Nordic Track relentlessly strives to "push the envelope" in the $1000 - $2000 price point of ANY fitness product.
In recent years, Nordic Track has made serious efforts to put their machines ahead of the competition and the Elite 16.9 has a few "bells n whistles" to talk about. Boasting a 15" Integrated HD TV paired with a secondary 7" "web ready" color touch screen console display shows their feature frenzy to "WOW" the masses. Caution buyers: the replacement cost of these items can exceed more than 75% of the machine's MSRP if one or both of them fails. Unfortunately, customer service is their STILL biggest pitfall* (*much like Comcast, they don't seem to care...), but the elite 16.9 still carries a 6 yr parts, 3 yr labor warranty**. (**Good luck getting someone out to fix it quickly, and in 1-2 service calls). The powered Incline track with 20 degrees of fine-tuning incorporates "high intensity" customization at the touch of a button. A sturdy 32lb Flywheel provides solid ellipsoidal motion in tandem with multi-position hand grips for targeting different muscle groups. Additionally, Icon's i-Fit programming continues to evolve with ability adjust machine parameters through Google Map integrated workouts that mimic route topography all over the globe.