NordicTrack Elite 16.9 Elliptical Review

This Machine is Discontinued

NordicTrack Elite 16.9 Elliptical Rating

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This Machine is Discontinued


Pros The Elite 16.9 comes with an integrated entertainment system that is incomparable. You can change the shape of your stride with advanced incline controls, as well as change up your workout with handle controls.
Summary The NordicTrack Elite 16.9 elliptical is a top-of-the-line front-drive machine that comes with a 15-inch HD TV. This allows for a touch screen display, Web browser and all the bells and whistles that come with full-color, generously sized console options. There are 35 different programs to choose from, including 26 digital resistance levels. You can choose to tone up isolated regions or engage in a full-body workout with all of these varying options.

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Detailed Overview

Quite possibly one of the most exciting parts of this machine is the power ramp that allows users to adjust the incline with the push of a console button. This changes the shape of the stride and allows for the users to focus more on the fitness goals they want, instead of a cookie cutter set of options. The NordicTrack Elite 16.9 elliptical machine is part of the Elite series (E 8.7, E 11.7, 12.9T, 16.9), and the most recent addition to the Elite line, but is already meeting rave reviews. Many users have reported great ease of use from the very start, beginning with the snap assembly method upon opening the box. The 32-lb flywheel makes for a very smooth ride, and with 35 different workout apps to choose from, there is never a reason to get bored with elliptical fitness.

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Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite parts of the NordicTrack Elite 16.9 ellitpical:

  • 35 workout apps to choose from
  • Oversized cushion pedals
  • Easy snap assembly
  • Heavy flywheel (32 lb)
  • Digital push incline adjustment
  • Upper body grips that are multi-positional
  • Wireless chest strap
  • Lifetime frame warranty
  • 26 resistance levels
  • Adjustable stride length
  • Transport wheels
  • 375 lb weight capacity

NordicTrack Elite 16.9 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0-20 degrees
Stride Length:20-21 Inches
Flywheel:32 LB
Programs:35 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:375 LB
Dimensions:72.1" L x 23.5" W x 79.4" H

Our Least Favorite Features

A few downsides discovered in our review of the NordicTrack Elite 16.9 elliptical:

  • Expensive
  • Limited warranty on parts and labor

The Bottom Line

The warranty on this machine is fairly strong – a lifetime guarantee on frame plus 6 years on parts, 3 years on labor – not a bad deal considering all the great perks that come with this cutting-edge elliptical. The user weight capacity of 375lb is also very reasonable.

One touch controls, including incline adjustment, really set the Elite 16.9 apart from the crowd. You can also adjust the stride length from 20-21 inches automatically as you increase the ramp. 26 different digital resistance levels bring a challenge to even the most advanced elliptical users, which allows the whole family to truly enjoy this addition to your personal home gym.

For those who are conscientious about their health and would like to place safety ahead of vanity, the included wireless chest strap provides very accurate readings – more so than the hand grip readers found on lower-end models.

Perhaps best of all, you can trust fully in the NordicTrack name. This is a fitness company that has been around for decades, and their machines have only seemed to improve with time. While they are sure to include standard creature comforts like a cooling fan and water bottle holder on all their models, the 16.9 truly goes above and beyond the personal elliptical norm. You will see, hear and feel the difference as you commit to daily workouts.

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