The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Elliptical

The high-end NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro elliptical is similar to the two lesser expensive A.C.T models with the same adjustable 18" to 22" stride length, workout arms with soft grips and in-handle controls, and compatibility with iFit ® programs. This Pro model, however, also comes with a big price tag and that’s where value is left behind.

What You Get

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro elliptical has a 100x600 Grafixx™ High-Resolution display to keep track of your workout session. Choose from among 20 pre-set workouts including 10 weight loss programs and 10 performance programs.

The features on the NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro include:

Nordictrack A.C.T Pro Elliptical
  • 18" to 22" Adjustable Stride
  • Precision Integrated Magnetic Resistance
  • 20 Pre-set Workouts
  • iFit ® Live compatible*
  • Interplay™ Music Port for iPod
  • Intermix Acoustics™ sound system
  • Quick Touch™ In-Handle Controls
  • Upper Body Workout Arms
  • Dual-grip EKG™ Heart Rate Monitor
  • 350 lb. user weight capacity
  • Warranty –10 year frame, 1 year parts and labor

*iFit ® Live Module & annual plan sold separately. Wireless network required.

UPDATE: The A.C.T Pro is no longer available. It has been replaced by the Commercial, Commercial 7 and Commercial 10 ellipticals. Check out all of the latest NordicTrack ellipticals here.

The Word on the Street

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro elliptical is a heavy machine with a compact footprint: it measure 51 inches in length and 38 inches wide. The operation is quiet, and the ergonomics and adjustability of this trainer are average, but experts point out that it is weak in terms of reliability, warranty, and value.

There are many similarities between the A.C.T, A.C.T Commercial, and the A.C.T Pro – but this design is $500 higher in price with no significant improvement in quality or features.

Elliptical pros and reviewers are hard-pressed to name another trainer offering such little value for the price of $2,499. Then there are the elliptical reviews written by many unhappy NordicTrack customers, which are savage.

The biggest issue is the inferior quality and difficulty of assembly because of the poor quality control at the factory. For instance, the bolt holes don’t line up, poorly packaged broken parts arrive with the unit, and the A.C.T Pro seems to develop odd squeaks and knocks after only a few months of use – something a $2500 machine should not do.

Our Thoughts on the ACT Pro

There is no justification for paying that kind of money for this machine. Don’t even think about it. There are many, many outstanding elliptical trainers with good value in the $2000 - $2500 price range to choose from. The NordicTrack A.C.T Pro elliptical would not place in the Top 40.

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