NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 Elliptical Trainer Review

February 21, 2023 0 Comments

The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 elliptical trainer is one of the best-selling cross-training machines on the market. There are two factors that have made this elliptical so popular…

  • The NordicTrack 990 received a “Best Buy” rating from a leading Consumer Review magazine.
  • The NordicTrack 990 includes a Power Incline > function.
  • You may not know this, but there are elliptical trainers that are equipped with an incline feature. It works similar to the incline on a treadmill. And like a treadmill, when you walk up the incline you exercise different muscles in your lower body. It also increases the intensity of your cardiovascular exercise, burning more calories in less time.

    What makes the AudioStrider 990 unique is that this feature is available on a $1,000 machine. Most ellipticals that include a power incline cost upwards of $3,000.

    More NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 Features…

    iFit Technology – iFit technology consists of a series of exercise programs designed by professional trainers. They come on cards that are inserted into the machine. The programs control the resistance and incline of the elliptical. They also include audio coaching to optimize your training. (iFit cards are an additional cost).

    built-in speakers -You can connect your MP3 player and listen through the speakers built into the console. Music has proven to be an excellent motivator when exercising.

    20 exercise programs installed – In addition to iFit technology, you also get a generous selection of personal trainer workouts that add variety to your exercise. Additionally, there are 2 heart rate workouts and 2 learned programs.

    18″ elliptical stride – The NordicTrack 990 comes with an 18″ stride. This stride length is best suited for people of average height. If you’re taller than 6′, you may want to consider a model with a 20″ stride.

    The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 elliptical trainer is one of the best deals at $1,000. However, you have to realize that this qualifies it at the higher end of an inexpensive elliptical. I would recommend the 990 for moderate use. If you need a machine for multiple users, or if you plan on strenuous daily workouts, you may want to consider upgrading to a higher-end elliptical.

    The AudioStrider comes with a 1-year parts and labor warranty. Being an inexpensive elliptical, I would still recommend upgrading the warranty to at least 2 year coverage. The cost is not much more.

    However, I can tell from the feedback I get from my readers that few people have had any issues with the 990 out of the box and overall it seems to be holding up well under normal use.

    If you’re looking for an elliptical trainer that won’t break the bank, the NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 is worth considering. The adjustable power incline will give your elliptical workout a whole new dimension.

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