Simple yet capable, the NordicTrack C 7.5 is a budget-friendly elliptical trainer with iPod dock and iFit technology.
Key points include a 20-pound flywheel, a 20″ stride, and extra challenge from a maximum 20 degree incline.
Read all about the pros and cons in our full NordicTrack C 7.5 elliptical review below.
|Model||NordicTrack C 7.5|
|Resistance Type||SMR™ Silent Magnetic|
|Stride Length||18" - 20"|
|Pedals||Adjustable & Oversized|
|Incline||0 - 20 degrees|
|User Profiles||1 User|
|Heart Rate||Integrated EKG pulse grip|
|Display||5" Backlit Display|
|Max. Weight||325 lbs|
|Dimensions||67.1" x 30" x 69.1"|
|Warranty||Frame: Lifetime Parts: 2 Years Labor: 1 Year|
Rating: 88.5/100. The C 7.5 is one of NordicTrack’s most affordable front drive elliptical trainers, but it has plenty to offer. Examples of its good quality basics are a 20″ stride and 20-pound drive; other ellipticals in this price class skimp on the path length and resistance. For added challenge you can use the power incline, which has a maximum grade of 20 degrees. And then we get to the extras…
The C 7.5 console helps make training easy with 26 preset workouts. For unlimited workout variety you can add your tablet computer and connect an iFit membership. This will let your tablet computer serve as the elliptical monitor (in place of a 5″ data screen). With iFit you can download professional workouts, use advanced stats tracking, use Google Maps workouts and more.
This elliptical has iPod compatibility, a large workout fan and other perks. Here are points to consider before bringing the C 7.5 home.
- 20-pound flywheel
- 22 resistance levels
- Silent Magnetic Resistance (SMR™)
- 20″ stride
- Power incline of 0 degrees to 20 degrees
- Moving arm bars
- Resistance and incline controls on handlebars
- 26 built-in workouts
- iPod-compatible (Dock and 2″ speakers)
- Grip pulse readers
- Water bottle holder
- Transport wheels
- Good warranty for machine sale price
- Customer service can be slow at times depending on what time of year it is.
- Not for advanced trainees
With its online discount price the NordicTrack C 7.5 is a top elliptical under $800. Trainees get good performance basics plus extras for motivation (iPod speakers, 26 workout programs, iFit technology and a tablet computer holder). Overall it’s a good fit for novices through intermediate level elliptical trainees. The parts are under warranty for two years and customers get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Trainees can choose from built-in programs and workouts that are downloaded with iFit membership.
Built-in programs: The NordicTrack C 7.5 is preloaded with 26 workouts, all designed by a certified personal trainer. Each program controls the elliptical machine’s resistance and incline. (Altogether they can draw from 22 resistance levels and inclines up to 20 degrees.) Your progress is shown on a 5″ display with backlighting.
iFit: For unlimited workout variety the C 7.5 elliptical is iFit-enabled. Using iFit you’ll cover the 5″ screen with your own tablet computer to see high definition video workouts, use interactive Google Maps workouts and download unlimited professional training programs. iFit also lets you use advanced stats tracking and get other benefits. An iFit subscription costs $99/year and allows up to four user profiles.
NordicTrack C 7.5 Features
The NordicTrack C 7.5 is compatible with iPods and other MP3 players. It has a port and 2″ Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers.
The first control center for workouts and accessing your own MP3s is a 5″ screen with backlighting. Here you can scroll through the elliptical’s 26 built-in workouts and also set your music playlist.
The second control center, potentially, is your own tablet computer. Your tablet computer will serve as the monitor if you use this elliptical with iFit. The tablet computer holder also makes it easy to access your apps during workouts.
This NordicTrack C Series elliptical has a maximum 20″ stride. Your stride will shorten if you increase the incline.
The flywheel weighs 20 pounds, which is impressive for a budget elliptical drive. It’s part of a quiet magnetic resistance system. You can choose from 22 resistance levels.
A power ramp of up to 20 degrees offers extra challenge. Use the ramp for more dramatic calorie burn and targeted muscle toning.
For heart rate monitoring the C 7.5 has contact heart rate sensors on the handlebars.
Warranty & Guarantee
The NordicTrack C 7.5 warranty includes:
– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 2 Years
– Labor: 1 Years
NordicTrack also includes a 30-day money back guarantee.
On sale for $799 the NordicTrack C 7.5 is a best buy elliptical for not-so-advanced elliptical trainers. It offers a competitive combination of performance, extras and consumer protections for its price.