For intermediate trainees of average to taller heights, the NordicTrack E 11.9 is among the most effective and feature-rich ellipticals under $1000. This front drive elliptical has a 20” – 22” power adjustable stride, a 7” touch screen control panel with web browser and 32 workouts, and an iFit-enabled console for unlimited workout variety.
Sale priced online for for just $999, this elliptical easily catches a second glance. But is it the best choice for your home workouts? Learn more by reading FitRated’s honest review of the NordicTrack E 11.9 below.
Wondering if the NordicTrack E 11.9 is your best bet? Compare it to similar ellipticals at the pages below:
|Model||NordicTrack E 11.9|
|Resistance Type||Silent Magnetic Resistance|
|Stride Length||18" - 20"|
|Pedals||Adjustable & Oversized|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Display||7" Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||350 lbs|
|Dimensions||67.1" x 25" x 69.1"|
Parts: 3 Years
Labor: 1 Year
Rating: 90.8/100. The E 11.9 is one of NordicTrack’s lowest-priced front drive elliptical trainers. Before all its extras are considered, its main advantages are a long maximum stride and a compact machine size. Like many NordicTrack ellipticals today the E 11.9 is equipped with lots of high-tech features too. The centerpiece is a full-color 7” touch screen display. From here you can easily choose from 32 preset workouts or use iFit’s immersive and personalized training features. The machine is also iPod-compatible and has 2” speakers.
The NordicTrack E 11.9 offers a generous range of challenge for many trainees, particularly because the maximum resistance level of its somewhat modest 20-pound drive can be amplified with a steep incline. Even so, the heavier drives on other NordicTrack ellipticals such as the Elite 12.9 are recommended for more advanced training and for trainees who carry more weight.
Here are advantages and possible drawbacks of choosing the NordicTrack E 11.9.
– SMR™ Silent Magnetic Resistance
– 18” to 20” stride
– Power ramp of 3 degrees to 20 degrees
– Resistance and incline controls on handlebars
– 32 built-in workouts
– iFit-enabled with Google Maps™ workouts
– 7” touch screen
– iPod-compatible (2” speakers)
– Wireless heart rate monitor (Chest strap included)
– Water bottle holder
– Small footprint
– Competitive parts warranty (Three years)
– NordicTrack’s customer service often gets negative reviews
– The flywheel isn’t the best for heavy duty training
Here are two alternatives with heavier drives.
– NordicTrack Elite 12.9
– Sole E25
The NordicTrack E 11.9 packs plenty of features into a small space. The power-adjustable stride of 18” to 20” helps this elliptical support the natural gait of a wide range of trainees. This fitness machine also keeps exercise interesting with advanced electronics for convenience, workout variety and entertainment.
The 67.1″ L x 25″ W elliptical frame is topped with a full-color 7” touch screen control center. From here you can choose from 32 preset workouts or control the machine’s resistance and incline yourself using One Touch controls. For literally infinite workout variety and personalized elliptical training programs, you can also access an iFit membership with its touch screen. Another neat feature is the integrated Android web browser.
The E 11.9’s front drive design helps keep the footprint small, but some trainees prefer a rear drive or center drive elliptical for a better sense of balance. Its 20-pound flywheel is one of NordicTrack’s lighter elliptical drives.
The NordicTrack E 11.9 is preloaded with 32 workouts. By automating the elliptical’s resistance levels and incline, these programs make it easier to meet your fitness goals. Each was designed by a certified personal trainer and looks great on the console’s 7” full-color touch screen display.
For unlimited workout variety the E 11.9 is iFit-enabled. Using the same 7” touch screen that’s used for the standard workouts, you can access iFit’s ever-growing library of high definition video workouts. You can also download unlimited personalized routines and experience an infinite variety of Google Maps™ immersive workouts.
iFit subscriptions cost $99/year or $9.99/month. A wireless home Internet connection is required.
This NordicTrack elliptical can easily adjust to fit different users with its 18” – 20” stride. The stride length is power-adjustable too, so you can change it during workouts to target different muscle groups.
A fun and practical feature is the automated incline of 3 degrees to 20 degrees. It brings an instant metabolic boost and is excellent for targeted muscle toning.
You can even use it to experience actual terrain along any Google Maps™ route.
The flywheel weighs 20 pounds. You can choose from 24 resistance levels.
The control center for workouts and entertainment is a full-color 7” touch screen, which also has an Android web browser.
For heart rate monitoring the elliptical is compatible with a wireless chest strap. It also has contact pulse sensors on the handlebars.
The NordicTrack E 11.9 is compatible with iPods. It has a port and Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.
Warranty & Guaranty
NordicTrack E 11.9 warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 3 Years
– Labor: 1 Year
NordicTrack includes a 30-day money back guarantee.
The $999 NordicTrack E 11.9 is a good low-priced option for home elliptical training. In many households it can meet the needs of each trainee. Still, for the heaviest training sessions it isn’t the best option. We’d recommend moving up to NordicTrack’s Elite Series.