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runningmama345
Jun 12 , 2010
iFit Live keeps me coming back for more!

One of the reasons I purchased the Nordic Track Commercial1500 in January was for the iFit Live feature and being able to work out with Jillian Michaels.  The workouts are challenging and fun and the 30-45 minutes fly by.  Using iFit Live helped me reach my goal of running my first half marathon last Sunday.  I will be using it during my training for my next half in September as well.  Every workout is different and you get a great mix of hill work and speed work.  I have two little ones at home, so it's so convenient to hop on the treadmill.  No matter what the weather is, I can get in a good, hard workout.  It pushes me way harder than I would push myself.  I have recently used the mapping program on the iFit Live website to map out my next half marathon in Maui and it mimics the elevation of the course.  I can't wait to incorporate this into my training when it gets too hot to run even before the sun comes up.  Without it, I probably wouldn't have signed up for a late summer race.  Gotta go, I have some intervals to run!

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kjpost
Dec 10 , 2009
A convenient way to download and track workouts.

I bought this with my Nordictrack elliptical.  The iFit Live product is a new offering.  I think it's a great idea but there are still a few bugs in the software.  The iFit site allows you to create a profile to track exercise, weight and diet. The first implementation of the software has a few kinks.  It wouldn't install using my Mac but my PC worked perfectly.

My elliptical downloads the workouts automatically and provides a new one in the series each day.  Logging meals on the web site is still a little quirky.

[Update 1/14/10: Still struggling with quirky software.  Sometimes my workouts do not post to my profile.  Sometimes my wife's workouts post to my profile. The user interface on the website looks nice but just doesn't work well. The product is beta and is clearly not ready for

I started logging my food intake on the website but have stopped because it is too difficult to use. You can't enter food using numbers and measures.  Instead, the UI consists of a slider which doesn't give users much control.  For example: Orange juice is measured in cups. The slider goes from 1 to 2 to 3 cups with no increment in between.  What if I drink a 12oz bottle of OJ? I've switched to another tool for calorie counting that provides more reporting on overall nutrition.

I wonder if the people developing this product actually use it. I have experienced some glaring problems that should never be seen by end-users. I wonder if they actually test things before deploying them to their production servers. Clearly, they are not paying attention to details.

On the positive side...  The workouts from Jillian Michaels download just fine every time. I also created a custom route using the Google Maps functionality and downloaded it to my machine easily enough.  If you log into the website while doing the workout, it tracks your location on the map in real time on your computer as you excercise. It controlled the resistance and incline according to elevation data from the map.  (i.e. Going up hills was hard work while going down felt like coasting.) It worked well but, unfortunately, it didn't log my excercise on the web site when I finished. As others have pointed out, this has the potential to be really cool thing.  Unfortunately, they started selling it before it was finished.

One advantage of the internet connectivity is the ability for your machine to download firmware updates to the console.  I think one came down the other day because the incline on my elliptical motored all the way up then down again (calibrated) late one night when nobody was near the machine (scared my dog). Afterward, the menus in my console were different.  It appears this product offering is a work in progress and they continue to make changes.  As they continue to fix things, the fixes are sent right to my elliptical. So, I don't think I'm necessarily stuck with a bogus product.]

 

VADave

Lincoln, NE

Feb 17 , 2014
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IFIT Live

I was very skeptical to purchase IFIT Live Module from reading other reviews. I have used it for three weeks now and am very satisfied. I did have a problem with google maps but solved it by changing from meters to miles. I was able to map out Alihii Drive in Kona HI (favorite vacation spot) and ride my recumbent bike with no problems. Data may be a little off but I can live with that. I am 67 years old, but was able to install module with few problems.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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flgal63

Fayetteville, WV

Feb 4 , 2014
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Love it!

We went by the directions and loaded everything from the computer onto the module put it into the treadmill and it loaded and works great. Our treadmill is in the basement and all the computer stuff is on the 2nd floor and there are no problems with bluetooth and signal. Everything works like a charm and I love it. I have been using it for 2 weeks and haven't had any problems. I actually look forward to using the Treadmill with this and I can log in any other workouts I do.


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RonB123

Massapequa, NY

Sep 19 , 2013
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Ifit

Only works with a PC or Tablet for my Tread Mill


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Lorriedewitt

Lawrenceville, GA

Sep 17 , 2013
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DO NOT BUY!!!

