The Commercial 14.9 is the current high-end trainer in NordicTrack's front drive elliptical series, joining three other new models. This one features a large touch screen, Bluetooth technology and loads of other features.
The 14.9 has a 10" color touch screen that is fully web-enabled, giving you the ability to check your social pages, browse the internet, watch YouTube videos or whatever else you normally do on online.
Let's take a look at the specs...
So far, the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 has received positive reviews from both experts in the industry and users. Although it is the top of the line model it is still only $1699 on sale which is really a great price given all of the features and capabilities that it offers.
You'll notice that it is very easy to assemble with a redesign that allows you to set it up much faster right out of the box.
It is very similar to the new C 12.9 model, except that it has a 10" web-enabled touch screen rather than a 7", which really does make a difference. Other than that it has a slightly better warranty.
The Commercial 14.9 comes with iFit technology, which gives you access to a number of personal-trainer designed workout programs, tracking and sharing capability, as well as Google maps so you can choose any location in the world to train. The machine actually adjusts its incline itself to match the terrain which is very cool.
You have a 20 inch power adjustable stride, oversized adjustable pedals, and 35 built-in workout programs, on top of the additional ones you can access through iFit.
One of the nice touches also available on the C 12.9 is a Bluetooth wireless chest strap that is included for more accurate heart rate monitoring. Typically ellipticals in this price range do not include the wireless monitor, so that is nice to see.
Everything can be adjusted with the touch of a button on the Commercial 14.9, including your incline and resistance, so you don't have to break your stride to make adjustments to your routine.
There's a nice AutoBreeze fan, a water bottle holder, tablet holder and transport wheels. It's really amazing how much they are able to pack in without charging a lot of money.
The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 hits all the right notes, with a boatload of features and capabilities at a very affordable price.
You get nice incline, plenty of resistance levels, a ton of workouts, iFit technology, wireless heart rate monitoring and a lot of adjustability and comfort features.
Of all of the new font drive models, this one and the C 12.9 are definitely the best choices, although the C 9.5 will also give you a web-enabled touch screen at a lower price point.
All of the models are worth checking out and offer great value compared to other similarly priced brands.