NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical Review 5

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical Rating

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Pros The center of attention for the SE9i goes to the console. With a 7 inch full-color touchscreen with Android web browser and iFit module included, this trainer has everything when it comes to advanced goal tracking and entertainment options. Also included are 30 workout programs and wireless heart rate monitoring system for even better workout monitoring.
Cons For this trainer, the biggest “con” is the price. For $1,249, this trainer is almost identical to the SE7i, which is $899. The machine itself is built a little better than the SE7i but only differences are the console with iFit module included and the wireless heart rate monitor.
Summary The SE9i does not disappoint when it comes to the console, offering users the ability to check email, surf the web, or track workouts using Google Maps. However, other than these advanced options, it is essentially the same machine as the entry level SE7i in this series, which is offered for only $899.

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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical Detailed Overview

The SpaceSaver SE9i is the elite trainer in the NordicTrack SpaceSaver series, offered at a reasonable price point. This compact trainer is designed for smaller spaces, built with NordicTrack’s Vertical SpaceSaver Design for easy folding and storage, as well as transport wheels for easy moving. The trainer itself is also compact and can fold up and store vertically with a footprint of only 32 inches wide by 28 inches long, the smallest of any elliptical on the market. Because this is a lighter trainer, the flywheel weight is 18 pounds, with a weight capacity of 325 pounds. When it comes to adjustable features, this trainer offers a power adjustable incline of 0 to 10 degrees and adjustable foot pedals, but the 18 inch stride is not adjustable.

The console is impressive with a 7-inch full color touch screen display with Android web browser, featuring 24 digital resistance levels, 30 pre-set workout programs, and iFit capability, module included. iFit is an excellent workout app that allows users to create their own workout journey using Google Maps, or choose from a number of programs designed by workout professionals. In addition, users can monitor their heart rates using the CardioGrip ™ sensors located on the stationary handlebars, or the wireless heart rate monitoring system for a hands free way to track your calorie burning. Just as other models in the series, the SE9i also features the quick and easy snap assembly that allows users to fully assemble the trainer in only minutes.

Our Favorite Features

  • Space saving, compact design
  • 7 inch full color touchscreen display, with Android web browser
  • iFit enabled, module included
  • Power adjustable incline and adjustable pedals
  • Rear drive design is typically easier on the back

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:5-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Incline:0-10 degress
Stride Length:18 inches
Flywheel:18 LBS
Programs:30 Workout Apps
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:80" L x 32" W x 77" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • No reading rack or accessories tray
  • iFit subscription not included
  • Flywheel weight only 18 pounds
  • Price to features ratio
  • Non-adjustable stride, and a shorter stride at only 18 inches

The Bottom Line

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i is ideal for anyone looking for a compact trainer that also includes all of the bells and whistles of more elite trainers. However, if these advanced entertainment features are not of value to you, you could save about $600 and go with the SpaceSaver SE7i that comes with the same features except the console and wireless heart rate monitoring system. As a whole, this trainer is a quality buy but it is not ideal for all users with a non-adjustable, shorter stride, and a lighter flywheel weight.

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