The NordicTrack C 9.5 model is one of the newer elliptical trainers from the company, first introduced in 2016. It has a ton of great features and capabilities, and at only $999 on sale it's an incredible value for what you are getting.
The C 9.5 gives you a 7" web-enabled color touch screen, so you can surf the web, watch videos, post to your social pages or whatever it is you like to do online.
You have an 18-20" adjustable stride, up to 20 degrees of power incline, 32 different professionally-developed built-in workouts to choose from and 22 resistance levels.
You also get the exclusive iFit technology built right into the machine, which gives you access to tons of additional workouts, tracking and sharing capability and Google map integration to work out anywhere in the world.
Let's take a look at the specs...
The NordicTrack C 9.5 has received a lot of buzz since it was first introduced, with critics excited about all the elliptical had to offer for such a competitive price.
It offers a ton of features, especially given the price of $999 when it's on sale. For starters, you get the web-enabled touchscreen that we mentioned above.
That's a really great feature, and something you just don't find on all other ellipticals, even ones that are priced much higher. The base C7.5 model, also new in 2016, does not have internet capability built into the machine.
You also get up to 20 degrees of adjustable incline, 22 resistance levels to choose from, a heavy flywheel for smooth, quiet motion and adjustable oversized pedals.
One of the best features is iFit Coach technology, enabled on all of the front drive models now, which gives you additional workout programs on top of the 32 built into the machine, as well as tracking and sharing capability and Google map integration. With iFit the machine automatically adjusts its incline to match whatever course you choose.
You can monitor your heart rate via the grips on the handles. A wireless chest strap is not included...if that is something you're interested in take a look at the C 12.9 or the top of the line Commercial 14.9 model.
All in all this is a solid front drive machine with a boatload of features at a very affordable price.
The NordicTrack C 9.5 is a very solid choice if you are looking for a sub $1000 machine with a lot of features. You get a lot of workouts, incline and resistance levels to choose from. You have iFit built in which really helps keep you motivated.
Additionally, there's a holder for your tablet, you can surf the web while you workout, you can plug in your iPod or other mp3 device and listen to your favorite music. They have everything pretty much covered.
The C7.5 and C9.5 aren't as sturdy/well-constructed as the C 12.9 and Commercial 14.9, but those machines are both over $1000. So if you want to stay under that, the C9.5 is a great option.
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