NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Review – 2019

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The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is a mid-level home elliptical that gets mixed reviews across the web. We’re looking at this elliptical for performance and reliability. Read our detailed review to see what we found when we gave the Commercial 14.9 a shot.

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Features

9/10

Tech Specs

9/10

Build Quailty

8.5/10

Treadmill Review

The Commercial 14.9 from NordicTrack is a mid-level, front-drive home elliptical. It gets mixed reviews online so we ordered our very own machine to give it a try. Overall, we have been happy with the way it functions. While it’s packed with a lot of “extras”, it doesn’t feel incredibly sturdy. At no point were we ever worried about it tipping over or falling apart — not at all. But it just didn’t feel as rock-solid as our other top picks for home ellipticals. At this price point, it's a bit of a toss-up. While the mediocre stability is a bit of a bummer, it’s not exactly a deal-breaker. The Commercial 14.9 still outperforms a lot of competing ellipticals, making it a contender for BEST ELLIPTICALS of 2019.


The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Is Great For A Specific Type Of Person

If you’re more interested in a large touch screen display than an earth-shattering high-intensity cardio workout, but limited with your budget, the Commercial 14.9 might be a good option for you. It has a 10 touchscreen display that allows you to view high-quality workout videos on your console.


The Commercial 14.9 Earns 4.4 stars for ellipticals between $1000 and $1500

This elliptical has a handful of accessories and features that are pretty worthwhile. The entertainment features, especially, make this an elliptical that’s fun to use. It has a massive library of onboard workout videos. These videos are engaging with remarkable scenery as you explore places around the world with the personal trainer. Another option for workout videos are the studio fitness classes. A personal trainer leads an elliptical workout that's upbeat and motivational. The onboard workouts are viewable with an HD touchscreen display. Audio is projected through console speakers. And you can connect to these speakers via Bluetooth to play audio from your mobile device.


Because this elliptical is so fun and entertaining, we feel users are more likely to enjoy their workouts and keep using the elliptical. Paired with its decent build quality, it has what it takes to rank well with 4.4 stars in its category and 4.5 stars overall.


NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

Build Quality 4.3/5


Item Weight: 250 lbs

User Weight Capacity: 350 lbs

Stride Length: 17” - 19”, adjustable

Flywheel: 32 lbs

Footprint: 68.3" L x 28.8" W x 68.5" H

Drive: Front

Step-Up Height: 12”

Materials:

  • Commercial-gauge, Solid Steel Construction
  • Front-Mounted Transport Wheels
  • Adjustable Oversized Cushion Pedals


NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

Features & Accessories 4.5/5


Display: 10” HD Touchscreen

On-Board Workouts: 35 + iFit Coach

Speakers: yes

Fans: yes

Handles: moving and stationary handlebars

Incline/Decline: 0-20% incline

Resistance: 26 digital resistance levels

Heart Rate Monitor: EKG grips on stationary handlebars

Water Bottle Holder: yes


NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical

Subscription Service 5/5


Name: iFit Coach


Brief Description: iFit Coach is a multifaceted tool for fitness. Apps track activity and nutrition, provide a large library of workout videos, and connect you to other iFit Coach users. This is also the tool for the onboard workouts that come on NordicTrack’s cardio machines.


Cost: Free for 12 months when you purchase the 14.9 directly from NordicTrack. $15+/month to maintain the subscription after your free trial expires.


User Profiles: 1-5, depends on pricing.


Class Varieties:

  • Studio elliptical classes
  • Virtual running around the world
  • Google Maps tool for mapping out your own runs
  • Floor exercises like yoga, HIIT, cardio, and strength training


Community: You can comment on workouts, read reviews, correspond with other iFit users, share your progress, create and join group challenges.


NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Home Delivery and Set-Up


NordicTrack provides free shipping for the Commercial 14.9 but this requires self-assembly. You can also pay $99 for front door delivery and $295 for white glove delivery. This entails delivery of your packages to any part of the house you’d like where the delivery person will then assemble to elliptical for you.


Commercial 14.9 Warranty Info


Frame: 10 years

Parts: 2 years

Labor: 1 year


NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 - Final Thoughts

The Commercial 14.9 is by no means a bad elliptical. It seriously crushes a lot of competition out there — and trust us, there’s a lot of competition. BUT is it our top recommended purchase at the $1000-$1500 price range? No, it isn't.


Check Out The Competition

Not sold on the NordicTrack Commercial 14.9? Still looking around to see more options? We’ve reviewed tons of home ellipticals and these are our top picks for ellipticals between $1000 and $1500.


ProForm SMART Endurance 920E
ProForm SMART Endurance 920E
5 Stars
Sole E35
Sole E35 Elliptical
4.5 Stars
NordicTrack C 9.5
NordicTrack C 9.5
4.5 Stars

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We Recommend Buying The Commercial 14.9 Directly From NordicTrack

Treadmillreviews.com buys all of our equipment directly from the manufacturer and avoids using third party retailers. This has proven to make purchases and returns simpler. Should you need to use your warranty, you’ll be glad you purchased your equipment directly from the manufacturer. NordicTrack also offers free shipping and more regular sales events on their website. To see NordicTrack’s current pricing for the Commercial 14.9, click the button below.

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