NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Review 2022

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The NordicTrack EXP 10i treadmill is a new treadmill in the entry level NordicTrack lineup and seems to be replacing their T Series treadmills. It is the middle ground between the NordicTrack T 6.5 Si and the EXP 7i and is a solid, cost-effective option for at-home use. Check out all the reasons we love it and some things to consider in the review below!

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NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill Review

Features

7/10

Tech Specs

8/10

Build Quailty

8/10

Treadmill Review

Last Updated: 1-10-2022

A large 10” touchscreen with integrated live and on-demand workouts, an extra-long 60” running deck, and a powerful 3.5 CHP motor make The NordicTrack EXP 10i stand out from other NordicTrack models in its price range. If you are looking for an at-home machine to use consistently for running, walking, or jogging, the EXP 10i will satisfy many of your workout needs. Based on our testing from the other two treadmills that are very similar to the 10i, we think this treadmill is a great bang for its buck. At Treadmill Reviews, we have not physically tested this product but have tested the T 6.5i and the EXP 7i which have very similar features.

Who The NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill is Built For

Walkers

One thing we love about this treadmill is that is the only one in its price range to offer a decline and incline option. This feature makes it a great option for walkers and those who need lower impact workouts that still help improve strength and endurance.

Runners

We love that this treadmill is equipped with a 3.5 CHP motor, which is the most powerful motor out of the T 6.5 Si and EXP 71 models. A more powerful motor means it will be able to withstand more miles and consistent usage for your long runs. Plus, it goes up to 12 MPH, which allows for sprints or long-distance training.

Those who value instructor-led classes and technology

With a 10” HD touchscreen and integrated IFit technology, users will be able to jump on and follow instructor-led classes or through scenic views. If you are someone who doesn’t have a specific training schedule and wants to be able to follow along live or on-demand classes, IFit is a great option for you. Plus, integrated music, Google maps, and scenic views will keep you motivated and create an immersive running experience so you are less likely to get bored!

Why We Love the NordicTrack EXP 10i

Decline/incline range: This treadmill is the only one out of the mid-priced NordicTracks that includes a decline. It declines to -3% and inclines up to 12%.

3.5 CHP motor: This is the largest motor in up. A larger, stronger motor is built for more consistent usage, so it would be beneficial for someone who will be running or walking regularly.

High-tech features: With the 10” touchscreen, 1-year 1Fit membership, smart-response motor, and Bluetooth, this treadmill is equipped with features that most treadmills in this price range do not include.

Extended tread: Just like the EXP 7i, this treadmill is equipped with an extended 20” x 60” belt with FlexSelect cushioning that allows for longer strides and taller users.

Price: With the 10” touchscreen, powerful motor, and incline/decline capabilities, we think this treadmill is worth the cost.

Limitations And Things To Consider Before Purchasing The NordicTrack EXP 10i

No EKG pulse grips: One thing we noticed is that this model does not have EKG hand pulse grips. However, if you have a wireless heart rate monitor, the treadmill will connect via Bluetooth!

Road-like feel: While the EXP 10i does include Flexselect cushioning technology, we find that it has a noticeably harder road-like feel, which may be especially if you are larger. If you have joint pain, there may be other higher-end models that will provide better cushioning for a more comfortable ride.

How Much Does the NordicTrack EXP 10i Cost?

This treadmill is listed at around $1600 at the time of this review. This includes a 1-year membership to IFit (valued at $468).

This does not include shipping, which is an additional $199.

NordicTrack EXP 10i Model Overview

Footprint: 79.9” L x 35.08” W x 59.25” H
Weight of Machine: 229 Lb In Box
Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
Speed: 0-12 mph
Incline: -3% - 12%
One-touch Controls: Yes
Motor: 3.5 CHP
Speakers: Yes, 2-inch digitally amplified speakers
Foldable: Yes, SpaceSaver Design and EasyLife Assist
Warranty: 10-Year Frame Warranty, 2-Year Parts Warranty, 1-Year Labor Warranty
Return Policy: 30 days

Footprint: The footprint and dimensions of the EXP 10i are the same as the EXP 7i and slightly longer than the T 6.5 SI. It is a great home treadmill because of its foldability and compact design.

Incline: We are impressed that this compact treadmill has a -3% decline option. This makes it more versatile for your training experience.

Motor:The 3.5 CHP motor is impressive and the highest power motor out of comparable products. If you plan to use your treadmill regularly, it will be ready to withstand the usage!

Running Surface: The running surface on this model is 20” wide by 60” long. It is not luxurious by any means, but it does provide a longer surface than the T 6.5 Si, which we appreciate and we think most others will too, especially those with a longer stride.

Folding: The EXP 10i is equipped with a SpaceSaver design, which allows the running surface to fold up to create more floor space in smaller areas at home. It also has EasyLift Assist, which makes it safe and easy to fold and unfold without crashing on the floor.

Cushioning: Users can adjust the cushioning of the EXP 10i to suit their preferences. All that needs to be done is to turn the orange shock absorbers located directly along the sides of the treadmill to your preferred cushioning level. So, whether you want the top cushioning or want more resistance while working out, the T 6.5 Si will protect your joints from impact while allowing you to set your ideal cushion level.

Features & Accessories on the NordicTrack EXP 10i Treadmill

Screen: 10” HD touchscreen
Wifi: Yes
Speakers: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Fans: AutoBreeze™ Workout Fan
USB Port: No
HDMI Port: No
Cup holders: Yes
Tablet holder: No
Subscription: Yes
Heart Rate Monitor: No

Screen: Based on our experience with the T 6.5 Si model, we know the 10” touchscreen is a great size and functions well. We like this size better than the 7” on the EXP 7i and think it gets the job done.

Wifi: This treadmill, like many newer models on the market, requires power and wifi in order to access the workouts and interface. It has the ability to connect wireless headphones via Bluetooth but does not include an Aux jack.

Tablet holder: There is not a designated tablet holder on this treadmill, but there does seem to be a small edge below the screen that you may be able to set a phone or tablet on while you enjoy your workout.

Speakers: The EXP 10i is equipped with two Digitally Amplified Speakers that can connect to your device and project your personal music or movie sound.

Fans: Autobreeze fans are located conveniently in front of you as you run so that you can cool down and work hard.

Bluetooth: There is no aux port, so if you want to listen to your classes via headphones, you’ll want to make sure they are wireless. Bluetooth on the EXP 10i will connect to wireless headphones, your personal device to play your music, and a wireless heart rate monitor (not included).

NordicTrack EXP 10i Subscription Service

Name: IFit

Description: IFit is an integrated subscription service that is located on the HD touchscreen. It provides an endless growing library of workouts, terrains, and workout classes for running, walking, yoga, and even strength training. IFit is expansive, user-friendly, and provides a welcoming environment for new and seasoned users.

Cost: Free for 1-year with purchase of EXP 7i, then $39/mo or $180/yr after that.

Bottom Line Review of the NordicTrack EXP 10i

Based on our testing of the T 6.5 Si and the EXP 7i, it seems that the EXP 10i is the perfect combination of the two budget-friendly home treadmills. It has a larger 10” screen, a long 60” belt, and a powerful 3.5 CHP motor packed into a foldable and compact design. had slightly better cushioning for larger riders, but overall for the listing price and features that are included, the EXP 10i seems to be worth the cost.
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