This is by far the worst product I have ever purchased! You MUST HAVE wireless B interface which the majority of people do not have anymore and it is not exactly something easy to find in the stores. It is still in BETA and they neglect to tell you that you are a BETA TESTER. I have had mine since January and have only been able to log 84 hours and have well over a dozen support tickets in.


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bf04

Binford, ND

Jun 18 , 2013
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Not worth the trouble

I purchased the iFit after Christmas. I had a horrible time just trying to register it and activate. It is a total ripoff as far as I'm concerned. I had what I thought was a free year to use it and then I get a bill after 3 months. I am better off just using the programs already on my treadmill. I would not recommend this to anyone.


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Apr 27 , 2013
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iFit Camino

I just completed the entire 700 km of the Santiago de Campostela from Pamplona to Santiago Spain via iFit over a four week period. I entered the tracks in segments using data from Google Earth and it took me where I wanted to go. It definitely has its bugs, but overall, it worked as advertised. I look forward to may adventures on my exercise bike in the future.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lorettalynnfan74

Davenport, IA

Mar 31 , 2013
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Very poor product

this i fit live does not work correctly ........ i downloaded it nd got it to work with my computer after 6 hours of working with it . then, when i completed the download , i put in in my treadmill nd downloaded a map and all it displayed was a a tiny little line indicated in the middle of my monitor. It showed a line instead of showing a street or hills ect....... on the machine . I would not purchase nor recomend this porduct to my worst enemy ! I returned it to my local sports store for a full refund . Lesson learned never ever by something with out knowing if its worth the time , money , or effort


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AliciaH

Holly Ridge, NC

Mar 12 , 2013
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Don't do it!

Don't waste you money. Do a little research on different workouts, how long to do intervals, etc and don't spend your money on this. It is OK after 2hrs of figuring out how to get it to connect to the internet, 2 hrs of firmware updates. Once that is complete then you have to figure out how to work ifit.com and find work outs. Then trying to find them on the machine is hard to do too! It has honestly given me a headache and wasted more of my time then anything lately.


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chel70

Mount Vernon, IL

Mar 9 , 2013
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Love it!

I read all the negative reviews on this and was very scared to buy but I just bought a new treadmill and one of the main reasons was for the ifit technology so I felt I had to.I must be one of the lucky few because I didn't have any problems at all getting this set up. Been using for 3 days and so far everything works great. Love the Jillian Michaels programs!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 6 , 2013
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PLEASE READ BEFORE BUYING!!!!!!!!!!

BEWARE! IFIT stands for "IF IT" works. The module has issues connecting thus not always automatically sending your workouts to your profile online. Street view is a joke that does not exist. According to their claims, while you are working out, you can view a street view of the terrain. What you see is an ariel map of where you are running. The program has a lot of bugs that need to be fixed before this becomes a useful part of your exercise equipment. Buy equipment based on the features of the machine-not based on the IFIT gimmick.


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teddynewf

Clemmons, NC

Dec 27 , 2012
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Don't waste your money

Ifit tried to initiate a major software update in Dec 2012. Almost nothing functions now including workouts, history, and LiveView. LiveView was the main reason I bought a NordicTrack treadmill from Sears. Customer support is nonexistent.


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rocken24

Minneapolis, MN

Oct 24 , 2012
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IFIT

This is a must to go along with a exercise machine. The only thing I do not like is it does not have a powerful wifi antenna. I needed to get the wireless router close for this to work correctly

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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SJT436

Concord, CA

Aug 15 , 2012
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NordicTrak C 1500 Treadmill

This is an awesome treadmill. Super easy to use and a gym quality treadmill. I recommend having Sears delivery and assemble. Their delivery team was very nice and professional and they were in and out in under an hour.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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john-e-b

Oak Creek, WI

Jun 12 , 2012
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What it lacks in engineering it makes up in performance.

