SE9i Elliptical Overview:
The SE9i elliptical is a higher-end model within the NordicTrack SpaceSaver family, and as a compact, foldable trainer, it can be stored away when not in use, much like the other SpaceSaver models. In fact, the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i elliptical can be assembled in as few as 15 minutes, unlike the one to two hours required to set up other at-home ellipticals. As is true for ellipticals in the SpaceSaver family, the SE9i includes natural stride ergonomic design, Power Adjustable incline for targeting specific muscle groups, a wide range of resistances, and a powerful workout program built in to the operating system.
While the SE9i comes at a higher price, the extra cost affords you 7” smart, web-enabled high definition touchscreen console, which is an upgrade from the SE7i’s dual-color screen. The SE9i console is a powerful, full-color tablet-like computer, which will allow to surf the web, read e-mails, watch YouTube videos, or run virtual terrains with picturesque landscape views using Google Maps.
A number of other additional benefits make the NordicTrack SE9i the premium choice within the SpaceSaver group of ellipticals, such as a larger range of resistances (24, instead of 22 with the SE7i) to accommodate your needs as your fitness level improves, the 5-year warranty, and the free heart-rate Bluetooth chest strap monitor. Overall, if you’re looking for a portable, yet powerful elliptical with premium entertainment capabilities, the SpaceSaver SE9i may be the right choice for you.
- Height: 77”
- Width: 32”
- Length: 80”
- Item weight: 190 lbs
- Max user weight: 491 lbs
- 7” smart, web-enabled HD touchscreen
- 30 built-in workouts designed by certified personal trainers
- 10 calorie workouts
- 10 intensity workouts
- 10 performance workouts
- iFit workouts and fitness tracking programs including sleep, exercise, nutrition, and daily activity logging
- Google Maps compatible with infinite, interactive trails and workouts available, tailored to your fitness goals and complete with real landscape views
- Speed & Pace
- Dual 2-inch built-in speaker system allows you to plug in your own MP3 device and workout to your own music
- AutoBreezeTM fan auto-adjust to your speed, keeping you cool throughout your workout
- OneTouchTM digital controls let you quickly adjust your workout with 24 levels of resistance
- Frame: Lifetime
- Parts: 5 years
- Labor: 2 years
- NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee
Shipping and Assembly:
- Shipping for the Nordic SpaceSaver SE9i is free on NordicTrack’s home website.
- The SpaceSaver SE9i can be assembled in as little as 15 minutes. With its foldable frame, assembling the SpaceSaver SE9i is easy to do right out of the box, so you can get to your workout in no time.
What We Love About the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical:
By far, the greatest advantage of the NordicTrack SE9i is the 7” full-color, high definition, and web-enabled touchscreen, which gives you virtually limitless workout inspiration. In addition to iFit Coach capability, which boasts an impressive gamut of services such as providing meal plans and tracking nutrition, fitness, sleep, and daily activity, the SE9i is also web-enabled. This means you can surf the web the way you would normally, to read e-mails, watch videos, or scroll through your social media pages. Additionally, the full-color, high-definition screen makes trail running or hiking using Google Maps Street View both a spectacular pastime and a great workout, as the elliptical will auto-adjust to mimic the local terrain.
Even if you do not choose to subscribe to iFit Coach, there are still 30 built-in workouts to choose from, as well as 24 levels of resistance, and 10 degrees of incline to keep your workouts varied and challenging.
Easy, Fold and Roll Away Frame
All in all, the portability of the SpaceSaver ellipticals is what makes them stand out among other ellipticals, so while the more affordable SE7i SpaceSaver also has a foldable frame, it is still an advantage that the SE9i does as well. With a footprint only slightly larger than that of the SE7i (80” by 32”), when the SE9i is not in use, you’ll still be able to fold it, roll it, and store it in a standard closed-size space for later. However, it is important to mention that, due to the size and weight compared to the SE7i, stowing the SE9i will be a two-man job. The increased weight and size of the SE9i may also facilitate a smoother stride, as generally, the heavier ellipitcals tend to perform with better stability.
If you’re looking for the most affordable portable elliptical, and a full-color, high definition touchscreen isn’t a necessity for you, the price point of the SE9i may be too high. That being said, it may be worth the price if you consider the entertainment to be the most important aspect of a stow-away elliptical.
Final Word on the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical:
As a compact, portable elliptical, the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i accomplishes quite a lot with its entertainment-packed, high definition touchscreen console. With the SpaceSaver SE9i, you’ll be getting a portable machine, commercial grade ergonomic design and parts, and a fantastic, highly customizable workout regimen with state-of-the art technology. As with the SE7i, the SE9i is also has an 18” stride, so trainees who are 6 feet and taller may find a better fit among ellipticals with a 20”, and should research accordingly. Rating: 96/100.