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Let’s Get Started – Elliptical Overview:
As the name suggests, the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical is a compact trainer, boasting one of the smallest storage footprints of any home elliptical. In fact, the SE7i can be assembled and ready for your first training session in a speedy 15 minutes, unlike the one to two hours required to set up most at-home ellipticals. Despite its modest size, the trainer packs a punch of a workout with its innovative natural stride ergonomics, Power Adjustable incline for targeting specific muscle groups, and an impressive workout program equipped with infinite training programs and support using iFit Coach.
The NordicTrack SE7i (NTEL99416) provides 22 levels of resistance, and its 18-lb inertia-enhanced wheel, oversized cushioned pedals, and rear drive motor work together to help deliver a smoother ride than one might expect with traditional compact ellipticals, which tend to be too light to provide a stable and flat stride. With its 18” stride, it’s ideal for those of average height or shorter, and generally delivers an excellent ergonomic experience for those with shorter legs. Trainees who consider themselves tall may be disappointed with the length of the stride, however the SE7i is still capable of providing a highly tailored workout for a wide audience.
Given the reasonable price, impressive list of features, and lifetime frame warranty, The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical can be seen as somewhat of a “best buy for value” option for entry-level trainees who are looking for a fold and roll away piece of equipment.
- Height: 771”
- Width: 32”
- Length: 80”
- Item weight: 190 lbs
- Max user weight: 325 lbs
- 5” backlit display with a wide viewing angle allows you to view your progress and calories burned in live time, and displays:
- Calories (Avg. & cal/hr)
- Distance (km & mi)
- 24 built-in workouts designed by certified personal trainers
- 12 calorie workouts
- 12 performance workouts
- iFit Coach compatible for infinite workouts as well as exercise, nutrition, sleep, and daily activity tracking
- Google MapsTM available to map your workouts and customize your incline or decline based on the geography of the land
- Dual 2-inch built-in speaker system allows you to plug in your own device and workout to your favorite music
- AutoBreezeTM fan adjusts to your speed as you work out, keeping you cool and comfortable
- OneTouchTMcontrols let you quickly and easily adjust your workout with 22 levels of resistance
- Frame: 10 years
- Parts: 2 years
- Labor: 1 year
- NordicTrack also provides a 30-day money back guarantee
Shipping and Assembly:
- Shipping is usually free on the NordicTrack website. Click here to check the latest.
- The SpaceSaver SE7i can be assembled in as little as 15 minutes. With its foldable frame, assembling the SpaceSaver SE7i 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 SE7i Elliptical:
Easy, Fold and Roll Away Frame
By far, the largest advantage of the SpaceSaver SE7i is its footprint when not in use (32” by 28”), as well as its ability to be assembled in 15 minutes and stored discreetly in a closet-equivalent space. This piece of equipment is ideal for customers looking for a portable elliptical at a good price, but at that, one that takes innovative measures to counter the negative effects that result with the lighter class of ellipticals. The 18-lb inertia-enhanced wheel, oversized cushion pedals, and rear drive motor help to offset its lightness and keep you at a more natural, stable, and tailored posture throughout your rotation. Granted, it’s important to mention that the smoothness of the stride will likely not match the glide of many non-portable ellipticals, given the difference in weight.
NordicTrack refers to their unique storage feature as its Vertical SpaceSaver Design, which is similar to the SNAP technology they use in some of their Elite elliptical trainers. To stow away the SpaceSaver SE7i, simply fold the arms and console down to the base frame, then lift the elliptical to standing, and use the wheels to roll into storage.
The iFit Coach technology is a powerful tool that will give you access to essentially limitless training routines, making it well worth the additional monthly fee. The company will even send you a free wearable tracking device to compliment your fitness efforts when getting started. On top of its ability to provide meal plans and track nutrition, sleep, exercise, goals, and daily activity, you also have the option of using Google Maps, as the SpaceSaver SE7i will automatically adjust the incline to match the local terrain.
Even if you do not choose to subscribe to iFit Coach, there are still 24 built-in workouts to choose from, as well as a range of resistance and incline levels to play with. Trying different combinations of resistances and inclines will give you the ability to have a different workout experience each day, which can help keep you motivated in the long run.
It is somewhat of a stretch to identify any shortcomings of the SpaceSaver SE7i, as it is likely suitable for a wide range of trainees who are in the portable elliptical market. However, for those who are 6 feet or taller, the 18” stride of the SpaceSaver SE7i can be a limiting factor. If you are above 6 feet tall, it would be advantageous to look at ellipticals in the 20” or greater stride range in order to maximize your comfort and efficiency using the machine.
Final Word on the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical:
As a compact, portable elliptical, the SpaceSaver SE7i does everything it says it will do at a price comparable to what its weaker competitors may offer. With NordicTrack’s SpaceSaver SE7i, you’ll be getting a hassle-free machine, commercial grade ergonomic design and parts, and a fantastic, highly customizable workout regimen. That being said, make sure you do your research and take your height into account before making your final purchasing decision. Rating: 92/100.