The rear drive NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i is among the most feature-rich new ellipticals with a sale price under $1,500.
Highlights include a 7-inch HD touch display with web browser, the option to use iFit, and a power incline to 10 degrees.
The SE9i can be assembled in just 15 minutes and folds for narrow storage.
Get the details from our complete NordicTrack SE9i review with pros and cons below.
|Resistance Type||SMR™ Silent Magnetic|
|Pedals||Adjustable & Oversized|
|Incline||0 - 10 Degrees|
|User Profiles||1 Users|
|Heart Rate||Dual-Grip CardioGrip™|
|Display||7" Full Color Touchscreen|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
|Dimensions||80" x 32" x 77"|
|Warranty||Frame: Lifetime Parts: 5 Years Labor: 2 Years|
Rating: 84.4/100. The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i elliptical is loaded with features to help keep you interested in workouts and on track to reach your goals. It’s the more advanced of two NordicTrack SpaceSaver ellipticals that were redesigned for 2017, with the cheaper option being the SE7i. Both have foldable frames, 18-inch strides, and 18-pound effective flywheels. What sets the SE9i apart? The most obvious advantage is a 7″ touch screen. The new SE9i’s screen is high definition — ideal for iFit video and interactive Google Maps workouts — plus it has a web browser. Another upgrade is wireless heart rate monitoring with a Bluetooth chest strap included. Other features to note for the SE9i are a power incline to 10 degrees and convenient handlebar-based controls for the incline and resistance. This fitness machine carries a long warranty (see below) and is likely to deliver its money’s worth in hassle-free workouts.
Any possible drawbacks? Taller trainees might feel restricted by the SpaceSaver’s 18″ path. Also, because the SpaceSaver has a light drive, it isn’t the best elliptical for advanced training and won’t feel as smooth as a club-quality elliptical. Other NordicTrack elliptical series cater to shoppers seeking longer strides and heavier drives.
- Assembly takes about 15 minutes
- 7″ touch screen
- 24 resistance levels with digital control
- Power incline (10 degrees)
- Resistance and incline controls on handlebars
- 30 workout apps
- Web browser
- iPod-compatible (2″ speakers)
- Bluetooth strap included for wireless pulse data
- Very small footprint when folded
- Excellent warranty
- Slow customer service
- Flywheel isn’t heavy enough for advanced athletes or heavy trainees; see the NordicTrack Front Drive Series for ellipticals with more force and smoother rides
The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i elliptical is easily assembled, a great motivator, and foldable for your convenience. New for 2017 the SE9i has a high-definition touchscreen that can show the web, 30 preset workout programs, and iFit’s many popular features: scenic Google Maps workouts, video from the world’s leading personal trainers, automated stats logging, and more. This fitness machine is an especially good match for shorter trainees, as it has an 18-inch stride instead of the standard 20-inch. Compared with health club ellipticals it provides relatively light resistance, but a novice can get a well-customized challenge from 24 tension levels plus a slight power incline. Here are details about the workout programs, other features and warranty package.
The NordicTrack SE9i has 30 personal training apps built into its console. These apps control the pedals’ resistance and incline to help you meet goals in various categories such as calorie burn and endurance. These programs take the guesswork out of training and let you get started with efficient workouts right away.
Demos of iFit Coach are included, and with a yearly iFit Coach membership you can download a new workout program anytime. The SE9i’s HD touch screen can access iFit video workouts, unlimited personal training routines designed by experts, and unlimited Google Maps workouts. Google Maps workouts let you simulate outdoor hiking with Street Views on a high-def screen. The elliptical incline can tilt up to 10 degrees to mimic the topography of your chosen route.
SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical Features
The SpaceSaver frame design helps you make the most of your living area. The new SE9i for 2017 has an 80″ x 32″ footprint when in use, but it can easily be made compact for storage and has transport wheels attached. Safely moving the machine takes two people, according to the user manual, because of its size and weight.
The main control center is a 7″ HD touchscreen. Here you can access 30 built-in workouts, use the iFit app, and surf the web with an Android browser.
A bracket is included to hold your own tablet computer. You can use your tablet as a secondary monitor, and it can run iFit while you use other apps for entertainment/multitasking.
An iPod-compatible port and a set of 3-inch speakers are integrated with the console.
Moving and stationary handlebars are included. The stationary handlebars have built-in pulse sensors. The moving handlebars have fingertip-based controls for resistance and incline.
A chest strap is included for wireless heart rate monitoring.
SpaceSaver ellipticals have effectively 18-pound flywheels. The SE9i has 24 resistance settings.
To add a cardio challenge and help you target-tone your muscles, the pedals have power incline settings up to 10 degrees.
The pedals are oversized and cushioned to help make elliptical training especially comfortable.
Assembling a SpaceSaver elliptical is easy and takes about 15 minutes. The main tasks of assembly are attaching the moving handlebars and two stabilizers. Two people should work on attaching the stabilizers because this step involves tilting the machine.
Warranty & Guarantee
The factory-direct SpaceSaver SE9i elliptical warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 5 Years
– Labor: 2 Years
Extended warranties are available.
NordicTrack provides a 30-day money back guarantee on all exercise equipment.
In terms of motivation and exercise guidance, the new NordicTrack SE9i is a top option for beginning to intermediate trainees who fit its 18″ stride. Just keep in mind that the dashboard electronics and foldable frame contribute a good deal to the price, and you might prefer to put that money toward a more powerful trainer with a smoother-running drive. For a similar price, you can buy an elliptical trainer that might not fold or have a high-def display but can support more advanced athletic performance.