The NordicTrack S22i stationary bike is a high-end piece of equipment that offers many features and functions- particularly the HD touch screen. This blog post will discuss what you can and cannot do on the S22i touchscreen. So, if you are curious about what this bike has to offer, keep reading!
What Apps Can You Use?
One of the best features of the S22i touchscreen is that it offers access to various apps. While it is optimized for iFit, some of our other favorites include RockMyRun and Peloton. With these apps, you can listen to music, participate in live workouts, stream recorded videos, and even access some workout content without an internet connection.
Can Netflix or YouTube Be Accessed?
Another great feature of the S22i touchscreen is its access to popular streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. So, if you want to watch your favorite shows or movies while you work out, this bike has you covered. The only disadvantage is that this access is only possible via the web browser. Since these are built to function best in the app, you may encounter some drawbacks related to searchability.
What About a TV Connection?
Yes, the S22i has an HDMI port to connect your bike to a TV. However, we will say that the quality is not as great as you might hope. The screen image is a bit grainy, and there is some latency when streaming (this also may depend on the quality of your TV). However, this is a great way to make your workout screen significantly bigger when you want to be even more immersed.
What About Listening to Music?
If you want to listen to music while you work out, the S22i has you covered. You can connect your phone or other devices via Bluetooth and listen to whatever music you want. Otherwise, there are also some great built-in speakers if you don’t want to use headphones.
Is There a Camera?
The S22i does have a front-facing camera similar to any other phone, tablet, or computer. However, we found that the quality is not excellent. It is acceptable for video chat but don’t expect to be taking any amazing pictures or videos with it. This should make sense since this camera is designed for immersive workouts- not for Instagram-worthy photos or videos.
What About Access to Live Workouts?
Yes, the S22i offers access to live workouts. This is an excellent feature if you want to participate in group classes or get some extra motivation from a trainer. Live workouts can be accessed via any of the apps discussed earlier in this article.
What About Access to Workouts Without Internet?
The S22i also offers access to some workouts without an internet connection. This is great if you are traveling or don’t have reliable access to Wi-Fi. To access these workouts, simply navigate to them on the home screen with no logging or internet needed. Additionally, you can always manually adjust the speed, incline, and resistance for a completely personalized workout.
Access Great Features with the S22i
As you can see, the NordicTrack S22i Touchscreen offers a variety of great features. Whether you are looking for access to popular apps, the ability to watch TV or movies, or simply want to listen to music, this bike has you covered.
Additionally, it also offers some great workout features like live workouts and the ability to access workouts without an internet connection- making it great for a wide variety of users and budgets.
So, if you are in the market for a new exercise bike, we highly recommend checking out the S22i!