Distinguished by its 38″ stride, the NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i is more than an elliptical trainer.
This unique three-in-one fitness machine is auto-adjustable to serve as three fitness machines in a single workout session: It offers the steep slope of a stair climber, the long gait of treadmill and the low-impact stride of a traditional elliptical.
In our honest review it’s a wonderfully dynamic way to train your whole body while being gentle to your joints.
Get the details from our complete review of the FS7i below.
|Resistance Type||Single touch incline or resistance|
|Stride Length||0" - 38"|
|Pedals||Adjustable & Oversized|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Wireless Chest Strap Included|
|Display||7" Web-Enabled Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||375 lbs|
|Dimensions||68.4" x 28.5" x 62"|
Parts: 5 Years
Labor: 2 Year
Rating: 94.5/100. The center drive NordicTrack FS7i is among the most dynamic elliptical trainers on the market. It not only has a 38″ maximum stride with power incline, but also has the modern tech that helps keep trainees motivated, fit and entertained. It’s engineered for remarkable smoothness (even compared with the typical well-made elliptical machine). This FreeStride Trainer carries the long warranty we’d expect on a $1,999 fitness machine too. The main potential drawback is its 20-pound drive, which isn’t powerful enough for elite athletes.
- Snap assembly makes set-up a breeze
- SMR Silent Magnetic Resistance
- Music friendly (iPod dock, speakers)
- 38″ adjustable stride for three-in-one effect
- 10 degree power incline
- Floating on air” design with belts instead of rails
- Enabled for iFit
- 7″ touch screen
- Web browser
- Center drive design feels stable
- Transport wheels
- Consumers have complained about customer service
- Not powerful enough for elite trainees
- Costs twice as much as standard ellipticals with comparable resistance
The NordicTrack FreeStride FS7i is expensive — but on the other hand, it’s a good value considering it’s a three-in-one fitness machine. It delivers the effects of a treadmill, a stairclimber and a standard elliptical. You can take long running strides without stressing your joints, take quick stair-steps or anything in between.
FreeStride Trainers can be great treadmill or elliptical alternatives for runners and walkers interested in cross training. The FS7i can push beginners and intermediate trainees to higher levels of fitness. It offers a 20-pound drive, 24 resistance levels and a 10 degree incline. This super-smooth elliptical alternative is also a great way for anyone to get cardio training with a lower risk of injury.
The FreeStride Trainer FS7i is preloaded with 35 workout apps. Each workout was designed by a certified personal trainer. The three main workout categories are calorie burn, intensity and performance.
For easy access to unlimited workout variety the FS7i is iFit-enabled. iFit members can download a new custom-tailored workout every day, use HD video workouts, set up an infinite variety of Google Maps™ workouts and more. The Google Maps™ workouts deliver interactive street views as the FreeStride Trainer adjusts its incline to mimic the actual terrain.
Freestride Trainer Features
The NordicTrack FS7i has a center drive design, which helps promote good posture and also helps keep the machine’s footprint small.
Its highlight is a 38″ stride. This power adjustable feature lets the machine deliver effects of a stairstepper, elliptical and treadmill. It operates even more smoothly than traditional ellipticals too, thanks to a “floating on air” belt system that replaces metal rails.
The control center is a great-looking 7″ touch screen with full color. It can show iFit’s high definition video and also has an Android web browser. The NordicTrack FS7i is also compatible with iPod and has Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.
For accurate data monitoring a wireless heart rate chest strap is included.
A water bottle is integrated with the trainer.
Warranty & Guarantee
NordicTrack FS7i warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years
NordicTrack has a 30-day money back guarantee on all exercise equipment.
FreeStride Trainers are unlike any other ellipticals. The FS7i is an appealing alternative for shoppers with cash to spare in exchange for versatility and high-tech features.