I found other users either hate this unit or love it. I lean towards love but not quite all of the way. I experienced some of the same problems other users did but managed to work through them. Sure it's not quite as intuitive as it should be but if you take a little extra time to log into the website and check the step by step guide, it isn't so bad. I didn't have a problem joining my wireless network at all, got it upgraded and it helps to wait the upgrade out and leave it for a couple of hours like it describes. Got online and made some maps, downloaded popular ones, did some workouts while using the street view on my large screen in front of my equipment. I think my only real gripe is that I don't see a way to switch to the profile I made for my wife so she doesn't have her workouts add to my online stats. The website is nice and tracks all of the workouts automatically, you can even track all of your calories if you choose. I seen other users complain about having to pay for that service but it doesn't seem like a big deal to me since it has nice features, custom maps, user interaction and comes with 12 months free. I don't see a downside since it can help keep your workouts fresh. Again, it's nice technology with plenty of room to improve it, the beauty is that it's software driven and will likely be improved along the way.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Philsdale

Roseville, CA

May 6 , 2012
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iFit for treadmill

Love the idea but hate the way it sets up. I have to downgrade my wireless network if I want it to work. That is not happening. Returning to sear later today. Disappointed by the tech support they provide. Do not recommend unless you have an older wireless network.


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r00st3r64

North Pole, AK

Apr 9 , 2012
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not user friendly

Have fun trying to figure this thing out, I guess you'll just have to troubleshoot it til it works since there's nothing interactive about the adapter itself. This was made to be able to download more workout routines to you fitness equipment, it really depends on what you're using I guess but I would definitely recommend ifit for an incline trainer or treadmill, bikes and elipticals are better for endurance workouts.


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AlisonKrutsch

Springville, UT

Apr 6 , 2012
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iFit Live

I really like the iFit Live. It is very helpful in tracking workouts, calories burned, and intensity of workouts. The only problem is that it doesn't tell you how to use it. Everything I figured out was through trial and error. Also, if you enter in a longer workout but only want to do a section of it, you have to re-enter the map all over again only having that specific section.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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alt26

Midland, MI

Mar 15 , 2012
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iFit Live

Love it. Use it everyday.


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family124

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Mar 11 , 2012
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iFit Live review

You must buy this in order for your treadmill to work. That is if you have an iFit compatible treadmill. This device sends your workouts to your treadmill. The catch is that you have to also buy a membership to the iFit club. So do not assume this is the last step.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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vegalegarreta

Bayamon, PR

Mar 9 , 2012
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expensive iFit Live Yearly Subscription

the iFit Live Subscription is $79.95. The module cost $99.99 (and only include 1yr subscription) Its really expensive.


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IHappy

Cape May, NJ

Feb 12 , 2012
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Over all the iFit Live process is very motivational.

I purchased the iFit live module for my new treadmill.  I had the iFit live working within an hour after the treadmill was delivered and set up.  It worked without a hitch.  My router and wireless are fairly new, which the sales rep said was important.  The best thing about the iFit live, for me, is how motivational it is.  I would have never used the incline so much, nor would I have worked out so hard and long without the iFit.  Completing the 'assignment' and tracking all the competed workouts works to motivate me.  The iFit website is a little week, missing some functionality... but I suppose they are working on it, as this is a fairly new product.  I am a 60 year old female, using it for the weight loss program.  Lost 12 pounds so far!!


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SteveRedstorm

Middle Village, NY

Jan 30 , 2012
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Subscription costs are not disclosed...

$99 buys you one year. it is not mentioned anyehre there is an $80 fee per year after!! Not on the box, not on the literature inside the box, and not even mentioned on the site while registering OR otherwise!!! This is truly misleading and for that reason I am returning for a refund. Add in the fact they did not answer THREE e-mails on the subject from me over a one week period; terrible customer service.

I finally verified this by calling and waiting on hold for 45 minutes brfore speaking to a representative.


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nordictrack9

Chicago, IL

Jan 16 , 2012
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ifit live not recognized by nordictrack treadmill

i have a nordictrack t9.1 treadmill and also a wifi ifit live module. the setup of the module was succesfull, but the treadmill does not recognize it thus not doing firmware update. checked the info mode of the treadmill it says no module, so i guess it does not recognize it. any clue?

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Maine1963

Newcastle, ME

Dec 29 , 2011
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Greatest performance workout electronic item available, Wireless

Set up your workout program on your computer or smart phone and install the IFIT module into your excercise equipment... Through your wireless router your excercise program will download automatically to your equipment. The fitness trainer talk to you while you work out, keeping you motivated. Very simple to set up and you can track your performance online!! No cons that I can even remotely think of!


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rio88

Los Angeles, CA

Dec 5 , 2011
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Poor Performer-Difficult to configure

The idea bahind this product is amazing if and only if it really works!

I sum it up, forget about it and trust the reviews.


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