NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Review

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical Rating

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Detailed Overview

On the hunt for a new elliptical, but worried where it will fit into your home? The SpaceSaver SE7i is the entry-level model in NordicTrack’s rear-drive series for 2021, followed only by the SpaceSaver SE9i. Both models have foldable frames and transport wheels for easy storage and repositioning after workouts, as well as 18-inch footpaths, and 18-pound flywheels, as well as 22 levels of silent magnetic resistance. Although both machines are iFit-enabled, the SE7i is lower priced primarily because it’s a bring-your-own-touchscreen elliptical trainer. It does have 10-inch HD Smart touchscreen, while the SE9i has a 14-inch HD Smart touchscreen.

Other key specs for the SE7i are Bluetooth audio capability and Google Maps technology, along with automatic trainer control, a workout fan, a water bottle holder and a two-year parts warranty. Other big benefits include a free 30-day membership with iFit’s Family Membership plan, normally priced at $39/month.

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Our Favorite Features

  • Easy assembly in about 15 minutes
  • Space-saving design with a foldable frame
  • Silent Magnetic Resistance with 22 levels
  • Rear drive design is easy on the back
  • Automatic trainer control for real-time training
  • iFit-enabled for interactive training
  • Cushioned, oversized and adjustable pedals for good ergonomics
  • Workout fan and water bottle holder to keep you comfortable

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical - Notable Specs:

Overall Rating:4-stars
Compact / Folding:Yes
Stride Length:18 inches
Flywheel:18 LB
Weight Capacity:325 LBS
Dimensions:80" L x 32" W x 67" H

Our Least Favorite Features

  • Does not have a wireless pulse receiver
  • Smaller LCD screen as opposed to the SE9i’s 14-inch HD touchscreen
  • 18 lb. flywheel produces less smooth rides compared to heavier drives
  • 18-inch stride is too short for some trainees

The Bottom Line

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i is best for shoppers seeking a compact elliptical trainer that’s more durable and offers more features than many of the other portable alternatives on the market. Although this trainer isn’t meant for heavy traffic, it does offer great value. Even though the SE7i earns a lower score than other NordicTrack ellipticals, it’s still a strong machine depending on your workout needs and budget.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is a NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i elliptical worth it?

This is a go-to machine for budget-minded folks who want a quality piece of equipment and don't need a lot of bells and whistles.

How much does the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i weigh?

The unit is 215 pounds in-box.

How do you fold the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i?

Very easily. With the push of a couple of buttons, this machine folds up vertically.

How long does it take to assemble the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i?

If you're handy, this machine can be assembled in under half an hour. It always helps to have a few friends assist.

Can you use the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i without an iFit subscription?

Yes, the machine can be used in manual mode.

Can I play my music via the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Bluetooth?

Yes, Bluetooth audio capability is a key feature.

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