The Nordictrack Exp 14i Folding Treadmill Review – Unlocking a World of Possibilities

This NordicTrack EXP14i Folding Treadmillreview will provide all the information you need before you buy. NordicTrack’s 2022 line of updated treadmills is among the best. The EXP 14i is definitely one of them. For more information, please read the following.

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Here’s a quick overview of NordicTrack EXP 14i

NordicTrack EXP14i is a folding treadmill that can connect to iFIT classes via the 14" HD touchscreen. The EXP 14i folds up quickly and is lightweight thanks to its EasyLift Assist.

This is one of the most comfortable foldable treadmills on the market. It has an auto-adjusting speed and incline, a fan, and a running suspension system that provides ultra-comfortable running.

NordicTrack EXP14i specifications

Weight229 lb
Maximum user weight300 lb
Dimensions79.9" Lx35.08"Wx59.25"H
Running Surface20" W x60" L
Inline-3% Drop to 12% Inflation
Maximal Speed12 mph
Motor3.5 CHP Plus Motor
Touchscreen14’’ HD Touchscreen
Auto AdjustYes
SpeakersTwo 2-inch Digitally Amplified Speakers
Warranty10-year frame warranty
2-year parts warranty
1-Year Labor Warranty

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Foldable design

The NordicTrack EXP 14i’s best feature is its ease of use and folding up. This treadmill weighs in at 229lbs and is easy to maneuver, especially when compared with the Nordictrack X22i that weighs in at over 500lbs.

The stability of lighter treadmills is a concern. The EXP 14i has a surprising amount of stability, as compared to heavier, more expensive models.

It can be folded up easily to save space, which makes it even more impressive. This is because the “EasyLift” design is so well-received that even the most inexperienced owners will have no trouble folding it up.

‘FlexSelect’ Suspension deck

Running on any NordicTrack treadmill has been a joy. I love the FlexSelect suspension system. These treadmills feel better than any belt treadmill I’ve used. The EXP 14i is a great treadmill, even though it’s a lower priced option.

The suspension deck of these treadmills provides enough cushion for me to run much longer than usual. The difference is even more apparent after spending considerable time testing Echelon and Peloton treadmills.

Acceleration and inclines

The NordicTrack EXP 14i can reach speeds of 12 mph with a range of -3% to 12% incline. The range is adequate but the adjustment time is what makes the price more affordable.

It takes around half the time to accelerate up an incline than the Peloton Tread, and twice as long as the very snappy NordictrackX22i. The EXP 14i also makes a lot more noise when you adjust the incline. If you don’t have headphones, the noise can be quite annoying as classes often adjust their inclines.

One thing I love about the speed/incline settings is the ease of making adjustments. Each speed and incline option are displayed on the screen. Most adjustments can be made by pressing one button. You can use these buttons to adjust the speed of your computer by pressing each button one after another. For example, press 6 and then 3 to change to 6.3.

You can adjust your speed or incline by pressing the buttons at the top of the screen. The auto-adjust options are great and I have never had to adjust my speed or incline too often.

‘Smart Adjust’&‘ActivePulse’

Your incline or decline will adjust to the terrain as you go along the NordicTrack EXP 14i. Smart Adjust will adjust your speed to match your current fitness level throughout class.

ActivePulse is an alternative to Smart Adjust. ActivePulse uses heart rate data to adjust speed according to the class goals. If a workout portion is set for heart rate zone 3, your speed will be adjusted to keep you in that zone.

Both auto-adjust functions work extremely well. Smart Adjust is my preference for longer sessions and interval training. ActivePulse works best for endurance runs with less speed changes.

Speakers and touchscreen

The NordicTrack EXP 14i has a 14" HD touchscreen, which although not very impressive, is sufficient. You cannot adjust it, so depending on how tall you are, you might have to look down in order to see it.

It cannot pivot side-to-side like the 2022-updated NordicTrack treadmills. This would make it more suitable for other classes.

Two 2" digitally amplified speakers sound great. You can adjust the instructor volume and music separately to get the sound experience that you want.

AutoBreeze fan

The NordicTrack EXP 14i also comes with the ‘AutoBreeze fan’, which is located underneath the touch screen. Although it is not exactly placed, the fan provides a good amount of air and feels quite nice. It has difficulty reaching my face up close, which is the problem.

iFIT Workouts

The class options are as important as the treadmill itself, as can the other connected fitness treadmills. iFIT offers a lot of high-quality content for a low price. It costs $15/month to join an individual plan, and $39/month to join a family plan (upto 5 accounts).

There are five to seven daily studio workouts, but the best thing about iFIT is its instructor-led scenic content. The scenic runs, which are the best connected fitness platform, are great fun and include an auto-adjusting incline.

Another important thing to notice is iFIT’s emphasis on specific programs. Peloton and Echelon are two examples of connected fitness platforms that focus on providing a ‘buffet-style’ workout with no progression or overarching focus.

iFIT is the exact opposite. Most scenic rides are part of a larger program that has a specific goal. You may be able to run a 5K, 10K or marathon. Some programs will require you to walk through a series or hikes that get harder over time, such as the 18-part series “Treking Through Everest Base Camp”.

There are many options, from walks to runs to hiking to walking to walks to running, as well as plenty of fresh content that will keep you entertained.

NordicTrack EXP 14i, vs. 2450, vs. X22i

The EXP 14i treadmill is part of the NordicTrack’s cheaper series, but it still holds up very well. There are many other options if you’re looking to spend more.

The NordicTrack 2450 is foldable and features a more attractive design, larger 22-inch swivel screens, and a 15% higher incline.

The new Nordictrack X22i offers the ultimate iFIT experience with an incline range of -5% to 40% for those who want to truly hike.

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Final thoughts

Although the NordicTrack EXP 14i treadmill is less expensive than the NordicTrack 1750, it is still a great option for those who are looking for a more connected treadmill. It is easy to use thanks to its space-saving folding design, superb suspension deck and auto-adjusting features.

It is not as beautiful as the more expensive NordicTracks treadmills, but it retains most of their great design. This treadmill is great except for the slow adjustment system and loud incline motor. If you can find it at a price of $1,600 or less, I recommend it.

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