NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical Review 5

NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical Rating

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Pros With an adjustable stride of 20-22”, the E 12.7 can be used by multiple people. Its quiet parts and natural adjustments to the user make working out on this machine a pleasant experience. As with some rear drive ellipticals by NordicTrack, this front drive model comes with a 7” Android browser, a full-color touch display that will provide both entertainment and motivation during your workouts. Finally, with 26 different digital resistance levels, you will remain challenged each time you step onto this elliptical.
Cons Since this elliptical is light enough to move from room to room via its included transport wheels, it is not considered to be the most sturdy of machines. If you come in close to the 375 lb weight capacity, take caution on this machine. While NordicTrack usually rolls out very durable products, the light weight transport capability may be a slight downfall to the 12.7.
Summary For those in the market for a high-quality front drive elliptical, the NordicTrack Elite 12.7 does not disappoint. The included console allows you to browse the Internet while exercising, or enjoy a full-color exercise program. The 12.7 is one of the most affordable ellipticals to offer this feature. With this machine, you can adjust both the stride length and foot pedal size, making it a great machine for multiple users. Overall, the 12.7 keeps up just fine with its newer sister models, the 14.7 and 17.7. You will be satisfied with the features included and the diversity of workouts this elliptical allows.

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NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical Detailed Overview

The Elite 12.7 is top-of-the-line when it comes to workout preferences and speed. If you’re looking for a quick way to get in shape, daily use on a front drive machine like the 12.7 is highly recommended. With 35 workout programs and 26 digital resistance levels included, you will burn calories efficiently. If you live in a small home, the transport wheels attached to this elliptical make it easy to move it from room to room. As with many NordicTrack ellipticals, this one folds up and commands only a modest amount of space.

Our Favorite Features

Some of our favorite pieces of the Elite 12.7 include:

  • Built in Browser featuring the Android operating system in full-color
  • Heavy duty flywheel with a taller elliptical pattern
  • Alleged weight capacity of 375 lbs, which is quite heavy for a machine in this price range.
  • A great diversity of resistance levels (26 included).
  • Decent warranty – the frame comes with a lifetime warranty, while a 5-year parts and 2-year labor warranty are also included.

NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:No
Incline:0 TO 20° Power Ramp
Stride Length:20" Adjustable
Flywheel:32 LBS
Programs:35 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:375 LBS
Dimensions:80.25" L x 25.7" W x 64.43" H

 Our Least Favorite Features

While the Elite 12.7 performs well, there are a few concerns:

  • The transport wheels potentially take away from the sturdiness of the overall structure.
  • This isn’t the cheapest of front drive ellipticals, but if you are looking for quality, the price is actually more than reasonable.

The Bottom Line

There just isn’t a lot to say negatively about the Elite 12.7. With a heavy fly wheel, advanced programming and adjustable pieces, this elliptical is one of the best out there in the price range of under $1500. With special advanced features like the Polar® wireless chest strap and Cardiogrip™ heart rate monitor, you will maximize your workout results while staying safe. This elliptical also comes with dual fans, keeping you twice as cool during those exceptionally tough inclines. If you are a technology nut, you’ll love this machine’s iFit compatibility and HD videos of various scenic routes and international terrain. Typical elliptical conveniences like a water bottle holder and easy fold-up storage are also featured on the 12.7. The NordicTrack Elite 12.7 aims to please with high quality construction and plenty of challenge for exercisers of all fitness levels.

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