NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical Review 4

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NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical Rating

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Pros This trainer boasts an impressive 7 inch full color web-enabled touchscreen display that is also iFit enabled, with module included. The console is perhaps the biggest pro of this trainer, coming with 35 built-in workout programs and an advanced Bluetooth wireless heart rate monitoring system.
Cons The A.C.T. 10 lacks adjustable features and does not allow users to work out on an incline at all. Even though the trainer comes with an adjustable stride at 18, 20 or 22 inches, the stride is manually adjusted rather than power adjustable like other trainers at this price point.
Summary The A.C.T. Commercial 10 is all bells and whistles when it comes to entertainment features but lacks when it comes to adjustable features or customizable options. Other trainers at similar price points offer far more features, but these other trainers also lack this advanced entertainment system, so it’s really a decision of what features are most important to you for this trainer.

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NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The A.C.T. Commercial 10 is the top of the line trainer in the Mid-Merch Commercial series of center drive trainers, offered for $1,499, which is $1,500 less than last years same model. This trainer comes with a 7 inch web-enabled full color touchscreen display and features 35 built-in workout apps with iFit compatibility, module included. iFit is perfect for tracking your workout goals and keeping fitness fun with multiple tracks and programs to keep things interesting. Beyond the basics like a cup holder and built-in fan, the console is also equipped with two 2 inch Intermix Acoustics™ speakers and iPod compatibility. This trainer features 24 digital resistance levels and a manually adjustable stride of 18, 20 or 22 inches; however, this model does lack other adjustable feature as well as an incline option. Users can change resistance levels manually from the console or the moving handlebars for one-touch resistance changes. New to the 2014 model is a Bluetooth wireless chest strap for the most advanced in heart rate monitoring. When it comes to durability and quality, the A.C.T. Commercial 10 does not disappoint with a 25 pound flywheel and 350 pound weight capacity. Combine that with the Silent Magnetic Resistance technology NordicTrack is known for and you have an incredibly quiet and smooth elliptical trainer ideal for smaller spaces. While this trainer is not foldable, it does come with transport wheels and is only 22 inches from front to back because of the center drive design. And speaking of center drive design, this model is a perfect balance between a front and rear drive trainer, keeping the user perfectly centered which is easier on the back for many people.

Our Favorite Features

  • 7 inch full color display with built-in touch screen web browser
  • 35 workout apps and 24 levels of resistance
  • Resistance controls on the moving handlebars
  • Space saving design; only 22 inches long total, with transport wheels
  • iFit module included
  • Lifetime warranty on the frame/ 5 years on parts/ 2 years on labor

NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Stride Length:18" - 22" Adjustable Stride
Flywheel:25 LB
Programs:35 Workout Apps
Fan:Autobreeze Workout Fan
Weight Capacity:350 LBS
Dimensions:54" L x 31.5" W x 64.25" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No reading rack or accessories tray
  • iFit subscription not included
  • No incline option
  • Manual adjustable stride (not power adjustable)
  • Warranty on electronic parts (like console) not specified

The Bottom Line

The NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 is an elite trainer when it comes to entertainment options, goal tracking, and workout programs, but lacks when it comes to adjustable or customizable features. If you are looking for more entertainment options than adjustable features, then this trainer is ideal for you. The New $999 price point is hard to beat.

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