided to rerelease it for 2014. Remember, the Audiostrider series were first available when iPod audio ports were still considered novel so if longevity is any indicator of quality, the Audiostrider 990 Pro deserves top marks! Train with the Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 Pro and experience a total workout unlike any other. The Total-Body Toning Ramp helps provide better and faster results by isolating quads, glutes, and calves. If that is not enough, then target more muscle groups with its cushioned traction control pedals which are Take control of every workout through its Quick-Touch In-Handle Controls which helps you adjust the resistance, incline, and decline. Google Maps’ powered workouts are also a great feature of the Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 Pro through its iFit Live technology. Train with Jillian Michaels while listening to your favorite music through its iPod compatible music port. Choose from the 30 built-in workouts and 24 resistance levels for increased intensity and higher calorie burn. Each built-in workouts was carefully chosen and was designed by certified trainers. The 7” iFit backlit display allows you to monitor not just your heart rate. It likewise displays your speed, distance, calories, time and incline. The rear drive is another feature that helps provide a full, comfortable, and fluid stride. The better part is that the 26 lb flywheel comes with adjustable stride (20”- 23”). Monitoring your heart rate is one of the most important components of all workouts and in the Nordictrack Audiostrider 990 Pro this was highly considered. This is why the Audiostrider 990 Pro has built in sensors on its handle bars, the EKG Heart Rate Pulse Monitor Sensors. If that is not enough then the wireless chest pulse straps in order to be sure that you get the best of every workout.