NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical

Bladez E600 Elliptical Review


NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical

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Detailed Overview

The Bladez E600 is nice to look at – something that cannot be said about a lot of elliptical machines. The design is sleek and contemporary – you’ll hardly notice it in a living room or bedroom thanks to its slim parts. If you’re looking for something comfortable and low-impact, then the 18” stride length with a heavy flywheel (18 lb.) is exactly what you’ve been looking for. The E600 is ideal for those who are new to elliptical fitness, or for those who do not want to spend a lot of money on a machine in a genre of fitness they are still relatively unfamiliar with. Bladez creates units that are ideal for novices and yet still likeable enough for fitness pros.

The LED/LCD screen is clear and readable, also maintaining a darker output so family members won’t be blinded by the console if its within their line of vision. You also can’t beat the 32 resistance levels – not only is this more than the average elliptical machine within this price range, they are also electronically controlled so you don’t need to pause your workout when it’s time to change pace.

Finally, thanks to its magnetic resistance system, you can count on the E600 being smooth and quiet – again something any roommate will thank you for. This allows for early-morning or late-night workouts without the concern of keeping the kids awake or disrupting neighbors.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the Bladez E600:

  • 19 preset programs to encompass a wide variety of workout preferences
  • 32 resistance levels – far above the average
  • Heavy flywheel – 18 lb. for a smooth, consistent momentum
  • Magnetic resistance for a quiet ride
  • Comfortable ergonomics including large foot boards and padded handles
  • Water bottle holder
  • Easy-to-read LCD console that’s backlit for clearly displayed workout stats
  • Easy storage thanks to small, thin size and included transport wheels

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides to the Bladez E600:

  • Stride length isn’t adjustable, so you will either fit the machine or won’t
  • Less programs than the E700i, and no option to download additional apps
  • Warranty is disappointing – only one year on parts and labor

The Bottom Line

The Bladez E600 is the perfect solution for a family that wants to get fit but is on a budget. Coming in well under $1000, this simple, sleek, straightforward elliptical machine will be ready to use in no time flat. You won’t need to worry about learning how to navigate through a complicated console or set a bunch of special features and preferences before getting down to business.

Novices will love the simplicity of the E600, while more petite users will appreciate the 18-inch stride length (as compared to the 20” length of the E700i) and low step-up height. Best of all, this machine is easy to store thanks to its included transportation wheels and small, slim structure.

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