For many people, the issue of whether they should invest in an elliptical trainer is the space it takes up. Gym equipment, particularly in the past, was always on the large size. Although many are still just as big these days, this problem is being addressed by many of the big names in the industry. One of those names includes NordicTrack, who have really pushed forward to become one of the leaders in the at home gym equipment market.
Their elliptical machines, for instance, often feature space-saving technology that enables them to be folded away when they are not in use. Like this NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical. That’s not the only reason why you should consider one of these great machines, though, as you will see in the following review as we look at many of the great features it offers.
The features of an elliptical trainer are the things that help you to determine whether it is right for you or you are better off investing in another. With NordicTrack, a company who have been in the industry for several decades, they are renowned for their feature-packed approach to designing elliptical trainers. With the SpaceSaver SE9i this is no different.
For example, as well as the and in the title SpaceSaver engineering technology, you also get a high level of resistance adjustability, a heavy inertia-enhanced flywheel and SMR and an extensive range of preprogrammed workouts and extras through iFit. Let’s look at some of these key features in greater detail.
SpaceSaver Build and Design
Space is a huge factor to consider when investing in an elliptical trainer, as we’ve already noted. With the SE9i elliptical you get a machine that has been designed to save you vertical space as it can be folded up into a very slim and compact package. There is no need to try and navigate around it as you go about your day to day life and you certainly don’t need to start using it as clothes horse to justify its existence. You simply fold it open when you want to use it and close it up into itself again when you are finished.
Inertia-Enhanced Flywheel And SMR
Another major concern when buying at home exercise machines, particularly if you live as part of a family or share with others or simply have neighbor’s homes directly on the opposite side of your walls, is the noise level. Silent Magnetic Resistance in conjunction with the heavy and reliable 18-pounds inertia-enhanced flywheel, not only provides a stable and steady machine to work out, but also an almost completely silent one.
Similarly, to the ProForm machines that are made as part of the larger company behind the NordicTrack ellipticals, the SE9i benefits from iFit connectivity. This helps to provide you with a versatile range of interactive workouts to follow along with your smartphone or tablet. You have the choice of indoor and outdoor workouts to participate in. With the outdoor ones you can follow some of the world’s best personal trainers as they work out around the mountainous peaks in New Zealand or the streets of Paris.
Whereas with the indoor workouts you are led in high-octane, heart-pounding workouts.
Compared to many others at the same price point on the market these days, the NordicTrack SE9i stands out because it offers a little more in the way of resistance settings. You don’t just get 10 different levels or even 20, you get 24 different levels of resistance to really challenge you.
- iFit connectivity
- 24 levels of adjustable resistance
- SpaceSaver design helps to save you vertical space
- Soft and stable operation thanks to SMR and 18lb inertia-driven flywheel
- The screen is a little on the small size
No, it works connected to the wall socket
Some users report that the fan works normally but doesnt have much potency. So it is probably better to get some extra fan(s) for hotter days
All in all, the SE9i is a good addition to the NordicTrack family of elliptical trainers. For such a stable and reliably strong machine, it’s kinda surprising just how streamlined and compact it looks once it has been folded down. We love that although that is a key selling point, it’s not the only great thing about this machine as it also offers a smooth and quiet run and a wide selection of different workout options and adjustable settings to keep your workouts fresh and engaging.
Specification: NordicTrack Spacesaver SE9i Elliptical Trainers
$1000 – $1500, $1500 – $2000
|Max User Weight|
|Computer / Display|
7” Smart HD Touchscreen
10-Year Frame, 2 Year Parts, 1-Year Labor
Vertical SpaceSaver® Design, Rear-mounted Transport Wheels, Out-of-the-Box Easy Assembly, Interactive Personal Training
78.7 x 31.9 x 66.4 Inches
0 – 10° Power Adjustable
Two 2” Digitally Amplified Speakers, Auxiliary Music Port
|Heart Rate Monitoring|
EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate Monitor
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