Nordictrack A.C.T. Commercial Pro or Nordictrack A.C.T. Commercial Plus-2012 ?
~~Side-By-Side Elliptical Comparison Review~~
Stride Length: The Nordictrack ACT Commercial Pro and the Nordictrack ACT Commercial Plus are tied in this first category as they both have the same stride lengths. Both models have an 18” to 22” stride length. Adjustable stride lengths are better because it can be more versatile for many users.
Resistance Levels: The ACT Commercial Plus wins this category because it has 22 resistance levels while the ACT Commercial Pro on the other hand only has 20 resistance levels.
Max Ramp: Both elliptical models do not come with an incline feature which makes them tied in this category.
Built In Programs: When it comes to the built-in programs, the ACT Commercial Plus is the better option because it has 26 built-in programs as opposed to the ACT Commercial Pro’s 20 built-in programs.
Notable Features: The Commercial Pro offers more features than the Commercial Plus. The Commercial Plus only has a 6” display while the Commercial Pro has a 7” touch screen which is also powered by Android. This means you can browse through the internet, listen to music and enjoy a variety of other Android device features while working out. Plus, the Commercial Pro also comes with iFit live.
The Commercial Pro is also equipped with a light commercial warranty which means that this particular elliptical is more durable and can last a very long time. It can also be delivered straight to your doorstep for free which makes it the better option between the two.
Parts Warranty: The ACT Commercial Pro wins this category with a better offer than the Commercial Plus. The Commercial Pro has a 5-year warranty while its counterpart only has a 2-year warranty.
Labor Warranty: In terms of labor warranty, the ACT Commercial Pro offers a 2-year deal while the Commercial Plus only offers 1 year free labor coverage.
Machine Weight: Both Nordictrack elliptical machines did not indicate their actual machine weight which means that we cannot determine which of the two is a better option in terms of stability.
Machine User Weight Capacity: Both have a maximum user weight capacity of 350 lbs. However, we cannot say for sure if this weight is appropriate because they both did not indicate their machine weight.
Money Back Guarantee: Both the Commercial Pro and the Commercial Plus come with a 30-day money back guarantee. You can easily return the product and get a refund if you are unhappy with the performance.
Conclusion: Although the ACT Commercial Plus is the newer model, it isn’t a better model than the ACT Commercial Pro. The Commercial Pro offers better notable features which include the iFit Live and the Android touch screen.
The Commercial Pro also offers free delivery and it has a wireless heart rate monitor. It also offers a better warranty than its counterpart. In fact, it offers better warranty than most elliptical machines.
At the time of the review, there was a $350 price difference between the two but the unique benefits provided by the Commercial Pro are worth the additional expense. However, the Commercial Plus is still considered to be a good option.